Pedey, Yoenis And JBJ Are Gold Glove Finalists

Three Red Sox players are finalists in 2014 Gold Glove voting. Dustin Pedroia (2B), Yoenis Cespedes (LF) and Jackie Bradley, Jr. (CF) are among the three finalists at their respective positions. Pedroia will be up against Robinson Cano and Ian Kinsler. Cespedes will contend with Alex Gordon and Michael Brantley. Bradley will vie with Adam Jones and Adam Eaton. The winners will be...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports Looking to Acquire Agencies

The test run for Roc Nation Sports into the world of sports representation seems to have been a major success.  The company seems ready to go full-bore as a sports agency. According to Sports Business Daily, Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports is looking to hire veteran sports agents as well as buy their agencies. Their president and chief of branding confirmed the expansion. “We are...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Free Agent Review: The Long Term Deals (Part 1 of 3)

Baseball is a game that is constantly evolving and the team’s that successfully navigate the natural growth of the sport are identifying their strengths and maximizing the results.  The traditional format of growing pitching and buying bats is transitioning into an all organic format.   The majority of playoff quality teams are rounding out their lineups of homegrown talent...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets To Formally Interview Kevin Long On Wednesday

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Mets will formally interview former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long on Wednesday, for the vacant hitting coach position created when Lamar Johnson was relieved of his duties. Long was the hitting coach for the Yankees for seven seasons before being fired by Brian Cashman two weeks ago. In addition to the Mets, he is drawing interest...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Dynasty Second Base Rankings

Second base is one of the least exciting positions on the diamond right now for fantasy players. If you don’t own one of the top two guys at the position, then you own a player who fits one of two molds: High upside and consistency issues, or worse, Someone boring with very little upside The good news is that if you’re in a dynasty league, you never have to wait to long for the...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Early 2015 Fantasy Second Base Rankings

Continuing with our early 2015 positional rankings, we move on to second base. As I explained before revealing my previous early 2015 rankings, what you can expect to find in this series is rankings, key positional eligibility changes, and key free agents. However, if you are looking for more of a “state of the position,” you should check out our awesome positional recap series...
Via Baseball Professor
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is Jack eyeing?  Seattle Mariners Top Free Agent Targets

Adding Offense Must Be Priority For M’s For the Seattle Mariners the 2014 season is finished.  Yes, the MLB playoffs rage on but the Mariners fell a single game short of joining the postseason party.  I know many of you are still pointing to one game or another that they should have won or some stat where the M’s were lacking in 2014. I say it’s time to move forward. It...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Things I’ve Learned About Kevin Long

With all the talk about the Mets considering Kevin Long to fill the Mets vacant hitting coach position, I decided to spend an hour researching him and learning what this former Yankee is all about. I learned some things along the way and thought I’d share some of them with you. Long Is Very Confident “If you’re going to fix somebody’s swing, you better know what you’re...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should Win, Who Will Win – AL Silver Slugger Awards

The Silver Slugger Awards are handed out by Louisville Slugger to the top offensive producers at each position in both leagues. Louisville Slugger states that their criteria are “a combination of offensive statistics including batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, as well as the coaches’ and managers’ general impressions of a player’s overall offensive...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners tried their damnedest to make the AL West a three playoff team division this season. Oakland’s collapse helped keep them in the race, and on September 8th, Seattle was a season-best 15 games over .500 and had a half-game lead on the Tigers for the second AL playoff spot. But the Postseason wasn’t in the cards for the Mariners – they went 8-11 after reaching...
Via The Outside Corner
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners have a shot to move up in standings

Robinson Cano Mariners – Photo Credit – Keith Allison With the Seattle Mariners winning 72 games last season, one had to wonder what exactly Robinson Cano saw in the team when he signed that huge 10-year $240 million deal during the off season. First of all, he was going to a small market, which might be the world’s biggest understatement considering he was coming from the...
Via Hot Stove MLB
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Building a Great Bullpen

There are a number of reasons that the Seattle Mariners find themselves in a heated race for a playoff spot as the 2014 season winds down. Felix Hernandez for one, and Robinson Cano and Hisashi Iwakuma, for two and three. And Kyle Seager, for four. They upgraded both their outfield defense and the back of […]
Via Fangraphs
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Congratulations to Robbie Cano for getting out just in time

The "19" is the Yanks "Tragic Number," opposite of the magic one. Butthe real numbers to know are 4-6. over the last 10. Let the record show that,with the season on the line, this veteran team didn't play above .500. There's always one kid who leaves the ecstasy rave two minutes before the SWAT teams arrive, and doesn't get bloodied by the percussion...
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Seager Having a Career Year for Seattle Mariners

