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07-03

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What You Need to Know: July 3, 2015
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06-17

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What You Need to Know: June 17, 2015
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06-15

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Beating the Shift
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06-02

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What You Need to Know: June 2, 2015
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05-27

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What You Need to Know: Bryant vs. Harper
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05-19

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What You Need to Know: Corey Math
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05-13

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What You Need to Know: Hello Noah
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05-07

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What You Need to Know: Thrice Harper!
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05-06

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Beating the Shift
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05-05

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What You Need to Know: Undefeated
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05-01

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What You Need to Know: Sold!
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04-28

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What You Need to Know: Gee!
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Chris Mosch

04-23

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What You Need to Know: Baseball on Ice!
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04-21

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What You Need to Know: April 21, 2015
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04-20

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The Week in Quotes: April 13-19, 2015
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Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

04-17

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What You Need to Know: April 17, 2015
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Chris Mosch

04-14

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What You Need to Know: April 14, 2015
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Chris Mosch

04-13

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The Week in Quotes: April 6-12, 2015
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

04-10

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What You Need to Know: Definitely Harvey
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Chris Mosch

04-08

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What You Need to Know: A Shift in Colorado
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Chris Mosch

04-06

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The Week in Quotes: March 30-April 5, 2015
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Chris Mosch

03-30

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Every Team's Moneyball: Toronto Blue Jays: I Gotta Sell High, All The Time
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Chris Mosch

03-30

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The Week in Quotes: March 23-29, 2015
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Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-24

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Rumor Roundup: Olivera on the run/Driving in the sun/Looking out for Number 1
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Chris Mosch

03-23

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The Week in Quotes: March 16-22, 2015
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Chris Mosch

03-23

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Rumor Roundup: Chase Utley is 'Easily Attainable,' Though Probably Not By You
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Chris Mosch

03-20

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Rumor Roundup: Aaron-Starting Era Starting
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Chris Mosch

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: Tony Cingrani Won't Start, to Start
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Chris Mosch

03-16

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The Week in Quotes: March 9-15, 2015
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-11

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Rumor Roundup: Olivera, Why Not Take Olivera?
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Chris Mosch

03-10

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The Week in Quotes: March 2-9, 2015
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-10

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Rumor Roundup: The Top Prospect Everybody Wants To See Replace Yu Darvish
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Chris Mosch

03-05

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Rumor Roundup: Huston Street Might Have Relief-Ace'd Himself Into the Angels' Future
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Chris Mosch

03-03

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Rumor Roundup: Shift Happenings
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Chris Mosch

03-02

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The Week in Quotes: February 23-March 1, 2015
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-26

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Rumor Roundup: It's Never Too Early to Think About Extending Andrew McCutchen Forever
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Chris Mosch

02-23

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Rumor Roundup: Mookie Betts, Fourth Outfielder?
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Chris Mosch

02-23

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The Week in Quotes: February 17-22, 2015
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-19

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Rumor Roundup: The Cole Hamels Return That Amaro Turned Down
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Chris Mosch

02-18

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Rumor Roundup: A Bidding War is Building for Olivera, and the Dodgers Have Position
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Chris Mosch

02-17

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The Week in Quotes: February 9-16, 2015
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-13

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Rumor Roundup: Yoan Moncada Sets A 10-Day Countdown
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Chris Mosch

02-12

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Rumor Roundup: The Two-Thirds Cuban Roundup
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Chris Mosch

02-09

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The Week in Quotes: February 2-8, 2015
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-05

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Rumor Roundup: Like Manna From Heaven Fall The James Shields Rumors
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Chris Mosch

02-03

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Rumor Roundup: Until Ryan Howard Gets Moved, Cody Asche Might Be
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Chris Mosch

02-02

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The Week in Quotes: January 27-February 1, 2015
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

01-29

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Rumor Roundup: Aaron Sanchez Is This Close To Saving 38 Games and Winning Rookie of the Year
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Chris Mosch

01-27

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The Week in Quotes: January 19-26, 2015
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Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

01-26

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Rumor Roundup: Papelbon Not Proven Closer To Milwaukee
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July 3, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 3, 2015

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A bunch of pitchers return from injuries. Other baseball games were also played, and even more will be played this weekend. Baseball! Baseball never ends.

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June 17, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: June 17, 2015

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Position players pitching turns sour and more of yesterday's action, plus what to watch today.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Phillies fans haven’t had much to cheer about this season, as the club entered Tuesday’s game against the Orioles with an MLB-worst 22–43 record. Things got even gloomier in Baltimore, where Philadelphia ended up on the wrong side of history and even managed to turn a Jeff Francoeur pitching appearance from an exciting sideshow to a concerning event.


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June 15, 2015 6:00 am

Beating the Shift

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Matt Williams got mad at Bryce Harper for bunting with two strikes; what's the full story?

