Zack Britton Is the Most Underappreciated Reliever in Baseball

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Zack Britton makes $13 million per year. This makes him the sixth-highest paid reliever in baseball. Can a player be underrated if he earns that much? Somehow, Britton fits this label. In fact, he might also be underappreciated. As a fan of the New York Yankees, it is easy to see that Britton does not […] READ MORE


No One Expected the Orioles To Be Competing

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No One Expected Orioles to Compete With less than a quarter of the season left, no one expected the Baltimore Orioles to be competing for a playoff spot. Getting swept by the New York Yankees last weekend didn’t help their chances. However, although unlikely, an Oriole winning streak and a Yankee or a Toronto Blue […] READ MORE


In-Depth with Baltimore Orioles Draftee Mason McCoy

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By Gabriel Foley – Last Word on Baseball The Baltimore Orioles selected Iowa’s Mason McCoy in the sixth round of the 2017 MLB Draft. McCoy was chosen six picks after teammate Jake Adams went to the Houston Astros. The shortstop spent the past two years playing with the Iowa Hawkeyes, and graduated this past spring. […] READ MORE


Unwritten Rules of Baseball Need to Go

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By Dave Mitchner – Last Word On Baseball The Unwritten Rules Baseball is a simple game, the pitcher throws a leather covered ball of twine and the batter hits it with a sturdy stick of wood. The issue is that the players have a code, the so called “unwritten rules of baseball”. These “rules” are […] READ MORE



Racial Abuse of Adam Jones Completely Unacceptable

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By Dave Mitchner – Last Word On Baseball History of Racial Abuse Seventy years ago last month, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the modern MLB era. The racial abuse that he took throughout his career is quite well known. Had it not been for a Hall of Fame shortstop from Louisville, Kentucky, Jackie’s […] READ MORE



Top MLB Teams Primed to Fall Short of Expectations in 2017

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By Mike Edwards – Last Word On Baseball The World Baseball Classic is in the books, and as players return to their MLB clubs, the focus now turns to making the final preparations for Opening Day. But things don’t always go according to plan once the season begins and, as is always the case, a […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 38: Cardinals, Orioles, and Reds 2017 Season Preview

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen continue their 2017 season preview series with three more potentially exciting teams. Before that, however, they have to awe over Israel’s hot start to the World Baseball Classic. They have gone through the first round unbeaten, which includes wins over 2009 finalists South […] READ MORE