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American League East Despite a questionable starting rotation and injury concerns in the bullpen, the Red Sox clearly have the strongest and deepest offense in the A.L. East, and, in today’s low run scoring era, that gives Boston a distinct advantage. The Red Sox are also buoyed by a strong farm system that boasts several prospects who […]

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The business of baseball is booming. In stark contrast to trite reports about the game’s demise that have been common for over a century, Forbes’ annual look at the financial health of major league baseball once again revealed a thriving enterprise with no signs of slowing down. According to Forbes’ 2015 survey, which is based on estimates […]

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Chris Borland’s decision to turn his back on a multi-million dollar career as a hard hitting linebacker may have sent shockwaves throughout the NFL, but the implications could be just as significant for major league baseball. If Borland’s early retirement was the headline of yesterday’s sports news, MLB appointing Tony Reagins to the newly created […]

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James Shields is headed to San Diego, and it didn’t take a mountain of cash to get him. Instead, the right hander signed a very reasonable four-year contract at a price commensurate with the value he has consistently provided during his career. So, why weren’t the Yankees interested in a player who would have fit well […]

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The blackout is one of the best things to happen to baseball fans in the last 20 years. Although conventional wisdom regards MLB’s blackout policy as a scourge, the truth is much different. Blackouts, which are based on territorial exclusivity, are the foundation of the sport’s economic system, and, it’s because of them that most […]

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Keith Law has released his annual ranking of the top-100 prospects in professional baseball, and the Yankees managed to land only two players on the list. Aaron Judge (23rd) and Greg Bird (80th) were the Baby Bombers who made the cut, giving the Yankees their fewest number of entrants in Law’s ranking since 2010. Yankees’ Historical Representation […]

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Rob Manfred’s reign as MLB commissioner began on the offensive. Or was it the defensive? That probably depends on how you feel about shifts. During an interview with ESPN, the new commissioner casually stated he would be “open to eliminating shifts” in an effort to “inject additional offense” into the game. Although a small part of […]

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