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The Nationals are potentially interested in the services of Dan Duquette, and Mike Bates questions the Nationals sanity.
Sure, everyone feels great after a 6-0 start, but it's hard to look at the Orioles and think that they can compete with the Blue Jays, Yankees, and Red Sox over the course of 2016. It's hard to look at his moves and give him credit for the Orioles' accomplishments. At best, he's stayed out of their way. Which is why the Nationals' interest is so weird. A club president is responsible for setting the course for an entire organization, and the only evidence we have that Duquette knows what he's doing is that he's stayed out of Buck Showalter's way.
Introducing the latest edition to the MLB Daily Dish, an injury tracker for the 2016 season.
Rafael Montero was called up by the Mets yesterday, as their bullpen was forced into early work on Monday.
The Cole Hamels trade is still paying dividends, mainly because of the prospects they were able to keep.
Here is a guide from Austin Yamada over at Beyond the Box Score on the most watchable rotations in the American League Central.
Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs says that Brandon Finnegan looks like a starter.
The signs are good for Brandon Finnegan as a starting pitcher. He’s working now with two fastballs, a slider, and a changeup, and he’s throwing everything with faith. I know I already put this comp on Carlos Rodon, but looking at Finnegan’s present repertoire, it’s again reminiscent of Francisco Liriano. The pitches are there, the speeds are there, and the movements are similar enough. Finnegan isn’t as good as Liriano yet, but it’s within his reach. The Reds should be delighted that he’s gotten even this far.
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Today in Baseball History: In 1998, Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 300th career home run, becoming the second youngest player to reach the milestone.