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Baltimore Orioles: Heating up at the right moment

Orioles’ catcher Caleb Joseph homered in five straight games, and has the highest caught stealing percentage in the league.   The Baltimore Orioles have opened up a five game division lead, which is the largest in the entire league. The Orioles’ bats have been on and off throughout the season but have appeared to begin to heat up for the most part as of late. As the Orioles...
Via isportsweb.com
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Consistency key for Baltimore Orioles

Despite obvious evidence to the contrary, many of the division’s most loyal followers spent the season’s first-half refusing to accept that the AL East was facing a period of significant transition that isn’t likely to be led by the group’s most historically prolific powers. But now that the non-waiver trade deadline has forced poker-faced hopefuls throughout the league to...
Via Sports-Glory
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB All-Star rosters

Here are the players for each league in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, held at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.  American League Starters C: Salvador Perez, Royals 1B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers 2B: Robinson Cano, Mariners SS: Derek Jeter, Yankees 3B: Josh Donaldson, A’s OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays OF: Mike Trout, Angels OF: Adam Jones, Orioles DH: Nelson Cruz, Orioles...
Via Sports-Glory
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

RotoDerby All-Star Longball Derby

The All-Star Derby is a Half-Season Derby, meaning it runs from July to September.  So if folks missed the full season derby, they now have a chance to play again this year by joining the mid-season derby!Full season team stink?  Get into this new derby and build a better team for the second half of the baseball season!Top RotoDerby Hitters in 2014:Edwin EncarnacionNelson ...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles most likely to trade for Jeff Samardzija?

The Chicago Cubs don’t have much of a chance to make noise this season, and they could very well end up trading their best starting pitcher as well in the coming weeks. There have been quite a few rumored suitors for him, including the Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Baltimore Orioles. According to reports, the Orioles could very well be the most likely trade partner...
Via Sports-Glory
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles' Nelson Cruz control

When the Orioles signed 33-year-old Nelson Cruz to an $8 million contract this past offseason, no one in baseball knew what they were going to get.  Cruz was coming off a suspension for using performance enhancing drugs, and there was no way to predict what sort of production 2014 would bring.  The Orioles are glad they paid him. Cruz has gotten off to a hot start this season. ...
Via Sports-Glory
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz grabs crotch after Justin Verlander threw behind him (GIF)

In a case of payback for Torii Hunter getting plunked by Bud Norris on Monday, Justin Verlander threw a pitch well behind Nelson Cruz to send a message that the Detroit Tigers have the backs of one another during the 4th inning of Wednesday’s matinee. The Tigers were up 4-0 at the time, making it […] The post Nelson Cruz grabs crotch after Justin Verlander threw behind him (GIF...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz a huge signing for Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with outfielder Nelson Cruz earlier today, and it is a move that made them much stronger. First, the contract that they were able to sign him to is extremely team friendly, mainly because of the off the diamond issues that Cruz had last season in Texas. Despite the concerns about his substance abuse issues, those are...
Via Sports-Glory
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians searching for bargains in free agency

Spring training officially kicks off a week from today for the Indians. The equipment truck has already arrived in Goodyear, players are already filtering into the complex, and later this week a lot of the front office staff will head for the Valley of the Sun. The arrival of spring training typically means teams are finished with their offseason tinkering of their rosters and have...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Should Tigers Pursue Nelson Cruz?

Ready to talk Tigers? Want to hear the opinion of the TigsTown staff? Welcome to the TigsTown Roundtable! This week's question: Does it make any sense for the Tigers to pursue Nelson Cruz?
Via tigers.scout.com
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Need To Make Noise, And Soon

Earlier this off-season, I wrote that Mets fans needed to try and exercise patience with the market. In order for the Mets to make a play, they needed to have pieces fall. Over the past few days the hot stove started to heat up.Still stinging from losing out on Jhonny Peralta, some fans were very upset about Jacoby Ellsbury going to the Yankees and rumblings that Shin Soo Choo was...
Via Effing Mets
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The Case of the Proven Closer and the Moneyball A’s

Most rumors, of course, are nonsense, or at least things that won’t come true. We all know this to be the case, but a lot of the time, it’s difficult to tell from the outside what’s part of the signal and what’s part of the noise. Then there are the rumors that are just immediately, obviously ridiculous. This is the way I choose to feel about the chatter that the A’s have...
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Shortstop Jhonny Peralta Fit Into The Mets Plan This Offseason?

