NL Notes: Nats, Cubs, Rox, Cards

NL Notes: Nats, Cubs, Rox, Cards In one of the winter’s most fascinating storylines, the Nationals face the potential loss of two more centerpiece players after bidding adieu to Bryce Harper last winter … and then winning a long-awaited crown. The D.C. organization would like to “get quick resolutions” on both Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg,…

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Solving the border crisis

Solving the border crisis A common complaint aming vintage collectors who run across newer issues is that we miss the good old days when baseball cards had borders. Looking at cards like these 2017 Astros leaves us feeling (ahem!)…cheated. The borders we overlooked as kids have come to symbolize all that was right about baseball…

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Effectively Wild Episode 1457: The Sign-Stealing Spiral

Effectively Wild Episode 1457: The Sign-Stealing Spiral Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the first stirrings on the free-agent market, the latest developments in the Astros sign-stealing scandal, where MLB investigation’s might lead, what the appropriate punishments would be, the psychology of sign-stealing, whether pitchers should call pitches, fighting technology with technology, Mike Trout’s…

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Jake Odorizzi Discusses Qualifying Offer Decision

Jake Odorizzi Discusses Qualifying Offer Decision Righty Jake Odorizzi discussed his decision to accept the Twins’ qualifying offer with reporters including MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park (Twitter thread) and Phil Miller of the Star Tribune (Twitter link). The chat provided some insight into Odorizzi’s thought process and future intentions. Broadly, Odorizzi made clear he was pleased to return…

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