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2013 burning question: Atlanta Braves

From our season preview of the Atlanta Braves earlier today... Can Chris Johnson and Juan Francisco provide the Braves with adequate production at third, or will the team need to find an alternate solution in July? Johnson and Francisco aren't going to be Chipper Jones. Quite frankly, I don't think anyone is really expecting that either. After all, both players were...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

You may say I'm a dreamer: 2013 Atlanta Braves

What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams. The Braves couldn't win a World Series to say goodbye to Bobby Cox, and they couldn't win a World Series to say goodbye to Chipper Jones. But the new era of Braves baseball,...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Five MLB teams that could be better than you think in 2013

Baseball is supposed to make sense.  It’s why we count stats, to objectively quantify positive and negative performances.  Of course we know there’s always some pesky team that comes along and spoils all the fun, the pageantry, the beauty of having the best teams on paper meet in a matchup for the ages.  For example, in 2013 the Los Angeles Angels and the Dodgers are supposed...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 season preview: Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves did some major retooling this winter. Iconic third baseman Chipper Jones retired, and the Braves needed to fill the void in the lineup his retirement created. Initially, it appeared that the signing of BJ Upton to play center field would be Atlanta's big move, but then, GM Frank Wren managed to acquire BJ's brother Justin from the Diamondbacks for a package...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - happy Braves day!

NL East week rolls along with Atlanta Braves day. The Braves won the top NL Wild Card spot last season before getting eliminated in the wild card playoff game by the Cardinals, in part due to a sketchy infield fly call. Atlanta dramatically retooled their outfield this winter, and will be going into 2013 as one of the game's most changed teams. Yesterday was Phillies day...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss
SHADY BUSINESS

Taiwan spies on S. Korean WBC team

America may not take the WBC seriously, though other countries do as Taiwanese spies have been caught spying on the South Korean team. 

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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss
HOUSE PROTECTION

Bryce Harper's new Under Armour ad

Under Armour is featuring Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper in their new ad campaign, and that's a smart decision considering Harper's budding level of superstardom. The one minute commercial is done very well, featuring Harper working out and preparing for the baseball season on a diamond in his hometown of Las Vegas. Then, you get to the 26-second mark of...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

X-Factor: Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies head into the 2013 hoping to rebound from what was a miserable 2012 campaign, for the most part. Not even their strong run down the stretch could save them from finishing third in the division. But with a couple of tweaks and an apparently healthy roster, they could be ready to make some noise. Much of what the Phils can achieve this year will depend...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

And now, an update on Jayson Werth's beard

Back in January, we showed you what Jayson Werth's beard looked like at NatsFest. Spoiler: it was very caveman-esque. Well, with Spring Training beginning and teams having their yearly photo day, we finally have a clear picture of Werth's beard to kick off the 2013 season (to the left). It's nice to see that Werth is apparently going with the "hobo"...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

This is my nightmare: Philadelphia Phillies

In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series. Imagining a nightmare season for the Phillies is easy, because...well, it happened last year. Nearly everyone missed...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss
SCARY MOMENT

Giancarlo Stanton drilled in head by pitch

There was a scary moment at Miami Marlins camp today, when prospect Jose Fernandez hit Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton in the head with a pitch during batting practice. The pitch hit Stanton in the area around the base of his head and top of his neck, knocking his helmet off but not sending Stanton to the ground. Stanton reportedly never got dizzy after the incident, but had...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 burning question: Philadelphia Phillies

Continuing from our season preview of the Phillies earlier today... Does this core group still have another World Series run left in them? That's a very relevant question in regards to this Phillies team. It's a much older bunch of players, especially in comparison to the rest of the NL East. Of their five starters, the youngest are Kyle Kendrick and John Lannan...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

David Price would never sign with the Yankees because of his facial hair

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price is probably nearing the end of his tenure with the Rays. Price has two seasons of arbitration eligibility remaining after 2013, and will be in line for eight figure salaries after signing a $10.1 million contract for 2013. After the contracts recently signed by Felix Hernandez, Zack Greinke, Cole Hamels, and Matt Cain, Price figures to...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

