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The Atlanta Braves have one of the best problems a major league ball club can have: having too many quality starters to make an easy decision as to who should be in the playoff rotation. But if I'm manager Brian Snitker, I may not even make this decision by Thursday, when the NLDS kicks off.

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The beginning of a new school year marks the end of the 2019 Major League Baseball season. While home run numbers are higher than ever before in baseball, a common theme while putting together a list of predictions was the strength of teams' pitching.

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HAMLET β€” Improvements to Memorial Park could lead to the return of American Legion baseball.

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The ever-entertaining MLB trade deadline nearly came and went without any blockbuster moves. Leading up to the annual last-dash day for upgrading rosters, there was a widespread belief that this would be one of the better trade deadlines in recent history given how tight most of the playoff races currently sit.

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With just one week to go until the Major League Baseball trade deadline, there are plenty of teams in both leagues with eyes on a spot in the postseason this October. Executives and coaching staffs will be working together to find the right piece to help their team get over the hump.

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Here's an unpopular opinion β€” the Braves should re-sign Josh Donaldson for 2020 and leave Austin Riley in left field.

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Decades from now, you'll be hard-pressed to recall that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was actually not the official winner of the 2019 Home Run Derby.

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My topic for this week is actually old news. Matter of fact, the news was announced a month ago, but looking back on my columns, I seemed to have strayed away from my favorite sport as the "Dog days of Summer" approach.

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Hearing on Memorial Day that Bill Buckner had died struck me oddly. I hadn't thought of him in quite some time, as I'm sure was the case for most people outside of the New England area.

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Maybe you didn't jump for joy when Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics pitched the 300th no-hitter in Major League Baseball history the other night. Nobody cheers when a pundit publishes his 300th column; or when a politician makes his 300th gaffe. (OK, maybe that last one some do.)

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