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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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Red-Hot Kole Calhoun Making Up For Trout Loss

For the last three years plus, the Angels’ Kole Calhoun has been one of the top right fielders in the American League, playing solid defense, hitting for power, driving in runs and averaging in the .270s. As this season began, … Continue reading

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Can’t ANYBODY Hit the Ball?

Tonight, the LA Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers, two teams each occupying first place in their respective National League divisions, played a robust 12 innings of baseball, 12 innings that saw three runs scored while 42 batters struck out. Before … Continue reading

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You’re Kidding, Right?

Let me get this straight, former yankees’ shortstop derek jeter, a hero to millions for his ability to hit and field and throw a baseball and who raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in income over a lengthy career, … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Pitching – One Giant Mess, or Not?

This off-season can be divided into two segments as far as the potential makeup of the Dodgers’ 2016 pitching staff is concerned, first one of exclusion, followed by one of inclusion. That hopefully ongoing second segment has so far featured … Continue reading

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Brandon Beachy Will Try to Write Tommy John History

Stuff”>Dodgers’ brain trust went out with their silver platter overflowing with cash and handed out millions upon millions upon millions of dollars to every historically injured pitcher they could uncover, the guy with the least chance of ever earning his … Continue reading

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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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Baseball’s Pace-of-Game Tweaks Miss the Obvious

In 1974, the average major league baseball game took two hours and 29 minutes. They still play nine innings and there are still three outs per inning, but in 2014 the average game time had increased to three hours and … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Upheaval – Day Two

When I wrote “In the Midst of a Dodgers’ Upheaval” yesterday, the team, well, actually new head of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, had begun what looked like an almost total makeover of the best team that money could buy, ignoring … Continue reading

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