Four Enter Baseball Hall of Fame, Yet Criticism Remains

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For the first time in what seems like eons, the Baseball Writer’s Association of America has elected four players to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Three first-ballot pitchers; Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smotlz, were joined by longtime Astro Craig Biggio as the class of 2015. While it’s the first time since 1955 that […] READ MORE


Free Agent Relievers Can Be Exciting, Too

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We’ve reached the portion of the offseason where most of the big-name free agents are off the board. The Jon Lester’s and Hanley Ramirez’s of the world have been signed, and while (as of this writing) Max Scherzer and James Shields are still out there, it stands to reason that most of the marquee moves […] READ MORE


Revisiting My Pre-Season MLB Predictions

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It’s that time of the year where writers revisit their “bold predictions” from the spring, and eat their well-deserved slice of humble pie. The time has come for me to partake in this tradition. I expect (and welcome!) your snark in the comments on Twitter (@StelliniTweets, for the curious). My MLB predictions for the year […] READ MORE


Diamondbacks Sign Cuban Defector Yasmany Tomas

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The Diamondbacks have signed much-hyped Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas to a six-year, $68.5 million contract. The move comes as a slight surprise, as the D-Backs were only recent serious entrants into the sweepstakes for the 24-year old slugger. Tomas at one point was projected to cost over $100 million due to his youth and stupendous […] READ MORE