Trade Candidates to Watch This Offseason

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Six MLB Players to Monitor This Offseason The MLB Hot Stove Season is officially underway. Tuesday, the MLB Owners Meetings get underway and last thru Thursday. In typical 2020 fashion, the meetings are being held virtually. However, they will still allow all 30 front offices to converse with one another and exchange ideas. Typically, these […] READ MORE




For Rebuilding MLB Teams, Being Good Can Be Bad

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By Ryan Timmerman – Last Word On Baseball The best wins come when you least expect them. Too many, however, raise expectations to a place where they become the expectation, not a pleasant surprise. Like fans, general managers and other upper-management types can fall prey to the decoy of unexpected wins. And that leads to […] 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


MLB Sleeper Prospects: Part 2

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By Marc Nolan – Last Word On Baseball Every year in Major League Baseball, teams have one or two prospects come out of obscurity to become legitimate Major League prospects. Whether through the development of an additional skill or maybe just seeing a player figure out some plus potential in a tool they already possess. […] READ MORE


Crowding The Plate Podcast Episode 20: Jonathan Papelbon Released and Fixing Baseball

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With Jonathan Papelbon released from the Washington Nationals, which teams are willing to take a chance on the no longer dominant reliever? Are Greg’s Detroit Tigers that desperate for bullpen help? Are the Boston Red Sox willing to bring him back on the chea? What about the Chicago Cubs? Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen discuss. Also, […] READ MORE


Prince Fielder’s Playing Career Is Over

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The Texas Rangers announced on Wednesday in a press conference that veteran slugger Prince Fielder, 32, will be forced to end his playing career due to ongoing neck problems.  Fielder experienced serious neck surgery at the end of last month, his second in almost exactly two years.  Fielder underwent a similar procedure in 2014, his […] READ MORE