1. Mike Pelfrey's Contract Is Simple: If You Don't Play, the Mets Don't Have To Pay

    I saw this interesting nugget a few days back and simply forgot to post it. As some of you may remember, the Mets drafted Mike Pelfrey with their ninth overall selection in 2005 and then signed him to a four year major league contract worth more than $5..

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 369 reads 1 comments

  2. Willie Wilson Give Us Another Reason To Love the Independent Leagues

    The "climatic return" of Willie Wilson will take place in the Northern League. Royals fans, rejoice! The T-Bones and general manager Chris Browne have announced that they will sign ...

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  3. Hypothetically Speaking: Would the Rockies Trade Todd Helton?

    Over at ESPN.com, the great Jerry Crasnick pens a piece about Todd Helton. Crasnick outlines just how important Helton is and has been to the Rockies through the ups and downs of the ...

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  4. The Great Fence of Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter has to keep the throngs of screaming, young girls donning his No. 2 Yankee jersey away somehow. His solution...build a HUGE mansion! And surround it with a fence! Seriously: "Yankees Superstar Derek Jeter wants some privacy...

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  5. Alex Rios: When Is a "Financial Dump" Not a Financial Dump?

    Apparently trading away a player who is owed more than $60 million dollars over the next five years for nothing, is not a financial dump. That is, according to Toronto Blue Jays' general manager J...

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  6. Carlos Zambrano: The Most Overpaid Player in Baseball?

    Sometimes you run across an article that is so ludicrous that it makes your head spin. This was one of them. Sometimes you run across an article that you can tell will be terrible just from the headline...

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  7. Orlando Hudson Will Be a Free Agent At Season's End, Where Will He Go?

    When the 2008 offseason began, I, like many others, assumed that Orlando Hudson was in line for a huge contract. Hudson was considered to be the best free agent second baseman on the market and ...

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  8. Jeff Francoeur is Realistically Hopeless

    Ya Gotta Believe, right? Not if your Jeff Francoeur and your playing for the pathetic Mets: Several Mets players recently had resolved not to shave until the team reached ...

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  9. The Washington Nationals' Buzzkill

    Finally, after months of playing horrible baseball, the Washington Nationals are finally showing signs of life. The team has won eight-straight games and has played much better baseball under new manager Jim Riggleman...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 61 reads 1 comments

  10. Nick Johnson: Free Agent at the End of the Season

    Let me start out by saying that I am a huge, HUGE Nick Johnson fan. I think this guy is a winning player, who plays the game the way it's supposed to be played...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 134 reads 1 comments

  11. Russell Branyan: A Free Agent at the End of the Season

    Can you believe that it's almost that time again?—Time to think about the upcoming free agent class! We'll be highlighting the pros and cons of signing each free agent and at the end of ...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 204 reads 2 comments

  12. What Should the Mets Do?

    ***I will be on the DL for most of the day as I recover from having my wisdom teeth extracted yesterday. But I have a more than capable pinch hitter filling in for me today, my brother Evan...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 150 reads 1 comments

  13. Major League Baseball's Crazy Contract Clauses

    For the first time in a long time, I had some extra time. So what did I decide to do with my spare time? Scroll through Cot's Baseball Contracts of course! For those of you who don't know, Cot's ...

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  14. So That's How The Giants Pay For Barry Zito

    Giants-Have-Most-Expensive-Beer-in-Baseball-52387597.html">Buying beer at a Giants game is sure to leave a whole in the wallet: That $8.75 you pay for a 20-ounce beer is more than any other team in baseball -- by a full 75 cents...

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  15. Attempting to Attack Guillermo Mota 2.0

    Guillermo Mota is certainly not making friends in the majors right now. Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder, upset at getting beaned by Dodgers pitcher Guillermo Mota, tried to barge his way ...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 315 reads 1 comments

  16. Someone Please Save Keith Foulke From the Atlantic League

    Lots of good stuff over at atlanticleaguebaseball.com about former Red Sox closer Keith Foulke, who is now pitching for the Newark Bears: Once the closer of the 2004 World Series ...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 207 reads 1 comments

  17. Will the Nationals Compete in the Near Future?

    Apparently, Nationals GM Mike Rizzo likes the Nationals a whole lot more than most of us do: "We are in a building process. We are not rebuilding," Rizzo said, almost defiantly, after the trade deadline passed Friday...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 77 reads 1 comments

  18. Interview With Brent Mayne (Part Two)

    With the first part of the interview complete and the audio now live and ready for download, I finally completed the second part of the interview that I conducted with MLB catcher Brent Mayne...

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  19. Melvin Mora, Aubrey Huff, and the Trade Deadline

    After the trading deadline, it seems as though everyone and their mother is quick to put out a list of winners and losers that provide instant analysis into which teams hit it big and which teams blew it...

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  20. Steroids and Baseball: Who Would Surprise You?

    When it came out last week that David Ortiz used steroids back in 2003, my reaction was far from surprised. For some reason, it did not surprise me to see Big Papi on the list even though there was no evidence to suggest that he used PEDs before...

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  21. 2009 MLB Trade Deadline Odds

    There has been a tremendous amount of trading leading up to the trade deadline, but make no mistake about it, there are plenty of big names left...

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  22. Interview With Brent Mayne (AUDIO!)

    My interview with Brent Mayne can be found by clicking on the title of the post "Interview With Brent Mayne." From there, just hit download and then windows media (or whatever you use) should ...

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  23. David Ortiz On Alex Rodriguez and Steroids

    Probably the most telling quote from David Ortiz from this past Feburary was when he commented on the Alex Rodriguez's admission of using steroids. As we all know, it was discovered today that Ortiz was on the list of steroid users from 2003...

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  24. The Market for Victor Martinez

    After yesterday's trade of Cliff Lee, it's widely assumed around baseball that the Indians are now looking to move Martinez, who is signed through 2010...

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  25. Brent Mayne: The Interview

    There's no doubt that interviewing a professional baseball player is hit or miss. Some of them want nothing to do with you. They would rather have their wisdom teeth extracted on the spot instead of spending a few minutes explaining the game to you...

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