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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Baseball

Carl Crawford’s Agents Using iPads to Market Their Big Prize

There’s nothing wrong with using the latest technology to get what you want.  In Carl Crawford’s case, the desired result is money.  He’s going to get lots of it, so giving each potential suitor a $500 gift that’s fully loaded with — well, Carl Crawford — doesn’t sound like a bad idea. According to Hardball…Read More

MLB Hot Stove Analysis: Victor Martinez, Aubrey Huff

The Detroit Tigers are said to be close to signing free agent catcher Victor Martinez to a four-year $50 million deal.  Martinez, 32 in December, is coming off a .302/.351/.493 season for the Red Sox where he hit 20 home runs and drove in 79 runs, hitting in the middle of the Sox lineup.  He…Read More

Red Sox Should Make Derek Jeter a Massive Offer

A few days ago we explained to you how signing Derek Jeter could hinder the New York Yankees’ ability to bring in other big-name free agents, such as Cliff Lee.  What we forgot to mention is that the Red Sox have the ability to make life even more difficult for the Yankees.  We forgot to…Read More

Derek Jeter Deal Could Cost Yankees Other Free Agents

Yes, even the Yankees can overspend.  Believe it or not, every business has some sort of budget.  Sports franchises are certainly businesses, and while the Yankees may look like a bottomless pit of money the line must be drawn somewhere.  Derek Jeter could push New York toward the line. The Yankees have found themselves in…Read More

Lack of Mariners Run Support Made Felix Hernandez Deserving Cy Young Winner

King Felix has finally earned his crown. The 24-year-old right-hander from Venezuela was announced as the American League Cy Young Award winner on Thursday. With just a 13-12 record his Cy Young victory symbolizes a major league change in the game. What’s at stake anymore? Is it fantasy or is it real? Mathematicians using sabermetrics…Read More

San Francisco Giants World Series Title Has Created Serious Dodger Blues

‘Tis the winter of our discontent. I presume Bill Shakespeare wasn’t thinking baseball when he wrote that line, but he could easily have been speaking for Dodger fans everywhere in 2010. ‘Tis true Los Angeles, the San Francisco Giants are World Series champions. I would have paused to let that line sink in, but I…Read More

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