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Can Pittsburgh Sneak Into The Playoffs?

The 2014 season has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After having high expectations going into the year, they have certainly looked like playoff pretenders at times during the year. However, they are heating up at just the right time, and they could sneak in as a wild-card team in the National League. In fact, they might even be able to contend with...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Impact of Alejandro De Aza

When the Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Chicago White Sox, it was merely looked at as a fluff move with no real future impact.  Boy oh boy, that has been far from the case.  Through his first 8 games played with the O's, he's hit .424 (14-33) with 5 R, 1 DBL, 2 TRPL, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 BB, 2 SB and a 1.244 OPS.  All 8 games have been wins for...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Never Forget

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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Walters: Hitter of Homeruns

Zach Walters was traded from the Washington Nationals to the Cleveland Indians before the Trade Deadline in the Asdrubal Cabrera deal.  He is a 24 year old prospect that is capable of playing all over the field, so as long as he hits, he'll find a way into the lineup.  Walters doesn't have much to show for in terms of batting average (.208 in 72 at bats).  However, when...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez Historically Horrible (Update)

Michael Martinez might seem like a harmless individual. Those outside the state of Pennsylvania probably don't understand the depths of his awfulness.  Thanks to parts of 4 seasons in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh he's amassed enough playing time to sink to historically horrible levels.  Mini-Mart's career batting average is down to .182, which ranks 4,440 out of  4...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Good Returns on Small Investments

Below you will find a 25-man roster compiled of players that were signed to minor league contracts this past offseason. The bullpen is solid, the offense would likely be better than some actual MLB teams', but the rotation is poor.Catcher:Michael McKenry/COL - 30 G, .337/.891, 0.7 WARJohn Baker/CHC - 52 G, .206/.542First Base:Mark Reynolds/MIL - 94 G, 41 R, 19 HR, 39 RBI, .208...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez is Bad at Baseball

As a Phillies fan, I am well aware of the magnitude of suck that Michael Martinez brings to a team.  However, poor Pirates fans may have no clue what they're getting into.  I'm here to make it blatantly clear just how awful Mini-Mart is.Since 1901, 4439 batters (non-pitchers), have been to the plate 400+ times (Martinez currently at 407 plate apperances).  He ranks 4427th...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Domingo Santana is Good at Striking Out

Much ballyhooed Houston Astros prospect, Domingo Santana, is not enjoying his first taste of MLB action.  Through 4 games he's struck out 11 times in 13 at bats.  That's gotta be setting some sorta record.
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

4th of July- Baseball Style

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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy Father's Day- Baseball Style

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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Memorial Day- Baseball Style

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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

My New Throne

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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy Mother's Day- Baseball Style

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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tossing Zeros

It's a tradition here at More Hardball to track pitchers through the beginning of the season that have not allowed an earned run. It's almost always a reliever that racks up the longest string of appearances and innings to be last man standing. Since we're only through the first month, the innings minimum is 10, but will increase as the season goes on. I'm venturing...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy Easter- Baseball Style

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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

ScoreBig.com- New, Better Way to Purchase Tickets

ScoreBig.com is the new and better way to purchase tickets to events all over the United States. Whether you want to go see your beloved local team, travel and see the defending World Series champions Boston Red Sox, watch some NBA or NHL action, jam out with your favorite music group on tour, or even be amazed by a show on Broadway, ScoreBig.com is the website to get those tickets...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Stars of Spring Training

OFFENSE:(Minimum of 50 plate appearances)AVG - .500 - Michael Brantley/CLEOBP - .552 - Michael Brantle/CLESLG - .836 - Brad Miller/SEAOPS - 1.314 - Brad Miller/SEAR - 17 - Brad Miller/SEA, Austin Jackson/DET & Logan Schafer/MILDBL - 11 - Melky Cabrera/TORTRPL - 5 - Dee Gordon/LAD & JB Shuck/LAAHR - 6 - Jose Bautista/TOR, Chris Heisey/CIN, Luis Valbuena/CHC & Mike Trout...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Spring Check-In

With teams only having played about 10 games (give or take a few), it's too early to panic. Or is it?  High/LowAVG:Kansas City Royals - .320Philadelphia Phillies - .203OPS:Kansas City Royals - .857Philadelphia Phillies - .620Runs:Seattle Mariners - 92New York Mets & Boston Red Sox - 33Doubles:Arizona Diamondbacks - 31Boston Red Sox & Philadelphia Phillies - 11Triples...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

No Name Player

Now that's funny.
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Training is Here!!!

Eff snow, eff sleet, eff freezing rain, eff wind chill, eff low temperatures, eff winter!  Baseball is awesome and is a warm weather sport...it's time for Spring Training 2014.
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Free Agent Squad

Every year when the calendar flips to February, More Hardball scours the free agent bin to create a 25-man roster. 2014's edition has a strong pitching staff, but little on offense. Still think they wouldn't be the worst team in baseball though...Catcher:Kelly Shoppach 36 G, .193/.627, 0.0 WARFirst Base:Kendrys Morales 156 G,.277/.785, 64 R, 34 DBL, 23 HR, 80 RBI, 2.7 WAR...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball in the Snow

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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Eff Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for the entire 2014 season. I wish the asshole was never allowed to be involved in the game again, but hey, I guess he's not as "evil" as Pete Rose.  
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

How to Find the Best Bowling Ball for You

For you to become successful bowler, you need to have a bowling ball which you feel comfortable with. Most pro players are very particular about the balls they use to try out and they frequently have their own. If you want to improve your game, there is no doubt that you need to get your own ball. You risk getting a ball which is not suited for you if you are...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy New Year- Baseball Style

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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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