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Yankees prospect Ty Hensley “brutally attacked” over holidays

A shocking story involving New York Yankees prospect Ty Hensley emerged on Wednesday. According to a statement released by Hensley’s attorney, Rob Martin of ICON Sports, Hensley was hospitalized after being “brutally attacked” over the holidays in Oklahoma City. SBNation initially posted the statement. “On behalf of Ty Hensley and his family, we are able to confirm that...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez would like his Jheri curl on his Hall of Fame plaque

Aside from his dominant pitching one of the things that Pedro Martinez was most known for during his career was his fantastic Jheri curl. And while Pedro is likely going to be going into the Hall wearing a Red Sox cap on his plaque, he’d love it if his Jheri curl was featured. We agree, Pedro. Look at this beauty during its prime. ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 5: Pitcher Pedro Martinez...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson used great alias while staying in Cooperstown

When celebrities travel, they often use aliases when they’re staying at hotels. New Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson is no exception to the rule, though a 6’10, mulleted man would stand out a bit in rural Cooperstown, New York. However, Johnson still did use an alias while staying in Cooperstown, and his alias was an appropriate one – Eddie Plank. My last day being...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Miami Marlins have the best outfield in baseball?

It hasn’t exactly been quiet, but the Miami Marlins have managed to upgrade their roster substantially towards contending in 2015. In a National League East that is expected to be run by the Washington Nationals in the upcoming season, the Marlins seem to be the team that has the best chance of standing in their way in doing so. A primary reason that they find themselves in such...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The four new Hall of Famers presented the Late Show Top Ten

On Wednesday night’s edition of the Late Show with David Letterman, Letterman’s presenters of the evening’s top ten list were the four new inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz read off the list, which was “the top ten things things I said when I learned I made the Baseball Hall of Fame”. Well done, gents...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking ahead to the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Four players were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, representing the largest class going into Cooperstown since 1955. Over the past two years, seven players have received the necessary 75 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), making up for the embarrassment of no players being elected in 2013. Looking good gentlemen, looking...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies, Diamondbacks will play Spring Training game in Mexico

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies will be playing a Spring Training game in Hermosillo, Mexico on March 29th. International baseball this spring: Announced today #Rockies and #DBacks will play in Hermosillo, Mexico, on Sunday, Mar. 29. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 7, 2015 Hey, at least it’s not a regular season game, and at least the teams don’t need to...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rare baseball card collection worth a fortune

Dust off those old baseball cards in your attic, because they could be worth a fortune. On the most recent episode of the PBS series Antiques Roadshow, a woman brought along her set of cards from 1871 depicting the Boston Red Stockings. Her great-great grandmother had run a boarding house in Boston where the team had lived, and they enjoyed their time there so much they wrote letters...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s classic reaction to Hall of Fame election

On Tuesday, Pedro Martinez was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Red Sox had cameras with Pedro when he received the phone call informing him, and during the announcement on MLB Network. His reaction was absolutely classic. Exactly what you’d expect from him, right? The post Pedro Martinez’s classic reaction to Hall of Fame election appeared first on The Outside Corner.
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Minor league team is confused about poetry

The Kannapolis Intimidators (A-ball affiliate of the Chicago White Sox in the South Atlantic League) are trying to sell tickets for their 2015 season, but are having some issues. Their home season begins on April 16th against the Hickory Crawdads, and the Intimidators want a packed house. There’s just one problem… We don't do poetry. We do baseball. pic.twitter.com/5fFf9BfmkC...
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Yankees rescue Stephen Drew from free agent purgatory one winter late

One winter after he dangled in the wind until late-May because of the qualifying offer tendered to him by the Red Sox, Stephen Drew has finally signed with the team that it looked like he’d sign with all along – the New York Yankees. Source: Drew deal with #Yankees is one year, $5M with chance to earn $1.5M in performance bonuses. Again, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal...
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Darin Erstad is shocked he got a Hall of Fame vote

There’s always a section of players that gets a courtesy vote or two during the Hall of Fame voting each year that boggles everyone’s mind. This year, long-time Angels outfielder Darin Erstad was the recipient of a vote. The vote for Erstad was so ludicrous that even he can’t believe it. “@KenTremendous: Darin Erstad got a Hall of Fame vote. To be fair, he was one of the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio elected to Hall of Fame

The 2015 induction class for the Baseball Hall of Fame class was announced on Tuesday, and four players will be joining baseball’s immortal’s in Cooperstown: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio. Johnson received 97.3% of the vote on his first year on the ballot to coast into Cooperstown. He’ll be the first player to wear either a Mariners or Diamondbacks...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Appreciating this year’s likely one and done players

