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Looks like some of the Canadian media still holds a grudge against Farrell.



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Ah, let the circle of pain that has been the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays season be considered complete.

Barring a series sweep by Toronto—unlikely given the Blue Jays are 7-9 against Boston so far this season—the team led by THAT guy is going to clinch first place in the American League East against the Blue Jays. The only thing the Blue Jays have left to clinch is how far in last they are going to be after a season that has been about as much fun as a flat tire in the dead of a Saskatchewan winter.

THAT guy is John Farrell, who engineered his departure from Toronto at the end of last year’s crummy Blue Jays season, which was the 19th crummy one in a row. This year’s is the 20th and most crummy, based on expectations unmet.

Anyway, about mid-winter Toronto time this year it seemed like one of the great comeuppances in recent memory was about to happen. Put yourself back there: Square-jawed, do-it-by-the-book Farrell has just dumped the Blue Jays like a homely high-school girlfriend for Boston and their sexy Red Sox, and so Toronto gets the Oprah treatment, a complete makeover. They are on fire and win the off-season in a landslide. Alex Anthopoulos, you are gorgeous dahhling. Gorgeous. Love that R.A. Dickey.

Meanwhile Boston is team meltdown. The Red Sox imploded at the end of September 2011, squandering a perfectly good playoff spot and then they turned into the American League’s sinkhole in 2012. Good luck with that mess, Farrell. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

Remember the Jays’ opening week and the boos cascading down on Traitor John from the far reaches of a sold-out Rogers Centre? It seems like a lifetime ago, and now it’s all turned upside down. The team has been a slow-motion car crash, a chain reaction of crumpled bumpers and smashed radiators. Steam is rising. Fans are staggering from the wreck.

The Jays have been reduced to playing spoiler, a role they have plenty of experience with and which they played to the hilt this week in essentially squishing the New York Yankees’ slim post-season hopes. But there is no spoiling Boston’s season. They are playing with house money. They clinched their playoff spot Thursday night when John Lackey threw a complete game in Baltimore. Their “magic number’ to clinch the AL East is one, so they will win the division regardless of what meaningless dents the Blue Jays manage to put in their armor this weekend.

With their 93-61 record, the Red Sox have a 2.5-game lead over Oakland for the best record in the AL; clinching that would give them Fenway Park advantage all the way through to the World Series.

Not bad for a team that won 69 games last season.

Did we mention that John Farrell is the leading candidate for manager of the year?

But the interesting thing about the Red Sox revival is that there are seeds of hope in there for Toronto—at least the hint of a whisper of a suggestion that things can turn around quickly and without some kind of magic act.

The Red Sox have had all season what the Blue Jays have lacked, and that’s solid starting pitching.

Two years ago John Lackey was Ricky Romero and Josh Johnson rolled into one incompetent body. He was 12-12 in that 2011 season with a 6.41 ERA and was first at the fried-chicken-and-beer buffet in the clubhouse. Last year he was recovering from Tommy John surgery. This season he’s been at the forefront of a Red Sox starting staff that has been among the very best in the AL, ranking third in starters’ ERA (3.83) and second in innings pitched.

“The remake of John Lackey both physically and getting back on the mound and performing as he’s done all year, mirrors that of this team,” said Farrell to reporters after Lackey went the complete-game route in a 3–1 win. “It’s been a remake and it’s somewhat fitting that, to clinch a spot to get into the playoffs with him on the mound and to go nine innings like he did—like I said, very fitting.”

Their starting pitching has been complemented by a group of newcomers that perhaps lack star power but seem to provide the kind of competitive baseball IQ that has meshed well with an existing core—David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury—that needed the help.

All of which is to say the Blue Jays, for all the pain they’ve suffered and for the indignity they are about to suffer in Boston this weekend, may not be that far off from a turnaround of their own.

