Corey Seager and Marcus Semien are likely to sign before

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Marcus Semien had an MVP-caliber season and will look to sign before December 1,.Image: Getty ImagesNobody wants Major League Baseball to skip a season. The players want to get paid. The owners want the revenue that comes from having a season. The fans definitely don’t want to go an entire year without Major League Baseball.…

Yes, Justin Verlander is worth every penny he makes on

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Guess who’s hitting the free agent market?Image: Getty ImagesThe 2022 MLB offseason is filled with outstanding free agents. With studs like Kevin Gausman, Freddie Freeman, Max Scherzer, Marcus Semien, Trevor Story, Corey Seager, Carlos Correa, and Kris Bryant all on the market, the MLB hot stove is sure to overcook the souffle many times over…

Lincoln Riley: Defender of the unwritten rule

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Lincoln Riley, the latest sports figure to perpetuate extremely silly ideas about “unwritten rules”.Photo: Getty ImagesTony La Russa. Vic Fangio. Russell Westbrook. And now to round out the ”play the game the right way” Mt. Rushmore is Oklahoma head coach, Lincoln Riley.Oklahoma lost for the first time this season on Saturday, falling 27-14 at Baylor.…

Steve Ballmer has done it this time, giving Clippers fans

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Good job, good effort, Steve Ballmer.Image: Getty ImagesIt took seven years, but Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has finally resorted to paying fans.It’s hard to be the Clippers in Los Angeles. They’re not like the New York Mets or the Chicago White Sox, who are the second most popular baseball teams in their respective…

The most unlikely college hoops powerhouse, centuries in the making

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THE PARENTS OF Ryan Turell, the best player on the team with the longest active winning streak in men's college basketball, originally wanted their son to attend another school.They're sitting on an August Sunday afternoon in the living room of their ranch house in Sherman Oaks, California. Laurel, a personal trainer who appeared in some…

Scottie Pippen is still angry and bitter, but that doesn’t

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He’s not wrong.Illustration: Getty ImagesScottie Pippen is still angry about that contract. It didn’t take up much time in “The Last Dance,” which is what the released excerpt in GQ of Pippen’s autobiography entitled “Unguarded” focused on, but it’s been the guiding light for most of Pippen’s life. It filters through the article in the…

Why am I happy for Dusty Baker? Am I? Should

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Dusty BakerPhoto: Getty ImagesI have some sympathy for anyone who has to sell this World Series. While it would be honest, if it is one’s job to write about MLB’s climax, you can’t really attract eyes and hearts by constantly beating the drum of “Boy, everyone sure hates these assholes!” You do have to find…

This is fine: Cardinals make internal hire after firing previous

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Oliver Marmol, at age 35, is the youngest manager the Cardinals have had in 70 years.Image: APOliver Marmol was introduced as the new manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. At 35, he’s the youngest manager the Cardinals have had since Marty Marion, who was 34, in 1951. He’s also younger than eight players from…

MLB Rebuilding in 2021: Totally luck out, and just find

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Fernando Tatis Jr. was the key to the Padres’ turnaround.Image: Getty ImagesWhere would the Braves be without Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuña Jr.? Where would the Padres be without Fernando Tatís Jr.? What about the Astros with Carlos Correa, José Altuve, Yuli Gurriel, and Yordan Álvarez?Obviously, the Braves and Astros are competing in the World…

Even on MLB’s biggest night, Rob Manfred can’t keep his

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Oh? Hey, someone tell the commish.Image: Getty ImagesI understand at the dawn of every league’s championship that the commissioner has to do something of a state of the union. Roger Goodell, Gary Bettman, Adam Silver… they all have a press conference before Game 1 or the Super Bowl. Given the daily nature of baseball, Rob…