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SeaWolves sneak past RubberDucks in extras, 3-2

AKRON, OH – The Erie SeaWolves snapped a 2-2 tie in the top of the 10th inning by launching back-tobackdoubles, bringing home the go-ahead run and giving them just enough to defeat the Akron RubberDucks, 3-2, on Friday night at Canal Park. The teams traded momentum as Erie posted a single run in the second and third inning and the 'Ducks followed byposting a single run in...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Industry 'salutes' military members, families

Perhaps no major American sport supports the military more completely and in more varied ways than NASCAR, which offered ample evidence of that via several events leading up to the running of Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Of course, this was only the kickoff of "NASCAR: An American Salute” – a platform designed to rally race fans, teams, tracks...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ A-ball affiliates announce 25-man rosters

Justin Chigbogu figures to hit many home runs in a pitcher-friendly Midwest League. (By: Dustin Nosler) The Dodgers’ Low-A and High-A affiliates announced their 2014 rosters on Monday. There were a few surprises on each squad, but nothing totally unexpected. I did my best to project these rosters last week, and didn’t fare as well as I did last year. My Top 50 rankings are in...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers show speed, aggression in first Grapefruit League game

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- If the first Grapefruit League game is any indication, the Tigers will be a very different team from the one fans saw in 2013. Playing the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium, the Tigers showed off their speed Wednesday. In the fourth inning, Rajai Davis walked. The Braves, aware that Davis stole 45 bases last season, thought they had him at first but Davis beat...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers designate Berry for assignment

Tiger fans hoping to see Quintin Berry back in the majors, clapping his hands after an infield single, had their hopes dashed Sunday morning. Detroit announced a minor trade, re-acquiring minor-league third baseman Francisco Martinez from Seattle for cash or a player to be named later, but the key part of the move was the next step. To put Martinez on the 40-man roster, they designated...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

*Clap clap clap* Quintin Berry DFA’d as Tigers re-acquire prospect Francisco Martinez from Seattle

The Quintin Berry era in Detroit may be coming to an end. Sunday the Tigers announced that the team would designate the outfielder for assignment after re-acquiring OF/3B prospect Francisco Martinez from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Martinez was originally a prospect of the Tigers organization but was included in a six player...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Notes: Mariners Bats

In addition to scouting a trio of young Mariners pitching prospects, a number of top position prospects also made the trip to Goodyear Stadium. Nick Franklin batted second and played shortstop alongside Brad Miller. Franklin struggled at the plate and in the field as he failed to make hard contact and booted two balls on the infield. On one play a few steps to his right, Franklin...
Via Fangraphs
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Golden Gloves Kicks Off Tonight

The Dallas Golden Gloves kicks off tonight at the Hella Shrine Temple in Garland, TX.  Bouts will run from tonight through Friday with each night of matches begning at 7 PM.  Tonight's Bouts Bout #   ...
Via North Texas Fisticuffs
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners Prospect Notebook

I caught the upper level Mariners affiliates (Jackson & Tacoma) on a swing through the southeast late in the minor league season and there are a handful of prospects from those teams I haven’t written up yet. Both of these teams were deep with big leaguers and have some interesting prospects beyond the obvious elite guys. Stefen Romero had the lowest draft profile player among...
Via Fangraphs
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect watch: Zunino signs, Franklin adjusts

Zunino Officially An M’s Prospect Prospect Watch: A look at bats on the rise for the Seattle Mariners Like their pitchers, the Mariner hitting prospects have seen their ups and downs. The most exciting news this month came with the signing of 2012 first rounder Mike Zunino. The catcher from Florida is officially a Seattle Mariners prospect and could be seeing time with the Big...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: A look at bats on the rise for the Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his second prospects report. Today he covers hitting, going over how prospect hitters Francisco Martinez, Nick Franklin and newly drafted Mike Zunino should fare coming up through the minor league system.
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers vs. Mariners in Seattle: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Tigers In Town! The M’s were able to rally together and break a 7 game losing streak in their second game against the Twins. The M’s have lost the most games in which they once had the lead in all of baseball with 10. Their problem is obvious, although they are in 4th place of all the 30 teams in hits, they are not getting those base-runners home.  As the M’s are edging toward...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Moving Forward Without Doug Fister

Baseball trades sometimes take months or even years to determine the winners and losers. It’s been about 8 months since that chaotic day on July 31, 2011, when the Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers completed a six-player deal at the MLB trade deadline. I now have some perspective. Here is the trade: Mariners sent pitchers Doug Fister and David Pauley to the Detroit Tigers...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners Spring Training Signing Update

