Tracy Ringolsby

Longtime Rivalry Takes Center Stage In NL West

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More than ever, the players in the National League West are as talented as any in the game. The NL West has long been one of baseball's most balanced divisions, with every team in the division having made the playoffs twice—and only twice—since 2005. The Giants have cashed in on their two appearances with World Series titles, while the Rockies reached the World Series in 2007 (defeating the Diamondbacks in the NL Championship Series).

Majors | #Bruce Bochy#National League West#Season Preview

Hall Vote Hurts Everyone

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Tracy Ringolsby checks in after the BBWAA failed to elect a player to the Hall of Fame for just the eighth time ever, the first time since 1996 and second time since 1971. It's a shame, because the ballot was full of qualified candidates this year and will only get more crowded. One of the players whose candidacy will be harmed the most figures to be Jack Morris.

Majors | #2013#Barry Bonds#Column