Musgrove Pitching a Long-Term Deal

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Joe Musgrove will need a new contract after the 2022 MLB season. Keeping him in his current locale may not be all that easy for the San Diego Padres.  The seventh-year pitcher had yet another quality start over the weekend, pitching seven shutout innings in a 2-1 Padres win over the San Francisco Giants. Musgrove’s […] READ MORE


Jeremy Pena is Exceeding Expectations

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Going into the 2022 season, expectations for Jeremy Pena were very high. Those inside the Houston Astros organization were excited about the young prospect. Hopes were high for Pena, and they had to be, given that the team was content with letting Carlos Correa leave in free agency. Correa is one of the most revered […] READ MORE


Phillies Spring Schedule Can Make Season

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Things do not look good in the city of brotherly love. The Philadelphia Phillies, who once again spent big this past offseason on free-agent outfielders Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber, find themselves below .500, and 5.5 games behind the division-leading New York Mets. The Phils have slowly clawed their way back up the standings and […] READ MORE


Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Beany

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It would be too easy to choose B is for Baseball or anything ball or base or bat-related. This has to be somewhat of a challenge and a learning process for us or why even do it? So after perusing the pages of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, which is an enjoyable pastime in itself, this […] READ MORE


Trading Prospects for Veterans by Mets

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Trading prospects for veterans can be decisive in a team’s title hopes. The New York Mets know the successes and failures of these trades.  Such trades for veterans Mike Piazza and Yoennis Cespedes earned trips to the World Series for the Mets in 2000 and 2015. However, the Mets’ trade deadline acquisition of Javier Baez […] READ MORE


Top Setup Pitcher Devin Williams

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Top setup pitcher Devin Williams of the Milwaukee Brewers continues to show why he is one of the best go-to relievers in all of baseball. He is having another spectacular season and once again showing he is one of the hardest pitchers to put a ball in play against. Struggled Early in 2022 Season Top […] READ MORE


Reid Detmers Throws No-Hitter Against Rays

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Los Angeles Angels rookie Reid Detmers threw a no-hitter on Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 22-year-old southpaw needed 108 pitches to throw the twelfth no-hitter in team history. Detmers lost his perfect game in the Top of the 6th inning with a walk to Taylor Walls. The closest Detmers got to losing […] READ MORE


Kansas City Royals Waiting On Their Offense

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To start the 2022 season, the Kansas City Royals are waiting on their offense. Simply put, too many of their key hitters aren’t hitting. That has led them to just nine wins in the first 25 games of the season. 2022 Expectation Expectations for the 2022 Royals were high, saying they could be a .500 […] READ MORE


The Beauty of Luis Gonzalez

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Beauty comes in many forms. In this case, it came in the form of a Luis Gonzalez two-out ninth-inning bunt down the third baseline. Listen: It was the top of the ninth and the San Francisco Giants were down 3-1 to their mortal enemy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sometimes closer and bird impersonator Craig Kimbrel […] READ MORE


Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Angler

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Do you remember when you were young and your grandpappy used to take you down to the lake? He would wake you early in the morning before the sun rose. You would eat a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs and slug down a glass of orange juice. He filled up his thermos with scalding […] READ MORE