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[Poll] Community Roundtable Part Six: NL West

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Can anyone hope to conquer the Super Aggro-Crag that is Dodger Mountain?

[Poll] Who Wins The AL West?

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A hypothetical deathmatch between five mythical beasts for the honor of Westeria.

Community Roundtable: National League Central

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Can you really count out the Cubs already? Probably.

Ervin Santana, Valuation, and Draft Picks

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Despite coming off arguably a career year, Ervin Santana remains unsigned thanks to his draft pick compensation. What's a free agent pitcher to do?

End of the Affair: A Letter to David Glass in the Style of Graham Greene

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It's another one of those things. It is just over there, not over here.

A letter to Glass in the style of Graham Greene

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"Because I became a bore and a fool too. But I wasn't born one...you created me."

[Poll] Community Roundtable: Who Wins AL Central?

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In a way, it feels like the Central has already been won.

Who'll win the NL East?

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"On the first light of the fifth day, at dawn look to the East."

Baseball's Greatest Valentin(e)

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Of the eleven named men to play the sport, he was the best.

Reactions to Jeter's farewell tour

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"You're the best, kiddo. The best around. The worthy opponent." --Billy Chapel, For Love of the Game

Atheltics, Crisp Agree To Extension

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The Oakland Athletics have come to an agreement with outfielder Coco Crisp on an extension that will keep him under contract at least through the 2016 season, continuing a flurry of high-cost...

Community Roundtable: AL East?

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The AL East is arguably the strongest, most competitive division in baseball. So who will take this year's crown?

Dayton Moore, Bruce Chen & the aggregate of defeat

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Resource allocation is not one of Dayton Moore's love languages.

Aroldis Chapman, Reds Avoid Arbitration

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Not to hit baseballs. Quite the opposite, actually.

Yankees now a 'pretty certain Wild Card contender'

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The word around the interblogs.

Old Starting Pitchers For Sale (POLL)

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There is a small niche of soon-to-be 37-year-old starting pitchers available on the market. Could any of them be of any help to your team?

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Moore Blames Stadium For Lack Of Walks

Blame Kauffman!

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Yost And The Stathead: A Meeting In The Style Of Raymond Carver's "Little Things"

Early that day the weather turned and the sun was shining over the tarp-covered infield. Streaks of it ran down from the little shoulder-high window that faced the outfield. Cars rushed by on...

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On Sean Manaea: A Draft Primer

A look at the Royals pick in the "competitive balance" round.

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Yost And The Basement Set in the Style of Faulkner

Yost And The Basement Set: A Meeting In The Style of William Faulkner's Sanctuary

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Opening Night OT GameThread: I've Got Nothing Better To Do Edition

It's Sunday. It's Spring Break. It's Easter (and the 5th day of Pesach). It's also the first night of real baseball; a juggernaut matchup of AL West opponents. The Texas Rangers, coming off a...

So Fetterolf Is Still A Thing

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I want to say this is the second or third time he has commented on something I've written over at PTP. I need McKinney to fend him off for me.

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Castigation Over Conscience: Ruminations On The Untoward 2013 Hall Vote

The most awkward thing to come out of yesterday's Hall of Fame vote wasn't the plethora of players that should have gotten in but didn't. Regardless of where you stand on Clemens, Bonds, Sosa,...

Another Year, Another Season of Hochevar

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My latest at PTP. Not gonna lie, I could have done better.

Mariners Acquire Morales, Send Vargas to Angels

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Well. There goes that brief, albeit bright conversation on the Royals acquiring him.

I've Taken My Talents To South Beach

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I have joined Clint and the gang over at PTP. I dare you to read us.

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Let's Make A Deal Part II: R.A. Dickey

Note: All discussion in this article assumes signing Dickey to a 2-year extension. Well, if we're going to do this, we might as well go all the way. We've come too far to turn back now. And...

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Glass Attempts To Lower Bar On Expectations, Improve Personal Perception

Royals owner David Glass created a stir recently in revealing $70 million to be the budgeted break-even point for the club’s 2013 payroll. Well, the financial pinch is a lot tighter than...

Paulino Signs, Dutton Tweets, Crisis Averted

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"Paulino agrees to a one-year deal for $1.75 million with performance bonuses capable of boosting the value to $2 million."

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Let's Make A Deal Part 1: James Shields

I was prepared to have quite a long, complicated amount of information to use to make a valid argument regarding what the Royals should be willing to part with in order to acquire James Shields...

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