Monthly Archives: November 2009

WWE Survivor Series: Five Things We Learned

At the end of every pay-per-view, we are left with many questions and few answers. However, last night at Survivor Series—in a rare change of pace—we were left with plenty of definitive answers. Sure, there are plenty of questions we … 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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Frugal Fish: Josh Johnson and Florida Falter on Four-Year Pact

Once a cheap team, always a cheap team. The Florida Marlins have reportedly “reached an impasse” with ace Josh Johnson regarding a proposed four-year contract extension. Matt Sosnick, Johnson’s agent, was reportedly seeking a deal very similar to the four-year, … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu: Mike Lowell May Be on Red Sox’s Trading Block

The Boston Red Sox are considering acquiring a marquee first baseman. The club is reportedly interested in San Diego’s Adrian Gonzalez and Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera. If either one is acquired in a trade, the Red Sox would move incumbent first … Continue reading

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Garrett Atkins and Colorado: Stuck Between a Rockie and a Hard Place

Garrett Atkins is a man without a job, yet he is still gainfully employed. It may sound like the ultimate contradiction, but it’s merely a sign of the times in Major League Baseball. Many teams are currently at a tipping … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins: Jason Kubel’s Long Road Back Leads to the Top

Jason Kubel is finally where he belongs, at the top. After a career-best season in 2009, Kubel, 27, proved to be one of baseball’s premier designated hitters, working at a considerably lower rate than many of his contemporaries. At this … Continue reading

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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

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