Category Archives: NL West

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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Curtis Granderson Heads to the Yankees in a Blockbuster Three-Team, Seven-Player Trade

The New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly completed a blockbuster trade that has seven players switching teams. All-Star center fielder Curtis Granderson goes from the Tigers to the Yankees. Pitcher Edwin Jackson goes from the Tigers … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, AL East, American League, Arizona Diamondbacks, Austin Jackson, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Curtis Granderson, Daniel Schlereth, Detroit Tigers, Edwin Jackson, Ian Kennedy, Max Scherzer, MLB, MLB Trades, New York Yankees, NL West, Phil Coke, Trade Rumors | 2 Comments

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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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

Scott Hairston: Movin’ on Up (the Coast)

In an attempt to add some power to an otherwise lackluster lineup, the Oakland Athletics traded two minor leaguers to acquire Scott Hairston from the San Diego Padres today. Hairston was hitting .299 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI … 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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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

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Top Five Under-the-Radar Signings

This offseason has been one unlike any other in recent memory. Tons of talent was available via free-agency, but most teams were in penny-pinching mode. As a result, numerous superstars and role-players remain unsigned with the countdown to Spring Training … Continue reading

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