Author Archives: Bryan

How Important Is a Hot Start?

Here’s one I wrote for this week’s USA Today Sports Weekly: This April, the Detroit Tigers came roaring out of the gate, mowing down opposing lineups and bludgeoning opposing pitchers with a relentless offensive attack. Their hot start may remind … Continue reading

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2015 Baseball Preview

Opening Day is less than two weeks away, which means we shouldn’t expect more than two or three pitchers to tear elbow ligaments before the season starts. That kind of confidence makes a season preview less of a fool’s errand … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to the Great AL Shortstop?

It looks like the Golden Era for shortstops is over. From 1984 to 1996, there was little debate about who should start the All-Star Game at shortstop for the American League.  Cal Ripken, Jr. was always healthy, always playing, and … Continue reading

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2015 Top 100 Players

It’s that time of year. All the big-name free agents have signed somewhere. Pitchers are pitching. Catchers are catching. It’s time to write about baseball in 2015. As a prelude to my 2015 season preview, I thought I’d take a … Continue reading

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The Three Larry Walkers

I just posted this one, the first in a series aimed at winning some Hall of Fame votes for Larry Walker, at High Heat Stats. I’ll keep you posted as my crack team of Walker-supporters makes our year-long push. __________ … Continue reading

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Hall Ballot 2014

I’ve put off this wonderfully miserable exercise about as long as I can. The Baseball Hall of Fame, one of the great American institutions, continues to captivate fans like me. Given a different geographic and family life situation, I’d drop … Continue reading

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World Series Predictions

Every October, I write about how unpredictable the playoffs are and then make playoff predictions.  As a guy with a baseball blog, I feel like I’m shirking some duty if I don’t tell everyone who will listen who I think … Continue reading

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