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The Vagaries of Managing in the Major Leagues

After another bad season for a struggling Detroit Tigers’ roster, manager Brad Ausmus was fired. Almost immediately his name was among the first mentioned for each major league managerial opening, first with the New York Mets, and then for the … Continue reading

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Those Pesky American League Awards

Since I gave my ideas about the 2017 MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year Awards for the National League yesterday, I guess it’s only fair to do the same for that other league: After pitching seven three-hit … Continue reading

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End of MLB PreSeason and Start of the Real Thing, and Awards

When I was growing up, there were 16 major league baseball teams, eight in each league, with no divisions. The eight in each league played for first place, as that team that finished first was the ONLY team that went … Continue reading

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Is Brandon McCarthy Out In Dodgers Now Six-Man Rotation?

With a brilliant first start from new number two starter Julio Urias, with continued solid work from Alex Wood, and with the return of the $48 Million man Rich Hill set for Monday night, the Dodgers begin tonight’s three game … Continue reading

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Matt Shoemaker, Ace By Default

At the start of the season, I wrote about the Angels great young triumvirate of starting pitchers, which then included Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney and Hecto Santiago. Not on that list, but next in line, were Nick Tropeano, who only … Continue reading

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Latest Dodgers’ Rumors Just Crazy: Do Not Dump Greinke For Lester!

So this morning the buzz all over the baseball rumor mills is that the Dodgers are shopping co-ace and former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke, in order to position themselves for a winning free agent offer to Jon Lester. This … Continue reading

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How Valid Are Sports Awards Based Only on the Regular Season?

Throughout almost all of the 2014 major league baseball season, certainly after his return from the disabled list in May, there was little question that the most dominant pitcher in the game was the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw. His 21-3 won-lost … Continue reading

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And The Regular Season is Over – Playoffs Begin in Two Days

The most overrated pitcher in baseball, David Price, looked like the most underrated today, as he led the Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Twins, giving Detroit the American League Central Division title, and making the Royals a wild … Continue reading

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The Up-and-Down Status of Dodgers’ Pitching

Despite the Dodgers increasing lead over the Giants in the the NL West Division and despite having the league’s best record, the Dodgers’ starting staff is really in a strange position right now. On one hand, Clayton Kershaw is the … Continue reading

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