Sunday night link-around, catch-up

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Why I Love Sports

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Sports are a big part of my life. I’m not athletic – I was my pitch-to-yourself softball team’s catcher, and the only sport that I’ve ever been reasonably good at is ultimate frisbee. But between the hockey and baseball seasons, I don’t spend a whole lot of time during...

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What Does It Mean To Be A 5th Starter? Part 1

Longtime readers know that one of my pet peaves is the arbitrary designation of how good a starting pitcher is. People like to classify guys as “#1 starter”, “#3 starter” etc. Its not an uncommon way to classify players in sports – because its fairly intuitive. I’ve been involved in a lot of debates about...

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Montero Determined to Catch at Major League Level

While this headline is rather obvious, the young Venezuelan made it very clear in an interview with NJ.com’s Marc Craig (h/t to River Ave. Blues) that he wants to be a catcher going forward.

When asked about possibly playing another position in the future, Montero was vague: “I don’t know. Maybe...

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And you thought today’s MVP voters were bad!

Last night before I went to bed I took a look at Lou Gehrig’s stats on Baseball Reference. That’s the kind of guy I am. I’ve been obsessed with baseball history since I was...

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Burnett working on his change

According to the Star-Ledger‘s Marc Carig, right-hander, A.J. Burnett, is refining his changeup this spring and hopes to overcome a fear he has of getting beat by the pitch in order to employ it more often in 2010. “I think it’s a big key,” noted Burnett when discussing...

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Theo makes the case for Gardner in left

In an interview with WEEI, while discussing left field for his ballclub in 2010 and stressing the importance of defense at that position, Red Sox architect, Theo Epstein, inadvertently made the case for starting Brett Gardner in left field for the Yankees as well. And, though it pains me...

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Anybody but the guy with the career .414 wOBA in pinstripes

In Joe’s piece on A-Rod’s press conference he points out that Anthony DiComo’s article for MLB.com — despite an epic postseason redemption — still manages to undersell A-Rod, which is...

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