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Call to the Pen: Mariners Trade For Morse, Are A Baseball Team

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We’ll leave the serious analysis of this trade to the professionals. A quick sourcing on the Internet reads Bad Trade Mariners, but what’s done is done. The Seattle Mariners have like, 19 different players who are all 1B/DH/LF type players. No matter their resemblance, they are all beautiful and unique snowflakes. Here is some more than likely nonsense information about all of them.

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Call to the Pen: Nationals Sign Dan Haren to One-Year, $13 Million Deal

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Unnamed (eg: fake) sources are not reporting that the Nationals have shut down Dan Haren, and he will likely miss most, if not all of the 2013 season. Haren is said to be “not too happy” with the decision. No one reports that this was a joint decision between manager Davey Johnson, pitching coach Steve McCatty, and general manager Mike Rizzo. Johnson has been quoted as saying, “My job is to do what’s best for the player. And this is what’s best,” while Rizzo added, “This is a plan we put in place, this is just the culmination of that plan. I believe in my heart that it’s the right thing to do for the player and the right thing to do for the player is the right thing to do for the franchise.” The Nationals believe they are doing what is best for the long-term viability of their organization, as well as Haren’s health, but given Haren’s recent comments, the pitcher does not seem to be totally on board with the decision: “I don’t know if I’m ever gonna accept it to be honest,” Haren said of the plan to end his season prematurely. “It’s something that I’m not happy about at all. That’s not why I play the game. I play the game to be a good teammate and win.”

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Fansided: The Current MLB Standings: What in The

This went live on Wednesday, and I sure could have posted here twice in one day to let everyone know, but the goal is one entry per day and by spacing everything out I am now fulfilling that goal while also not having to do too much work on a Friday. Not doing things is so much better than doing things.

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A consequence of moving is that I was without television and internet and hot baseball news for quite some time. It’s a long and boring story but for many days I was disconnected from the World Wide Web and the outside, digital world. I’m back now, after a long hiatus, and holy shit the baseball standings sure are crazy! Indeed, this entire season has been pretty wild for a while now, and surprises are to be expected, but wow! This is really how things are going to be, huh? Chaos reigns? Randomness is the only constant in the Universe? Our lives are fortuitous coincidences devoid of meaning? Sounds good to me. Bring on the apocalypse. I hope there’s a 6-way tie for one of the final Wild Card spots and we’re watching play-in games until Halloween. So what exactly is going on here? As a way to catch myself up, why don’t we list out some of the currently contending teams and try to make sense of this mess? No, “sense” is probably the wrong word. Let’s try and comment on this mess. We’ll make some comments.

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Call to the Pen: Stephen Strasburg’s Innings Limit: Some More Potential Strategies

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Allow me to introduce you to Stephen Strasburg, Major League pitcher for the Washington Nationals. Stephen was born in San Diego, California on July 20th, 1988 to Kathleen Swett and Jim Strasburg. His childhood was simple and easy, but not without discipline. The fresh sea breeze injecting every morning with hope and vigor. His father would often—good God, that’s enough. Wouldn’t that be amazing if I spent this entire blog post just copying Strasburg’s Wikipedia and making up idyllic details about his life? Alright, maybe “amazing” is the wrong word, but it would certainly amuse the hell out of me. But that’s not what we’re here for is it? We’re here for hot baseball news and hot baseball opinions. I have both of those things!

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Call to the Pen: Davey Johnson Calls Joe Maddon “A Weird Wuss,” Delights Nation

Look at this fucking Weird Wuss

I’m a really big fan of the new and exciting term “weird wuss” that Davey Johnson has gifted to all of us. Davey Johnson is an American Hero. Between all of the different internet destinations that I indulgently mumble my thoughts, I’m sort of running out to ways to describe my enjoyment of “weird” and “wuss” combined in holy union. With that in mind, I’d point you over to Call to the Pen, where I blabbered about this subject at some length, while also naming a handful of players who are either Weird, a Wuss or the rare breed of Both. Because I love you, dear reader, here’s an exclusive sneak peak of that list of players: Zack Greinke, Tim Lincecum, Alex Rodriguez, Others. Please consider your appetite sufficiently whetted (gross).

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Call to the Pen: Buying What Bryce Harper is Selling

It’s getting late in the day and you still probably haven’t read a hypothetical rendering of Bryce Harper as a street vendor selling handmade jewelry. It’s time to change all that. If you actually have already read such a thing, first, that’s an incredible coincidence and second, I’m willing to stake my reputation on this version being superior. If it’s not, please get in contact with me, provide the applicable documents of proof, and I will gladly eat my hat. Speaking of hats, Bryce Harper is a baseball player, and he wears one often (segue). If the jewelry bit doesn’t do it for you, read on and discover why I’m totally a fan of the weirdo. I’m not really sure why, actually, but the heart wants what it wants, kids.

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