The Dugout's Finest

Weirdest Baseball Injuries Of All Time - Part 6

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By: Daniel Wilkins   There can never be enough injuries in the world of baseball, it seems. While spring break is in full swing for many, let’s not forget that some are spending this year’s Easter or Passover on the IL for inexplicably obscure reasons. So today, for the sixth time, let’s dive in the rabbit hole of weird baseball injuries. Let’s begin: Igneous rocks attack Cy Young winner (2019) In 2018, Rays hurler Blake Snell was on a roll. He posted a 1.89 ERA, a 2.95 FIP, 11.01 K/9, and had a BAA of .176. However, Snell is proven...

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Early Potential Trade Candidates For The Dodgers

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By: Enrique Medina   Now with almost a full month of baseball played, it has been safe to say the Dodgers have came out firing on all cylinders and looked motivated as ever to win a 7th straight NL West Division title. Even with a month close to set in the books their have been early indicators of some potential needs for the ballclub to try and reach its full potential. With that said here are a few very early trade candidates the Dodgers should consider. 1.) Shane Greene The Tigers’ closer, Shane Greene has shown amazing signs at the...

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My Thoughts On Bat Flipping

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By: Noah Wright   The official suspensions for White Sox’ shortstop Tim Anderson, and Royals starter Brad Keller, were released a few days ago. While Anderson was suspended because of racially charged language he used during the fight that ensued after Keller plunked Anderson, Keller was suspended for the intentional plunking. Regardless, all of this chaos can be narrowed down to one action: Tim Anderson flipping his bat after launching a 2 run bomb off of Keller. Now whether or not you support Keller’s or Anderson’s actions is one thing, but bat flipping no doubt been kind of controversial in...

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The Upcoming "Problem" The Pirates Are Going To Have To Deal With

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By: Noah Wright   In the coming 3 or so years, the Bucs are going to face a “problem”. Whether or not that’s a good problem or not is up to you. However I do think it’s a good problem. The Bucs have tons of infield prospects. So much so that it could be hard for them to all find spots for regular playing time. The first wave came today with Cole Tucker. The switch hitting shortstop blasted a 2-run shot off of Derek Holland today in the rain shortened game. He did it in just his 2nd MLB plate...

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How Does The Gerrit Cole Trade Look A Year Later?

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By: Noah Wright   Back in January 2018, the Pirates decided to deal 2015 All-Star, and first overall pick in 2011, RHP Gerrit Cole. The return was somewhat questionable. They received 4 players in return: Joe Musgrove, Colin Moran, Jason Martin, and Michael Feliz. It raised some eyebrows because of the lack of a real headliner in the deal. Plus, they were asking for headliners from other teams interested like the Yankees and some of their top ranked youngsters. Regardless, it’s been over a year since the trade, so how does it look in April 2019? Gerrit Cole was one of...

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