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NL East Arms Race

An article by posted on February 2, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Arms Race

Atlanta Braves Tim Hudson Jair Jurrjens Tommy Hanson Brandon Beachy Mike Minor/Julio Teheran Miami Marlins Josh Johnson Mark Buehrle Ricky Nolasco Carlos Zambrano Anibal Sanchez New York Mets Johan Santana R.A. Dickey Jon Niese Mike Pelfrey Dillon Gee Philadelphia Phillies Roy Halladay Cliff Lee Cole Hamels Vance Worley Joe Blanton Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg Gio […]

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NL East Notes: Phillies Sign Chad Qualls, Johnson Wants Bryce Harper In RF Opening Day

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Notes: Phillies Sign Chad Qualls, Johnson Wants Bryce Harper In RF Opening Day

Here’s a couple of interesting notes from our NL East foes… Right-handed reliever Chad Qualls has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Qualls, 33, has made 512 appearances over the last seven years – the most in the majors. He gets a one-year deal worth $1.15 million and is expected to go at the […]

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Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

An article by posted on January 31, 2012 0 Comments
Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

Ronald Blum of the Denver Post reported yesterday that commissioner Bud Selig expects baseball to expand its playoffs this season. “I really believe we’ll have the wild card for 2012, this year,” Selig said Friday night in Chicago at a White Sox fan festival. “Clubs really want it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an issue […]

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Mets Eye Candy: The Premier Edition

An article by posted on January 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Eye Candy: The Premier Edition

Sometimes I’ll find myself doing a Google search to find some info on a particular player for a blog post I’m working on and I get sidetracked and end up stumbling onto something else instead. Does that ever happen to you? I’m a sucker for Mets oddball stuff and I’m hoping you are to. There’s so much […]

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Bryce Harper Headlines MLB’s Top 10 Outfield Prospects

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
Bryce Harper Headlines MLB’s Top 10 Outfield Prospects

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo completed his final installment of his Top 10 prospects at each position and ranks the game’s top outfield prospects. 1. Bryce Harper, Nationals: Harper might play all of the 2012 season at age 19, but it would be a mistake to think that’s a reason he won’t be in Washington this year. All signs […]

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LaRussa To Manage 2012 NL All Star Team

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
LaRussa To Manage 2012 NL All Star Team

Looks like we haven’t seen the last of Tony LaRussa yet. The recently retired Cardinals skipper will serve as the manager of the National League All-Star team for the 2012 Midsummer Classic at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on July 10th. La Russa will become the second retired manager to lead an All-Star squad. Hall of Fame […]

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MLB’s Top 10 Second Base Prospects Features Reese Havens

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments
MLB’s Top 10 Second Base Prospects Features Reese Havens

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo is continues to roll out his Top 10 prospects at each position as he moves onto second basemen. 1. Cory Spangenberg, Padres: Spangenberg became a great example of the benefits of signing early — getting out and racking up 330 plate appearances while many of his fellow 2011 first-rounders were sitting around and waiting […]

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Tom Seaver On Pitch Counts and Gil Hodges’ HOF Chances

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments
Tom Seaver On Pitch Counts and Gil Hodges’ HOF Chances

Q. Ryan has campaigned against pitch counts. Do you agree? A. There’s nothing wrong with pitch counts. But there’s an addendum to that. I presume Nolan thinks the same way. But it isn’t a blanket pitch count. People say, “I bet the pitch count drives you nuts.” Heck no. I had a pitch count. My […]

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MLB’s Top 10 Third Base Prospects Features Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
MLB’s Top 10 Third Base Prospects Features Wilmer Flores

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo is continues to roll out his Top 10 prospects at each position as he moves onto third basemen. 1. Nolan Arenado, Rockies: Sometimes a player gets knocked unfairly because of his surroundings. It’s not Arenado’s fault he played in the hitting-friendly California League and then the equally cozy Arizona Fall League in 2011. What […]

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Niese, Davis On Top 100 Major Leaguers 25 and Under

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Niese, Davis On Top 100 Major Leaguers 25 and Under

    Matt Garrioch of Minor League Baseball Prospects (MILB Prospects) compiled a great ranking of the best players that are 25 or under. His list featured two Mets with Jon Niese at No. 64 and Ike Davis at No. 68, but oddly enough, Fernando Martinez now of the Astros checked in at No. 95. […]

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