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Klein ’20: MLB free agent preview

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Klein ’20: MLB free agent preview

November 7, 2019 0 comments

The 2019 Major League Baseball season came to an end last week with the Washington Nationals completing their magical playoff run, defeating the powerhouse Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series.

Schapiro ’19: Robot umps now!

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Schapiro ’19: Robot umps now!

April 8, 2019 0 comments

As Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch reluctantly left his dugout to confront the home plate umpire who was practically baiting him to come out, his mind was probably swirling with justified expletives and anger. But behind all of that, what was he thinking?

Klein ’20: Who will win the World Series?

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Klein ’20: Who will win the World Series?

March 24, 2019 0 comments

As the weather warms, snow melts off the sidewalks of Providence, serving as a reminder that baseball season has returned. The MLB languished through a tumultuous offseason full of drawn-out free agency negotiations and the ominous words of a future work stoppage.

Klein ’20: Don’t count out the Cubs

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Klein ’20: Don’t count out the Cubs

March 11, 2019 0 comments

After winning the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Cubs were expected to remain on top of the National League for several more years. Instead, the Cubbies have slid back each season since the championship, losing in the 2017 NLCS and the 2018 NL Wildcard Game.

Schapiro ’19: The players make baseball

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Schapiro ’19: The players make baseball

February 22, 2019 0 comments

So Manny Machado got a job. Great. I really mean that — it’s a fantastic thing for baseball that Machado signed a ten-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres. Along with Alex Bregman and Nolan Arenado, Machado is one of the top third basemen in the game. He has 175 home runs at the age of 26.

Schapiro ’19: In the baseball’s hall: heroes or history?

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Schapiro ’19: In the baseball’s hall: heroes or history?

January 25, 2019 0 comments

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America released its Hall of Fame balloting results earlier this week, and the vote did the institution proud. Four players were inducted, all of whom were deserving; it was, in essence, a nice, happy Hall of Fame class. But beneath the bubbly exterior, there are […]

Klein ’20: Hot stove predictions

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Klein ’20: Hot stove predictions

November 15, 2018 0 comments

Sports fans have been looking forward to this MLB offseason for a long time. With a variety of superstars and major contributors available on the free-agent market, the next few months could dictate which future powerhouses emerge as contenders in the 2020s.

Nugent ’21: 2018 World Series proves baseball’s salary system needs a change

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Nugent ’21: 2018 World Series proves baseball’s salary system needs a change

October 29, 2018 0 comments

It’s been nearly seven months since all 30 MLB teams broke camp with finalized rosters and plenty of lofty expectations.

Schapiro ’19: Keep your eye on the ball — literally

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Schapiro ’19: Keep your eye on the ball — literally

October 21, 2018 1 comment

As of late Saturday night, it’s that time of year again: the World Series is upon us. The Boston Red Sox, possessors of an MLB-best 108 regular-season wins, will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, back-to-back National League champions with a star-studded lineup and a Hollywood shine.

Nugent ’21: Don’t sleep on the Dodgers

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Nugent ’21: Don’t sleep on the Dodgers

September 30, 2018 0 comments

It’s easy to write off this year’s National League on the road to the World Series. On Friday, the New York Yankees joined the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox, all American League clubs, at the 100-win mark.