In Dickey and Mark Buehrle they have some dependable mid-rotation pitching. The one thing this season has proved is that there will be all kinds of legitimate competition for the bottom end of the rotation as extended auditions by Todd Redmond and Esmil Rogers and others have shown. The bullpen seems to be in good hands.

Can Romero and Johnson find themselves again? Can Anthopoulos bat his big, dark eyes and lure a quality top-of-the-rotation arm in case they can’t?

Those are pressing questions for the off-season. But there remains a core of talent that—like the Red Sox core—is good enough to be part of a contending team with the right help.

A maturing Brett Lawrie. An emerging Colby Rasmus. A more consistent Adam Lind. Production (when healthy) from Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista. Some promising role players up from the farm.

Yes, the J.P. Arencibia riddle needs to be solved behind the plate and there are other holes. But this weekend’s visit to Boston—a painful reminder of the season that has been, to be sure—at least holds out hope that things can change, and change for the better.

It’s just too bad it’s THAT GUY providing the lesson.



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http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bal-after-manny-machados-injury-orioles-swept-with-54-loss-to-rays-20130923,0,5259789.story

After Manny Machado's injury, Orioles swept with 5-4 loss to Rays

By Dan Connolly The Baltimore Sun

7:08 p.m. EDT, September 23, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —

The Orioles lost their fifth consecutive game on Monday, a 5-4 defeat to the Tampa Bay Rays that ended when pinch-hitter James Loney hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against right-hander Tommy Hunter.

The Orioles (81-75) are free-falling out of playoff contention, and yet that no longer seems as big of a concern. That’s because the Orioles' 21-year-old third baseman, Manny Machado, was taken off the field on a stretcher in the seventh inning after stepping on first base awkwardly while beating out an infield single.

His left knee appeared to buckle before he collapsed and stayed down for several minutes, writhing in pain. While on the ground, he slammed his helmet onto the dirt as the athletic trainers rushed onto the field. Machado's left knee was immobilized before he was wheeled off to a standing ovation from the announced crowd of 17,830 at Tropicana Field.

Machado, the club's budding superstar, had started all 156 games this season and played in 207 consecutively since debuting on Aug. 9, 2012.

He said before the game that he was really hoping to play a full, 162-game season.

“That would be great. I’d love to play 162 games,” Machado said before Monday’s game. “That’s my goal, and that’s what they put me out there to do, go out there every day and show the world I can play and I can grind it out. It’s a long season and to play 162 games in the major leagues at such a young age is a great accomplishment that a lot of people can’t say that they’ve done.”

The streak obviously will come to an end Tuesday, but the Orioles are hoping the injury isn’t as serious as it first appeared.

As for the game, the Orioles scored three times in the fourth inning, including a two-run homer by Chris Davis. It was his major league-leading 52nd homer, which also padded his single-season franchise record.

Brian Roberts hit his sixth home run of the season to lead off the fifth -- the first time in this nine-game road trip that the Orioles had more than one home run in a game. Before Davis’ shot, the Orioles hadn’t homered in the four-game series at Tropicana Field.

In fact, they hadn’t really scored in any matter.

From the eighth inning of Friday’s 18-inning marathon through the third inning Monday, the Orioles had scored just two runs on 10 hits in a span of 32 innings. Then they scored four times against American League Rookie of the Year candidate Chris Archer in a span of nine batters.

Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen lasted 4 1/3 innings, yielding two runs, six hits and two walks. He hasn’t won since Aug. 21.

The Orioles took a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh, when rookie Wil Myers broke Tampa Bay’s 0-for-18 skid with the bases loaded by blooping a two-run single into right field.

On the play, Alexi Casilla appeared to catch the ball on a dive but his head slammed into Nick Markakis’ knee and he dropped the ball.



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SAN FRANCISCO -- After he experienced a setback in his return from a sprained left ankle, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier's availability for the postseason is in question.



Ethier had to cut short his baserunning workout Tuesday at AT&T Park after experiencing soreness.

"It's frustrating to be where we're at right now, but we still have time," Ethier said. "Not a lot of time."