We’re just hours away from the announcement of the 2015 Hall of Fame class. While there are plenty of worthy candidates on the ballot this year, some have no shot at getting elected. Sure, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are going to coast in this year, and John Smoltz and Craig Biggio look like they’ll roll in this year, but there are plenty of players that aren’t going to...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds are going nowhere fast

What’s going nowhere fast and red all over? The Cincinnati Reds, of course! After a 76-win season, the Reds have seemingly adopted the bold strategy of maintaining the status quo. Their offseason thus far has consisted of just three moves of any note: trading away Mat Latos, trading away Aldredo Simon and trading for Marlon Byrd. That’s two moves with an eye on rebuilding...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies add veteran Aaron Harang to rotation

Following a bounceback year in 2014 with the Atlanta Braves, veteran Aaron Harang has caught on with Atlanta’s main contender for fourth place in the NL East, the Philadelphia Phillies. phillies have a deal with aaron harang, who had a nice year with braves in '14 — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 5, 2015 The Phillies have signed Aaron Harang to a one-year, $5 million...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sniffing around Colby Rasmus, Andre Ethier

The Baltimore Orioles need an outfielder to replace the departed Nick Markakis, and they’ve been inquiring about two intriguing players – free agent Colby Rasmus and current Dodger Andre Ethier. MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that Rasmus is the far more likely option, largely because of Ethier’s ridiculous contract with Los Angeles. Manager Buck Showalter met with Rasmus...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Those wild and crazy Padres tried to sign Hiroki Kuroda

Before Hiroki Kuroda signed with NPB’s Hiroshima Carp last week, he had an American suitor other than the New York Yankees – the San Diego Padres. Because let’s be honest here, there’s one thing the Padres *haven’t* done during their insane winter – acquire a top-tier starting pitcher. According to Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres were serious...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Haren still unlikely to pitch for Marlins

Perhaps the most interesting subplot of last month’s Marlins-Dodgers deal centered around Dee Gordon was the inclusion of Dan Haren. Haren previously had made it known that he had no desire to pitch for a team that wasn’t on the west coast, and would retire if he was traded. Well, the Dodgers traded him to Miami, and there was some uncertainty about whether or not Haren would...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants out on Shields and Scherzer, in on Zobrist

The San Francisco Giants have put together a quiet offseason following their 2014 World Championship. And while the club still needs some help, they won’t be looking at either Max Scherzer or James Shields. However, Ben Zobrist *is* still in play for the team. Giants are out on Shields, never in on Scherzer and still trying to work a deal on Zobrist according to sources ...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves bullpen will look much different in 2015

The Atlanta Braves bullpen will look a lot different in front of dominant closer Craig Kimbrel in 2015. Top set-up man Jordan Walden? Traded to the Cardinals. Reclamation project turned fireballer David Carpenter? Traded to the Yankees along with the promising Chasen Shreve. Reliable waiver claim Anthony Varvaro? DFAed and shipped off to Boston. When you combine those losses with...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds acquire Marlon Byrd, for some reason

Fresh off of selling off two-fifths of their rotation and making no other offseason moves of note, the Cincinnati Reds have chosen to trade for outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Phillies. Sources: #Phillies and #Reds have a deal involving Marlon Byrd. RHP Ben Lively one of players headed to PHI. Announcement coming today. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 31, 2014 ...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

TOC’s top ten articles of 2014

The season’s been over for two months now, but the year is just coming to a close. We thought it would be fun to look at TOC’s top ten most-viewed articles from the year and reflect a little bit. A lot of sites are doing this, and since we’re absolutely not unique or original, we figured we’d go ahead and join the party too. NB: some of these articles were posted before our...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

A Ben Zobrist trade now appears inevitable

A Ben Zobrist trade has always been likely at some point this season, but it was always a question of when it would happen. Well, that’s not a question anymore with the news that Tampa Bay has signed infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. That’s too many starting caliber middle infielders for the Rays now, so one of them has to go. That one is going to be Ben Zobrist and it is going to...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners, Padres nearing Seth Smith trade

The Seattle Mariners are closing in on another option for their outfield. The club is nearing a deal with the San Diego Padres that would bring Seth Smith to Seattle. The Padres are hunting pitcher Brandon Maurer in return. Been brewing for awhile but hearing #Mariners are Very close to trade for Seth Smith. — Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) December 30, 2014 The #Padres have...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss
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