Category Archives: NL East

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: 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

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Seven Suitors for Free Agent Second Baseman Felipe Lopez

It shouldn’t be like this. For Felipe Lopez, coming off a career year, it simply shouldn’t be like this. Lopez, 29, is coming off an incredible season in which he split time between Arizona and Milwaukee. On the whole Lopez … Continue reading

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New York Mets Acquire Gary Matthews Jr.

It took a while, but Gary Matthews Jr. finally got his wish. Matthews, 35, has reportedly been traded to the New York Mets in exchange for a yet-to-be named “low salaried pitcher” off the big league roster. Matthews’ former team, … 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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Brave Decision: Rafael Soriano Accepts Atlanta’s Arbitration Offer

Rafael Soriano just threw a curveball and Frank Wren didn’t see it coming. In a move that the Atlanta general manager hadn’t planned for, Soriano has accepted the arbitration offer from the Braves and will return to the club for … Continue reading

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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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Atlanta Braves on a Warpath: Club Bolsters Bullpen, Turns Attention to Big Bats

Atlanta is at it again. Just a day after acquiring Billy Wagner to serve as the club’s new closer, the Braves have reportedly signed free agent reliever Takashi Saito to a one-year deal. According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports, Saito’s … 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

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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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Former Met, Edgardo Alfonzo is Keeping His Big League Dreams Alive

Baseball can be a great game, a dream come true, if you will. However, baseball can also be a fickle game. That sentiment rings especially true for Edgardo Alfonzo. Alfonzo was once one of the top infielders in all of … 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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Where Does Tom Glavine Go from Here?!

  Future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine was released by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.   This shocking move came just days after Glavine had thrown six scoreless innings in his latest rehab start. The Braves claim they released Glavine … Continue reading

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It’s a Dunn Deal

It finally happened. Adam Dunn, he of the five consecutive 40-homer seasons, has found a new home in Washington DC.   Dunn reportedly signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Nationals, presumably to play first base and hit cleanup … Continue reading

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