You may say I'm a dreamer: 2013 Philadelphia Phillies

What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams. After being written off by bloggers, mainstream writers, and most of the fanbase heading into 2013, the Philadelphia Phillies have reached the peak of the mountain once again, and are...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Five more outed in another Biogenesis leak

So baseball insiders weren't kidding when they said there was more Biogenesis stuff waiting to come out, were they? The likes of Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun have dominated the headlines in the past month, but as more documents from the Miami anti-aging are leaked to the press, more names are being made public. Today, ESPN outed five more: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Season Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies fell flat on their faces for the majority of the 2012 season. It took a strong run towards the end of the year to get them back to .500 for the year. And even then, they still fell 17 games back of the division-winning Washington Nationals. Heading into 2013, the Phils and their aging core are hoping to make one or two more deep runs before they may have...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Top 10 Prospects: New York Mets

While the Mets are destined to struggle at the big league level in 2013, there is a ton of solid talent in the minors.   My Top 10 1. Travis d'Arnaud C 2. Noah Syndergaard SP 3. Zack Wheeler SP 4. Brandon Nimmo OF 5. Gavin Cecchini SS 6. Wilmer Flores 2B/3B 7. Rafael Montero  8. Luis Mateo 9. Domingo Tapia SP 10. Michael Fulmer...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - happy Phillies day!

NL East preview week rolls along, and welcome to Phillies Day here on TOC! The five-time NL East champions saw their streak come to a screeching halt in 2012 as the team plummeted to third place and a .500 record, losing ground to the younger Nationals and Braves. The usual schedule will follow. Yesterday was Mets Day at TOC. Here's a recap. Mets on TOC End of Season...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Casey Kotchman cut his hand on a pop up machine

Out of all of the bizarre injuries we've written about this winter, none of them have taken place on the field...until now. Miami Marlins first baseman Casey Kotchman cut the ring and middle fingers on his right hand when he grabbed a pop up machine that was falling over. The injury required four stitches, and Kotchman doesn't know when he'll be able to play following...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

X-Factor: New York Mets

The New York Mets are going to need production from unlikely sources in 2013. On offense, it's really just David Wright and Ike Davis. The rotation is solid for the Mets, but is led by a pair of oft-injured starters in Johan Santana and Shaun Marcum. The bullpen...well, the bullpen will probably be better than a year ago, but isn't in the top half of the league by a longshot...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

This is my nightmare: New York Mets

In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series. Mets fans have been living a nightmare over the past few seasons, from the disastrous Jason Bay contract to Johan...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 burning question: New York Mets

Continuing from our season preview of the Mets earlier today... Can the Mets possibly go forward with this patchwork outfield? To say that the Mets outfield is unsettled is an understatement. If the season were to start today, the outfield would be manned by a rotating cast of five different men, possibly six if a proper right-handed complement to Lucas Duda emerges. Alas...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

You may say I'm a dreamer: 2013 New York Mets

What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams. A championship for the Mets in 2013? Yeah, fat chance of that happening. But here we are at Citi Field, plastic covering the lockers in the home clubhouse with champagne dripping off...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Clint Hurdle got a contract extension for no reason

The Pittsburgh Pirates have given manager Clint Hurdle a contract extension through the 2014 season, with a club option for 2015. Hurdle's contract was set to expire after the 2013 season. Under Hurdle, the Pirates are 151-173 and have finished in fourth place in the NL Central in back to back seasons. Now, here's why I think this extension is silly: it's not essential...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Season Preview: New York Mets

They lost R.A. Dickey but kept David Wright. More importantly, the Mets' owners might have actually sorted out their financial mess. With potential money to spend and some top prospects on their way, 2013 could be the start of the Mets' resurgence. Mets on TOC End of Season Postmortem Hope for the Hopeless 2013 Season Preview You May Say I’m a Dreamer (11:30...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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