1. 2012 American League East Division Preview from Dugout Central

    We will dive into the American League East for our next set of predictions, given that ESPN’s coverage will largely focus on them...

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  2. 2012 National League Central Division Preview from Dugout Central

    Continuing in Dugout Central’s annual pre-season ritual, I am going to present my predictions for the National League Heartland – er – Central Division in 2012...

    John Bowen Written by John Bowen about over 2 years ago 1,577 reads 44 comments

  3. MLB History: Best One-Year Pickups of All Time

    As the Hot Stove season continues through Christmas, I thought it would be interesting to look back at the best one-year rentals in history...

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  4. 5 Reasons Why the Brewers Should Pursue Jose Reyes, Not Prince Fielder

    Following the Brewers defeat in the National League Championship Series, team owner Mark Attanasio vowed that the Brewers would be “participating in the sweepstakes” for ...

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  5. 2012 Hall of Fame Elections: Veteran's Committee Candidates

    As of 2010, revisions were made to the Veteran’s Committee voting process. There are now three categories of players to be selected: Pre-Integration (Three billion BC–1946 A...

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  6. 2011 MLB Awards: Predicting the American League Silver Sluggers

    Last night, the Rawlings Gold Glove awards were chosen, sparking something of a clash between traditionalists and stat-gurus (though most people agree that Andre Ethier's selection was, um, generous)...

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  7. 2011 MLB Awards: Predicting the National League Silver Sluggers

    On November 10, the silver sluggers, given to the best hitters at each position, will be announced for both leagues...

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  8. 2011 MLB Playoffs: Brewers vs. D Backs NLDS Game 4 Starters' Similarities

    Tonight, the Arizona Diamondbacks will fight to take the National League Division Series back to Milwaukee, following a dominating 8-1 route against the Brew Crew at Chase Field on Tuesday night...

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  9. MLB 2011 Playoffs: All 16 Possible World Series Matchups

    October is upon us—which means we should focus on the possible matchups we could see in the postseason and their accompanying storylines (or lack thereof). Red Sox and Braves fans, avert your eyes—your teams do not appear here...

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  10. MLB Playoffs 2011: Why Justin Verlander Isn't the Yankees' Biggest Fear

    The New York Yankees open up a best-of-five division series against the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers , live from Yankee Stadium, The House that Robbie Cano built...

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  11. MLB 2011 Recap: The All-Disappointment Team

    It's been a fantastic season of baseball; two wildcard races are going to go down to the very last day (and maybe one more)...

    John Bowen Written by John Bowen about almost 3 years ago 335 reads 1 comments

  12. MLB Playoffs: Two Potential Boston Red Sox Articles for Next Week

    Article 1: With Boston’s loss at the hands of the Orioles in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Ray’s victory at home against the mighty Yankees, the greatest choke in the history of baseball is complete...

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  13. Clayton Kershaw: Leader in the Cy Young Race

    Clayton Kershaw pitched into the eighth yesterday, allowing just 1 run on 6 hits, while striking out 6. It was his 20th victory of the season, and his fifth against the hated San Francisco Giants , who lost for the first time in over a week...

    John Bowen Written by John Bowen about almost 3 years ago 387 reads 3 comments

  14. 2011 MLB Playoff Race: 7 Reasons Why Brewers Nation Should Remain Calm

    The Milwaukee Brewers played the rival St. Louis Cardinals in a three-game series on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and the results were ugly for the Brew Crew...

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  15. Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez and the Best Seasons in Cleveland Indians History

    Jim Thome is officially an Indian again, returning to the place where he struck fear into the hearts of American League pitchers for 12 seasons...

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  16. American League MVP Race: Justin Verlander Is a Good Pick

    In this video , Ken Rosenthal says that he’s “not buying” the talk of Justin Verlander winning the American League Most Valuable Player this season...

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  17. MLB Opinion: Milwaukee Brewers' Celebrations Are Fine

    Before the rubber match of the last four-game set between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Wednesday, a couple of the Pirates broadcasters were interviewing Pirates manager Clint Hurdle...

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  18. 2011 MLB Playoffs: Forecasting the National League West Race (AUG 25)

    This is shaping up to be the best-race of the year, with two teams looking to battle down the stretch for the right to square off against the mighty Philadelphia Phillies ...

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  19. 2011 MLB Playoffs: Forecasting the American League West Race

    As I boldly predicted back in February, the Texas Rangers sit comfortably on top of the American League West Division in mid-August. Okay, that’s not even close to what I predicted...

    John Bowen Written by John Bowen about 3 years ago 938 reads 1 comments

  20. 2011 MLB Playoffs: Forecasting the American League Central Race

    This is the first of six articles where I will discuss playoff races that are legitimately in the air. Sorry, Phillies fans, no article for you. You’re in, unless you just completely implode...

    John Bowen Written by John Bowen about 3 years ago 279 reads 0 comments

  21. AL Cy Young Race: Murray Chass Still Has Not Forgiven Felix Hernandez

    In his famous blog-that's-not-a-blog , former New York Times sportswriter Murray Chass analyzed the current Cy Young race with an interesting tid-bit on how objective, statistical ...

    John Bowen Written by John Bowen about 3 years ago 477 reads 3 comments

  22. Philadelphia Phillies: Cliff Lee and His Self-Win Against the Dodgers

    Well, obviously there's no such thing, unless you're Satchel Paige. But Cliff Lee came pretty close last night, going eight shutout innings, fanning 10 while scattering just ...

    John Bowen Written by John Bowen about 3 years ago 319 reads 0 comments

  23. Edwin Jackson's Gutsy Start for the St. Louis Cardinals in Milwaukee

    On Wednesday, newly acquired St. Louis Cardinals starter Edwin Jackson threw almost 120 pitches, surrendering 14 hits, 10 runs (eight earned) while taking the loss against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park...

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  24. St. Louis Cardinals: Tony La Russa Creating a Culture of Complaining

    Remember the movie Wedding Crashers ? Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson…heck John McCain had a cameo. Remember rule number 76 of crashing? “ No Excuses. Play Like a Champion ...

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  25. MLB Opinion: Erick Aybar Perfectly Right to Bunt on Justin Verlander

    On Sunday, Justin Verlander had a no-hitter going through seven innings. With his team trailing 3-0, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar dropped down a bunt to get on base...

    John Bowen Written by John Bowen about 3 years ago 1,274 reads 14 comments