RBTS Lists & Opinion

  • Here’s who SHOULD have been elected as All-Star Game starters – AL

    Here’s who SHOULD have been elected as All-Star Game starters – AL

    • David Whitlock
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    There has not been a year in which more scrutiny has been placed on fan All-Star voting.  The noise ramped up as voting results weekly revealed an unbelievable number of Kansas City Royals starting.  Votes totaling upwards of 10 per resident of the city were being tallied.  While the Royals ...Read More
  • All-Star voting already a rip off

    All-Star voting already a rip off

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51337" align="alignright" width="240"] Credit: Twitter: MLB Communications @MLB_PR[/caption] The draw of the All-Star Game is that it brings the game's best players on the same two teams. Unless eight of those players are from the same team. The new controversy is the voting process; a process which has allowed ...Read More
  • Orioles score league-high 19 runs

    Orioles score league-high 19 runs

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51242" align="alignright" width="315"] Giancarlo Stanton with his 24th home run Credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP[/caption] We're supposed to be in the era of pitching superiority, but Tuesday brought back memories of the steroid era. The headline games were the Orioles and Phillies, the Marlins and Yankees and the Nationals and Rays. ...Read More
  • Next version of Twins could be Braves

    Next version of Twins could be Braves

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51199" align="alignright" width="215"] Cameron Maybin Credit: John Bazemore/AP[/caption] The Minnesota Twins have been the surprise of the season, particularly in May when they went a stunning 20-7 and they were in first place in the AL Central for the better part of a week. Casual baseball fans and may ...Read More
  • AL East resurgence

    AL East resurgence

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51185" align="alignright" width="246"] Credit: flashgames555.com, sportslogos.net[/caption] A common lamentation over the past several weeks is how futile the American League East is this year. Compared to what it has been with the championship runs of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees; the Tampa Bay Rays under ...Read More
  • All-Star fan vote is broken, here is a solution to fix

    All-Star fan vote is broken, here is a solution to fix

    • David Whitlock
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    The Kansas City Royals shocked the baseball world last October, rallying from near elimination in the American League Wild Card game all the way to within one game of their first World Series championship in nearly 30 years.  Now they are shocking the baseball world in terms of their All-Star ...Read More
  • Cards, Dodgers most compelling rivalry in MLB

    Cards, Dodgers most compelling rivalry in MLB

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51156" align="alignright" width="231"] Credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP[/caption] Every time the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers now, it's must-see TV especially for the hardcore baseball fan, and maybe the casual fan. It's certainly a mini-rivalry at this point, and it'll be interesting to see how long it ...Read More
  • Dillon Tate outshines peers

    Dillon Tate outshines peers

    • Lorenzo Mejia
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    Lake Elsinore, CA- There are times in sports when one player just stands out among their peers. It cannot be pinned down as to what trait this player has, but it is obvious to the most novice of fans. On a Friday night, at the NCAA regional, I witnessed this ...Read More
  • Nine reasons NCAA Baseball is great

    Nine reasons NCAA Baseball is great

    • Lorenzo Mejia
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    The NCAA Division 1 Baseball Championship field was announced on Sunday. Sixty-four teams enter the tournament beginning this week hoping they are the last team standing. Even though baseball ranks a distant third in popularity among the college sports landscape, college baseball is great for many reasons. Here is a ...Read More
  • Did Bernie Williams really deserve to have his number retired?

    Did Bernie Williams really deserve to have his number retired?

    • David Whitlock
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    As the New York Yankees bask in the recent crop of retired stars from their latest (now closed) dynasty, a parade of retired numbers is upon us.  Derek Jeter (coming), Andy Pettitte (promised),  and Mariano Rivera (already) are sure bets.  On Sunday night, the Bronx Bombers retired #51 in Monument ...Read More
  • The glory days of the San Francisco Giants

    The glory days of the San Francisco Giants

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51032" align="alignright" width="264"] Credit: Beck Diefenbach/AP[/caption] So far the San Francisco Giants' efforts to buck the trend of missing the playoffs after winning the World Series the year before have been completely successful. After losing the clutch Pablo Sandoval in free agency and Hunter Pence for a month and ...Read More
  • Garrett Richards the feel good story

    Garrett Richards the feel good story

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51023" align="alignright" width="279"] Credit: Charles Krupa/AP[/caption] The last time Garrett Richards pitched at Fenway Park, his 2014 season ended with a gruesome leg injury. It ruined a season in which he went 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 26 starts and also a possible chance for the rolling Angels ...Read More
  • Seven teams who could use a holiday weekend

    Seven teams who could use a holiday weekend

    • Tristan Tippet
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    [caption id="attachment_51016" align="alignright" width="252"] Credit: waswatching.com[/caption] 1. Colorado Rockies (15-23): The Rockies took the enthusiasm out of a surprising start in April when they went 11-10 with an 11-game losing streak. They are 4-13 in May and haven't had a two-game winning streak since Apr. 24. They have a three-game ...Read More
  • Five reasons the Houston Astros are not going to go away

    Five reasons the Houston Astros are not going to go away

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_50907" align="alignright" width="456"] George Springer and Jose Altuve are two reasons that the Houston Astros look good in the long term.Credit: AP/Bob Levey[/caption] The biggest surprise of the 2015 Major League Baseball season has been the Houston Astros.  Only 19 months removed from finishing their last game of a ...Read More
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