Seattle Mariners 

Not for nuthin’: Be a WAR-monger

Baseball, like no other sport, relies upon statistics to recognize greatness. Even the casual fan recognizes the significance of milestones such as 3,000 hits, 500 and 600 home runs, and 300 pitching wins. Reaching these heights of statistical superiority places a player in exclusive company. Fans aren’t the only users of these time-tested milestones. Nearly every baseball writer refers to statistics when discussing the players who merit inclusion into baseball’s Hall of Fame. It doesn’t matter whether fans view Hank Aaron or Barry Bonds as the game’s all-time home run…

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Seattle Mariners 

Draft Watch: Aces roll, preps underway

There are no major college rivalries or matchups like we were treated to last weekend, but there are plenty of intriguing storylines to follow. The ACC opens up conference play and there are a number of big tournaments on the West Coast, including the Dodgertown Classic. The high school season is underway in most regions, and thus ‘draft season’ has officially begun. Spotlight Jeff Hoffman is coming off the most dominant performance of the young season. He has shown legitimate ace-level stuff that should propel him to near the top…

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