Found December 11, 2012 on Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
I completed my fourth trade with Ryan from "O" No!!! Another Orioles Blog. You can review the first here, second here, and third here. Ryan and I traded very recently - about a month ago - but he soon thereafter purged himself of a lot of trade bait and I had to get my hands on three cards he showcased.The beginnings of another rainbow! I picked up the regular autographed version of this fantastic Chad Billingsley 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft RC a long time ago, and always had the desire to try and track down the other variations. I can now mark of the XFractor from my imaginary needs list. It is a stunningly beautiful baseball card.I was eyeballing the above Blue Refractor RC - #'d 003/199 - from 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft of Braves' stud right fielder Jason Heyward, one of the elite players in the game, and also one of its most underrated. Thankfully, Ryan parted with it. The scan doesn't do it anywhere near enough justice, as it's a lot bluer, chrome-y, and re...

Newest Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer in videos

Trevor Bauer is all the talk all over Twitter, but I’ll be honest, I didn’t know much about him before yesterday. Well, there’s a lot of quirks about the Indians’ newest pitcher. First of all, he has a unique set of warm-up rituals to get ready to play the game. It includes a long toss session that can range from 340 to 400 foot throws. Just watch the video. Your browser...

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at “The idea of Trevor Bauer is an enticing one. Not just the potential of Trevor Bauer to turn his three plus pitches into swinging strikes at the big league level, the idea...

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Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. GIF Explosion: Three of Trevor Bauer’s “Reverse Sliders” 2. Information: Top Mexican Pacific League Reliever, Mike Benacka 3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Mexican Pacific League GIF Explosion: Three of Trevor Bauer’s “Reverse Sliders” Right-hander Trevor Bauer was traded from Arizona to Cleveland...

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Choo to Reds, Bauer to Indians in 3-team trade

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What Trevor Bauer Teaches Us

As you may have heard (either out in the mean streets of the World Wide Web, or even earlier today here at The Platoon Advantage), the Diamonbacks, Reds, and Indians made a sweet three-team deal. The major pieces are Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald heading to Cincinnati, prospect Didi Gregorious, reliever Tony Sipp, and huge bust first baseman Lars Anderson off to Arizona, while wunderkind...

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Arizona and KC Trades Earn 2012 MLB FUBAR Awards

Even during the craziest of Major League Baseball's annual off-season free agent grab and trading frenzy it is rare to see a team trade a young potential superstar to another organization. For any reason.  Astoundingly, this year we've just seen it happen twice in two days. On December 9th the Kansas City Royals dealt the best prospect in all of baseball, 22 year...

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at “The advanced statistics show the Cavaliers are a better team with Varejao on the court, especially on the offensive end. The Cavaliers are a more productive team with...
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