Category Archives: MVP

Josh Hamilton to Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Doubtful for Opening Day

Josh Hamilton’s tenure in Los Angeles hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations that came with the five-year, $125 million contract that he signed before the 2013 season. Now it looks as though he’s run into yet another speedbump. Angels’ … Continue reading

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Examining Ryan Howard’s Trade Value

The Philadelphia Phillies are in the early stages of a long-overdue rebuild. The club has already shipped off long-time face of the franchise Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers, parted ways with A.J. Burnett, and moved Marlon Byrd to the division-rival … Continue reading

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2013 MLB Preseason Predictions

It’s Opening Night in Major League Baseball and that means I’ve got just enough time to submit my preseason predictions before I look like a total slacker. You’ve all read about 10,000 of these by now, so there’s no real … Continue reading

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2011 MLB Predictions

Many of you may not know this, but it’s actually a federal requirement for all baseball bloggers to post their misguided preseason predictions. Okay, it’s entirely possible that there’s zero truth to that, but this is the one time a … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Predictions: Ten Burning Questions for the Minnesota Twins

Spring has officially sprung for the Minnesota Twins. Pitchers and catchers for the defending American League Champions reported to Fort Myers, Florida, for Spring Training on Sunday. That means that the Twins incredible playoff run in 2009 is officially part … Continue reading

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It Hurts So Good: Slugger Frank Thomas Set To Retire

Frank Thomas is officially hanging up the cleats. Thomas, 41, has scheduled a Friday press conference in Chicago—where he spent 16 of his 19 big league seasons—to announce his retirement. Thomas, one of the most feared sluggers of the past … Continue reading

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Countdown to Spring Training: 7 Days

For today’s entry on the countdown, I’ve decided to veer away from my hometown team and—for the most part—away from my era. Today’s Major League Moment is Kirk Gibson’s iconic pinch-hit home run off of Dennis Eckersley in the 1988 … Continue reading

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