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Discover: Monday Around the Horn

Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager watches his three-run home run, along with Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke, center, and catcher Welington Castillo during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Discover: Three for Thursday

Ichiro Suzuki

1. Ichiro’s 4,257th. Bullpen, Baseball & Sock Talk posted videos of the historic hits in San Diego yesterday, while The Unbiased MLB Fan wrote about the achievement and On Cloud Conine highlighted an Ichiro doppelgänger. Bleacher Boy asks the question: Who is the real “hit king”? The Wayniac Nation discussed the debate and The Miller Sport Update says it’s still Pete Rose.

2. Playoff previews? Wednesday saw potential October matchups in both leagues. The Metssiah was overjoyed at the Mets’ offense breaking out in a rout of the Pirates, as Bitty’s Gumband argues it’s time for Pirates starters to step up. Despite the walk-off victory by the Nationals, The Canuck Cubbie still enjoyed Wednesday’s extra-inning affair in the nation’s capital as two of the NL favorites locked horns. Following a tough defeat in an AL Central showdown with the Royals, Cleveland Sports Perspective wonders whether Terry Francona is loyal or stubborn. Steven Wright pitched the Red Sox into a first-place tie, and The Loyal Bostonian says it’s not too late to hop on the knuckleballer’s bandwagon. Baltimore Sports Today‘s latest podcast looks at the Orioles’ bullpen highs and rotation lows.

3. Vote! Overtime takes a stab at predicting the American League All-Star Game starters, as Daily Law Sports checks in where Red Sox players stand in the fan voting. Cait Covers the Bases and Dodger Insider posted updates on a couple of their players cracking the Top 5 at their positions, while Redleg Nation stumps for a couple of Reds. If you haven’t already voted, you have until June 30th, so submit your ballot and blog about it!

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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist, left, and David Ross douse Albert Almora Jr. after a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Washington. The Cubs won 4-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Have you seen the video of Albert Almora Jr’s big hit? Born on Third has it.
  • The Canuck Cubbie says the Cubs are proving the kids are all right. Agree?
  • How great has Ichiro been? Today’s Sports Update takes a look at his career.
  • Above The Mendoza wants to see the Mets offense score without the home run.
  • Are you excited about the Pirates’ Jameson Taillon like The Wayniac Nation is?
  • Rays Radio has postgame audio if you want to hear what Kevin Cash had to say.
  • Looking for great images from Tuesday’s game? Head to Dodgers Photog Blog.
  • Gamer Babes asks whether anyone was breathing when the Giants won a thriller.
  • How did the Brewers fare in last week’s MLB Draft? The Brewer Nation recaps.
  • Around the Horn Talk takes a closer look at the suddenly resurgent Cardinals.
  • How are the Orioles doing it? With smart buys, says The Game of Redemption.
  • Bleacher Boy marvels at the emergence of Jonathan Villar for the Brewers.
  • Is the Yankees’ short-term answer at first base in AAA? Elizabeth Seryak thinks so.
  • CL TAKES explores just how unlikely Mookie Betts’ recent power surge was.
  • Is this James Paxton’s last chance, as BBST believes it very well could be?
  • Overtime projected the NL All-Star Game starters. Have you been voting?
  • Want to hear Bill DeWitt III on artifact collecting? Cardinals Insider has video.
  • Thrivenationblog examines whether Trevor Hoffman belongs in the Hall.
  • Who were the best-hitting pitchers of all time? Baseball with Matt lists five.
  • Need a laugh today? Better Off Red is here to help with “Funny Pages.”

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Discover: Weekend Warriors

Troy Tulowitzki, Wilfredo Tovar

Discover: Three for Thursday

Padres Brewers Spring Baseball

1. Opening Day. With the first pitch of the 2016 regular season just days away, The Wayniac Nation barely can contain his excitement. TribeVibe posted a photo gallery of the preparations at Progressive Field, and in a sure sign of baseball season, Roof Report is back advising on the roof status at Minute Maid Park. The Baseball Sociologist‘s countdown to the Orioles’ opener on Monday is down to four, as THE BLOG projects what John Farrell’s lineup card will look like on Monday and The Jailhouse puts forward four names to watch for on Opening Day. Meanwhile, mascots are converging on New York City for a morning show segment, and Cait Covers the Bases has the details.

