Author Archives: Jeremiah Graves

About Jeremiah Graves

I am a professional library dude, a cheeseburger enthusiast, a wannabe writer, a slow-pitch softball center fielder, an avid hunter (of churros), a cat-person, and -- hopefully -- one of your two or three favorite Iowans.

Joey (Flips) Bats

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Ridiculously Early Trade Rumors are Upon Us

Major League Baseball’s trade season – and the bevy of crazy rumors and speculation that come with it – is officially upon us. The Mariners and Diamondbacks fired the opening salvo with last week’s six-player swap that was highlighted by … Continue reading

Posted in Aramis Ramirez, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Jonathan Papelbon, Mark Trumbo, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, MLB Trades, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Trade Rumors | Leave a comment

Cheap Seat Chronicles’ 2015 MLB Staff Predictions

It seems like ages ago that we were debating whether or not Alex Gordon could have scored in game seven of the World Series (he couldn’t), but in reality it was just a few short months ago that baseball went … Continue reading

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Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling

I’ve been a pro wrestling fan my entire life and, unlike a lot of people, I’ve always been more than willing to admit as much. As such, it probably won’t come as much of a shock to you that I’ve … Continue reading

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Alex Rodriguez Issues Hand-Written Apology to Fans

Alex Rodriguez was slated to issue a public apology to fans at Yankee Stadium this spring, but that all changed earlier today when Rodriguez switched gears and issued a hand-written letter apologizing to fans for his past indiscretions. The Yankees … Continue reading

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Padres Not Done Yet, Reportedly Targeting Yoan Moncada

The ink has barely dried on the four-year pact the Padres made with James Shields, but general manger A.J. Preller is already working on his next move. The newest target appears to be free agent Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in A.J. Preller, Baseball, Brandon Maurer, Brandon Morrow, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Derek Norris, Free Agency, Josh Johnson, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, MLB, National League, NL West, San Diego Padres, Wil Myers, Will Middlebrooks, Yoan Moncada | Leave a comment

James Shields Signs Four-Year Pact with the San Diego Padres

It took him the entire offseason to find the right deal, but James Shields finally landed a new contract. Shields and the San Diego Padres have agreed on a four-year, $75 million pact that will allow him to pitch close … Continue reading

Posted in A.J. Preller, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Derek Norris, Free Agency, Ian Kennedy, James Shields, Jon Lester, Justin Upton, Kansas City Royals, Matt Kemp, Max Scherzer, MLB, NL West, Odrisamer Despaigne, Playoffs, Robbie Erlin, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Tyson Ross, Wil Myers, Will Middlebrooks | 1 Comment

Trying to Find a Team for Dayan Viciedo

Dayan Viciedo was released by the White Sox on Wednesday after the club designated him for assignment the week prior. Viciedo, 25, should – in theory – be an interesting option for a number of clubs. He’s young, he’s still … Continue reading

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Phillies Could Trade Cliff Lee in Spring Training

The Phillies are in the midst of a long overdue rebuild and it’s looking more and more like a full-on clearance sale for established – and well-paid – veteran talent. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has already moved Jimmy Rollins … Continue reading

Posted in A.J. Burnett, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Cy Young, Injuries, Jimmy Rollins, Jonathan Papelbon, Marlon Byrd, MLB, MLB Trades, Philadelphia Phillies, Ruben Amaro Jr., Ryan Howard, San Diego Padres, Trade Rumors | Leave a comment

Victor Martinez to Undergo Knee Surgery

Detroit Tigers slugger Victor Martinez received some bad news Thursday when he learned that he’d torn the medial meniscus in his left knee and will require surgery. Martinez, 36, will go under the knife on Tuesday with renowned surgeon Dr. … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Detroit Tigers, Injuries, MLB, Victor Martinez | 1 Comment

Ranking the Top Landing Spots for James Shields

It’s been a very long and – undoubtedly – very disappointing offseason for James Shields, but it appears as though it is finally reaching a conclusion. Jon Morosi of FoxSports is reporting that Shields has a number of offers in … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Free Agency, James Shields, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals | 3 Comments

Josh Hamilton to Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Doubtful for Opening Day

Josh Hamilton’s tenure in Los Angeles hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations that came with the five-year, $125 million contract that he signed before the 2013 season. Now it looks as though he’s run into yet another speedbump. Angels’ … Continue reading

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Game On: Yoan Moncada is a Free Agent

Yoan Moncada has been waiting for quite some time, but – as of today – he is officially a free agent. The star prospect is now free to sign with any Major League Baseball team and make lots and lots … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Free Agency, International Signing, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Yoan Moncada | 1 Comment

Super Bowl XLIX: CSC Staff Predictions

I don’t know if you’ve heard the news, but apparently there’s a football game taking place this afternoon. Rumor has it that it’s a pretty big deal too. Who knew? You’d think with something this important they’d talk about it … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Belichick, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Football, Marshawn Lynch, New England Patriots, NFL, Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl, Tom Brady | 2 Comments

WWE Royal Rumble Preview and Predictions

The WWE’s Road to WrestleMania begins tonight with the Royal Rumble live on the WWE Network and pay-per-view. The Royal Rumble emanates from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and should be an exciting event. The top two matches … Continue reading

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