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Guess who is leading the Cardinals in hitting?

With the heroics Tuesday night from St. Louis Cardinals Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday and Jon Jay, the contributions of Matt Adams were perhaps not fully appreciated. Not only is the big first baseman continuing to impress defensively, the left-handed hitter went 2-for-4 with a run scored in St. Louis’ 3-0 win over the New York Mets. Now batting .346 on the season, Adams...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

In Defense of Jacoby Ellsbury

Source Even when Jacoby Ellsbury won us all free tacos in 2007, even when he was healthy, I always kept myself from embracing him fully. He certainly helped the Red Sox during his time here, and by all accounts was a good teammate; he even grew a beard during last season’s magical run. Source But through all that, there was a lingering certainty that Ellsbury’s presence...
Via In The Neutral Zone
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Price took a line drive to the nuts (GIF)

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price taught all of the young ballplayers in the world a valuable lesson on Tuesday night — always wear a cup. Had the lefthander not been wearing one, his night would have been much, much worse. Price was pitching to Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer in the top of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gyorko remaining the same level-headed man, even after his big contract extension

Forget designer jeans and gold necklaces. Armani? Not for this guy. Jedd Gyorko's big fashion statement comes on those days when he breezes into the clubhouse to punch in for work rocking a Cabela's cap. Uh, that's Cabela's. You know, "The World's Foremost Outfitter for Hunting, Fishing & Outdoor Gear." Says so right on the company's Web site...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The interesting case of Curtis Granderson

“Real New Yorkers are Mets fans,” are the most remembered words by Mets new outfielder Curtis Granderson during his press conference this past offseason.  Granderson entered 2014 with high expectations, and has seemed to fail each and every one of them.  Granderson has a batting average well below .200 after playing in 19 of the Mets first 20 games.  Of course, there is still...
Via Mets360.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres discussing trades for Nick Hundley

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres are discussing trades for veteran catcher Nick Hundley.By SD Dirk on Flickr via Wikimedia Commons"I've been around this game too long to speculate on things like that," Hundley told Lin in a short yet intimate piece about Hundley's perspective on his career's evolution. "Those are decisions...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper stopped hustling three days after getting benched for not hustling

It was lost in the hullabaloo over 500th home runs and generous Air Force servicemen, but Tuesday night’s Nationals-Angels game featured more base-running drama from Bryce Harper. Three days after being benched by new manager Matt Williams for a “lack of hustle” on the base paths, Harper did it again, half-heartedly jogging out a grounder in the fourth inning on Tuesday. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Zach Walters using ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’ as walk-up music (vid)

Washington Nationals utility infielder Zach Walters used “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” as his walk-up, at-bat music during Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Nationals Park. Another day, another story illustrating how “Frozen” has completely taken over major league baseball (see here and here), as it has pretty much every other […] The post Nationals’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umps botch the count even with instant replay's help

Even with the help of instant replay, these MLB umpires still botched the count.
Via Gamedayr
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, April 24

Take 30 seconds and vote in our Week 4 survey (plus see survey results from Week 3)! With 13 of Thursday’s 22 probable starters rated above average and four topping 20% above average, it looks like a good day for pitching. Here are some thoughts on Thursday’s matchups: Dan Haren has one of the highest ratings we’ve seen this season in his home start against Kyle Kendrick...
Via Baseball Professor
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Updates: Mark Trumbo, A.J. Pollock

The Arizona Diamondbacks will take part in the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field this afternoon when they take on the Cubs in the third game of a four-game series.  The Cubs have taken each of the first two games and the Diamondbacks will have to try and take one today without the services of two of their outfielders.Mark TrumboTrumbo injured his left foot late in Monday's loss...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Is Albert Pujols back?

  After a disastrous 2013 season, Albert Pujols looks to return to MVP form in 2014 Albert Pujols was widely considered one of the best hitters in baseball from 2001 to 2011. When Pujols left the St. Louis Cardinals for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, his career fell off track. Pujols put up decent number is 2012 – his first year in Los Angeles – but 2013 was a complete nightmare...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Daniel Nava To Be Optioned By Red Sox; Alex Wilson Recalled

The Boston Red Sox have been carrying a crowded outfield this season, and Daniel Nava reportedly will become the first casualty. With the Red Sox’s bullpen running on fumes and Shane Victorino nearly ready to return, Nava will be optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. In his place, the Red Sox reportedly will recall right-handed reliever...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie Is The Proud New Owner Of An Absolutely Atrocious Mustache

