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Another Prediction of Jeter Doom

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MLB injury news has a history-based take on Derek Jeter's future. I'm reminded of something that Casey Stengel once said around the age of 80. Asked how he thought the future would be, he said "short." I think it was Casey, anyway. Maybe it was Groucho Marx. Or Charlie Brown. Anyway, the problem with saying that there have been few players able to play shortstop successfully at Jeter's age is that the Yankees don't care if Jeter can play the position successfully. He'll be a shortstop as long as they say he's a shortstop. Ability doesn't enter into it.

Torii to the Tigers

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X-nay on that idea by Cashman & co. Two years, and $26 million for Mr. Hunter, the former Twin/Angel. Sounds like a bad Disney Channel show.

Three Strikes'll Send You to the Dugout, or San Quentin

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Why three strikes? and effect has this arbitrary baseball rule had on the criminal justice system?

Marlins tap Tino as hitting coach

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The Miami Marlins and rookie manager Mike Redmond--former Yankee dynasty first baseman Tino Martinez. It's probably not a bad hire since Tino was always a patient and dangerous hitter at the plate, so he probably knows a thing or two about the craft. Best of luck.

Poll: Should Mariano Rivera Retire?

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Our colleagues at SB Nation New York are running a poll asking if the Great One should hang 'em up. Go get your two cents in. My opinion: Rivera should never retire -- unless he's not going to be Rivera. I never want to see him struggle in the same way I never want to see Fred Astaire stumble.

Capsule Guides to the World Series Teams

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For those who dig what I do (Hi, Mom!), I'm taking a spin through the past Tigers and Giants World Series teams in capsule form, although they're getting to be rather large for capsules. It's really more like a horse pill form. Anyway, if you like that sort of thing, then this is the sort of thing you'll like. Check it out over at Unca Rob's place.

The Boss

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Hysterical. Oh for the days of The Boss . . .

A-Rod: This team is better with me in the lineup

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A-Rod: This team is better with me in the lineup

A-Rod to Miami?

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Could be a possibility, but still a rumor for now

Jeff Sullivan on Robinson Cano's Struggles

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Jeff Sullivan is quite the scribe regarding the art of base ball. This is a late post, but earlier, he wrote about Cano and his inexplicable hitless streak. Top notch stuff.

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