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MLB Week 2 recap: A-Rod 2 homers shy of Willie Mays

It was an exciting second week of the baseball season, with significant callups  and bench clearing arguments happening already. Here’s at what’s happened and what to expect in each corner of the league: American League East: So far, the success of Alex Rodriguez has been the biggest story. He’s just two homeruns shy of catching Willie Mays at 660, and he is sporting a 1.157...
Via Sports-Glory
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Rolling right along, the Tigers begin four-game series with Yankees

After another series win and a game the offense finally got itself going in a nine-run output against the White Sox, the Tigers (10-2) continue their ten game home stand tonight when they take on the 6-6 New York Yankees. Alfredo Simon takes the hill for the Tigers looking for his 3rd win of the season while coming off a gem Wednesday in Pittsburgh giving up just two hits over eight...
Via The Majors Detroit
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dalton Pompey: Give Him Some Time

This ten-game Toronto Blue Jays  homestand promised to be a memorable one for local product Dalton Pompey, but it turned out to be one for all the wrong reasons. The usually solid defensively Pompey misplayed a pair of balls, and it turned into four runs for Atlanta, as the surprising Braves took two of three from Toronto this weekend. The first miscue was a twisting, winding route...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zach Eflin's dominance earns him Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors

Earlier today, we took a look at the Phillies top 10 prospects and how they've been performing after the first full week of play. One of the many standouts on the list is number five prospect, Zach Eflin, who the Phillies acquired in the deal that sent Jimmy Rollins to...
Via Philliedelphia
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Jim Palmer blasts David Ortiz over ejection

  Jim Palmer doesn’t sound like he’s a big fan of David Ortiz.   The former Baltimore Orioles pitcher and Hall of Famer ripped into Ortiz on Sunday after the Boston Red Sox designated hitter was ejected during Boston’s eventual loss to the Orioles. Ortiz was given the gate for arguing a checked swing call that went against the Red Sox slugger. FINALLY Ortiz...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

A new rivalry brews in pretty much the most eventful & exciting April series one can ask for

This weekend’s series vs. the Oakland A’s was something, eh? What was supposed to be the bittersweet return of Billy Butler to Kansas City, became an ugly, hate fueled series in the top of the seventh inning of the opening game Friday night. With the score tied at 4 after a Stephen Vogt’s second home run off of starter Jeremy Guthrie (the third solo shot of the night...
Via Royals Blue
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston’s Kemp and Pena to Receive Their Minor League Gold Gloves

The Astros have a couple of Gold Glove Award winners playing in their minor league system. At the Double-A level, the Corpus Christi Hooks second baseman Tony Kemp and catcher Roberto Pena were both part of the Lancaster JetHawks’ (A+), 2014 California League championship team. Both players will receive Rawlings Gold Glove Awards from minor league baseball president Pat O’Conner...
Via Baseball Essential
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cooler Heads Needed in Kansas City

A wild weekend in Kansas City came roaring to a hostile conclusion yesterday afternoon. Little did new A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie know when he slid hard into Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar on Friday night, that he was setting off what has the makings of one of the best baseball feuds in recent memory. Escobar is now day-to-day with a sprained knee. Here is the slide, which...
Via Baseball Essential
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The Fernando Rodney experiment continues

Despite a great 2014 campaign, Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney has experienced some struggles to start off the 2015 season. Through five appearances, Rodney has posted an ERA of 12.46 and a WHIP of 2.54. These numbers are appalling for somebody who is usually near the top of the league in saves. His first blown save was against Oakland on April 12th. Felix Hernandez had pitched...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Add Veteran Reliever Mitchell Boggs

Lawrenceville, GA – The Gwinnett Braves announced today the addition of right-hander Mitchell Boggs to the club’s 25-man roster. The Atlanta Braves recently signed Boggs to a minor league contract. Boggs, 31, signed as a free agent with Boston on January 5 and appeared in five Spring Training games for the Red Sox, going 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA (4 ER in 4.0 IP). He was released...
Via i70baseball
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Win Away Series Against Giants

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Josh Collmenter pitchers against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 17, 2015, in San Francisco. Collmenter threw a four-hitter as Arizona won 9-0. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Last season the Arizona Diamondbacks were the laughing stock, with their last-place finish, but that’s not how the beginning of this season is...
Via The Sports Journal
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers the favorites to sign Cuban pitcher Yadier Alvarez

The Los Angeles Dodgers, fresh off of signing Cuban infielder Hector Olivera, have jumped right back into the international free agent market and are the favorites to sign coveted pitcher Yadier Alvarez, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Alvarez, 19, has also drawn varying levels of interest from the Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, and Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Baseball Essential
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The best hitters and pitchers: Week 2

