Brett Taylor

  • joined May 05, 2008
  • last login May 14, 2013
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Lead writer at Bleacher Nation, Contributor at Bleed Cubbie Blue. Husband, father, former Junior Olympic Alternate Bowler.

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MLBullets: Yankees Giftwrap Brooms


The Tigers get the credit for the ALCS sweep, but the Yankees are as much to blame as the Tigers are to applaud.

MLBullets: Selling Matt Holliday A Chest Protector


The Giants and Cards square off today, two days after Matt Holliday took out Marco Scutaro with a borderline dirty "slide." Should Holliday fear reprisal?

MLBullets: Yankees In A Spot Of Trouble


After losing the first two games of the ALCS, and losing Derek Jeter to a broken ankle, the Yankees will have to win on the road.

MLBullets: Rangers And Hamilton Likely To Part


Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan isn't thrilled that Hamilton decided to quit chewing tobacco mid-season (which likely affected Hamilton's performance), and didn't offer much of a defense when asked if...

MLBullets: Gridlock In DC


All of the divisional series are tightening up, but things are even tighter in DC, which is bracing for its first playoff game in 79 years.

MLBullets: Reds And Tigers In Command


Both the Reds and Tigers have 2-0 leads as their divisional series shift locations. The Tigers will go for the sweep in Oakland, while the Reds will have a chance to sweep at home.

MLBullets: Win or Go Home, Folks


It's win-or-go-home for the Braves/Cards and O's/Rangers. Sure, the one-game nature of today's excitement is artificially created, but, hey, excitement is excitement.

MLBullets: The Final Day Is Here


Implications abound in the American League, where the Rangers and A's will play each other to settle the West, and the Yankees will try to avoid having to face the Orioles in a tiebreaker tomorrow...

MLBullets: Playoff Teams Just About Identified


With just three games left in the regular season, almost all of the playoff spots are locked up.

MLBullets: Boston GM Seems Over Bobby Valentine


Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is already talking about the offseason like it will include another managerial search.

MLBullets: White Sox Announcers Are Biased


The Wall Street Journal studied local broadcasts, finding that the duo of Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone are the most home-team friendly crew in all of baseball. By a mile.

Checking In On Playoff Races And Other MLBullets


There's just a week left in September, and almost all of the playoff races are still at issue.

The Brewers And The Playoffs And Other MLBullets

After sweeping the Pirates, the Brewers are now the next-closest Wild Card team, and the Pirates are a game under .500.

Blue Jays Suspend Yunel Escobar For Slur

The Toronto Blue Jays have suspended shortstop Yunel Escobar after he wore eye black bearing an anti-gay slur.

The AL Divisional Races Are Tight And Other MLBullets

Each of the AL divisional races is separated by three or fewer games. It's shaping up to be another exciting late September.

The Cardinals' Wild Card Path Is Clear And Other MLBullets

The Cardinals currently hold a two game advantage in the race for the second Wild Card, and they've also got the most favorable strength of schedule in the last few weeks of the season.

Brewers And Phillies For The Playoffs? And Other MLBullets

With each team now at .500, the possibility of the Phillies and/or Brewers making the playoffs doesn't seem as ridiculous as it once would have.

The Nationals Need Only Four Starters Anyway And Other MLBullets

The Nationals have shut down Stephen Strasburg, and will proceed as though he just got hurt and they lost him for the year. Or something like that.

Brandon McCarthy Stable And Other MLBullets

Oakland A's starter Brandon McCarthy is recovering after a line drive to the head forced him to undergo brain surgery.

The Yankees And O's Are Equals And Other MLBullets

The Yankees held a lead atop the AL East for almost three months, but now it's gone.

The Tigers And White Sox Are Tied And Other MLBullets

After a big series ended in a sweep, the White Sox find themselves tied with the Tigers atop the AL Central.

Roger Clemens And The Astros Will Probably Reunite And Other MLBullets

It looks increasingly likely that the Astros will bring Roger Clemens on for a novelty appearance or two, and folks aren't reacting too kindly to the side show.

Yadier Molina Gets Blasted And Other MLBullets

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina took a hard collision at home from the Pirates' Josh Harrison. Was it a clean play? An unfortunate circumstance?

The Aftermath Of the Red Sox/Dodgers Blockbuster And Other MLBullets

The reactions on each side of the Red Sox/Dodgers deal are strong, with most feeling like the Red Sox did very well.

Picking Over The Boston Red Sox Corpse And Other MLBullets

Very few Boston players showed up for Johnny Pesky's funeral, and the Red Sox's front office is apparently unhappy about it. And the Boston media is all too happy to let us know.

Nick Swisher, $126 Million Man And Other MLBullets

Nick Swisher is heading into free agency as, perhaps, the second best bat available. Will he cash in huge?

Melky Is In The Website Business And Other MLBullets

Melky Cabrera reportedly created a fake website to help try and prove that his positive PED test was an accident.

Melky Hernandez And The Perfect Suspension And Other MLBullets

The two stories dominating the news over the past two days are Felix Hernandez's perfect game, and Melky Cabrera's PED suspension.

Shock Of The Month: Dissension In The Boston Clubhouse And Other MLBullets

After an offseason of tumult and turnover, a smooth 2012 for the Boston Red Sox was probably a pipe dream.

Where Things Stand And Other MLBullets

If the season ended today, who's in the playoffs and who's out? Who are some of the worst teams in baseball?

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