1. Nine Things We Learned from the Tigers-Yankees Weekend Series

    Game 1: Yankees 7, Tigers 6 We learned that Justin Verlander is fallible, particularly when pitching in a ballpark which loves being tickled by baseballs that have been hit ...

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  2. AL Anti-MVP Rankings: Can Gordon Beckham Ever Get off This List?

    Simply put, this is the walk of shame. These five players desperately need to have a good week, or even a good day, to escape the bottom of the American League statistical rankings and provide their teams with some value...

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  3. AL MVP Rankings: Can Derek Jeter Finally Take Home the Hardware?

    It's still too early to try to project who the league MVP is beyond who is standing out at this very moment...

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  4. Lou Gehrig, Don Mattingly and the Top 10 New York Yankees First Basemen

    In honor of the passing of New York Yankees 1950s first baseman Moose Skowron , here is a quick ranking of the top 10 Yankees first basemen of all time...

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  5. Moose Skowron: New York Yankees Great First Baseman Dead at 81

    One of the felicities of my position as an armchair baseball guy is that sometimes I can get out of the armchair and talk to my heroes...

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  6. Bryce Harper: Washington Nationals Calling Him Up a Good Move

    Bryce Harper was hitting just .250/.333/.375 at Triple-A Syracuse. In that sense, calling him up , as Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo just announced his team will do, might seem premature...

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  7. Delmon Young: Arrested, Still a Bad Baseball Player

    Update: In addition to assault, Young is being charged with a hate crime for making anti-Semitic remarks. "It was unclear what triggered the incident at the Hilton New York at about 2:30 a...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about over 2 years ago 313 reads 16 comments

  8. Carl Crawford: Should the Boston Red Sox Have Signed Him in the First Place?

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweets that Carl Crawford will miss three months. Unlike the recriminations in the aftermath of Michael Pineda’s injury, it’s fair ...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about over 2 years ago 1,960 reads 7 comments

  9. Chris Parmelee: It's Never Safe to Assume, but Especially Not with Head Injuries

    Last night, the Twins ’ Chris Parmelee took a Justin Thomas pitch off the bill of his helmet ( video here ). After laying motionless for a few moments, he got up and walked off under his own power...

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  10. Carl Crawford: Will Red Sox Pursue Torii Hunter If He's Done for the Season?

    Carl Crawford is off to see Dr. James Andrews on what Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine called “a fact-finding mission” to find out why his left elbow pains him when throwing...

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  11. New York Yankees: Is Brian Cashman the Most Overrated GM in Baseball?

    The headline to this article poses a question in the wake of Michael Pineda’s season-ending surgery. It’s one of the most difficult questions to answer in all of baseball...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about over 2 years ago 3,638 reads 25 comments

  12. Michael Pineda: How Will His Torn Labrum Affect the Yankees?

    The news just came down that Michael Pineda, the centerpiece of the Yankees’ offseason, has a torn labrum and will miss a minimum of a full calendar year following surgery on Tuesday...

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  13. Adam Dunn: Can a 180-Degree Turnaround Win the White Sox the AL Central?

    On Tuesday night, the White Sox suffered a 2-0 shutout at the hands of Oakland A’s left-hander Tommy Milone...

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  14. This Date in Baseball History: The Phillies Will Never Score Again

    Last night, the Phillies scored eight runs off of Diamondbacks pitching, aided by the free-falling Josh Collmenter, whose ERA rose to 9.82—deception will get you only so far...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about over 2 years ago 1,596 reads 4 comments

  15. Albert Pujols: Why Angels Star Will Never Provide Value Throughout His Contract

    Over at Baseball Prospectus today, the estimable Sam Miller has a (free) piece on Albert Pujols ’ slow start and whether it’s due to an expanding personal strike zone...

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  16. Yu Darvish Faces Hiroki Kuroda in Tonight's All-Japan Yankees/Rangers Matchup

    On Tuesday night in Texas, two natives of Japan will match up when the Yankees ’ Hiroki Kuroda takes the mound against the Rangers ’ Yu Darvish...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about over 2 years ago 1,152 reads 3 comments

  17. Arguing with Mitch Williams II: Firing the KC Royals' Ned Yost

    On Monday, the Royals lost their 11th game in a row, dropping their season record to 3-13. They have lost 10 straight games at home, the first time a team has done that in nearly a hundred years...

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  18. Arguing with Mitch Williams I: Bard and the Boston Bullpen

    It’s never a sign of good mental health to argue with the TV, although we all do it. I found myself in that dubious psychological state last night watching the Ol’ Wild Thing, Mitch Williams, on the MLB Network...

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  19. This Day in Baseball: The Dodgers from Sandy Koufax to Chris Capuano

    On Monday night, the Dodgers improved their record to 13-4, including 7-0 at home, with a victory over the Atlanta Braves (and Jair Jurrjens, a very good bet to be placed on a ...

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  20. Boston Red Sox About to Get Better... Maybe

    The Red Sox will start to get healthy today. Despite their miserable start and a pitching staff that is last in the league in runs allowed per game by a wide margin, Boston still rates a better than 50-50 chance of making the playoffs ...

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  21. This Date in Baseball: In Another Reality, Phil Humber Got a Raw Deal

    Given Saturday's perfect game , it is entirely appropriate that today we mark the 48th anniversary of Ken Johnson's losing no-hitter...

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  22. Top 5 AL MVP Candidates, Ivan Rodriguez, Pedro Martinez, Derek Jeter and a Gnu

    Today the B/R guys and I present another slideshow on MVP candidates. We figure you like ‘em. I like them, too. The only problem is that it feels way too early...

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  23. Fenway Park Anniversary or Not, Red Sox Lose Again

    Boston can officially stop looking for scapegoats. The Red Sox nor their manager did nothing "wrong" in this game, except that one of their supposed ace pitchers didn’t pitch...

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  24. Yankees Center Fielder Curtis Granderson's Ongoing Second Act

    When Curtis Granderson hit three home runs in Thursday’s game, he became part of a very short list of Yankees to have done so. Babe Ruth did it in the World Series twice—both times in St...

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  25. Fenway Park 100th Anniversary: Observations of the Celebration

    I’m morbidly inclined, so as I spent the last 45 minutes watching an endless parade of seemingly everyone living ever to play for the Boston Red Sox , I kept thinking of some of the greats who are not there today...

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