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Spin Cycle Podcast – Colin Talks To Sow About Harvard-Yale, Neftali Feliz, and MLB Awards

You’re going to be doing a lot of traveling in the next couple of days, so I figured I’d provide you with some much needed Ipod material (or for those of you without mp3 players, you can always burn it to a cd to play in the rental car).

In this edition of the Spin Cycle Podcast, Sow and I talk about horrific Ivy League football, the Rangers situation with Neftali Feliz, and we debate the recently announced MLB awards. Continue reading

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Did The Rangers Learn Nothing From The Joba Chamberlain Disaster?

Only in baseball can, “this guy is really good at his job—let’s change his job” be considered a sound business model.

The most recent instance of this motto received the final go-ahead yesterday when the Texas Rangers signed closer Joe Nathan and announced that incumbent closer Neftali Feliz would be making the transition to the starting rotation. The Rangers flirted with moving Feliz to the rotation at the beginning of 2011, but ultimately decided against it.

So why are the Rangers so desperate to move Feliz to the rotation now? Why would they take a young reliever who has been the bullpen linchpin of an AL powerhouse and change his role completely? It’s perplexing, especially since the Yankees have already provided a clear example of how that can work out. Continue reading

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