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Dodgers Tee Off on Scumbag Kennedy, But Lose McCarthy

In earlier posts discussing how vastly improved are the 2015 San Diego Padres, I mentioned their outstanding starting staff that features a strong group of talented young hurlers, plus their one Achilles heel, baseball’s number one headhunter, that miserable trojan … Continue reading

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Did Robinson Cano Already Wear Out His Welcome?

On December 7, 2013, I queried “why in the world did Robinson Cano become the most overpaid human being in the history of the world?” My answer was: “…because he is a decent ballplayer who is the best of a … Continue reading

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Baseball’s Big Story is Not Tanaka or A-Rod but New Security Rules

At a time when the baseball world is just getting off the A-Rod high and and is now seeing headlines of the yankees “winning” the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes, the real baseball story of the year so far is about new … Continue reading

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Long-Term Contracts and Pitchers: Do They EVER Work Out?

In the history of huge contracts given to major league pitchers, the Dodgers have written the text book: The textbook on what NOT to do. The one caveat is that their gruesome history of throwing millions of dollars at unsuspecting … Continue reading

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MLB Salaries: Just How Much Is Enough?

Clearly, the Dodgers’ $216,301,909 2013 payroll was not enough to buy a National League title, and all the new york yankees could achieve by spending $228,995,945 on salaries was a third-place finish. From here, it seems assured that Guggenheim Baseball … Continue reading

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Cheapskate Yankees Alienate Fans, Likely to Lose Girardi

1. How to screw up a bobblehead night. I’ve been to many a Dodgers’ Stadium bobblehead night (during the equally cheapskate McCourt and Fox ownership years – I honestly do not know if it’s the same now under the Guggenheim … Continue reading

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Rumors Abound – Will MLB Actually Try to Invoke 100 Game Suspensions?

At what appears to be the dawn of Steroid Era II (or, as I prefer, Steroid Era Redux) a fight of major league proportions would appear to be on the horizon. While in a perfect world, baseball players would be … Continue reading

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