Free Agent Squad 2016

With roughly 2 weeks remaining until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, there remains some unsigned talent on the free agent market. Because I enjoy playing armchair GM, I decided to construct a 25-man roster from the players still searching for their next meal ticket.  Enjoy... Catcher:Taylor Teagarden - .202/.637 career in 180 games, 0.4 WARBryan Anderson - .221...
Via We Should Be GM's
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Times Finds New Stunning Information Regarding Al Jazeera HGH Report

The twists and turns appear to never end when it comes to Al Jazeera’s shocking report on athletes and human growth hormones. On Tuesday, the story took yet another turn when The New York Times’ Michael Powell looked into the allegations, and what he found potentially could be a game changer. Powell digs right into Charlie Sly, who links multiple athletes to HGH in the Al...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 15 Moments From the 2015 Chicago Cubs Season

The 2015 season was a remarkable one for the reborn Chicago Cubs, and a very enjoyable one for their fans. There were many moments throughout the season that made us cheer, but these are the 15 that we felt were among the absolute best. 15. Taylor Teagarden singles off Aroldis Chapman Both of these guys have been in the news for less-than-ideal circumstances, but for one night in...
Via World Series Dreaming
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Processing the doping allegations against Ryan Howard

(PHOTO: AP) As Ian Riccaboni reported earlier today, an Al Jazeera investigative documentary called “The Dark Side” implicates Ryan Howard in a doping ring that includes baseball and football players, including Peyton Manning. In the report, pharmacist Charlie Sly says Howard was among clients supplied with the androstenone Delta-2. Since it’s not structurally related to testosterone...
Via Phillies Nation
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Howard Accused of PED Use By Al Jazeera Program

Howard has been accused of PED use by a pharmacist in an Al Jazeera documentary that has since recanted his claims. Here is a holiday weekend shocker: first baseman Ryan Howard has been accused of using Delta-2, a hormone supplement designed to evade drug tests, specifically banned by Major League Baseball in its anti-PED policy. The accusations against Howard, as well as Nationals’...
Via Phillies Nation
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Attorney for Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman Responds to PED Claims

Saturday, Al Jazeera dropped a bombshell. The television network produced an investigative special report “The Dark Side” and in it…claims that All-Stars Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman, along with current free-agent Taylor Teagarden, obtained performance-enhancing drugs back in 2011. According to the documentary, Charlie Sly, a pharmacist at the Indiana-based anti-aging clinic...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning: HGH accusation is ‘complete garbage’

    Peyton Manning responded to the report accusing him of receiving HGH while recovering from neck surgery in 2011 about as you would expect. “The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up,” Manning said in a statement. “It never happened. Never. I really can’t believe somebody would put something like this on the air...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report Links Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman to HGH Doping Ring

An Indianapolis anti-aging clinic has supplied human growth hormone or other performance enhancing drugs to a number of high-profile sports stars including NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and MLB players Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Howard and Taylor Teagarden, according to an undercover sting operation conducted by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. The report which is entitled, “The...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Cooperate with Angels to Edge Snakes at Diablo

Shawon Dunston Jr (Cubs) and Nataniel Delgado (Angels) stroked consecutive two-out run-scoring singles to highlight a three-run 1st inning, as the Angels/Cubs co-op team egded the Diamondbacks 5-4 in Opening Day Arizona Advanced Instructional League game action this afternoon at Diablo Stadium Complex Field #7 in Tempe, AZ.   Tags:  AZ Advanced Instructional League Cubs...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs pull out 6-5 win over Reds and DH split

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Taylor Teagarden singled home the tiebreaking run off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning Wednesday night, completing the Chicago Cubs' biggest comeback of the season for a 6-5 victory and a doubleheader split with the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati won the opener 9-1 behind another strong showing by Mike Leake, who could be traded this month. The Cubs...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs pull out 6-5 win over Reds and DH split

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Taylor Teagarden singled home the tiebreaking run off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning Wednesday night, completing the Chicago Cubs' biggest comeback of the season for a 6-5 win and a doubleheader split with the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati won the opener 9-1 behind another strong showing by Mike Leake, who could be traded this month. The Cubs overcame...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs C Montero leaves game vs White Sox with jammed thumb

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero has left Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox because of a jammed left thumb. Montero struck out swinging in the second inning and didn't take the field in the third. Taylor Teagarden replaced him behind the plate. Montero came into the game batting .231 with 10 homers and 32 RBIs.
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sands & Steele Help Cubs Polish-Off Giants in Scottsdale

LHP Carson Sands (Cubs 2014 4th round draft pick) and three relievers combined to toss a three-hitter, Carlos Sepulveda singled twice, stole a base, and scored two runs, and Eloy Jimenez (RBI single) and Adonis Paula (two-run single) contributed run-scoring hits to highlight a four-run 4th inning, as the Cubs cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Giants on Field #1, and Kevin Encarnacion...
Via Cub Reporter
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Celebrate Teagarden Party at Salt River Fields

