• ricky_romero

    Ricky Romero’s Renewed Optimism

    Toronto Blue Jays former ace Ricky Romero struggled mightily in 2012.  He was coming off an impressive 2011 season in which he finished 10th in the Cy Young voting with a 2.92...

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    A Belated Off The Bench Birthday

    You probably didn’t know it, but February 21, 2013 marked the end of the second full year of Off The Bench. We’re proud to report our continued growth, and proud to...

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    Live Running Diary of the Nationals-Mets Game

    Baseball! Baseballbaseballbaseball! Its back! Today brings us the first televised major league (sort of) baseball game of 2013 and I’m breaking out the critically-acclaimed live running diary to bring it to you Off The...

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    Positive Signs For Houston In 2013: They Might Actually Be Good

    The 2012 Houston Astros were unwatchable at times.  Their ensemble of utterly boring players boasted less talent then the AAA rosters of many of their fellow Major League franchises.  That, and...

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    A Darin In The Ruf: Remembering Baseball Cards

    Darin Ruf is a Philadelphia Phillie. He is currently listed at the backup 1st baseman and left fielder on the official team depth chart. He stands a hefty 6’3” 220 lbs and...

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    Should The Braves Go After Kyle Lohse?

    The guy who started on Opening Day for the defending World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals last year, Kyle Lohse, is still without a job.  Lohse is coming off of his...

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    Orel Hershiser And The Baseball Poker Nexus

    A guest post from friends of Off The Bench: To say that baseball and poker are two very different sports is an understatement.  After all, baseball players are athletes and poker...

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    The Mets Should Add Brennan Boesch

    We’ve officially started spring training so all is right with the world. Well, unless your the Mets and you’ve looked at your outfield depth chart lately. Right now, the three starting outfielders in...

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    Felix Hernandez and Seattle Remember Fairness in Contract Negotiations

    Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners contract negotiations have been well documented by the blog.  We covered the initial news that he had signed a 7-year $175 Million deal with the...

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    The Yankees Are Headed For Disaster

    A couple of days ago, I wrote a post about the New York Yankees and Robinson Cano. I argued that the Yankees’ concerns about giving Cano a massive long term extension...

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    Spring Training Is Here! Now What Does It Mean?

    So now that spring training is officially here we can get back to over analyzing spring training. Every year, one team does really poorly in spring training and gets written off...

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    Michael Bourn A Good Value Sign For the Cleveland Indians

    The Cleveland Indians have successfully netted yet another outfielder, this time Center Fielder Michael Bourn.  Bourn agreed to a contract yesterday with the Indians that promises him $48 Million over four years....

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