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Justin Hunter

  • joined Jul 26, 2012
  • last login Aug 17, 2014
  • posts 227
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Love two hour pitcher's duels, the days when home runs were exciting, and all things Padres.
Co-founder of www.sportsinjuryalert.com

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The sadness of Troy Tulowitzki

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This about sums it up.

Hey, where's Clayton Kershaw's name?

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It may surprise you not to see Kershaw on this list, but do any of the names actually on it surprise you?

Chris Sale and The Felix

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As one Twitter user said, this is called the The Felix. Are you one of the few who still like the win?

Kendrys Morales is not good

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Who are some more notable big-time disappointments?

Seth Smith: Post Extension

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Many were surprised when the San Diego extended Seth Smith's contract instead of trading him. Let's take a look at how Smith has done since the extension.

Guys, Ryan Howard is back!

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Not really, but small sample size is making him look not horrible.

How to get Mike Trout out

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Will that cold zone continue?

Whiff machines

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Which of the names on the list surprises you the most (understanding, of course, it's just one game)?

Steal your favorite baseball writer's car tonight

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Yep.

Finding Evan Longoria

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Evan Longoria is having a fine season, but he's not having an "Evan Longoria Season." What's causing his mild slump this year?

Brett Gardner is mashing

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Some Yankees fans weren't too happy with Brett Gardner's extension. How do they feel now? Can he keep this type of performance up?

Remember when the Giants were the best team in the NL?

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Now, they're losing playoff odds percentage points by the day. Do you think they'll make the playoffs?

How much further can Gordon Beckham fall?

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Gordon Beckham is, by far, the worst qualified hitter in July. Think he'll bounce back?

How will Cody Ross perform after the DL

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Cody Ross has hit the DL once again. What can the Diamondbacks expect when he returns from injury? Are there any indicators from past injury stints to suggest how well Ross might perform?

Mike Trout's bat or Mike Trout's defense

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Looks like we really are having another debate about Mike Trout vs. Miguel Cabrera again this year. Part of Trout's points have always come from his defense, but do you see him as a defense-first guy?

The Mariners and the anti-producers

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Quick question, with production like this, how are the Mariners in competition for a playoff spot?

Fall off a cliff with the Astros and Rangers

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The two teams in Texas have followed eerily similar paths...down. Which team will right the ship first?

Will Chase Headley outperform expectations?

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Projections are usually a pretty good tool, but let's play the gut game. Will Chase Headley, as a Yankee, outperform or underperform?

Approaching Pujols

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We've already established that Albert Pujols has seen the cut fastball more often over the last four years, but are teams intentionally approaching him that way, or is it simply a result of the...

Is Miguel Cabrera going to steal an MVP again?

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Hey guys, don't look now, but if we're going by the all-important RBI stat, Miguel Cabrera is on pace to swipe yet another MVP from Mike Trout. That won't happen again though, right? Right?!

Madison Bumgarner and pitchers who can hit

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Until the National League adopts the DH (I hope they don't), it will always be fun to see which pitchers are the best hitters. Even more fun, is pointing out pitchers who may hit better than position players (Madison Bumgarner vs. Michael Morse is a good example). Who are your favorite hitter-happy pitchers?

Is MLB's Statcast the future of analytics?

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Want to know how fast Mike Trout ran the bases on his RBI triple last night? MLB has you covered. New technology is incredible. Is it a statistics game-changer, though?

MLB ignores Tony Gwynn's passing during All-Star Game

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Tony Gwynn wasn't the only baseball-related passing in 2014, but his was certainly the most untimely and had possibly the largest impact on the sport as a whole. Do you think MLB handled the All-Star Game poorly by not providing some sort of tribute?

Albert Pujols and the cut fastball

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Has the cutter been one of the bigger reasons for Pujols' struggle over the last four seasons?

Sabermatics: Sabermetrics' new automatic friend

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During last night's Home Run Derby, ESPN's Chris Berman renamed the study and presentation of advanced statistics in baseball, and...I dig it. Let's all embrace this new term meaning that sabermetrics are so automatic they're sabermatic!

NL Final Vote: Rizzo or Rendon

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Both Anthony Rendon and Anthony Rizzo were relegated to the National League's Final Vote for the All-Star Game this year. Now, I'm forced to pick one Anthony.

Cubs trade Samardzija to Athletics

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The first big trade of the 2014 trade season went down while you were all eating hot dogs and watching explosions in the sky. The A's are banking on the now while the Cubs continue to build for the...

Trading Trout?

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Under what crazy circumstances (obviously in a Bizarro World) would the Angels trade Mike Trout? Is there any return possible that would make it worthwhile?

Scott Kazmir, good again

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Remember when Scott Kazmir was one of the best young pitchers in the game? Well, maybe he's recaptured some of that success years later in Oakland.

Head games

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We have seen enough of the superstar-changes-teams-only-to-suddenly-struggle model to know that there's something driving it. Could it be age at the time of trade or free agency, or could it...

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