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Your Saturday Baseball Post

You know the drill, it’s Saturday; and even though it’s NFL Draft weekend, this is still baseball’s day during the springtime. Friday was pretty quiet as far as offense goes, so this is sure to be a wild and whacky day of action and who even knows what is in store. Saturday is of course the greatest day of the week. And we’re here each Saturday to remind you during baseball...
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I can’t Freakin’ believe Dee Gordon is a PED user

Huge news broke late after midnight about 24 hours ago. Baseball’s latest cheater is Dee Gordon. He’ll serve an 80 game suspension, and holy shit to anyone who owned him in fantasy baseball who was counting upon Gordon to win them their league stolen base title. We’ve posted about Gordon before – and we’ve always loved the guy. We discovered him and believed in him in...
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Happy Jose Berrios Day

We haven’t done one of these in a while. Today, the Twins top pitching prospect Jose Berrios is perhaps up for good. He just completed his first big league inning against the Cleveland Indians in the Twin Cities up in Minnesota. As standard, here’s his scouting report from Baseball Prospectus: Berrios is the rare starter to flash three plus pitches, each lethal in their own...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Man, the Houston Astros are Scuffling

Gah, these guys were supposed to be one of the most exciting teams in baseball. You are looking at one of baseball’s biggest letdowns in the 2016, in the making. If you watch them on a nightly basis, they’re a terrible watch. No timely hitting (outside of Colby Rasmus), when they do get pitching they don’t get any hitting, when they do decide to hit a little bit their starter...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heroes don’t always come in capes

Yesterday the legend of Bryce Harper continued to take shape. He had the day off yesterday, and was called upon by his skipper Dusty Baker to pinch-hit in the ninth inning with the Nationals trailing 4-3 to the Minnesota Twins and without much hope. And a note real quick, it’s dawned on me that Dusty Baker might just be the perfect manager to bring out the most in Bryce Harper...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Gentleman’s Game Welcomes it’s Mayor for an evening

Notice anything new about the scores? This past Friday we welcomed in our first celebrity guest to the Gentleman’s Cup Game – Fantasy Alarm and Sirius Radio’s Jeff Mans. If you listen to him on the drive home during the week, and you like daily fantasy and you’re a baseball guy; you probably like him. He’s a speaker of the truth, a real beacon in this dark world and we...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Bat Flippin’ Good Time Podcast

It’s weird, MJ Lloyd, Mike Hllywa, and myself talked for almost exactly an hour last night but I don’t remember one particular topic. It was a fun chat. We went into the debate of Harper vs. Trout, who is player number three if you’re starting a franchise, the Angels, the Reds, how tight Joey Votto’s pants are right now, and if you want more than that; you’re going to...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Saturday Baseball Post

It’s Saturday, and it’s the best day of the week. Today is Blake Snell’s big league debut; and after getting car sick and puking all over her new car seat, me, and the backseat of my car while simply going to get breakfast, my kiddo is safe and sound and down for a nap. Not even a car-sick kid can ruin a baseball Saturday. I’m going to collect my bearings, I’ll be back...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta No-Hits the Reds, and the embarrassment of a 16-0 defeat

[Cubs 16, Reds 0] If there was any hope left, it has now vanished. Good teams don’t lose like this; even over the course of a long season. You hate to pile on, but the Reds lost yesterday in completely embarrassing fashion. It was a game that wasn’t even going to be played. People I know who are Reds fans were asking me if they were even going to get it in. Others didn’t...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

When it comes to Bryce Harper, Tom Koehler may never learn We already wrote this headline – Tom Koehler gave up another Bomb to Bryce Harper by golly

When Tom Koehler finally retires or is forced to leave the game, Bryce Harper may very well owe him something for all he’s done for his career. It was Koehler who started Harper’s season-long rampage in 2015 with a three-homer game. That was Harper’s breakout moment if there was one. Then again at the end of July in Miami, Koehler served up two more. You have to give Koehler...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Betting on Baseball: Friday, 4/22

Welcome to the first edition of Betting on Baseball for this marvelous 2016 season. On Friday, we provide to you a big winning dog that has a little magic going right now. Feel comfortable getting your live MLB sportsbook betting odds here. On Friday, the Minnesota Twins continue their road trip after a big 8-1 win in Milwaukee. Right-hander Kyle Gibson opposes lefty Gio Gonzalez...
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Reds Kick Off MLB Season to Low Expectations

As the 2016 Major League Baseball season gets underway, expectations are tempered among the Cincinnati Reds faithful. The Reds amassed a dismal 64-98 record a year ago, good for dead last in the National League’s Central Division standings, and with offseason moves clearly putting the club in rebuild mode, the Reds open their campaign pegged at a distant 125/1 to claim their first...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

