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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Kenny:

Morning Mound Visit: Reds sign Tommy Pham to one-year deal

Arguably the best remaining free agent outfielder is off the board. → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: Ghost runner rule reinstated

Arguably the best news coming out of the lockout-ending agreement on a new CBA was that extra innings would return to normal. The ghost runner rule was exorcised, never to be seen again. But nothing gold can stay, Ponyboy. The ghost runner is back for the sequel in 2022. Ghost Runner 2: Resurrection. It’s supposed to go away after the season, but this franchise will never die. Two other rule… → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: Rockies extend Ryan McMahon

The Colorado Rockies and Ryan McMahon agreed to a six-year extension worth $70 million. Entering his age-27 season, McMahon has five years of big-league experience, all with Colorado. In that time, he’s hit to a .323 wOBA, which is underwhelming considering he plays half his games in Coors Field. McMahon put together a fine season in 2021, slashing .254/.331/.449 with excellent defense at second… → Read More

The AL Central is the White Sox’ to lose

I typically approach season previews by trying to answer the question, “How well-positioned is this team for a playoff berth?” With the AL Central, that question is already answered. The fourth law of thermodynamics is that there can only be one good team in the AL Central at any given time. In 2021, it looked like the White Sox and Twins might both be good, and, well, you saw what happened to… → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: MLB and MLBPA considering reinstating ghost runner rule

According to a report from Jayson Stark and Matt Gelb, the ghost runner rule might not be dead. The league and the union are considering reinstating the rule and it’s not just because of the concern of overworking pitchers after a short spring. Players tend to like the rule even if less than half of avid fans approve of it. There’s a possibility that if the rule is restored, the ghost runner… → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: Reactions to Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suárez, and Matt Olson trades

The Reds continue their fire sale and the A’s lost a Matt → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: The hot stove is lit but no one wanted to admit they were tampering

With the lockout officially over, teams are welcome to sign free agents and make trades, but the bonanza didn’t kick off last night. → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: MLB cancels another week of games

Opening Day won’t be until April 14 at the earliest → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: No deal yet, MLB extends deadline

The league and the union negotiated for 17 hours and will resume Wednesday morning → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: MLB expected to cancel another week of games

MLB has given the union until this afternoon to accept a deal. If they refuse, it’ll hack another week off the season. → Read More

2022 AL East Predictions

BtBS staff predicts the winner of the most hotly contested division in Major League Baseball → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: MLB reasserts February 28 deadline

If a deal isn’t done by the end of the month, games will be canceled. → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: Ryan Zimmerman retires

The Nationals’ first 1st-round pick hangs it up. → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: MLB and MLBPA agree upon universal DH and draft lottery

Fare thee well random pitcher dingers. You were too pure for this world. → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: US labor secretary offers assistance in CBA negotiations

The union rejected federal mediation, but the government wants to get involved anway. → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: MLB and MLBPA interested in universal DH

It’s one of the few things the two sides apparently agree on. → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: Little progress made in CBA negotiations

It’s a good thing there are 147 photos of the ball and lock in the photo tool. → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: Details of a potential draft lottery

A lottery would exist to discourage tanking. → Read More

MLB News: MLB and MLBPA to meet again Tuesday

The players and the league will continue negotiations after Monday’s heated meeting. → Read More

Morning Mound Visit: Eduardo Pérez, David Cone, and Karl Ravech join Sunday Night Baseball crew

Michael Kay and Alex Rodriguez will host a ‘Manningcast’ for those who hate life and themselves. → Read More