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Cheating Baseball
Cheating in Baseball: A Very Personal Chronicle
Richard Daniels - Jan 22, 2021

I am a cheater. I confess to cheating during JUCO sanctioned games in the mid-80’s by stuffing two tennis balls into the barrel of my old green Easton 35/31. The balls were spaced to roughly frame the sweet spot of the bat. A little super glue sealed the cap back on and I went on […]

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Andrelton Simmons
Andrelton Simmons Signs With Minnesota Twins

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons has reportedly agreed to a new contract with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday evening. Simmons signs for one year and $10.5 million. The 2020 shortstop free agent class pales in comparison to the 2021 class, and while Simmons is not in the level of that class, he is still a high-value sign […]

San Diego Padres Off-Season
San Diego Padres Add Depth this Off-season

More Off-Season Magic for San Diego Much of the San Diego Padres’ off-season has centered around the big names that bolster their talented roster. Even more telling of their tremendous trades is the depth they’ve added along the way. The Friars added Blake Snell, Yu Darvish, and Joe Musgrove to their pitching rotation, which broke […]

2021 Hall of Fame
2021 Hall of Fame Results Announced

The National Baseball Hall of Fame will induct no individuals that were on its 2021 ballot. This year’s group had numerous high-profile possibilities, but only so many can ultimately get in each year. The announcement came early Tuesday evening. No one elected to Hall of Fame. Schilling misses by 16 votes. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) […]

J.T. Realmuto Re-Signs with the Phillies

According to reports, top-tier free agent catcher J.T. Realmuto has re-signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Craig Mish of was the first to report the deal. The Philadelphia Phillies and JT Realmuto are in agreement on a 5 year $115.5 million dollar contract. Pending physical. Per source. — Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 26, 2021 Realmuto […]

Cleveland Indians Re-Sign Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez and the Cleveland Indians Agree to a Deal The Cleveland Indians have resigned second baseman Cesar Hernandez. The deal was first reported by Daniel Álvarez Montes who covers the Venezuelan Winter Baseball League. Jon Heyman of MLB Network later confirmed the deal. Cesar Hernandez agrees to Indians deal pending medicals — Jon Heyman […]

Adam Ottavino
Boston Red Sox Acquire Adam Ottavino from the New York Yankees
Cameron Beall - Jan 25, 2021

Red Sox Acquire Ottavino for PTBNL or Cash Considerations The Boston Red Sox have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Adam Ottavino from the New York Yankees; first reported by Lindsey Adler of The Athletic. The Yankees are also sending right-handed pitching prospect Frank German to Boston in exchange for either a player to be named later […]

Jameson Taillon trade
Jameson Taillon Trade Brings New York Yankees Cautious Optimism

There are few starting pitchers in MLB that are consistently healthy, high end performers. The New York Yankees have one of them leading their rotation in Gerrit Cole. There are others with the potential of a top-of-the-rotation pitcher, but for one or even several reasons, they don’t find the consistency to do so. Organizations love […]

1980s Braves
Braves by Decade: 1980s
Caleb Begley - Jan 23, 2021

The 1980s were an interesting time, to say the least. In world politics, The Cold War was becoming rather lukewarm. The United States had entered the final stretch of its silent fight with the Soviet Union. In pop culture: guitar solos, humongous hair, and multicolored latex lit up the Sunset Strip. Bands like Van Halen, […]