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    Fixing Instant Replay: How MLB Can Reconcile Legacy and Technology

    We’re two weeks in and it’s indisputable: replay in baseball is flawed.  It’s confusing everyone involved–fans, umpires, players, broadcasters, managers, and talk show hosts alike; it’s making a too-long product even...

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    It Was… The Most Interesting Game Ever Played

    It doesn’t always hold your attention, but when it does, it prefers Yankees/Red Sox. Baseball is on it’s way out, say some.  The complaints are myriad: it’s unsustainable; the modern market...

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    Catching Situations To Watch

    I was happy to see former University of Tennessee star JP Arencibia in a Texas Rangers uniform earlier this week.  Following the loss of AJ Pierzynski, Texas needed a full-time catcher...

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    Simmering Sizemore Situation Stumping Sox

    A few weeks ago I wrote about the Boston Red Sox’ zero-risk, Bill Belichick-style value signing of Grady Sizemore.  It appears I was misguided in designating the move “zero-risk.”  Angst and malcontent...

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    Season Preview: American League East

    In previous years, Off The Bench has run its extremely popular “30 Teams in 30 Days” series in the month prior to each new season. While the finished product of 30...

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    Sox Seize Sizemore, Stellar Snag

    The Boston Red Sox have signed former All-Star Grady Sizemore.  The deal reportedly has a base of just $750,000, with incentives into the $6M range.  This is a fantastic move on...

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    Free Agent Season Preview: AL East

    It is now free agent season and Off The Bench is embarking to bring each team a preview of what to expect as open signing dawns today.  Each day, we’ll be posting a...

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    Red Sox Fans Bunch Of Idiots (Not The Lovable Kind)

    Yes, I am a Boston Red Sox fan. No, I do not like to think of myself as an idiot. But the morning after last nights resounding, fairy tale World Series...

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    Dempster, Miller Latest October Disappearing Acts

    Every year, we see no-name rookies jump to prominence in the postseason. Last year, it was Trevor Rosenthal out of the Cardinals bullpen, while this season, it has been Michael Wacha...

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    Payroll Disparity Evident As Postseason Unfolds

    Some of the best stories in Major League Baseball are of the David vs. Goliath variety; Moneyball overcoming the payroll behemoth.  While this postseason featured some of those underdogs, they were...

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    The Official OTBB End Of Season Awards Ballot

    The Official End of the Season is less than 72 hours away. The exciting year of 2013 ends on Sunday and, although we aren’t quite sure who the AL Wild Cards...

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    Alex Rodriguez Solidifies Himself As The Perfect Villain

    Last night on ESPN’s Sunday Night baseball, Boston Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster threw at Alex Rodriguez his entire first at bat before hitting him on a 3-0 fastball.  New York...

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