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Although MLB's investigation concluded that Hinch was not the mastermind behind the scheme, he was suspended because, as MLB commissioner Rob Manfred noted in his report at the time, "As the person with responsibility for managing his players and coaches, there simply is no justification for Hinch's failure to act."
Total bases per 100 swings 1. Albert Pujols -- 30.6 2. Mike Trout -- 29.7 3. Fernando Tatis Jr. -- 28.7 4. Alex Rodriguez -- 27.9 5. Juan Soto -- 27.7
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“Judge should be one of the more dominant players in the game, and the face of the game. I think there’s been a light missing with him -- rehabbing all the time sucks the life out of you a little bit.”
Mather spoke candidly for 45 minutes during an address of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club on Feb. 5 where he chastised the English-speaking skills of foreign-born players and admitted to manipulating prospects' service time, among other transgressions.
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Five months removed from his Dodgers beating the Tampa Bay Rays on a field in Texas to close out the strangest season in the sport’s history as surprisingly predictable victors, I asked Friedman how it feels to be back at square one — citing a conundrum that’s not specific to the Dodgers or even a time beset by COVID-19. Across sports, the goal is always to win a championship — one reward for which is simply the chance to try again. But Friedman and his team know perhaps better than anyone else that you can build a championship-worthy team year after year for nearly a decade and only take home the trophy once, complete with an asterisk you probably don’t deserve.
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The combination of the hitter's haven and playing with a DH in the season’s first seven renders having multiple starting pitchers in the bullpen more viable. It could go even further; Roberts noted that the Dodgers have three more series scheduled in AL ballparks through May.
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