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Joe Blanton: Needle in a Haystack?

If you are still reading after I started my blog post with the words “Joe Blanton” – thank you.  And bear with me, please.  I must admit, he conjures visions of the stereotypical innings eater, 5th starter on a middling … Continue reading

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Phil Hughes: From Power to Finesse?

Phil Hughes broke into the majors as a highly touted 21 year old in 2007, making 13 respectable starts for the playoff bound Yankee.  Sadly, the road to front of the rotation ace has been rocky, and over the past … Continue reading

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Mark Reynolds Needs to K More

The Baltimore Orioles spent the offseason completely re-tooling its roster from a team that went 66-96 in 2010.  Fans (and some analysts) showed some optimism after the team went 34-23 down the stretch after installing Buck Showalter as manager.  To … 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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Seattle’s Offensive Offense

Seattle and Baltimore are the two worst teams in the AL — but Seattle is clearly the worst offensive this year. But are they the worst offense ever? Continue reading

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Jim Edmonds and the Hall of Fame

On 9 August 2010, the Cincinnati Reds acquired Jim Edmonds for journeyman outfielder Chris Dickerson.  Recently turned 40, Edmonds has put together one of the quietest cases for the Baseball Hall of Fame in recent memory. A 7th round daft … Continue reading

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Dissecting Zack Greinke’s 2010 Season

This afternoon, Zack Greinke takes the mound for the 24th time in 2010 [Ed Note:  Greinke went 8 innings and surrendered 1 run in a no-decision that the Royals lost 2-1 in 10 innings].  Greinke survived (if that is the … Continue reading

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