Appreciating John Schuerholz

I wasn’t thrilled when I heard the John Schuerholz was hired as GM. Yes, he had a World Series title on his resume but the Royals descended into mediocrity after their ’85 championship, thanks to some questionable trades by Schuerholz. You’ve heard of the David Cone for Ed Hearn swap, one of the 10 worst […]

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Tonight’s reading assignment

Terrific column by ESPN.com’s Howard Bryant — so good he almost makes up for Rick Reilly — on this year’s Hall of Fame balloting. Much to recommend here, particularly this excerpt: [B]ecause of the steroid era, the baseball writers are going to guess who deserves enshrinement based on who had big muscles or who had […]

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