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The Los Angeles Dodgers have achieved organisational excellence

Like the Chicago Cubs the year before, the Los Angeles Dodgers have achieved what every sporting club hopes to: organizational excellence Like the Chicago Cubs the year before, the Los Angeles Dodgers have achieved what every baseball club, every sporting club hopes to – organisational excellence. Yes, they sport a 91-38 record, 19 games good enough for first in the National League West, and 13 games good enough for the best record in baseball. Yes, the team has refused to rest on their laure
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Los Angeles Dodgers: How badly do they really want to win the World Series?

Are the Los Angeles Dodgers ready to dismantle their farm in order to win a World Series? Should they be? When you ask any baseball person, “how badly do you want to win the upcoming World Series?” especially anyone connected to one of the 30 MLB franchises in North America, there should be no hesitation. “Yes!” They should say, without need for even a moments thought. However, the reality for as many as 50-75 percent of teams is not that simple. Despite what it may seem for the 71-31 Los Ang
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MLB Trade Rumors: Hunter Pence an underrated addition?

With the MLB trade deadline approaching, could Hunter Pence be a cheap and underrated addition to a postseason team? Only three teams have not yet won 40 games in MLB this year: the Chicago White Sox, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the San Francisco Giants. It is a fairly depressing turnaround for a team that, after the last pitch been thrown in the 2014 season, had won three World Series titles in five seasons. That’s baseball though, and now San Francisco are looking to sell at the deadline
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Jose Quintana: What the trade means for both Chicago teams

The Jose Quintana trade has not only shook up the National League, but also MiLB On Thursday, the Chicago White Sox traded left-handed starter Jose Quintana to their crosstown rivals the Chicago Cubs, for prospects Eloy Jimenez, Dylan Cease, Bryant Flete and Matt Rose. The two former names make up the bulk of the deal on the White Sox’s side; whilst now only the sixth best at Comiskey Park, Cease was the top pitcher in the Cubs’ farm system, and Jimenez represents the 8th best prospect in all
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Miami Marlins: Jeffrey Loria is selling - Good riddance

The exit of Jeffrey Loria from baseball can't come soon enough, and MLB must ensure his like never return Miami Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria is reportedly nearing an agreement to sell his MLB team for a price estimated to be around $1.6 billion – although repeatedly denying anything of the sort to the press when quizzed on the topic. His frosty reception of the media on this matter comes straight from his cold, dead heart, a lifeless organ that has governed every conniving, greedy move he has
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Cleveland Indians: Is Shawn Morimando the answer to pitching problems?

The 24 year old New York native is proving possible to ignore in the minors The Cleveland Indians have a fairly handy lead in the American League Central going into the All-Star break. They currently top the division by 2.5 games, from the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins. However, the defending AL champions will be looking to make sure that lead is a little more comfortable heading into the second half of the season, and most in the know have seemed to have identified their starting rot
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Texas Rangers: Austin Bibens-Dirkx shows why baseball is truly the greatest game of all

The inspirational story of Austin Bibens-Dirkx shows you why there is no better game than America's pastime. Baseball is often referred to as “America’s pastime”, and it’s not hard to see why. The similarities between the ever-popular bat-and-ball game and the United States of America are not hard to see. In fact, the sport of baseball almost perfectly encapsulates the American dream; any man can make this country, or this sport, his own, no matter his colour or his creed, or the amount of rin
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Tampa Bay Rays: Should there be a Brent Honeywell call up?

As far as the media goes, we are hearing strong mixed messages from the Tampa Bay Rays about their outlook for the rest of the season. Currently sitting at 37-36, Tampa Bay are 3rd in the American League East standings, four games back from the New York Yankees in 1st. It’s also high time to remind ourselves that the AL East is one of the most competitive divisions in baseball, with the last placed Toronto Blue Jays having by far the best record of any division basement dweller in MLB. Most i
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Aroldis Chapman is back for the New York Yankees, and it could not come soon enough

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is back and pitching after an extended stay on the disabled list. To say it could not come soon enough is an understatement of New York sized proportion. Even without Chapman in their bullpen, the NYY rank amongst the best in the Majors in that category. Since Chapman went on the DL last month, stand-in closer Dellin Betances has not allowed a run. However, with the Yankees beginning their trip to California last week for two series against the Los Angele
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A week of baseball with 66 years of history

On Tuesday night, Cincinnati Reds left fielder Scooter Gennett did what only 16 other men in MLB history have done. He hit four home runs in a single game. The hometown hero went 5-5 on the night, and drove in a total of 10 RBI. It’s fair to say that Gennett, the 27-year-old waiver wire pickup, just had the best game of baseball he’ll ever play. In three months of work prior to his four-homer game, Gennett recorded 111 at-bats for three homers. He eclipsed that in just 5 that night against the
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