It was a Purple Rain type day all over Baseball

Today we lost a music legend. And if you’re frequent to this site you know we love some 80’s music. Prince, rest in peace. This was the coolest tweet we saw today in regards to Prince’s death: And it’s surprising how much homage was paid around baseball to the man himself. Brandon Phillips used a different batter walk up song each time he came to the plate tonight. The...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper gets his second Grand Slam in about a week

Bryce Harper is truly an every night, human highlight reel. It seems like this was the moment when I noticed a lot of chatter of Bryce Harper passing up Mike Trout. I don’t know about all that, but it was just over a week ago that Bryce Harper had no grand slams. He now has two. This one iced out the Marlins in Miami. It was his seventh home run of the young season. The Nationals...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper with a dramatic Sunday homer in Philly, in futility

This was to be the statement comeback game of the year so far in 2016 for the Nationals. This was supposed to be where they overcame the deficit and won the game on the back of the best player in baseball, after he homered on a rocket to right center on a full count pitch to put the Nationals ahead 2-1 in the top of the ninth. The Nats were going to steal this one on getaway day...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackout Rules Make It Impossible For Baseball Fans In Las Vegas To Watch Teams

When it comes to watching baseball, fans in Iowa and Las Vegas bear the brunt of the television network deals because they are unable to follow their favorite teams, making them less likely to bet on online MLB sports betting odds. Bruce Arnold, a long-time baseball fan that lives in Iowa and has a second home in Las Vegas knows just how hard it is to follow his favorite team. With...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper just keeps homering in Philadelphia

Bryce Harper homered for the third straight game on Saturday evening. Before we had time to live our life and get the post live on our site, he hit another one Sunday. We simply cannot keep up right now. We say it every day. But we won’t complain. We LOVE Bryce Harper home runs. This was career bomb number 102, and it came in a runaway Nationals 8-1 victory in Philadelphia. ...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Swindaman3 Takes down the Week Three Gentleman’s Game

I have to apologize as this post usually comes on a Saturday, but Swindaman3 won this week; and as is customary I will never wake up the morning after losing to one of his lineups he set on the toilet at his work and voluntarily waste my 30 minutes of leisure time to write about his big triumphant victory. The fact of the matter is – Swindaman won the week three Gentleman’s...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper’s 101st career home run

Bryce Harper is hitting them at such a pace, we cannot keep up. And there’s another one of these posts already coming tomorrow. The Nationals won on Jackie Robinson Day 9-1. Bryce Harper honored the man who wore 42 by slugging his fourth home run of the season off Brett Oberholtzer – who is hardly the sexiest pitcher Harper has hit one off of. Here’s Harper ‘shooting a...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Saturday Baseball Post

It’s the best day of the week, at the best time of the week, on possibly the most beautiful day of the entire year. Full slate of baseball on tap as always and this post is here to salute that and the week that was of the greatest game on earth. My wife and I are taking our 17 month old to her first baseball game ever today, at our Alma Mater. It’s best to test the youngster...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Velasquez with the premiere pitching performance of 2016 thus far

Vincent Velasquez – the former Astros starter who was traded for Ken Giles in the offseason – made one of the best starts in Phillies history today. Velasquez had a game score of 97 today, and only four Phillies pitchers ever have had a better score than that in a game they started. In a 3-0 Phillies win in Philadelphia over the San Diego Padres, Velasquez logged 16 strikeouts...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard Becoming One Of MLB’s Best Pitchers

New York Mets Pitcher Noah Syndergaard is nicknamed Thor, after the Marvel comic book hero. This season, the lanky Texan has definitely earned the nickname. If he continues performing like this all season, the Mets online MLB sportsbook odds of winning the World Series will significantly improve. After last season’s impressive rookie debut, Syndergaard worked on his game some more...
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Bryce Harper’s 100th career home run is a Grand Salami

You knew after having this decal on his bat knob (how awesome is Bryce Harper for using an emoji on a damn bat), that he wouldn’t be stuck on 99 career home runs for long. He was simply waiting on one of his old rivals; Julio Teheran, to bring out the very best in him. It was Harper’s fifth career home run off Julio Teheran. He has now hit five off Teheran and five off Tom Koehler...
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Paul Goldschmidt Spoils Vin Scully’s final Dodger Stadium Opener

[Box Score] Possibly the saddest thing for us during this baseball season: this will be Vin Scully’s last season in baseball. Yesterday afternoon at Dodger Stadium was his last first day. Paul Goldschmidt came into town as a guy who always spoils nice things at Dodger Stadium, so when he hit a 425-foot monster homer to help the DBacks steal the game, it should have came as no...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Story hit another one today….

My late Sunday afternoon (and intuitive thought) went a little like this: Make dinner for my kid, make sure the food was cut small enough kid doesn’t choke, check MLB app on phone to see what’s going on in Rockies game/find Trevor Story in the box score….. nothing….. he’s 0 for 2…. surely he’s done…. he might not hit another one…… the six home runs he already...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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