Tag Archives: Edinson Volquez

Pitching Match-ups Key to Angels’ Division Series Fate

As the Angels prepare to open their American League Division Series against Kansas City, they have gotten a lot of good news, but manager Mike Scioscia, one of the very best at his job in all of baseball, is going … Continue reading

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Pitching Matchup Was Key to Giants Easy Win over Pirates

As they regular season wore down to the end, the San Francisco Giants had a better chance of catching the Dodgers for the National League West Division lead than of failing to secure a wild card playoff spot. So, while … Continue reading

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My Picks, as the Baseball Playoffs Begin

On the eve of the 2014 Major League Baseball Playoffs, this is what’s going to happen: One Game Wild-Card: AL Oakland over Kansas City One Game Wild-Card: NL San Francisco over Pittsburgh AL Division Series: Angels over Oakland and Detroit … Continue reading

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Need For Pitching Produces Acts of Desperation

A few days ago, I wrote about how the Dodgers had grossly overpaid to sign Dan Haren to a free agent contract. In the past day or two, several other general managers have thrown about team riches with reckless abandon … Continue reading

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With Four Pretty Even Teams, What Will Make the Difference?

On the eve of the opening of the National League and American League Championship Series’, the four teams still standing appear incredibly evenly matched. Each team has a dominant ace, if not two, and each team has a star hitter … Continue reading

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Despite Big Lead, All Is Not Rosie at the Magic Castle

The Dodgers started today with a 12-game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks, but as the regular season is nearing an end and with the playoffs on the horizon, the Dodgers are not in the same position they occupied a week … Continue reading

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Ned Colletti’s One Big Mistake

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the great moves the Dodgers’ have made down the stretch, including wise pick-ups by General Manager Ned Colletti. However, signing Edinson Volquez was not one of them. In a sport that includes … Continue reading

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