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post writes that Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta will head a new wave of available players that he refers to as “Biogenesis free agents.” With regard to Peralta, Davidoff speculates that both the Yankees and Mets will be paying attention to him and if they aren’t, they should be. What makes Peralta and his fellow Biogenesis free agent Nelson Cruz so intriguing...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 2013.138: Tigers at Red Sox

80-57, 1st place, 7.5 games up. Happy Labor Day Everybody! Hope your weekend has been as enjoyable as mine. We’re BBQing with friends today; they are slated to come over after the Tigers game ends. So there’s about a 50% chance that I’ll be in a really crappy mood when they get here. Well, the Tigers/Indians series has come to a merciful end for the Indians, with the Tigers...
Via Tigers Weblog
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy baseball waiver wire targets

There's a guy in this week's edition of Free Agent Frenzy that had THIRTY-FIVE HOME RUNS last season. Don't tell me there's nothing good on the wire this late in the year! Here's our latest edition of Free Agent Frenzy . Please note that, as in past seasons, no player will be mentioned in this space more than once in a four-week span, because we don't want...
Via Fox Sports
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Redleg Weekly Episode 49 – We’re Running Out of Tomorrows

The Reds have another tough week and hope the return of a few injured players can put the spark back into this team Use promo code “RedLeg” on CincyShirts.com to save 15% In this week’s show: Last Week 2-3 Overall 61-51 Division 6.5 Games back of Pitt 4.5 Back of StL (4.5 Games up for 2ed Wild Card) Tuesday (Lose 4-2 Padres) Latos 6IP 2R 6K, Ondrusek 1IP 1H 2K, Parra&LeCure...
Via RedLegFans
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

MLBs Mind-Blowing Second Half Preview

Unlike the captain of the Titanic, we’re looking out for you.  Today we’re going to look at some of the top stories to look forward to in the second half of the Major League Baseball season.  Like I said, we’re here to help, so sit back and relax while taking  a look at yet another arbitrary list of items. 1) Can we stop talking about the whole Biogenesis scandal? Yes and...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Review

Per Box Items: 24 packs per box 10 cards per pack 2 autographs per box 2 relic cards per box The 350 card base set cards have an art-style color picture of the named player. Bordered in a dull green and trimmed with a white graphic the card fronts list the set name on the top and player name and team on the bottom. The card backs are photo-less. The yellowish backs are trimmed with...
Via i70baseball
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss
TAKE A WHIFF

Darvish smells Nelson Cruz's broken bat

Okay, there are a ton of questions related to this GIF, but we’ll try to break it down. We’re not sure if it passes the sniff test. Nelson Cruz broke his bat in the sixth inning of Saturday night’s Rangers-Mariners game, according to GoldAndOrSmith.com. The top half of the bat wound up back in the Rangers’ dugout, the bat was passed to Yu Darvish, and for some reason, he...
Via NESN.com
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

10 Players Who Are Overrated

Tyler Leahy is a frequent commenter and a Red Sox fan from Newport, RI.  He has been an avid fantasy baseball fan since 2009.  He can do about 30 pushups and has a great haircut. Much like Bigfoot or the Lochness monster, there is no visual evidence so you’ll just have to roll with it.In response to Matt’s post about the 10 most underrated players in fantasy baseball, it...
Via Baseball Professor
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Murphy appreciates Ranger fans unlike Josh Hamilton

Texas Rangers outfielder David Murphy responded to former Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton's comments on Monday, but isn't quite sure what it means to be a "good baseball town." Hamilton, who signed
Via Sports-Glory
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Braun Among Names In Biogenesis PEDs Scandal

As this story continues to develop, more names have emerged from the Miami-based clinic that is currently under investigation; including Ryan Braun. Yahoo! Sports obtained three of the clinic’s reports that featured Braun’s name. The Miami New Times originally broke the story last week regarding the clinic and it’s slue of prominent baseball players, including Alex Rodriguez...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 2012.75: Tigers at Rangers

36-38, 3rd place, 3 games behind CWS Dombrowski said today that “he did not think that 2B is going to be the reason why we win or lose the division.” Was this an endorsement of Santiago? Santiago’s hitting .286 in June and as long as Ramon gets the majority of the ABs, then I agree with DD. Despite that, Tigers 2B are hitting .202 this season, which is why Lowrie remains a...
Via Tigers Weblog
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins and Maroon 5 like the same Ms

Juan Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel shows us the cover art for the Maroon 5 hit single “Moves Like Jagger” and the Miami Marlins new logo, which appears to be quite similar. The former Florida Marlins, now Miami Marlins, and Maroon 5 may have just hired the same graphic designer or something. No lawsuits are pending at the moment for copyright or trademark (notice the...
Via Sorry Bro: Sports Through Houser
November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Ron Washington calls the Cardinals "Cocksuckers" in Game 7 Pregame Speech (Audio)

Following the most heart breaking loss in Texas Rangers history, Game 6 of the World Series, against the St. Louis Cardinals, Rangers manager Ron Washington knew he needed to spark something in his team before they took the field for Game 7 in St. Louis. What he instead did, due to now leaked audio, showed that Ron Washington is not afraid to say things that are not quotable...
Via Sorry Bro: Sports Through Houser
November 06, 2011  |  Discuss
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