Taylor Teagarden drilled three singles and slammed a two-run home run, Eloy Jimenez ripped an RBI double and an RBI triple and scored a run, Tyler Alamo doubled, singled, walked, scored three runs, and knocked-in another, and Adonis Paula singled, tripled, walked, and drove-in two runs, leading the Cubs to a 13-7 drubbing of the Rockies in Cactus League Extended Spring Training Opening...
Via Cub Reporter
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Invite 19 Players to Spring Training

The Chicago Cubs announced today that they have invited 19 non-roster invitees to spring training. The players invited are ones the Cubs want to see more of and ones that are not on the 40-man roster. All players on the 40-man roster are invited to spring training without an invitee. Here’s the list of the non-roster invitees: Catchers:Kyle SchwarberTaylor Teagarden Infielders...
Via Baseball Essential
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Add Three More Minor League Free-Agents to the Fold

Baseball America reports the Cubs have signed three more minor league free-agents over the past few days, including veteran MLB catcher Taylor Teagarden, INF Chris Valaika, and RHP Andres Santiago. The trio join RHP Anthony Carter, RHP Fernando Cruz, OF Adron Chambers, and INF Jonathan Herrera, who were signed to minor league contracts earlier. All seven will likely receive an...
Via Cub Reporter
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan, Taylor Teagarden File For Free Agency

Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan and Taylor Teagarden have filed for free agency according to Baseball America. Lannan last pitched for the Mets in April without much success. He finished this season with just five appearances and a 15.75 ERA. Lannan just turned 30 and will begin searching for a new team. Quintanilla played in just 15 games for the Mets this season, hitting .207/.258...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.16.14

With some late inning heroics the Affiliates would go 4-4 today.HR CALL: Brian Bocock (2), Cameron Gallagher (3), Brandon Downes (3), Brawlun Gomez (3), Corey Toups (2) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Buddy Baumann 5.0 IP 2 H  0 R  1 BB  9 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Brandon Downes 3-6  2 R  2 HR  3 RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 3              Las Vegas 51s...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Report: Reynolds Wraps Three Hits, Ice Bucket Challenge To Strikeout ALS

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas 7, Albuquerque 5 Binghamton 3, Harrisburg 0 Bradenton 2, St. Lucie 1 Savannah 6, Augusta 4 Brooklyn 5, Batavia 2 Kingsport 7, Johnson City 4 Prospect Pipeline Logan Verrett wins his 10th game on the season by tossing seven innings and allowing two runs on four hits, while walking three and striking out two. Matt Reynolds was 3 for 5, with...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Taylor Teagarden activated, optioned

The New York Mets enter a weekend series against the San Francisco Giants coming off an 11-2 win over the Philadelpiha Phillies. The win improved the Mets to 52-56, fourth in the National League East. On the injury front, backup catcher Taylor Teagarden has been activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A. Anthony Recker will serve as the backup catcher to Travis...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 4:10 PM

After taking the first game in the three-game series, the Mets will try to keep rolling against the Miami Marlins with a 4:10 PM matchup at Citi Field. Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3, 3.32) toes the mound for the Mets opposite Miami Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler (6-7, 3.98). Mets starters have gone at least 6.1 innings in seven straight starts…That is New York’s longest such...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki Joins Las Vegas

Updated June 24 It is official.  Adam Rubin of ESPN is reporting that Kevin Plawecki has been promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. It must have been an exciting day for the Mets catching prospect as he was named the the MLB Future’s game earlier on, and now has made his next step towards the majors. Plawecki tweeted: “What a day! Excited to join the @LasVegas51s on Thursday! #LGM”...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Travis d’Arnaud returns

The New York Mets have decided to recall catcher Travis d’Arnaud before their series at home against the Oakland A’s. d’Arnaud was demoted after hitting only .180 in his first two months of this season. His demotion lasted a mere 16 days. With Triple-A Las Vegas d’Arnaud seemingly found his stroke hitting .436 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 15 games. Some of those numbers...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

D’Arnaud Is Back And Feeling Confident

June 24 Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Travis D’Arnaud was pulled early from Monday’s 51′s game and informed that he will be returning to the majors. D’Arnaud will be active for Tuesday’s series opener at Citi Field against the Oakland A’s. D’Arnaud, in 15 Triple A games batted, .436 (24-for-55) with eight doubles, six homers and 16 RBIs. “It was all mental,...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Plawecki Could Be Heading to Las Vegas Soon

Adam Rubin of ESPN, has been told by sources that catching prospect Kevin Plawecki may be promoted to Triple-A very soon.  With Travis d’Arnaud set to return, Plawecki, if promoted, should see a majority of time behind the plate for the 51′s not matter which catcher is coming back. Plawecki has been tremendous in Binghamton this season, hitting at an average of .329 with six...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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