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It was announced today that Brett Myers will be the closer for the Houston Astros.  It was a dumb move and again underscores the Starter or Reliever? baseball industry’s infatuation with overpaying and overvaluing a closer (Myers is due $10 Million this year).   While I...
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Spring training 2012 is in full swing. At one time it was mostly a Florida experience. It began when the Chicago Cubs moved its training from New Orleans to Tampa in 1913. The St. Louis Browns moved to St. Petersburg in 1914. According to the Tampa Bay Rays, more spring...
Classify this under the “Time really flies, doesn’t it?” department. Justin Verlander is about to begin his seventh big-league baseball season. You heard me. Seventh. But that should be of no bother to Verlander, who’s approached his career as if he was trying to experience everything it can offer...
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Our friends at NoMaas hit the nail on the head about how I feel about Russell Martin: Baseball Prospectus has published another article quantifying the effects catchers have on their pitching staffs, and once again, Russell Martin ranks among the top in the game. The money shot...
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The Ryan Zimmerman contract extension sent shock waves throughout baseball. Anytime a player is awarded a deal north of $100 million, its big news. The biggest waves, however, reached the shores of Port St. Lucie, despite the fact that David Wright and the organization...
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Let's face it.  Ryan Braun avoided the fifty game penalty he deserved for violating MLB's drug policy, on a technicality.  As we all know, in legal situations, the technicalities usually determine the outcome of the case. Of course, the technicality that Braun's skillful attorneys...
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His 50-game suspension and months of anxiety lifted from his shoulders, Ryan Braun carried only an equipment bag containing his bat and glove. No speeches or suspicions on this day. Braun took batting practice, shagged fly balls in the outfield and ran the bases like a little kid, relishing every...
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Ryan Zimmerman had previously set a Saturday, February 25th deadline for contract extension negotiations between himself and the Washington Nationals to avoid his contract situation being a distraction this season. Saturday, with the deal in its final phases, Zimmerman extended the...
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ARIZONA & FLORIDA - Spring training games are about to break out all over Arizona and Florida. How predictable are spring won-loss records to regular season records? Looking back to 2010, the eventual World Series Champion San Francisco Giants had the 3rd best record out of 15...
I was making my usual daily visit to Mets Blog and saw something that caught my eye. It appears that David Wright has decided to let the Mets front office come to him in regards to a new contract. Here’s what Mets Blog says he said; This afternoon at Digital Domain Park, David Wright...
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – There will be no drinking in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse this season. The team will ban alcohol in the clubhouse and on the last plane flight of road trips, new manager Bobby Valentine announced on Saturday. The move comes in the wake of last season’s September collapse in...
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Be sure to enter the 2012 Fantasy Baseball Team Name Contest. We already looked at the LestersLegends’ top 25 outfielders for 2012, but there are plenty of solid options out there..Power Options Desmond Jennings, Tampa Bay Rays:  Jennings is a combo guy. In 63 games he hit 10 HRs and stole 20...
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Mets left-hander Johan Santana took another big step forward on Sunday afternoon in Mets camp, throwing 72 pitches from a mound without feeling any sort of pain or discomfort in the shoulder that he had surgically repaired back in September of 2010. According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, Santana...
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BY DAN FLAHERTY Last year a prominent American League East team went into spring training answering questions about who would be their fourth and fifth starters. That team came out of the season as AL East champs. Unfortunately it was the New York Yankees, but with the Boston Red Sox facing similar...
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Jonathan Papelbon will soon wield the hammer after the aces work their magic for the Philadelphia Phillies. If you are second best, do you reach the peak after the top dog jogs in from the ‘pen for the final time? And what can be expected from the other 6 arms in the relief corps? WELCOME,...
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