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Forbidden Loves: Right Player, Wrong Uniform.

February 14, 20201 Comment

“How can you not be Romantic About Baseball?” – Brad Pitt, Moneyball Ah yes, Valentines Day. Love is in the air, flowers are being distributed, and bad movies are being paraded everywhere. Most importantly, though, pitchers and catchers have reported to camp, ready to begin the epic journey towards baseball’s ultimate prize, the World Series. […]

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The World Series WAR Machine

January 28, 2020No Comments

Using Team WAR, we look at some interesting potential World Series matchups over the past three decades.

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Pulling the String: the Johan Santana Story

January 6, 2020No Comments

We reflect on Johan Santana, who came out of nowhere to dominate the baseball world only to fall apart in a cloud of injury late in his career, leaving us to wonder: what could have been?

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New Decade, Who Dis? AL Central Preview

December 9, 2019No Comments

You could say that the 2019 season for the American League Central was, quite literally, the best of times, and the worst of times. The division managed to produce a 101 game winner in Minnesota, while at the same time producing the worst team in baseball, the Detroit Tigers. The overall quality of the division […]

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