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Sidearming His Way to the Majors: How Reliever Greg Burke Reinvented His Pitching Career

Ben Berkon | Posted 08.14.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

Despite originally being selected by the New York Mets as the 1262nd overall pick in the 2000 draft, Burke instead opted to attend Duke University. Yet, after graduating, no major league organization came knocking.

How Important Is Luck in Baseball?

Ben Berkon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

To this day, many New York Yankees fans still gleefully speak of Aaron Small, who despite owning a 5.49 ERA (and 82 ERA+) from 1994 to 2004, somehow rolled out a 3.20 ERA and 10-0 record as a 33-year-old with the Bombers in 2005.

The Resurgence of Nate McLouth

Ben Berkon | Posted 07.13.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

It wasn't too long ago that Nate McLouth was one of the more exciting, young outfielders in baseball. In 2008, McLouth-in his fourth major league season-posted a 125 OPS+, 26 HR, and 23 SB campaign for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Justin Upton Trade Already Haunting the Diamondbacks

Ben Berkon | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

Upton was the first overall pick in the 2005 draft. After dominating at all levels in the minors, the Arizona Diamondbacks promoted the 19 year-old to the show -- where he became a fixture in the Diamondbacks outfield for the next five seasons.

Closers Are Unbearably Fickle

Ben Berkon | Posted 06.18.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

The most contentious decision for a fantasy baseball owner is always which closers to draft. Closers, unlike arguably any other position, come with the greatest degree of risk.

Professional Wrestling Is Real

Ben Berkon | Posted 06.15.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

While haters might equate wrestling to Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, or the Tooth Fairy, non-fans simply fail to understand that the entertainment that transpires from wrestling is undeniably real.

Will the Washington Nationals Be the Next Baseball Dynasty?

Ben Berkon | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

The team's 98 win season last year was no fluke. While the Nats made a big off-season acquisition by trading for Gio Gonzalez, one can really attribute their success to the big contributions by former first round picks Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper.

The Yankees Are a Terrible Team... for Now

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

Yet, as dominant as the Yankees have been since 1995, this coming season looks pretty grim. In fact, it would be fair to say that the Yankees will be a bad team in 2013.