Entries posted by George Castle

 

MLB: Mark Down 2014 As The Year Of The Collapse

Be it bad bullpens, bad batting approaches, bad karma, whatever, teams are going into startling tailspins like never before.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - No Comments
 

How MLB Managers Affect a Team's Win-Loss Record

George Castle talks to Tony LaRussa and top scouts about how MLB managers affect their team’s record and what makes a good skipper.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - No Comments
 

No Such Thing As Stupid Question For Waves Of Home-Grown Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals are stocked with home-grown players who spent little, if any, time stumbling around once they were promoted to the majors. They’re smart, perceptive and fully steeped in a winning tradition they have only enhanced.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - No Comments
 

Too Many Pitchers, Too Much Time, Not Enough New Fans?

George Castle argues that the number and use of relief pitchers is a big culprit for the length of modern MLB games — making it more difficult to market the game to the next generation of fans.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 3 Comments
 

Second-Fiddle Teams Come Out as Puny on 'Baseball Nation' Map

A recent Facebook analysis found that the “second team” in big baseball markets trails the first team by large margins.

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Friday, May 09, 2014 - No Comments
 

Goose Gossage Rips Big Contracts, Standing Ovations for Players Suspended Over PED Use

George Castle talks to Goose Gossage about PED suspensions, big contacts, Hall of Fame, Ryan Braun, Barry Bonds, and more.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 - No Comments
 

MLB Instant Replay: It's Time For Traditionalists To Accept The Bad With The Good

The hide-bound traditionalists who kept extensive baseball video replay from becoming a reality for years have to take their medicine this spring.

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Friday, April 04, 2014 - No Comments
 

Remembering Tim Sassone, First Among Equals on the Blackhawks Beat

Tim Sassone was a good man in a tough business, one of the best hockey writers of the modern times, and unrivaled on the Chicago Blackhawks beat.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - No Comments
 

A Marriage of Fantasy Baseball and Old-School Pick-'em Style

Longtime sportswriter George Castle has just drafted his first fantasy baseball team and shares how a pro drafts players the old school.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - No Comments
 
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