Poll: AL MVP Front-Runner

Poll: AL MVP Front-Runner The American League Most Valuable Player race took an unfortunate turn over the weekend when the Angels ruled transcendent center fielder Mike Trout out for the rest of the season. The out-of-contention Angels have nothing to left to play for, but the final couple weeks of the year could have helped…

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Intel briefing on Canadian Goudey

Intel briefing on Canadian Goudey WHat are these? Show these two cards to most collectors, and they’ll identify them without hesitation. 1933 Goudey Rabbit Maranville and 1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig, right? In fact, both cards come from a single Canadian release known variously by the names V354, 1934 World Wide Gum, and 1934 Canadian Goudey.…

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Nats’ Skipper Dave Martinez Undergoing Medical Testing On Heart

Nats’ Skipper Dave Martinez Undergoing Medical Testing On Heart Nationals manager Dave Martinez, who left yesterday’s game after experiencing chest discomfort, remains in Washington, D.C. for further testing, as MLB.com’s Jamal Collier was among those to report. MLBTR extends its best wishes to Martinez for an optimistic prognosis and speedy recovery. It isn’t known how long…

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How contentious Yankees offseason became Brian Cashman masterpiece

How contentious Yankees offseason became Brian Cashman masterpiece The narrative that loomed over the Yankees last offseason involved denunciations for frugality and missed opportunity. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado were free agents entering their primes, and the Yankees showed no interest in Harper and minimal interest in Machado. Hal Steinbrenner heard a lot of criticism…

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Pirates Claim Corban Joseph

Pirates Claim Corban Joseph The Pirates announced Monday that they’ve claimed infielder Corban Joseph off waivers from the Giants. Right-hander Chris Archer was transferred from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL in order to make room on the 40-man roster. Joseph, 30, is the younger brother of Diamondbacks catcher Caleb Joseph. He made his…

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