Relievers Seem to Be Hotter Than Ever in MLB

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Relievers Seem to Be Hotter Than Ever in MLB Last off-season period in MLB was one full of surprises and record-breaking deals with a total of 248 million dollars signed in just one week. In case you missed that, Chapman for 86 million, Janses for a total amount of 80 million, and Melancon for 62 […] READ MORE




Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 61: Red Sox Sign Stealing

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word on Baseball Ah yes, we have a Boston Red Sox sign stealing scandal. The Red Sox were busted using video and Apple watches to steal the New York Yankees signs over the weekend, which means Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen must talk about it. Sign stealing is as old […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 60: The Wild AL Wild Card Race

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word on Baseball The AL Wild Card race is a wild one indeed. With seven teams within three and a half games of the second spot, there could be a crazy scenario that MLB has not planned for: a five way tie. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen go over that […] READ MORE


Biggest Questions for AL Wild Card Teams

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Ever since MLB instituted the second NL and AL Wild Card games in 2012, headline stories have been abundant. The Kansas City Royals became the Cinderella of the 2014 season, going from the Wild Card to their first World Series appearance since 1985. The New York Mets rode a second half surge to get in […] READ MORE


Biggest Questions for AL Wild Card Teams

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By Daniel Lopes – Last Word on Baseball Ever since the MLB instituted the second NL and AL Wild Card games in 2012, headline stories have been abundant. The Kansas City Royals became the Cinderella of the 2014 season, going from the Wild Card to their first World Series appearance since 1985. The New York […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 58: Derek Jeter Buys the Marlins

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word on Baseball Goodbye Jeffrey Loria, hello Jeets! That’s right, Derek Jeter buys the Marlins to end that long, dragged out team sale. Well, him and a dozen or so other deep-pocketed folks looking to get in on sports team ownership. This pushes out one of the worst owners in pro sports and replaces […] READ MORE



Crowding the Plate Episode 57: 2017 Player Weekend Shenanigans

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word on Baseball This season is introducing a strange phenomenon in Major League Baseball. For one weekend, the teams will wear goofy looking jerseys and players will be given full reign to be as creative and silly as they can be with their looks. That’s right, 2017 Player Weekend is […] READ MORE