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LeeElia

Have you ever heard the rant from Chicago Cubs manager Lee Elia back in 1983? It’s one of the greatest things in sports history. This is probably not safe for work as Elia weaves a tapestry of obscenities that is still hanging over Lake Michigan today. Elia isn’t ripping...

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ColeHamels

Cole Hamels stunned many in Philadelphia when it came out during spring training that he wouldn’t be ready for the start of the season for the Philies. He had shoulder issues that are now being called bicep tendinitis or whatever and it sucked because it was his throwing arm....

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RyanZimmerman

I’m a huge fan of Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. But, this guy just can’t seem to stay healthy. Whether it’s one thing or another, you can pretty much schedule a DL stint or two or three into his season during the spring exhibition season. This time, Zimmerman...

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JimJohnson

I mentioned a little while ago that the Oakland Athletics’ patience with closer Jim Johnson was wearing thin. He’s off to a horrific start this season, allowing seven earned runs in 3 1/3 innings. Johnson was a phenomenal closer in that last couple of years, but clearly he’s in...

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JoshHamilton

I mentioned the other day that Los Angeles Dodgers serial knucklehead Yasiel Puig busted his thumb while sliding into first base. It was a play where he didn’t need to slide, making the mistake all that more egregious. Well, someone else did it now too. While we didn’t see...

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YasielPuig

The stories about Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig are long and colorful. On one hand, this kid crushes the ball at the plate, putting up gaudy numbers and amazing everyone with his raw talent. On the other hand, he’s a complete knucklehead. Honestly, to the point where you...

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MLB: Cleveland Indians at Oakland Athletics

It’s very early in the MLB season, but maybe the Baltimore Orioles knew something about Jim Johnson. Johnson was great last year for the O’s, but so far he’s been an unmitigated disaster for the A’s. One might say he’s F’ed them in the A. On Wednesday night, he...

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BobbyParnell

This is never good. Yet, every time a pitcher gets some arm trouble, we always here the most optimistic outlook. “It’s just some tightness,” “we’re going to rest him,” “he should be fine in two weeks.” Blah blah blah. New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell didn’t have his velocity...

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ShaneVictorino

The defending champion Boston Red Sox have to deal with a bombshell that could potentially derail their chances of repeating as World Series champs. Shane Victorino has a sore hamstring. That’s right, Victorino pulled his hamstring late in spring training and the Red Sox have placed him on the...

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MiguelCabrera

I don’t get what makes some MLB teams so stinking stupid. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of California of the United States of America gave Albert Pujols a dumb, bloated 10-year contract a couple of years ago. That will look great towards the end of the deal when...

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StarlingMarte

Usually, when talented players from the Pittsburgh Pirates are signed, it’s by other teams. The Pirates in the last 20 or so years never seem to have the money to keep talent because they suck so bad and make very little revenue. Things could be changing. They signed 2013...

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Clayton Kershaw

Any time you commit $215 million to a player, you cringe at the first sight of an injury. That’s kind of what the Los Angeles Dodgers are dealing with with Clayton Kershaw. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times tweets that Kershaw has been scratched from his Opening Day...

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JimmyRollins

I mentioned the other day about Jimmy Rollins and his growing rift with the Philadelphia Phillies. It seems to be getting worse by the day. And now, Rollins is running his mouth about how he isn’t tradable so talking about being traded is a waste of everyone’s time. “I...

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YordanaVentura

I know many of you were glued to the internet just dying to find out how the Kansas City Royals would round out their rotation. Well, I come with news. According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, Yordano Ventura has won the fifth starter’s job. “Yordano Ventura...

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JimmyRollins

Jimmy Rollins has been a key piece for the Philadelphia Phillies since 2001. He was an MVP in 2007 and a World Series champion in 2008. But, at age 35 with declining skills and an inclining mouth, it might be time for him to go. According to Buster Olney,...

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JonNiese

New York Mets starter Jon Niese has been dealing with quite a few elements this spring. He’s had shoulder and elbow maladies to fight through and now you can add one more to that list. Niese had to leave Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a...

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JeffSamardzija

If you think your local baseball team sucks a high hard one, just be glad you aren’t a Chicago Cubs fan. They are just awful both historically and currently. How do I know this? How could I make such a statement about a team I haven’t paid attention to...

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BrandonBeachy

Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy left a game on Monday with some tightness in his forearm and elbow. That’s never a good thing. But, he was told after the game that the ligament was okay, but I’m not sure who in the hell told him that. Word now, according...

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DougFister

I love it when a team tries to down play a pitcher who is having issues in his elbow or shoulder on his throwing arm. You never want to see arm trouble, yet so many teams make it sound like no big deal. Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister was...

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The Baltimore Orioles have added another big-name pitcher. We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that the team had signed Ublado Jimenez to a deal, but their acquisitions are clearly not over (sort of). According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Orioles have now signed Johan Santana to...

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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of California of the United States of America are not hurting for starting pitching. They’ll probably use six starters in a rotation for Cactus League games, but what about after that? Right now, they’re using Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs...

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The Baltimore Orioles have quietly gotten better and better over the last few years. Now, pending a physical, they’ve strengthened their starting rotation. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the O’s have signed former Cleveland Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez. “Source: #Orioles in agreement with Jimenez. Deal is pending...

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Most Philadelphia Phillies fans remember the majority of their life as not get excited about things like “pitchers and catchers report.” With the exception of a few years, the thought of Pat Combs, Bruce Ruffin and/or Wallie Ritchie showing up for spring workouts was less than enthralling. However, in...

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After the season, it wasn’t clear if Pittsburgh Pirates ace A.J. Burnett was going to continue playing baseball. He had contemplated retirement, but ultimately said he wants to keep pitching. So, the question becomes: for who? According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, it looks like it’s a...

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David Ortiz turned 38-years old in November. That’s old for any athlete playing any sport. He’s entering the second year of a two-year deal he signed a year ago. Now, he wants the Boston Red Sox to commit to him long-term. What?! Long term?! You’re 38! He was asked...

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