Ethier has been out since Sept. 13 with the injury, although he had a pinch-hitting at-bat Sunday in which he struck out. The Dodgers were fortunate Matt Kemp returned from a lengthy stint on the disabled list just three days after Ethier was hurt. Kemp once again has taken over center field, batting .300 in the 20 at-bats since he returned.

The Dodgers originally hoped Ethier would be in Tuesday's starting lineup. Now, they're targeting the regular season's final series, this weekend against the Colorado Rockies, to get Ethier back on the field.

"He's gotten a lot better, but it has been 11 days," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "I'm optimistic and hopeful, but ... we'll see."

If Ethier is healthy, the Dodgers will have four every-day players vying for three outfield spots in playoff games. Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford are the other two.

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig is expected to undergo X-rays on Thursday, when the team evaluates his injured left foot.

Craig, who leads the Cardinals with 97 RBIs despite missing the last 18 games, initially was diagnosed with a sprain in his foot.

But the Cardinals will take another set of X-rays before determining whether the All-Star will resume baseball activities.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak insisted that the team has not decided whether Craig will rehab in the fall instructional league or if he will participate in simulated games in St. Louis.

"I hate to focus too much on that because I don't know if he's ever going to be physically ready to do that this year," Mozeliak said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "The way I'm always more comfortable dealing with players is when they're cleared to go do baseball-related activities. He hasn't been cleared for that yet."

Craig suffered the injury Sept. 4 against the Cincinnati Reds. After X-rays in Cincinnati were inconclusive, he was sent to St. Louis for an MRI and more X-rays the following day, and those tests indicated that nothing was broken.

Craig is batting .315 with 13 home runs this season and boasts a .454 average with runners in scoring position, the best in the majors.

The Cardinals have clinched their third consecutive postseason berth and entered play Tuesday with a two-game lead over the Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates atop the NL Central Division.

Matt Adams has filled in admirably for Craig at first base, batting .329 with seven home runs and 14 RBIs in his last 19 games.

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Cincinnati Reds right-hander Mat Latos told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he has been pitching with an abdominal strain for nearly three months.

Latos says suffered the injury in late June during a game against the Texas Rangers.

"I've been pitching with an abdominal strain since the Texas game," Latos told the Enquirer. "I think it was at the end of June."

The 25-year-old Latos pitched in Arlington against the Rangers on June 30, recording the loss despite striking out nine and allowing only two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Latos told the Enquirer about the injury while discussing recent criticism he received from Reds fans during a game last week against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

"I pitched real well all year and I hear nothing but good things," Latos told the newspaper. "But I pitched against the Pirates and I have a bad start. [With] certain Reds fans, I'm not allowed to have that.

"Let alone, no fan knows that I've been dealing with an injury since the Texas Rangers game -- and I've been pitching with it. So I've been pitching the way I've been pitching, but I've been pitching hurt."

Since his outing against the Rangers, Latos has gone 7-4 with a 3.46 ERA in 14 starts. He struggled last Friday against Pittsburgh, yielding four runs and eight hits in six innings.

Latos insisted during the interview with the Enquirer that he was not discussing the injury in order to appease fans.

"It doesn't really matter to me," he told the paper. "I [couldn't] care less because I'm not trying to win over fans or anything like that."

Reds manager Dusty Baker said he did not know about the injury when asked by the Enquirer.

The Reds clinched their second consecutive postseason berth Monday and entered play Wednesday two games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the NL Central Division lead.

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BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles and Manny Machado couldn't have asked for a much better diagnosis on his injured left knee: The third baseman avoided tearing any major ligaments and could be running in six to eight weeks without surgery.

An MRI on Tuesday revealed Machado has a torn medial patellofemoral ligament. He will rest the knee until the swelling subsides and then go through a light rehabilitative program.

"The MCL is fine, the ACL is fine," Orioles head trainer Richie Bancells said. "All those major ligaments are fine. This is a smaller ligament."

