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Stray Rantings on the Aoki Signing

  The Giants finalized their deal with Nori Aoki yesterday, and the specifics were exactly as reported. Aoki will get $4 million in 2015 and then the team holds a $5.5 million option on him for 2016, so this could … Continue reading

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The Best (and Worst) Baseball Free Agent Contract of the Offseason (So Far)

A couple of days ago, I┬átalked a little about how a few of the baseball free agent contracts signed this offseason might seem completely insane at first glance, but might not be so nutty when you look deeper, and when … Continue reading

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Fearlessly the Idiot Faced the Crowd: Ranking the Pink Floyd Albums

This is a concept I’ve been toying with for a couple of months now. Pink Floyd is the absolute, unequivocal number one on my list of all-time favorite bands, and David Gilmour is the absolute, unequivocal number one on my … Continue reading

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Why Some Ridiculous Baseball Contracts Kind Of Make Sense These Days

        Last month, when the Nelson Cruz signing was first reported, my first reaction was a spit take, and a facepalm, and not necessarily in that order. The Mariners gave the 34-year-old former Oriole slugger a four-year, … Continue reading

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The Great Greg White Debate (That Isn’t So Great, Actually)

        If you missed the big Giants Twitter controversy this afternoon…well, it probably means you had way better things to do than scan social media sites for the latest beat writer battle with Internet trolls. If that’s … Continue reading

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