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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 August 3, 2014
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A lot of mediocrity this week… *Stats and records through 08/02/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 67-42 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s simply treaded water this week (3-3), but it was a good time to do it because nearly all of the teams in the Top 10 did the same thing.  The stats are deteriorating […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M June 9, 2014
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After a week off while I was on vacation, the MLB Power Rankings are back!  The top 3 is the same, and the gap between them and the rest is growing.   *Stats and records through 06/07/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 38-24 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s do not have the best record in […]

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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 Transactions: Odds and Ends

by Bill M December 9, 2013
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COLD AS ICE       I have to bring up one item from the recent deadline for tendering contracts to players on 40-man rosters.  I noticed a disturbing trend as Jeremy Hefner, Kyle McPherson, and Daniel Hudson were all non-tendered while recovering from Tommy John surgery. None of these guys was set to make much more than […]

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MLB Recent Transactions

by Bill M November 25, 2013
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MCCANN TO THE YANKS The New York Yankees were atypically quiet last offseason, and they were rewarded by missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and only the second time since 1996.  Hal and Hank Steinbrenner aren’t their father, throwing money around like a, well, Steinbrenner, but they know damn well that this […]

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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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MLB Breakdown: New York Yankees

by Bill M February 13, 2013
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When the inimitable George Steinbrenner made his way into the great beyond in 2010, the winningest franchise in professional sports history New York Yankees passed to his sons, Hank and Hal Steinbrenner.  The sons share the Old Man’s name, but that’s about it.  George spent money on the team like it was going out of […]

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