This_is_Rick
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MLB 2012: The Rewind Finale...Finally
The 2012 MLB calendar is finally over! What a year it was.   From the introduction to a one-game Wild Card to the media-farce of Roger Clemens to the aged wonderment of Jamie Moyer, to the Giants shocking everybody (outside of the Bay area)...
12/31/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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Cleveland Indians: Rebuilding for the Future...and 2013?
The Cleveland Indians, backed by a new Fox Television deal (worth a reported 10 years and $400 million), are looking to shed their smaller-market stigma and compete with the likes of the Yankees, Sox, Tigers and Angels.    However, it's...
12/31/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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Boston Red Sox: Mike Napoli and Team Still Out on Deal
As the clock nears closer to midnight, and countless masses of people fixate on the ball drop into another year, the Boston Red Sox and Mike Napoli still have not reached a deal.   The team has expressed concern over hip issues that may (or may...
12/31/12 | Comment | Respect | Share

 

Ugueth Urbina is Free, And Looking to Play on Your MLB Team
The sports world loves a good comeback story.    Many times, when considering the MLB player's attempt at athletic reincarnation, the reasoning for another shot at living the dream are simple: Injuries, proving age means nothing or...
12/29/12 | Comment | Respect | Share

 

Ugueth Urbina is Free, And Looking to Play on Your MLB Team
The sports world loves a good comeback story.    Many times, when considering the MLB player's attempt at athletic reincarnation, the reasoning for another shot at living the dream are simple: Injuries, proving age means nothing or...
12/29/12 | Comment | Respect | Share

 

Baltimore Orioles: Adding Justin Smoak Could be a Good Move
The Baltimore Orioles, with all the news coming out of the AL East this offseason, have remained relatively quiet.   It's true, general manager Dan Duquette and the organization have not done much to revamp their rough-and-tough efforts...
12/28/12 | Comment | Respect | Share

 

Los Angeles Dodgers: Fear the Beard?
Although the holiday season and re-run friendly TV has passed for another year, there are still more than a few MLB teams looking to a bearded man for one, last gift.   That gift, of course, is an organization’s headache-eased delight of...
12/28/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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New York Jets: Rex Ryan Made His Point Clear with Tim Tebow
The instant fame from HBO's Hard Knocks might be the lasting legacy for the Jets under head coach Rex Ryan.   From that point in time, the team has been nothing short of must-see TV, and that's about it. From F' bombs to...
12/27/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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New York Jets: Rex Ryan Made His Point Clear with Tim Tebow
The instant fame from HBO's Hard Knocks might be the lasting legacy for the Jets under head coach Rex Ryan.   From that point in time, the team has been nothing short of must-see TV, and that's about it. From F' bombs to...
12/27/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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Chicago Cubs: Was Signing Edwin Jackson A Necessary Move?
Had the Mayan time keepers gotten things right—leaving the world at an end today with only John Cusack to save us— some of the Chicago Cubs' recent offseason moves would not be that big of a deal. However, it did not.  And,...
12/21/12 | Comment | Respect | Share

 

Chicago Cubs: Was Signing Edwin Jackson A Necessary Move?
Had the Mayan time keepers gotten things right—leaving the world at an end today with only John Cusack to save us— some of the Chicago Cubs' recent offseason moves would not be that big of a deal. However, it did not.  And,...
12/21/12 | Comment | Respect | Share

 

MLB Rumors: Should Nick Swisher Go to the Texas Rangers?
Nick Swisher, now that top-tier players have been picked off the free agent market, is currently weighing the three or four teams interested in his switch-hitting services.   Where will he go?    Well, how about Texas?   ...
12/20/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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MLB Rumors: Should Nick Swisher Go to the Texas Rangers?
Nick Swisher, now that top-tier players have been picked off the free agent market, is currently weighing the three or four teams interested in his switch-hitting services.   Where will he go?    Well, how about Texas?   ...
12/19/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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Texas Rangers: Why the Offseason is Not a Total Failure
The Texas Rangers, after falling short to acquire Zack Greinke, and losing Josh Hamilton to the Angels, are struggling this offseason to fill needs on the roster.   And it doesn’t look like things are getting easier.    Every...
12/19/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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Texas Rangers: Why the Offseason is Not a Total Failure
The Texas Rangers, after falling short to acquire Zack Greinke, and losing Josh Hamilton to the Angels, are struggling this offseason to fill needs on the roster.   And it doesn’t look like things are getting easier.    Every...
12/19/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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Kevin Youkilis to the Yankees: A Good Fit for an Unexpected Situation
The New York Yankees made their first inked-effort to help cover the unexpected void at third base in 2013, signing Kevin Youkilis to a one-year deal worth $12 million.   Youkilis, although coming off a season that has many doubtful for a Red...
12/11/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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Kevin Youkilis to the Yankees: A Good Fit for an Unexpected Situation
The New York Yankees made their first inked-effort to help cover the unexpected void at third base in 2013, signing Kevin Youkilis to a one-year deal worth $12 million.   Youkilis, although coming off a season that has many doubtful for a Red...
12/10/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Dodgers: 2013 World Series Champions?
The Los Angeles Dodgers are continuing their monetary pursuit towards excellence (they hope), reportedly spending big to get coveted free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke today.    According to Gina Miller of TXA21 (via Twitter), the deal is...
12/9/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Dodgers: 2013 World Series Champions?
The Los Angeles Dodgers are continuing their monetary pursuit towards excellence (they hope), reportedly spending big to get coveted free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke today.    According to Gina Miller of TXA21 (via Twitter), the deal is...
12/8/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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New York Mets: Extending David Wright's Contract is a Smart Move
New York Mets' third baseman David Wright reportedly will get his wish: finishing his All-Star career with the team that brought him onto the MLB.    Wright, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, is on his way to the Big Apple...
11/30/12 | Comment | Respect | Share

 

Close Out Special: The New York Yankees Make Mariano Rivera an Offer
The pitcher-of-choice in the ninth inning for the New York Yankees' 2013 season, assuming they have the lead, will look very familiar once again.    According to multiple sources, the club is finalizing a deal worth a reported $10...
11/29/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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Un-Bourn: The Braves Sign Free Agent B.J. Upton to a 5-Year Deal
While baseball insiders wait and watch what the Washington Nationals, the NL East team with ample cash and easiness of shopping for wants instead of needs, might do in the free-agent market, the Atlanta Braves struck first, signing the talented B.J....
11/28/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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This_is_Rick commented on No Solution for Aging A-Rod: The Tampa Bay Rays Keep Evan Longoria Locked Up
Remember this: The Yankees' payroll cuts are more towards 2014, not next season. With that in mind, it's still the Yankees; they can spend when they please. The idea of protecting Longoria, or any player for that matter, doesn't mean protecting him... (see more)
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This_is_Rick commented on No Solution for Aging A-Rod: The Tampa Bay Rays Keep Evan Longoria Locked Up
Thanks for the feedback, MortonsLaw.
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When Breaking News Doesn't Shock Anyone: Carlos Ruiz Added to the PED List
Did yet another MLB player getting suspended for PEDs surprise anyone?   It's ok. I doubt there was anyone in the "shock-and-awe" category when the story broke that Phillies' All-Star catcher, Carlos Ruiz, tested positive for a...
11/27/12 | Comment | Respect | Share
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