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05-01

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What You Need to Know: Sold!
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Chris Mosch

04-30

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What You Need to Know: Silence!
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Daniel Rathman

04-29

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What You Need to Know: HIS NAME IS... !
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Daniel Rathman

04-28

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What You Need to Know: Gee!
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Chris Mosch

04-27

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What You Need to Know: Nuts To Strasburg!
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Ian Frazer

04-24

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What You Need to Know: Shenanigans!
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Daniel Rathman

04-23

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What You Need to Know: Baseball on Ice!
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Chris Mosch

04-22

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What You Need to Know: Ike!
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Daniel Rathman

04-21

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What You Need to Know: April 21, 2015
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Chris Mosch

04-20

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What You Need to Know: Fiiiiiiiiiiight!
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Ian Frazer

04-17

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

04-16

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What You Need to Know: Canoooooooooooo!
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Daniel Rathman

04-15

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What You Need to Know: Matt Harvey's 'Weird' Return
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Daniel Rathman

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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What You Need to Know: April 13, 2015
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Ian Frazer

04-10

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What You Need to Know: Definitely Harvey
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Chris Mosch

04-09

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What You Need to Know: Yo, Adrian
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Daniel Rathman

04-08

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

04-07

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What You Need to Know: Baseball Happened, Will Continue To Happen
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Daniel Rathman

09-29

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What You Need to Know: September 29, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-26

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What You Need to Know: September 26, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-25

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What You Need to Know: September 25, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-24

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What You Need to Know: September 24, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-23

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What You Need to Know: September 23, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-22

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What You Need to Know: September 22, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-19

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What You Need to Know: September 19, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-18

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What You Need to Know: September 18, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-17

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What You Need to Know: September 17, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-16

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What You Need to Know: September 16, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-15

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What You Need to Know: September 15, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-12

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What You Need to Know: September 12, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-11

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What You Need to Know: September 11, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-10

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What You Need to Know: September 10, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-09

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What You Need to Know: September 9, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-08

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What You Need to Know: Sept. 8, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-05

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What You Need to Know: September 5, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-04

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What You Need to Know: September 4, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-03

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What You Need to Know: September 3, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-02

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What You Need to Know: September 2, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-29

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What You Need to Know: August 29, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-28

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What You Need to Know: August 28, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-27

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What You Need to Know: August 27, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-26

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What You Need to Know: August 26, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-25

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What You Need to Know: August 25, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-22

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What You Need to Know: August 22, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-21

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What You Need to Know: August 21, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-20

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What You Need to Know: August 20, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-19

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What You Need to Know: August 19, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-18

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What You Need to Know: August 18, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

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What You Need to Know: August 15, 2014
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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 30, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Silence!

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Daniel Rathman

The Orioles win the weirdest one, the Astros roll, the Yankees and Rays go deep, and the best defensive play of the day.

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April 29, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: HIS NAME IS... !

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Daniel Rathman

The Nationals snap out of it, Bumgarner beats Kershaw again, and the defensive play and non-play of the day.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The Washington Nationals’ hero on Tuesday wasn’t Bryce Harper or Jayson Werth. It wasn’t Stephen Strasburg or Jordan Zimmermann. Nor was it Ian Desmond or Denard Span, though the latter went 5-for-6 with three doubles and a big fly in a tremendous evening atop the order.


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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 27, 2015 12:00 pm

What You Need to Know: Nuts To Strasburg!

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Ian Frazer

The Nationals are scuffling and so is Strasburg; the Astros are in first place, naturally; Alex Gordon makes the real catch of the year; and so on.

The Weekend Takeaway
The fourth week of the season is late enough to press the panic button, right? The sample size of innings and plate appearances isn’t at the point of being statistically significant (when is it ever, amirite?), but usually, teams’ particular strengths or weaknesses are made at least partially clear by this point. So yeah, I’m pressing it, for the Nationals. To be fair, it’s more “intense discontent,” than “panic,” but even the latter feeling is one that this team didn’t expect to feel at any time this season.


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April 24, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Shenanigans!

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Daniel Rathman

The Giants sweep the Dodgers, the Royals pick another fight, Kris Bryant is out of position, and the Mets.

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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 22, 2015 10:20 am

What You Need to Know: Ike!

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Daniel Rathman

Three grand slams in one game, Molitor's stathead-friendly move backfires, and a position player is the ace of the day.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Sometimes, the jokes write themselves. Like, say, when a 2-11 team decides to skip batting practice, wears its BP jerseys out on the field, and proceeds to give up 16 runs.


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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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April 20, 2015 9:46 am

What You Need to Know: Fiiiiiiiiiiight!

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Ian Frazer

An adventuresome weekend.

The Weekend Takeaway
In a sport with a culture as staid and a season as long as baseball's, everyone loves a nice dose of old-fashioned shenanigans. This weekend’s A’s-Royals series was a shenanigan factory.


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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 16, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Canoooooooooooo!

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Daniel Rathman

The worst baserunning of the year highlights the day's action.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Nelson Cruz extended his streak of games with a home run to five on Wednesday


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