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Player Evaluation: Bryce Harper

When healthy and on his game, Bryce Harper is one of the most exciting players to watch in all of Major League Baseball.  The legend of Harper has been a remarkable one, first coming on the scene as a high schooler from Las Vegas, hitting mammoth homeruns (off the back wall at Tropicana Field), later being featured in SI and E60.   586 more words

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Player Evaluation: Masahiro Tanaka Part II

Shortly after writing blogs about both the brilliance of Yankees’ rookie Masahiro Tanaka’s start to the 2014 season and the problem that Major League Baseball has with Tommy John Surgury, news came out that the Japanese star has a partially torn UCL, the ligament responsible for Tommy John Surgery.   564 more words

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Player Evaluation: Carlos Santana

One of the more perplexing stories of the 2014 season has been that of Cleveland Indians first basemen/third basemen/DH/catcher (did I cover them all?) Carlos Santana.   521 more words

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Player Evaluation: Johnny Cueto

One of the best story lines of the 2014 has been that off Reds’ starting pitcher Johnny Cueto.  Cueto has always been an above average pitcher with great stuff, but has historically fallen victim to the injury bug, making 30 starts just four out of his seven seasons.   323 more words

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Player Evaluation: Anthony Rizzo

Sorry it’s been a few days and haven’t gotten a chance to write a blog.  I wanted to touch on another blossoming superstar, first basemen Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs.   189 more words

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We need to talk about Luis.

Today I was planning to a piece on the poor performance by the England team in the World Cup but then I witnessed something we thought I would never see again. 626 more words

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Player Evaluation: Victor Martinez

Since Victor Martinez came into the show full time in 2004, he has been one of the most consistent but not flashy hitters in the league.   409 more words

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