RBTS Lists & Opinion

  • Five things we learned this Spring Training

    Five things we learned this Spring Training

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_50391" align="alignright" width="296"] Credit: MLB.com[/caption] Within days, the 30 Major League Baseball teams will break their temporary March outposts in Arizona or Florida for more permanent digs for the next six months.  The Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues did exactly what they were designed to.  Get players warmed up for ...Read More
  • I was on the show Sports Jeopardy!

    I was on the show Sports Jeopardy!

    • Lorenzo Mejia
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    When I was four years old I would entertain my father’s family by reciting the entire California Angels roster, including jersey numbers. In the seventh grade I won a football pool. With that money, I made a purchase that I thought would one day make me a millionaire, a 1989 ...Read More
  • Chicago Cubs have every right to start Kris Bryant in the minor leagues

    Chicago Cubs have every right to start Kris Bryant in the minor leagues

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_50472" align="alignright" width="375"] Bryant is ready, but the Cubs should keep him down for now.Rick Scuteri/Associated Press[/caption] Twelve days.  Because of collective bargaining agreement rules between the MLB and its players association (that only lawyers could really understand), that is all that the Chicago Cubs need to put budding ...Read More
  • Five worst MLB cliche’s of Spring Training

    Five worst MLB cliche’s of Spring Training

    • David Whitlock
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    Spring is a time of eternal hope, especially in baseball.  All MLB teams start afresh tied in the standings.  Last years' injuries, bad luck, or just bad play are a thing of the past.  The temperatures are warming up, our favorite players or team are getting in shape, and we ...Read More
  • Top six MLB position battles to watch in Spring Training

    Top six MLB position battles to watch in Spring Training

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_50391" align="alignright" width="296"] Credit: MLB.com[/caption] After the dust has settled in the hot stove league, teams have swapped free agents, acquired Rule 5 picks, and scouted winter ball.  Most teams' Opening Day starting positions are set no matter how the players perform in the so called Grapefruit and Cactus ...Read More
  • Ten MLB numbers that should have never been retired by their team

    Ten MLB numbers that should have never been retired by their team

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_50371" align="alignright" width="275"] Yankees Monument Park is getting fullCredit: Yankees.com[/caption] As the New York Yankees are retiring another set of jersey numbers (and honoring the players in Monument Park), some question whether or not the franchise will run out of double-digit numbers to assign in the decades to come.  ...Read More
  • OPINION: MLB rule changes to speed up game ‘swing and miss’

    OPINION: MLB rule changes to speed up game ‘swing and miss’

    • David Whitlock
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    Major League Baseball will implement three "MLB rule changes" in an effort to speed up what has been portrayed as a game in need of speeding up.  One isn't even a rule change at all, the second misses the true reason of the delay, and the third is something new ...Read More
  • Five reasons the New York Yankees should cut Alex Rodriguez

    Five reasons the New York Yankees should cut Alex Rodriguez

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_50279" align="alignright" width="327"] Alex Rodriguez is likely to be a shell of himself in 2015Credit: AP/Michael Dwyer[/caption] Ready or not, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is poised to make his appearance on a Major League Baseball field this spring.  After a tumultuous 19 months since the Biogenesis scandal ...Read More
  • Five interesting facts about Ernie Banks

    Five interesting facts about Ernie Banks

    • David Whitlock
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    The sports world and especially the baseball world is mourning the loss of one of the greats of the game.  And really, not just the game, but great baseball people.  Chicago Cubs icon Ernie Banks passed away on Friday just days before his 84th birthday.  He was a remarkable player ...Read More
  • Latest MLB time-saving proposal: less time between innings

    Latest MLB time-saving proposal: less time between innings

    • David Whitlock
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    In an ongoing attempt to drive baseball games to a three-hour time window, Major League Baseball continues its approach to reduce game length and has another proposal.  Shorten the time between innings.  On the surface, great.  But uUnfortunately, not the number of commercials, but apparently the time after the commercial ...Read More
  • Most overrated player for every MLB team

    Most overrated player for every MLB team

    • David Whitlock
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    2015 Major League Baseball rosters are starting to shape up, as free agency, trades, and overseas signings have bolstered (or weakened) all 30 teams.  For your team, there always seems to be that one guy that they just won't get rid of.  Or the guy you knew was a bad ...Read More
  • Five reasons Max Scherzer won’t sign until February

    Five reasons Max Scherzer won’t sign until February

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_16425" align="alignright" width="300"] Scherzer is the jewel of the FA class, where will he land? Credit: AP/Paul Sancya[/caption] Just in case you weren't aware, former Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer still is not signed.  You hardly even hear any rumors about him (unlike Jon Lester, who was signed by ...Read More
  • Five reasons the Houston Astros should trade Chris Carter

    Five reasons the Houston Astros should trade Chris Carter

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_50052" align="alignright" width="300"] Carter's future may be bright with another team Credit: AP/Orlin Wagner[/caption] The usually dormant Houston Astros (at least recently) agreed to one of their bigger trades in recent memory today, reportedly swapping three prospects (including the fire-throwing Michael Foltynewicz) to the suddenly rebuilding Atlanta Braves for ...Read More
  • Official Reading Between The Seams 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Vote

    Official Reading Between The Seams 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Vote

    • David Whitlock
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    [caption id="attachment_16652" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: National Baseball Hall of Fame[/caption] The writers of our own blog Reading Between the Seams embarked on the opportunity to evaluate this year's deep Hall of Fame ballot and see if our thoughts might be an indicator for the final results (to be released on ...Read More
  • Top five moves made at MLB Winter Meetings

    Top five moves made at MLB Winter Meetings

    • David Whitlock
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    The annual Major League Baseball winter meetings concluded on Thursday in San Diego, but they were full of trades, free agent signings, a Rule 5 draft, and rumors faster than could be tweeted.  Here's a look at the Top 5 personnel moves of the week. [caption id="attachment_49778" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Credit: ...Read More
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