Hot stove hotness: Giancarlo Stanton

Baseball news outlets are tripping over themselves to figure out the exact terms of Giancarlo Stanton’s next contract right now. Remember earlier this year when Red Sox fans thought they might be able to get Stanton on the cheap because he got hit in the face by a pitch from Mike Fiers? Well, cheap is […]
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The Wind Down, 11/12/2014

I had this whole thing all typed up and then I lost half of it and had to write it again. It’s OK because I wrote about how there weren’t that many links but I’m looking at this and there are a lot of links. Tomorrow is Heisman post day and golf post day. I’m […]
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The Wind Down SPECTACULAR, 11/10/2014

Welcome back to the dump for the giantest dump that I will ever push out. Why the lay off for the past 10 days? I.. don’t… know. (I meant that to read like Homer Simpson answering, “What’s your first name?”) These aren’t new links, this is everything important in the world since the last time […]
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The Sparty blog guide to MLB Free Agency ’14: the guys that nobody really knows what to expect from

This is my last little list of free agents before they all start a-signin’ willy nilly and what not. The international free agent market is an inherently exciting and amazingly risky proposition. The recent early successes of Cuban ex-pats like Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu has probably ratcheted up the dollars the bigger names can […]
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The Sparty Blog guide to MLB Free Agency ’14, Part 3: the guys you really care about

This is not a good year for superstars in free agency. The biggest names all have huge questions about them that might make a 6- or 7-year deal an impossible ask. How bad is it? Chase Headley and Alex Rios made Jeff Passan’s top 20 on his list of free agents. There is a ton […]
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