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So I heard that this Mike Trout kid had a pretty good year. For a position that was already top-heavy with elite talent, outfield was infused with two phenomenal rookies who should be top-10 talents for years to come. We end our outfielders week with 12 observations from the past season, but if you haven’t checked out the 5 surprises or blind resume yet, make sure you make some time for that.
Yoenis Cespedes entered the Major Leagues as a player who had a ton of raw power, but we expected him to struggle with strikeouts. That was the story through April as Cespedes sported a .226 ISO and 25% K%, but, after an injury-riddled May, Cespedes posted a .220 ISO with a 17% K% over the final four months. He capped it with a .252 ISO and a K% of 14.7 in September (136 PA).
Curtis Granderson may have hit a paltry .232 last year, but he was a beast everywhere else with 102 R, 43 HR, 106 RBI, and he even contributed 10 SB. I didn’t like his K% increase (28.5% up from 24.5%), but with a litt...
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Chipper Jones is retired, freshly divorced, and apparently dating a Playboy model. The folks at Busted Coverage put it together that Larry Wayne is dating a woman named Taylor Higgins, whose stage name is Lexi Ray Taylor. Lexi Ray posed nude for Playboy Cyber and was their Coed of the Week for March 4 2010. She was listed as a nursing student at the University of Kentucky. Per Busted...
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How are Chipper Jones' first days of retirement going? Judging by these photos of him and his new squeeze, I'd say it's going pretty well so far.
Chipper Jones finalized his divorce with long time wife Sharon Logonov about a month ago. It didn't take long for the baseball legend to find a new fling. He's dating playboy cam model Lexi Ray, or Taylor Higgins as her mother once named her. Chipper has three sons, two with his wife, and one with a Hooters waitress which is why his marriage ended in the first place...
Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones is certainly enjoying retirement. He’s making the most of life after his second divorce.
According to Busted Coverage, has found company in Taylor Higgins, a.k.a, Lexi Ray, a.k.a., Lexi Ray Taylor. Taylor attended the University of Kentucky a few years back and even earned Coed of the Month honors.
h/t The Big Lead
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Reed Johnson, the top pinch hitter in the National League last season, rejoined the Atlanta Braves on Thursday with a 1.75 million, one-year contract that includes a club option for 2014.
The deal was announced two days before Johnson turned 36.
Atlanta acquired Johnson and pitcher Paul Maholm from the Chicago Cubs on July 30. Johnson hit a combined .290 with...
Lexi Ray Taylor, Amanda Leggett, Hayden Hayes and Caitlin Lee got together and played Twister for the Playboy Coed House Party photo shoot. You're welcome. (Now you know why Chipper Jones is seeing...
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Reed Johnson, the top pinch hitter in the National League last season, rejoined the Atlanta Braves on Thursday with a one-year contract that includes a club option for 2014.
The deal was announced two days before Johnson turned 36.
Atlanta acquired Johnson and pitcher Paul Maholm from the Chicago Cubs on July 30. Johnson hit a combined .290 with three home runs and 20 RBIs last...
Outfielder Reed Johnson will be back with the Atlanta Braves next season after reaching agreement on a one-year, $1.75 million contract. The deal includes a $1.6 million club option for 2014. Johnson, 35, came to the Braves on July 30 from the Chicago Cubs. He hit .290 with three home runs and 20 RBI for the two teams and batted .419 as a pinch hitter. The well-traveled veteran...
Two seasons and two second-place finishes in the National League East were enough to convince the Atlanta Braves that they want manager Fredi Gonzalez around long-term. The Braves picked up Gonzalez's contract option for 2014, the team announced Wednesday at the winter meetings. "I think he did a terrific job of leading us to the playoffs in 2012," Braves general...
The Victoria’s Secret fashion show took place on Tuesday night and captivated male viewers like usual. Several athletes tweeted about the show (Hot Clicks had a great recap of them), but one seemed less impressed than the others.
Take it away, Jordan Schafer:
The VS models r sexy n everything but I need a female w booty…… Just sayin
— Jordan Schafer (@JordanSchafer) December...
Have you ever wanted to experience the frenzied excitement of an MLB war room on draft day? Or have you ever wanted to eat an omelet with your favorite player? Well now’s your chance.
MLB.com is holding an auction with once in a lifetime experiences and all proceeds will go to Stand Up to Cancer. Among the items up for auction are the Nationals’ draft day experience, where you...
When the Atlanta Braves won the B.J. Upton sweepstakes, outbidding their division rivals, there was pause in Philadelphia. When the first two days of baseball's winter meetings saw Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino also come off the free agent market, pause turned to panic. Who would the Phillies find to fill their center field void? Shortly after the Phillies brass departed...
The December 6th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including details and reactions for Burnett and Blanton signings, why Trout is moving to left field and much more...
The Story: Landing Sean Burnett for two years and $8 million seems like a great deal for the Angels.
The Monkey Says: One thing not mentioned is that Burnett apparently had bone...
Major League Baseball's auction benefiting Stand Up to Cancer raised $152,700.
The commissioner's office said Friday a one-day public relations internship with the New York Yankees generated the highest bid at $8,125.
A chance to meet AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was next at $7,425, followed by a ticket package for next year's All-Star...