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Calculating the “magic number” for playoff contenders was so very simple just a few decades ago.  Do the math for 2 divisions in the NL, do it for the 2 divisions in the AL, and “voila!” you were done.  Then Bud Selig came along and ruined the whole thing.  Okay, Emperor Bud does not deserve [...]

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Pujols Inertia

by on December 6, 2011 · 0 comments

I vascillate frequently between important decisions.  Paper or plastic?  Boxers or briefs?  “Heads” Carolina, “Tails” California?  10 years in Miami with hideous uniforms and a top heavy roster for a couple hundred million….or 8-10 years in the same place I’ve already won 2 WS championships (also for a couple hundred million). Oh, sorry.  I got [...]

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It’s an odd thing to say about a guy who is 4-0 with a 3.23 ERA, isn’t it?  Then again, this is the first time Kyle McClellan has to bounce back after a rough outing as a starter at the highest level, and it will be very interesting to see how he handles it.  It’s not [...]

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Give me just one good reason to not pick the Phillies, and I wouldn’t pick the Phillies here.  The Braves could push the Phillies, but the Phillies still have a margin for error that no other team in the division has.  They also have nearly twice the payroll that the Braves have, so we’re not [...]

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