The injury occurred Monday during Baltimore's game at Tampa Bay. Machado was running out a single and stepped awkwardly on the inside of the base. He tumbled to the ground and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.

The Orioles feared Machado tore his ACL, which would have kept him sidelined into the 2014 season.

"I was relieved because it's a good report," said Dan Duquette, executive vice president of baseball operations. "If everything falls into place like we think, this is something he could recover from with rest. Of course, he's out for the rest of the season, but he will be able to come back and play next year."

The 21-year-old Machado had played in every game this season and was an integral part of team's success. He was batting .283 with 14 homers, 71 RBIs and 51 doubles.

Machado's teammates were horrified when he fell to the ground Monday.

"To see a kid that young to go through what he went through at the end of such a phenomenal season, my heart broke for him," second baseman Brian Roberts said. "He'll be back 100 percent, no doubt in my mind. Coming back, it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Certainly, he's got age on his side. He's got a lot of great things going for him, and hopefully he comes back better than he's ever been. At the time, though, it was demoralizing for all of us."

The news that the injury was far less severe than expected was met with relief in the clubhouse and throughout the organization. Machado, a former No. 1 draft pick, has been an integral part in the Orioles' high quality of play over the past two seasons.

"It's good news for the clubhouse," manager Buck Showalter said. "As much for the person as what it means. They all have really come to respect Manny and the way he carries himself."

Machado has earned the respect of those from other teams by the way he carries himself on the field.

"A guy like him, everything he does is right," Toronto manager John Gibbons said. "The approach to the game, the effort he gives. He's in a different category."

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers were soaked in the joy of another division title, jumping around in their matching, drenched T-shirts when Torii Hunter darted from the room.

He came back a few seconds later, bear-hugging an important piece of the party: manager Jim Leyland. "I got Skip! I got Skip! I got Skip!" Hunter yelled.

The gruff old skipper was smiling wide, and he even did a little dance before retreating to his office. The Tigers were sure having fun, and they want to throw a bigger celebration next month.

Max Scherzer earned his 21st win and the Tigers became AL Central champions for the third straight year by beating the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Wednesday night.

"I just don't think people realize how hard it is to win," Leyland said before Hunter nabbed him. The 68-year-old manager's voice cracked several times as he fought off tears during his postgame interview.

Hunter's single followed a leadoff triple by Austin Jackson in the first inning, and that was all Scherzer (21-3) and the Tigers needed.

"For us to be able to do it three straight years now is really special and a testament to the talent in our clubhouse," Scherzer said.

Scherzer gave up two singles in seven innings. Jose Veras and Drew Smyly teamed up for the eighth, and Joaquin Benoit worked the ninth for his 24th save in 25 tries.

A few dozen Tigers fans in attendance at Target Field cheered from their seats while Miguel Cabrera and his teammates mobbed Benoit in front of the mound after he struck out Josh Willingham to end the game.

The celebration picked up even more in the clubhouse, where the Tigers sprayed sparkling wine all over each other and started smoking cigars once the bottles were empty.

Scherzer spun one more solid start for the AL Cy Young Award voters to consider, except for the season-high six walks and 123 pitches. He struck out 10 and lowered his ERA to 2.90, ensuring he'll finish the season with the most wins in the major leagues. Jordan Zimmermann, the next closest, has 19 for Washington.

"Twenty-one wins. We call him 'Black Jack,'" Hunter said, ski goggles resting on the top of his head.

Second-place Cleveland beat the Chicago White Sox, but the Tigers maintained their 4 1/2-game lead. The Indians control the second AL wild-card spot.

Kevin Correia (9-13) did his best to give the Twins a chance, giving up seven hits and one run over seven innings to finish his first season with the Twins with a 4.18 ERA.

"They earned it. They did a great job this year," Correia said of the Tigers.

