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Marlins Park Is Officially A Stereotype

We've all heard about the ridiculous center field, home run celebration that the new Marlins Park in Miami would have. We've heard that there were going to be goldfish behind the plate. But now, we have actual, live proof. Check out these pictures. I....don't even know what to call this. It's tacky, it's ugly, it's....Miami. This is the type of thing I...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

You May Say I'm A Dreamer: Seattle Mariners

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 2012 title for all 30 teams. In 2011, the Seattle Mariners won just 67 games, and earned the number three pick in the MLB draft...a year after winning just 61 games, and earning the number two pick in the draft...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers' Hamilton Had an Alcohol Relapse

The headline pretty much says it all, Josh Hamilton has reportedly had a relapse with alcohol in the last week. While details about the incident are still sparse, at best, this is major news as Hamilton is probably the most famous recovering addict in all of sports.  Not only is there the obvious personal element of Hamilton's ongoing struggles with substance abuse, but also...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals Continue Rotation Overhaul With Jackson Signing

Today, the Washington Nationals signed free agent starting pitcher Edwin Jackson to a one year contract worth somewhere between $8 and $12 million. I wrote about what the market for Jackson looked like on Tuesday, and I really didn't expect the Nationals to be one of the teams contending for his services. But here we are, and Washington has added their second top pitcher to their...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

You May Say I’m A Dreamer: Oakland Athletics

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 2012 title for all 30 teams. While the Angels and Rangers were the ones in the AL West making the biggest splashes in the offseason, it was the A’s who quietly and effectively pieced together a team that, through...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Jerry Dipoto: Angels GM and... Pen Pal?

Here's something you don't see everyday.  And by everyday, I mean any day... ever. Any fan who has ever cared about a favorite baseball team has undoubtedly spent countless hours cooking up trades that they would like to see their team make.  It's ok, you can admit, we've all done it.  Most of us are also so certain that this trade is such a fantastic idea that...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Should The Nationals Start Bryce Harper In Right Field?

Reports coming out of our nation's capital are indiciating that Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson is looking to have top prospect Bryce Harper start the year in DC in right field, with incumbent right fielder Jayson Werth shifting to center. My immediate thoughts are that the team is rushing Harper, and that they should let him at least start the season in the minor...
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February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

You May Say I'm A Dreamer: The Los Angeles Angels

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 2012 title for all 30 teams. Dream?  The Angels don't need no stinking dream.  Reality seems to be suiting them just fine. While I would love to dream up some fantastical scenario like we have done for many...
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February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

For Better or Worse: The Offseason’s Biggest Spenders

Now that Prince Fielder has officially signed his mega-contract, there are only a few big names left that could command some serious cash and years in their next contract. Let’s take a moment to look back on the teams that opened their checkbooks this past season and try to figure out who made moves for the better and who made moves for the worse. Note: This list does not include...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Skip Schumaker's New Topps Card Is Awesome

This is awesome. Remember the Rally Squirrel, who gained so much attention during last year's Cardinals playoff run? Topps has dragged it back into the limelight, prominently featuring the squirrel on Skip Schumaker's Topps card for this season. Don't worry Schumaker fans, this is just going to be a short print and not the more commonly distributed card. I'm not...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

The Market For Edwin Jackson

The market for free agent starter Edwin Jackson appears to be pretty weak. He really hasn't been strongly linked to any teams, but there are rumors floating around that he's got a couple of three year deals on the table. Personally, I don't think Jackson is a bona fide ace, and more falls into the Kyle Lohse type of a third starter...which considering Lohse's four...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

You May Say I'm A Dreamer: The Texas Rangers

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 2012 title for all 30 teams.(SCENE: The Texas Rangers have just won the 2012 World Series, and team president Nolan Ryan joins general manager Jon Daniels for a victory cigar in the GM's office. Atop the desk...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss
RECLAMATION PROJECT

A's interested in Manny Ramirez?

Oakland Athletics managing general partner Lew Wolff recently expressed at least a passing interest in perhaps signing Manny Ramirez after the slugger serves a 50-game suspension for a positive PED test. 

