2019 Team Preview #10: Texas Rangers

Welcome to the Team Previews! If you’re new ’round here, check out the previous iterations at the Hand-Dandy Team Preview HQ On to the preview! Last Year 2018 Record: 84-78, 3rd place AL West, 18 Games Back Baseball fans in Arlington saw a solid season of baseball in 2018 – the Rangers hung tough all year long in a brutal […]

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2019 Team Preview #9: San Diego Padres

  Welcome to the Team Previews! If you’re new ’round here, check out the previous iterations at the Hand-Dandy Team Preview HQ On to the preview! Last Year 2018 Record: 86-76, 3rd place NL West, 3 Games Back America’s Finest City saw some great baseball in 2018. Not enough for a 2nd straight playoff appearance, but a thoroughly competitive season […]

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2019 Team Preview #8: Cleveland Indians

Welcome to the Team Previews! If you’re new ’round here, check out the previous iterations at the Hand-Dandy Team Preview HQ On to the preview! Last Year 2018 Record: 63-99, 4th Place AL Central, 35 Games Back Tooth fairies and Santa Claus was about all there was to believe in, in Believeland, in 2018 – the Tribe faltered to a […]

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2019 Team Preview #7: Milwaukee Brewers

Welcome to the Team Previews! If you’re new ’round here, check out the previous iterations at the Hand-Dandy Team Preview HQ On to the preview! Last Year 2018 Record: 81-81, 1st Place NL Central, Lost NLDS to LA, 3-0 2018 was a surprisingly good year in the Cream City – a 1st place finish and a trip to the playoffs, […]

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2019 Team Preview Headquarters

I thought an HQ would be handy to house a link to each of the Previews AL East 1. ????? 2. ????? 3. ????? 4. Boston Red Sox – 58-104 (-3) 5. ????? AL Central 1. ????? 2. ????? 3. Chicago White Sox – 84-78 (+16) 4. Cleveland Indians – 69-93 (+6) 5. ????? AL West 1. ????? 2. ????? […]

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2019 Team Preview #5: Boston Red Sox

Welcome to the Team Previews! If you’re new ’round here, give a read to the 4 Team Previews you’ve missed! On to the preview! Last Year 2018 Record: 61-101, 5th Place AL East, 41 Games Back 2018 was a rough year in Beantown – once atop the mountain (2013) the slow decline continued, resulting in a last place finish in […]

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2019 Team Preview #4: Pittsburgh Pirates

Welcome to the Team Previews! If you’re new ’round here, give a read to the 3 Team Previews you’ve missed! On to the preview! Last Year 2018 Record: 70-92, 4th in NL Central, 11 games back What a difference a division makes! Yesterday’s preview, the Astros, had the same 70-92 record as the Pirates, but finished 21 more games out […]

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2019 Team Preview #3: Houston Astros

Welcome to the Team Previews! If you’re new ’round here, give a read to the 2 Team Previews you’ve missed! On to the preview! Last Year 2018 Record: 70-92, 5th in AL West, 32 games back 2018 was more of the same for baseball fans in H-Town. 90+ losses for the 7th straight year, 30+ games back of the AL […]

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2019 Team Preview #2: Miami Marlins

  Welcome to the Team Previews! In case you missed it, check out the initial offering on the Chicago White Sox On to the preview! Last Year 2018 Record: 72-90, 5th in NL East, 24 games back 2018 was a frustrating year for fans in The Magic City – the Marlins finished 5th in the East for the 3rd straight […]

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2019 Team Preview #1: Chicago White Sox

  Welcome to my attempt at a shoddy, half-baked, season preview! Rather than go down the divisions – I’m going to go team-by-team, ideally one per work day until we reach Opening Day. I’m using good ol’ random.org to randomly pick my team for the day til we get through them all. On to the preview! Last Year 2018 Record: […]

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Rays Report: Week 10

The Week that Was Though they didn’t start the week out so great, the Rays finished it on fire for an overall productive week. The first series was a visit from the slumping Chicago White Sox. Having dealt some of their premier talent, the White Sox haven’t had the season they envisioned in 2017, but they still have talent and […]

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Rays Report: Week 9

The Week that Was Another week in the books for the Rays – including the culmination of the Stretch of Doom ©. This week was not especially kind to the Rays, with more of the old problems, and a few new ones, combining to see the team manage just a single win. The first series of the week was a […]

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Rays Report: Week 8

The Week that Was The good times kept rolling for the Rays in Week 8. Staring down a 4-game set with the Angels at home, then travelling to Minnesota for 3, it was completely plausible the Rays would essentially give back all of the progress of the consecutive sweeps against Cleveland and the Yankees. Instead, the Rays showed their mettle […]

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Rays Report: Week 7

The Week that Was It was a banner week for the Rays, the 2nd time this year the team went undefeated on the week. Which is great, but also speaks to how poorly they’ve fared in all other weeks. They’re now 13-0 combined in this past week and the seasons’ first week. In all other weeks, they’re just 12-21. This […]

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Rays Report – Week 6

The Week that Was Another rough one for the Rays, a 2-5 week saw their record drop to 19-21 and given the 7-0 start, that’s just 12-21 (.364) since the opening week. The week started all well and good with a nice and tidy 3-1 win behind a stellar Martin Perez. Perez fanned 6 and allowed just 3 baserunners over […]

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Rays Report: Week 5

The Week that Was   This week definitely had a tinge of missed opportunity for the Rays. On the surface, the 4-3 record is nothing to cry about, but in each of the 3 losses they either held a late lead, or lost in extra innings. First up was a 2-game set in Miami. Austin Brice dominated the Fish in […]

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Rays Report – Week 4

The Week that Was   Rough week for Rays fans – the kind of week that just toys with your emotions, only to let you down each time. The Rays played 5 games this week which were decided by 1 run, and managed to lose 4 of them. First came a 9th inning heart-breaker in Baltimore which saw a blown […]

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Rays Report – Week 3

The Week that Was Well, we hit our little goal of 4-3, so that part was good. What wasn’t ideal was really the manner in which we did it. We capped off our series in Boston with a nice 5-3 win, and headed home to face the 1st place Tigers and were pretty thoroughly out-classed. After taking the opener 5-2 […]

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Rays Report – Week 2

The Week that Was No sense skirting the subject, this week was not, uh…good. It wasn’t wholly unsurprising that we would crash back down to earth, but was hoping for more like 3-3 than 1-5. Still, even with the fall to 2nd place, plenty to be excited about for Rays fans. We sit in 2nd place in the East, 1.5 […]

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