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A pauper no more: Prince Fielder’s return to relevancy

Growing up just an hour’s drive from Milwaukee I got to see all of Prince Fielder’s rise to greatness with the Brewers. There was definitely an electric feeling when he would come to plate. You just knew he was going to do something special and he usually did. That’s why I was pretty sad when he left and annoyed when everyone seemed to predict his decline. I was more than...
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The longest home runs for the week ending May 28th

After a week that was dominated by Giancarlo Stanton and his ridiculous power stroke, we’re back to basics a bit this week with some rather pedestrian dingers. 1. Ryan Braun vs Tim Lincecum, 465 feet (May 25th) HE HIT THE DAMN BALL OUT OF MILLER PARK. PEDs or no PEDs, that’s impressive. 2. Tim Beckham vs Aaron Leon, 464 feet (May 22nd) This homer fell just shy of landing where...
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Tigers' pitching woes make Scherzer loss more lamentable

On Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers used reliever Alex Wilson as a starting pitcher in a 3-2 win over the Oakland A’s. Thursday night, Detroit started Buck Farmer, freshly called up from Triple-A, to start against the Angels and lost 12-2. This is quite a sobering change for a team that rolled out a rotation boasting three Cy Young Award winners — David Price, Max Scherzer...
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Watch: Matt Harvey discusses Jacob deGrom’s hair on ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart is a big New York Mets fan. So it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that he’d want the ace of his favorite baseball team on The Daily Show, especially when the host has about 10 weeks before he gives up the anchor chair on Aug. 6. Matt Harvey was Stewart’s guest Thursday night, and the Mets diehard immediately took steps to protect the pitcher’s prized right arm...
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Rockies prospect David Dahl injures spleen in collision

Colorado Rockies outfield prospect David Dahl was the 10th overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, and has been a top 100 prospect in each of the next three seasons. But he’s been swamped by injuries throughout his pro career, playing in a total of just 240 games over those three-plus seasons. On Thursday during AA New Britain’s game with Altoona, Dahl was involved in an outfield...
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Montreal mayor to meet Manfred in hopes of getting a franchise back

When the Montreal Expos were sold and moved to Washington, it left a city wanting more. While Montreal is traditionally a hockey town, the love for baseball was obvious, there was never an issue with fandom, which made the move even more devastating. When baseball returned to city, in the form of two exhibition games featuring the Toronto Blue Jays, the vibe was electric as they...
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The Toronto Blue Jays are the clear winners of Donaldson/Lawrie deal

When the Toronto Blue Jays swung a deal with the Oakland Athletics for All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson, the return for the A’s seemed a bit on the lighter side. In exchange for a top five WAR player in the league with plenty of years of control, Oakland received oft-injured third basemen Brett Lawrie, 18-year-old shortstop Franklin Barreto and two close to the majors minor...
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Trade targets: who might possibly be on first for the Cardinals?

The St. Louis Cardinals took a big hit to their lineup this week, losing first baseman Matt Adams to a torn quad muscle for most (likely all) of the season. The Cards don’t really have an in-house replacement for him (unless you count Mark Reyonlds, and… you probably shouldn’t count Mark Reynolds), which leaves them with a fairly large hole to fill. The Cardinals currently...
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The Diamondbacks finally appear to be heading in the right direction

After a series of tumultuous years under former GM Kevin Towers and ex-manager Kirk Gibson, it looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks have turned the corner and are heading for greener pastures. Arizona is just 21-25 this season, but last year, the team fell four games below .500 on April 3rd, and never got to that level again. Framed in that context, a 21-25 record is downright miraculous...
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Braves minor leaguer charged with kidnapping, rape

Elmer Reyes, a member of the AAA Gwinnett Braves, was charged with kidnapping and rape on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio after a Friday night Gwinnett game with the Columbus Clippers. The Columbus Dispatch has some of the details of the incident, and they’re pretty unsettling. A woman told Columbus police that she and another woman met Reyes after the game with the Columbus Clippers...
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Are the Texas Rangers contenders or pretenders?

