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  1. Trade Talk: Los Angeles Dodgers


    Trade Deadline Overview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Buyers or Sellers


    Buyers. Following an indifferent start and (Yasiel Puig notwithstanding) an uninspiring May and early June, the Dodgers found themselves 9.5 games out of first on June 22, a season low 12 games below .500. Since then they have ripped off a 17-4 run, cutting the Diamondbacks lead to 2.5 games and reestablishing themselves in the soft NL West race. While still below .500, the Dodgers were built in the ...
  2. The Anti-Ozzie

    Originally Posted at www.theunplayable.com

    With a new stadium, a new star in Jose Reyes and new life in South Florida last off-season (not to mention a new “location” as the “Miami” Marlins) the Marlins wanted to make a big splash in selecting a new manager. The splash they made in hiring Ozzie Guillen was akin to Refrigerator Perry doing a cannoball from a ten meter platform.

    I’ll give you a moment to process that image.

    Guillen seemed to be the perfect man ...
  3. “J Nix at shortstop:” The End of an Era in New York?

    Originally posted at http://www.theunplayable.com/ on 10/14/12

    For a while last night, it looked like the same old story: (Insert Non-Yankee baseball team name here) has a lead in the Bronx in a playoff game, and it’s late in the game. You think you have them, and then it all goes horribly, horribly wrong. The Tigers had them last night, leading 4-0 in the bottom of the ninth. Of course Ichiro homers, and three batters later, Raul Ibanez does the same, the latter now meeting the minimum ...
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