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 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...

By Clayton Richer On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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The 2017 MLB Playoffs Could Become the Decades Best

The divisional round this season is shaping up to become loaded with high winning totals in recent history even as the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees. On Wednesday night, the Colorado Rockies go head More...

By Clayton Richer On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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Seattle Mariners Shaking Up Coaching Staff Following Disappointing Season

Seattle’s last postseason appearance came all the way back in 2001, in which they achieved a series win in the ALDS for the second consecutive year, but then lost in the ALCS – also for the second consecutive More...

By Clayton Richer On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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Predictions for the Next Manager of the Tigers in 2018

Since the current manager of the Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus, will not be back to his job in the 2018 season, it is important to evaluate some of the potential candidates to fill his position. According to GM Al More...

By Clayton Richer On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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It’s Going, it’s Going, and it’s Gone…. 5707 times

If there were, in baseball betting, an over/under for the number of home runs hit in a single season, the total would have gone, like, so over on Tuesday. Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon belted out the More...

By Clayton Richer On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Could the New York Yankees Bag Themselves a Hosmer?

What are the MLB betting odds of Eric Hosmer will be playing with the New York Yankees next season? Better than one might think, according to FanRag Sport’s Jon Heyman, who writes that not just the Yanks but More...

By Clayton Richer On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Shohei is a Two-Way, But Whichever Way Will He Go? 

If one knows US sportsbooks, and one does, there must be many a pool as to which team will sign Japanese prodigy Shohei Otani. Though a more accurate comparison would probably be the race for the money in It‘s More...

By Clayton Richer On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Trade Deadline Deals Didn’t Do Much for the Royals this Season  

Every season, when the trade deadline comes around, some teams scramble to try and improve their rosters, while other teams accept they won’t be making the playoffs and try to get rid of players with value. Sometimes, More...

By Clayton Richer On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Japanese Star’s Desire to Play in MLB Expected to Lead to Bidding War

Japan’s baseball league is responsible for bringing players like Ichiro Suzuki, Masahiro Tanaka, Hideki Matsui, and other great players to Major League Baseball. Next season, MLB fans will likely get their chance More...

By Clayton Richer On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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American League Playoffs: Taking A Peak at the Contenders

 The playoffs are a big deal, and one couldn’t be faulted for over analyzing them at this point, especially taking into consideration everything that has transpired thus far. However, most Major League Baseball More...

By Clayton Richer On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Yankees Vie for AL Wild Card after Difficult Weekend against Red Sox

Doesn’t it sometimes feel like the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox are all that matters in sports? Both teams have a tendency to make history. It helps that they have a ceaseless rivalry. Their meeting More...

By Clayton Richer On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Women in Baseball Night by the Mariners, a New MLB trend?

The Seattle Mariners will on Tuesday night have a game against the Baltimore Orioles. A panel of Women in Baseball will be hosted by the Mariners before the big game. The panel is meant to offer first-hand experiences More...

By Clayton Richer On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Will Barry Bonds Home Run Record Ever Be Broken?

Ten years ago today, Barry Bonds hit home run number 756, breaking his tie with Hank Aaron for the all-time home run record. The question now is, will anyone ever break Bonds’ home run record? Since there is More...

By Clayton Richer On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Adrian Beltre Becomes 31st Player to Join 3,000-Hit Club

The 3,000-hit club is pretty exclusive. And before Sunday, there were only thirty players that could claim to have recorded three thousand hits. But then the game between the Rangers and the Orioles saw Adrian More...

By Clayton Richer On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Stephen Strasburg, Clayton Kershaw Injuries Energize MLB Trade Market for Aces

The trade BLB Market for Aces is suddenly in flux. Not that the fans and analysts are complaining. This just means more debating and arguing and speculating about the future of the MLB market. Sportsbooks that More...








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