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MMO 2015 Season Preview: American League West

An article by posted on April 3, 2015 0 Comments
MMO 2015 Season Preview: American League West

Texas Rangers – 5th Place Key additions: Yovani Gallardo Key subtractions: Alex Rios, Jason Frasor and sort of Yu Darvish In what I expect to be the best division in the American League, I can’t find a reason to give Texas anything higher than 4th place. Since I think Houston will be young and fun enough to […]

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2015 Season Preview: American League Central

An article by posted on April 2, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Season Preview: American League Central

Minnesota Twins – 5th Place Key additions: Torii Hunter & Ervin Santana Key subtractions: I guess none?  Generally speaking, this team is hoping that their days of rebuilding are drawing to a close. They brought back Torii Hunter, most likely to give fans a reason to come to the ballpark – and though there’s nothing bad you […]

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MMO 2015 Season Preview: American League East

An article by posted on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
MMO 2015 Season Preview: American League East

There is just something about March Madness that gets me so jacked up! No, it’s not the random 14 seed that hits a 3 pointer to seal an upset win over a #3 seed. It isn’t the cutting of the nets, the strive for perfection, or listening to Jay Bilas tell me how to fill […]

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How Much Of A Sure Thing Are The Nationals?

An article by posted on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
How Much Of A Sure Thing Are The Nationals?

Everyone has the Nationals as a lock? GREAT! Hope the Nats are thinking the same thing too! The Nationals made a big off season splash inking Max Scherzer. They signed him for seven years but backloaded the contract so this year it is only $10MM, $15MM for the three years after that, $35MM for the […]

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The Harsh Realities Of Cost Control vs. Player Development

An article by posted on March 10, 2015 0 Comments
The Harsh Realities Of Cost Control vs. Player Development

The Mets of recent years, while not experiencing a lot of success at the major league level, have slowly and patiently reconstructed a minor league system that is a consensus top 5 ranked organization. The front office has been patient and careful with this talent, perhaps to a fault. The Mets have been in need of […]

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Ranking the NL East Catchers

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East Catchers

How do the National League East Catchers shake out? There can be a lot of debate on this list, and by mid-season this list may be completely different – but let’s take a look and see how they currently rank… 1. Wilson Ramos (Nationals) – Ramos is the best catcher in the East. He gunned […]

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Phillies’ Cole Hamels Wants To Be Traded

An article by posted on February 19, 2015 0 Comments
Phillies’ Cole Hamels Wants To Be Traded

In an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Phillies ace Cole Hamels admitted he wants to be traded. Said Hamels: “I just want to win. That’s all. That’s all any competitor wants. And I know it’s not going to happen here. This isn’t what I expected. It’s not what the Phillies expected, either. But […]

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Even In Defeat, A-Rod’s Still A Winner

An article by posted on February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Even In Defeat, A-Rod’s Still A Winner

Alex Rodriguez‘s handwritten apology letter released to the media yesterday was a joke. It was authentic A-Rod: cold, unforgiving, and insincere. In a letter that should be the most humble apology we’ve ever heard, he didn’t explain himself. He didn’t even say what he did. He called his steroid use “the mistakes that led to my […]

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Ranking the NL East Right Fielders

An article by posted on February 16, 2015 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East Right Fielders

1. Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins) – There is no question who is the Top Dog. The only possible question mark about Stanton is if there will be any residual effect from the horrific beaning he took which ended his 2014 season (which does make me wonder if that played any factor in agreeing to sign long term […]

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That’s The Signpost Up Ahead, Your Next Stop, The Manfred Zone

An article by posted on February 8, 2015 0 Comments
That’s The Signpost Up Ahead, Your Next Stop, The Manfred Zone

The date is Tuesday, October 6, 2015 and we made it. Finally. After 8 draining tedious seasons, the Mets have returned to the post-season. 90 wins netted us the second wildcard spot. In order to face St. Louis in the LDS and avenge 2006 all we must do is win a one-game wild card elimination. […]

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