Nick Hundley unlikely to return to Orioles, Scott Downs lands with Indians, Asdrubal Cabrera suitors

The changes of catcher Nick Hundley returning to the Orioles continue to decrease. According to MASN Sports’ Rock Kubatko Hundley has a two-year offer on the table from another team. Hundley served as a fill-in last year when Matt Wieters went down hitting .243/.273/.358 on the year between the Orioles and Padres. There was hope that the Orioles could get him as a cheap option...
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Indians sign Downs to minor-league deal

The Indians have announced they have signed pitcher Scott Downs to a minor-league deal with a non-roster invite to Spring Training. General manager Chris Antonetti said earlier this week that one of his remaining goals was to add some depth to the bullpen possibly through some non-roster invites. Downs is ranked fifth among left-handed pitchers in appearances with 619. He split last...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians sign Scott Downs to minor league deal

The Cleveland Indians today announced they have signed free agent left-handed pitcher Scott Downs to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League camp. Downs, 38, ranks 5th among active left-handed pitchers with 619 Major League appearances as he has limited left-handed batters to a .219 (219-998, .287/.322/.608) average against during his 13-year Major League...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Should Maintain Offseason Focus On Pitching

The St. Louis Cardinals reached the National League Championship Series for the third consecutive season and won the NL Central Division title for the second year in a row. They did so in spite of an often anemic offense that drew most of the ire from a fan base that had seen the team lead the league in scoring the year before. The Cardinals had a down year in almost every offensive...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

LIST: Nine players who should retire immediately

This is a list of active players that should file retirement papers. These players are still actively trying to play at least one more season. The list does not include players that have already stated their intentions to retire, for example Derek Jeter and Adam Dunn. LaTroy Hawkins- Rockies- Hawkins has played with 10 different teams in his career. In September 2014, Hawkins...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Top Free Agent Target

The Chicago White Sox bullpen was a disaster in 2014 and it should be top priority for fixing this offseason. Chicago’s bullpen blew 21 of 57 chances while holding the lead this season. They also had the third worst ERA (4.38) along with ranking last with walks (236) in the MLB. The free agents that were predicted to help in 2014 turned out to be huge disappointments in Ronald...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Fall Short of Come Back in Very Crucial Series Opener

Isn’t it funny how one inning can change a baseball game? Let me answer that for you: No, it’s not funny at all. Because we can’t just pretend that the third inning didn’t even happen, we are now down to a one game lead in the American League Central. We’ll just call it “The Inning that Never Ended.” That’s exactly what happened. In the third inning, with the score...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals option Hendriks to Double A, activate Downs, claim Nix off waivers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals again were busy massaging their roster before Thursday's game as they activated left-hander Scott Downs, optioned right-hander Liam Hendriks to Double-A Northwest Arkansas and claimed utility infielder Jayson Nix off waivers. To make room for Nix on the 40-man roster, the Royals put minor-league pitcher Michael Mariot on the 60-day disabled list. Nix...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals place LHP Downs on 15-day DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals placed left-hander Scott Downs on the 15-day disabled Tuesday with a stiff neck. The Royals had to open a roster spot with the arrival of Josh Willingham, acquired in a trade Monday with Minnesota. Willingham was in the lineup as the designated hitter and batting sixth for the second game of a four-game series with Oakland. Downs, who had...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals place LHP Downs on 15-day DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals placed left-hander Scott Downs on the 15-day disabled Tuesday with a stiff neck. The Royals had to open a roster spot with the arrival of Josh Willingham, acquired in a trade Monday with Minnesota. Willingham was in the lineup as the designated hitter and batting sixth for the second game of a four-game series with Oakland. Downs, who...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yosted (Stop me If You’ve Heard This Before)

Kansas City was majorly Yosted tonight. Mr. Glass must be going through serious withdrawals what with losing 3/4 to the Tigers, and now again tonight. At one point in this game, the Royals actually had a lead. I promise. There’s proof and everything. Our boys put a run on the board in the first inning after a double by Omar Infante and a long single by Eric Hosmer. Boston then...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sure, Tough Luck Has Led to White Sox’ Bullpen Woes … So Why Not Usher in the Future?

