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05-22

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What You Need to Know: Bummed!
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Daniel Rathman

05-21

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What You Need to Know: Ump Show!
by
Daniel Rathman

05-20

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What You Need to Know: As Predicted!
by
Daniel Rathman

05-19

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What You Need to Know: Corey Math
by
Chris Mosch

05-18

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What You Need to Know: 8 2/3
by
Steven Jacobson

05-14

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What You Need to Know: Thwarted!
by
Steven Jacobson

05-13

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What You Need to Know: Hello Noah
by
Chris Mosch

05-12

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What You Need to Know: Bombered!
by
Daniel Rathman

05-11

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What You Need to Know: Bryce Harder!
by
Ian Frazer

05-08

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What You Need to Know: Smoked!
by
Daniel Rathman

05-07

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What You Need to Know: Thrice Harper!
by
Chris Mosch

05-06

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What You Need to Know: No Way
by
Daniel Rathman

05-05

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What You Need to Know: Undefeated
by
Chris Mosch

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Jake!
by
Ian Frazer

05-01

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What You Need to Know: Sold!
by
Chris Mosch

04-30

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What You Need to Know: Silence!
by
Daniel Rathman

04-29

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

04-28

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What You Need to Know: Gee!
by
Chris Mosch

04-27

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

04-24

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What You Need to Know: Shenanigans!
by
Daniel Rathman

04-23

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

04-22

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What You Need to Know: Ike!
by
Daniel Rathman

04-21

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

04-20

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What You Need to Know: Fiiiiiiiiiiight!
by
Ian Frazer

04-17

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

04-16

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What You Need to Know: Canoooooooooooo!
by
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
by
Chris Mosch

04-13

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

04-10

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What You Need to Know: Definitely Harvey
by
Chris Mosch

04-09

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What You Need to Know: Yo, Adrian
by
Daniel Rathman

04-08

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

04-07

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

09-29

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

09-26

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

09-25

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

09-24

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

09-23

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

09-22

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

09-19

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

09-18

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

09-17

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

09-16

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

09-15

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

09-12

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

09-11

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

09-10

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

09-09

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

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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 4, 2015 9:26 am

What You Need to Know: Jake!

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Ian Frazer

The incredible rise of Jake Marisnick, the Cardinals long and difficult sweep, Addison Russell's first bomp, and the best defensive play of the weekend.

The Weekend Takeaway
Is this the season that the #process finally pays off for the Astros? The odds still aren’t fantastic—40.6 percent adjusted odds to make the playoffs, as of Sunday—but they’re sure as heck better than they were at the beginning of the season, and they’ve shot up 25 percentage points since last Saturday.


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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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