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The Mariners are the luckiest team in baseball

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https://baseballwithrj.com - Over a 162-game major league season, crazy things are going to happen. Teams will win games they should lose, and lose games they should win. That lengthy season does what it can to minimize those instances so that the best teams, not the luckiest, make the playoffs. It doesn’t always work out that way, and […]
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The Tigers should capitalize on Nick Castellanos breakout season

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https://baseballwithrj.com - When Nick Castellanos was called up to Detroit a few years ago, expectations were high, and he did his best to meet them. Back in 2014, the then-third baseman finished eighth in the AL Rookie of the Year voting. Since then, his bat has improved a bit but his glove has gotten even worse. It […]
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Matt Kemp is back in Los Angeles and playing like he never left

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https://baseballwithrj.com - Back in 2011, there was no baseball player you would rather be than Matt Kemp. The then-26-year-old was living in Los Angeles, playing for one of the most storied franchises in the league. He had just finished second in the NL MVP voting, and he was dating Rihanna, a world renowned superstar. Life doesn’t get […]
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Why the Rays unique approach to starting pitching makes sense

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https://baseballwithrj.com - A few weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Rays began to question the traditional usage a multi-inning pitcher to start MLB games in a very public way. Rather than beginning the proceedings with a hurler capable of facing an opposing lineup multiple times, Rays manager Kevin Cash opted to start Sergio Romo, normally a reliever used […]
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The MLB Draft is Upon Us

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https://baseballwithrj.com - Major League’s Baseball’s draft is in early June and will affect baseball’s future for years to come. Baseball’s drafts are so much more challenging to rate because of age and experience differences and the process it takes to get from the draft to playing in the Major Leagues. Joe Nuxhall, who ended up pitching more games […]
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The Smallest of the Big and the Biggest of the Small

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https://baseballwithrj.com - Baseball is played in almost any nook and cranny of America, as well as in many parts of the world. Most of the focus is on Major League Baseball. Big cities, big stadiums and teams with long histories. What are the smallest of the big league cities, however? What then, are the biggest cities without […]
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Cousins or Keenum? Who will have a better season?

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http://deadhitsports.com -   Kirk Cousins. He was the free agent prize of the offseason. The former Washington quarterback cashed in hugely this offseason and will now drop back and fire it for the Minnesota Vikings. It was widely assumed and even reported that every team looking for a new rear pivot took a shot on Cousins. That...The post Cousins or Keenum? Who will have a better season? appeared first on .

In a crowded AL West, the Oakland Athletics are flying under the radar

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https://baseballwithrj.com - It’s tough to standout as a fourth-place team, but the Oakland Athletics are used to the underdog role. The A’s have, in recent history, been forced to make the most of having less than their opponents. They are doing it again in 2018, but with players that are worth paying attention to this time. First […]
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Potential landing spots for Hanley Ramirez

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https://baseballwithrj.com - The Boston Red Sox officially parted ways with Hanley Ramirez on Friday after designating him for assignment last week. It’s a decision that looks questionable now given the recent injuries to right fielder Mookie Betts and second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Nevertheless, there is bound to be a market for the former All-Star despite his less […]
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Things are falling apart for the Diamondbacks

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https://baseballwithrj.com - At the start of May, the Arizona Diamondbacks held a six-game advantage in the competitive NL West above the second-place Colorado Rockies, and a massive nine-game lead over last year’s division champion Los Angeles Dodgers. As May comes to a close, the Dbacks now trail the Rockies by a game and a half and the […]
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NHL Advice: Maybe Capitals CAN compete with Knights

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http://deadhitsports.com -   A couple of games into this series, the NHL head office has got to be absolutely elated with what they’re seeing. You have two teams scoring goals, competing hard, disliking one another right away and did we mention scoring goals? Indeed, the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights has...The post NHL Advice: Maybe Capitals CAN compete with Knights appeared first on .

How much longer does Albert Pujols have?

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https://baseballwithrj.com - In a league filled with fun, talented players, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim may take the cake. Mike Trout is 26 years old, and he already looks like a lock for Cooperstown. Meanwhile, Shohei Ohtani is throwing the ball over 100 mph on the mound and still has the ability to hit absolute bombs…
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NBA Finals will be closer than many think

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http://deadhitsports.com -   Basketball betting odds for the NBA Finals are lopsided. The Golden State Warriors are major favorites, and rightfully so. It seems that Cleveland’s attack is completely predicated on LeBron James playing out of his mind for the Cavs to simply be competitive. That said, who’s to say that the King can’t do it for...The post NBA Finals will be closer than many think appeared first on .

It’s All in the Family

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https://baseballwithrj.com - When the Giants called up Dereck Rodriquez, the son of Hall of Famer Pudge Rodriguez to its major league team, it was just the latest of father-son and even grandfather-father-son connections in major league baseball. Sure, the family name and heritage plays a role in all sports but when it happens in baseball, it brings back fond memories and marks the passage of…
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