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The Sighing Gut Punch: My Cole Hamels Emotions


In which I uncover some challenging, confusing feelings and advocate being punched in the gut.

Robinson Cano and the lineup protection myth


There's an increasing amount of chatter that says the Mariners have to "protect" Robinson Cano in the lineup or his offense will be wasted. Don't fall for it.

Inspiration Over Calculation


Josh Reddick may never amount to much in right field. Before he makes an All-Star game, or signs the BIG contract, he may end up skewered on a foul pole or grated by a chain link fence somewhere....

The End of the Run as We Know It, and I Feel Fine


I am confident the Phillies are going to be pretty bad this year. And I can't wait for the season to start.

Josh Donaldson vs. a Curveball


How do hitters adjust to different pitch speeds? Let's find out.

Salary arbitration: A necessary evil

We take an inside look at the salary arbitration process through those who have experienced it on both sides. Kenley Jansen and the Dodgers reached a contract agreement last week, making seven straight years the club has avoided a hearing.

The Royals rotation in gross hyperbole


They're alright.

Reflections on growing up with Jeter's Yankees

I have never watched the Yankees without Derek Jeter on their roster. Next year, that will all change.



Boy, I'm sure you were wondering when I would write about myself. Aren't you lucky ...

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