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Thursday

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January 2014

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For The Love Of The… Game?

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Baseball is a wonderful sport and I know that everyone who reads this blog agrees on that (well, maybe it’s questionable whether a few of you like anything, but I digress). This offseason has been long and unforgiving, and depending on your involvement in the happenings (or non-happenings) of the Theo and Jed regime, you have probably experienced a lot of angst as well. The idea of feeling angst about baseball in the offseason is something that is relatively new to me. You see, before sabermetrics were the trend, before prospects were analyzed to death, and before the rooftops had […]

Wednesday

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December 2013

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Wednesday

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December 2013

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Wednesday

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December 2013

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What In The Sam Heck Just Happened?

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In case you missed it: Jacoby Ellsbury signed with the Yankees for a 7-year/$153 million deal. The Rockies traded Dexter Fowler to the Astros for OF Brandon Barnes and OF Jordan Lyles. Ricky Nolasco signed a 4-year deal with the Twins. Brian McCann and the Yankees agreed to a 5-year deal. The Rangers are trying to kill their (female) fans and traded Craig Gentry yesterday. Tampa Bay acquired Ryan Hanigan (C, Reds) and Heath Bell. Miami acquired Saltalamacchia. John Axford remains unsigned. Oh, and the Cubs named Eric Hinske as the new first base coach.   The baseball hot stove […]

Friday

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June 2013

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