Category Archives: National League

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

Posted in AL Central, AL East, AL West, American League, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Cy Young, Manager of the Year, MLB, MVP, National League, NL Central, NL East, NL West, Playoffs, Predictions, Projections, Rookie of the Year, World Series | 4 Comments

2010 MLB Predictions: Better Late Than Never

It’s pretty obvious that the posts haven’t exactly been coming hot and heavy in the past month or so. Things have been very busy at work and there was a fair amount of travel in the mix as well, but … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, AL East, AL West, American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Minnesota Twins, MLB, National League, NL Central, NL East, NL West, Playoffs, Predictions, World Series | 3 Comments

Countdown to Spring Training: 3 Days

Since today is Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d post a Major League Moment that I’ve been enamored with since childhood. Much like yesterday’s video, today’s clip is another that all baseball fans have seen time and time again over the … Continue reading

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Florida Marlins Forced to Increase Payroll, Should Fans Increase Expectations?

The Florida Marlins are adding payroll, whether they like it or not. That is the agreement that Major League Baseball and the players’ union have come to after years of watching Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria line his pockets with money … Continue reading

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MLB’s Winter Meetings: Winners and Losers

Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings have officially come to a close. What we saw this week was a lot of talking and very little action from most teams, but a few intrepid general managers forged headlong into the free agent … Continue reading

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Randy Wolf Signs with the Milwaukee Brewers

Another one bites the dust. An already weak crop of free agent starters just took another hit as left-hander Randy Wolf has reportedly inked a three-year deal deal worth just under $30 million with the Milwaukee Brewers. The deal, which … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Free Agency, Injuries, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, National League, NL Central, Randy Wolf | 1 Comment

2010 All-Free Agent Team – National League

This year 171 players filed for free agency. Of the 171 total free agents, 99 are from the National League and 72 are from the American League. Unlike last year’s class of free agents, only a select few in this … Continue reading

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Placido Polanco Signs with the Philadelphia Phillies

Placido Polanco is coming back to Philly. After spending four and a half years in Detroit, the Phillies have reportedly signed the 34-year-old to take over as the club’s everyday third baseman. The contract is believed to be a three-year, … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer’s Potential Trade Destinations, Minnesota’s Worst-Case Scenario

It’s almost time to let the real “Hot Stove Season” begin in earnest. Barring some unforeseen blunder by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Joe Mauer will be crowned the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player on Monday afternoon. When … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, AL East, AL West, American League, Awards, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Free Agency, Joe Mauer, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, MLB Trades, MVP, National League, New York Mets, New York Yankees, NL Central, NL East, NL West, Texas Rangers, Trade Rumors | 1 Comment

Starting Five: A Look at the Contenders for the NL Cy Young Award

On Thursday afternoon the Baseball Writers Association of America will announce who they’ve voted as this year’s National League Cy Young Award winner. Unlike the American League Cy Young, there is no single front-runner for the award. Rather, there were … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Wainwright, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chris Carpenter, Cy Young, Dan Haren, Javier Vazquez, MLB, National League, Tim Lincecum | Leave a comment

Dan Uggla’s Stubbornness is Hurting His Trade Value

Dan Uggla has no qualms about changing teams. Changing positions, however, is a whole different ballgame. Uggla, 29, is due a substantial raise via arbitration, and finds himself on the trading block as a result. The Florida Marlins aren’t inclined … Continue reading

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Bryce Harper: Prodigy, Savior, Teenager

Super prospect—and by “prospect,” I mean “teenager”—Bryce Harper has officially stated that he plans to forgo his final two years of high school so that he can enter next year’s amateur draft.   Harper, just 16-years old, has decided to … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, History: Johnson Takes Aim at 300

Tonight Randy Johnson will attempt to make history…yet again. Tonight, at 45 years old, “The Big Unit” will attempt to have his cake and eat it too…yet again. Tonight the San Francisco Giants southpaw makes his first bid for career … Continue reading

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Mat Gamel: the Future is Now (or Never)

On Friday the Milwaukee Brewers announced that third baseman Bill Hall has a partial tear in his left calf and will be sidelined for four to six weeks. Four to six weeks would cover the majority of Spring Training, putting … Continue reading

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Salvaging the Dodgers’ Offseason

Step one: end negotiations with Manny Ramirez. Step two: sign Orlando Hudson and before the ink has even dried on that contract, sign an outfielder with some pop, perhaps Ken Griffey or Garret Anderson. The Dodgers’ offseason has been, for … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Dunn, Baseball, Bobby Abreu, Casey Blake, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Free Agency, Garret Anderson, Joe Crede, Ken Griffey Jr., Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Manny Ramirez, MLB, National League, NL West, Orlando Hudson, Rafael Furcal, Randy Wolf | Leave a comment