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Chapman trade is a win-win for Yankees and Cubs

Not that there was any doubt before today, but the Cubs are officially all in, World Series-or-bust mode for the 2016 season. The team is betting that the short-term PR headache they’re taking on in acquiring Aroldis Chapman will pay dividends in … Continued

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Chapman trade is a win-win for Yankees and Cubs

Not that there was any doubt before today, but the Cubs are officially all in, World Series-or-bust mode for the 2016 season. The team is betting that the short-term PR headache they’re taking on in acquiring Aroldis Chapman will pay dividends in … Continued

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Chris Sale’s five-game suspension is just the beginning

Baseball’s trade deadline causes the imagination to run wild, even if the byproduct is a whole host of silly ideas that would never, ever happen in real life. Say you’re the GM of a promising, young team with a World … Continued

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Chris Sale’s five-game suspension is just the beginning

Baseball’s trade deadline causes the imagination to run wild, even if the byproduct is a whole host of silly ideas that would never, ever happen in real life. Say you’re the GM of a promising, young team with a World … Continued

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Rangers’ Ian Desmond surprised in first half of the MLB season, who will surprise post-All-Star?

The Most Valuable Player in the American League during the first half of the season is a man who is playing a new position for the first time in his career and who remained unsigned until after Spring Training had … Continued

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Rangers’ Ian Desmond surprised in first half of the MLB season, who will surprise post-All-Star?

The Most Valuable Player in the American League during the first half of the season is a man who is playing a new position for the first time in his career and who remained unsigned until after Spring Training had … Continued

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Skills Challenge, anyone? How MLB could add more events to the All-Star Week

Major League Baseball is hosting the 87th Annual All-Star Game this coming Tuesday evening at Petco Park in San Diego. From the SiriusXM Futures Game, to the Home Run Derby to the game itself, you can catch all of the action … Continued

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Skills Challenge, anyone? How MLB could add more events to the All-Star Week

Major League Baseball is hosting the 87th Annual All-Star Game this coming Tuesday evening at Petco Park in San Diego. From the SiriusXM Futures Game, to the Home Run Derby to the game itself, you can catch all of the action … Continued

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All-Cubs infield headlines a stellar NL All-Star lineup

The infield at Wrigley Field has but one thing in common with a clear night sky in the middle of nowhere: It’s full of bright shining stars. Tinker to Evers to Chance, meet Bryant to Russell to Zobrist to Rizzo. The … Continued

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All-Cubs infield headlines a stellar NL All-Star lineup

The infield at Wrigley Field has but one thing in common with a clear night sky in the middle of nowhere: It’s full of bright shining stars. Tinker to Evers to Chance, meet Bryant to Russell to Zobrist to Rizzo. The … Continued

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Cubs-Reds was very weird and it’s all thanks to Joe Maddon

“That came out of left field and went back to left field and came out of left field again.” That was Cubs broadcaster Jim Deshaies immediately after the Cubs locked up a 7-2 15 inning win over the Reds as … Continued

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Cubs-Reds was very weird and it’s all thanks to Joe Maddon

“That came out of left field and went back to left field and came out of left field again.” That was Cubs broadcaster Jim Deshaies immediately after the Cubs locked up a 7-2 15 inning win over the Reds as … Continued

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MLB should host a pitchers-only Home Run Derby and here’s why

The only way to conceivably improve the Home Run Derby is to let Bartolo Colon participate in the Home Run Derby. The idea of pitchers competing in the Home Run Derby, once ridiculous, has begun gaining steam, with the likes … Continued

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MLB should host a pitchers-only Home Run Derby and here’s why

The only way to conceivably improve the Home Run Derby is to let Bartolo Colon participate in the Home Run Derby. The idea of pitchers competing in the Home Run Derby, once ridiculous, has begun gaining steam, with the likes … Continued

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Bryce Harper is every MLB pitcher’s worst nightmare

A counterpoint to astute Cubs manager, Joe Maddon’s stance on Bryce Harper. Bryce Harper is already the closest thing MLB has to Barry Bonds since, well, Barry Bonds. I paid $70 to watch Harper take numerous walks in Chicago on Sunday. Six … Continued

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Bryce Harper is every MLB pitcher’s worst nightmare

A counterpoint to astute Cubs manager, Joe Maddon’s stance on Bryce Harper. Bryce Harper is already the closest thing MLB has to Barry Bonds since, well, Barry Bonds. I paid $70 to watch Harper take numerous walks in Chicago on Sunday. Six … Continued

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Dee Gordon, Chris Colabello should have known better

A player getting busted for using performance enhancing drugs on the same team where Barry Bonds is employed as a hitting coach might break the very concept of irony. That it happened to a two-time NL All-Star and the reigning … Continued

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Dee Gordon, Chris Colabello should have known better

A player getting busted for using performance enhancing drugs on the same team where Barry Bonds is employed as a hitting coach might break the very concept of irony. That it happened to a two-time NL All-Star and the reigning … Continued

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Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter (and the Cubs 16-0 beatdown) in historical perspective

The Cincinnati Reds never had a chance on Thursday night against Chicago’s Jake Arrieta. You could see it on their faces and in their body language as they stepped into the box to face the ace Cubs fans have been hoping … Continued

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Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter (and the Cubs 16-0 beatdown) in historical perspective

The Cincinnati Reds never had a chance on Thursday night against Chicago’s Jake Arrieta. You could see it on their faces and in their body language as they stepped into the box to face the ace Cubs fans have been hoping … Continued

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Major League Baseball’s weirdest jersey numbers

When Luis Cessa came on in relief for the Yankees on April 8th, he officially became the best player in the Yankees’ storied history to wear No. 85. That’s because he is the only player in Yankees history to wear said number. Cessa’s … Continued

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Major League Baseball’s weirdest jersey numbers

When Luis Cessa came on in relief for the Yankees on April 8th, he officially became the best player in the Yankees’ storied history to wear No. 85. That’s because he is the only player in Yankees history to wear said number. Cessa’s … Continued

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Chicago Cubs’ loss of Kyle Schwarber isn’t the end of the world it may seem like

I received a text from a friend of mine who is a die-hard Royals fan within minutes of news breaking about Kyle Schwarber being lost for the season. “Sorry for your loss,” the text read flatly, and it took a moment … Continued

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Chicago Cubs’ loss of Kyle Schwarber isn’t the end of the world it may seem like

I received a text from a friend of mine who is a die-hard Royals fan within minutes of news breaking about Kyle Schwarber being lost for the season. “Sorry for your loss,” the text read flatly, and it took a moment … Continued

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