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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Nyjer Morgan Will Practice With the San Jose Sharks

Tony Plush is about to become Tony Pucks. Everyone's favorite lunatic outfielder, Nyjer Morgan, is about to hit the ice with his hometown San Jose Sharks. The man they call Tony Plush will be practicing with the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. And really, after getting the NLDS-winning hit against the Arizona Diamondbacks and establishing himself as one of baseball's greatest...
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

The Astros Shall Henceforth Be Known As...the Astros.

Change is scary. It takes us out of our comfort zones, forcing us to conform to a whole new set of societal norms and accept things that are both foreign and unnerving. It doesn't matter if this change is for the better. The end of a toxic relationship, the big move to a big city, starting a new job with new challenges and a bigger paycheck. And of course, the renaming of...
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Late January Power Rankings

 1 1. New York Yankees Why they deserve it: Their biggest weakness outside of a lack of organizational depth was a subpar pitching staff.  By trading their young DH labeled a catcher they managed to acquire a solid young starter in Michael Pineda and signed Hiroki Kuroda to a one year deal. Why they don’t deserve it: Not much help on the way from the minors and they have...
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

You Say I'm a Dreamer: Houston Astros

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 2012 title for all 30 teams. When we said we were going to dream of a championship for all 30 teams, we weren't messing around.  Let there be no greater proof of that than this article.  Yes, that's right...
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Moving Miguel Cabrera to Third Secretly A Weight Loss Plan?

Depending on your way of thinking, the Detroit Tigers' decision to make room for Prince Fielder by moving Miguel Cabrera to third base ranges from being a questionable decision to a catastrophically stupid one. Miggy is a fantastic hitter but, even at first base, he is a miserable defender.  At third... gentlemen, start your blooper reels.  As you've know doubt read countless...
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

And So Ends The Saga Of The Lake County Fielders...

Last night, I received an e-mail from a gentleman named Clay in regards to our series of posts about the Lake County Fielders, partially owned by actor Kevin Costner. When we last heard from the Fielders, they were booted out of the North American Baseball League, and reportedly owing a vendor thousands of dollars. Well now, the story is pretty much over with this image that Clay...
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January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Ten Pitchers Who Deserve Long-Term Extensions

The new trend in Major League Baseball is to lock up your young, cost-controlled talent to long-term deals. In the past, teams seemed hesitant to do that with pitchers, but they're starting to become a little more loose with that idea. In recent years, guys like Felix Hernandez, CC Sabathia, Jered Weaver, and CJ Wilson have all gotten long-term deals as starters, be it from their...
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January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Does Roy Oswalt Make Sense For The Cardinals?

Rumors are flying around that free agent starting pitcher Roy Oswalt is close to choosing his 2012 team, and that the top suitor right now is the reigning World Champion St Louis Cardinals, who are ahead of the Tigers, Red Sox, and Astros in the race for Oswalt. But does the starter make sense for St Louis? Honestly, it seems like Oswalt would be a better match for the Red Sox,...
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January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

You May Say I'm a Dreamer: Chicago Cubs

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 2012 title for all 30 teams. "Wait 'til next year..." It's a refrain that's beaten into your soul as a Cubs fan. Growing up in Chicago's northwest suburbs, it's one that I uttered many...
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January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 All Prospect Team: Pitchers

We took a look at the hitters earlier this week, now it's time to look at the all-prospect team pitchers. Rotation1. Matt Moore (Tampa Bay Rays) Is there anyone out there that doubts Moore is the best pitching prospect in baseball?  Some dreamers might say Yu Darvish, but he’s not a rookie.  Not only is Moore an incredible pitcher, but I don’t think I’ve witnessed one...
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January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Ranking The Top National League First Basemen

Albert Pujols? Gone. Prince Fielder? Gone. Hell, even Carlos Pena is gone. Combine those three departures with that of Adrian Gonzalez last winter, and the crop of first basemen in the National League is looking very different than it did two years ago. However, there is still one elite player, and a bunch of other guys that fall into other categories. We're going to take a look...
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January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

You May Say I'm a Dreamer: Pittsburgh Pirates

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 2012 title for all 30 teams. "Same Old Pirates." For a long time, every single glimmer of hope on Pittsburgh's North Shore was followed with that phrase. A good trade followed by an injury. A promising...
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January 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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