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About all of this “David Price to the Cubs” business…

With the Chicago Cubs boasting a completely stacked farm system, especially in terms of positional prospects, and a stated desire to spend on pitching this offseason, it was only a matter of time before the rumors of them going after David Price started to spiral out of control, especially now that they lack a true ace with Jeff Samardzija having been […]

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Dugout Digest – the sinking Royals

So….how about those Royals? Kansas City was on top of the world a month ago, at 39-32 and sitting in first in the AL Central after taking the first three games of a four game series with the Tigers. Since then, Kansas City has fallen into a downward spiral. They’re 9-18 since, and have moved […]

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The most exciting walk offs of the week ending July 20th

I was just going to do a “recap of the first half of walk offs” this Monday…but there were so many walk offs this weekend that couldn’t be ignored. Thus, we’ll have a traditional most exciting walk offs of the week feature this week, covering a three-day period that was chock-full of action.

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Dugout Digest – the deadlocked National League

What’s going on in the National League right now is crazy. On the morning of July 21st, all three divisions have a tie at the top of them. The Nationals and Braves are deadlocked in the NL East, the Brewers and Cardinals are tied in the NL Central, and the Dodgers and Giants are knotted […]

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Colby Lewis is here to inform us that baseball has more unwritten rules

Already familiar with baseball’s assorted unwritten rules? Apparently, we all need to update our handbooks, according to Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis. During the fifth inning of Saturday’s Rangers-Blue Jays game, with Toronto holding a 2-0 lead, Lewis had a major problem with Colby Rasmus laying down a bunt to get a base hit. With two […]

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Dugout Digest – picking up ground in the Central

What’s the best way to pick up ground on the division leader? Well, beating them head to head, of course. The Cleveland Indians needed to pick up some ground on the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central, and they’ve done just that since the All-Star Break. On Friday, the Tribe won 9-3. On Saturday, the […]

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World Series or Bust: Angels overpay to get their closer

The San Diego Padres have had a hard time in their search for a new GM, but perhaps they might want to just stick with their current GM-by-committee arrangement as the trio of Omar Minaya, A.J. Hinch and Fred Uhlman Jr. just made themselves a heck of a deal by capitalizing on an Angels team […]

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Dugout Digest – we’re back

Thankfully, the season is back underway after what seemed like an eternity. I’m not sure we really gleaned much from one night of games, aside from the race for the AL’s second Wild Card tightening up even further and the National League’s dregs getting pushed further down. We also saw a trade, as Huston Street […]

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‘The Battered Bastards of Baseball’ will utterly charm you

You’re going to love The Battered Bastards of Baseball. Period. Full stop. Inning over. If you’re a baseball fan, this movie will charm you and keep you smiling throughout its 80-minute run time. Boot up your Netflix account, find this movie in the catalog (which shouldn’t be too difficult, since Netflix acquired this film directly), […]

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The longest homers of the first half

It’s been an awesome first half for long homers. We’ve been tracking them week by week and, as the season begins anew today, we’re going to bring you the longest homers we’ve seen over the first three-plus months of the season. Only one player appears in the top ten twice, and I’m pretty sure you […]

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Dugout Digest – the second half

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome back. I trust that you all enjoyed you All-Star Break. Anyway, live MLB action finally starts back up today, and after a week of digesting the first half, complaining about the All-Star Break, and previewing the second half, we’re ready for some baseball.

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10 most compelling second-half storylines to follow

Let the second half of the 2014 MLB season begin! Each of baseball’s six divisions are closely contested (also resulting in tight wild-card races), which should make for some fun baseball during the next two-and-a-half months. Potential trades and playoff races will naturally be the stories followed most closely from now through September. But zooming […]

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The best defensive plays of the first half

We’ve reached the unofficial midway point of the 2014 MLB season, and we’ve seen some memorable plays this year. We figured that instead of just reliving the best defense from this weekend, it would be better if we relived the best defense from the entire first half. There hasn’t really been that one iconic catch […]

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The Outside Corner’s midseason awards spectacular

The All-Star game is now behind us, and we have the second half of baseball to look forward to over the rest of the summer and into the fall. While midseason awards really don’t have much meaning, they’re a fun little gimmick that we like to roll out during the All-Star Break every year. Anyway, […]