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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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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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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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The Home Run Epidemic: Magic Baseballs Mysteriously Fly Farther

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https://baseballwithrj.com - Embed from Getty Images If you’ve been a baseball fan for any amount of time, you’ve likely already noticed a surprising little mystery we might call the “home run epidemic.” Not an official name, of course, but it says everything there is to say. Rather, it points to the question lots of insiders and even…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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NHL Playoff Advice – Can the Pens score their way to a threepeat?

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http://deadhitsports.com -   The Pittsburgh Penguins are stacked offensively. They’ve got sniper and finisher and sniper and finisher. From Sid the Kid to Geno, from Phil to Horny. The Pens have enough firepower to make another Stanley Cup playoff run. The only problem? They give up goals. After the Montreal Canadiens got shut out in back-to-back games,...The post NHL Playoff Advice – Can the Pens score their way to a threepeat? appeared first on .

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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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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2018 Final Four: Semifinal and National Championship Picks

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http://deadhitsports.com -   The 2018 Final Four is set. In the first game on Saturday, March 31, the underdog Loyola-Chicago Ramblers battle the second choice Michigan Wolverines. In the second game on Saturday, the Kansas Jayhawks take on the Michigan Wolverines. Whose got the upper hand in this year’s Final Four? Check it out! 2018 Final Four:...The post 2018 Final Four: Semifinal and National Championship Picks appeared first on .