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Around the League: Jason Heyward’s Nickname

Before we go any further, it seems only fair to tell you that I can see the fear in your eyes. That look of sheer horror, pupils dilated to the size of gumballs, with precipitating tears of terror sprinkling out of your eye-lids. But I command you: Do not be afraid. This may be the Summer of Heyward, but I won’t be that guy who crams it down your throat every other column.

However, every time the planets align, prophesy calls for a Jason Heyward feature. It’s what the universe wants. Read more…

Around the League (Opening Day)

April 6, 2010 Leave a comment

No amount of hyperbole can quite measure up to Jason Heyward’s superhero like introduction to MLB yesterday. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a debut quite as spectacular. Not to say there hasn’t been one, just that I haven’t seen it. Read more…

Around the League – May 15

May 14, 2009 Leave a comment


I think most of us owe Nationals third baseman, Ryan Zimmerman, an apology.

In 2006? Top prospect. Future star. Potential 30/20 guy.

Fast forward to the winter or 2008. He was a bust. A flash in the pan. Probable 15/6 guy.

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Around The League: May 1


-It comes as no surprise that the Athletics are three games under .500 at this point. Those who thought they had a shot this year predicted it would take a late season run. Young pitching takes time to develop. What does come as a surprise is pitching has not been the only problem; the offense has been non-existent. Read more…

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Around the League: April 16 Edition

April 16, 2009 Leave a comment


I don’t like the Mariners anymore than I did a month ago, but with Bedard and King Felix pitching as well as they have, their chances of sneaking up and snatching the West are rising with each start. Read more…

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