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Second Base Rankings 2017

The middle infield which includes second base is shaping up to be a deep position. There are many players who discovered new found pop, some sustainable (Altuve), others not so much (Kinsler). 3,024 more words

Why we elected Manny Ramirez, Sam Rice, and Bobby Doerr instead of Vlad Guerrero

Why didn’t we elect Vlad Guerrero? Why did we choose Manny Ramirez, Sam Rice, and Bobby Doerr to back up Ivan Rodriguez instead of Vlad the Impaler? 1,466 more words

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Position by Position: Second Base

As Spring Training begins, Talk Cubs is starting a series highlighting each position on the Cubs, from First Base to the Bullpen. Talk Cubs will be posting a new position each day, and each preview includes last season’s stats, projections for 2017, and possible injury replacements. 920 more words

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Baseball's Proposed Rule Change Will Enrage Purists (And Me)

Oh, you don’t like fist pumps? Hate pimping a home run? Think bat flipping should be punishable by firing squad? Well, then I got news for your old timers, we’re just going to pluck a dude off the bench and throw him on second base to start extra innings, how do ya like that for playing the game the right way? 437 more words

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A Really Bad Idea

Sports Illustrated reports that major league baseball is considering a rule change that would apply only to extra-inning games.  Under the proposed rule, starting in the 10th inning, every team coming up to bat would begin their inning with a runner already on second base. 435 more words

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