Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|Maybe it's my background. In addition to spending nearly four decades as a professional sports journalist, I have a degree in economics. The principle I remember most from those days of leading indicators, Say's law and general equilibrium is that of supply and demand. So I've never understood why folks lose their mind when athletes sign for huge bucks.
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|Jason Heyward still has the potential to live up to his first season of hype, but after years -- and with all of their pitching issues -- the Braves got tired of waiting.
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|If you compare what Clayton Kershaw did this season for the Dodgers to the incredible 1968 season for Bob Gibson with the Cardinals, you could make a case of 1a and 1b regarding which season was better.
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|Bruce Bochy is guilty of being Bochy, which means he is stigmatized by something common in sports called "Taking for granted the highly successful coach or manager." This is especially true for those who are consistently better than good, and Bochy is the epitome of it all.
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|Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez had this brilliant idea before the 2014 season. He had a sign made to display the Braves' defensive accomplishments through the decades. Then, after conversing with several groups of players on the importance of fielding, throwing and thinking on the diamond, he placed the sign at the end of the tunnel that leads from the home clubhouse at Turner Field to the dugout.
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|The timing is better for Paul Molitor. Well, if you believe folks get spooked when their manager is fresh into immortality as either a Hall of Famer or something close to one. That's why this whole thing is about right: Instead of Molitor taking over his hometown Twins in 2002, which was four years after he ended his sterling playing career in Minnesota, he became the Twins' manager this week.
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|Who are these Giants? With three World Series championships in five seasons, they have washed away decades of disappointment for the diehard baseball fans in San Francisco.
More» Giants last team standing at the end of 2014|
|The words were so perfect, so poignant, so timeless. When Cardinals manager Mike Matheny finally composed himself enough to express his grief through a statement regarding the death of gifted St. Louis prospect Oscar Taveras, he spoke of more than just the moment.
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|Step by step, the Braves of now are seeking to resurrect the team of a record 14 consecutive division titles, five National League pennants and a World Series championship. So far, so good -- at least when it comes to moves away from the playing field, with the trio of Johns -- Schuerholz, Hart and Coppolella -- the club's three-headed general manager.
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|Most of the time, when somebody mentions the Royals, it's about this season or 1985. But what about 1980? Nobody talks about that World Series, and guess who was in it?
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|You watch the Royals shock reality these days, and you recall 45 years ago, when America featured everything from the dramatic to the improbable. Including the 1969 Miracle Mets.
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|The truth is, Yadier Molina is the Cardinals' Mr. Everything during this time of year -- the numbers say so. And losing the bat, the glove, the arm, the guts and the leadership of the six-time All-Star catcher is not going to be easy.
More» Matheny discusses Yadier's injury, Game 3|
|The Giants, the Cardinals, the Royals and the Orioles still are prospering in October, and nobody else is. Most noticeably, no team remains alive in pursuit of a World Series championship that featured a bunch of guys who nearly spent more time fretting over balls-and-strikes calls than trying to hit pitches.
More» Kemp, Mattingly on strike zone in Game 3|
|You might see one talented team get bounced early during a given October. If such a thing happens to two of them, that's unusual. This time, there were three teams in that category, they were from the same league and none won a postseason game.
More» Price discusses Tigers' loss in ALDS|
|It's still jarring to know that the Yankees are out of the playoffs for a second straight year. As a result, team co-owner Hal Steinbrenner did exactly what his late father, George, would have done: Hal apologized to the legion of fans who bleed pinstripes.
More» A look at the final game of Jeter's career|
|If the Pirates beat the Giants in the National League Wild Card Game, they will face the Nationals in the NL Division Series. So it isn't an easy path to the World Series for a franchise that hasn't made it that far since -- well, since that 1979 Pirates team kept doing its wonderful thing. But there is something about the 2014 Pirates.
More» Pirates have unfinished business|
|Derek Jeter's 20 years were all with the Yankees, all productive, all dramatic enough to leave us with thoughts for future baseball generations: Now what, and who? The answer: Nobody.
More» Jeter scripts one last Bronx memory|
|John Schuerholz, Bobby Cox and John Hart know quality work from a general manager when they see it, and so the Braves will certainly rebound in time.
More»Braves dismiss Wren, Hart named interim GM|
|Ron Washington is a master at responding to crisis the right way -- with honesty. The Rangers should reward Washington by putting him back in the dugout for a ninth consecutive season.
More»Former Rangers manager Washington on resignation|
|The Braves' slide in the NL Wild Card race has been mostly the result of an offense that has been the worst in the league in recent weeks. However, batting coach Greg Walker is not the one responsible for the Atlanta hitters' free fall.
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