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Lessons In Latin America: The Dominican Republic

An article by posted on January 19, 2014 0 Comments
Lessons In Latin America: The Dominican Republic

  The Dominican Republic is part of the new wave of American Baseball and the largest import of talent out of the Caribbean and Latin America. In 2007, there were 99 players from the Dominican Republic on 25-man rosters on opening day and in 2013, there were around 89. Either way, the Dominican Republic boasts […]

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MMO Fan Shot: How About A 211 Game Suspension For Bud Selig?

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: How About A 211 Game Suspension For Bud Selig?

An MMO Fan Shot by Steven Pacchiano Selig is the ninth and current Commissioner of Major League Baseball, he’s been at the helm since 1992. His reign began at in the steroid era, and that was his bad luck. He had the opportunity to protect the game at the time but chose the wrong path. He […]

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A Little Advice for A-Rod

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
A Little Advice for A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez Plans To Appeal Arbitrator’s Decision A-Rod, I have a little bit of unsolicited advice. Just say, “My bad.” You see, the American public is very forgiving. Fess up, take your medicine, and we’ll eventually come back around. Those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it – so what have […]

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MLB: Drug Dealers Welcome

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
MLB: Drug Dealers Welcome

Last night, 60 Minutes aired an interview with Anthony Bosch, founder of former South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. During the interview (which I admittedly chose not to watch), I have read that Bosch admitted to injecting Rodriguez with PED, an allegation that conveniently came to fruition after Major League Baseball apparently took over paying for […]

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Featured Post: What Tom Glavine’s Induction Means for Doc Halladay

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: What Tom Glavine’s Induction Means for Doc Halladay

The election of Tom Glavine into the Hall of Fame makes me wonder how voters will reflect on Roy Halladay’s career. The two careers are by no means similar, but that’s what makes it a fascinating comparison. Glavine is well deserving of his induction. Over his twenty-year career from 198-2007 (excluding his very first and […]

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Who Are You And What Have You Done With Ken Davidoff?

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Who Are You And What Have You Done With Ken Davidoff?

I hardly ever agree with Ken Davidoff. I actually can’t remember the last time I did. But I have to give him credit. He nailed it 100% with his Hall of Fame ballot, or more specifically, his explanation of it. You can read the whole thing here. I can quibble with a choice or two, […]

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Racists Allowed In Baseball’s Hall of Fame, But Not Players Suspected of PED Use

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Racists Allowed In Baseball’s Hall of Fame, But Not Players Suspected of PED Use

After the latest baseball Hall of Fame voting, I have to say that I find it funny and outright unacceptable that the voters allow racists into the Hall of Fame, yet want to pull the integrity card out when it comes to the steroid era. Cap Anson is a hall of famer and considered the game’s first superstar. Here […]

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Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

Several general managers believe that a one-year deal may be best for free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz as the general feeling among teams is that the 33-year old “needs to reestablish his value” says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. If Cruz were to consider such a deal, Cafardo says it could “open more opportunities for him” […]

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Debunking Three Myths About Sabermetrics

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 15 Comments
Debunking Three Myths About Sabermetrics

There has always been a perceived tension between pro-analytics baseball fans and anti-analytics fans. The battle is already over and done with in front offices, as both have been able to coexist, but there are still fans who disagree. Really, most of the disagreements are caused by ignorance towards the other side or just a […]

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Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

Another year, another batch of worthy players kept from the Hall of Fame. As of January 3, according to Baseball Think Factory, only four players, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, and Craig Biggio, have appeared on 75 percent of publicly-released Hall of Fame ballots in one of the strongest classes in history. Approximately one-fifth […]

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