Archive for November, 2014

The ballot for the 2015 MLB Hall of Fame voting has been announced, and it’s highlighted by superstars, and near sure bets, in Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. Also included in the new additions are John Smoltz, Carlos Delgado, Gary Sheffield, Nomar Garciaparra, Troy Percival, Rich Aurilia, Aaron Boone, Tony Clark, Jermaine Dye, Darin Erstad, Cliff Floyd, Brian Giles, Tom Gordon, Eddie Guardado, and Jason Schmidt. This is the first […]

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With MLB free agency in full swing, one by one the big names are starting to drop off the board. Today, one of the biggest stars in the game is headed to one of the most storied franchises and one of the rising stars in the league has solidified his place in Seattle for the […]

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Oh boy, here we go. As a baseball fan, we can mark Monday, November 17th, 2014 as the start to the Major League Baseball offseason. Yeah, I realize the “offseason” starts after the World Series, but this is what there is to look forward to. The trades. The free agent signings. The rumor mill. Does it […]

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Set the scene. There you are, sitting in a garish ballpark draped in bright greens and deep blues. In the outfield is a monstrosity of a monument to the excess of baseball stadiums. Then you see this… Your browser does not support iframes. Every time this hulk of a power hitter sends a baseball into […]

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It annoys me that I’m even writing about the idiotic “controversy” that has surrounded Derrick Rose for the past few days, but considering people won’t stop talking about it, there doesn’t seem to be any other option. First, the context. The following is what Rose said about missing games this season. I know a lot […]

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Prior to Masahiro Tanaka being posted during the 2013-14 MLB offseason, MLB and NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) reached a new agreement to override the old posting system.1 However, only players coming from NPB are part of this new system. Players from other leagues all around the world, though effectively just South Korea currently, are subject […]

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No matter the makeup of their squad, every team needs player who steps up for the team. No matter whether such players are on the first or fourth line, it is important to highlight these unsung heroes. For many of these guys, they are players whose name and number aren’t usually seen on the backs […]

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The NBA is finally back. Since the Spurs took home the trophy back in June, we have anxiously waited for the new season, but it’s finally here. After the draft, summer league and preseason ball, we can now watch meaningful NBA basketball. Before the season began, there were a lot of questions regarding teams that […]

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The World Series has wrapped up and my favorite time of the year has finally begun: MLB Free Agency. Christmas and Thanksgiving are pretty cool too, but my heart is with the millions of dollars thrown to pitchers and power hitters in early November. Can you blame me? While we sit at home and read […]

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Since its inception, the MLB qualifying offer has plummeted the value of a certain level of free agent. Last season we saw Stephen Drew reject the qualifying offer and go unsigned until re-signing with the team that qualified him, the Boston Red Sox, for $10.1 million. A full $4 million below the offer he rejected to […]

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The Twins announced on Monday that they would hire Paul Molitor as manager, replacing Ron Gardenhire who was fired after the team suffered through four straight years of at least 92 losses. Molitor and Minnesota have agreed to a three year contract, though salary details have not been made available at this time. Molitor was […]

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It was announced that the Cubs would be signing Joe Maddon a few days ago, but the details of his deal weren’t originally released. Now we’re hearing that the new Cubs skipper has a 5-year contract, worth about $25 million total, plus incentives. That’s a hefty sum, equaling the yearly figure of top-tier managers like Mike […]

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((MVP odds from Crystal Sports Book)) LeBron James Coming into the season, it seems like LeBron is the favorite to win the MVP. After all, he is on a team expected to at least make the Eastern Conference Finals, he’s got the narrative of coming back to Cleveland, and then there’s the small detail of […]

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