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Bill Parker

  • joined Sep 25, 2012
  • last login Jul 08, 2014
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Sabathia, Verlander, and ever-vanishing fastballs

Are Sabathia and Verlander breaking, or has access to information just clouded our judgment?

Braun doesn't owe Laurenzi a damn thing

Braun is guilty, and admitted as much, but that doesn't mean Laurenzi did his job any better.

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Erik Bedard, the Astros, and losing a one-hitter

Houston is far from the first team to lose a one-hitter, and we look at some of history's weirdest one-hit losses to prove it.

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Pitchers who should've hit their way into the Hall

"Helping your own cause" should count.

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MLB All-Star Game 2013: First-time all-stars

This year's mid-summer classic is stuffed with first-time all-stars.

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MLB ASG 2013: All-time most pitiful pity all-stars

Sometimes, trying to honor the game just results in embarrassing everyone involved.

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The NL Central, baseball's best division

In an unexpected turn of events, the NL Central has been the league's most top-heavy division.

Is David Ortiz the greatest DH ever?

We know he's great, but where on that scale is he sitting?

Is Yasiel Puig's MLB start the best ever?

Yasiel Puig's first couple of weeks in the majors have been impressive, to the point where we need to ask if they're the best in history.

Baseball's best: Miggy or Tulo?

It might be more of an open question than you think.

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Rule 10.07(f)

A weird and little-known rule means triples are being handed out to players who just don't hit them.

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Where has Justin Morneau's power gone?

He used to be one of the league's most productive sluggers, but lately, his power has mysteriously vanished.

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Is Ike Davis just not that good?

For the second consecutive year, Ike Davis is playing horrifically to begin the season.

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The surging, first-place Indians

The Tribe has erased all traces of their poor start with a few weeks of dominance over contending clubs, but will it continue?

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Is the Royals' start for real?

The Royals spent the off-season improving, and it's paying off early, but will it last?

MLB
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Bryce Harper's first 162 MLB games

The Nationals' phenom has had an incredible run, but just how good was this first year?

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First place Red Sox striking out everyone

Boston pitchers are on a record strikeout pace, but will it keep up throughout the season?

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Jackie Robinson's Missing MVP Awards

Justly remembered for being a pioneer of integration, he was also arguably the best player of his day.

Time to standardize the DH

It's silly that the modern game hasn't introduced the DH to the National League yet, given all the other changes in the game

MLB
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Five surprising Opening Day roster decisions

It's Opening Day, and with it has come a handful of surprising roster decisions

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Nolan Arenado: An extra month could cost a year

The Rockies (and Ken Rosenthal) enjoy a moment of irrational exuberance about a prospect, but service-time issues trump any reasonable rationale for having him in the lineup on Opening Day.

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Learning to love the WBC

The World Baseball Classic might not be what everyone wants, but in some ways, that's just fine

MLB
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Cecil Fielder, 50 homers, and the Steroid Era

Cecil Fielder thinks those who came after him tarnished his own greatness, and says so through the newspaper

Bob Nutting: all over the place

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Sometimes things just happen. Building your expectations off of fluke occurrences is a recipe for disappointment.

Josh Hamilton Denigrates Dallas

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When athletes chose to make sweeping characterizations of their former fanbases, disaster inevitably ensues.

Is Las Vegas Underestimating The Red Sox?

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Las Vegas doesn't like the 2013 Red Sox very much, but they might want to change that if they plan to make money

Felix Hernadez Contract: Mileage, Not Years

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Felix Hernandez has a new seven-year deal. Though any such contract entails risks, have the Mariners brought him up carefully enough to mitigate them?

Nick Johnson: The OBP King Who Never Was

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As Nick Johnson hangs up his spikes, Bill Parker looks back at the amazing feats of his career.

Delmon Young: A User's Guide

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A Twins fan who spent years rooting -- that might not be the right word -- for Young details the features of your exciting new outfielder.

White Sox Pitchers are Very Left-Handed: So What?

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The White Sox are set to have a highly imbalanced pitching staff, perhaps one of the most heavily left-handed of the last 40 years. Is that a competitive advantage or disadvantage?

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