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The Arrieta Effect

Over the last few days I’ve been asked my thoughts on the Philadelphia Phillies’ signing of Jake Arrieta. Arrieta signed with the Phillies for $75 million on a 3 year term. This is a brilliant contract in my opinion the fact that this deal is only a 3 year term is what makes this a […]

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Shifting the Mindset on the Shift

There is a saying in the world of baseball that the ball will always find the man who is out of position. Which makes all the shifting in baseball a true test of a ball player’s skill. The idea of shifting really wasn’t something that was done all that often throughout the history of baseball. […]

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18 In 18: New York Yankees Edition The Storylines for the 2018 Season

#1 HOW WILL AARON BOONE DO? Aaron Boone is the new man at the helm of the Yankees lineup card. The question is how will he and the his coaching staff set the lineup. How will he handle the first losing streak ? How will he deploy the bullpen arms ? What will his style […]

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Top 10 Center Fielders Right Now

Every year the MLB Network has a Top Ten Right Now series at every Position and here I will breakdown my top 10 at every position. Some you may agree with and some you might not everyone’s list would probably be different in some way shape or form and that’s the beauty of baseball always […]

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Top 10 Starting Pitchers Right Now

Every year the MLB Network has a Top Ten Right Now series at every Position and here I will breakdown my top 10 at every position. Some you may agree with and some you might not everyone’s list would probably be different in some way shape or form and that’s the beauty of baseball always […]

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LA Angels of Anaheim: How to get from the “Out”-field to the World Series in 2018. The Path Needed to Make it Happen Part 1

Imagine if you will it is November 1st, 2018 and what was thought to be improbable at the beginning of the year has happened. Mike Trout raises the Commissioner’s Trophy over his head. “The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are your World Series Champions” you hear Fox announcer Joe Buck yell out! Now let’s back […]