Todd Helton

As long as games exist so too will cheaters that target those games.  Taking a legislative approach to prevent cheating accomplishes a lot, but it comes with some inherent limitations. Primary among those limitations is that the system is necessarily a reactive mechanism much like the criminal court system in America.  MLB can educate, inform, [...]

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I owe you dear readers a qualifier.  This is really about some of the largest contracts in baseball history that were signed prior to 2011, because it might be a tad bit early to grade that Votto deal for $225M with the ink still wet. Alex Rodriguez (Yankees) – 10 years for $275M signed in [...]

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If you are going to prognosticate and likely do a poor job of it, you might as well start by shaking up your Magic 8 Ball and thinking about the National League West division first.  It may very well be a 2 team race out West, but I would not want to put money on [...]

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Edgar Martinez Nick: As a National League honk – I’m inclined to just dismiss any player that was primarily a Designated Hitter out of hand. As a baseball fan, I know that I would be dismissed out of hand by fans of the American League. Just because I don’t like the Designated Hitter in baseball [...]

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