RBTS Lists & Opinion

  • 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
  • Pros and Cons for four teams aiming to sign Jon Lester

    Pros and Cons for four teams aiming to sign Jon Lester

    • David Whitlock
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    D-day is here, and no, we are not talking about December 7th and the 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor, but rather the "D"ecision for Jon Lester and where he will pitch in 2015 and probably through the rest of the decade.  ESPN's Buster Olney tweets that the decision would be ...Read More
  • Three teams in need of Johnny Cueto

    Three teams in need of Johnny Cueto

    • Tyler Birss
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    [caption id="attachment_49640" align="aligncenter" width="525" class=" "] Should the Reds move Cueto this offseason?Credit: AP/Al Behrman[/caption] When looking through standard or advanced statistics, Johnny Cueto categorically ranks as one of the premier pitchers in baseball. Given his talent, the Cincinnati Reds should throw any sum of money to resign him when ...Read More
  • Three fits via trade for Justin Upton

    Three fits via trade for Justin Upton

    • Tyler Birss
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    [caption id="attachment_49630" align="aligncenter" width="512" class=" "] Is Justin Upton on his way out of Atlanta?Credit: AP/Matt York[/caption] Justin Upton has attracted trade interest across the MLB. In a power-starved market, the slugging Upton belted 29 home runs and drove in 102 RBIs in 2014. He's also fairly durable and consistent. ...Read More
  • Three trade possibilities for Jeff Samardzija

    Three trade possibilities for Jeff Samardzija

    • Tyler Birss
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    [caption id="attachment_49622" align="aligncenter" width="512" class=" "] Who will land Samardzija?Credit: AP/Ben Margot[/caption] Jeff Samardzija will likely be on the move this offseason. With the winter meetings in San Diego starting tomorrow, the Oakland A's right-hander could be traded as soon as the coming week. In exchange for his services, Oakland ...Read More
  • Three trade suitors for Yoenis Cespedes

    Three trade suitors for Yoenis Cespedes

    • Tyler Birss
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    [caption id="attachment_49614" align="aligncenter" width="525" class=" "] Credit: AP/Winslow Townson[/caption] Yoenis Cespedes doesn't seem to fit into future plans for the Boston Red Sox. With free agent signings and upcoming youngsters, Boston has a crowded outfield. That combined with Cespedes entering a contract year leaves him prone to a trade. For ...Read More
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