2021 Yankees Bullpen Upgrades Could Come From Within

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While their attention remains focused on the negotiations with DJ LeMahieu, the New York Yankees bullpen remains untouched. Relief pitching dominance has been intertwined in their identity for the past several seasons. Still, the relief pitching, like the rest of the roster, had a series of highs and lows throughout 2020. Tommy Kahnle’s absence was […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 37: 2017 World Baseball Classic, Milwaukee Brewers, and New York Yankees

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball This week, Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen get everyone ready for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Starting next week, defending champions Dominican Republic will try to hold off 15 other nations for world baseball supremacy. After that, Ryan Timmerman joins the pod to examine the bleak looking […] READ MORE


Most Captivating MLB Players of 2016: Part 4

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By John Mosier – Last Word On Baseball As the 2016 calendar year comes to an end, the LWOS MC50 series captures the 50 most captivating athletes from 2016 in each sport. LWOB takes a look at the 50 MLB players who drew headlines this past year, whether it be for on-field accomplishments, off-season drama, […] READ MORE




Aroldis Chapman Signs with New York Yankees

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By Paul Harvey – Last Word On Baseball Another top-tier relief pitcher is off the market. Ken Rosenthal of FOX SPorts reports that Aroldis Chapman has signed a five-year, $86 million contract with the New York Yankees. Chapman joins Mark Melancon, Kenley Jansen, and Joaquin Benoit as relievers joining new teams this offseason, though for Chapman it […] READ MORE


MLB 2016 Free Agency Roundtable: Part 2

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By the Last Word On Baseball Staff With MLB‘s 2016 free agency period kicking off, many hot names will be hitting the market. There is very little pitching, which means position players and relievers may get massive contracts. Our writers continue to weigh in on where they think the top ten free agents will land this […] READ MORE


Cubs Demolish Indians, Force Game 7

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By Joshua Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball The 2016 World Series will go the distance. After being on the brink of elimination just a few days ago, the Chicago Cubs have evened things at three games a piece, and seem to have all the momentum. Tuesday evening, the Cubbies put a 9-3 beatdown on […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs Win Game Five, Series Returns to Cleveland

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By Joshua Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball The Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs will play at least one more game before the 2016 World Series is decided. On Sunday, the Cubs downed the Indians in Game Five, sending the Series back to Cleveland for a sixth matchup on Tuesday. Chicago got its first World […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 30: 2016 World Series Preview

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball It’s time for Crowding the Plate’s 2016 World Series Preview as the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, owners of the longest championship droughts in American pro sports, meet in the Fall Classic. The Indians have made headlines with their bullpen all October long as Andrew Miller and Cody […] READ MORE