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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The MLB Hot Stove is Freezing Cold

From a free agency perspective, this has been one of the most underwhelming offseasons in MLB history. Pitchers and catchers report in 25 days and yet still most of the top free agents remain unsigned. Baseball’s biggest action has come via the trade market where teams like the Yankees, Astros and Giants have made most…

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My Unofficial Hall of Fame Ballot

Currently, voters are making their selections for the upcoming National Baseball Hall of Fame class. So far, Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero and Jim Thome look like they will be enshrined while Edgar Martinez also has a good chance to make it in. On the other side, Johan Santana and Johnny Damon are in danger of…

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Why Shohei Ohtani Will Land in Seattle

Almost immediately after the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes began, 23 teams were eliminated as the Japanese two-way star narrowed his list to seven teams: the Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Giants, Mariners, Cubs and Rangers. While he has met with all seven clubs already, it’s hard to see anyone other than the Mariners are the favorite. The biggest…

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