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The Ace Of Queens

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On January 29, 2008
Santana to Mets, assuming that the Wilpon who passed on Vladimir Guerrero doesn't come back. It sure was a great idea for Minnesota taxpayers to give their multi-billionaire owner a $400 mil. subsidy. Gomez does seem like a legitimate propsect, although he's a risky tools...

Stupidest Comment Thus Far on the Mitchell Report

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On December 16, 2007
Tom Scocca, taking Billy Beane hatred to the predictable next level:Or, as Beane says elsewhere in the book [Moneyball]: "Power is something that can be acquired. ... Good hitters develop power. Power hitters don't become good hitters." Oakland, with its limited funds, wouldn't spend payroll...

Baseball’s Own Hugh Hewitt

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On December 7, 2007

Mr. Kenny Williams:Reacting Wednesday to the blockbuster deal that sent power-hitting third baseman Miguel Cabrera and former All-Star left-hander Dontrelle Willis from the Florida Marlins to the Detroit Tigers β€”.

"A National Joke"

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On December 7, 2007

I haven't always agreed with Murray Chass's analysis of labor issues, but he's been doing great stuff about the exclusion of Marvin Miller from the Hall of Fame, this time.

Suckers

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On December 2, 2007
Joe Sheehan (subscribers only) points out that it would be crazy for the Twins to trade Johan Santana for young pitching that hasn't proven it can handle a major league workload -- something it had plenty of -- as opposed to major league hitters, which...
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Ignorance Is Bliss

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On November 20, 2007

Gainer The Gopher sez: Slappy Who?One advantage to being in Canada right now is that sportswriters are much more preoccupied with such matters as the epochal Riders/Lions tilt and much.

James and the Red Sox

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On October 30, 2007
Since I've been a fan since I purchased the 1985 Baseball Abstract on a whim and among other great stuff saw that he published a hilarious attack on bane-of-my-youthful-Expos-fan-existence Bill Virdon, I enjoyed this take on James and the success of the Red Sox:One of...

It’s Girardi

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On October 29, 2007

On balance, I think this is bad news for the Yankee-hater. As a correspondent noted, Mattingly's candidacy can be summed up in two words: Alan Trammell. Hiring a guy whose.

Opt-Out

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On October 29, 2007

Sweet, although I continue to believe that the Yankees aren't serious about staying out of the subsequent negotiations for his servies.Unlikely as it is, I like the Slappy-at-Shea idea...Mini-Steinbrenner:"It's clear.

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