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

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