Mariners Press Release Feb 27th, 2012 3:49 PM EST 61 Players in Major League Camp are Signed for 2012 PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Mariners today issued the following signing update. The Mariners have agreed to 2012 contracts with the following 18 players: Pitchers (7) - Blake Beavan (RHP), Steve Delabar (RHP), Lucas Luetge (LHP), Yoervis Medina (RHP), Hector Noesi (RHP), Mauricio...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 15 Prospects: Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners organization is loaded with high-ceiling pitching arms and could field one of the most potent pitching staffs in the game within the next two to three years. The club has done a great job of building an organizational strength that will thrive in its home environment. The front office spent time this past off-season answering questions about its future offense...
Via Fangraphs
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Fists Fly on First Day of Dallas Golden Gloves

The Golden Gloves first day of fights was non-stop action from bout 1 to bout 46, literally.  The fights started at 7pm and ended approximately about midnite without any breaks.  It started off with the 55 pounders aging from 8 to 10 years old and it ended with the 165 pounders.  From beginning to end it was a very exciting night for the boxers, their teams and most of all, those...
Via North Texas Fisticuffs
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Top Prospects

Hey guys surfing around for Seattle Mariners topics today? Well we found a good link on BullpenBanter.com that lists the Seattle Mariners 2012 Top 15 Prospects. There's 3 guys on their site, and each lists their 15 top guys... Jeff Reese Al Skorupa Conor Dowley 1 Danny Hultzen, LHS Taijuan Walker, RHS Taijuan Walker, RHS 2 Taijuan Walker, RHS Danny Hultzen, LHS Danny Hultzen...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Good read on M's Top Prospects for 2012

Seattle Mariners Top Prospects 2012 What’s going on in the farm system? 1. Taijuan Walker, RHP 2. Danny Hultzen, LHP 3. Nick Franklin, SS 4. James Paxton, LHP 5. Vincent Catricala 6. Chih-Hsien Chiang, OF 7. Guillermo Pimentel, OF 8. Jose Campos, RHP 9. Francisco Martinez, 3B 10. Forrest Snow, RHP Guys to Keep An Eye On Erasmo Ramirez Daniel Paolini Chance...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Reaping What You Sow: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects

With special thanks to Zach Sanders of FanGraphs for his input, I present to you the Seattle Mariners' Top 10. This season didn’t exactly go very well for the Mariners. Having finished last in the AL West for the second straight season, the Mariners continue to look toward the future for hope because the present offers none. Fortunately, the minor leagues seem to be a legit...
Via The Outside Corner
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Mariners and the 2011 Rule 5 draft

Our man on the Mariners beat Danny Ferguson breaks down the Rule 5 draft in this piece. What could it mean for the Seattle Mariners? They protected Carlos Triunfel, Francisco Martinez and Chih-Hsien Chiang from it, so they must think highly of them! The success rate of this move is practically nil, but then again Jack Z could find the next Josh Hamilton that way.
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Mariners add three prospects to 40-man roster

The Mariners have added infielders Francisco Martinez and Carlos Triunfel and outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang to their 40-man roster, protecting them from the Rule 5 Draft.
Via seattlemariners.com
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

’11 40-Man Preview Extravaganza

It’s that time of the year again. Leaves are dropping, everything is pumpkin flavoured, Christmas music exists prematurely as something for people to either enjoy or loudly complain about, and I come back from the dead to tell you all about setting the 40-man (deadline: Nov. 18th) in advance of the Rule 5 draft. So! This year, we’re looking at ’07 HS draftees and int’l...
Via U.S.S. Mariner
November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

’11 40-Man Preview Extravaganza

It’s that time of the year again. Leaves are dropping, everything is pumpkin flavoured, Christmas music exists prematurely as something for people to either enjoy or loudly complain about, and I come back from the dead to tell you all about setting the 40-man (deadline: Nov. 18th) in advance of the Rule 5 draft. So! This year, we’re looking at ’07 HS draftees and int’l...
Via USS Mariner
November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Reaping What You Sow: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

The Tigers had to play catch-up to the Cleveland Indians for most of the season, but as the season turned to the stretch run, they took off like Seabiscuit toward the finish line, leaving the rest of the AL Central in their dust. To accomplish another Central Division title, the Tigers used a mostly veteran roster, and besides a few relievers and a small appearance from Casper...
Via The Outside Corner
November 09, 2011  |  1 Comment

Reaping What You Sow: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

The Tigers had to play catch-up to the Cleveland Indians for most of the season, but as the season turned to the stretch run, they took off like Seabiscuit toward the finish line, leaving the rest of the AL Central in their dust. To accomplish another Central Division title, the Tigers used a mostly veteran roster, and besides a few relievers and a small appearance from Casper Wells...
Via Bloguin Best
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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