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Miguel Cabrera takes ground ball off his face

A sharply hit groundball to Miguel Cabrera at third during today's Tigers-Phillies spring training game took a nasty hop up into his face. Cabrera was left bloodied and forced to exit the game. We have video (via Guyism):  1.) Ouch. 2.) IN THE FACE. Cabrera was taken to a nearby hospital where he would have stitches and precautionary x-rays.  Of course, this...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 season preview: Chicago Cubs

2011 wasn't a great year for the Cubs by any stretch of the imagination, and as large market teams tend to do when they get into that situation, the Cubs retooled. A new manager in Dale Sveum, a new president in Theo Epstein, and a new general manager in Jed Hoyer are in the process of completely blowing up the Cubs and rebuilding them. It might take awhile, but the results will...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss
WHO ARE THE AD WIZARDS...

The worst promotional items of the MLB season

You have to feel for the plight of the marketing department of each MLB team. Each year they are tasked to come up with dozens of promotional giveaways to lure fans to come out to the ballpark. Some of these ideas are great, but some of them... not so much. We could spend time admiring the good ideas, but where is the fun in that? Instead, let's reward these marketing department...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 season preview: Chicago White Sox

Oh, the White Sox. 2011 was pretty much a lost year for the team, highlighted by struggles nearly everywhere on the team. Despite all of the downslides, the Sox only finished four games under .500. GM Kenny Williams responded by pretty much blowing up the team, which leaves Chicago with a brand spanking new White Sox team for 2012...well, not totally new. Some guys just couldn'...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Baseball Movie March Madness! - ROUND 2

On Wednesday, we started our bracket to determine the best baseball movie of all-time. You can check out the full bracket, and results of the first round here. Now, it's time for the second round of voting, as our bracket has been halved from 32 to 16. Six of the 16 matchups were relatively close, with a less than 20% difference in votes between the two movies. Without any further...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 burning question: Washington Nationals

From my Nationals season preview earlier today... Burning QuestionIs Jayson Werth going to live up to his massive contract this season, or continue to struggle? As soon as the ink was dry on Werth's seven year, $126 million contract in December of 2010, fans from all across the country were crucifying the Nationals for overpaying Werth. The logic was that Werth would turn 32...
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March 16, 2012  |  1 Comment

Domonic Brown manages to injure himself while sleeping

Phillies outfield prospect Domonic Brown has seemingly fallen out of favor with management after a hand injury delayed the start of his rookie season last year, and then the season itself didn't go well, which led to a demotion to AAA in midseason. Well, things are about to get a little worse for Brown. He's sat out the last two Phillies spring training games after injuring...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 burning question: Toronto Blue Jays

From my season preview of the Blue Jays earlier this morning... Burning QuestionEveryone knows about the talent that Colby Rasmus possesses, but he was pretty awful after coming over from the Cardinals last July. Is this going to be the year where he finally turns into a superstar? Ramsus's first two years with the Cardinals were prtty damn good. He OPSed .714 as a 22 year...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals' Perez to miss 3-4 months after knee surgery

Remember Salvador Perez, the Royals catcher who the team recently signed to a long extension for seven figures total? Well, Perez underwent surgery this morning to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, and he's expected to be out 12 to 14 weeks. This is a huge blow for a youthful Royals team. While Perez had minimal experience in the major leagues, the team was clearly counting...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees sign Andy Pettitte

This is a shocker: the New York Yankees have signed their former great Andy Pettitte to a minor league deal. The 39 year-old Pettite (will be 40 in June) retired after the 2010 season with the Yankees. Aside from a three year stint with the Astros in the middle part of the last decade, Pettitte spent his entire career with the Yankees. He has 240 career wins, a 3.88 ERA, and has...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 season preview: Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals continued to claw and scrape towards respectability in 2011, finishing just one game under .500 for the season. They retooled their team for the 2012 season, bringing in a pair of experienced starters in Edwin Jackson and Gio Gonzalez. The Nationals might not win the NL East in 2012, but they're at least going to contend. Nationals on TOCEnd of Season...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 season preview: Toronto Blue Jays

Led by MVP candidate Jose Bautista, the Toronto Blue Jays bashed their way to an 81-81 record, their third season in the last four years at or above .500. All those .500 seasons have gotten them...a permanent spot in fourth place in the highly competitive AL East. But the Blue Jays fine tuned their team this offseason, and look to be at least in contention for one of the AL wild...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 burning question: Philadelphia Phillies

