Aaron Nola is Ready for October

Today’s afternoon game between the Phillies and the Nationals lived up to the hype of the pitcher’s duel between NL Cy Young candidates Aaron Nola and Max Scherzer, and those who tuned in were treated to top-notch performances by two of the best pitchers in the game. But alas, both teams couldn’t win and Nola…

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Baseball’s Best Starting Lineup of the 2018 Season

Earlier this week, we discussed the worst starting lineup in baseball this year, led by players batting under the Mendoza line, poor defense and high ERAs. Today we bring you the opposite. These players are guys you can count on each night to deliver quality at bats, hustle on the field and dynamite pitching. Here…

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Baseball’s Worst Starting Lineup of the 2018 Season

Last year, Albert Pujols bottomed out and was the worst player in baseball and it got us thinking – what was the worst starting lineup in baseball that year? Here is the worst of the worst at each position this year, ranked by WAR. Starting Pitcher – Jason Hammel (Kansas City Royals) WAR: -1.4 The…

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Items at MLB Food Fest, Ranked

Last weekend, MLB hosted it’s first ever Food Fest, an organized event where all 30 MLB teams participated and served samples of some of the staple foods from their ballparks as well as some sample beers. Given our love for both food and baseball, my wife and I went to the event. Below are each…

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Ranking All Starting Third Basemen Going into the 2018 Season

As part of a continuing series, we are ranking the top players starting for each team by position. We move to the Hot Corner today, possibly the most talent-laden position in today’s game. Please feel free to see past rankings for catcher, first base and second base. 30. Ryan Flaherty, Atlanta Braves 29. Jeimer Candelerio,…

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Ranking the Starting Second Basemen Going Into 2018

As part of our continuing season leading to the start of the 2018 baseball season, we move on to second base. Feel free to check our past rankings for catchers and first base. 30. Tyler Wade, New York Yankees 29. Dixon Machado, Detroit Tigers 28. Carlos Asuaje, San Diego Padres Asuaje is an exciting prospect…

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Ranking All Starting First Basemen Heading Into the 2018 Season

As part of a continuing series, I will be ranking the starters at each position heading into this season. See my ranking for starting catchers here. 30. Ian Desmond, Colorado Rockies 29. Adrian Gonzalez, New York Mets 28. Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox Gonzalez is coming off a nightmare 2017. Lack of production and injuries…

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Ranking the MLB Catchers Heading Into the 2018 Season

With Opening Day (still, inconceivably, not an American holiday) looming, I will be putting together a list of each team’s starts by position. We begin the series at Catcher. 30. Matt Wieters, Washington Nationals 29. Jonathan Lucroy, Oakland Athletics 28. Francisco Cervelli, Pittsburgh Pirates 27. Wilson Ramos, Tampa Bay Rays 26. Brian McCann, Houston Astros…

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