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The Chicago Cubs are off to arguably the greatest start in MLB history. In the modern era, only nine other teams have had more victories than the Cubs after 26 games, but only two also boasted a better run differential. Can the Cubbies keep it up? If so, the north-siders could end up scoring and […]

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Who needs the DH? While the run-starved American League continues to experience a scoring drought, the National League has seen an early surge in offense. It’s still very early, but if the over one-half run per game gap between the two leagues is maintained, the senior circuit will outscore the junior for only the second time in […]

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Murphy’s Law has nothing on the Official Baseball Rules. Only three days into the new season, two games were decided by controversial rulings that called into question both the wisdom of the rule book and the umpires who interpret it. Rob Manfred was likely hoping for an easier test case for the new “Utley Rule“, […]

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The Yankees enter 2016 with enough talent to win the division, but an equal amount of uncertainty at key positions. Fortunately for the Bronx Bombers, their A.L. East competition is similarly burdened. However, whereas the Yankees’ doubts mostly revolve around health, the other teams in the division are facing questions that are more about performance. That doesn’t […]

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  American League East The Yankees have the most talented collection of starters in the division…as long as they can stay healthy. This balance of potential performance with risk has become a hallmark of the Bronx Bombers over the last few seasons, and extends throughout the roster. This year, however, the Yankees have structured themselves […]

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Aroldis Chapman has been officially named the new Yankees’ closer, replacing Andrew Miller, who just so happened to be last year’s top fireman in the American League. Of course, a strong argument could be made that Dellin Betances is the best of them all, which bodes well for a Bronx Bombers’ bullpen that will feature […]

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The 2016 Hall of Fame election was a case of less being more as the smaller BBWAA electorate helped boost support for just about every nominee. However, only two players were enshrined, leaving several deserving candidates unfulfilled amid an increasingly crowded ballot. Headlining the results was Ken Griffey Jr., who not only earned a widely anticipated […]

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