Tag Archives: MLB

MVP by Default?

Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw facing off.                (Garrett Wilson http://monkeywithahalo.com/)

Southern California is now home to the reigning AL and NL MVP. Camden Palmisano has his take on the awards and whether Kershaw deserved to win as a pitcher. (Photo: Garrett Wilson)

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How the Kansas City Royals Sparked Baseball

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Jarrod Dyson celebrates with Kansas City fans after a thrilling 12-inning victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Kansas City treated fans to a 9-8 win in the 12th inning in the team’s first playoff appearance since 1985 (Photo: Jill Toyoshiba/Kansas City Star)

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White Sox Planning to Bounce Back in ’15

White Sox rookie, Jose Abreu, smashes one of his 35 long balls.

Jose Abreu looks to be the main piece as the White Sox work to become perennial contenders.

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What the Past Month has Taught Us

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There are plenty of surprises and easy predictions in the first month of the MLB regular season.

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Yankees Edge Cubs in Tanaka Sweepstakes

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As always, the Major League Baseball offseason has brought about several marquee free agent races. In December, former New York Yankee and perennial All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano signed with the Seattle Mariners for a 10-year deal worth a whopping $240 million, making it the fourth-largest contract in MLB history. Although the Yankees missed out more »

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Not Cocky, Just Confident

There is something to be said for humble baseball players. Guys who do not run their mouths or act like they are the greatest man to ever walk on a diamond, but simply go out every day and play ball. I have always been a supporter of someone who lets his play do the talking, more »

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McDonald’s, the NFL and MLB

Forbes says that every day, despite the fact that healthier options exist, McDonalds serves 47 million people worldwide.  McDonald’s has mastered the art of figuring out and then giving people what they want.  Just like McDonald’s, the NFL is constantly trying to tweak its product to maximize profits.  Because of this aggressive business plan, the more »

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What We Have Learned So Far

By: Grayson Schmidt More than any other sport, baseball is a sport of patience. This holds true as a player, and as a fan. 162 games is a long (almost too long) season and since we are only two weeks in, overreaction should be kept to a minimum. Baseball is a streaky game and a more »

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Hot topics in the Valley of the Sun

For the past three years, I’ve had the privilege of traveling west to the Martian land of Arizona to attend Spring Training for my beloved Chicago Cubs. No matter the final standings from 2012, Spring Training is a magical time for every team. Previous victories and defeats are washed away, and for a few brief more »

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The Marlins Fans’ Declaration of Independence

We hold this truth to be self-evident, that Jeffrey Loria is the worst owner in baseball. We acknowledge that he is endowed by his money and position with certain rights, among which is the power to run the baseball team he owns any way he sees fit. However, in order to secure those rights, expectations more »

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