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In recent seasons, the most dominant Major League Baseball team, the Houston Astros, have also been the most commonly accused of cheating. For the most part, the Astros continued their winning ways while dodging a lot of seemingly-unfounded accusations. However, in the last couple of months, a former Astros pitcher…


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In recent seasons, free agency in Major League Baseball has become a contentious subject. While the premier stars, such as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, have still cashed in with whopping multi-year contracts, the players in the tiers below have struggled to obtain contracts with either a high annual value…


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During the mid-1990s, the Major League Baseball landscape was swept over by glorified bodybuilders launching baseballs into the sky at a record pace. While it very well may have been a galvanizing force after the strike of 1994, the record homerun pace was fueled by rampant performance-enhancing drug use in…


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In recent weeks, the overall panic level in “Twins Territory” has been rising like a shooting star on steroids. With what was previously a 10+ game lead on second-place Cleveland, the Twins seemed to be on cruise control toward the A.L. Central crown. Recently, Cleveland has been on a tear…


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Even the most optimistic Twins fan would have to admit that he/she is blown away by the torrid start that Twins’ lineup is off to in 2019. The Twins’ front office fortified a young lineup with a mix of power-hitting veterans, including Nelson Cruz, Jonathan Schoop, and C.J. Cron. In…


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DIVISION RACES

  • AL East: Boston Red Sox- The defending champs will win the best division in baseball
  • AL Central: Minnesota Twins- The Twins will emerge while Cleveland begins to dismantle its roster.
  • AL West: Houston Astros- With a roster that is still incredibly deep, the Astros repeat as AL West…

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In most occupations, versatility is a good thing. For Marwin Gonzalez, versatility IS the thing. In a Houston lineup stocked full of elite-level talent, Gonzalez emerged as a switch-hitting, defensively-flexible option on a championship team. His ability to provide his manager with options made him an invaluable piece after he…


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Going into the 2018 Major League Baseball season, North American baseball fans were somewhere between excited and skeptical about the newest Japanese baseball import, Shohei Ohtani. Despite the fact that Ohtani had been tagged as the “Japanese Babe Ruth” due to his ability to dominate both at the plate and…


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Going into 2018, there were many reasons for optimism surrounding the Minnesota Twins. Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano had began to live up to their prospect billing. Brian Dozier, Jorge Polanco, and Eduardo Escobar formed a formidable hitting trio in the infield. Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler had established themselves…


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As baseball has moved toward a more “analytics-driven” era, the usage of bullpen arms has become an era of much contention and debate. Teams have begun to weaponize their best arms in more high-leverage situations, versus saving them for an inning at the end of the game with the bases…

BuzzinTheTower

Baseball writer from the Twin Cities area, originally from Fargo, ND. NDSU Alum and Uptown Minneapolis survivor.

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