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Sunday Notes: Snider’s Swing, Starting Matusz, Backstop Academia, Grapefruit Nuggets

Travis Snider is a breakout candidate. Sound familiar? He’s owned the label for years, and maybe – just maybe – this will be the season he finally explodes. It’s not implausible. Somehow, Snider is still just 27 years old. Skeptics will surely scoff at the idea, but the 2006 first-round pick feels ready to come […]
Via Fangraphs
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles make trades, re-sign former outfielder

The Baltimore Orioles are coming off the busiest week of their off-season following months of inactivity and controversy surrounding General Manager Dan Duquette.  After acquiring outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates last week, Duquette has made a few more moves in the efforts to make the post-season for the second consecutive year. Duquette’s possible departure...
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles add outfield depth, acquire Snider

In their most notable move of the off-season thus far, the Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for left-handed pitching prospect Stephen Tarpley and another player to be named later. Reports of the Orioles’ interest in Snider began circulating during the Winter Meetings, but heated up in the days prior to the trade being completed...
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates send Travis Snider to the Orioles for Steven Tarpley

The Pirates and Orioles agreed on a trade to send Travis Snider to Baltimore tonight in exchange for minor league lefty Steven Tarpley and a player to be named later. On its face, this seems like a bit of a strange move for a contender to make: even if you assume that Gregory Polanco was going to start in right field over Snider (he was), Snider is a relatively cheap, relatively...
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Snider has huge black eye after punch from Martin Maldonado

Travis Snider was sporting a big black eye on Monday, a day after he was ejected for his role in the bench-clearing brawl between his Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers. The brawl started when Pirates pitcher (and ex-UCLA Bruin) Gerrit Cole barked at Carlos Gomez for admiring what turned out to be a deep fly […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Snider fails to catch fly ball with his face (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Travis Snider had a bit of a mishap in the outfield when he was hit in the face with a fly ball during Monday night's game in Cincinnati.In the bottom of the fourth, Reds batter Todd Frazier hit a popup down the line into short right field. Snider made a sliding attempt to catch the ball as he crossed into foul...
Via Holdout Sports
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Travis Snider takes ball to the jaw going for catch

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider’s face does not catch popups nearly as well as his glove. During the fourth inning of Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, Snider attempted to make a sliding catch near the right-field foul line, only to have the fly ball just miss his glove and instead nail him right in the jaw. The play was initially ruled a foul ball...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates outfielder Travis Snider falls victim to the routine ‘finger injury by sweet potato’

As MLB teams begin the process of reconvening for Spring Training, reports undoubtedly will surface regarding the bizarre kind of injuries major league ballplayers suffer at an alarming frequency, at least much more than their athlete counterparts in other professional sports leagues. Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and his perceived shortcomings when it comes to [...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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