MLB 2015 Preview: American League West

Kyle Seager and the Mariners are poised to take the division. MARINERS Time after time, Seattle makes head-scratching maneuvers, but those maneuvers have finally built a team that (in the short term) is a contender. Seattle signed DH Nelson Cruz to a 4-year, $58MM contract in the offseason. That is not an insane amount of

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Second Graders, Baseball Men

1987 Varsity Tavern, Perry Heights Baseball Association champs Every year as baseball season begins anew, I think back to my first baseball club, a tee-ball team in Perry Township (Ohio), and to the euphoria of playing the game for the first time. In 1986, 13 boys, just finishing first grade, met at Whipple Elementary for the

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MLB 2015 Preview: American League East

Edwin Encarnacion at first base, where Ty Whetstone can almost stomach it. BLUE JAYS Toronto made a big splash in the offseason by adding 3B Josh Donaldson (trade with Oakland) and C Russell Martin (free agent). Though the Jays are projected to win the division, some mitigating factors limit the greatness of these deals. Brett

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