Ejection Inspection, Week Eight: Mike Shildt Tossed after Pitcher Is Asked to Change His Hat

Ejection Inspection, Week Eight: Mike Shildt Dumped after Pitcher Is Asked to Change His Hat Welcome to Week Eight of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes […] READ MORE


Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups: Week Five

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Shockingly, the fantasy baseball season is almost halfway through. Many playoff pictures are being solidified in this chaotic, short season. Finally, Zach Davies is owned in the majority of leagues after another outstanding start on Saturday. Officially, he has graduated from being eligible in this waiver wire series. If you picked up Davies two weeks […] READ MORE


Cardinals Series Preview: July 24th-26th (vs. PIT)

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After a four-month wait, the St. Louis Cardinals will finally open their 2020 season this weekend. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a familiar opponent, but this Cardinals series will be like none before it. An empty Busch Stadium and numerous health protocols will give this shortened season a very different feel, but loyal Redbird fans are […] READ MORE


St. Louis Cardinals Designated Hitter 2020

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2020 Designated Hitter  The 2020 MLB season will be unusual in many ways. The season will last 60 games and the National League will play with a designated hitter. The American League first adopted the designated hitter in 1973. Since then, all AL games and interleague games played at AL stadiums have utilized a designated […] READ MORE


MLB Free Agent Signings

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MLB Free Agent Signings As Spring Training begins there are still several MLB free agents looking for work. These players while solid are not superstars and all were signed to low salaries. For MLB teams this is like shopping at the bargain bin. This has been a common occurrence in the last few offseasons. Brad […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Weeks 26 & 27: Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Unjustly Ejected

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Dave Roberts Gets Tossed (Unjustly) for First Time All Season Welcome to a special combo edition of Weeks 26 and 27 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire […] READ MORE


In-Season Trades Have Paid Off for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018

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The Tampa Bay Rays have been one of the biggest surprises of the 2018 MLB season. They’ve been particularly good as of late, winning 24 of their last 30 games. The Rays woke up on August 19th with a record of 62-61. They’re currently 86-67. As much turnover as Tampa Bay’s roster saw over the […] READ MORE


The Five Most Disappointing Tampa Bay Rays Of 2017 Part 1

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What’s been clear for a while as we’ve watched a once-promising season for the Tampa Bay Rays spiral into the abyss is now official. The Rays are going to miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season, and they’re going to have a losing record for the fourth straight season. The Five Most Disappointing Tampa […] READ MORE