1. Stephen Strasburg Bullpen Strategy for Washington Nationals

    Stephen Strasburg pitches for Washington again tonight. And once again an amazing paradox will be happening for Nationals fans...

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  2. Moving the L.A. Dodgers to Downtown and the NFL to Chavez Ravine Makes Sense

    With all of the traditional franchises still in their original cities, it is strange to think that Dodger Stadium is the third-oldest Major League Ballpark...

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  3. Giancarlo Stanton Returns to the Ruins of the Miami Marlins

    For his own sake, let's hope Giancarlo Stanton was keeping track of his team during his month on the disabled list. If he was not watching the Marlins , he would have had quite a shock before his return last night...

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  4. Joe Girardi Should Win the American League Manager of the Year

    The voting criteria for Manager of the Year appears to go along these lines: "What team had the most surprising season? Who managed that team? Give that manager the award...

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  5. Washington Nationals Need to Use Stephen Strasburg in the Playoffs

    The Washington Nationals are in first place on Aug. 6. But they are more than a division leader. As of this writing, the Washington Nationals are the best team in baseball...

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  6. Jason Bay for Heath Bell Makes Perfect Sense for the Mets and Marlins

    A wonderful rumor has been floating around the baseball world this evening. Ken Rosenthal of Fox has reported that the New York Mets were considering dealing outfielder Jason Bay to the Miami Marlins for closer Heath Bell and catcher John Buck...

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  7. Bill Mueller's Legacy with the Boston Red Sox Was Shortchanged

    With the current Boston Red Sox team giving us little to cheer about, many of us fans are looking longingly to the not-so-distant championship past...

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  8. Daniel Straily Gets a Perfect Introduction to Oakland Athletics Baseball

    The Oakland Athletics recalled their surprise phenom Daniel Straily in time to start last night's game. I wrote in a previous article that the element of surprise might benefit Oakland...

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  9. Angels vs. Rangers Could Be an American League Championship Series Preview

    Conventional wisdom says that television networks only want Northeastern teams in the postseason. Ratings suggest that the fanbases of New England, New York and even Pennsylvania draw bigger ratings than other regions...

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  10. Boston Red Sox Still Have Three Catchers. Does Anyone Know Why?

    The trade deadline has come and gone and the Boston Red Sox still have three catchers. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is the starting catcher but has been slumping. Kelly Shoppach backs him up but has health issues...

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  11. Los Angeles Dodgers Are Spenders Again, Thus the McCourt Era Is over

    On my personal blog , I predicted this March that the Los Angeles Dodgers would win the National League West Division. One reason stated was that the money issues of former owner Frank McCourt were now gone...

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  12. Oakland Athletics Could Get a Boost from Daniel Straily

    With the American League West bunched together with three potential playoff teams, all three contenders made a big pitching move in the past week...

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  13. Pirate A.J. Burnett Is the Most Effective Pitcher on the Yankee Payroll

    Pittsburgh Pirate right-hander A.J. Burnett almost threw his second career no-hitter last night in Chicago . He let up a two out, two strike single to Chicago Cub pinch-hitter Adrian Cardenas...

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  14. Los Angeles Angels: Are Baseball Fans Ready for a 3rd-Place Champion?

    Right now, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim appear to have one of the best squads to contend for a World Series title. They have three solid starters in Jared Weaver, Zack Greinke and Dan Haren...

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  15. Kendrys Morales: The Los Angeles Angels Forgotten Weapon

    When Kendrys Morales hit two home runs in the same inning last night in Arlington, two thoughts no doubt entered the collective minds of the Angels and their fans. The first thought was: "Kendrys, please not not jump on home plate...

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  16. Los Angeles Angels Are Better off Without Francisco Rodriguez

    Sometimes the best move a team can make in the offseason is letting someone else sign one of their big free agents. After the 2008 season, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reliever Francisco Rodriguez declared his free agency...

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  17. Cincinnati Reds: Would a World Series Title Put Dusty Baker in the Hall of Fame?

    The hottest team in baseball is not the surging Chicago White Sox , the heart-stopping Oakland Athletics or the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates ...

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  18. Peter Bourjos Is Still a Solid Trade Chip for the Los Angeles Angels

    When the Angels made their trade for Zack Greinke the other day , they somehow managed to keep outfielder Peter Bourjos in the system...

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  19. Zack Greinke Might Have Clinched the Pennant for Los Angeles Angels

    According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports , the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim just acquired Zack Greinke from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Jean Segura and a pair of Double-A pitchers...

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  20. Why Ozzie Guillen Should Be Let Go by the Miami Marlins

    This was supposed to be the season where the Miami Marlins became a big market franchise. Everything that supposedly held them back in the past was taken care of. They had stars, both homegrown like Giancarlo Stanton, and acquired like Jose Reyes...

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  21. Miami Marlins Need to Trade the Showtime Crew to Another Team

    The Miami Marlins parted with one of their most recognizable figures today when they sent Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers (via FOX Sports ). The trade makes sense for both parties...

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  22. Boston Red Sox: Why It Is Time to Stop Honoring the Yawkeys

    The punishment of Penn State University for their cover-up of Jerry Sandusky's history of child abuse came this Monday. The results were severe but justified...

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  23. Ichiro to New York Yankees: Does the Trade Make Sense?

    Every once in a while a trade comes around that simply blindsides everyone. Ichiro Suzuki being dealt from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees is one such trade ( via ESPN )...

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  24. Why the Houston Astros Should Hire Tony Pena as Their New Manager

    Possibly the worst-kept secret in baseball is that the Astros will be replacing Brad Mills at the end of this season. So along with his massive overhaul of the team , Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow needs to find a new skipper for his club...

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  25. Houston Astros Deal Brett Myers, Wandy Rodriguez Next?

    The overhaul of the Houston Astros continued yesterday, when Brett Myers was dealt to the White Sox for two players and a third to be named later. The White Sox clearly filled a pressing need...

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