The clear favorites to win the Central again after getting swept by San Francisco in last year's World Series, the Tigers haven't had a losing month this season. They tightened their grip on the division with a 12-game winning streak shortly after the All-Star break.

Cabrera has followed his Triple Crown season with another spectacular year despite persistent midsection injuries. The supporting cast of Prince Fielder, Omar Infante, Jackson and Hunter has helped Detroit remain one of baseball's best-hitting teams.

The rotation has been even better. Anibal Sanchez and Scherzer have turned star right-hander Justin Verlander into an afterthought at times, and Doug Fister and Rick Porcello are two of the best fourth and fifth starters around. The bullpen, shaky at the start, has been more stable with Benoit as the closer.

Now it's on to the postseason, where the Tigers have had some success under Leyland but still fell short of the ultimate goal, the team's first World Series title since 1984. They were American League champions in 2006 and runners-up in 2011.

It's still too early to tell which team the Tigers will play in the division series, but they weren't worried about that Wednesday.

"When we started in spring training, it was almost like the only thing we could do was fail. People had such high expectations," Leyland said. "I talked about that and said, 'Don't get caught up in the expectations. Get caught up in how you're going to live up to the expectations."

Scherzer struck out four straight in one stretch. The first hit, by Chris Parmelee in the fourth inning, was a slow roller that didn't reach third base. Scherzer snagged it but had no play, grimacing about the blemish on the scoreboard. He retired the next batter on an infield popup.

Then, in the fifth, after a single and a walk with one out, Scherzer went to a 3-1 count on Brian Dozier, who has quietly become perhaps this depleted Twins team's best hitter with Justin Morneau now in Pittsburgh and Joe Mauer recovering from a concussion.

Scherzer struck out Dozier on a slider in the mid-80 mph range and watched catcher Alex Avila fire a perfect throw to third base that caught Alex Presley stealing. Scherzer pumped his arm as he walked off the mound.


Game notes

Leyland said he hopes SS Jose Iglesias (left hand) will play Friday in Miami, where Porcello (13-8, 4.38 ERA) will pitch against RHP Tom Koehler (4-10, 4.45 ERA). ... With the Tigers losing their designated hitter for the weekend, Victor Martinez could catch some and give Fielder a few innings off at first base, Leyland said.

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Wow - didn't see this coming at all.


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The end of the line is near for Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

The 79-year-old Selig formally announced his retirement on Thursday, effective January 24, 2015.

“It remains my great privilege to serve the game I have loved throughout my life," Selig said in a statement Thursday. "Baseball is the greatest game ever invented, and I look forward to continuing its extraordinary growth and addressing several significant issues during the remainder of my term."

Selig was named acting Commissioner in 1992 after helping oust his predecessor - Fay Vincent - through a no-confidence vote. He took on the role full time in 1998.

Prior to serving as Commissioner, Selig had served for 22 years as owner of the Milwaukee Brewers. He purchased the expansion Seattle Pilots in 1970 after the franchise's disappointing debut season and moved them to Milwaukee, who had been without professional baseball since the Braves moved to Atlanta in 1966.

Under Selig's watch the League has undergone a few major changes, including the 1994 players' strike, the creation of interleague play, an expanded playoff format, changes to the importance of the All-Star Game, the awarding of two expansion fracnhises in Tampa Bay and Phoenix (Arizona) as well as the relocation of the Montreal Expos to Washington D.C.

However, Selig also served as Commissioner under one of the League's most controversial eras, with steroid use coming to prominence under his watch. Selig would, however, make changes to the League's anti-drug and suspension policies in attempts to minimize the use of performance-enhancing drugs and to impose harsher penalties on those caught using them.

Selig is the ninth person to hold the Commissioner's office since it was established in 1920. Kenesaw Mountain Landis was named MLB's first Commissioner in the aftermath of the 1919 "Black Sox" World Series scandal that saw eight players - including Joe Jackson - banned for life for fixing the outcome.

He is the second-longest-serving Commissioner in the history of the office, trailing only Landis' 24 years of service.



