The Best MLB Free Agents Still Available

The Best MLB Free Agents Still Available

MLB players and owners resumed talks last week and baseball fans can, at least, dream of reaching a potential lockout-busting deal. When, and if, that happens; there will be plenty of business to attend to before any games are played. Several of the top free agents are still on the market. Here are the best […]

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 The Frenzy & The Falls: My Niagara Getaway

The Frenzy & The Falls: My Niagara Getaway

A frenzy of MLB free-agent signings coincided with my mini-vacation to beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario.  Back in August, I documented my Sauble Beach foray with some baseball observations mixed in. I had no intention of journaling my experiences this time, but the rash of moves told me I should.  Also, I had fun with it […]

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 MLB Free Agency: Pitchers Plucked Up

MLB Free Agency: Pitchers Plucked Up

Free agency has kicked off across MLB. While the action so far hasn’t necessarily been furious, some of the top 50 eligible players have come off the board. Another high-profile name has re-signed for well over $100 million. MLB Top 50 Free Agents: Who’s signed and where? Eduardo Rodriguez ———–>Detroit Tigers 5-yr., $77M Brandon Belt […]

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 MLB Free Agents: Who’s Hot?

MLB Free Agents: Who’s Hot?

For me, the baseball offseason begins in earnest with the release of MLB top 50 free agents lists. The Sports Illustrated Top 50 list is one I always look forward to. Ben Reiter, the author of Astroball: The New Way to Win It All, was once the author of these lists. He’s since moved on […]

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 Belly Up Sports’ World Series Preview

Belly Up Sports’ World Series Preview

After another long season, the World Series is finally here! It’s a somewhat surprising matchup. In one corner a battle-tested, experienced team (Astros) against a retooled Braves squad perhaps a year ahead of schedule. Sure, Atlanta has been knocking on the door. They won the NL East four years straight and came within one game […]

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 Astros-Red Sox: The ALCS Nobody Wanted

Astros-Red Sox: The ALCS Nobody Wanted

When the Houston Astros polished off the Chicago White Sox Tuesday afternoon, it sealed the ALCS matchup. A matchup many baseball fans are tearing their eyes out just thinking about. A matchup no one wanted. The Astros, you may remember, captured the 2017 World Series amidst the sign-stealing scandal. They made it back to the […]

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 The Sports Stove: MLB Playoff Edition

The Sports Stove: MLB Playoff Edition

How can you not get romantic about baseball? The early part of Spring gifts us with sweater weather, the changing of the leaves and, MLB playoffs! With respect to the parent actors in those Staples commercials, this is truly the most wonderful time of the year. I made an appearance on the Sports Stove on […]

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 Semien Bomb Caps Off Wild Comeback

Semien Bomb Caps Off Wild Comeback

Marcus Semien knew he’d get his chance. He’d been on the bench while his teammates erased a six-run deficit in short order. Then his former team, the Oakland A’s surged ahead, 10-8 on a Mark Canha two-run home run.  MARK CANHA CLUTCH AS HELL pic.twitter.com/bkYr8WLcgL — Starting 9 (@Starting9) September 4, 2021 When Semien stepped […]

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 Movin’ On Up: Young Jays On The Rise

Movin’ On Up: Young Jays On The Rise

The Toronto Blue Jays recent run of poor play has got me scrambling, looking for positives. As the team’s chances at the postseason continue to dwindle there is a feeling of disappointment and missed opportunity. However, there’s also a sense that the best is yet to come with this group. The front office took a […]

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 Will The 2021 World Series Be a Classic?

Will The 2021 World Series Be a Classic?

It’s called the Fall Classic, but it’s not always a memorable affair.  Sometimes, we get treated to an epic, seven-game battle that has us on the edges of our seats. The 2019 and 2017 World Series were both like this. Dramatic home runs, clutch pitching performances, and an air of suspense throughout. When the Chicago […]

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 Baseball & The Beach: My Vacation Special

Baseball & The Beach: My Vacation Special

This past week I was on vacation in sunny and beautiful Sauble Beach, Ontario. For my American friends, that’s about a four-hour drive from Toronto. So I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the Blue Jays and their week that was (or wasn’t). This post is also a vacation journal of sorts, as I document my […]

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 MLB Awards Preview: Blue Jays Contenders

MLB Awards Preview: Blue Jays Contenders

The Toronto Blue Jays have several legitimate contenders for all the major individual awards this season. With just under 50 games left, there’s still much to be decided. However, it’s not too early to start thinking about who could be coming away with some hardware come November. MVP Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Vladdy’s case for Most […]

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 Home Sweet Dome: The Blue Jays Are Back

Home Sweet Dome: The Blue Jays Are Back

When the Toronto Blue Jays returned home for the first time since September 2019, there was excitement around the team. They feature a powerful lineup starring reigning All-Star Game MVP Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Their double-play combination of Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette is, perhaps, the best in baseball. The starting pitching, led by a Robbie […]

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 The Winners Of The Deadline? Baseball Fans

The Winners Of The Deadline? Baseball Fans

Now that the dust has settled on a historic MLB trade deadline day, it’s time to take stock of where teams are. Some organizations have been energized by an influx of new talent, while others have to be feeling decimated. But the real winners after all the moving and shaking? It’s the game of baseball […]

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