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NL Central injury bug hits Cardinals – Yadier Molina out 8-12 weeks

If there was one player on the St. Louis Cardinals you’d call indispensable, you’d probably say that it’s Yadier Molina. Thus, the news that Molina will miss 8-12 weeks due to a torn ligament in his thumb is very bad news for St. Louis. There are a lot of indispensable players in baseball. Yadier Molina may be at the top of that list. Out 2-3 months with torn thumb ligament...
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Homer Bailey leaves start with apparent knee injury

During Thursday’s Cubs-Reds game, Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey left the game with an apparent knee injury. He immediately began to flex his knee, and it was later revealed that he had pain in his patellar tendon. Bailey left game with pain in the patella tendon of his right knee. #reds — John Fay (@johnfayman) July 10, 2014 Well, that’s obviously not a good thing for a...
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The Rockies insist they’re not trading Michael Cuddyer or anyone else

Michael Cuddyer might not be activated from the disabled list by MLB’s July 31 deadline. If he’s fully recovered from his shoulder injury, several playoff contenders could show interest in his right-handed bat. However, that’s apparently irrelevant because the Rockies don’t want to trade him. Owner Dick Monfort made that clear in an interview with the Denver Post‘s Patrick...
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MLB players likely to be traded by July 31st

We’re officially three weeks away from the non-waiver trade deadline and after last week’s Cubs-A’s deal setting one heck of a precedent for the trade market, here’s the players most likely to be dealt by July 31st: David Price, LHP – Tampa Bay Rays Kind of an easy one, but perhaps no other player on the trade market makes as much sense to trade right now as Price. Thanks...
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WATCH: Umpire get drilled in mask by flying bat

This was a pretty scary moment from Wednesday night’s Twins-Mariners game. Eduardo Nunez fouled off a pitch from Brandon Maurer and lost his grip on the bat after the swing. Nunez’s bat then smacked home plate umpire Gabe Morales in the mask. The sound it made was just gross, and I’m thankful that Morales wasn’t seriously injured. I don’t know if anything could have really...
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Dugout Digest – the rising red tide

Just one short week ago, the Milwaukee Brewers were cruising along with the largest division lead in baseball. The Cardinals, Reds, and Pirates were 6.5, 7, and 7 games behind the Brewers in the standings, and it looked like Milwaukee would be able to feast on a weak schedule and go into the All-Star Break with a hefty lead. Of course, that didn’t go according to plan. The Brewers...
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Kyle Lohse’s pine tar laden bat was stuck to his hands

During Wednesday night’s Phillies-Brewers game, Kyle Lohse laid down a sac bunt in the fifth inning. He kept the bat in his hands for nearly his entire trek up the first base line, and when he got back into the dugout, we learned why – there was too much pine tar on the bat, and it was stuck to Lohse’s hands. Somewhere, George Brett is nodding approvingly.
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WATCH: Bigfoot at Coors Field for Rockies game

Someone let all of the Sasquatch hunters know – we found him. He was in the crowd at Coors Field today watching the Padres and Rockies. I wonder if San Diego offered him a contract after the game – he could probably out hit half of their current lineup.
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Masahiro Tanaka getting MRI exam on right arm

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka had his worst game of the season Tuesday night. Facing the Indians, the right-hander allowed five runs and 10 hits (two of them home runs) in 6.2 innings. He’s already allowed as many runs in two July starts than he did for five appearances in June. That led plenty of analysts to speculate that opposing teams were getting a read on Tanaka or that...
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The best defensive plays for the week ending July 8th

We’ve got some real winners on defense this week. Let’s kick this off right, shall we? July 2nd, Rockies vs Nationals – a picture perfect double play. What a gorgeous double play, and I’m actually not sure what the best part is – D.J. LeMahieu’s flip, or Troy Tulowitzki’s catch and throw. Call it a draw. July 2nd, Rangers vs Orioles – the most casual robbery ever...
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2014 trade deadline primer: the best players on the market by position

We’re getting into the nitty gritty of trade deadline season, and some teams have already made improvements to their rosters (hello, Athletics and Yankees). But which players that haven’t been moved yet are the best possible upgrades for teams that need to get better? Good question. These are the best players potentially available on the trade market by position. Catcher. Jason...
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Dugout Digest – the battle of Texas

I don’t think anyone would have predicted that the Rangers-Astros series heading into the All-Star Break would be too pivotal, but it is – in a way that none of us really expected. It’s a battle for last place in the AL West, and the mantle of “the worst team in baseball” – seriously. Houston has taken the first two games of the series, and is just a game behind the Rangers...
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WATCH: Line drive goes through webbing of Eric Hosmer’s glove

