This Week in Baseball Writing: March 10, 2017


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March 10, 2017’s This Week in Baseball Writing pulls together some of our favorite pieces and shares them with you to ensure our loyal readers have access to the great work being produced about the sport we love.

The Redemption of Alex Rodriguez

With Alex Rodriguez joining Fox’s MLB broadcast team as a full-time analyst, Stacy Gotsulias looks at how the oft-maligned, retired slugger has rehabilitated his image.

Vince Velasquez: Trouble with the Curve

Ben Harris discusses Vince Velasquez’s curveball, which the Phillies right-hander is working on improving in spring training, in hopes of going deeper into games in 2017.

Mike Trout Hypotheticals

Meg Rowley proposes some not-so-serious hypothetical scenarios in which Mike Trout wasn’t as supremely talented at baseball as he is.

Rob Manfred Doesn’t Lose

Michael Bauman explains how MLB commissioner Rob Manfred got the job because he’s a ruthless negotiator, and both veterans and minor leaguers are now paying the price.

The Other Interesting, Young Tigers Starter

While Detroit fans should be excited about Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer, Jeff Sullivan explains why they should not forget about lefty Matt Boyd.

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