The Cycle

Cliff Corcoran
Your companion to all of Major League Baseball's seasons
Created 30 Dec 2020
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  • The Cycle, Issue 116: Dead Men Tell Ball Tales
    13 Dec 2021 • 31 min read • 1 0
    In this issue of The Cycle . . . Housekeeping: The Cycle is taking an extended holiday pause The Hall of Fame: The eras committees name six new inductees In Memoriam: Eddie Robinson, Don Demeter, Bill...
  • The Cycle, Issue 115: Lockout!
    03 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 3 2
    In this issue of The Cycle . . . Labor Days: On the lockout, baseball’s basic economics, and a dozen or so of the key issues the two sides will need to resolve to turn the lights back on Hot Stove Rou...
  • The Cycle, Issue 114: Plaque Buildup
    24 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    In this issue of The Cycle . . . The Hall of Fame Ballot: Breaking down the 2022 BBWAA ballot with predictions and picks Rooting for Laundry: The Royals’ new robes Newswire: Non-tender date moved up T...
  • The Cycle, Issue 113: Nevertheless, He Persisted
    19 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    In this issue of The Cycle . . . Housekeeping: Important info on The Cycle’s reduced subscription prices Awards Watch: Parsing the results I got wrong, and where the NL Cy Young vote ranks among the c...
  • The Cycle, Issue 112: Central Division Hot Stove Previews
    13 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    In this issue of The Cycle . . . Hot Stove Previews: NL Central and AL Central Transaction Reactions: Joely Rodríguez returns to the Yankees, Brent Strom resurfaces, and two relievers retire Injured L...
  • The Cycle, Issue 111: Western Division Hot Stove Previews
    11 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    In this issue of The Cycle . . . Hot Stove Previews: AL West and NL West BBWAA Awards Finalists Pedro Feliciano (1976–2021) Transaction Reactions: FA lefties Andrew Heaney and T.J. McFarland sign one-...
  • The Cycle, Issue 110: Eastern Division Hot Stove Previews
    08 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    In this issue of The Cycle . . . Hot Stove Previews: NL East and AL East Hall of Fame Eras Committees: Quick takes on the 20 candidates on the Early Baseball and Golden Days ballots Transaction Reacti...
  • The Cycle, Issue 109: Lighting the Hot Stove
    05 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 2
    In this issue of The Cycle . . . Dear Cyclists: My offseason plan for The Cycle Top 12 Free Agents: Ranked, with pros and cons for each, plus honorable mentions and the top FAs at each position Offsea...
  • The Cycle, Issue 108: The Braves win the World Series
    03 Nov 2021 • 16 min read • 2 0
    In this issue of The Cycle . . . The Atlanta Braves are the 2021 World Series Champions. Below, I recap their decisive victory in Game 6, hand out some awards for individual World Series performances,...
  • The Cycle, Issue 107: World Series Off Day #2
    01 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    In this issue of The Cycle . . . The Braves got within 13 outs of winning this World Series on Halloween night. Now, it’s headed back to Houston for Game 6 on Tuesday. I look back on the last three ga...
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