As the trend of “openers” spreads around baseball, more players like the Astros’ Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander are coming out against it. While the analytically-minded front offices around baseball harp about the benefits of “openers,” some players are beginning to hit back and insist there is still room in the game for conventional starters.
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Despite the rhetoric of conservative commentators who plead with players to “stick to sports,” or to “shut up and dribble,” the worlds of athletics and politics have never been separate spheres. Rather, they overlap and intersect in a variety of ways, and with Black History Month here, now is as good a time as any
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After all the rumors, Bryce Harper appears set to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s been a long, strange trip in MLB free agency again this offseason, as top options Bryce Harper and Manny Machado have remained available into spring training. But while Machado continues to drag his feet, MLB Insider Jim Bowden reported Saturday
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The Minnesota Twins have no real money committed beyond this season, and they’re making an aggressive bet on a breakout from Jorge Polanco. With another slow MLB free agent market this offseason, contract extensions might start coming in droves. After a previous report the Minnesota Twins were optimistic about contract extensions for multiple young core
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