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Mike Bates

  • joined Dec 20, 2008
  • last login Jul 21, 2014
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Founder of The Platoon Advantage. Writer for SB Nation, Getting Blanked, and Baseball Prospectus. Fatherer of beautiful children. Friend to man and beast.

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Commented on Biting the Bullet at the Trade Deadline on Jul 21 2014, 12:01p - 5 replies
Good in theory...
Commented on Biting the Bullet at the Trade Deadline on Jul 21 2014, 11:59a - 1 reply
Biting the Bullet at the Trade Deadline
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 9:00a
MLB Draft spending cap makes the Astros look sleazy
Posted on Jul 16 2014, 1:00p
MLB's All-Star Game is amazing and you should love it
Posted on Jul 15 2014, 2:00p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 11:12p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 10:58p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 10:50p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 10:45p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 10:37p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 10:12p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 10:10p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 10:01p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:55p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:53p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:50p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:48p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:44p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:32p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:30p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:24p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:21p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:20p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:13p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:10p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:05p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 9:02p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:59p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:55p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:54p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:53p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:48p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:44p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:36p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:33p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:28p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:25p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:23p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:21p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:17p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:16p
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Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby live chat on Jul 14 2014, 8:07p
By all accounts...
Commented on Extending Kurt Suzuki Would Be a Mistake on Jul 14 2014, 2:46p - 1 reply
"I can’t stand anyone who says Willingham should have been traded after that first year"
Commented on Extending Kurt Suzuki Would Be a Mistake on Jul 14 2014, 2:45p - 3 replies
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Commented on Extending Kurt Suzuki Would Be a Mistake on Jul 14 2014, 1:43p - 1 reply
"I’m also not convinced that the Kurt Suzuki who is likely to show up in 2015 would be worse than what will be available on the open market."
Commented on Extending Kurt Suzuki Would Be a Mistake on Jul 14 2014, 1:41p
2014 MLB All-Star Game: A Target Field primer
Posted on Jul 14 2014, 12:40p
Rare or not...
Commented on Extending Kurt Suzuki Would Be a Mistake on Jul 14 2014, 11:37a - 1 reply
No, it doesn't...
Commented on Extending Kurt Suzuki Would Be a Mistake on Jul 14 2014, 11:34a - 1 reply
No, they believed in his first year performance...
Commented on Extending Kurt Suzuki Would Be a Mistake on Jul 14 2014, 11:28a - 1 reply
Extending Kurt Suzuki Would Be a Mistake
Posted on Jul 14 2014, 11:07a
10 players who won't be dealt at MLB's trade deadline
Posted on Jul 11 2014, 11:30a
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Commented on The injury culture hasn't changed, should the manager? on Jul 8 2014, 9:17a - 1 reply
Bad analogy
Commented on The injury culture hasn't changed, should the manager? on Jul 8 2014, 1:47a - 3 replies
On the contrary...
Commented on The injury culture hasn't changed, should the manager? on Jul 7 2014, 9:30p - 1 reply
Again, I take issue...
Commented on The injury culture hasn't changed, should the manager? on Jul 7 2014, 9:26p
That's not what I said.
Commented on The injury culture hasn't changed, should the manager? on Jul 7 2014, 1:24p - 1 reply
I disagree.
Commented on The injury culture hasn't changed, should the manager? on Jul 7 2014, 12:50p - 2 replies
Yes, but...
Commented on The injury culture hasn't changed, should the manager? on Jul 7 2014, 10:23a - 1 reply
The injury culture hasn't changed, should the manager?
Posted on Jul 7 2014, 9:00a
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