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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 Box Scores At A Glance

by Bill M June 4, 2014
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BOS 3 @ CLE 5 Rookie J.R. House continues decent run since being called up, gets win. Peavy continues descent. Bourn a catalyst lately. Sox rookie Alex Hassan with a Golden Sombrero in his second career MLB game.   PHI 0 @ WSH 7 Jordan Zimmermann gets off the snide with 8 scoreless. Ryan Zimmerman […]

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MLB Box Scores At A Glance

by Bill M May 22, 2014
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DET 10 @ CLE 11 (13 innings) I cheated and found that the game had a bunch of clutch hits and ended on a bases loaded balk.  Go Tribe!  Zach McAllister is officially a dumpster fire. Josh Tomlin truly earns the win with 6 Ks in 3 IP to finish the game.  Brantley with 4 […]

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MLB Box Scores At A Glance

by Bill M May 21, 2014
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This is going to be a series where I take a look at the box scores and share my first impressions in a stream of consciousness sort of way.  Hopefully it sheds some light on some nuggets you can get from a box score and be entertaining at the same time. BAL 9 @ PIT […]

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Fear and Loathing in Small Samples

by Bill M May 8, 2014
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Every year you have some guys that start out like a house of fire in the first month of the season.  Who can last and who will fade? Who the fuck knows, but at least I can give it a shot on a few guys… HOT-SO-HOT Charlie Blackmon (OF, COL) put up good minor league […]

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MLB Fantasy Breakdown: Chicago Cubs

by Bill M March 11, 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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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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MLB Breakdown: Kansas City Royals

by Bill M March 13, 2013
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With just one winning season (2003) since the strike shortened year of 1994, Royals GM Dayton Moore decided it was high time the Royals made a splash this offseason.  They traded a package of prospects, inclining top prospect Will Myers, to Tampa Bay for “Big Game” James Shields and Wade Davis.  It was the kind […]

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MLB Breakdown: Toronto Blue Jays

by Bill M February 21, 2013
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“Build from within” is the mantra in baseball in the 2010s, especially in small markets.  Toronto is not a small market, but they have acted as one up until this offseason, so we’ll pick up before then. Following the mantra, once a team has built a strong minor league organization, there are a couple of […]

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The DH is Changing

by Bill M November 15, 2012

I’ve always felt that the AL had the advantage with the DH.  When teams meet in interleague or the World Series, in they use the rules from the league of the home team.  In an NL park, sure, there are some NL pitchers that don’t embarrass themselves with the lumber; but let’s face it, they’re […]

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