Tag Archives: AL East

AL East: Why do people think the Yanks are Heading to the Playoffs?

The MLB season officially began last week in Japan, with the Mariners’ extra inning victory over Oakland, but for me it opens Thursday when reigning MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander takes the mound against Jon Lester and the … Continue reading

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Blue Jays Lost 2010 Season

 Lost Year for the Blue Jays? Much of the press about the Toronto Blue Jays has focused on three things: (a) Cito Gaston’s swan song as manager and the aggressive approach he has encouraged his hitters to take; (b) … Continue reading

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Adrian Beltre — Underappreciated and 31

Adrian Beltre:  Appreciation of the best third baseman of a Generation? In December 2004, Adrian Beltre signed a 5 year, $64M contract with the Seattle Mariners, coming off one of the greatest seasons ever put together by a third baseman.  … Continue reading

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Nick Swisher’s New Approach at the Plate

Nick Swisher’s Power Surge? With two more homers on Monday night, Nick Swisher continued his monstrous year in pinstripes (though it is worth noting his ISO this year is nearly identical to his 2009 number, a fact that might temper … Continue reading

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Nick Markakis — Star of the 2011 Trade Deadline?

Nick Markakis – Trade Bait? Two years ago, Nick Markakis appeared to be on the threshhold of an enormous career, and the face of a once proud franchise for the next decade.  In the 18 months since signing a contract … Continue reading

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