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It wasn’t supposed to go down like this. As August turns to September in this sometimes God forsaken 2012 baseball season, this isn’t whatTigers fans had in mind for Labor Day weekend. The worries were supposed to be the usual for this time of the year: getting the kids back to school; figuring out...
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Baseball teams have "bad" season's because of many reasons. The team has terrible pitching. Their hitting, or fielding sucks. The managers a total jerk, and in the Boston Red Sox case this season, players just refuse to perform for a manager they don't care for. Miami Marlin owner Jeffrey Loria, on...
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The Dodgers have been criticized for the finances of the Adrian Gonzalez trade, but the investment will be profitable under a new television contract. While the Dodgers added nearly $250 million in Boston salaries to take on Adrian Gonzalez in their recent acquisitions, the ownership could take in...
I understand everyone’s desire to try their best to extend the career of Chase Utley. I’ve heard the suggestions, like everyone else has, for the past couple of years. “Put him in the outfield.” “Try him at first.” Aside from the obvious 250 pound issue at first in Ryan Howard, some of the...
In 2003, when baseball enacted the “Competitive Balance Tax”, the concept was that it would force large market teams to spend less. After all, there was nothing inherently fair about watching the New York Yankees have a payroll of $188 million, and the Kansas City Royals have a payroll of $39...
Passing out "Bobbleheads" to the first 20-25 thousand fans entering the ballpark is nothing new. What is "new" the "Bobblehead" is Vin Scully. Scully has broadcast Dodger games since 1950 and at age 84 still brings a level of drama to games that few can rival. Scully, as his friends call him, is a...
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Though missing the playoffs for a third straight season is a tough pill to swallow for the Boston Red Sox, times like this can be useful to the organization. Players who are only known by name that have spent a lot of time in the minor leagues, finally get a chance to show their stuff at the major...
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August 31, 1990, the Houston Astros complete one of franchise’s best trades ever, acquiring minor league infielder Jeff Bagwell from the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Larry Andersen. The Red Sox initial offer of Triple-A third baseman Scott Cooper to get Larry Andersen from the Astros for the stretch...
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In this article, I will be breaking down three young players who will take the next step in the 2013 season, as well as three players who will see their stats take a dip. 3 Up Eric Hosmer, KC: All the scouts love his tools and ability. After a fantastic rookie season in 2011 (.293, 19 HR, 73 RBI's...
Bullpen Banter: Adam Dunn After a long pause, Bullpen Banter is back. This week, Russ and I discuss Adam Dunn and milestones. Eugene: I’ve been reading a lot about Adam Dunn and his chances of getting in the Hall of Fame (I’m in the process of comparing his number to the current members of the Hall...
One of the key players the Boston Red Sox received in the recent trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers was pitching prospect Allen Webster. Webster made his debut in the Red Sox organization last night in double-A Portland against New Hampshire. His debut was not smooth sailing to say the least....
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The New York Mets have managed a slight turn around in the last several days. When the club was in the midst of its tailspin, including a six game losing streak lowlighted by a four game home sweep from the Colorado Rockies, rumors began to swirl about the future of manager Terry Collins. Collins,...
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(PhatzRadio / USA Today) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ free-wheeling spending spree that brought former Boston Red Sox players Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the team has many in baseball calling them the New York Yankees of the West. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the...
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On August 30, 2006, Boston right-hander Curt Schilling fans Oakland slugger Nick Swisher with his trademark splitter to record the 3,000th strikeout of his career becoming the 14th pitcher to reach the milestone. After recording the strikeout Schilling said, "Earlier in my career, the two guys I...
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Cliff Lee finally won a game at home.  It took him 11 months and 21 days since his last victory at Citizens Bank Park, but he finally earned that first home win.  It has been a miserable season for Clifton Phifer Lee to say the least.  The former Cy Young Award winner collected just his third win...
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