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MLB Previews: Marlins, Royals, Astros, Angels, Dodgers

The status quo rules in Florida, Kansas City and Houston. Everyone in Los Angeles will be keeping their fingers crossed. Continue reading

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Dan Uggla’s Contract

CHRIS PUMMER: Dan Uggla is a good hitter and a passable second baseman. Even with a glove that’s not going to remind anyone of Roberto Alomar, he’s well worth the 5-year, $62 million contract extension the Braves just gave him.

HOWARD MEGDAL: A pair of things would scare me about Dan Uggla’s contract- one relative to position, the other merely a factor of age generally. Continue reading

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Expanded MLB Playoffs

CHRIS PUMMER: The dollars make sense for everyone, and really, so does this expansion.

HOWARD MEGDAL: My concerns are two-fold about the potential for expanding baseball playoffs: diluting playoff baseball, and potentially shortening the regular season. Continue reading

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MLB All Star Teams

HOWARD MEGDAL: I don’t have much issue with anything else said here. But my personal opinion is that the game is far worse off without Stephen Strasburg.

ZOË RICE: Howard, you and I are not on the same page here. In fact, our pages are in different chapters–mine at the beginning of the story, and yours at the end. Strasburg is a “pitcher of intense interest,” I agree–how could I not? But the All-Star game isn’t really a game for players merely of interest. It’s about players with proven, enduring success.

CHRIS PUMMER: There are a handful of poor selections here, but that’s the case every year. Continue reading

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Josh Johnson: How Good Is He?

CHRIS PUMMER: While Josh Johnson is definitely an ace, I think it’s still hard to place him too deep in the discussion of who is baseball’s best pitcher.

Josh Johnson is 26, healthy, and pitching as well as anyone in baseball. With his current performance, and all his key indicators trending upward, he’s got to be in the conversation for the best 3-4 pitchers in baseball this season moving forward. Continue reading

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Perpetual Post NL East Preview

Projected 2010 Finish:
Philadelphia Phillies
Atlanta Braves
Florida Marlins
New York Mets
Washington Nationals
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Winter Meetings Review: Win, Lose or Draw

Every MLB team went to Indianapolis last week looking to improve itself. We decide which teams got it done, which teams went the wrong way and which ones remain in a holding patern. Continue reading

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