Found January 13, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Three quarters of the way through yet another grueling, daunting, rumor filled offseason, Major League Baseball is set for a philosophical battle the likes of which have rarely been seen.  Spring Training is still more than a month away and already the stage is set for perhaps the biggest showdown in baseball history.  No, I’m not talking about the over-hyped World Baseball Classic or another ESPN-aired Yankees/Red Sox game.  I’m talking about the age-old argument of young versus old, pitching versus hitting, money versus prospects.  I’m talking about a showdown between two philosophical approaches that dominate the Major League Baseball landscape.  I’m talking about East versus West and everything in between. It appears that Beasts of the East will be playing their same role in the coming season.  Along the Eastern Seaboard, the three biggest franchises are in Boston, New York and Philadelphia.  They’ll be vying for a playoff spots using the proven method of buying and slugging th...
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