Author Archives: Stephen G. "Ghost" Mears

60-man roster and opt-outs due this afternoon!

With the 60-man player pool rosters due by 4 p.m. ET today, teams will all have some surprises on their rosters. The hope is that no team will need 60 players to get through a 60-game regular season. But there … Continue reading

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The Baseball Hot Stove Grill opens back up at noon today!

The floodgates will open at noon today for baseball transactions. There had been a self-imposed freeze on deals with other teams since March. Teams can now make trades, sign free agents, and¬†expand to 30 players on their active roster. Total … Continue reading

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In your best Anthony Williams voice, “Baseball is back [fill in the blank]”

The drama between the MLB owners and the MLB players has been a soap opera filled with more twists and turns and villainous characters than Days Of Our Lives. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is certainly the top villain in this, … Continue reading

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The Boys of Summer are nowhere to be found except for at home and local hospitals

Today at 5:43 PM ET, it is officially summer in the northern hemisphere of the United States; however, the “Boys of Summer” are missing. They could actually play with waivers in every MLB stadium in the U.S. But instead, the … Continue reading

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Just tell the fans “when and where!”

They say the customer is always right. But do the employees and owners of Major League Baseball care about their customers, aka the fans, in this latest round of baseball negotiations? Ticket sales were already on the decline last year. … Continue reading

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The battle cry from the players was “When and Where”; Manfred gave them that. Now “Whoa and What”!

Major League Baseball players created a hashtag response of #WhenAndWhere¬†that they would show up to play as soon as a date was given to play ball by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. With a two-day secret meeting between Manfred and MLBPA … Continue reading

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Every 8 days lost to arguing is another 5% lost for a potential partial season for MLB

The chasm between MLB and their players is jagged and deep. Here we are a month later and still fighting over money with no start to a 2020 baseball season. This feels more like a divorce than a reconciliation.

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Analysis: The Washington Nationals World Series windfall was blown away by COVID-19

Every team that surprises the world with a World Series appearance has a huge financial windfall in the following season. Winners get the benefits. It is just the way it is. The Washington Nationals were set to reap the rewards … Continue reading

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A quick five round draft yields six players with potential for the Nats

Over the two days of the amateur player draft and a grand total of five rounds, the Washington Nationals selected six players who general manager Mike Rizzo believes will elevate his farm system that ranks near the bottom of all … Continue reading

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The mock drafts got it wrong again; Cade Cavalli to the #Nats in the 1st round!

The draft is so hit-or-miss like a deceptive breaking pitch that will buckle your knees when you were looking fastball. Every draft class can be analyzed in hindsight years down the road to look at names of “can’t miss” first … Continue reading

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