RBTS Lists & Opinion

  • Miguel Sano makes Twins a postseason threat

    Miguel Sano makes Twins a postseason threat

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    [caption id="attachment_52149" align="alignright" width="292"] Trevor Plouffe, Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer Credit: Chris O'Meara/AP[/caption] The best player in baseball over the last 50 games resides on the periphery. It's surprising that with so many nationally televised games, that the Minnesota Twins don't get much play. They are 67-63 and one ...Read More
  • Dodgers, Giants playing for division title

    Dodgers, Giants playing for division title

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    [caption id="attachment_52142" align="alignright" width="221"] Chris Heston Credit: George Nikitin/AP[/caption] The last month of the season will begin with a flurry of divisional match ups. The headliner has to be the three-game series between the Giants and the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The Giants' hopes of repeating as World Series champions ...Read More
  • Five players returning from injury who could impact the postseason

    Five players returning from injury who could impact the postseason

    • David Whitlock
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    Every team in baseball is going to have injuries over the course of a season.  There's a saying that you need at least eight good starting pitchers to survive a season.  Some teams have used in the double digits.  While some injuries (elbow/knee ligament) take a season or longer to ...Read More
  • Power Rankings: American League

    Power Rankings: American League

    • Matthew Bartlett
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    [caption id="attachment_51530" align="alignnone" width="291"] Credit: Sportslogos.net[/caption] The trade deadline has come and gone with several teams making big splashes and bolstering lineups and rotations for an October run. There has already been a few minor moves in August, but for the most part the real contenders will have the club ...Read More
  • Blue Jays’ pursuit of Yankees begins in Bronx

    Blue Jays’ pursuit of Yankees begins in Bronx

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    [caption id="attachment_51969" align="alignright" width="295"] Left fielder Chris Colabello leads the Blue Jays with a .315 average Credit: Fred Thornhill/AP[/caption] The Blue Jays are just 58-52, but take away records, and the Blue Jays are the best team in baseball. They've won five in a row and occupy the second wild card ...Read More
  • Rangers make statement with sweep

    Rangers make statement with sweep

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    [caption id="attachment_51953" align="alignright" width="327"] Prince Fielder leads the AL with a .327 average Credit: Jim Cowsert/AP[/caption] The Rangers continue to be one of the best teams since the All-Star break and they punctuated that with an emphatic sweep of the Astros. It capped off a successful home stand against three ...Read More
  • Bud Selig saved the 2015 season

    Bud Selig saved the 2015 season

    • Lorenzo Mejia
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    Former MLB commissioner Bud Selig was often criticized for many transgressions while he was in office. The most obvious was when he turned a blind eye to the P.E.D. issue. There was the 2002 All-Star game that ended in a tie. The 1994 strike that canceled the World Series. The ...Read More
  • Series implications for every team

    Series implications for every team

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    [caption id="attachment_51879" align="alignright" width="525"] David Price went eight innings and struck out 11 to win his Blue Jays' debut Credit: Twitter @BlueJays[/caption] The first week of August represents two things in the baseball season. It begins the stretch before the postseason stretch. With the second wild card, now is the ...Read More
  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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