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9 Things that Didn't Exist the Last Time we saw a Cubs World Series

The Chicago Cubs just made the World Series for the first time in over 70 years. The World has changed a lot since October 10th, 1945 (when the Cubs …

World War II

Jake Arrieta - Truly in a "league of his own"?

Jake Arrieta is a very good pitcher having an incredible run at the moment, but is he – as ESPN suggested – in a “league of his own” at the moment? …

Jake Arrieta

Who is the worst player ever to get 10,000 plate appearances?

Our off-season rundowns identified several teams giving 500+ plate appearances to awful players, and with the Boston Red Sox seemingly cutting bait …

Baseball

Has any player thrown a no-hitter in their MLB debut?

Last night Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Ross Stripling was five outs away from throwing a no-hitter in his very first MLB game. To protect Stripling’s …

Baseball

The 3/4 Superstar: Is Giancarlo Stanton the new Troy Tulowitzki?

Giancarlo Stanton is a monster. Over the past five years he’s been one of the most dangerous hitters in baseball, one of the most valuable players …

Faceted Classification

Why Price vs. Greinke wasn't (and isn't) really that close

The two biggest free agent contracts in this off-season were handed out to a pair of aces: David Price ($217m/7yrs.) and Zack Greinke ($206.5/6yr.). …

David Price

Top Nine Predictions for the 2016 Season

Spring has sprung and Spring Training has begun – we’re back for a new season of baseball with nine predictions for the coming MLB season. Who’s …

David Price

MLB Off Season: AL West – The Best Move (and a plan B) for every team.

The Baseball off season is by far the most active and interesting of the four major North American sports. Superstars are routinely traded, prospects …

Texas Rangers

MLB Off Season: AL East – The Best Move (and a plan B) for every team.

The Baseball off season is by far the most active and interesting of the four major North American sports. Superstars are routinely traded, prospects …

AL East

MLB Off Season: NL Central - The Best Move (and a plan B) for every team.

The Baseball off season is by far the most active and interesting of the four major North American sports. Superstars are routinely traded, prospects …

NL Central

MLB Off Season: NL West - The Best Move (and a plan B) for every team.

The Baseball off season is by far the most active and interesting of the four major North American sports. Superstars are routinely traded, prospects …

David Price

MLB Off Season: NL East - The Best Move (and a plan B) for every team.

The Baseball off season is by far the most active and interesting of the four major North American sports. Superstars are routinely traded, prospects …

New York Mets

Jordan Zimmermann Contract Evaluation: 5 years, $110m with the Tigers

Jordan Zimmermann becomes the first big free agent contract of the offseason, signing with the Detroit Tigers for $110 million over five years – will …

Faceted Classification

MLB Off Season: AL Central - The Best Move (and a plan B) for every team.

The Baseball off season is by far the most active and interesting of the four major North American sports. Superstars are routinely traded, prospects …

David Price

2015 World Series Preview: New York Mets v. Kansas City Royals

The New York Mets meet the Kansas City Royals in a match-up of teams who last tasted World Series glory in the mid-80s. Which long-suffering …

Baseball

2015 NL MVP: Not Only Will Bryce Harper Win, He had a Season for the Ages

Bryce Harper seems a lock for the NL MVP (despite any “his team didn’t even make the playoffs” dissenters) and amidst the flaming wreckage of the …

Mickey Mantle

Jake Arrieta Will Win the NL Cy Young, but Clayton Kershaw Should

After notching his 20th win of the season, many are pegging the Cubs’ Jake Arrieta as the favorite for the National League Cy Young award. We think …

Jake Arrieta

The Incomparable Yogi Berra

On Wednesday, we lost one of Baseball’s great personalities when Yogi Berra passed away at the age of 90. Berra was a truly unique individual, but he …

Mickey Mantle

Is John Smoltz the Greatest Postseason Pitcher Ever?

<b>Hall of Fame Week</b> concluded with a look at John Smoltz, who enters the Hall of Fame with one of the most impressive postseason resumes in history. He …

Baseball

Rebuilding from the War - Part Two

<b>Hall of Fame Week</b> continues with part two of our look at the careers of six Hall of Famers who lost playing time to service in WWII. Continuing on …

Faceted Classification

Hall of Fame Voting: Non Unanimous Votes Are Ridiculous

<b>Hall of Fame Week</b> continues with the one kvetching post we’ll make for quite a while: It’s insane that Randy Johnson didn’t get 100% of the vote. And …

Hall of Fame

Pedro Martinez - The Most Dominant Pitcher Ever?

<b>Hall of Fame Week</b> continues with a look at one of the three pitchers being inducted in 2015: Pedro Martinez.<p>From 1997 to 2003, Pedro Martinez …

Extreme Sports

Craig Biggio & the "Art" of Getting Hit by a Pitch

<b>Hall of Fame Week</b> continues. Today we look at 2015 inductee Craig Biggio and one of my favorite records of all-time: Most Career …

Top 10

Rebuilding from the War - Part One

The inaugural article for both the <b>“What If?”</b> feature and the first ever <b>“Hall of Fame Week”</b> we’re going to look at the careers of six all time greats …

Military

Re-write the Past: 1987 American League MVP

<b>Short Story:</b> In 1987, garish power numbers helped Blue Jays’ LF George Bell edge out Tigers SS Alan Trammell for the American League MVP. The bad …

Baseball

Underrated: Alan Trammell

<b>Short Story:</b> Alan Trammell was one of the best shortstops of all time and belongs in the Hall of Fame. (Straight to the point, neh?)<p>Longer Story<p>One …

Top 10