As someone who is terrible at growing facial hair, even I have to say that Brett Lawrie’s new mustache is god awful. As you can see in the selfie above, Lawrie has an upper lip caterpillar that probably prevents him from being able to come within a few hundred feet of a Chuck E. Cheese and/or public playground, but he really seems to like it for some reason. Lawrie on his new moustache...
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Campbell Making A Strong Case To Join Mets

The recent performance of 27-year old Eric Campbell (AKA “Soup”) in Las Vegas may be proving costly in Josh Satin’s future as bench player/platoon first basemen for the Mets. In limited at bats this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bear or Bull: Bullet with Butlerfly Wings

Billy Butler burned his fanboys last year, after a strong campaign in 2012.  I know everyone around here lovingly (or maybe bitterly) calls him “Moobs”, but that probably hurts his feelings… I bet that’s why he started out so slow this year. I am tweaking the categories a bit this time, because this methodology is still a work in progress.  Here are some quick notes on...
Via Razzball
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftStreet Matchups: April 23

Sign up for free with DraftStreet and claim your $500 Freeroll ticket. There’s a $10,000 guaranteed tournament tonight and a $100,000 guaranteed tournament next Friday. Before we get into today’s best and worst values, let’s talk a little strategy. One of the most widely used daily fantasy tactics is to start multiple players from one team, known as stacking. The idea is that...
Via Baseball Professor
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fans receiving cupcakes for Wrigley Field's 100th birthday

Wrigley Field knows how to party. From a 400-pound birthday cake replica of the stadium, to special edition "Happy 100th" cupcakes, there is enough food to go around for Cubs fans.
Via Gamedayr
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs get 400-pound cake for Wrigley Field's 100th birthday

Wrigley Field, the beloved ballpark and home of the Chicago Cubs since it was opened on April 23, 1914, is being celebrated on Wednesday on its 100th birthday with the pomp and circumstance deserving of such a significant milestone. In an age where the prevailing philosophy is that things get worse with age and the […] The post Cubs commemorate Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Earns Spot On Sugarland Skeeters Opening Day Roster

It is being reported that former NBA star Tracy McGrady has made the Sugarland Skeeters opening day roster and is expected to formerly sign with the team in the near future. The Skeeters kick off their season tomorrow with a home-stand against the Lancaster Barnstormers. The team has not made a formal announcement nor have they confirmed if McGrady will be utilized as a starter...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire Dan Robertson from Padres

The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielder Dan Robertson from the San Diego Padres for cash considerations, according to a team announcement. Although Robertson has never appeared in the majors and was at Triple-A El Paso for the Padres, he was added to the Rangers' active roster and will be available for tonight's game in Oakland. Robertson, who was selected by the Padres...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins to activate Furcal, reliever Marmol day-to-day

getty images The Miami Marlins are expected to activate second baseman Rafael Furcal from the disabled list in the next week. “He’ll play tomorrow (for Double-A Jacksonville on his rehab assignment),” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said prior to Wednesday’s game. “I think the plan for him, as of right now, is to be there for a week.” Once Furcal is activated he will take...
Via Tireball.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hannah Davis, Derek Jeter’s Girlfriend, Does GQ Photoshoot

Hannah Davis, the 23-year-old on-and-off girlfriend of Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, posed for a photoshoot with GQ Magazine. When pressed about her relationships, the two-time SI Swimsuit model noted that she’s “strangely intuitive, so I kind of know if I like you right of the bat.” She also added that she’s “very happy” with her current relationship with DJ. ...
Via Diehardsport
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Celebrate Wrigley Field’s Anniversary With 400-Pound Cake (Photos)

A special birthday usually calls for a special celebration. A special celebration, naturally, should have a 400-pound cake. The Chicago Cubs honored the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field in a big way on Wednesday, as The Cake Boss and his team of bakers from Carlos’ Bakery in New Jersey created a massive replica of the beloved ballpark. Happy 100th birthday, Wrigley! @Cubs will...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects

The Seattle Mariners farm system has been depleted by recent promotions to prospects such as Mike Zunino, Brad Miller, and Nick Franklin. Taijuan Walker is an elite prospect and should become a top of the rotation starter in the majors. Peterson can hit and should become a good Major League player as well. Paxton and Hultzen are extremely talented and the rest of the pitchers on...
Via Batting Leadoff
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

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