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Astros players resent Mark Appel’s promotion to Double-A

Having a 9.74 ERA in the minor leagues would usually result in a pitcher being released. In Mark Appel’s case, it led to a promotion. And that has members of the Houston Astros peeved. Appel, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, was promoted from High-A Lancaster where he was struggling, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Have To Get Better At Replay Challenges

Friends, I know it doesn’t feel significant, but it is. Mike Matheny and the Cardinals have to get better at replay challenges. Sunday’s 1-0 win was a brisk, tense game. With no margin for error, Wainwright pitched a gem and the game winning RBI came off Matt Holliday’s home run in the top of the 1st. Should it have been so close? Before Holliday’s at bat, Kolten Wong hit...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays RHP Chris Archer takes offense to David Ortiz's showboating

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David Ortiz and David Price have a contentious history, and now Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer isn't fond of the Boston Red Sox star's on-field actions. Archer allowed a 376-foot, three-run home run to Ortiz in the top of the third inning Sunday in Boston's 3-2 victory at Tropicana Field that snapped Tampa Bay's nine-game winning...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: time to part with Parra

The Arizona Diamondbacks have a lot of problems. They make disastrous trades involving elite players who aren’t “gritty” enough. They discourage Brandon McCarthy from throwing his cutter and trade him. McCarthy dominates in his first three starts with his new team using his cutter liberally. But not all of the Diamondback’s problems are bad ones. They have a logjam in the...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Nelson falls short against Mets' deGrom in rookie pitchers' duel

MILWAUKEE -- Before the game, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke spoke to how impressed he was with New York Mets rookie starter Jacob deGrom. Little did he know just how good the right-hander was about to be against his team. In a battle of two of the better young pitchers in the National League, deGrom held the Brewers scoreless over 6 1/3 innings Sunday, leading the Mets to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Air Force Mother Reunites With Son On Field At Phillies Game (Video)

For a young Philadelphia Phillies fan, it must feel really awesome to be dancing with the Phillie Phanatic on the field during a game. As cool as that is, it’s even more amazing when your mother serving overseas in the Air Force surprises you on the field while you’re dancing with the famous mascot. That’s exactly what happened to a boy on Sunday at Citizens Bank Ballpark during...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Harrison eludes would-be tags in wild rundown

When MLB players are caught in rundowns, they’re rarely able to avoid being tagged out without an error or gaffe of some sort. But in Sunday’s Pirates-Rockies game, Josh Harrison did just that by utilizing a variety of jukes, cut-backs and some good old-fashioned speed. After stealing second base on a 1-0 count in the sixth inning of the game, Harrison accidentally slid past...
Via The Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays’ Chris Archer: David Ortiz ‘Feels Like He’s Bigger Than The Game’

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz lost another fan within the Tampa Bay Rays’ starting rotation. Ortiz launched a three-run homer Sunday in the Red Sox’s 3-2 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. The nine-time All-Star capped his blast with an emphatic bat flip and a slow trot around the bases, which drew the ire of Rays starter Chris Archer, who said he now understands why...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod turns 39 today, continues to stay quiet

Johnathan Daniel/Getty Images The lightning rod of attention, Alex Rodriguez celebrates his 39 birthday today quietly and without much fanfare. Since his highly criticized fight with MLB and Bud Selig over the Biogenesis scandal, A-Rod has done a good job of lying low and staying out of the media this year. In taking the proper steps to return to the Yankees next year, Rodriguez...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Unlikely To Sign Extension With New Team If Traded By Red Sox

Jon Lester’s stance isn’t changing. The left-hander wants to be with the Boston Red Sox in 2015. Lester, who said Friday that he’d be open to re-signing with Boston over the offseason even if the Red Sox traded him before Thursday’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, reiterated the notion Sunday. Lester even took things a step further, telling WEEI.com.com...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. After beating the team he grew up rooting for, Jake Odorizzi now gets to finally face the club that drafted him. The former Milwaukee Brewers first-round pick seeks his first three-start win streak Monday night at home for the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a three-game set. Odorizzi (6-8, 3.97 ERA), who grew up about 33...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who has been clamoring for Eric Fryer?!