This isn’t something you see every day…this play looks just like your typical deflected line drive until you watched the slow motion replay. Then you realize that Kevin Kiermaier hit the ball so hard that he went through the webbing of Eric Hosmer’s glove. Wild.
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Trade needs for every MLB contender

The July 31 MLB trade deadline is three weeks away, but trading season already got off to an explosive start with the A’s getting Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs. The Yankees soon followed by acquiring Brandon McCarthy from the D-Backs. It’s possible that Oakland wiped out the trade market for starting pitching with its deal, but there could still be some big names...
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Examining the state of the Chicago Cubs

The holiday weekend brought about a bit of role reversal for the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics. The Cubs, formerly known as a team that would go out and acquire notable talent in order for a playoff run, unloaded some notable talent in order to stockpile some youth on the A’s, the team known for acquiring the youngsters and change-of-scenery types. The Cubs sent Jeff...
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Here’s Prince Fielder in ESPN’s Body Issue

In all honest…I expected worse. Prince Fielder on @ESPNMag #ESPNBody issue http://t.co/wjFmCl00EP pic.twitter.com/XJQH7gD6CY — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 8, 2014
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Dugout Digest – the AL West is planting its flag

Can we go ahead and give some praise to the American League West? Three of the four best records in the American League belong to AL West teams, and the three best run differentials in baseball are possessed by the A’s, Angels, and Mariners. In a world where the AL East is experiencing some near-unseen mediocrity and the AL Central is its usual Tiger-dominated self, it’s almost...
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Bronson Arroyo needs Tommy John surgery, adding to Diamondbacks’ woes

The chaos in the desert isn’t even funny anymore, it’s just sad – starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who the team signed to a two-year, $23.5 million contract this offseason, will require Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season (and probably, a good chunk of 2015 as well). #Dbacks Bronson Arroyo needs TJ surgery. — Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB)...
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D-Backs begin dismantling, but Kevin Towers is off to a poor start

It was only a matter of time before the Arizona Diamondbacks officially began looking toward next year. The D-Backs have arguably been the biggest disappointment in MLB this season (Red Sox and Rangers fans might disagree with that), compiling the worst record and run differential in the National League. With the All-Star break and trade deadline quickly approaching, it’s time...
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WATCH: Most exciting walkoffs of the week

This week, we’ve got some extra inning walk offs, a walk off grand slam, and yes, some walk offs that were self-inflicted by the losing team. June 30th, Athletics vs Tigers A walk off grand slam? That’s awesome. Good on you, Rajai Davis. He could have just put one in the gap or the corner to tie the game, but he wanted the full monty. July 1st, Diamondbacks vs Pirates When...
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Is Brandon McCarthy another bounceback candidate for the Yankees?

It’s safe to say Brandon McCarthy’s time in Arizona did not go as planned. Signed to a two-year, $15.5 million deal prior to last season, McCarthy was traded to the New York Yankees over the weekend for the equivalent of a bag of balls: a replacement-level pitcher in Vidal Nuno, with the Diamondbacks even giving the Yankees money in the deal. McCarthy’s stint in the desert...
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Twins have installed self-serve beer stations at Target Field

The Minnesota Twins are experimenting with a new concession feature that could make fans at next week’s All-Star Game extremely happy – they’ve introduced self-serve beer stations. To use one of the stations, fans will need to show their ID at a cash register and load a card with either $10 or $20. They’ll then scan their card at the machine, choose the beer they want (Bud...
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Most egregious All-Star snubs

Well, the 2014 All-Stars have been announced, and as expected, no baseball fan is happy. There are several notable players that were absent from the rosters for one reason or another, and while the bulk of these guys will end up making it (either through injuries or the Final Vote campaign), they shouldn’t have even had to wait this far – they should already be All-Stars. I think...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels pitcher gives up on pop up, catches it anyway

During Sunday’s Astros-Angels game, Angels pitcher Mike Morin did what he was supposed to do on this pop up – he got out of the way, and let his infielders take care of it. But then, something strange happened, and Morin was spurred into action. Yup – Hank Conger and C.J. Cron collided, and neither of them caught the ball. Instead, a squatting Morin showed off his cat-like...
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Dugout Digest – contenders and pretenders

The last couple of weeks have actually done a good job at separating the contenders from the pretenders in the National League. The American League picture is still a little muddy thanks to the Rays getting hot and both of the Wild Card spots going to teams in the AL West, but in the NL, I think we have a pretty solid idea of which teams will be looking for a playoff spot in the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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