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Want to fix the MLB All-Star Game? Turn it upside down

As the promo count — if not the excitement level — builds for the 89th All-Star Game, do me a favor. Just off the top of your head and without googling, answer this All-Star question for me: Who was the All-Star MVP last year? Too tough for you? How about this one: Where was the […]

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Which players could the Cubs target at the trade deadline?

The Chicago Cubs have made a habit of making July trades under Theo Epstein, including acquisitions such as Jake Arrieta (2013), Addison Russell (2014), Aroldis Chapman (2016) and Jose Quintana (2017). This year should be no different, though there is the question as to what they have left in their farm system to use as […]

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Giancarlo Stanton finally seems to have settled in with Yankees

With a head-turning 111.0 mph exit velocity, Stanton’s 21st home run of the season was bombastically announced with a deep and bellowing crack that echoed throughout Yankee Stadium as the ball traveled deep toward the right-field bleachers. The sound of the hit was quickly eclipsed by the shouts and applause of a sellout crowd that […]

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Mike Trout and Mookie Betts have opposite approaches — and both are perfect

The answers to this mystery show some of the nuances of how each player approaches a count, and how each player’s count rhythm (to make up a phrase) can defy the broad generalities we draw about a player’s approach from their overall plate discipline stats. (Trout takes more pitches with two strikes, for example; Betts […]

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Phillies’ Vince Velasquez placed on 10-day DL; Pat Neshek activated

The Phillies activated right-handed reliever Pat Neshek in a corresponding move. Neshek has been sidelined this season by a strains to his right shoulder and elbow.nike nfl jerseys for cheap Velasquez, who is 5-8 with a 4.69 ERA, was struck in the forearm by Adam Eaton’s liner in the second inning of the Phillies’ 3-2 […]

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David Price on approach vs. Yankees: ‘Go back to that drawing board’

Another ragged start against the New York Yankees has Boston Red Sox starter David Price contemplating a new approach for the next time he faces them. With the home runs and earned runs piling up in Sunday night’s 11-1 loss at Yankee Stadium, Price knew that the plan he implemented in this latest outing against […]

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Pump the brakes on a universal DH, and MLB’s next big thing

There are some debates in baseball that just never go away. To be fair, baseball itself causes some of this by stirring the pot from time to time, and that’s not a bad thing. Anything that generates discussion is good. It shows that people care. People who care watch games and buy tickets. Thus, here […]

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Chris Sale shows he deserves to be part of AL Cy Young discussion

They used to say “Don’t pitch a lefty in Fenway Park.” The Green Monster is so close and gives up so many cheap home runs to right-handed batters and so many cheap doubles off the wall that it will eventually get in your head if you’re a southpaw. Whitey Ford was one of the best […]

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An alternate way to rank the value of fantasy catchers

In fantasy football, in which everybody plays once a week, it’s not all that hard to be up-to-date with a list of “going forward” rankings that takes into account any new injuries suffered by players at the skills positions. However, in fantasy baseball, it’s a nearly impossible task to adjust the top-300 list after every […]

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Cubs, Brewers square off again with first place at stake

An early June showdown awaits the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers this week, as they’ll renew their budding rivalry over the next three days with first place on the line. Just like a year ago at this time, the Brewers have dictated the standings from atop the NL Central. But unlike last season, the two-time […]

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