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Win Like a Champion: An Interview with Farragut Admirals Baseball Coach Matt Buckner

Win Like a Champion: An Interview with Farragut Admirals Baseball Coach Matt Buckner

By | May 8, 2013 at 9:54 pm | One comment

  When an outsider thinks of Knoxville, Tennessee and its surrounding suburbs, the first things that come to mind are probably country music, Pat Summitt, the Smokey Mountains and whiskey--not necessarily in that order. Generally, it's not baseball. That sounds...

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Lefty-Poor Washington Nationals Suffer Net Loss this Offseason

Lefty-Poor Washington Nationals Suffer Net Loss this Offseason

By | January 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm | One comment

  It's hard to top a 98-win season, but the Nationals are trying to nevertheless. So far this offseason, they've shaken up their young roster. After watching their young team dominate opponents for 162 games last year, only to witness their collapse under the...

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With or Without Strasburg, The Washington Nationals are Winners

With or Without Strasburg, The Washington Nationals are Winners

By | August 21, 2012 at 12:19 am | One comment

The Washington Nationals are the best team in baseball. Let's try that again-- THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS ARE THE BEST TEAM IN BASEBALL. With little more than one fourth of the regular season left, the Nationals sit atop their division, boasting a Major League-best...

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On Mark Appel Returning to Stanford: The Risk Outweighs the (Possible) Reward

On Mark Appel Returning to Stanford: The Risk Outweighs the (Possible) Reward

By | July 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm | 5 comments

Pre-draft, Stanford right-hander Mark Appel was almost universally regarded as a top-three overall talent. Some analysts even predicted the Astros would make him the 2012 Draft's number-one pick. No dice. Now, over a month later, Appel heads back to Stanford to finish out his...

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Athletics Send Trevor Cahill to D’Backs, Brighten Future with Young Stars Jarrod Parker, Colin Cowgill

Athletics Send Trevor Cahill to D’Backs, Brighten Future with Young Stars Jarrod Parker, Colin Cowgill

By | December 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm | No comments

Yesterday, the Oakland Athletics traded starting pitcher Trevor Cahill, reliever Craig Breslow and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for prospects Jarrod Parker (Scouting Report), Colin Cowgill and Ryan Cook. // // Cahill, a sinker-balling workhorse, is...

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Big Spenders: Miami Marlins Sign Pitcher Mark Buehrle to Four-Year Contract

Big Spenders: Miami Marlins Sign Pitcher Mark Buehrle to Four-Year Contract

By | December 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm | No comments

On Wednesday, free agent southpaw Mark Buehrle agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins on a four-year contract. According to ESPN's sources, Buerhle's new contract is worth $58 million. Earlier today Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reported that Buehrle narrowed...

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“The Silence of Robinson Cano’s Stardom,” Howard’s Article Racism or Reason?

“The Silence of Robinson Cano’s Stardom,” Howard’s Article Racism or Reason?

By | September 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm | No comments

Today, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com writer Johnette Howard, the author of women's tennis biography The Rivals wrote a pretentious article considering race in baseball. Her piece was entitled "The Silence of Robinson Cano's Stardom." With an unmistakably...

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Not Taking Advantage: Yankees Squandering Hot Start, AL East Lead

Not Taking Advantage: Yankees Squandering Hot Start, AL East Lead

By | May 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm | No comments

Sporting a 22-14 record a month and a half into the MLB season, the New York Yankees find themselves in second place and a half-game behind the Tampa Bay Rays (22-15) in the American League East. More importantly, they have a five game lead on their Division rivals-- the Boston...

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Red Sox Shortstop Prospect Jose Iglesias Gets First Taste of Big Leagues

Red Sox Shortstop Prospect Jose Iglesias Gets First Taste of Big Leagues

By | May 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm | No comments

On Sunday, after the Boston Red Sox placed their starting shortstop, Marco Scutaro, on the disabled list they called up prospect Jose Iglesias and added him to their 25-man roster. Considered by many to be one of the top young shortstops in the minor leagues, the...

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Tampa Bay Rays’ Designated Hitter Manny Ramirez Retires

Tampa Bay Rays’ Designated Hitter Manny Ramirez Retires

By | April 8, 2011 at 4:48 pm | One comment

On Friday, Major League Baseball announced (through a released statement) that former Red Sox All-Star outfielder and current Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter, Manny Ramirez, will retire. Ramirez, who was suspended for 50 games in 2009 after violating the MLB's drug policy by...

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