The Vermont Cynic

Pay disparity overshadowed by baseball contracts

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

In the past month, four high-paying, long-term contracts worth a combined $1.3 billion have been signed by Major League Baseball players under the age of 30. The MLB gets away with paying minor league players less than minimum wage. Meanwhile, billions of dollars go to major league players. T...

MLB wildcard system creates issues

MLB wildcard system creates issues

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

September 28, 2018

Meredith Rathburn With the summer coming to a close, sports fans will soon see the end of the Major League Baseball season and the start of the always-exciting playoffs. With the MLB divided into two leagues, American and National, the postseason is divided into league division and champion...

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2018

Valentina Czochanski Many players try to go from pitching to hitting because of injuries, but never has true stardom been found in both positions since Babe Ruth. Ruth retired in 1948, and since then two-way players have rarely seen MLB success. There have been some converted players who ha...

Season set for a historic ending

John Suozzo

October 30, 2016

The 2016 World Series will mark the end of one of the largest championship droughts in baseball. The Chicago Cubs will face off against the Cleveland Indians in this year’s installment of the World Series. The fanbases of the Cubs and the Indians have long been tortured. The Cubs have ...

Put your best pitcher out there

Jack Estrin

October 23, 2016

In the modern game of professional baseball, managers have a plethora of statistics on which to base late-game match-ups. Sometimes, as this year’s postseason has proven, it is often best for managers not to strictly adhere to these statistics and sacred baseball tradition, but instead to tak...

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