Clayton Richer

Clayton Richer

Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

By Clayton Richer On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Top MLB free-agents still looking for new homes

The MLB season is nearly on the horizon and many of the offseason’s prized free agents are still searching for a place to call home in 2018 and beyond. The likes of Yu Darvish, Lorenzo Cain, and J.D. Martinez More...

By Clayton Richer On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Miami Marlins still looking to unload players and salary

The Miami Marlins new ownership group that includes future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter are not making any friends in the sunshine state as they continue to unload salary and players ahead of the 2018 season. The More...

By Clayton Richer On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Houston Astros a good bet to repeat in 2018

The Houston Astros are well positioned to repeat as World Champions in 2018 especially with a full year of Justin Verlander and the likelihood they add another front of the rotation starter. Earlier this week More...

By Clayton Richer On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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If the Baseball Hall of Fame is Including Closers, Why Not Wagner?  

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 23: Billy Wagner of the Houston Astros pitches against the San Diego Padres on April 23, 2000 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images) We are still somewhat More...

By Clayton Richer On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot: Ramirez Feeling the Consequences 

Manny Ramirez’s failed PED tests are haunting the player. He has appeared in over 2000 games, donning uniforms for the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago White Sox, the Cleveland Indians, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and More...

By Clayton Richer On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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What team will move all in on Manny Machado?

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly shopping All-Star third baseman, Manny Machado, as the slugger is a year removed from testing the free agent waters in 2019. Machado will undoubtedly sign a new deal somewhere More...

By Clayton Richer On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Red Sox looking to counter Yankees acquisition of Stanton

The New York Yankees shocked the baseball world when they acquired slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins earlier last week. The Yankees brain trust is hopeful the gamble that comes with extreme financial More...

By Clayton Richer On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Facts About the History of Baseball

Baseball, also known as America’s “national pastime,” is one of the most popular and one of the oldest sport played in the United States. It is known to have a high tradition which adds to it being one More...

By Clayton Richer On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Could we soon bet on Baseball in NJ like we can on Online Poker?

Historically speaking, the USA has always had a complicated relationship with the world of online gambling. Some states deem it illegal altogether and others have somewhat vague rules on which online gambling opportunities More...

By Clayton Richer On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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Cardinals and Giants Willing To Gamble on Stanton

The Miami Marlins new ownership group is looking to shed nearly $50 million in payroll for the 2018 season and the easiest way to accomplish that goal would be to move Giancarlo Stanton. If I am a betting man, More...

By Clayton Richer On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Strange MLB Stories from the 20th Century

Baseball has written lots of interesting stories throughout history. Most of these occurrences happened some time ago and modern fans will probably find it interesting to see how the game has changed and how some More...

By Clayton Richer On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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Tanaka to stay in New York Giving Yankees a Championship Worthy Rotation

                                                             Source: Masahiro Tanaka via Facebook. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has announced that he has decided to stay with More...

By Clayton Richer On Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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World Series Bats Come Alive As Houston Strikes Back

The Houston Astros struck back in Game Two of the World Series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers knotting up the series as both teams set a record for most combined home runs. The two combatants connected for eight More...

By Clayton Richer On Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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Los Angeles Dodgers favorites to win World Series

  The Los Angeles Dodgers and their impressive postseason run have them in the driver’s seat on paper versus the Houston Astros as the October Classic kicks off tomorrow with Game One at Chaves Ravine. The first More...

By Clayton Richer On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Does Rhys Hoskins Bring a New Era of Hope to the City of Brotherly Love?

Hope may spring eternal, but it can also be highly elusive.  Enter the Philadelphia Phillies as Exhibit A.  The 2017 MLB regular season recently wrapped up with a 66-96 record from the Phils.  2012 was the More...








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