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John Dewan's Stat of the Week

April's Defensive Player of the Month

By MARK SIMONA change of scenery may not have worked out well for Marlins outfielder Adam Duvall at the plate just yet. But a new team and a new primary position have worked out for Duvall in the field.Duvall, now playing mostly right field for the Marlins, is our first Defensive Player of the Month [...]

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Big NFL Winners In First Round of Draft

By MARK SIMON There were many teams that did well on the first [...]

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Fast-Working Pitchers

By JOHN DEWANEntering Monday, the average time of a nine-inning game this season is 3 hours and 9 minutes. It hasn’t been below 3 hours since 2015 [...]

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The Story of Carlos Rodón's 9th Inning

By MARK SIMONThere’s a short story to be told in each of the outs that make up a no-hitter. In Carlos Rodón’s case, much of his story is about potential and perseverance.The No. 3 overall pick by the White Sox in the 2014 MLB Draft showed great promise in his first two MLB seasons. But [...]

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Jacob deGrom Deserves Better

By MARK SIMON Jacob deGrom is an awesome pitcher in every sense of the word. He throws four pitches at a high level of effectiveness and has the capability to dominate a game with an overpowering fastball. From 2018 to 2020, deGrom had an MLB-best 2.10 ERA. He ranked in the top five in that time in [...]

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Is Andy Dalton an Upgrade for Bears?

By JOHN DEWANOne of the notable moves on the recent free agent quarterback carousel was the Bears signing of former Bengal and Cowboy Andy Dalton to become the team’s new starting quarterback. He replaces the primary starter for the last four seasons, Mitch Trubisky. As a lifelong Bears fan, when I initially saw the news, [...]

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The Pirates' Rebuild Starts on Defense

By MARK SIMONThe Pirates are in clear rebuilding mode under general manager Ben Cherington, who spent this offseason trading away veterans like Jameson Taillon, Joe Musgrove and Josh Bell. That was done to replenish the team’s farm system.Though the Pirates may be projected to finish a distant last in the NL Central, what remains could [...]

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Stat of the Week: Cardinals May Be MLB's Best Defensive Team in 2021

By MARK SIMONThe Cardinals led the majors in Defensive Runs Saved in 2020.There’s a good chance that they’ll do so again in 2021.Yes, the Cardinals lost three-time Fielding Bible Award winner Kolten Wong to the Brewers in free agency. But that's trumped by the acquisition of Nolan Arenado.Arenado replaces Tommy Edman and Matt Carpenter at [...]

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Updated 2021 MLB Projections

By Mark Simon Surprise, surprise. Mike [...]

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