LATEST STORIES FROM READING BETWEEN THE SEAMS

Red Sox Ink Dustin Pedroia for 7-years $100 Million

It’s official. Dustin Pedroia will be the face of the Red Sox for the impending future. The Boston second baseman has signed a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the club, according to multiple reports. (NESN) That comes to about $14.3 million per year, which for the second best second basemen in the game, is a solid value. The Red Sox were able to secure a reasonable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Baseball Milestones we may Never See Again

When an athlete reaches a certain milestone, they know that they have made the most out of their career. Whether it be an accomplishment like hitting 500 home runs in your career or tossing your 3,000th strikeout, reaching a milestone means you have had such a successful career that you can now join an elite club of men who completed the same task you did. However, there are some...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Soriano back to New York? Cubs, Yankees Talk Deal

Alfonso Soriano celebrates with the team after his walkoff homerun against the Seattle Mariners Kaz Sasaki in Game 4 of the 2001 ALCS. Credit: AP/ESPN On the brink of Alex Rodriguez’ likely imminent suspension for his reported link to the Miami based Biogenesis Anti-Aging clinic that distributed PEDs to professional athletes, the Yankees appear to be very close to acquiring the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss
GOES ALL OUT

Jason Heyward ends game with great catch

credit Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News The reason why the Atlanta Braves are the leaders in the National League East contributes to timely hitting, good pitching, and excellent defense.  With the game on the line Monday night, the Braves were up by a run against the New York Mets in the ninth inning.  The Mets were batting with two on and two outs, with Justin Turner at...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss
BIG LOSS

Miguel Cabrera injures leg

On his path to a second straight AL Triple Crown, perhaps only an injury can keep him from reaching it. Well, Miguel Cabrera was removed from Monday night's game with a leg injury.

UPDATE:  Cabrera has reportedly suffered a hip injury.

Via Reading Between The Seams
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Braun Accepts Plea Deal, Suspended for the Rest of Season

It is unclear at this time whether Ryan Braun approached Major League Baseball or vice versa, regardless, he has admitted using performance enhancing drugs. The drug test that was thrown out last year, was in fact thrown out on a technicality and he truly did fail. Worse yet, he lied, feigned victimization, and attacked the integrity of the sample collector Dino Laurenzi. The plea...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Braun Accepts Plea Deal, Suspended for the Rest of Season

It is unclear at this time whether Ryan Braun approached Major League Baseball or vice versa, regardless, he has admitted using performance enhancing drugs. The drug test that was thrown out last year, was in fact thrown out on a technicality and he truly did fail. Worse yet, he lied, feigned victimization, and attacked the integrity of the sample collector Dino Laurenzi. The plea...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss
JUST UNTUCK

Pujols pranks Colon on mound after out

What happened to pitcher vs. batter protocol? That went out the window on Sunday as Albert Pujols untucked Bartolo Colon’s jersey after flying out to deep center field.  Watch, as the Fellow Dominican Republic native Pujols tugs at the unsuspecting Colon’s uniform top (via MLB.com) On a somewhat serious baseball note, I have a few questions: 1) What happened to Albert Pujols...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Garza scratch tonight, traded to Texas Rangers

  credit photo to Evan Tarracciano Chicago Cubs starting pitcher, Matt Garza will miss his scheduled start tonight against Arizona Diamondbacks because he has just been traded to the Texas Rangers confirm by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.  The 29-year-old Garza was in his third season with the Cubs, is 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 71 innings this season....
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

10 Players Snubbed by Steroids

These three steroid users have stolen many an award from well-deserving players! Any sports fan knows that there are athletes who cheat to get an edge. No sport has more prominent steroid scandals than Major League Baseball. Some of the ‘greatest’ to ever play the game have had their careers tarnished by steroid accusations. Players like Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire and Alex Rodriguez...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Skydiver misses his target; lands on a shortstop

credit msn.foxsports.com Where is an air traffic controller when you need one?  What was suppose to be an innocent attempt to deliver the game ball; ended in a crash landing on top of Chicago State shortstop Mattingly Romanin.  It happen Saturday evening right before the Prospect League game that involved Hannibal Cavemen taking on the Terre Haute Rex.  Romanin plays shortstop for...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros pitcher pulls himself from no-hitter, then gets hung with loss

Every pitcher dreams of competing for a no-hitter in the major leagues.  They imagine experiencing the euphoria of being on the mound for the last few innings, home crowd going crazy after you get your 10th strikeout, being carried off the field glove lifted in the air in triumph.  Erik Bedard was experiencing all that (except the final glory) when he told his manager “I’m...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees C Chris Stewart makes amazing foul ball catch, and turns into double play

Both ends of this double play are amazing, New York Yankees catcher Chris Stewart quickly locates foul ball behind the plate hit by Boston Red Sox All-Star Dustin Pedroia, makes the catch slamming into wall and even over it.  Then has the wherewithal to see that the Red Sox runner on first Daniel Nava thinks he’s going to pull a fast one and tag up and go to second.  A ROPE to...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss
MESSAGE SENT

Rios benched for not hustling

White Sox manager Robin Ventura benched Alex Rios after he did not run hard enough to try to prevent a double play.

