Month: August 2022

MLB Network’s Amsinger: 2 things Mariners need for playoff push

MLB Network’s Amsinger: 2 things Mariners need for playoff push The Mariners will enter September as close to a postseason berth as they have been in any final month of a season since their playoff drought started in 2002, as Seattle comes into Tuesday owning the American League’s second wild card with a cushion of…

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Nationals’ Cade Cavalli hits injured list with shoulder inflammation days after MLB debut

Nationals’ Cade Cavalli hits injured list with shoulder inflammation days after MLB debut Cavalli will have to wait on his next big-league start Washington Nationals right-hander Cade Cavalli was placed on the injured list on Tuesday because of shoulder inflammation, and the Washington Post reports that Cavalli will be shut down for two weeks. The…

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MLB Power Rankings: Sorting contenders into World Series tiers as final month approaches

MLB Power Rankings: Sorting contenders into World Series tiers as final month approaches Five-and-a-half weeks of the 2022 Major League Baseball season remain. Fortunately, there’s plenty of jockeying to be done for the 12 playoff spots. There are 15 teams remaining that look like playoff contenders, and we can stretch things to include two more…

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Tuley’s Takes Today 8/31: Best Bets for Wednesday’s MLB games

Tuesday was an incredibly surreal day for yours truly, Dave Tuley. You see, since joining VSiN nearly 5 years ago, my Tuesdays have been spent writing the original version of this column for Point Spread Weekly. That means, for the better part of 260 weeks (probably around 250 with a few weeks taken off), I’ve…

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Tracking New York Yankees star Aaron Judge’s chase for 60+ home runs

Baseball history could be on the horizon as Aaron Judge approaches the elite mark of 60 home runs. The New York Yankees outfielder came one step closer with his 51st homer on Tuesday at the Los Angeles Angels. The Yankees outfielder has had an outstanding season at the plate, batting .296 and logging 110 RBIs.…

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MLB Players Association launches unionization effort for minor leaguers

The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has launched what it calls a “historic first step” to unionize minor league players across the United States. On Sunday, the union sent out authorization cards that will allow minor league players to vote for an election that could make them MLBPA members. The development was first reported…

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Which teams have the most talent locked up? Ranking all 30 MLB cores

The concept of talent cores and competitive windows has been discussed a lot of late, with the Braves’ run of extensions to young players and the Padres selling the farm for Juan Soto and Josh Bell. So I used this as inspiration for a new way to rank talent by teams’ cores. The rules are…

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Inside look at Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings enter the 2022-23 season intent to evolve from unexpected Stanley Cup Playoff participant to perennial contender to eventual NHL champions for the first time since 2014. They went further faster than anticipated last season, winning 44 games and pushing the Edmonton Oilers to Game 7 of the Western Conference First Round…

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MLB Power Rankings: Sorting contenders into World Series tiers as final month approaches

The Dodgers are the easy and obvious No. 1, but what other teams could realistically win the World Series? Five-and-a-half weeks of the 2022 Major League Baseball season remain. Fortunately, there’s plenty of jockeying to be done for the 12 playoff spots. There are 15 teams remaining that look like playoff contenders, and we can…

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Kansas City Royals identify man who took ball from teen fan at game — and make amends

Royals fan Bruce Williams’ 18th birthday is next month, so his father got him a special gift: two tickets to Sunday’s game against the Padres at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Williams made the two-hour trip from his house in Stockton, Missouri, with his cousin, Luke, and they were excited to have seats in a…

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