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07-29

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What You Need to Know: July 29, 2015
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Chris Mosch

07-24

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Ducks on the Pond: The Grandy Man Can (Throw)
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Chris Mosch

07-22

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What You Need to Know: July 22, 2015
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07-18

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Ducks on the Pond: Dynamite Hack
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Chris Mosch

07-15

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Beating the Shift
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Chris Mosch

07-03

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What You Need to Know: July 3, 2015
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Chris Mosch

06-17

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

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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Chris Mosch

05-27

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What You Need to Know: Bryant vs. Harper
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Chris Mosch

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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Chris Mosch

05-07

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What You Need to Know: Thrice Harper!
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Chris Mosch

05-06

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Beating the Shift
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Chris Mosch

05-05

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What You Need to Know: Undefeated
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Chris Mosch

05-01

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What You Need to Know: Sold!
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Chris Mosch

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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Chris Mosch

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

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May 7, 2015 9:41 am

What You Need to Know: Thrice Harper!

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Chris Mosch

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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Chris Mosch

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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Chris Mosch

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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April 23, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Baseball on Ice!

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Chris Mosch

A 51-minute first inning in Detroit, a walk-off in a rivalry game out west, and a brilliant defensive play notable even by Juan Lagares standards.

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April 21, 2015 9:54 am

What You Need to Know: April 21, 2015

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Chris Mosch

Trevor Bauer is on again, the Tigers are on again, and other things are also on again.

The Monday Takeaway

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

The Kris Bryant era begins in Chicago

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April 17, 2015 10:00 am

What You Need to Know: April 17, 2015

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Chris Mosch

Chris Archer is strong, Giancarlo is strong, the Giants are not strong.

The Thursday Takeaway
The Rays rotation took a hit during the spring, with Alex Cobb and Drew Smyly forced to the disabled list with an elbow and shoulder injury, respectively. If and when those two are back at full strength, Tampa Bay’s has the potential to be one of the best young rotations in the American League. One of the reasons to be optimistic is Chris Archer, who baffled the Blue Jays on Thursday with a mid-to-high-90s fastball and bevvy of nasty sliders.

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April 14, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: April 14, 2015

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Chris Mosch

Lester throws a pickoff, Zimmermann's ERA burns, Mookie Betts is a stud, and more from Monday.

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

Angels and Hamilton continue public dispute

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April 10, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Definitely Harvey

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Chris Mosch

Matt Harvey returns, Bauer gets two-thirds of the way there, and the Giants win a classic.

The Thursday Takeaway

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