Via Reading Between The Seams
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss
SOMETHING TO WATCH

Astros rookie Brandon Barnes hits for cycle

Congratulations to Brandon Barnes for becoming the second player in the majors this season to hit for the cycle.  Mike Trout was the first to do it also against the Seattle Mariners back in May.  The rookie, Barnes, was the eighth player in Astros’ history to accomplish such a feat.  Luke Scott was the last Astros to do it back in 2006. Barnes hit a home run in his first...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Miller Hits First Two Career Home Runs

credit dfw.cbslocal.com Although many scouts said he’d be better served playing second or third base in the majors, Brad Miller, is doing just fine for Seattle. He has only one error at shortstop and has brought not just a dazzling glove and solid bat, but a great energy to the ball club. He was a fan favorite as a student athlete at Clemson, and his gritty style of play is already...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig makes a great throw but doesn’t get the call

courtesy of riseandfired.com Bryce Harper can thank the umpire for the bad call made at third base because he was clearly tagged out when he attempted to advance from second on a Jason Werth flyball hit to right-field.  Harper was the latest victim to feel the wrath of Yasiel Puig’s canon of an arm.  Puig threw a rocket to third base and the tag was properly...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB first half recap and second half preview

Credit: MLB A brief look at recapping the first half of the MLB season, then looking forward to the second half Most surprising team: Pittsburgh Pirates MLB fans had been lulled to sleep by the usual Pirates routine. Look like a team stocked with talent, surge for a couple of months, then fade by the All-Star game.  Well, not this year.  The Bucs have the second best winning percentage...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cuban defector could be gamechanger for MLB title chase

Gonzalez has a four-pitch repertoireCredit: Baseballdecuba.com There are a lot of ways to improve your team at the trade deadline.  The most talked about in the media is a trade.  Another is to get a key player back from injury.  Or if those two approach don’t work, throw money at a free agent.  Usually you’re talking released retreads.  Except in the rare case of Cuba. ...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Will the Pirates Plunder their way to the World Series?

The Pirates have five players in the All-Star Game for the first time since 1972. As somebody who has been an avid baseball fan for their entire life, there are teams that I expect to do well every year and others that I expect to do poorly. Every season, come October, I expect to see teams like the Yankees, Red Sox and Cardinals and never expect to see teams like the Cubs, Pirates...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

MLBPA Will Not Step to the Plate to Protect A-Rod, Braun

Michael Weiner, the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) told the NY Daily News that the union is “not interested” in protecting players who have overwhelming evidence against them that shows that they used performance enhancing drugs. Weiner to the Daily News: “I can tell you, if we have a case where there really is overwhelming evidence that a player...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariano Rivera enters his final All-Star Game to “Enter Sandman”

By far the highlight of what was otherwise a relatively lackluster game, Mariano Rivera was called from the bullpen for the final time in an All-Star Game, his 13th time on the team.  His defense didn’t take the field, colleagues applauded, it was in New York, and, as per usual, Metallica was blaring.  Watch and try not to get goosebumps, especially if you can imagine you were...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Why the 2013 MLB All-Star game was the MLB All-Snore Game

The All-Star game certainly wasn’t the slug-fest it appeared to be on paper.Photo Credit: Theatlantic.com/AP Like most baseball fans, I prepared for my All-Star Tuesday accordingly. I had my snacks setup, a beer in my hand, and the TV tuned into FOX – I was ready to watch baseball’s best go at it in the 84th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. When the rosters were first announced...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Congrats to first annual RBTS All-Star Game Contest Winners!

First of all, thanks to all who played.  The winner of the contest is @lhd_on_sports with 60 points (out of 89). Here was the winning entry: However, this entry is affiliated with the site, so the winner of the $20 gift card is runner up @lnwalker23 with a score of 35. Also beating the Blog score were @syracuseball, @kirkster7762, and @oliviasuzanne11. @kirkster7762 wins the most...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano exits stage left after getting hit by a pitch

credit bronxbaseballdaily.com Exiting the game in the top of the first inning was not the way Yankees second baseman, Robinson Cano envision his evening would go. But after Cano was struck by a Matt Harvey fastball on the right knee, you can understand why.  The Mets pitcher’s fastball registered at a whopping 97mph. Take a look: courtesy of cbssports.com Cano took his base but...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Reading Between The Seams
Kings of Baseball
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.