Strasburg dazzles in debut, but has a long way to go

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Washington D.C. is a city accustomed to a honeymoon period when a new boss comes to town, and Stephen Strasburg’s record-setting MLB debut stirred up feelings of hope and change for the Washington Nationals and their fan base. Stephen Strasburg, you’ve just taken your first step into a larger world.

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2010 MLB Mock Draft 3.0: The Final Countdown

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For pick-by-pick analysis of the first round of the MLB Draft, click here.

The 2010 MLB Draft is peaking over the horizon, and the only guaranteed predictions come out of the top three slots. After that, it’s a whirlwind of speculation as the options open up for the remaining 29 selections.

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Cubs Super-Prospect Andrew Cashner makes MLB Debut

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First Starlin Castro, and now Andrew Cashner, gets to see his first Major League action in 2010. On Memorial Day, the Chicago Cubs conveyed that they’re focused on the future instead of the short term by selecting the contract of right-handed pitcher (and uber-pehnom) Andrew Cashner from Triple-A Iowa.

To make room for Cashner on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Angel Guzman was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. The Cubs are 6 games out of first, and four games under .500. Given the enormity of their payroll, it’s been a very disappointing season to say the least. And it’s time to think about the long-term, because the short term offers little hope.

By Paul M. Banks [Read more…]