MLB Preseason Predictions

By Andrea Mills (Guest Writer) The 2014 MLB season officially kicked off today, so obviously this is the time to make final predictions. People in fantasy baseball are putting the finishing touches on their teams, and managers are finalizing their starting lineups and rotations. Below are predictions for division and wild card winners, as well as major awards. National League East

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Building a Baseball Team for Baseball Fans

By Zach Dammel As is almost implicit in the title of “baseball fan”, irrationality is a trait I share with many others when it comes to our beloved teams. Don’t get me wrong: I can be objective in consideration of other peoples’ favorite teams, but sometimes my overzealousness (read: dedication) can get in the way of a fair assessment of

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Tainted Baseball

By Brendan Larson Major League Baseball has decided to implement a temporary rule discouraging and stopping baserunners from running over catchers. This rule is going to be used to stop “the most egregious collisions at home plate.” I get it that the league does not want Buster Posey-esque injuries to occur, but the rule is a mistake. This is a

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Derek Jeter: The End of An Era

By Henry Greening Last week, legendary Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter announced that he would retire following the 2014 season. Jeter is by far the longest tenured player of the Yankees, starting for the team as a rookie in 1996.  He led the team to a World Series title that year and was unanimously named Rookie of the Year.  Jeter has

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MLB Offseason Review: Top 5 Offseasons

By John Deighton As pitchers and catchers begin to report to spring training, and the Alex Rodriguez lawsuit put to rest, the Major League Baseball offseason has officially ended. During the offseason, every team looks to add missing pieces to their roster. With Spring Training right around the corner, let’s look at the five teams who made the best moves

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The Next Mr. 3000

By Brendan Larson As of the end of the 2013 season there have been roughly 17,500 players ever to play in the MLB. Less than 0.5% high school senior baseball players will ever be drafted by an MLB team. Major League Baseball is notorious for its extensive farm system, so being drafted by an organization is far from a sure-fire

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Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers Future

By Matt Bui What would you do with $215 million dollars over a span of seven years? This is the question that Clayton Kershaw is facing now.  At a healthy 25 years old, Clayton Kershaw is now the highest paid Major League Baseball player. In fact, he is the first MLB player in history to sign a contract that pays

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The Tough Bouncer that is Cooperstown

By Brendan Larson Yes, six living inductees were selected to have their bronze busts cast on the hallowed halls in Cooperstown for this first time in over 30 years. Tony Larussa, Bobby Cox, and Joe Torre were absolute no brainers as three of the five winningest managers of all time. Three of the top five! Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and

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Emerald State of Mind: Why Cano Can Lead Seattle to the World Series

The playoffs are as foreign to Seattle baseball fans as fire was to the first caveman. The last time the Mariners played post season baseball I was in grade school and Wikipedia was in its first year of publication. That was back when Ichiro was a rookie, Felix Hernandez was throwing 90 MPH as a freshman in high school, and

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The Free Agency Carousel

By Dan Reiner To put it simply, a ton has happened in baseball this offseason. It’s still December and we’ve seen many of the game’s top free agents flee for new uniforms in 2014. Some signings have great potential, others are highly questionable, and many players are still looking for new teams. Let’s take a look at what will work

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