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MLB: American League Preview

by Bill M April 9, 2015
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Welcome to MLB 2015!  Here’s a quick outlook for each team.  I’ll tackle them in order by my predicted order, picking up with the American League today. AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST  BOSTON RED SOX The Sox are trying to go from worst-to-first for the second time in the last three years, and I think at least […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M May 20, 2014
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*Stats and records through 05/17/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 27-16 (Last Week – #2) The A’s were #2 last week and put together a 5-1 record this week, posting the most combined WAR in the majors during the period.  They also now have the best season combined WAR.  I was close to putting them #1 […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M May 12, 2014
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*Stats and records through 05/10/2014 #1 – COLORDO ROCKIES, 23-16 Sure, we know they have the Coors Field advantage offensively, but led by Troy Tulowitzki’s crazy explosion, they have an OPS 98 points higher than any team in baseball.  That’s just crazy.  To put it in perspective, you have to go down to #24 on […]

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MLB Breakdown: Boston Red Sox

by Bill M February 18, 2014
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NOTE: The team write-ups are based on my preparation for my fantasy season rather than trying to breakdown teams or focus on actual MLB.  The main fantasy format I play is Scoresheet baseball, which is a simulation service, so skills are more important that counting numbers for me.  But, a good player is a good […]

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MLB Transactions: Yankees Gain One and Lose One

by Bill M December 8, 2013
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Last week was a very busy for the Hot Stove, and the two biggest moves involved the league’s most visible team, the New York Yankees.  On Wednesday, they signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a huge contract, and then the very next day they lost long-time 2B Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners for a much larger […]

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Big Papi Most MVP-iest MVP Ever?

by Bill M November 1, 2013
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In the modern age, I think you can chalk up the performance we just witnessed from David Ortiz as the greatest we’ve seen in any baseball playoff series, much less the World Series.  Add in his well-publicized dugout pep talk the inning before Jonny Gomes’ 3-run blast in Game 4 that turned the series, and […]

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2013 American League Mid Season Report

by Bill M July 9, 2013
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Traditionally, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game marks the “mid-point” of the season, but the game is actually held 3-4 week past the actual midpoint.  This report finds you about a week late, as last Sunday, June 30, 2013 marked the actual mid-point when most of the teams had approximately 81 games played. So, I […]

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MLB Predictions 2013

by Bill M April 2, 2013
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The last thing I want to do is emulate the ESPN Radio buffoons Mike & Mike, so I cannot call these “predictions sure to go wrong.”  I guess I’ll call them predictions that will piss me off in October. We can grind and grind on these things, but that’s probably the best thing about baseball, […]

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