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The evaluation of minor league prospects is no longer a cottage industry. Every major media platform seems to have at least one analyst dedicated to tracking baseball prospects, and the highlight of those efforts are annual rankings compiled just before spring training. Although there are many reputable evaluators (as well as many who are not), […]

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If the Yankees are expecting reinforcements from the farm, they’d better stock up on Miracle-Gro. At least that seems to be the consensus of the most respected talent evaluators in the baseball media. Keith Law is the latest prospect guru to offer a less than sanguine view of the Yankees’ prospect pipeline. Coming on the […]

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“Never let the big man beat you”, warns an old baseball adage. In the 2013 World Series, the Cardinals didn’t heed that advice, and the benefactor was David Ortiz, who further cemented his reputation as one of baseball’s most prolific post season performers. Top-10 World Series Production – One Series, by OPS Note: Minimum 10 […]

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There aren’t many compelling story lines heading into the 2013 World Series. Despite an attempt to create forced narratives (the St. Louis Cardinals do everything the “right way”, while the Boston Red Sox’ have an unbridled love for playing), the upcoming Fall Classic seems to be without a hook. Unless, of course, you happen to […]

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When the Yankees rallied to win last night’s game in Baltimore, they did more than just keep their wild card hopes alive. The victory, which gave the Bronx Bombers a 10-9 edge in the season series, also extended their supremacy over the Orioles to 16 consecutive years. The Yankees 16-year span without losing a season […]

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Last night, the Yankees were in the right place at the wrong time. Had they hosted the Red Sox one week earlier, they probably would have won the opening game of their four game series against Boston. After all, without the expanded rosters of September, Quintin Berry would have been playing in Pawtucket, not stealing […]

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For some major leaguers, their name is a unique identity, while others are saddled with a moniker so common or mundane that they are compelled to change it. However, from among both groups is a special breed…one who can answer the question, “What’s in a name?”, with the spelling of their own. Take Xander Bogaerts. […]

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