1. New York Yankees: Losing Seven of Eight Is Not the End of the World

    With a 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay, the Yankees dropped out of first place for the first time since August 3. They've lost seven of their past eight games, three via the walk-off...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about almost 4 years ago 274 reads 5 comments

  2. Rebuilding The Big 12: Conference Should Add Boise State and TCU

    This year saw a lot of movement in college football. The Pac-10 added two schools and re-branded themselves is hopes of creating a more powerful national image...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about almost 4 years ago 4,970 reads 26 comments

  3. Curtis Granderson's New Swing Is a Hit for New York Yankees

    About a week into the 2010 season, Curtis Granderson looked like a terrific addition to the Yankees. He homered in his first at-bat as a Yankee and then hit a game-winning home run against Boston two days later...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about almost 4 years ago 588 reads 10 comments

  4. Boyfriend Bails on a Foul Ball and It Hits Girlfriend (Video)

    A baseball game is a great place to spend an evening with family, friends, or a significant other. Up at the major league level it's a little pricey, but if you poke around on the ...

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  5. New York Yankees: Bullpen Resurgence Integral for World Series Repeat

    With the way the game has changed over the past few decades, relief pitching has become a substantially more important part of baseball...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about 4 years ago 981 reads 1 comments

  6. Nick Swisher: From Chicago Garbage to New York Gold

    Nick Swisher arrived in New York rather unheralded, acquired from the White Sox after the 2008 season for seldom-used infielder Wilson Betemit and two throwaway prospects...

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  7. Alex Rodriguez: Is 600 Home Runs A Big Deal?

    Is 600 a big deal? That was the question posed by ESPN's morning edition of SportsCenter the day following Alex Rodriguez's historic home run. Performance enhancing drugs or not, 600 home runs by one individual player most certainly is a big deal...

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  8. How the Yankees New Additions Fit and What's Next for Who They Replaced

    The Yankees were among the busiest teams at the trade deadline yesterday, significantly changing their roster in hopes of another World Series title...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about 4 years ago 1,694 reads 26 comments

  9. Adam Dunn and the New York Yankees Would Be a Perfect Match

    It's become a rite of summer. If a major league team has an available player at the trade deadline, he'll be connected to the Yankees somehow, whether he makes sense for New York or not...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about 4 years ago 1,436 reads 2 comments

  10. Is Cliff Lee to Texas the Right Move?

    Only moments after pulling out of an "imminent" deal with New York for lefty ace Cliff Lee, Seattle has reportedly agreed to send Lee along with reliever Mark Lowe to Texas in exchange for first baseman Justin Smoak and three other prospects...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about 4 years ago 614 reads 0 comments

  11. Yankees Miss On Cliff Lee: Mariners Reportedly Pull Out Of Pending Deal

    A rumored deal that would send Mariner's star lefty Cliff Lee to the Yankees for top prospect Jesus Montero, along with infielder David Adams and pitcher Zach McAlister, is apparently off...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about 4 years ago 17 reads 1 comments

  12. 2010 Home Run Derby: LAA Angels Stadium Less Conducive To Impressive Homers

    Six participants for the 2010 Home Run Derby were announced yesterday: David Ortiz (DH, Boston), Corey Hart (OF, Milwaukee), Matt Holliday (OF, St. Louis), Miguel Cabrera (1B, Detroit), Robinson Cano (2B, New York Yankees), and Vernon Wells (OF, Toronto).

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about 4 years ago 2,733 reads 0 comments

  13. Temporary Roster Fixes For the New York Yankees

    The Yankees have been forced to shuffle around their roster due to injuries this season. Their bullpen and designated hitter spot in their lineup...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about 4 years ago 455 reads 1 comments

  14. Their Mistake: Faulty MLB All-Star Rosters Results From Players' Poor Choices

    First off, let me preface the rest of this post by saying that I am vehemently opposed to requiring that each team have a representative in the MLB All-Star game...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about 4 years ago 659 reads 5 comments

  15. Mel Kiper Topic Avoidance Methods: Understanding NFL Draft Day Nonsense

    As I sat and watched the NFL draft, I was reminded why the whole production has become so ridiculously intolerable...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about over 4 years ago 1,568 reads 8 comments

  16. Cooling Down Philadelphia Phillies Offense

    The Philadelphia Phillies have come out of the gate smoking baseballs all over the yard. And into the neighbor's yard too. It's getting to the point that their start is drawing historic comparisons...

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  17. Switching Things Up: Pat Venditte Offer Unique Skill Set

    When Pat Venditte came on to pitch for the Yankees against the Braves a few days ago, I was excited. As a fan with an interest in the Yankees farm system, I enjoy spring training because ...

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  18. New York Yankees' Fifth-Starter Competition: Is It Really a Competition?

    The Yankees began their 2010 Grapefruit schedule with three pitchers entwined in what the Yankees label a "competition" for the last spot in their rotation...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about over 4 years ago 524 reads 8 comments

  19. Re-Structuring the MLB Playoffs: Making a Good Postseason Even Better

    There's been some chatter recently about realigning the teams of Major League Baseball.  Perhaps it's because the collective bargaining agreement is about up for re-negotiating or maybe it's ...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about over 4 years ago 433 reads 10 comments

  20. Justin Safford's Injury Leaves Smaller Margin of Error for Missouri Tigers

      When Missouri forward Justin Safford crumpled to the wood floor of Mizzou Arena Wednesday night after completing a half-court alley-oop play against Colorado, my mind assumed the worst...

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  21. Boston and New York's Real Difference

    Bleacher Report's own Lewie Pollis recently wrote an article comparing the Wins Above Replacement compiled by Boston and New York and the real difference between them...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about over 4 years ago 805 reads 14 comments

  22. Each Team's Best Offseason Move

    The completion of the World Series each year brings a time of reflection and planning for MLB front offices. They must assess the state of their team and determine a course of action to follow...

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  23. Each MLB Team's Best Offseason Move

    The completion of the World Series each year brings a time of reflection and planning for MLB front offices. They must assess the state of their team and determine a course of action to follow...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about over 4 years ago 1,328 reads 6 comments

  24. Shaking Up Home Field Advantage

    Ever since he ended the 2002 All-Star game deadlocked at seven, Bud Selig decided that the annual mid-season matchup of All-Stars needed a little something extra...

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  25. New York Yankees Fans Should Learn to Trust Brian Cashman

    What should have been a rather minor free agent acquisition turned into a coup de grâce for many Yankee fans. Brian Cashman signed former San Francisco outfielder Randy Winn to a small, ...

    Nathaniel Ballance Written by Nathaniel Ballance about over 4 years ago 696 reads 5 comments