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Goose Gossage Goes Off On Bautista and Cespedes

An article by posted on March 10, 2016 0 Comments
Goose Gossage Goes Off On Bautista and Cespedes

Man today’s players just don’t respect the game or their opponents. Years ago, they never would’ve celebrated on the field: Yes, that’s Kirk Gibson celebrating a home run off of Goose Gossage. That was from the 1984 World Series. You know what I couldn’t find anywhere? Gossage condemning Gibson for the celebration. Sure, it would seem like sour grapes, […]

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FanGraphs’ Mets Prospect List Loaded With Surprises

An article by posted on March 9, 2016 0 Comments
FanGraphs’ Mets Prospect List Loaded With Surprises

Dan Farnsworth of Fangraphs continued the site’s team by team prospect lists on Tuesday with the New York Mets. You can see the list below, along with their placements on last year’s rankings. LHP Steven Matz (7) OF Desmond Lindsay (N/A) SS Amed Rosario (3) SS Gregory Guerrero (N/A) 1B Dominic Smith (9) SS Gavin […]

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The Chapman Suspension Is a Joke

An article by posted on March 1, 2016 0 Comments
The Chapman Suspension Is a Joke

All the media and the fans were up in arms when Ray Rice received a two game suspension for knocking out his fiancée and dragging her out of an elevator. That weak suspension was 12.5% of the NFL season. The same people had similar angry reactions when Greg Hardy only received a four game suspension. […]

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In Stunning Twist, Dexter Fowler Re-Signs With Cubs

An article by posted on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
In Stunning Twist, Dexter Fowler Re-Signs With Cubs

In a move that has taken everyone in the baseball world by surprise, the Chicago Cubs have re-signed free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2017. Fowler will receive $8 million in 2016 and the mutual option is for $9 million with a $5 million buyout. In other […]

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Can Cespedes Play Before We Start Tearing Him Down?

An article by posted on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Can Cespedes Play Before We Start Tearing Him Down?

Anthony DiComo, MLB.com Overall, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where Yoenis Cespedes’ 2016 season isn’t a disappointment. He’s expected to break Barry Bonds (or Roger Maris’) single season home run record, Hack Wilson’s single season RBI record, and find a cure for cancer. Yes, this is hyperbole, but it’s really not that far from what’s being expected of him. […]

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There’s More to Catching Than Just Throwing Out Baserunners

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
There’s More to Catching Than Just Throwing Out Baserunners

There is no more physically, psychologically, and intellectually demanding position in Major League Baseball than catcher. A catcher needs to know the entire scouting report for the opposition at the plate and on the basepaths. The catcher needs to balance a hitter’s strengths and weaknesses against his battery mate in calling a game. If a […]

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

An article by posted on February 19, 2016 0 Comments
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Andy Williams got it wrong, everybody knows that Spring Training is the most wonderful time of the year. To smell that freshly cut green grass and breathe that warm spring air, with the sounds of gloves popping and bats cracking… there’s nothing else like it in the world. Gone is the long, cold, dreary winter […]

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Terry Collins Knows Good (Expletive) Players When He Sees One

An article by posted on February 18, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Knows Good (Expletive) Players When He Sees One

In an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Terry Collins said he’d like to continue managing until it stops being fun or someone tells him to hang ‘em up. Collins, 67, views himself as part of the old guard of baseball which he calls a dying breed and then he took a shot at some […]

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Ruben Tejada Back On The Field, Still Upset Over Utley Slide

An article by posted on February 15, 2016 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Back On The Field, Still Upset Over Utley Slide

While Ruben Tejada is back on the field and recovering well from his broken leg, he is still upset with Chase Utley‘s controversial slide in the NLDS, writes the NY Post’s Kevin Kernan. “I’d like to see the fielder be protected,” the shortstop said. Tejada’s injury taking place in a big game on national television […]

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Wilmer Flores Embraces New Utility Role, Wants To Be A Met For Life

An article by posted on February 13, 2016 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Embraces New Utility Role, Wants To Be A Met For Life

Wilmer Flores has been hard at work at the Mets spring training facility at Port St. Lucie preparing for his new role as the team’s utility infielder. He recently told MLB.com that he is excited about his new role and he is dedicated to making the most of his opportunity. “I just want to play. […]

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