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Critical Moment for MLB’s Best Team, the LA Angels

In a season that has seen the America League West leading Los Angeles Angels use only six different starting pitchers through their first 125 games, they have established themselves as the best team in baseball and are currently on a … Continue reading

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NL West Figures To Be Only Dodgers & Giants For Years to Come

The five teams than comprise the National League West have in recent years fallen into two categories, with the Dodgers and Giants in one, and the Rockies, Padres and Diamondbacks in the other. Either the Dodgers or Giants have won … Continue reading

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The 2014 All-Star Game: LA Wins and Loses

Well, the 2014 All-Star game is history, and hopefully Los Angeles partisans won’t have to put up with too much more of the yankee love-fest for their retiring shortstop. The idea of millionaire stars parading around the county for a … Continue reading

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The Saga of Alfonso Soriano, and Kevin Towers’ Latest Blunder

I’ve never been a fan of Alfonso Soriano. At the beginning of his major league career he was unquestionably the worst defensive second baseman in the game, and in virtually any clutch situation, he could be counted on for a … Continue reading

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2014 Pitching as the Season Nears the Halfway Point

Sorry Mark Buehrle, but won-lost records aside, the two most dominant starting pitchers in the majors this season have clearly been Tim Hudson and Johnny Cueto, and with last night’s dominant effort against the best team that money can buy, … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Long Road Back for Josh Beckett

Yesterday I wrote about how the Dodgers needed a shakeup right about now, to provide the kick in the behind they received a year ago when Yasiel Puig was called up. Well, maybe the comeback of Josh Beckett that hit … Continue reading

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Mike Scioscia Had Too Much of a Good Thing

After a series of disastrous appearances, Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia made the correct move in demoting closer Ernesto Frieri and inserting veteran set-up guy Joe Smith to that role. Smith stepped up and was brilliant, recording three saves in three … Continue reading

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This Week in Pine Tar and Other Bad Stuff in Sports

As major league pitchers continue to tear elbow ligaments at a frantic pace, classless, cheating pretenders to major league status like the yankees’ Miguel Pineda lie, cheat and steal, wasting the opportunity of honestly performing their craft in front of … Continue reading

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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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