If you had been running the Rangers in a video game, you probably would have started the season over again following the March and early April they endured this year. The injuries that occurred in rapid succession would make even the most ambitious GM sweat. Unfortunately for first-year manager Jeff Banister, there was no reset button and they were stuck starting the season with...
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Carlos Gomez on tiff with Bumgarner: 'He's not my dad'

During Tuesday night’s Giants-Brewers game at Miller Park, Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez wasn’t pleased with fouling off a pitch from Madison Bumgarner, and swore at himself. Bumgarner then threw an inside fastball to Gomez and both players had a staredown before Gomez flew out to end the inning. Gomez then talked about the incident after the game, and explained just...
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Astros prospect Carlos Correa homers off of a building

Houston Astros minor league shortstop Carlos Correa is arguably the best prospect in Minor League Baseball. On Tuesday night, Correa did something pretty ridiculous – he hit a long homer for the Fresno Grizzlies that left the stadium and hit a building across the street from the park. The Astros have the best record in the American League, and a guy that can do *this* is coming...
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Will Venable robs Mike Trout of a home run

How many times has Mike Trout robbed hitters of home runs? Throughout his life, probably dozens. In the majors, at least a few. On Tuesday night, he got a taste of his own medicine courtesy of Padres outfielder Will Venable. Oh, @MikeTrout … hate to see that. pic.twitter.com/qfQFTcFWEr — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) May 27, 2015 Well-played, Venable. Maybe if you were better than...
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Kris Bryant homers off the top of the Wrigley Field scoreboard

You’re going to be seeing this one again on Friday, but check out this absurd home run hit by Kris Bryant on Wednesday night off of Nationals reliever Aaron Barrett. It hit the top of the brand spanking new scoreboard in left center field at Wrigley. That’s ridiculous. ESPN Stats and Info measured it at 463 feet. Yeah, that’ll do. Kris Bryant’s 463 foot home run was the...
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John Farrell wants MLB to approve foreign substances for pitchers

It’s been a tumultuous week for pitchers and banned substances. Less than a week ago, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games after being ejected for having a foreign substance on his non-throwing arm. Yesterday, Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games as well, as he was caught with a foreign substance on his arm after Marlins...
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Cincinnati is streaking into the red

The Cincinnati Reds are the current owners of a nine game losing streak and 18-26 record and the fourth position in the National League Central Division, already 10.5 games out of the division lead. That number represents the third biggest hole at this point of the year better than just their divisional rival Milwaukee Brewers (13.5 GB) and the Oakland Athletics (12.5 GB). What makes...
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The National League pack of first baseman is ridiculous

First base has generally been thought of a position of extreme offense throughout baseball history. Teams have traditionally favored a first baseman that can mash the hell out of the ball rather than a guy with a solid glove, as you generally see in positions up the middle of the field. But when browsing some stats this weekend, I noticed something that caught me offguard –...
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Ruben Amaro takes shot at Phillies fans criticizing “the process”

In a revealing interview with Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. discussed a number of the team’s players and top prospects in the minors. But when talking about promoting pitching prospects Zach Eflin and Aaron Nola to the majors to help bolster a rotation that has struggled past Aaron Harang and Cole Hamels, Amaro had some strong words for Phillies fans...
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WATCH: Khris Davis trolls umps after controversial homer

A bizarre sight at Miller Park today: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis hit a home run, only to be called out on the play for not touching home plate – a call which would be reversed. Here’s how it all went down. After hitting a juicy fastball off of Giants righty Tim Lincecum out of the park, Davis proceeded to do what any baseball player does when you hit a dinger – round...
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Best hitters and pitchers: Week 7

Welcome to week seven of our series recapping the best hitters and pitchers from the previous week. There are some familiar faces this week as a couple of pitchers continued to display their dominance both on the mound and at the plate! BEST HITTER: Mike Napoli, 1B, Red Sox Mike Napoli led the way this week thanks in large part to his 5 home runs. That’s two more than anyone else...
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Baseball players in the military: A tribute

During the course of a 162-game season, many people take baseball for granted. Game after game, day after day, tend to encourage an attitude of complacency among fans and likely even the players.  This wonderful sport that has been around since the Civil War era is so ingrained in our consciousness that it’s comparable to breathing to many folks. We don’t think about breathing...
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Brian Matusz ejected for having foreign substance on arm

For the second time in three days, an MLB pitcher was ejected for having a foreign substance on his arm. On Saturday, the lucky (or unlucky, I guess) recipient of an ejection was Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, following in the footsteps of Brewers reliever Will Smith, ejected on Thursday from the Brewers-Braves game. Matusz retired two batters in the 12th inning of...
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WATCH: Astros turn around-the-horn triple play

Now *this* is one way to get out of a first and second, none out jam – a 5-4-3 triple play! Check out what the Houston Astros pulled off on Saturday. Ian Kinsler smacked the ball over to Jonathan Villar at third, who stepped on the bag for out number one, fired it to Jose Altuve at second for out number two, who gunned it over to Chris Carter at first for out number three...
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WATCH: Bryan Price gets ejected before game starts

Hey, how many innings did Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price manage today? Try zero – he got ejected before the first pitch after getting into a heated argument with the umpiring crew while bringing out the Reds’ lineup card. Price apparently had an issue with the strike zone called in Cleveland on Friday night by Manny Gonzalez. Here are the zones called by Gonzalez against...
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