1. What's Making Me Talk: The Difference Between New York and Boston?

    I'll come right out and say I was mentally drained until about two minutes before writing this. When I'm mentally drained, I tend not to be able to put together a coherent thought. My one idea is to sit around and just stare at the television or the wall.

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 770 reads 2 comments

  2. MLB Power Rankings: Cardinals Find a Branch, Build a Nest Near the Top

    People define power rankings in different ways. I define them as whatever I want. Isn't that how most people define them? There really is no rhyme or reason for most power rankings...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 2,824 reads 19 comments

  3. What's Making Me Talk: Milton Bradley, Enough

    The Florida Marlins have lost six straight, the Boston Red Sox have won ten straight, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have won seven of their last ten. Oh, how things in baseball change so quickly...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 135 reads 9 comments

  4. Unexpected Power Rankings: Marco Scutaro, Nick Swisher, or Right on Track?

    At the start of the year, everyone starts with zeros. For one day, Juan Pierre has as many home runs as Albert Pujols. And of course, David Ortiz has as many stolen bases as Willy Taveras...

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  5. What's Making Me Talk: Padre Surprise!

    I really hate it when there aren't any eye-popping stories that don't involve the New York Yankees. But to me and considering I'm an Indians fan, there is nothing bigger than this four-game series that just took place between the Tribe and Yankees...

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  6. More than 22 Facts About the Indians 22-4 Win Over the Yankees

    What better way to celebrate the 22-4 drubbing of the New York Yankees on April 18th, 2009? How about 14 random facts about the game? Significance of 14? Well that would be the number of the runs the Indians scored in the second inning...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 619 reads 14 comments

  7. What's Making Me Talk: Manny Ramirez in Cleveland Act II? No Thanks!

    Let me describe to you a majority of the Cleveland Indians fanbase. Let me also preface this by saying, I love Cleveland fans. I'm one of them, and they are what make rooting for the Indians a joyful experience, more so when they are winning...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 768 reads 5 comments

  8. What's Making Me Talk: What We Should Remember From MLB Opening Week

    The general joy that comes from Major League Baseball’s opening day is fantastic. When the time comes, people usually state what they love about the occasion and I don't need to tell you ...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 243 reads 3 comments

  9. Final Thoughts Before MLB Opening Day

    Honestly, as awesome as last night was, to see real baseball that actually counted, it wasn't Opening Day. Opening Day is when everyone starts playing at 1:05 in the afternoon, the time of baseball...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 174 reads 4 comments

  10. Cleveland Indians Community Preview

    Thanks to the recent curse-busting wins of teams like Chicago and Boston, the Cleveland Indians now claim the title of being the team that has gone the longest in the American League without a World Series win...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 114 reads 4 comments

  11. Spring Training Preview Revisited: Crowe, Jackson, and Lewis Make Their Moves

    Back in February, I previewed the entire spring training for the Cleveland Indians. I thought it would be interesting to take a trip back to the 11th of that month and revisit what was said and analyze it compared to what actually happened...

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  12. MLB Division Rankings and Playoff Predictions

    One of the hardest things to do is decide which division in baseball is better than another. Ranking all six against each other is much harder...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 6,889 reads 21 comments

  13. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Philadelphia and Atlanta

    After 105 pages in Microsoft Word, four weeks, over 38,000 words and 4,750 lines of previewing, it’s finally done…almost. Two more teams to go and then we can finally move on to the season...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 511 reads 5 comments

  14. 2009 MLB Community Leaders Preview and Predictions

    I don’t think we could ask for a better and more willing group of community leaders here on Bleacher Report. That translates down to the contributors of the community in general...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 276 reads 13 comments

  15. MLB Community Leader Individual Awards

    We are kicking off the MLB Community Leader Preview and Prediction piece with the individual winners of the six big awards...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 154 reads 7 comments

  16. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Los Angeles and Milwaukee

    I had the first two weeks ready to post pretty much the day they were to go up. Last week I kind of fell behind and now this week I’m pretty much writing these the night before...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 343 reads 6 comments

  17. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Boston and San Francisco

    We are finally in the home stretch of it all. After today, there will be four teams left to preview. I think you can slot teams in to spots now because there is typically just one team left in each division...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 493 reads 18 comments

  18. Two-for-One MLB Previews: New York and Washington

    I know one of the big questions since I picked Tampa Bay to win the AL Wild Card has been, who's finishing first and third in the AL East? Well that question gets answered today when I run down the New York Yankees...

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  19. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Cleveland and Arizona

    I find it odd how this worked out. Today we have two teams that were big favorites to not only win their division but contend for the World Series, perhaps against each other...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 304 reads 4 comments

  20. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Seattle and Chicago

    You’ll begin to notice that there are a lot of division winners still not revealed. I’m not saying one will be up today, but given that the Cubs have yet to go and a fall to fourth would be disastrous, I think you can put two and two together.

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 295 reads 6 comments

  21. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Kansas City and Colorado

    We've entered the third week of Two-for-One MLB Previews and I couldn't be more exhausted. Not because I'm tried of writing about every...single...MLB team. But because I'm tried about writing about what every single MLB team is going to do...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 258 reads 5 comments

  22. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Detroit and New York

    With two weeks now down, there are two weeks to go, which means we are two weeks away from the start of the season. I for one, can't be more excited about it...

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  23. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Chicago and Florida

    I’m not going to make many friends with some of my predictions, and this particular grouping won’t help that cause. I made a commitment to myself to not take a mindset that many people take when they pick division winners...

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  24. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Oakland and Houston

    Oakland is another one of those teams that could screw up the scheduling, but I’ve had enough time to digest the Orlando Cabrera and Nomar Garciaparra signings...

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  25. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Baltimore and Los Angeles

    Today we look at a team that I originally had slotted in for the first preview with the Tampa Bay Rays. But because they hadn’t signed Manny Ramirez at that point, I decided I’d move them back...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 268 reads 3 comments