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Lineups for All Occasions

Setting a lineup is the most idiot-proof aspect of baseball. Except for catchers, the best players take the field every day. There are slight nuances, such as a player needing a rest, playing an occasional platoon advantage, and managing minor injuries. On the whole, the lineup changes very little. Furthermore, batting order doesn’t even matter too […]

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How Can the Yankees Fill the Void at the Hot Corner in 2018?

Following the acquisition of reigning National League MVP, Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees looked to shed payroll elsewhere on the roster in hopes of staying under MLB’s 2018 luxury-tax threshold of $197 million. Third baseman Chase Headley was subsequently traded to the San Diego Padres, freeing up $13 million. While Headley could not replicate his Gold […]

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Clint Frazier, Third Baseman

The 1968 Detroit Tigers won 103 games and the American League pennant. However, they had a serious lineup construction problem as they prepared to face the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series: four of their best players were outfielders (there was no DH yet). Willie Horton (167 wRC+), Al Kaline (146 wRC+), Jim Northrup […]

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The Clint Frazier Conundrum

The Yankees seem to have as many capable outfielders in the organization as they have pinstripes on the team’s home uniform. Clint Frazier is one of them. In a group that includes stars like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, a veteran leader like Brett Gardner, the skilled Aaron Hicks, and Jacoby Ellsbury, there isn’t much room […]

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