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Porcello adds exit on New Jersey Cy-way

The brotherhood of New Jersey-born ballplayers isn’t a small one. With 432 Major Leaguers to date (according to Baseball-Reference), it ranks 10th all-time among states. But Rick Porcello — born in Morristown, and a product of Seton Hall Prep — last night joined a more exclusive club of two: He and the Dodgers’ Don Newcombe are

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Quick thoughts: 2010 MVP Awards

I didn’t post any quick thoughts on the NL MVP vote yesterday because the only thought I had was: Perfect. Nothing jumped out at me at the way it turned out. To me, Joey Votto should have won, and he should have won easily. He did both. If pressed to find something, I suppose I

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Was Rollins even the Phillies’ MVP?

This isn’t me. I’m not whining here or spitting out sour grapes (or whatever that lame phrase is). Yeah, I thought Jimmy Rollins had an amazing year and seemed to be there in so many clutch situations for the Phillies down the stretch, but he’s not even the MVP of the Phillies. That would be

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Sticking it to the NL East for four more years

Jose Reyes, Shea Stadium, June 19, 2006 Outstanding move by the Mets to lock up Jose Reyes through 2010, or possibly through 2011. He’s one of three players for whom you could make the case is the Mets’ MVP. With Reyes, Carlos Beltran and David Wright all worthy of consideration, Albert Pujols is almost assured

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Handing out the hardware

I didn’t make my awards picks until November last year, but my intentions this year were to get them done as early into the postseason, just as the sportswriters who vote on the awards actually do. Granted, the voters have about 44 hours from the end of Sunday’s games until the start of the first

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