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Mattsullivan

  • joined May 07, 2010
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Matt Sullivan writes at SBNation for MLB Daily Dish and Over the Monster and also contributes to Answers.com as their resident baseball expert. Originally from Rhode Island, Matt grew up rooting for Wade Boggs, Mike Greenwell and Dwight Evans. His dad took him to his first baseball game in 1986 and they saw Roger Clemens face Phil Niekro. These days he lives in Queens, married to a Mets fan, frequenting CitiField and watching the Sox on MLB.tv.

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Santana and the Braves, Settling Soul Mates

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When life give you lemons, you go sign that guy no one likes who has some sugar.

MLB
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Where should Santana play in 2014?

Spoiler: it isn't Coors Field.

How would you fix the service time rules?

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Is there a better way to handle the way baseball calculates service time to eliminate the need to hold back major league-ready prospects?

MLB
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MLB roundup: Medlen awaits MRI, Greinke throwing

Today's roundup is brought to you by pitcher injuries

Which team has the most interesting history?

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Every team has their own unique history. Whose stories are the most compelling?

Carpenter: the Cardinal Way leads here

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Matt Carpenter's extension could be an incredible deal for St. Louis, but regardless of how it turns out, it speaks to the strength of their development process.

Diamondbacks sign Oliver Perez

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Arizona adds an additional lefty to their bullpen.

What was the worst move of the offseason?

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There were some bad deals, but there is more than one way to ruin a franchise or sabotage your career.

Who has the worst front office in baseball?

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I know who Ian Kinsler is going to pick

What is the most team-friendly extension?

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Who gave their club the biggest hometown discount?

MLB
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MLB roundup: Wilson, Sano, Buckner

NFL star Russell Wilson impresses the Rangers staff during his workout with the club, an injury experts weighs in on Miguel Sano and Bill Buckner leaves the game behind again.

How much do you think a draft pick is worth?

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Help me internet readers, you're my only hope.

Revisiting the cost of draft pick compensation

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A look at how much draft compensation has cost qualifying offer free agents.

An Offer They Shouldn’t Refuse

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A thought experiment on the issue of draft compensation and guaranteed money

Which club has the best front office?

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Which baseball brain-trust is the best?

Which team has the best logo?

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We all love our own team's logo, even if they are nothing more than a pair of socks, but who has actually has the coolest logo?

Who will be dealt before opening day?

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There are several players still on the trading block as spring training games begin.

MLB
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Home Plate Collision Rule Reactions

The new rule is meeting some opposition from the players it is meant to protect.

MLB
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Yankees to face Heisman Trophy winner Winston

FSU's two-sport star Jameis Winston has a Heisman Trophy already, but now he will get a taste of the majors on Tuesday against the Yankees.

What should Mike Trout's extension look like?

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The Angels are trying to lock up the best player in baseball and the deal could be record-setting.

MLB
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Trout deal could reach $30 million+ in final years

The extension the Angels are discussing with Mike Trout could give him the highest single-year salary in history in the final year of deal.

Are you happy with MLB's current PED policy?

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Could MLB be doing even more to stop steroid use?

Yankees extend Gardner

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The Yankees have locked up the speedy defensive wizard long-term.

Capuano and the Red Sox prospect slow-play

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All the best pitching prospects in the world might not have stopped Boston from adding Chris Capuano. That's just how they roll.

MLB
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Jeter, Dickey likely to improve for 2014

A first ballot Hall-of-Fame lock and a former Cy Young Award winner join a trio of talented young players in the search for redemption from poor 2013 performances.

Who should your team extend?

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What would an extension for your team's young star look like?

Red Sox sign Capuano

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By adding the veteran lefty, Boston rebuilds their pitching depth in the wake of Ryan Dempster's decision to sit out the 2014 season.

Who will be 2014’s breakout star?

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Homer Bailey is the newest member of the $100-million club, but before his 2012 breakout, he looked like he might be a bust. Which player will transform our perception of him this season?

How would you fix qualifying offers?

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The qualifying offer system doesn't help teams re-sign players and it kills the market value of a few mid-level free agents each year. What should MLB do to fix it?

Are teams overvaluing draft picks?

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Should teams be less worried about giving up draft picks to sign players who have been given the qualifying offer?

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