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The Detroit Tigers Can’t Afford to Sell

You’ve probably heard the expression, “Don’t throw good money after bad.” Simply put, don’t waste more money on what is already a losing proposition. …

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An Interview with Pete Rose | Men's Health

You think, “Oh yeah, the player who got fired from baseball for gambling.”<p>Rose has been permanently banned from Major League Baseball since 1989. That was 27 years ago. It’s ancient history, and a bell that can’t be unrung.<p>Rose is now 75, and should have accepted his fate as baseball’s most …

2015 NLCS Preview: Breaking Down Cubs vs. Mets

Two downtrodden franchises from two huge markets. Two long-suffering fan bases suddenly driven to spasms of ecstasy. This is all we need to say: …

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Ranking the 4 possible World Series matchups

Spoiler: They're all great matchups. But there has to be a favorite, right?<p>Twenty-six teams have been thrown out of the ring. Four teams remain. Let us talk about these four teams. Specifically, which World Series matchup would be the most compelling.<p>It's a trick question. They're all incredibly …

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Did the Dodgers outsmart themselves right out of a title?

Shift. I said<i>, shift!</i><p>What? Not certain what I mean, where to go, what to do? Man, you could play for the<p>Dodgers.<p>These are the brighter, smarter-than-everybody-else Dodgers. They know stuff. Just watch 'em.<p>They have their numbers and they know how to use them. Anyway, most of the time. Hey, at least …

Toronto Blue Jays-Kansas City Royals: 7 things to watch

From bench-clearing brawls to capacity crowds, this could be a series to remember<p>The Blue Jays are riding an emotional high after a dramatic …

Blue Jays' Bautista bat flip heard around the world

Unless you are Gollum and live deep beneath a mountain in middle earth, you know that the Blue Jays defeated the Texas Rangers in their American …

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MLB players react to controversial Utley slide in Mets-Dodgers Game 2

Here's how some current and former big leaguers reacted to Chase Utley's brutal takeout slide of Ruben Tejada in Game 2 of the NLDS between the Mets …

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Kang injury should lead to a change in the rulebook

Chicago Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan came to bat twice after his slide into Jung Ho Kang ended the Pirates infielder's season Thursday afternoon. As …

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How Cubs picked Schwarber in Draft shocker

In three years, Kyle Schwarber went from undrafted out of Middletown (Ohio) High to the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 Draft. And though the Cubs …

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The governor of Texas congratulated the Astros and JINXED EVERYTHING

Recall? Recall. Start getting some signatures, people.<p>An Astros/Rangers American League Championship Series would sure be exciting for folks in Texas. Why, it would be exciting enough to prematurely tweet how exciting it would be.<p>no governor no no no no no<p>The tweet was deleted quickly, as the …

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Chase Utley turned down offer of one-game suspension from MLB

Major League Baseball offered Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley a one-game suspension to be served in Monday night's Game 3 after his illegal …

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Injured Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada gets standing ovation in pregame intros

NEW YORK — Before the Mets took on the Dodgers in Game 3 on Monday night, the Citi Field crowd established a festive if contentious atmosphere during pregame introductions. First, the crowd lustily booed every member of the Dodgers’ training and coaching staff, then every player until Chase Utley …

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MLB playoffs 2015: Rangers' errors, Bautista's HR spark Blue Jays' comeback in wild seventh inning

TORONTO — After a bizarre top of the seventh inning in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Wednesday, things got even stranger in the …

Unsurprisingly, The Rangers Have Thoughts On Bat Flips

You knew it was coming. As soon as Jose Bautista flipped his bat halfway to China like he was the baddest man alive—because he had just hit a …

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Cubs will face the Mets for the National League pennant

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs and New York Mets will face off in the National League Championship Series beginning Saturday night at Citi Field in New …

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The Royals and Blue Jays kick off a potentially thrilling ALCS

Friday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the start of the ALCS, the Mets' defeat of the Dodgers and more on Chase Utley's slide. Subscribe for your daily Say Hey!<p>Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, …

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The Mets went 0-7 against the Cubs in 2015; will it matter in the NLCS?

The Mets lost all seven games against the Cubs in 2015. Is that an ominous sign heading into the NLCS?<p>On Wednesday the Mets punched their ticket to …

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