Welcome to week two of our ongoing catalog of the best hitters and pitchers of the week. In the first edition Adrian Gonzalez slugged 5 home runs on his way to top honors. Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 batters in 6.1 innings to earn his not.  Today we’ll be highlighting two new players who provided us with the most impressive performances in week two of the season. BEST HITTER...
Via The Outside Corner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles-Toronto Blue Jays Series Preview

The Baltimore Orioles visit Toronto for a three game series with the Blue Jays starting on Tuesday this week.  The Orioles are finishing a road trip that started on Friday in Boston, where the O’s split the four game series with the Red Sox.  The Blue Jays are in the final series of a 10 game homestand, and have lost 5 of 7 so far.  The Orioles are 5-5 in their last 10 games...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vol. 2: AL West Weekly Wrap-Up

Nelson Cruz. Photo Credit: Getty Images.   Here we already already through week two of the regular season so it is time for another volume of the AL West Weekly Wrap-Up. Weekly Wrap-Ups will be coming to you on Baseball Hot Corner for each division all-season, summarizing each team’s week, naming both a position player and pitcher of the week and giving you our take on the power...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is the Mets bullpen a cause for concern now?

The Mets have been known to abuse the lefty relievers and have them pitch very often, but not a lot when they do. The seemed to have slightly solved the problem this season by bringing in three lefty relievers into the bullpen allowing each to be stretched out for more than one batter and still have someone to use in an emergency situation. Jerry Blevins was lights out against...
Via Mets360.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

What can the Los Angeles Dodgers learn from Kris Bryant and the Cubs?

The first couple weeks of the MLB season were headlined by the Chicago Cubs and top prospect Kris Bryant. In short, Bryant is the best prospect in baseball and dominated Spring Training, but began the season in the minor leagues. Had Bryant began the season in the majors, 2015 would count as a full year against him and he would be eligible to become a free agent after the 2020...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scooter Gennett will miss time after cutting his hand in the shower

It’s not going too well for the Milwaukee Brewers. The team has the worst record in baseball at 2-10, and now they’re going to be without second baseman Scooter Gennett for a few days because of a hand injury. That hand injury? He cut himself in the shower. Dammit, Scooter. How bad is it going for #Brewers. 2B Scooter Gennett cut his hand in shower after game Sunday, got stitches...
Via The Outside Corner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scooter Gennett will miss time after cutting his hand in the shower

It’s not going too well for the Milwaukee Brewers. The team has the worst record in baseball at 2-10, and now they’re going to be without second baseman Scooter Gennett for a few days because of a hand injury. That hand injury? He cut himself in the shower. Dammit, Scooter. How bad is it going for #Brewers. 2B Scooter Gennett cut his hand in shower after game Sunday, got stitches...
Via Bloguin Best
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harvey Again Calling The Shots

It dawns on me how the New York Mets can prevent Matt Harvey from leaving for another team when he becomes a free agent. I should have thought of this earlier. They should fire Terry Collins and make Harvey a pitcher-manager. Why not? HARVEY: Good to be king. (ESPN). After after hearing the details from Sunday’s start, and Harvey’s previous track record, it seems obvious he’s...
Via New York Mets Report
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets continue to win as injuries mount

It was a bittersweet weekend for the New York Mets. Yes, they completed a four game sweep of the Miami Marlins and pushed their winning streak up to 8 games. They also became the first National League team to reach 10 wins, at 10-3. They’ve also managed to come from behind in 6 of the 8 wins. Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares and Michael Cuddyer each have put together hitting streaks of...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NL Central Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the NL Central. 1. Kris Bryant 3B – Cubs: After being sent down to Triple A Iowa for a handful of games, the most hyped prospect in recent memory is finally in the majors. After three strikeouts...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz responds to Jim Palmer's criticism

    This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — David Ortiz was still hot under the collar roughly 24 hours following his ejection against the Baltimore Orioles. Only this time, his anger wasn’t directed at the umpiring crew.   Jim Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher and longtime Orioles broadcaster, criticized Ortiz via Twitter after the slugger was tossed for...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Beat O’s and Split Series in Rain Shortened Game

The Red Sox have the 11:00am start on Marathon Monday, so players on both teams probably showed up exhausted to the ballpark.  The Sox had Justin Masterson on the mound vs. Wei-Yin Chen for the O’s.  Not only was it an early start, but it was a rainy, windy, cold day out at the park.  The Sox were able to battle through behind Masterson’s strong start and breeze to the win...
Via Fenway West
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

NL West Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the NL West.  1. Joc Pederson OF – Dodgers: After a tough start to his major-league career last year, Pederson could not have started 2015 better. The 23 year old boasts a .289 average...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 hours ago  |  Discuss
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