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Current Hughes, Joba Situations are not Unique

Saturday, September 14th, by Chuck

Much has been made of late surrounding the struggles of Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain and whether we are seeing the last of them in a Yankee uniform. With both performing below expectations and about to enter free agency, one has to believe neither will be wearing pinstripes come 2014.
Many people, myself included, have been [...]

Thursday, July 18th, by Chuck

The second half of the season starts tomorrow (technically, we’re already past the half-way point, as all teams have played at least 91 games), and as usual the rumor mill is in full swing.
Just like it has been at the All-Star break in every other year.
First and foremost on the list is teams setting themselves [...]

Tuesday, May 21st, by Chuck

First off, apologies for not posting as often as I said I would, no excuses, just haven’t been as determined to write as in the past. I’ve said a couple of times I was losing interest and cutting back on stuff, and if you know me via Twitter or on other sites you’ll see that’s [...]

Sunday, March 3rd, by Chuck

By:  Bob Owens

1. First place. Tampa Bay Rays.

Why? Well, reason number one has to be their manager, Joe Maddon. Recently Maddon stated that he intends to use his top four starters at least 200 innings each this season. Contrast that approach to other teams who dictate their starters throwing 75 pitches a game, [...]

Happy Spring Training Day!

Thursday, February 14th, by Chuck

Pitchers and catchers have reported, and in most cases position players have started to trickle in as well. The Arizona Diamondbacks have their first “full-squad” workout later today, and by the weekend all teams will be going through the motions of getting ready for the new season.
This off-season was one of the strangest I can [...]

Thomas Wayne’s Hall of Fame Ballot

Tuesday, January 8th, by Chuck

By: Thomas Wayne
Best way to get a tried and true baseball fan riled up is to tell them who does or doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame when said fan carries an opposing opinion. We’ve all cried out for those who are in Cooperstown but shouldn’t be and those who have been left out [...]

Thursday, December 20th, by Chuck

By Thomas Wayne
A couple of weeks ago, the Tigers signed Anibal Sanchez to a five year deal worth $80 million dollars. I personally thought this was crazy for that sum of money even though I think Sanchez has a solid upside at the tender age of 28.
Today the new brass in charge of the Cubs, [...]

Tuesday, December 11th, by Chuck

By: Cameron Nelson
When you watch sports, you of course have a home team. Usually, it is your home team in the traditional sense; it’s the team closest to you, they’re likely on TV three or four times a week and maybe you get to a couple of games during the season.
Having lived the first twenty [...]

Tuesday, December 11th, by Chuck

By: Cameron Nelson
When you latch onto another “home” team, there’s usually one or two special moments that get you started. I like to call it “the bandwagon moment”. Sometimes it’s fleeting, but sometimes it catches you just enough for you to stay on the wagon just long enough to develop that secondary place in your [...]

Tuesday, December 11th, by Chuck

By: Cameron Nelson

When you watch sports, you of course have a home team. Usually, it is your home team in the traditional sense; it’s the team closest to you, they’re likely on TV three or four times a week and maybe you get to a couple of games during the season.
Having lived the first [...]

Sunday, November 25th, by Chuck

According to a tweet this morning by ESPN Baseball Analyst Buster Olney, voting  ballots will be mailed this week to the 570 or so accredited members of the BBWAA for the 2013 Hall of Fame election.
As has been discussed here and elsewhere for years now, the talent level on the next few ballots would make [...]

Friday, October 5th, by Chuck

Today:
Texas over Baltimore
St. Louis over Atlanta
Division Series
AL
Yankees over Texas in five
Oakland over Detroit in four
NL
Washington over St. Louis in five
Cincinnati over San Francisco in five
ALCS
New York over Oakland in six
NLCS
Cincinnati over Washington in seven
World Series
Cincinnati over New York in six

Point/Counterpoint: What Does Red Sox Roster Purging Say for Valentine’s Future?

Sunday, August 26th, by Chuck

Well, it’s been an interesting last couple of days to say the least. The stunning  deal pulled off by the Dodgers and Red Sox on Saturday was a shocker in more ways than just the number of players involved.
Picture this;
1) It was a waiver deal.
The way waiver claims work after the trading deadline is the [...]

Saturday, June 9th, by Chuck

I had thought about doing some kind of brief draft review, but figured no one here would care about what the Padres did, and by the time I got around to studying what all thirty teams did, we’d be closer to next year’s draft.
So, I decided why not just review what “we” did here at [...]

Friday, May 11th, by Chuck

Sorry guys, I hate to bring up those three dreaded words again…
I was having a text conversation with a buddy last night talking about what would happen if baseball ceased after this year. With the new CBA imposing financial penalties on irresponsible overspending, what would happen to the game if a dozen teams just folded up [...]

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