1. Why Cliff Lee and the Phillies Are a Great Fit

    If you're a Phillies fan, there are plenty of reasons to like the acquisition of Cliff Lee. 1. He's an ace. 2. The Phillies get to keep Kyle Drabek and Domenick Brown 3. He's signed through 2010...

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  2. Mets Season Turnaround in July?

    It's been really easy to bash the Mets this season. Between all the injuries, the Luis Castillo dropped pop up, the lack of fundamental baseball, and all the chaos in the front office; the Mets have become an easy target for ridicule...

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  3. Should the Mets Fire Omar Minaya? (Part II)

    Only a few days ago, we discussed whether the Mets should fire GM Omar Minaya in light of the Mets disappointing campaign so far and dysfunction of Tony Bernazard...

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  4. Memo To Nationals Mike Rizzo: Trade, Trade, Trade

    Buster Olney's blog provides us with this interesting quote about the Nationals and the trade deadline: "Even Washington is under pressure to win as many games as they can...

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  5. Schaumburg Flyers Vs. Chicago Bandits: Who Ya Got?

    Finally! The Baseball version of Billie Jean King v. Bobby Riggs! Sort of. Who is better at softball: women or men? That's the overheated way to look at the "Battle of the Sexes" that will play ...

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  6. The Seattle Mariners, Jack Zduriencik, and the Benefit of Losing

    Entering the All-Star break, the Seattle Mariners were one of the biggest surprises in baseball. No one expected much out of the Mariners this season, especially after they lost 100 games last ...

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  7. Are the Cardinals The Team To Beat In The National League?

    Entering today's game, the Cardinals offense has ranked in the middle of the pack in the National League. Despite having the best offensive player in the game, the Cardinals offense ranks 10th in OBP, 11th in batting average, and eighth in OPS...

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  8. Should the New York Mets Fire Omar Minaya?

    Since he became the Mets GM in 2005, Omar Minaya became one of my favorite GMs in baseball. This is not just some blatant homerism; I genuinely enjoyed the way Minaya handled his business...

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  9. Omar Minaya Agrees: The Mets Will Not Be Sellers

    As we wrote here last Friday, the Mets will not be sellers at the trading deadline: "Right now we do not envision [being a seller]," Minaya said...

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  10. Jim Parque: Why I Used HGH

    Hands down, one of the most interesting pieces I have read all year. Former White Sox starter Jim Parque pens a piece where he admits why he used HGH and offers his reasoning for doing so...

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  11. Baseball Managers Are Old and Gray

    Ever wonder where all the older folks have gone? The answer: in the dugouts of major league teams. "You wanna win at baseball? Easy. Hire an old guy to manage your team...

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  12. Should the Oakland Athletics Trade Justin Duchscherer?

    Yesterday, ESPN baseball writer Buster Olney outlined why Justin Duchscherer should be an attractive alternate for teams looking for a top flight starting pitcher. "Pitcher B is Justin Duchscherer...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 193 reads 2 comments

  13. What Could Have Been: Rafael Furcal to the Atlanta Braves

    For a few days last winter, the baseball world believed Rafael Furcal was set to return to his original team, the Atlanta Braves: "The Braves appear on the verge of bringing back shortstop Rafael ...

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  14. Would Roy Halladay Have Accepted a Trade To The Mets?

    Lost in the shuffle of this Roy Halladay to the New York Mets nonsense, is the fact that Halladay has a no-trade clause...

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  15. Get Your Pitchforks Ready, Royals Fans

    Because apparently, Trey Hillman, manager of the last place Royals, thinks you have no idea what your talking about. "KC Royals manager Trey Hillman apparently doesn't suffer fools gladly...

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  16. What Could Have Been: Derek Lowe to the Yankees

    Anyone remember way back in December that Derek Lowe was almost a Yankee? Well, according to Jon Heyman, Lowe and the Yankees were almost a match...

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  17. The New York Mets Will Not Be Sellers at the Deadline

    As my good friend, Craig, pointed out last week, the Mets are not likely to be serious buyers at the trading deadline because owner Fred Wilpon lost $700 million in the Bernie Madoff scandal...

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  18. What Could Have Been: Ken Griffey Jr. to the Braves

    For a short period of time back in February, it looked like Ken Griffey Jr. was on his way to playing with the Atlanta Braves. As David O'Brien wrote: Ken Griffey Jr...

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  19. Your Favorite Baseball Team Is Probably Not That Popular

    Unless you're the Yankees or Red Sox, that is: The Harris Poll asked 2,100 U.S. adults last month to name their favorite baseball teams...

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  20. Barry Zito: Worst Pitcher Contract Ever?

    When the Giants signed Barry Zito in 2006, they thought they had just locked up their ace for the next seven years. The team believed that Zito had the goods to lead the Giants in the post Barry ...

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  21. Book Review: Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain

    I'll be the first to admit it: My perspective on Thurman Munson is much different than the average Thurman Munson fan. For starters, I am not a Yankee fan. Quite the contrary actually, I am a die hard Mets fan, who bleeds orange and blue...

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  22. Trading for Vernon Wells Is Crazy

    Over the past few days, I have read in newspapers and listened on NY sports radio as commentators discuss the idea of taking Vernon Wells' absurd contract as the springboard to land Roy Halladay in the Bronx...

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  23. Ian Kinsler Home Run Derby Controversy: Did Derby Refusal Cause All-Star Snub?

    Did Ian Kinsler lose out on the All-Star Game because of the home run derby? Texas-Rangers-Examiner~y2009m7d13-Did-the-Home-Run-Derby-keep-Ian-Kinsler-out-of-the-AllStar-Game">Conspiracy theorists unite! "Here’s another possible explanation...

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  24. Do You Know Who Andrew Bailey Is?

    Because Mariano Rivera sure doesn't. Jeter knew little of Lincecum and Rivera knew nothing of one of his own All-Star teammates. Asked if he had heard of Andrew Bailey, Rivera said, "Andrew Bailey? No I haven't...

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  25. Interview with Matthew Tymann (Part 2)

    And we're back! Here is part two of the interview with Matthew Tymann. Enjoy! Jorge Says No!: In your opinion, are the guys on the Riversharks playing to get back in affiliated ball, or are they ...

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