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  1. Trade Talk: Los Angeles Angels (... of Anaheim)

    Buyers or Sellers

    Itís somewhat unusual these days to see the trade deadline looming and the Angels not making any moves, but in all likelihood thatís whatís going to happen this season. Los Angeles is mired in mediocrity while Texas and Oakland appear to be running away with the division.

    Of course Arte Moreno (a more likeable imitation of a Steinbrenner) could continue to funnel money in an attempt to right the ship immediately, but not only does that seem like a lost ...
  2. Those Damn Yankees: A Minnesota Twinkie in King Rivera's Court

    I used to be the worst kind of person in the world. A Yankees fan that didn't live in New York. As lewd and annoying as they might be, you can't blame a New Yorker for being a Yankees fan -- let's face it, their other option is the Mets. But if you don't live in New York, and your family isn't from there, it's simple douchebaggery that makes a person cheer for that team. But I did.

    It all started because the Twins broke my heart by trading Rick Aguilera -- twice -- and fell into ...
  3. Twins About to Make Major Moves

    Twitter and the Blogosphere broke with the news today that the Twins had acquired Matt Rizzotti from the Phillies for "cash considerations". This move is in lieu of the minor leagues being one first baseman short now that Chris Parmelee is likely to break camp with the Twins due to his inspired play that's carried over since late last year.

    The bigger ...
  4. Spring Training 2012 (Day One)

    Well, nothing better than Spring Training to get me back here to write something.

    Despite arriving in Florida on Wednesday in time to head straight from the airport to catch the game against the Phillies, I decided to head down to Naples, get some Cuban food, and just relax on the beach instead.

    Thursday, however, I got up early and went to check out ...
  5. A Sonnet to Pitchers & Catchers

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    Sticking with the running theme of celebrating pitchers & catchers reporting -- a Shakespearian sonnet:

    The grassy fields of Hammond Stadium
    Are live this morn with sound of bat and glove.
    Walkways and bleachers filled with fandom's hum
    As sunlight and hope stream from skies above.
    Mauer stretches and tests an achy knee,
    While Cisco winds and loosens up his arm,
    And Revere runs the fields smiling with glee ...
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