Terry Ryan on fans clamoring for the #MNTwins to call players up: "They all wanted people. A lot of the people that they wanted are here." — Tyler Mason (@FSNtylermason) July 27, 2014 I guess the question I have is what number is Terry Ryan’s threshold for “a lot”? Here is the list of players that had even the slightest bit of buzz before they came up: Danny Santana...
Via The Rhino and Compass
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Master unveils his Chase Headley Homer Howl

"You can bank on Chase... Headley is deadly."Homer Howl Analysis:Bank: Do the Yankees know that John is giving free advertising? Are they banking any money here? If we're looking for an ad tie-in here, how about a singing, "Chase is the place for the helpful hardball man!"Deadly: There are many other rhyme options. "Headley is deadly, readily."...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

10 Players Ejected In Triple-A Brawl Between Albuquerque, Reno (Video)

The Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, got into a nasty brawl on Saturday night. The brawl, as you may have imagined, started the same way that many do. A pitch got away from an Aces’ pitcher, which didn’t make Isotopes’ infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena very happy. Arruebarrena...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Frank Thomas gives emotional HOF induction speech

There are few things more powerful than raw emotion exuded by an athlete thanking a parent after accomplishing something incredible. We saw Kevin Durant getting choked up when he thanked his mother after receiving his NBA MVP award earlier this year. And on Sunday, it was Frank Thomas who had trouble getting through his Hall of Fame induction speech as he fought through tears to...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Land Five On MLB.com Top 100 Prospects List

MLB.com released its latest set of prospect rankings tonight, and the Mets have five prospects who made the cut. Noah Syndergaard (13), Kevin Plawecki (67), Brandon Nimmo (67), Michael Conforto (86), and Dominic Smith (88) each made the overall top 100 list. Here’s some of what the MLB.com staff had to say about each of them: Syndergaard: Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Players To Be Traded By Both Trade Deadlines

Jon Lester could headline potential deadline deals The MLB trade deadline is about to get even wilder. For the past month we have been seeing names swirl around the rumor mill. Some rumors became reality, others are just fairy tales. It truly is a fun part of the season. Let’s take a look at who I feel will be moved and I will specify which deadline. These five players will be...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Debating Trades and Rumors for the Phillies

Although he will still be a member of the Philadelphia Phillies on August 1, Cliff Lee could bring a decent package of untested talent within the next five weeks. But how much money would the Phils have to eat for a worthwhile return? Before reviewing the local stars who could change uniforms, this article presents the unvarnished predicament when a run is over. Please, scroll down...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Players that could be Orioles come July 31st

July 31st is a day that both fans of America’s Pastime and those who are employed by it circle on their calenders. It’s day that could make or break a team’s season and future with just one phone call. Yes that’s right, the Trade Deadline is arguably the single most important day in the Baseball world, simply because it really can make or break a team’s season! Countless...
Via DC Sports-Kings
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Torre: I 'feel terrible' for forgetting to thank Steinbrenner

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre admitted he screwed up during his 28-minute Hall of Fame induction speech, because he failed to thank former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. “I missed thanking the most obvious guy in the world when you’re talking about the Yankees,” a visibly shaken Torre told the New York Daily News. “I mentioned George, but my plan was to thank...
Via Intrigue Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steven Pearce’s amazing catch against Mariners

With the Orioles in a dog fight in the AL East, every win counts. And no win was bigger than today’s win at SAFECO Field against the Seattle Mariners. With the Orioles ahead in the standings by 2 1/2 games, and the Blue Jays beating the Yankees earlier in the day, the O’s needed to pull one out to keep their lead at three games, and Steven Pearce (not to be confused with Steven...
Via DC Sports-Kings
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: New York eyeing Twins' Josh Willingham

The New York Yankees are in need of both pitching and hitting upgrades. They have already acquired three pitchers already this month and are likely to add another one, but they are also aggressively searching the trade market for another bat.Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees are eyeing Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham. #452503468 / gettyimages.comWillingham...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves cap Hall of Fame day with win over Padres

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 8-3 romp of the Padres on Sunday -- a late-afternoon start which allowed the Turner Field faithful (31,456) to also watch the Hall of Fame ceremonies, principally starring Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and longtime skipper Bobby Cox: 1. Leave it to the surging Gerald Laird to kick-start the Braves' monstrous inning...
Via Fox Sports South
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright’s gem leads Cardinals to 1-0 win over Cubs

Matt Holliday hit his 10th home run of the season with a solo shot in the Top of the 1st giving the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. That was all Cardinals’ ace Adam Wainwright needed. With seven shutout innings this afternoon at Wrigley Field, it marked the 10th time out of 21 starts this season that Wainwright has gone seven or more scoreless innings in an outing. That led to his Major...
Via Cardinals Farm
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: The Jon Lester Conundrum

Brief confession: I hate the MLB Trading Deadline. I don’t mind it in theory, and if I was a casual fan with no team allegiance, it would be a blast to see how the league scrambles to make tiny adjustments (or huge-dynamite-blow-it-up moves) for a playoff push. I hate it like I hate rollercoasters. There fun in theory, but most of the time I just close my eyes, wait for that sinking...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss
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