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Venezuelans Gone Wild

Many of you know I don’t like the Wild Card format. To me, it cheapens the playoffs and begs the question, “what is this, hockey?” (10 of 30 MLB teams can now qualify for some sort of playoff spot.) But … Continue reading

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Down to the Wire

Is Williams Pérez the next Big Sexy? There are three weeks to go in the MLB season. With ten playoff positions in the offing, there’s plenty to play for, and a number of Venezuelans are in the mix. In the … Continue reading

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The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Azócar

Gary Sanchez has had an incredible start to his New York Yankees career—9 home runs in his first 21 games. A first month like that invokes great debuts of Bronx Past, and one of them, I found out, was the … Continue reading

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August 13: Pitchers and Catchers

This week we saw a couple of catchers step to the fore while a surprise pitching duo made their mark. And yes, they’re all Venezuelans. The Mets of Flushing continue to, well, flush their season down the local sewage pipes, … Continue reading

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Will He Stay or Will CarGo?

Before Carlos González of Maracaibo, Andres Galarraga of Caracas captured the hearts of Colorado fans, winning the first-ever MLB batting title by a criollo and playing five standout seasons. With a chance at becoming one of the all-time franchise greats, … Continue reading

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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

As the July 12 All-Star Break approaches, we take a look at Venezuelans who’ve been noteworthy, for better or worse, this season: Good: Jose  Altuve, Houston. After a slightly slow start the mighty mite of Maracay is posting MVP-like numbers, … Continue reading

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Philly Phever

After years of Detroit leading the Majors in Venezuelan players, it seems the Phillies have taken their place this year–with surprising results. Many pundits foresaw the Mets-Nationals duel for supremacy in the NL East. But not many would have had … Continue reading

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