MLB Midseason Awards: Writers’ Picks

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By Graham Anderson – Last Word on Baseball The 2017 baseball season has reached the half way point and discussion on who will walk away with individual hardware has already begun. Thirteen of the baseball minds here at Last Word on Baseball came together and voted for the players we feel deserve MVP, Rookie of […] READ MORE


Angel Hernandez: A Lawsuit with Merit?

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Umpire Angel Hernandez alleges that umpires of color are being held back from advancement. If invalidated, this will undermine legitimate cases of racism. READ MORE





Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 52: 2017 MLB All-Star Picks

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word on Baseball It’s near the half-way point of the season, so Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen give their 2017 MLB All-Star picks. Who do the guys want to represent the American and National Leagues in the biggest exhibition game on the planet? Also, Greg found some more silly minor […] READ MORE



Wilson Ramos Could Have an Enormous Impact for the Tampa Bay Rays

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via Last Word on Baseball, by Jack Weber On Saturday, nearly halfway through the season, the Tampa Bay Rays finally got to see their big free-agent signing. Catcher Wilson Ramos was activated from the 60-day disabled list to start against the Baltimore Orioles. It didn’t end up being a particularly exciting debut. Ramos went 1-for-4 with […] 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


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 51: The Future of Baseball

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word on Baseball ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian wrote an article about how baseball may look in the year 2037 and Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen have something to say about it. Do they think the future of baseball looks bright and sunny? Or dark and dismal? There was also a home […] READ MORE