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2013 MLB Preview: NL Central

Continuing on in the MLB preview series we come to the newly smaller NL Central. It’ll be a bit tougher for the teams as they won’t have the Astros to beat up on anymore. That mantle will pass to the Cubs who are continuing The Theo Rebuild. The rest of division will be more competitive as the Cardinals, Reds and Brewers all the capability to be champs and Pittsburgh will hang on the fringes of the conversation. Other previews: NL West 5) Chicago Cubs Without the Astros, the Cubbies will be the newRead More


Bitter Fruit: Pirates Fail to Sign Mark Appel

Mark Appel won’t be a professional baseball player this year. In fact, he’s the only one taken in the first round of June’s MLB Draft to not sign, becoming the first victim to new league regulations. Much like the NBA and NFL, Major League Baseball has wanted to tone down some of the ridiculous sums of money young athletes receive before playing a single game. However, THEIR agenda is slightly different. You see, pro baseball, the only major professional league without a salary cap, had a unique problem. The wholeRead More


2012 MLB Preview: NL Central

Moving on from the NL West, we come to the NL Central, the division that arguably had the biggest turnover, not to mention headline-grabbing moves. Pujols and Fielder are gone, Theo is in Chicago, Braun avoided a 50 game PED suspension and Houston will move to the AL West next season, among other items. The Reds, who won the division in 2010, made moves to fix their pitching to go along with a potent offense. The Champs lost Pujols but still have enough to contend, especially with the return ofRead More