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Elite Teams Raid Scrapheap, Hope To Turn Back Clock

The best team money can buy and the World Champs have each sent out their scouts, searching far and wide, for 2008. Rescue parties for both the Dodgers and Red Sox have found survivors, hoping that the clock can be … 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-Japanese Baseball Rule Changes Will Force $100 M on Tanaka

On the eve of the bidding war for Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka, Major League Baseball and the Japanese baseball establishment entered into an agreement that will have the net effect of vastly increasing the riches to be paid upon Tanaka, … Continue reading

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Are the Dodgers Building the Majors’ Best Bullpen or the Best Bullpen Ever?

The Dodgers ended last season with a red-hot closer in Kenley Jansen and in Brian WIlson they had one of the game’s best closers serving as the number one set-up man. They also had two darn good lefties in veteran … Continue reading

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Angels Big Gamble to Replace Trumbo

With the team having traded slugger Mark Trumbo away for two pitching hopefuls, the Angels already questionable offense suddenly developed a major hole. With few free agent possibilities around and with a pretty thin roster of expendable talent that could … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Talks For Matt Kemp Deal Make No Sense

Clearly, Matt Kemp has been a disaster for the past two seasons, missing half the Dodgers’ games with an assortment of serious injuries. But, he is still the guy who missed a grand total of 11 games over the preceding … Continue reading

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Who is Robinson Cano and How is He Worth 1/4 Billion Dollars?

It doesn’t matter and he isn’t. Period. But first, a couple of good things to say about Cano: NBC has a report that one of the big influences on Cano moving on was that he did NOT want to play … Continue reading

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Congrats to the Boston Red Sox, 2013 World Champs!

After last year’s disaster under the reign of Bobby Valentine, who blamed beer and fried chicken in the clubhouse for the problems he created, the Boston Red Sox were resurrected to unanticipated heights this year, thanks primarily to the leadership … Continue reading

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Guaranteed to Happen This Off Season

What will happen this winter (and in one instance next season) as 29 losing teams set their sites on the 2014 World Championship: 1. Kirk Gibson will flee the depraved confines of the Fascist Republic of Arizona and take his … 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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The Best Team Money Can Buy Will Watch The World Series on TV

The best team money can buy will watch the World Series on television with the rest of Los Angeles’ baseball fans, as they fell to the St. Louis Cardinals, a franchise that pays its players exactly $100 M less than … Continue reading

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