Gorging on cookies

Gorging on cookies At a recent card show, I purchased three Mother’s Cookies team sets from the ‘80s. As far as “give-away” cards go, Mother’s Cookies are near the top of the quality list.  The sharp photos on glossy stock combined with a simple design, featuring rounded corners, produces a very attractive card.   The…

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Chris Paddack’s Strange Journey

Chris Paddack’s Strange Journey At the start of the 2019 season, the Padres went against conventional baseball wisdom. Chris Paddack, their highest-rated pitching prospect, and Fernando Tatis Jr., their best prospect, both looked ready for the big leagues. Most teams would have left them down in the minor leagues to start the year. They’d have…

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Carlos Santana Goes Another Way

Carlos Santana Goes Another Way Editor’s note: Jake has previously written at Lookout Landing, and was a FanGraphs Resident in 2018. He’ll be contributing to FanGraphs a few times a week, and we’re excited to welcome him. With “elevate and celebrate” now a totally normal part of the current baseball vernacular, it’s easy to assume…

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Scott Kingery’s Royal Improvement

Scott Kingery’s Royal Improvement Scott Kingery has had an eventful career. A second round pick out of the University of Arizona back in 2015, Kingery breezed through Philadelphia’s minor league system. In 2017, he hit .304/.359/.530 with 26 home runs across 603 plate appearances split between Double-A and Triple-A. The next spring, Eric Longenhagen ranked…

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