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Morning Mound Visit: Seattle to host 2023 All-Star Game

2023 All-Star Game; Hunter Renthrow; Salary pools

Revisiting preseason “questions” about Bo Bichette

After pondering what a "good" 2021 season looked like from Bo Bichette, how have things transpired over the last six months?

Morning Mound Visit: Mike Trout unlikely to return this season

Bad Trout news; Astros pitch mix; Bad bunts

The ones who got away: AL edition

The A’s took Marcus Semien for granted, and now he’s with somebody new.

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Where Baseball Could Line Up In A Time Of Change

Its not about being "woke", but finding were you can start to do the work.

Hey, Ballplayer! You’ve always challenged the norm

Speaking out is always been a part of the National Pastime

When expectations aren’t low enough

Ursula Parson on MLB, Black Lives Matter, and performative activism

Morning Mound Visit: Dodgers clinch postseason berth

Dodgers clinch; Ryan Braun retires; Fun differential

Does Javier Báez’s enigmatic nature make his impending free agency messier?

The acquisition of Javy Báez has drawn all sorts of negative attention for a New York Mets team that likely didn’t want any more of it. Are there longer term ramifications at play?

Morning Mound Visit: Giants first to clinch playoff berth

Giants clinch; Gleber moved; Blue Jays moving up

Morning Mound Visit: Blue Jays sweep Yankees, shrink wild card deficit

Wild card gets spicy; How good is taking a pitch?; Yoshi Tsutsugo figuring things out

Morning Mound Visit: Rays extend and promote Erik Neander

Rays extend their GM; minor league exploitation; Trevor Story’s oppo power

Where did this version of Austin Riley come from?

Atlanta’s run atop the division can be largely attributed to the breakout of their third baseman.

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Who will be the first to wear a Rays, Marlins, or Nationals cap to Cooperstown?

Larry Walker will be the first to wear a Rockies cap on his Hall of Fame plaque.

Morning Mound Visit: Larry Walker, Derek Jeter finally enter Cooperstown

Heading to Cooperstown; Cole’s tight hamstring; Higher exit velocities

Morning Mound Visit: Atlanta extends Charlie Morton

Morton stays in Atlanta; Remembering Marvin Miller; Webb gems

Should we still believe in the San Diego Padres?

Are the preseason darlings cooked for the season or is there still hope in 2021?

Legal Questions Abound As Angels Refuse to Produce Documents About Tyler Skaggs’ Death

As legal proceedings surround the Angels and the team’s disgraced ex-Director of Communications, Eric Kay, prepares for trial, the Angels are refusing to comply with a prosecution subpoena.

Morning mound visit: have we finally reached the plateauing of infield shifts?

And a prospect to watch coming out of the Dominican Republic.

Morning mound visit: Mets in the news...again

Can the Mets go one day without a controversy?

Morning mound visit: how the Giants continue to impress

The Giants have been in first place for over three months.

Morning mound visit: Salvador Perez is mashing

The Royals’ lost season isn’t a lost season for veteran backstop Salvador Perez.

Is Patrick Wisdom a viable building block for the Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs don’t have many potential cornerstones for their short term roster. Could Patrick Wisdom be one of them?

Marty’s musings: two AL East teams put up radically different streaks

The Yankees put on an impressive winning streak over the last few weeks while the Orioles have done the opposite.

Joey Votto’s hitting the ball harder than ever

Joey Vott’s resurgence has helped make the Reds playoff contenders heading into September.

Triston McKenzie had arrived just before his departure

Shoulder fatigue be damned, Triston McKenzie was the breakout star of the second half of 2021.

Morning Mound Visit: Rhys Hoskins to have season-ending surgery

Hoskins is done; Doolittle catches on in Seattle; More representative broadcast booths

The Mariners are photo-bombing the playoff picture

It’s August 26, and the Mariners are 11 games over .500. The hell?

Morning Mound Visit: Yadier Molina to retire after 2022

Yadi to hang it up; Rockies on the road; The Orioles won a game

How much “slump” is in Alec Bohm’s sophomore season?

The return of Rhys Hoskins meant a demotion to Lehigh Valley for Bohm. Was it warranted?

LaMonte Wade Jr. reinvented himself

LWJ added power without losing discipline.

Morning Mound Visit: Yadier Molina signs one-year extension with Cardinals

Yadi extended; Doolittle DFA’d; The Orioles. Yikes.

The Legal Ramifications of Racist Umpiring

Calling balls and strikes differently for white and nonwhite players isn’t just wrong. It’s also illegal.

Morning Mound Visit: Padres fire pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Rothschild out; Tanking ain’t what it used to be; Phil Maton’s weird heater

Marty’s musings: milestones and pennant races

Miguel Cabrera joins the elite 500 home run club and Joey Votto gets hit number 2,000.

Bryan Reynolds has quietly returned to form

A small glimmer of hope in an otherwise lost year for Pittsburgh. Again.

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