At 76-63, the Seattle Mariners entered play Friday just a half-game behind the Detroit Tigers for the second Wild Card spot. If they can squeeze in, this would be their first playoff appearance since 2001, when they won 114 games. Most of the attention has surrounded Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano, and both players are having excellent years. Hernandez is the front runner...
Via Baseball News Source
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cano has 4 RBIs in Mariners' 10-2 win at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Robinson Cano had his first four-RBI game for Seattle as the wild card-contending Mariners jumped out to a big early lead on the way to a 10-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. Rookie left-hander Roenis Elias (10-12) allowed a run in five innings to become the fourth Seattle starter with at least 10 wins. Robbie Ross (2-6) gave up six runs and...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners hit rough stretch

It’s been a rough week for the Seattle Mariners, and its coming at a bad time.  Following a successful road trip highlighted by taking two of three from the Tigers and a sweep of the Red Sox, Seattle has gone 1-4 on their current home stand heading into the series finale with the Washington Nationals.  Since the Nationals have taken the first two games, Seattle will lose both...
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cano homers, Mariners beat Rangers 5-0

SEATTLE (AP) James Paxton pitched into the seventh in a bounce-back start, Robinson Cano hit his 12th home run of the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Tuesday night. Paxton threw a career-high 118 pitches and came an out away from tying his career high with seven innings pitched. The rookie lowered his ERA to 1.71, the best mark for a pitcher in his...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cano back in lineup after feeling ill

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is in the starting lineup on Monday night, a day after removing himself from a game during an inning after feeling ill. Manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed that Cano was feeling better and that nobody else caught the illness. First baseman Logan Morrison missed Saturday's game due to a similar illness. Cano leads the Mariners...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Robinson Cano exits early with dizziness

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano left Sunday's 8-6 win over the Boston Red Sox in the third inning after he experienced dizziness, reports Greg Johns of (video here and below). He was replaced by Brad Miller.Cano was examined by team doctors, who found "nothing serious."Robinson Cano according to [manager Lloyd] McClendon has "a viral thing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano leaves game against Red Sox in 3rd inning due to dizziness

BOSTON -- Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano has left Sunday's game against the Red Sox due to dizziness in the bottom of the third inning. Cano, who started the inning at second, walked off the field with manager Lloyd McClendon and was replaced by Brad Miller. The Mariners said he would be evaluated by a doctor. Boston leads 5-3.
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cano leaves game in 3rd inning

BOSTON (AP) Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano has left Sunday's game against the Red Sox due to dizziness in the bottom of the third inning. Cano, who started the inning at second, walked off the field with manager Lloyd McClendon and was replaced by Brad Miller. The Mariners said he would be evaluated by a doctor. Boston leads 5-3.
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Wilson On Robinson Cano Hit-By-Pitch: ‘It Was An Accident’ (Video)

It’s not news that MLB pitchers sometimes retaliate against teams or specific players by plunking them in the backside with a pitch. Boston Red Sox pitcher Alex Wilson may or may not have done that in the seventh inning of Saturday’s contest against the Seattle Mariners. Wilson hit second baseman Robinson Cano, after David Ortiz was hit in the elbow by Charlie Furbush in the...
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo on field before Red Sox game

BOSTON (AP) Cuban defector Rusney Castillo appeared at Fenway Park on Saturday, wearing Boston Red Sox shorts and a T-shirt before the game with the Seattle Mariners. Castillo chatted with the Mariners' Robinson Cano on the field before the game, a day after multiple media reports that the Red Sox had agreed with Castillo on a $72.5 million, seven-year contract. Red Sox manager...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Howard, Revere Lead Phillies to Victory Over Cardinals

The Phillies (57-71), coming off of a series victory against Robinson Cano and the Mariners, continued their homestand tonight against the NL Wild Card leading St. Louis Cardinals (69-58). The two teams split a four-game series at the end of June, with Philadelphia taking the first two and St. Loius...
Via Philliedelphia
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant, Carmelo, Rihanna, Skylar Diggins & More Attend Roc Nation Sports Charity Game

photo via @CassyAthenaphotography Roc Nation sponsored the RN Summer Classic charity basketball game on Thursday in Brooklyn at Barclays Center. The two team captains were Roc Nation athletes, Yankees CC Sabthia and Seattle Marniers Robinson Canoe. The event raised over $1 million for. Of course some of your favorite Roc Nation affiliates were in the building, including Kevin Durant...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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