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  1. pittsburgh Pirates/ Farm Team

    Does anyone have any information on an early team by the name of The ''Hornell Pirates'' . Thank You.
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  2. A Few Ways to Fix the Hall of Fame Vote

    This year, more than any other year, has shed light on just how flawed the Hall of Fame voting process is. So, what to do to fix it? It has to stay with the writers, because if we left it to the players or fans, there is just way too much more bias involved. If we left to the Veteran's Committee, nobody would get in. So the writer's it is then. But what can do to fix what is in place? A few modest suggestions:

    1) Shorten the time on the ballot. It's kind of ridiculous that ...

    Updated 01-15-2009 at 10:39 PM by RubeBaker (wording)

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  3. Free Agents to Beware Of

    Well, the first free agent has been signed (Affeldt), so I better put up the caution signs before someone gets hurt. Here are the free agents to be wary of.

    AJ Burnett, SP- Beyond Sabathia and Lowe, there are serious question marks with the other pitchers on the market. Ryan Dempster and Oliver Perez have been plagued by inconsistencies over the years. Ben Sheets has been plagued by injuries. Burnett has been plagued by both. But what makes him such a risk is the fact that he ...
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  4. Hey, we're on the market too!

    CC, Burnett, Burrell, Tex. There are some names that are so hot right now, you'll feel like you practically grew up next to them by the time pitchers and catchers finally report. While the big names will get all the media attention, that does not mean that they are the only good players out there. Here are a few that could provide a useful part for the right team, that probably won't be the lead story on ESPN.

    Jeremy Affeldt, RP- He's 29, just entering his prime. His career numbers ...
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  5. Cy Young Award Backups

    Now, I have said for quite some time that Tim Lincecum, the "franchise" on the San Francisco Giants has deserved to win the CYA. Yesterday, he did. He is one of four pitchers to win the Cy Young in two seasons, joining Bret Saberhagen, Doc Gooden, and Fernando Valenzuela. He led the National League in K's, K's per nine, hits allowed per nine, adjusted ERA+, came second in ERA, second in win percentage, second in wins (on a team that ended the season 72-90), third in innings, and eighth ...
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