From my season preview of the Phillies earlier today... Burning QuestionIs the Phillies offense going to be as disappointing as it was last season, or will they rebound and be above average again? To call the Phillies offense last year anything but a disappointment would be an injustice. The team had a .718 OPS, down from .745 the year before and .781 in 2009. That's a pretty...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 burning question: Tampa Bay Rays

From this morning's season preview of the Tampa Bay Rays... Burning QuestionCan BJ Upton rebound to become the player he was in 2007 and 2008, or is he just a completely different player now? In 2007 and 2008, BJ Upton looked like the player the Rays envisioned he would become when drafting him second overall in the 2002 draft. Between the two seasons, Upton was worth 9.5 fWAR...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss
NO ASTERISK?

Site won't recognize Braun's NL MVP

In its listing of recent award winners, prominent stats website Baseball-Reference.com refuses to identify Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun as the MVP winner, instead choosing to leave a blank space.

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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 season preview: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies finished with a franchise record 102 wins in 2011, but it ended up not mattering at the end of the day, with the team losing in five games to the eventual World Champion St Louis Cardinals in the NLDS. Furthermore, the team suffered a huge blow at the end of the NLDS, with star first baseman Ryan Howard tearing his Achilles tendon in the series's final at bat. Phillies...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 season preview: Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays mounted a furious comeback in the final month of the 2011 season, and ended up in the playoffs for the third time in four seasons after a complete and utter collapse by the Boston Red Sox. The rally ended up being for naught, as the Rays lost in four games in the ALDS to the eventual league champion Texas Rangers. However, this is still a very explosive young team...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets' Wright has torn abdominal muscle

New York Mets third baseman David Wright, who missed 60 games last year with a stress fracture in his back, has been diagnosed with a torn rectus abdominis muscle. Despite the injury, he claims he'll be ready for Opening Day. Wright initially was hurt before games started this spring. He thought the injury was a muscle strain, but an MRI told him otherwise. Wright got a cortisone...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 burning question: New York Mets

From earlier today, in my New York Mets season preview... Burning QuestionShould the Mets keep blowing their team up by trading Wright, Santana, and Jason Bay, or use those guys as a core to build around? Here's the deal with the Mets. David Wright has a club option for 2013 at $15 million. Jason Bay is due $16 million in 2013, and has a $17 million club option in 2014. Johan...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays' outfielders Jennings and Upton involved in a collision

Tampa Bay Rays' star outfielders BJ Upton and Desmond Jennings were involved in an outfield collision in today's game against the Miami Marlins. Austin Kearns hit a fly ball to deep left center, and both outfielders chased after the ball. Right when it appeared that Upton had made the catch, Jennings collided with him and the ball fell free. Kearns went all the away around...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 burning question: New York Yankees

Here's the burning question for the New York Yankees, as I talked about in my season preview of the Yankees earlier today.  Burning QuestionWill the upgrades the Yankees made to their rotation be enough to keep them over the hump this season? The upgrades that the Yankees made were, essentially, replacing AJ Burnett, Bartolo Colon, and Freddy Garcia in their rotation with...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Baseball Movie March Madness!

With the NCAA tournament in full swing, most blogs are starting up their own version of March Madness. And of course, we're doing the same here at The Outside Corner. Our choice for a tournament? Baseball movies. We've got a 32 movie tournament lined up, and we're going to get this thing rolling RIGHT NOW. We're going to start with the first round today, the second...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 season preview: New York Mets

The Mets continued their path of cutting payroll that started after the 2010 season. The team slashed $60 million off payroll, and the squad that's left really doesn't look like it will make it out of the basement of the NL East. Strange things have happened in this crazy game of baseball, but I don't think "New York Mets: 2012 NL East champions" has a snowball...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 season preview: New York Yankees

The 2011 season seemed like the typical New York Yankees season. They won an AL-high 97 games and the AL East division crown....and then lost to the Tigers in five games in the ALDS. The Yankees are mainly an older team, and they didn't get much younger this offseason....with one notable exception. Yankees on TOCEnd of Season PostmortemTop Ten ProspectsYou May Say I'm a...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 burning question: Miami Marlins

From my Marlins season preview earlier today... Burning QuestionThe Marlins clearly have the talent to win the NL East this year. But will the team's chemistry hold up and enable them to reach the lofty goals they've set for themselves this offseason? There are a lot of huge personalities in the Miami Marlins clubhouse, and those personalities aren't limited to just...
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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