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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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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: Tampa Bay Rays

by Junior D February 14, 2013
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The Rays spent the first decade of their existence languishing at or around the bottom of the AL East.  They originally spent money on a few over the hill free agents (Wade Boggs, Jose Canseco, Fred McGriff), a strategy that blew up in their faces.  They did not rest on their laurels, however, and shifted […]

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Evan Longoria Inks “Hometown” Extension With Rays

by Bill M November 27, 2012

Evan Longoria signed a 6 year, $100 million extension to the 4 years and $36 million left on his current deal.  While $136 million sounds like, and actually IS a TON of money, the general consensus is that this is an unbelievable hometown deal for the Tampa Bay Rays.  This comes out to just $13.6 […]

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