1. Three Up, Three Down: MLB Week Six

    It was certainly an interesting week of baseball that saw a lot of games wiped out due to rain. Monday will see two more double headers, but for now we should focus on what was and now what will...

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  2. Indians' Recap (4/28-5/11): Grady Sizemore Heats Up, Asdrubal Cabrera Slows Down

    The "three up and three down" procedure for a smaller grouping became very tough, even when I spread it out over two weeks.So, with one more tweaking in hand, I now present the two-week recap of Cleveland Indians baseball...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 6 years ago 1,271 reads 7 comments

  3. Hanley Ramirez Extension: Birth of a New Era for Marlins?

    Florida Marlins stud shortstop Hanley Ramirez has agreed to a contract extension worth $70 million over six years. This is fantastic news if you are a fan of the Marlins, or baseball in general, because of what this move might actually mean...

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  4. Indians' Lineup: Change Is Good, But Stay Consistent

    Eric Wedge has always been against changing his lineup, especially so early in the season. Last year, he had a different lineup 72 percent of the time. That is over 162 games with 117 different batting orders...

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  5. Three Up, Three Down: MLB Week Five

    This could be considered the West Coast edition of Three Up, Three Down. It's nice to have some teams and players from the West, since it saves me from looking like I'm East Coast biased...

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  6. Who's on Second: Anyone Else Got Dirt on Roger Clemens?

    Anyone else want to jump on the dog pile forming on top of Roger Clemens’ reputation? It just seems as if there is more out there. I feel like Peter Petrelli from Heroes. I want to reach out and find the rest of them...

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  7. MLB All Up, No Down: The Best Of April

    The process of assembling three up and three down every weekend is a tedious one, especially the down part.The up part is just as hard, because deciding on three weekly performances is difficult, but finding three awful ones is just as hard if not more...

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  8. Matt Morris: Class Act Or Classless?

    Everything I have read about now-former Pirates' pitcher Matt Morris has been beaming with how much of a class act he is. Many regard him as one of the classiest players in baseball...

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  9. Three Up, Three Down: MLB Week Four

    I figured Saturday night in the middle of a series is not the best time to put out a weekly review of baseball. So, I've moved Three Up, Three Down to Monday in order to account for the games on Sunday...

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  10. Indians Three Up, Three Down: April 14th - 27th

    I have decided to make the Indians version of Three Up, Three Down a once every two week thing. It makes it much easier to measure the teams hot and cold players.With that, there was some ups and downs, but as of late it has been more up than down...

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  11. Casey Blake: Go Away? Never!

    Casey Blake is a Major League baseball player, yet he is always looking for a free haircut.Brian Slocum, a fringe minor league player for the Cleveland organization will occasionally get called up when the Indians are in a pinch...

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  12. Memo to Hank Steinbrenner: You're Not Your Father

    "I want him as a starter and so does everyone else, including him, and that is what we are working toward and we need him there now...

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  13. Three Up, Three Down: MLB Week Three

    Three weeks of baseball are almost in the books and we have some interesting teams atop the divisions.We also have some interesting players off to some great starts, and some more proven guys off to some bad ones...

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  14. NFL Mock Draft: Eat Your Heart Out, Mel Kiper

    I don't really have a witty opening here, and nor do I plan on thinking of one. Why should I? All the ideas of possible draft picks are running through my head. So, instead of wasting more time, I'll just tell you what I'm doing...

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  15. CC Sabathia: It's Time to Sign on the Dotted Line

    There is a particularly large left-handed pitcher I'd like to talk to.He's been really trendy this year, and not in a good way. In his first two starts the trend was 5.1 innings of awful baseball...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 6 years ago 1,020 reads 10 comments

  16. NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins Pulverize Ottawa Senators in Sweep

    Around this time last year, the Ottawa Senators were starting their run to the Stanley Cup Finals in a dominating fashion over the Pittsburgh Penguins...

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  17. Indians' Joe Borowski Placed on DL; Who Will Fill-In?

    Last night when Joe Borowski's 80 mile-per-hour gopher ball fluttered over the plate and was properly deposited in the right field bleachers, only one thought crossed my mind—besides ever-loving anger of course...

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  18. Three Up, Three Down: Cleveland Indians, Week Two

    It was a very bland week for the Tribe and their struggling club.It wasn't pretty to watch, as the Angels' Torii Hunter crushed them late in Monday's game. It set the tone for the whole week...

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  19. Three Up, Three Down: MLB Week Two

    Another week is coming to a close, and some of the first-week wonders are starting to show their true colors. While others are shaking off that rust and getting into mid-season form...

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  20. Pair of Kansas City Royals Off to Hot Starts

    Brian Bannister and Zack Greinke. Huh, who? Combined they are 4-0 with 15 strikeouts, three earned runs surrendered, and 27 innings pitched. By comparison, Johan Santana has surrendered three earned runs in 14 innings pitched...

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  21. Head Start: Evgeni Malkin Ahead in Conn Smythe Race

    Foolish me, I could have posted this yesterday breathed in all the credit for making an outstanding pick.No matter, last night's first round game between Ottawa and Pittsburgh only ...

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  22. College Basketball: Don't Defend Chris Douglas-Roberts or Billy Packer

    There is a call, rather a no call, in the National Title game last night that will go unmentioned today because Kansas won it all. Let’s not forget what happened and what Billy Packer had to say concerning it...

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  23. Why I Killed Joe Borowski in My Sleep

    I wasn't going to do it. After watching Memphis choke away the National Title, I was headed off to bed. But my inadvertent nap at three in the afternoon gave me enough energy...

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  24. Three Up, Three Down: Cleveland Indians, Week One

    Not only will I be doing it for the entire major leagues, but every Sunday evening I'll be doing it for my beloved Cleveland Indians.Incase you are not familar with the format, here is a quick reminder...

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  25. Three Up, Three Down: MLB Week One

    The first week of baseball action isn't even over and there is a lot to get excited about. But there is also much to pout about. With that, I now present to the entire Bleacher Report community: Three Up and Three Down...

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