Most Captivating MLB Players of 2016: Part 5

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By Brandon Murphy – 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


Walking Through the Hall: The Tough Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

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By Cameron Ott – Last Word On Baseball Entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame is one of the most heralded honors in any of the major sports. Located in quiet Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame contains 314 inductees, including 217 players. Over the years, the National Baseball Writers of America have shown […] READ MORE


Indians Sweep Red Sox in 2016 ALDS

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By Joshua Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball The Boston Red Sox 2016 campaign came to an abrupt end Monday night, as the Cleveland Indians put the finishing touches on a dominant ALDS sweep. The AL Central champs out-pitched the AL East champs shaky rotation, and out-hit what had been the best offense in baseball. In the […] READ MORE


Farewell, David Ortiz, and Thank You

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By Joshua Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball Two problems arise when one attempts to tell a story of greatness: finding the right way to begin, and finding a way to deal with the ending. Begin with the beginning and end with the ending, some might say. Sounds simple, sure. But what if the beginning […] READ MORE


Cautionary Tale of Albert Pujols and Los Angeles Angels

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Albert Pujols signed a 10-year contract back in 2011 with Los Angeles Angels.  For many who follow baseball, that felt like overpaying, but also an excessively long contract.  Could he ever deliver on such a contract?  However, Pujols wasn’t alone, he joined others with long contracts such as Ryan Howard, Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano.   The […] READ MORE