RBTS Lists & Opinion

  • 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
  • Rockies in lose-lose situation with Tulowitzki

    Rockies in lose-lose situation with Tulowitzki

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    [caption id="attachment_50978" align="alignright" width="144"] Credit: Photo File[/caption] The Colorado Rockies' record is 13-21 and they are 6 1/2 games back of the second wild card slot in the National League. The pressure is on the Rockies to make a run now to at least hang around. However, several circumstances are ...Read More
  • Carlos Gonzalez snaps Rockies’ losing streak in the best way

    Carlos Gonzalez snaps Rockies’ losing streak in the best way

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    [caption id="attachment_50941" align="alignright" width="217"] Credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP[/caption] The Colorado Rockies came into the four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on an 11-game losing streak. It was an unusual losing streak in that it featured three games that were postponed. It was also a losing streak ...Read More
  • Nine things Fanduel has taught me about baseball

    Nine things Fanduel has taught me about baseball

    • Lorenzo Mejia
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    Nine things Fanduel has taught me about baseball After seeing countless commercials for games like Fanduel and Draft Kings, I decided to do some research and see what they were all about. To keep it simple here is a quick summary. You can draft players for one-day fantasy leagues, every ...Read More
  • Five most surprising MLB teams so far in 2015

    Five most surprising MLB teams so far in 2015

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_50908" align="alignright" width="373"] Winning has been a surprise for some teams' fansCredit: AP/Kathy Kmonicek[/caption] Although we are less than 20% of the way through the 2015 Major League Baseball season, there have been a few surprise teams that have seemed to elevate themselves from the conversation of "also ran" ...Read More
  • Five most disappointing MLB teams so far in 2015

    Five most disappointing MLB teams so far in 2015

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_50883" align="alignright" width="350"] The Natives can get restlessCredit: File/popculturehasaids.wordpress.com[/caption] Although we are less than 20% of the way through the 2015 Major League Baseball season, there are several fan bases that are beginning to wonder if their team is going to live up to expectation.  We have already seen ...Read More
  • St. Louis rolls on after Wainwright injury

    St. Louis rolls on after Wainwright injury

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    [caption id="attachment_50846" align="alignright" width="181"] Matt Adams' walk-off single Credit: Bill Boyce/AP[/caption] Last Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the St. Louis Cardinals lost their mega ace Adam Wainwright to what would turn out to be an Achilles' injury. So how do the Cardinals respond after losing a pitcher who has won ...Read More
  • The Minnesota Twins are quietly exceeding expectations

    The Minnesota Twins are quietly exceeding expectations

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    [caption id="attachment_50810" align="alignright" width="170"] Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki Credit: Jim Mone/AP[/caption] The Minnesota Twins were perhaps the least talked about team coming in to the 2015 season. They've had four straight 90-loss seasons and finished no higher than fourth in the American League Central division. They have a new ...Read More
  • Five unusual things you will see in Orioles-White Sox game with no crowd

    Five unusual things you will see in Orioles-White Sox game with no crowd

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_50798" align="alignright" width="525"] Oriole Park is in the middle of the volatile situation Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports[/caption] Overshadowed by a State of Emergency within the city, Major League Baseball and the City of Baltimore made the prudent move to close access to the public into Oriole Park at ...Read More
  • The Colorado Rockies have a pitching staff so far

    The Colorado Rockies have a pitching staff so far

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    [caption id="attachment_50762" align="alignright" width="295"] Coors Field Credit: Photo File[/caption] The Colorado Rockies got their most impressive and most encouraging pitching performance of the season Thursday. Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles went 6.2 innings in his fourth start. He allowed six hits and one run, walked two and struck out four. Thanks ...Read More
  • Barry Bonds conviction overturned, what does this mean?

    Barry Bonds conviction overturned, what does this mean?

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_17793" align="alignright" width="400"] Bonds will likely be frustrated that this overturn does not affect others opinions Credit: AP/Denis Poroy[/caption] Major League Baseball's all-time career and single-season home run king finally got some good legal news on Wednesday.  Barry Bonds' Federal conviction in association with the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative ...Read More
  • 10 Irreplaceable Players

    10 Irreplaceable Players

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    One of the more mundane but overlooked contributions to a team's success is injuries. It's the first week of the season and we've already seen injuries to key guys. Before the first game even started, San Francisco Giants' starter Matt Cain went on the 15-day DL with a right flexor ...Read More
  • Five reasons why the Red Sox and Yankees rivalry is dead (for now)

    Five reasons why the Red Sox and Yankees rivalry is dead (for now)

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_50601" align="alignright" width="332"] The Yankees and Sox frequently got rough in the "good old days"Credit: AP/Winslow Townson[/caption] For most of the 1990s and 2000s, there was no greater rivalry in baseball than the New York Yankees vs. the Boston Red Sox.  From 1996 through 2013, the teams represented the ...Read More
  • Top eleven baseball moments in Astrodome history

    Top eleven baseball moments in Astrodome history

    • David Whitlock
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    The Houston Astrodome (or the official name "Harris County domed stadium") celebrated 50 years since its grand opening in 1965.  The revolutionary venue was groundbreaking by having a roof over what had been outdoor sports of baseball and football.  Driven by the oppressive Houston summer humidity (not to mention the ...Read More
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