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Tippy’s Corner VIII: Why Verlander and other Cy Young Winners Shouldn’t Be MVPs

November 24, 2011

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By John Lund Justin Verlander was recently named the 2011 AL MVP to go along with his 2011 Cy Young Award. He became the first pitcher voted MVP since Oakland’s Dennis Eckersley in 1992 and the first starting pitcher since Boston’s Roger Clemens in 1986, leaving some heads shaking, including mine. Many baseball fans agree […]

Breaking News: Justin Verlander Wins AL MVP

November 21, 2011

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By Geoff Ratliff As he has done against hitters all season, Justin Verlander dominated the opposition by winning the American League Most Valuable Player award, becoming the first starting pitcher in 25 years to do so. Verlander beat out a competitive field led by runner-up Jacoby Ellsbury of Boston, and Toronto’s Jose Bautista. Verlander’s by […]

MLB Wild Card Teams forced to play Russian Roulette

November 18, 2011

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By Jeremy Sickel I would like to personally congratulate Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball for being proactive in their attempts to broaden the appeal of America’s Past Time and bringing the game of baseball to a more sensible level of play. We wrote a piece here a while back highlighting 10 suggestions that […]

Cardinals announce former Catcher Mike Matheny as their new Manager

November 13, 2011

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By Geoff Ratliff In somewhat of a surprise decision, the St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly hired former catcher Mike Matheny as their new manager, replacing Tony LaRussa who retired after leading the team to their 11th World Series title. A press conference to formally announce the move will be held tomorrow morning at 11am CST. While Matheny did spend […]

Albert Pujols Receives Contract Offer from the Marlins

November 12, 2011

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By Geoff Ratliff In a further effort to cement their standing with Miami’s Latin American community, and presumably to improve their team’s on the field product, the Miami Marlins (formerly Florida Marlins) have reportedly offered a contract to free agent first baseman Albert Pujols. While no details of the offer have been released, the message being sent […]

Florida Marlins Pursue Free Agent Short Stop Jose Reyes

November 10, 2011

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By Geoff Ratliff Looking to make a splash as they head into the 2012 season with a new manager and a shiny new ballp ark, the Florida Marlins have reportedly shown interest in premier free agent short stop Jose Reyes. According to ESPN, Reyes met with Marlins officials on Wednesday and he is apparently their top […]

Minute with Meltdown: The Game of Baseball: A Sublime, Callous Reality

November 9, 2011

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By Matt Melton Baseball became America’s pastime almost immediately from its inception. The game’s greatness shines for several reasons, many of which are obvious. The methodical pace of play between pitcher & catcher, and between hitter & fielder, allows for easy conversation among friends while still being able to focus on the game’s action. The […]