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Flashy Latinos molding future in Philadelphia

Maikel Franco

Maikel Franco is one of several up-and-coming stars Phillies fans should be excited about. When I was a kid and a second baseman for my Little League team, I was a huge Philadelphia Phillies fan. Why, I’m not sure, since I grew up in San Diego. I just remember relating to Cuba’s Tony Taylor, Cookie Rojas and Vera Cruz native Ruben Amaro, More...

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Pedro Martinez
By Steve Randel On Monday, July 27th, 2015

Pedro Martinez’s pride shines throughout Latin America

Pedro Martinez thoroughly enjoyed his HOF induction experience. As baseball fans in The Bronx fondly remember, Pedro Martinez once spontaneously remarked that he must tip his hat and call the Yankees “my More...

Johnny Cueto
By Steve Randel On Friday, July 24th, 2015

Latinos in the mix as trade deadline looms

Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto will be on the move, it’s just a matter of when and where. It’s that time of year again when teams begin to ponder their needs for the dog days of August and the stretch More...

Jose Altuve
By Steve Randel On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Jose Altuve, A-Rod and other first-half topics

Jose Altuve deserves the nod at second base in the ASG. (Getty Images) The first half of the 2015 season is almost in the books with few surprises, except maybe the success of the young and feisty Houston Astros. More...

Cuban baseball player
By Steve Randel On Monday, June 29th, 2015

Cuban baseball players on brink of free-agent dominance

Cuban baseball player Yadier Alvarez is a top prospect in the 2015 international selection process. Now that this year’s rather bland amateur draft has come and gone, MLB teams are gearing up for the international More...

Octavio Arroyo
By Steve Randel On Monday, June 15th, 2015

Deported pitcher Octavio Arroyo hopes to be a Marlin soon

Octavio Arroyo was selected by the Miami Marlins with the 716th pick in the 2015 MLB draft. (Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune) I love human interest stories about individuals who face adversity and still More...

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