Chicago Cubs All-Decade Team

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Chicago Cubs All-Decade Team With the 2019 season wrapped up for the Chicago Cubs, it’s also the end of a decade. Allowing us to take a look back at the best performances for the “North-Siders” in the past ten years. Chicago fans saw it all this decade, the team began with five losing seasons, before […] READ MORE


The Philadelphia Phillies Are Eliminated from the Postseason

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The Phillies Are Eliminated from the Postseason The Philadelphia Phillies have been eliminated from the postseason following a loss to the Washington Nationals. This gives the Phillies a record of 79 – 77, which will not be good enough for a playoff berth this season. This is now the eighth straight season that the Phillies […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Phillies’ Jake Arrieta Likely Done For The Year

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Phillies Likely to Lose Jake Arrieta for Year The Philadelphia Phillies‘ pitching staff has already been decimated by injuries and they have now lost another, Jake Arrieta. He was placed on the ten-day injured list. Wednesday. Arrieta revealed he’d been pitching with a “marble-sized” bone spur in his elbow after a rough start on July […] READ MORE


Diamondbacks Overcome Miscues to Defeat Phillies, 8-4

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Diamondbacks 8, Phillies 4 PHOENIX, Aug. 6th – Despite errors, baserunning miscues, and an early deficit, the Arizona Diamondbacks took advantage of an ineffective Philadelphia Phillies bullpen to win, 8-4, Tuesday night. New acquisition Mike Leake started his first game since joining the Diamondbacks. He scattered 11 hits across 5 1/3 innings to somehow only […] READ MORE


Jake Arrieta Signs With the Philadelphia Phillies

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Jake Arrieta has dazzled Chicago Cubs fans, as well as teammates, over the years with his amazing skill and multiple great moments. But now, Arrieta is moving on, signing a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cubs had offered Arrieta a qualifying offer for one year worth $17.4 million, but Arrieta declined that offer. […] READ MORE


Big Four: The Remaining 2018 Free Agent Pitchers

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Starting pitching has always been a hot commodity in baseball and rightfully so. This year there are four starters who are well above the rest of the free agent pack: Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, and Alex Cobb. Some say that Darvish and Arrieta are far superior to Lynn and Cobb and should command […] READ MORE




Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 52: 2017 MLB All-Star Picks

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It’s near the half-way point of the season, so Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen give their 2017 MLB All-Star picks. Who do the guys want to represent the American and National Leagues in the biggest exhibition game on the planet? Also, Greg found some more silly minor league promotions, the Los Angeles Angels won on […] READ MORE