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Will Yankees’ Brett Gardner remain a valuable commodity?

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles April 24,  2011

It’s a business and the New York Yankees believe outfielder Brett Gardner is a valuable commodity. All the same, it will be interesting to see if Gardner’s value as an asset grows or diminishes during and after the 2016 season. Is this the final season in Gardner’s contract that his performance will considerably influence his worth to the club as a trade piece?

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Fantasy Baseball Prospect: Houston Astros 1B A.J. Reed

Reed is ranked in the top 50 prospects for most prospect lists, including mine, but he could fly up the list if he can repeat his success that he had in 2015. Like I mentioned, Reed could find a home in Houston very soon, which many fantasy owners would be very excited about. The first base position is thin in the minor leagues, so Reed should hold great value in dynasty leagues compared to his competition. Keep an eye on this prospect as he has the potential to be a fantasy baseball beast in a few years. Please read the rest of the article below:

 

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Going To Work Or Play Every Day?

I seldom missed a day of school back in Taylors Falls and I continued that practice at work during my working career. The Navy of course reinforced the idea that going to work every day was the only way. I am old school and retired now but back in the day when I worked I took a lot of pride in the fact that I showed up for work day in and day out rain or shine.  I figured I was being paid to work so I showed up day after day. It used to drive me crazy when I knew that certain co-workers stayed home because they were hung-over or just plain didn’t feel like working. There were probably times when it would have been safer to stay home due to the snow or ice but not me, I was off to work.

Working every day carries over to my enjoyment of baseball, I like players that come to play ball each day and don’t take time off because they are tired or have a hang-nail. These players are being paid big bucks to play, not to sit on the bench and rest, they can rest on their own time like the rest of us.

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So where am I going with this? Today we are going to take a look at the Minnesota Twins players that came to play. You can read the rest of the story here.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 5, 2016: Dan Szymborski Is Today’s Guest

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(1200th Straight Day With An episode)

Dan Szymborski, ESPN writer, joins the podcast to talk about what teams had the best and worst off seasons.

And along the way, we talked about why the expression “Gun to your head” is so absurd.

No need to threaten us on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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20 Reasons Why Baseball is the Best

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So I found a post on Bleacher Report titled “20 Reasons Baseball Is the Worst” (there’s a surprise at the end, but you’ll have to read it to find out). So I’m going to post what the author said about each reason, and create a counter-argument for each. By the way, you can find the post HERE.

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Baseball’s Newest Rivalry

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Move over Red Sox-Yankees, baseball’s got a new rivalry that’s full of drama. The Detroit Tigers versus the Boston Red Sox. You might be thinking how is an AL Central team vs. an AL East team a huge rivalry? Well, there’s a lot of history to support this, but let’s begin with the most recent event. Longtime Tigers President and GM Dave Dombrowski was let go days after the 2015 Trade Deadline and eventually signed with the Red Sox to become their president. He’s provided the Tigers with plenty of success from a pair of World Series appearances in 2006 and 2012 and blockbuster trades that netted them MVPs and Cy Youngs. And now he’s with Boston, and his longtime assistant GM Al Avila has become the GM of the Tigers. Avila has worked for numerous years under Dave, dating back to their time with the then-Florida Marlins. And now…

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The Month Of January In Detroit Tigers Social Media

We first start of with JV getting some tossing in down in Lakeland, slow-mo style…

Throwing here in Lakeland. Spring training right around the corner! #ready #gotigers

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And then we see JV riding around the golf course with his bud Harley

My caddie for today. #harley

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