Bryce Harper has made his fair share of adjustments during his breakout 2015 season, from his newfound patience at the plate, to the hitch he added to his swing in May, to his recent tendency to drive the ball to all fields. Just about everything the 22-year-old has touched has turned to gold and he's been rightfully applauded for the shifts he's made at the plate that have turned him into one of the top hitters in the game.

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June 2, 2015 10:56 am

What You Need to Know: June 2, 2015

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Chris Mosch

A Mariners-Yankees ace matchup disappointed, but Andrew Cashner had a weird game. You also get the rest of yesterday's action and what to look for tonight -- a steal!

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May 27, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Bryant vs. Harper

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Not quite as scintillating as Ecks vs. Sever, but what are you going to do? Plus the rest of the action and today's best matchups.

The Tuesday Takeaway
This week's series between the Nationals and Cubs has been promoted as the first time Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant—who both hail from Las Vegas and have emerged as two of the game's brightest stars—have taken the field in opposition. It's always humbling to remember that Bryant is actually the elder of the two young players and makes you appreciate how amazing Harper's career has been so far.


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May 19, 2015 1:41 am

What You Need to Know: Corey Math

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Kluber, fresh off an 18-K performance, strikes out a dozen; pitchers duels turn into bullpen games, Carlos Gomez bounces back from a pitch to the face, and the best defensive play of the day.

The Monday Takeaway
The last time Corey Kluber took the hill he nearly made history. The Indians ace had 18 strikeouts heading into the ninth inning of last Wednesday’s game against the Cardinals but was pulled after 113 pitches without getting the chance to break the single-game strikeout record. So naturally, Kluber struck out the first five White Sox who took their hacks on Monday.


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May 13, 2015 10:17 am

What You Need to Know: Hello Noah

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Noah Syndergaard loses to an ace; Giancarlo Stanton has a jack; Strasburg flops; and the best defensive play of the day.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The debut of Noah Syndergaard was highly anticipated largely because the 6-foot-6 right-hander has the type of pedigree that gives him the potential to be one of the better pitchers in baseball down the road. However, Syndergaard is also 22 years old and is far from a finished product, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that the hard-throwing Texan ran into some issues against a talented Cubs lineup on Tuesday. It also shouldn’t come as a surprise that the guy opposite Syndergaard, Jake Arrieta, one-upped the rookie and pitched like a polished front-of-the-rotation starter, given that it’s pretty much what he’s been for the past year.


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May 7, 2015 9:41 am

What You Need to Know: Thrice Harper!

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Bryce goes yard, and yard, and yard again; Scherzer and Stanton have an epic showdown; Aroldis throws his changeup; and the TWO best defensive plays of the day.

The Wednesday Takeaway
It’s not as if Bryce Harper needed to prove himself to anybody. The 22-year-old entered Wednesday’s game against the Marlins the owner of a .294 True Average over 1,610 plate appearances, all while being younger than many of the game’s top prospects—Kris Bryant, Joc Pederson, Jorge Soler, and so on. And yes, the fun fact that he has yet to face a pitcher younger than him at any professional level still holds true.


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May 6, 2015 12:20 am

Beating the Shift

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The shift made Mike Moustakas 'a more complete hitter,' though the real effects are unexpected.

All indications out of Royals camp during the spring were that Mike Moustakas was a man on a mission to combat the defensive shift that had hampered him in 2014. Prior to last season, Moustakas was rarely shifted against but the book finally got out on his dead pull tendencies as Kansas City’s storybook season unfolded. He was the 10th most shifted batter in baseball in 2014, per the Bill James Handbook, and saw the right side of the infield loaded up with three infielders in approximately 70 percent of his trips to the plate. Moustakas’ BABIP when he pulled the ball in 2014 dropped to .211, which was over 100 points lower than his career mark.

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May 5, 2015 9:49 am

What You Need to Know: Undefeated

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Craig Counsell topples Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner flirts with a no-hitter, the Cards go back to the 'pen, plus the best defensive play of the night.

The Monday Takeaway
It’s tough to imagine that Craig Counsell could have asked for a more unfavorable matchup in his managerial debut. Granted, the Brewers were coming off consecutive wins for the first time all season, but the club has been terrible in 2015 and had a date with Clayton Kershaw on Monday.


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May 1, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Sold!

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Chris Mosch

Chris Sale doesn't get much help from his defense, neither does Jacob deGrom, Ryan Howard and Mike Moustakas handle the shift differently, and Mike Leake let's hit bat do the talking when it comes his opinion on the DH in the NL.

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April 28, 2015 10:14 am

What You Need to Know: Gee!

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The Mets pitcher is a whiz, the Dodgers finally knock off the Giants, the Blue Jays blow a late one and the best defensive play of the day.

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