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MLB: National League Preview

by Bill M April 7, 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, starting with the National League today. NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST WASHINGTON NATIONALS Really going out on a limb with this one.  After signing the belle of the ball free agent Max Scherzer this offseason, the Nationals […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M July 29, 2014
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And away we go with the unofficial 2nd half getting underway. *Stats and records through 07/26/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 64-39 (Last Ranking – #1) After coasting for a couple of weeks leading into the All-Star break, Oakland came out with guns a blazing (6-3 since the last ranking).  They are still just dominant in […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M July 14, 2014
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The last Power Ranking before the All-Star Break.  It will be very interesting to re-visit this list in October. *Stats and records through 07/12/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 58-36 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s have kind of been coasting the last couple of weeks (4-3 in each week), but they also still have the […]

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MLB Fantasy Breakdown: Cincinnati Reds

by Bill M March 12, 2014
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NOTE: The MLB team write-ups are based on my preparation for my fantasy season rather than trying to breakdown teams with a 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 […]

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National League Wild Card Game – Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds

by Bill M October 1, 2013
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As a long-suffering Pirates fan, it’s actually not all that hard to think back to little-known Francisco Cabrera lining a baseball to Barry Bonds in leftfield; knobby-kneed Sid Bream rounding third base and [supposedly] beating Barry’s throw to home plate, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the ninth in Game 7 of the […]

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Brandon Phillips Needs to Use His Inside Voice

by Junior D July 20, 2013
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As a fan of all sports I have respect for certain players. Players that do their job, don’t complain and seem like fun people that you would want to hang out with. Brandon Phillips was one of those players for me. He has been in Cincinnati forever and with his new contract he will most […]

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2013 National League Mid Season Report

by Bill M July 10, 2013
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NL EAST           Huh, what do you know?  Sitting pretty with this division. WHAT WENT RIGHT Everything?  All of the teams were predicted in the correct order, but how they got there has been a little different than I expected.  So, I won’t belabor you by patting myself on the back […]

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Recommended MLB Game

by Bill M April 18, 2013
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The Marlins/Reds game in Cincinnati this evening features two intriguing young pitchers that I can’t wait to see lock horns: Jose Fernandez for the Marlins and Tony Cingrani for the Reds. Fernandez is a consensus Top 10 prospect in all of baseball who was surprisingly thrust into the Miami rotation when both Nate Eovaldi and […]

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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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MLB Breakdown: Cincinnati Reds

by Bill M March 19, 2013
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The Reds are a good team and a solid franchise all the way around, and that’s a pretty “master of the obvious” statement given that they won 97 games and the NL Central last year.  But their greatest strength is probably the fact that they don’t really have a weakness.  They also have tremendous continuity […]

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