RBTS Lists & Opinion

  • Five odd things that happened at this MLB trade deadline

    Five odd things that happened at this MLB trade deadline

    • David Whitlock
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    The Major League Baseball trade deadline is always an anxious time for players and fans.  Players on contending teams want their team to improve, but know that any addition means a teammate will probably be moved out or designated for assignment.  Players on rebuilding teams realize that their management is ...Read More
  • 5 teams looking to make a move before MLB trade deadline

    5 teams looking to make a move before MLB trade deadline

    • Caleb Luketic
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    New York Mets The New York Mets are currently 3 1/2 games out of the second wild card in the National League behind the San Francisco Giants. The Mets have some fantastic young arms in Matt Harvey and Jacob DeGrom, but they need some help at the plate. The Mets ...Read More
  • Duplicating Hershiser a tall task for Greinke, Kershaw

    Duplicating Hershiser a tall task for Greinke, Kershaw

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51778" align="alignright" width="362"] Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke hope to replicate the success of another Dodger predecessor Credit: Alex Brandon/AP[/caption] The Los Angeles Dodgers have the two hottest pitchers in the game in Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw. They both carry scoreless streaks that have surpassed three starts. Greinke ...Read More
  • Red Sox, Tigers in uncertain times

    Red Sox, Tigers in uncertain times

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51772" align="alignright" width="226"] David Ortiz hit a grand slam in game two of the 2013 ALCS Credit: Photo File[/caption] The series at Fenway Park finds the 2013 ALCS participants in an unusual position from where they were two years ago. Game two at Fenway changed everything. The Detroit Tigers ...Read More
  • Randy Johnson joined Craig Biggio for two months in 1998

    Randy Johnson joined Craig Biggio for two months in 1998

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51749" align="alignright" width="318"] Randy Johnson has 303 wins and is second with 4,875 career strikeouts Credit: astros.com[/caption] Some of the most notable teammates to be inducted into the Hall of Fame during the same year: Frank Chance, Johnny Evers and Joe Tinker of the Chicago Cubs' two World Series ...Read More
  • Top five trade targets for the Astros

    Top five trade targets for the Astros

    • Matthew Bartlett
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    Top five trade targets for the Astros [caption id="attachment_9435" align="alignnone" width="300"] Credit Sportslogos.net[/caption] With the MLB trade deadline (July 31st) looming the Astros are looking to make a move. This year however, they are buyers rather than sellers. The buzz around Houston seems to be that the club will indeed ...Read More
  • Ranking the first place teams

    Ranking the first place teams

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51637" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Fireballer Yordano Ventura has a 4.73 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 72.1 innings Credit: Photo File[/caption] 6. Kansas City Royals 53-34 Last 10: 8-2 Last 20: 13-7 Last 30: 19-11 Best players: Lorenzo Cain 76 G .316 BA 4 3B 42 RBI 17 SB, Greg Holland ...Read More
  • Ranking the second place teams

    Ranking the second place teams

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51625" align="aligncenter" width="525"] David Wright has played in eight games because of spinal stenosis Credit: Photo File[/caption] 6. New York Mets 47-42 Last 10: 7-3 Last 20: 11-9 Last 30: 16-14 Best players: Jacob deGrom 17 GS 113.2 9-6 W-L 2.14 ERA 112 SO, Jeurys Familia 41 G 2-0 ...Read More
  • Ranking the third place teams

    Ranking the third place teams

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51597" align="aligncenter" width="365"] Freddie Freeman is on the 15-day DL with a right wrist sprain Credit: Photo File[/caption] 6. Atlanta Braves 42-47 Last 10: 4-6 Last 20: 8-12 Last 30: 13-17 Best players: Shelby Miller 18 GS 113.2 IP 5-5 W-L 2.38 ERA 2 SHO, Philip Gosselin 20 G ...Read More
  • Ranking the fourth place teams

    Ranking the fourth place teams

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51581" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Former Dodger Matt Kemp is hitting .250 Credit: Photo File[/caption] 6. San Diego Padres 41-49 Last 10: 4-6 Last 20: 8-12 Last 30: 11-19 Best players: Brandon Maurer 42 G 5-2 W-L 2.11 ERA, Joaquin Benoit 39 G 6-4 W-L 2.39 ERA Injuries Preseason expectation: Win ...Read More
  • Ranking the last place teams

    Ranking the last place teams

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51570" align="aligncenter" width="343"] Six-time All Star Chase Utley is hitting .179 with four homers in 65 games Credit: Photo File[/caption] 6. Philadelphia Phillies 29-62 Last 10: 2-8 Last 20: 5-15 Last 30: 7-23 Best players: Jonathan Papelbon 32 G 1-1 W-L 1.60 ERA 14 SV, Jeanmar Gomez 38 G ...Read More
  • Five reasons that safety netting for MLB is a bad idea

    Five reasons that safety netting for MLB is a bad idea

    • David Whitlock
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    We have all seen it before.  A screaming line drive or wayward bat zips into the front rows of a baseball stadium causing fans to scurry, protect, or try to catch in self-defense.  It's usually followed by a collective gasp of the 20,000 fans or show in attendance and then ...Read More
  • All-Star starting lineups (if fan vote was ignored)

    All-Star starting lineups (if fan vote was ignored)

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_51421" align="alignright" width="337"] Credit: Major League Baseball[/caption] Never has the Major League Baseball All-Star game fan vote been more popular or scrutinized than in 2015.  Moving to online only, top vote getters in each league reached 14M votes.  Controversy swirled when at one point eight Kansas City Royals were ...Read More
  • 2015 legacy(s)

    2015 legacy(s)

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51497" align="alignright" width="296"] Maikel Franco Credit: Julie Jacobson/AP[/caption] 2015 still has to make it's mark in baseball lore. The All-Star game is still a week away. The trade deadline is at the end of July. Then there's the race to the postseason and then the postseason itself, which seems ...Read More
  • Top five snubbed 2015 MLB All-Star players

    Top five snubbed 2015 MLB All-Star players

    • David Whitlock
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    There are always deserving players left off of the All-Star rosters, it's a function of a number of talented players and not enough spots.  So after the All-Star rosters are announced, the crescendo begins for who was "robbed" or "left off".  Sometimes it's a numbers game by position or having ...Read More
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