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MLB Second Half Question Marks: Buyers and Sellers

In case the thousand mentions of the Robinson Cano/Kansas City feud weren’t obvious enough, the slowest days of the sports year are upon us. There’s plenty to ponder, though, as the second half of the season gets underway Thursday. First, the obvious question: Which National League Team Will Win the World Series? 15 of the Keep Reading

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“Running it deep” is not allowed in Kauffman Stadium

Pathetic as this post is, more to come tomorrow, as I am writing from the car, in search of the next adventure of the evening.

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Real All-Star Teams: American League

Here we will try to pick the 34 best players to fill out each league’s All-Star Roster. Next up is the American League. Players Considered: Let’s start with the position players. Our goal here is to select 20 or so players to fill out the AL roster as well as possible. Catcher – Considered: Matt Wieters, Jarrod Keep Reading

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Real All-Star Teams: National League

Here we will try to pick the 34 best players to fill out each league’s All-Star Roster. First up is the National League. Players Considered: Let’s start with the position players. Our goal here is to select 20 or so players to fill out the NL roster as well as possible. Catcher – Considered: Buster Keep Reading

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MLB Contraction Could Be on the Horizon Pt. 2

Read Part 1 Here. When dealing with one of the best unions in the country, you want leverage. You need leverage. Threatening to disband an entire franchise and thus eliminating 25 jobs can do the trick -if you can make the other side believe it’s a legitimate possibility. The Tampa Bay Rays are a fine Keep Reading

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Top MLB Rivalries of 2012

For more than a century, Major League Baseball has been home to some of the most competitive and long-lasting rivalries in the history of professional sports. Whether it’s the legendary rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, or more modern rivalries between expansion teams, the league is full of hometown pride Keep Reading

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MLB Contraction Could Be on the Horizon Pt. 1

A few weeks ago I wrote about geographic realignment in baseball and said it wouldn’t be the craziest thing to happen to Major League Baseball in the next decade. That would be contraction, and it could be coming to a league champion near you. The Tampa Bay Rays won the American League in 2008 and Keep Reading

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St. Louis Cardinals: Worth Repeating?

Last year, the St. Louis Cardinals followed a long and winding path that led them to one of the greatest comebacks in Major League history and eventually a World Series victory. It was a bizarre year. It was plagued with injuries and upsets. More than anything, it was a season that could never be repeated. Keep Reading

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Matt Cain Perfect. Are No-Hitters Getting Boring?

Wednesday night, San Francisco Giants was perfect on the mound against the Houston Astros. Cain also struck out 14 Astros in the Giants’ 10-0, tied for the most strikeouts in a perfect game. Cain’s perfect game marks the 22nd in MLB history and the second of the 2012 season. Philip Humber tossed a perfect game  on April Keep Reading

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The Seattle Mariners Combined No Hitter Raises Questions

Seattle Mariners – 1  Los Angeles Dodgers – 0 On Friday night at Safeco Field in Seattle, Tom Wilhelmsen delivered the Mariners 114th pitch of the game to Andre Eithier of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Unbeknownst to Tom, Eithier’s sharp hit ground ball to second would complete the 10th combined no hitter in big league Keep Reading

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