2. Breaking camp. Teams are heading home after wrapping up Cactus and Grapefruit League action, with some final exhibition matches taking place at Major League ballparks and in some interesting other locales. Phillies Insider puts a bow on the team’s time in Clearwater, while Gamer Babes from Half Moon Bay is pumped to see the boys back in SF. Friar Wire has one final address from Padres manager Andy Green in Peoria, and Rays Radio and Major League Bastian cover the latest roster moves as teams look to trim down to 25.

3. Crystal ball time. This is the time for weighing in with prognostications. The Sports Analytics and Business Group at IU runs through their picks in the American League, as Unedukated Opinions focuses on the extremely competitive AL Central. Stlcardinalsminimo looks at the various projections for the Cardinals in 2016, and Second City Sports Report lists five reasons why the Cubs will win the World Series — and five reasons they won’t.

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Discover: Weekend Warriors

Adam Jones

Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

President Barack Obama greets Tampa Bay Rays players before a game with the Cuban national team in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The crowd roared as U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro entered the stadium and walked toward their seats in the VIP section behind home plate. It's the first game featuring an MLB team in Cuba since the Baltimore Orioles played in the country in 1999. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • Yankeebiscuitfan writes about the Rays playing in Cuba. What was your take?
  • What did The Baseball Sociologist make of the game? Have a look for yourself.
  • In terms of the actual game on the field, Rays Radio has postgame notes.
  • What’s gone right and wrong for the Cardinals this spring? WWLCB goes in depth.
  • Who exactly is  left in Reds camp? Mark Sheldon runs through the full list.
  • What will the Orioles’ final roster look like? Jake McDonnell makes his guess.
  • BBST wonders how the A’s bullpen would hold up without Sean Doolittle.
  • Is Jeremy Hazelbaker ready for the big leagues? Cardinal Red Baseball discusses.
  • The Unbiased MLB Fan gazes into his NL crystal ball. Do you agree with him?
  • Are 41phillysports and stlcardinalsmino correct about the AL East and NL Central?
  • Do you see the 2016 awards going the way Sideline Champ sees them going?
  • From the Rafters shares bold predictions with a fantasy twist for the 2016 season.
  • Looking for Opening Day tickets at Dodger Stadium? Dodger Insider has the scoop.
  • Cait Covers the Bases tells you how to bid on Uecker Seats for Opening Day.
  • What’s it like on the Cubs’ season ticket waiting list? Cubs Vine Line Blog explains.
  • Braves Give visited a local elementary school if you’d like to see the photos.

Discover: Weekend Warriors

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Discover: Weekend Warriors

Dexter Fowler

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

A baseball sits on a field as Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Adam Wilk warms up during a spring training baseball workout in Port Charlotte, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • Rays Radio has an update from Day 2 of Spring Training, complete with audio.
  • Jon SooHoo posted great images from Dodger camp in his Dodgers Photog Blog.
  • TribeVibe shared a photo gallery from Indians full squad workouts in Goodyear.
  • Baltimore signed Yovani Gallardo and The JailHouse calls it the steal of the offseason.
  • Britt Ghiroli provides an update on Gallardo’s timetable for reporting to camp.
  • Some big names are unsigned, and Balls and Strikes asks if their careers are over.
  • The Canuck Cubbie discusses how the Cubs are getting ready for something special.
  • Can the Marlins make the playoffs this fall? The Wayniac Nation isn’t quite sure.
  • In Wakefield We Trust has the age-old question for the Red Sox: Who’s on first?
  • Will The Even-Year Dynasty strike again? Poste de la Meta looks at the Giants.
  • The Unbiased MLB Fan put together a Q&A with the Brewers’ Scooter Gennett.
  • Mike Matheny needs to be more flexible with his lineup, argues stlcardinalsminimo.
  • Sons of ’84 runs the rule over potential impact youngsters in the NL Central.
  • Here’s an all (traded) prospects team, courtesy of MLB Pro Blog Boor on Baseball.
  • Cait Covers the Bases explains how to get Brewers single-game tickets early.
  • Will Bryce Harper be the first $400 million player? 41phillysports believes so.
  • Newberg Report looks back at one of his favorite baseball cards from childhood.
  • How do Cubs infielders stack up for fantasy value? Born on Third explores.
  • Superfan Pete put together his list of top five long-overdue Brewers bobbleheads.
  • Craving some baseball poetry? Our Game shares a sonnet from Mikhail Horowitz.
  • The Baseball Sociologist helps spread the word about The Donaldson Project.
  • Former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey is the birthday buddy of Baseball with Matt.