There were a lot of positives from the first half of the White Sox’ 2014 season. But after bobbing over and under .500 for the better parts of three months, the team’s weak spots were exposed, leading to far too many late-inning losses … and unfortunately, it’s now that sour taste we take with us into the All-Star break. There were several negatives to the first half of White...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mixed Bag 7/11

Sorry the mixed bag has been on hiatus following a busy draft period and the CWS which always leads me to plenty of work in one of my businesses. I'll be back at it the rest of the season.Nice and Slow - The Royals added some high ceiling pitching talents but they are being extremely conservative with their workload this season. In the past they have tossed Mike Montgomery, Danny...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Upended, Drop Game One 16-4

  Jeremy Guthrie was very Jonathan Sancez-esque tonight. I would’ve said Aaron Brooks, but it was not THAT bad. Guthrie finished his night after four innings. Guthrie allowed eight earned runs, but I guess if we’re going to look at positives, he only allowed one home run. In a way, that feels like we won the game, right? The bullpen was also very, very bad tonight. I could...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Perez's ninth-inning heroics couldn't have come at a better time for Royals

Given the horrible news that preceded it, the finale of the Royals' series with the Rays couldn't have started under much more of a cloud. But a finish that saw the Royals pull off their most stunning and dramatic win of the season removed some of the sting. At least for a night. Catcher Sal Perez, with the Royals facing the strong possibility of losing the series, losing the...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Scott Downs Breaks in Glove for Ball Boy in Hilarious Fashion

During the sixth inning of Monday night's Tampa Bay/Kansas City game one of the Tampa Bay ball boys had a little trouble fielding a ball. Royals pitcher Scott Downs happened to see the play and thought that it was because the kid's glove was not broken in.So he did it for him.via Cut4 Loading...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals reliever helps Rays ballboy break in glove

Why was Scott Downs throwing a glove in the dirt like it called his mother a bad name? To help a ballboy, of course.  The Royals' reliever was caught having a little fun in Tampa Bay on Monday night, showing a Rays ballboy how to properly break in a new glove after a ball snuck by him in the sixth inning.  Apparently, all that's needed is a few Gronk spikes and a little dirt....
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Athletics agree to new stadium lease

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Monday, June 30. Top Stories: The A's and the Coliseum Authority have now officially agreed to a 10-year lease, according to MLB...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Rubber Match Loss Results in Downs Demotion

The White Sox dropped the rubber match in Baltimore on Wednesday night, and the game resulted in a demotion for one of the team’s most-tenured big league vets. The Sox got out to a comfortable 4-0 lead in the final game of the three-game set vs. the O’s, thanks to more of the same from some of the good guys’ top hitters. Jose Abreu hit an absolute missile out of the park in...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox designate Scott Downs for assignment

getty images The  Chicago White Sox have designated left handed reliever Scott Downs for assignment. Downs, 38, has not pitched well this season posting a 6.08 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP in 23 2/3 innings of work. Signed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million with  team option for 2015 the White Sox expected more of Downs. Someone could claim Downs on waivers relieving the White Sox...
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

“Happy Trails” Scott Downs

Posted to White Sox PitchingIt sounds like Scott Downs is on his way out of Chicago based on this tweet shared by CSN’s Dan Hayes…   Scott Downs hugged teammates. Not getting dressed. Two guys stopped by to tell him “Happy trails.” No announcement from #WhiteSox tonight. — Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) June 26, 2014 Downs has been awful for the White Sox as he carries a 6.08...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tied at One Game a Piece: Dodgers and White Sox

White Sox – (31 – 20), 14 wins, 16 loses on the road. Dodgers – (31 – 30), 13 wins and 19 loses at home. It was the rubber game of the three game series with the Dodgers on Wednesday night in L.A. John Danks (ERA 4.32)  went into battle for the Sox on the mound with Josh Becket (ERA 2.57) taking charge for the Dodgers. John was in need of a good outing to get his confidence...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox DFA Veal, Promote Putnam ☆

In an exciting yet understandable move, the White Sox designated lefty reliever Donnie Veal for assignment and purchased the contract of righty Zach Putnam from AAA Charlotte. The move is surprising because it leaves veteran Scott Downs as the only southpaw currently in the team’s bullpen. Downs, who’s been about as reliable as they come over the past decade, hasn’t been able...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Weekly Recap: Week Two

Chicago White Sox News – Hello Sox fans and welcome back to the Sports Mockery recap of week two. This week, the Mock’s Adam Bernard and I will take you through the ups and downs of the three-game series between the Chicago White Sox and the Colorado Rockies as well as the four game slugfest versus the Indians from Cleveland. White Sox @ Rockies Playing in Colorado’s cold,...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox at Kansas City: Saturday and Sunday

Morning Kids, Time for a bit of a catch up with the Sox from Saturday and Sunday, before we pack up and head off to Denver for a three game series before we head back to The Cell to welcome the Cleveland Indians for a four game series and then a well deserved day off. **SATURDAY – K.C – 4 and the White Sox – 3 Saturdays uniform was the grey away pants and black jerseys. John...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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