Category Archives: American League

Red Sox to Acquire Wade Miley from Diamondbacks

It’s not quite the same as signing Jon Lester, but it will have to do for now. The Boston Red Sox have agreed on the framework of a deal to send pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster along … Continue reading

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Twins Expand Search for Pitching, but Still Missing the Mark

The Twins came into the Winter Meetings in search of starting pitching…yet again. Finally, after sitting idly by for the better part of the first two and a half days of the Winter Meetings, it is beginning to look like … Continue reading

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Max Scherzer is Seeking a Contract Worth $200+ Million

Max Scherzer and his agent, Scott Boras – because of course it’s Scott Boras – aren’t going to beat around the bush, they’re looking to get PAID this offseason. While the baseball world anxiously awaits resolution on the Jon Lester … Continue reading

Posted in American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Cy Young, Detroit Tigers, Free Agency, James Shields, Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, MLB, MLB Winter Meetings, Scott Boras | 6 Comments

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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C.J. Wilson: A Poor Man’s Jon Lester?

While everyone waits for Jon Lester to decide where he’ll pitch for the next six-plus years, there are conflicting reports circulating about the availability (or lack thereof) of Los Angeles Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson. While it would make sense for … Continue reading

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Reactions from a Converted White Sox Fan: Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson Join the Dark South Side

I must admit, as a relatively new Minnesota Twins fan who converted after years of cheering the White Sox, seeing Samardzija and Robertson join the dark south side really stings. Not only are Twins fans watching the rival White Sox get … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, David Robertson, Detroit Tigers, Free Agency, Jeff Samardzija, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, MLB, MLB Trades, MLB Winter Meetings, Playoffs, Predictions, Torii Hunter, Trade Rumors | Leave a comment

MLB Winter Meetings: The Six Biggest Storylines

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all-ages; the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Let’s get ready to ruuuuuuuuuumble… And by rumble, I obviously mean partake in lengthy discourse about the relative long-term value of one … Continue reading

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Brett Anderson will be 2015’s version of Phil Hughes

Brett Anderson is an immense talent. I don’t think you’ll find anyone who will debate that the dude can flat-out pitch and pitch well. This has been obvious throughout Anderson’s career. Ole Red Beard, a compliment if ever there was … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Baseball, Brett Anderson, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Free Agency, Injuries, Minnesota Twins, MLB, MLB Winter Meetings, Phil Hughes | 2 Comments

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

Boston Red Sox Suffer Biggest Loss in November

My Faithful Readers, I come to you today with a heavy heart. I’ve just received some news that can only be described as devastating, heart-breaking, gut-wrenching and/or super-duper sucky. Boston’s blonde bombshell of baseball, Heidi Watney has officially parted ways … Continue reading

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I Almost Died Today…Maybe

It is entirely possible that I’m being just a tad hyperbolic, but let’s make one thing perfectly clear folks, Bostonians—especially those shell-shocked by an unanticipated collapse in an athletic endeavor—are a fragile group of people. Last night, as many of … Continue reading

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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

Posted in AL Central, AL East, AL West, American League, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Cy Young, Manager of the Year, MLB, MVP, National League, NL Central, NL East, NL West, Playoffs, Predictions, Projections, Rookie of the Year, World Series | 4 Comments

The Champagne is On Ice…

Let’s be honest, this is undoubtedly the best Minnesota Twins team that the club has had since 2006 and—arguably—the best overall team since the club’s fortunes turned around at the beginning of the last decade. As such, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Draft: Minnesota Twins Select Alex Wimmers with First-Round Pick

The Minnesota Twins drafted Ohio State pitcher Alex Wimmers with the 21st overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. This is the second-year in a row that the Twins have used their first-round selection on a highly-touted collegiate hurler. … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Draft: Fifteen Targets for the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins are often praised for doing things “the right way.” This sentiment—although cliché and not entirely accurate—generally defines the organizational importance placed on pitching, defense, small ball tactics, and player development. Although the Twins have seemingly eschewed the … Continue reading

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