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Does Length Matter? MLB Says Yes.

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Does Length Matter? MLB Says Yes.

Titanic is one of Hollywood’s most successful films. Winner of an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards, the James Cameron blockbuster ran 3 hours 14 minutes. The Kevin Costner classic Dances With Wolves won 7 Academy Awards and was exactly 3 hours. The most frequently quoted movie of the last 20 years is Pulp Fiction. Tarantino’s masterpiece […]

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What Michael Cuddyer Signing Says About Free Agency

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
What Michael Cuddyer Signing Says About Free Agency

The deal between the Mets and Michael Cuddyer made me a little sick and a little confused and a little perplexed and a little vindicated. That’s a lot for a Monday. What we have here is a 36-year-old who has a career .261/.328/.425 slash on the road, plays terrible defense, can’t stay on the field […]

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Dodgers Are Aggressively Shopping Kemp, Crawford and Ethier

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Dodgers Are Aggressively Shopping Kemp, Crawford and Ethier

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported via Twitter on Sunday night, that the Los Angeles Dodgers are aggressively trying to move one of Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, or Matt Kemp. This comes as no surprise since Yasiel Puig has burst onto the scene and with super-prospect Joc Pederson ready to go. The Dodgers are stuck […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Yasmani Tomas, RF/LF

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Yasmani Tomas, RF/LF

Yasmani Tomas Position: Right/Left Field Bats: Right, Throws: Right  Age on Opening Day: 24 2014 Snapshot Compared to his 2012 and 2013 seasons, Tomas’ 2014 season saw a big drop in production in the Serie Nacional, the main baseball league in Cuba. In 68 games last season (seasons are significantly shorter in Cuba), Tomas hit […]

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2014 Free Agent Review: The Long Term Deals (Part 1 of 3)

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Free Agent Review: The Long Term Deals (Part 1 of 3)

Baseball is a game that is constantly evolving and the team’s that successfully navigate the natural growth of the sport are identifying their strengths and maximizing the results.  The traditional format of growing pitching and buying bats is transitioning into an all organic format.   The majority of playoff quality teams are rounding out their lineups of homegrown […]

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Working The Count vs. Looking To Make Contact

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Working The Count vs. Looking To Make Contact

“If there is anything underrated about the Giants,” John Harper of the Daily News writes. “It’s the pressure they put on defenses with an old-school offensive approach that is more about attacking aggressively than working counts. Partly as a result, they’ve managed to score 10 runs in this postseason on plays where they didn’t produce […]

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Morning Grind: James Shields Should Stay in Kansas City

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Morning Grind: James Shields Should Stay in Kansas City

Big Game James Shields will likely leave Kansas City this offseason and will command a hefty deal in free agency this offseason. But if the Royals win the World Series, he should consider staying. While I certainly won’t begrudge Shields the opportunity to enter free agency as a top flight, durable pitcher who may command […]

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Money Alone Won’t Buy Us Wins…

An article by posted on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Money Alone Won’t Buy Us Wins…

Money can buy you a lot of stuff but they say money can’t buy the really important things like love and happiness. Still it’s nice to think about what you might do if you had unlimited cash reserves. I would get my dog his own live-in dog groomer for instance … tired of him stinking […]

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Young Fans Are Being Denied Great October Baseball

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Young Fans Are Being Denied Great October Baseball

Last night the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants played an incredible baseball game. There were big hits, huge strikeouts and some of the most heads-up baseball I’ve seen in a long time (see Matt Duffy running the bases). A few minutes before midnight, after the Giants tied the game in the 9th inning, […]

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The 2,700 Hit Club Not in the Hall of Fame

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
The 2,700 Hit Club Not in the Hall of Fame

There have been 65 players in MLB history that have racked up at least 2,700 hits. 3,000 hits has been a magic benchmark, but to get 2,700 hits – if you’re not in the Hall of Fame – you’re just one notch below. So who are the members of the 2,700 hit club that aren’t […]

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