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Giants beat the Dodgers last nite in Barry Zito's last appearance as a Giant 6-4.

In other news a Dodger fan as stabbed to death outside of the park.



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Benlen wrote:
Giants beat the Dodgers last nite in Barry Zito's last appearance as a Giant 6-4.

In other news a Dodger fan as stabbed to death outside of the park.


Usually it's just Zito who dies in those games.



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MIAMI -- Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest was fired Friday by owner Jeffrey Loria after 12 years with the franchise.

The move came as the Marlins neared the end of their third consecutive last-place season in the NL East.

Loria also fired Jim Fleming, who had been Beinfest's special assistant. The owner said he would soon make further announcements about a new structure in baseball operations.

The moves came even though Beinfest and Fleming are under contract through 2015.

Beinfest also worked under Loria in 2001 with the Montreal Expos. When Loria bought the Marlins before the 2002 season, he brought Beinfest along.

"Larry has worked with me for 13 years, making huge contributions to our efforts and serving as a partner to me in the process," Loria said in a statement announcing the firing. "I wish him nothing but the best and know he will make a great addition wherever he lands."

Beinfest was general manager of the Marlins in 2003 when they made an improbable run to the World Series title. There has been no return to the playoffs since, with Loria's tight payrolls making it difficult for the franchise to be competitive.

The Marlins moved into a new ballpark last year, but their fortunes on the field have only declined. Beinfest sent a text message to media outlets as the Marlins began batting practice before the start of a game against Detroit with a record of 59-100, worst in the NL.

"I was just fired by Jeffrey Loria," Beinfest wrote. "I want to thank the Marlins for the opportunity. I look back positively at tackling numerous challenges, opening a new ballpark and enjoying a World Series championship. I worked with some tremendous players and staff in Miami and appreciate their friendship and professional respect.

"I look forward to continuing my 24-year MLB career in the near future."

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Lord knows it was paper pushers that were holding the Marlins back all these years and not Loria's gross incompetence that borders on criminal.



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Giants overcommit to Hunter Pence

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Sep 28, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

Now that he’s out from under the Barry Zito (seven years, $126 million) and Aaron Rowand (five years, $60 million) contracts, Giants GM Brian Sabean has the financial muscle to swing for the fences again. And the result: a five-year, $90 million contract for Hunter Pence.

For Pence, is a windfall that certainly exceeds any expectations he could have had coming into his final season before free agency. Fortunately, he’s turned in his best year at age 30, hitting .282/.339/.481 with 26 homers and 94 RBI. Always durable, he’s started every game for the Giants this season, and he’s played a fine right field and even stolen a career-high 22 bases to go along with his fine offensive numbers.

But this is probably the high point for Pence, and he’s still a borderline All-Star. Pence has never finished in the top 10 of his league in on-base percentage, slugging or OPS. His only top 10 in average came in 2011. His 26 homers this year are a career high. He’s reached 100 RBI once, accomplishing that last year. He’s never scored 100 runs.

Among active outfielders with 1,000 career plate appearances, Pence ranks 28th with an .814 OPS. Fellow free agents-to-be Shin-Soo Choo, Carlos Beltran, Curtis Granderson, Nelson Cruz and Corey Hart all have higher marks.

On the plus side, Pence certainly doesn’t figure to turn into a liability as a regular anytime soon. Durability is an underrated factor in evaluating ballplayers, and Pence has played in 154 games in six straight seasons. His only DL stint as a major leaguer came in his rookie season in 2007. The contract covers through age 35, and while I’m skeptical that Pence will be an above average regular in 2018, he’s unlikely to turn into another Rowand.

But, that said, I wouldn’t be particularly excited about paying Pence $18 million in 2014, much less 2018. If he’s your third or fourth best hitter, you probably have something. If you’re counting on him for more than that, then you’re in trouble, much like the Giants were this season.



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Pedro Alvarez tying for  NL HR title surprised me.



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