Author Archives: stevenkunkel

Pitch Clock Coming to Minor League Baseball

Earlier this week, it was reported that Major League Baseball is currently in the process of instituting a pitch clock to be used in Minor League games. Personally, I hate this. I get that a lot of people think this … Continue reading

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Rays’ Ben Zobrist traded to Athletics for Jaso and Daniel Robertson

Of all of the places I thought Ben Zobrist would land, Oakland is not where I imagined he would end up. Athletics’ GM, Billy Beane, has been in the midst of a fire sale this offseason trading away or letting … Continue reading

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At the Very Least, Torii Hunter is Pretty Funny

Twins fans everywhere this Winter have either been celebrating or dreading the fact that the Twins anteed up $10M to a player worth probably more to the Twins for nostalgia than on the field production. To those who have dreaded, … Continue reading

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The Oregon Ducks Looking for a Crystal Beak

The Oregon Ducks, led by Mark Helfrich, are the epitome of new age college football. In fact, they’re absolutely flamboyant about it – whether it is their vast array of jerseys or their controlled-chaos brand of football – the Oregon … Continue reading

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Ohio State Single-Handedly Changing College Football Landscape

Ohio State, no one expected you to be here. The Big 10 was left for dead in week two when the conference had a disastrous showing in their non-conference schedule. When Michigan State lost to Oregon, Ohio State was sunk … Continue reading

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James Shields: Don’t Forget the Punch

I really hope James Shields signs somewhere nobody expects. I hope he signs somewhere where he’s not about to be thrown in the middle of an already solid rotation, surrounded by already solid players, where he’s an afterthought for that … Continue reading

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Robinson Cano Should Say “I Told You So”

Last Winter, Robinson Cano was caught up in a whirlwind of a free agent market. As a career Yankee, Cano had accomplished everything he could ever dream of. He was a perennial All-Star, a World Series champion, the Yankees’ second basemen, … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Derek Jeter, Free Agency, MLB, New York Yankees, Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners | 1 Comment

Red Sox Please Show Mercy

It must be nice to be rich and the Boston Red Sox, this offseason, are rich in talent. They are so rich in talent that it makes this Twins fan bury my head in shame over our “number 1 and … Continue reading

Posted in AL East, American League, Baseball, Ben Cherington, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Jackie Bradley Jr., Mike Napoli, MLB Trades, MLB Winter Meetings, Mookie Betts, Pablo Sandoval, Rusney Castillo, Shane Victorino, Yoenis Cespedes | Leave a comment