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New Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto’s Major Trade History and Grades

Unlike his predecessor, new Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has previous experience as a top decision-maker (for lack of a better term) in a major league front office. Dipoto presided over the Arizona Diamondbacks for a short spell as Read More

Three Stats from the Detroit Tigers 2-0 Loss vs the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Four The Tigers managed a mere four hits against the Angels on Friday, an output that isn’t going to cut it against Major-League opposition. To put it in perspective, Albert Pujols had three hits by himself for the Angels. Nine Read More

Kingdome Crossover: Players the Seattle Mariners Could Have Drafted Instead of Danny Hultzen

The Seattle Mariners have made their fair share of blunders over the years, namely letting numerous players leave for little-to-no return. This long, illustrious list includes the likes of Carlos Guillen, Jason Varitek, Rafael Soriano, Alex Rodriguez—you get the point. Read More

MLB Trade Rumors: Fixing the Angels

On paper the Angels look like they should make the playoffs if not win a good number of games. You know, at least be respectable. Alas, last year’s Angels did not live up to their on-paper-expectations. Don’t get me wrong, Read More

The Best in World of Sports: An Atlas of Atlases

In Greek mythology there is a Titan named Atlas who held up the world, or held up the sky so that it didn’t crash down on the Earth. In the world of sports, each team has its own “Atlas” who Read More

Wrapping Up the Tigers’ Regular Season: MVP Voting, Playoffs and More

While the much-hyped MVP discussion is heating up, the regular season is cooling down. The Tigers joined the San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds as the only teams in baseball to clinch their own divisions.  Also joining those Read More

Silencing the Tigers’ Haters

Much has been made of the Tigers’ “inconsistent” play as of late, as well as the fact that they aren’t in first place in a “weak” division. This is all irrelevant. Or, unwarranted rather.  The Tigers have, if not the Read More

Going About Replacing Lance Berkman

So Albert Pujols is gone. Just thought I’d point that out, and truthfully, the Cardinals seem like they are better off without him. That’s partly because they pinch themselves every day for not spending north of 200 million on him. Read More

Can’t Live Without ‘Em: American League

(Disclaimer: You can live without these players, it certainly doable.) Injuries happen. Trades happen. Prolonged, bench-worthy stints occur. Players might not be there. Whether that player is your everyday superstar or fourth outfielder, the loss means something. But in the Read More

Who is the Best First Baseman in the American League?

Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. Possibly the NL’s finest pair of first basemen last season now find themselves in the AL, who were already rich with first basemen. The Candidates- Albert  Pujols, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Maybe the best Read More