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Pitcher Profile: Carlos Carrasco And The Final Push

We're so close to the finish line!  The marathon is nearing the final push; your legs are weakening, you're starting to feel incontinent... Well, Jonathan Papelbon sure was yesterday!  But we're looking at the starting pitchers here in the Pitcher Profile corner, and the emergence of Carlos Carrasco since re-inserted into the rotation has been carrying fantasy owners...
Via Razzball
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Sep 15

Last Friday I gambled with a Blue Jays stack against inferior Tampa Bay rookie Nate Karns. Karns pitched a shutout (7 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 8 K) and the rest of my lineup flamed out as well. Even Vidal Nuno, who had been on a prolonged stretch of solid starts, pumpkined in netting me negative points. Friday’s Official Lineup (click to enlarge) Today we have a semi-shortened slate of...
Via Baseball Professor
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Recent Winning Ways Could Prove Costly in the Long Run

Ruben Amaro Jr. could stay put thanks to the Phillies recent winnings ways. (AP Photo). Lets face it, this has not exactly been a fun year for Phillies fans. The aging team that we all thought would struggle to compete has lived up to our expectations. The GM that fans thought was incompetent did nothing to diminish that philosophy at the trade deadline when he failed to make a...
Via Phillies Nation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka throws five scoreless, Yankees lose simulated game

New York Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka tossed five innings of scoreless ball in a simulated game this afternoon, but as in real games, the Bombers went on to lose.Tanaka, who has been trying to avoid surgery for a partially torn UCL, threw 65 pitches and allowed six hits while striking out four batters according to multiple beat writers. YES reporter Meredith Marakovits reported...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rare triple play sparks Pirates' comeback victory over Cubs

Shoddy defense cost the Pirates two runs Sunday and created the stunning possibility of a second straight loss against the woeful Chicago Cubs. So it was at once absurd and sublime that the game turned on a triple play. “You could feel the momentum change,” said third baseman Josh Harrison, who triggered the play by snagging a well-struck grounder. The Pirates were trailing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler's two-run homer helps Detroit complete big sweep over Cleveland

The late-inning heroics keep coming for the Tigers. So do the wins. For the second straight day, Detroit beat up a normally stingy Cleveland bullpen and mounted another thrilling come-from-behind win Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep over the third-place Indians at Comerica Park. This time, Ian Kinsler played the role of late-inning hero with a two-run, go-ahead home...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays bounce back after blowing lead, beat Blue Jays

Nothing comes easy for the Rays these days. Certainly not Sunday's 6-5, 10-inning win over the Blue Jays. Before exhaling and high-fiving their way off the field, the Rays blew another four-run lead late, with Grant Balfour and Jake McGee giving up home runs; scored only once after loading the bases to start the 10th; then hung on as the unlikely duo of Brandon Gomes and Jeff...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is There a MVP-Case for Jose Altuve?

There’s no question that Jose Altuve is having an amazing season. What’s amazing, though, is how little attention it is receiving. Although he plays in a larger-sized market in Houston, his publicity is really suffering from being on one of the worst teams in baseball. But is there a case for Altuve to be the MVP? It might not be as wild as you think. Batting .339/.376/.450 is...
Via Batting Leadoff
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Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Sep 16

We’re down to the final two weeks of the 2014 season and while I personally can’t wait for the offseason to begin (to enhance our offerings for 2015!) we still have daily baseball to cover! Here are Tuesday’s rankings: Nate Eovaldi will travel to Citi Field to take on the Mets. While “average” is about the nicest thing you can say about Eovaldi’s last two months of work...
Via Baseball Professor
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Is Getting His Own Air Jordan 1 Released This Weekend

As Derek Jeter is putting the finishing touches on an outstanding career, teams around the league have been giving Jeter gifts during his farewell tour. Jordan Brand also has a tribute of its own planned. What better way to celebrate the career of the Captain than by creating a Jeter Collection sneaker based on Jordan Brand’s most iconic sneaker of all-time, the Air Jordan 1?...
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is the shine off Parker’s prospect status?

There’s not much left to look forward to this baseball season, and least in relation to the Colorado Rockies. Such is the fate of a team that, after an 0-6 road trip in which they scored just eight runs in six contests, is still threatening to lose 100 games for the first time in franchise history. About the only thing left to enjoy then, besides the last days of sunshine at Coors...
Via Mile High Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Chicago Cubs

The Cubs certainly weren’t expected to contend in a loaded NL Central with the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds. The Brewers emerging as a contender through most of the season (before their September collapse) didn’t make matters easier. But at least the Cubs weren’t going to be dead-last, thanks to the D-Backs and Rockies. But thanks to the young talent team president Theo Epstein...
Via Bloguin Best
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Black Shut Down, Likely Out For Season

UPDATE (9/15/14) Terry Collins speaking before Monday nights game said that Vic Black will be shut down for five to six days as he continues to deal with a herniated disk. Given the amount of games left this season, it’s likely he has seen the end to his 2014 campaign. Original Story After seeing a stark decrease in velocity during Saturday night’s game, Vic Black has been scheduled...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Air Jordan 1 ‘Jeter’

The Derek Jeter farewell tour has now been extended to the Jordan line with the Air Jordan 1 ‘Jeter’ set to be released as part of a Jordan Jeter Collection dropping in a few days. Featuring Yankees navy and sail colors, with subtle pinstripes and gold logos highlights. The Captain will look right a home wearing these on the basketball court as he enjoys retirement. Look for...
Via Hooped Up
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Wins AL Player Of The Week Honors

(FenwayNation Photo)Why can't we get players like that? Jon Lester—he of the Oakland A's—won the American League Player Of The Week for the period ending on Sunday, September 14th. In two starts over that span, the former (and possibly) future Red Sox ace went 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA. In 14 innings pitched last week, the big lefty struck out 15 batters. He is almost single...
Via FenwayNation
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collins, Alderson’s Status To Be Determined At Seasons End, Expected To Return

According to Andy Martino, the Mets are expected to retain both General Manager Sandy Alderson and Manager Terry Collins, but will make an official announcement at the end of the year. Alderson seems eager to return. “We still have some things to accomplish, and I would like to be here when we do” (Martino, NYDN). Sandy Alderson told The Daily News that “What we will do is...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Russell Martin 'perfect fit' for Chicago

The Chicago Cubs are getting closer to becoming a contender. They are starting to see the future now -- Chicago has called up many of their top prospects this September -- and contention does not appear to be too far away. If they have a good offseason, we could possibly be seeing the Cubs in the playoffs as soon as next season.#455204138 / gettyimages.comOne piece that the Cubs...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: Jake Peavy wants to pitch past this year

San Francisco Giants starter Jake Peavy will be a free agent after the 2014 season, but has expressed that he wants to continue pitching past this year. If he continues to pitch well for the Giants, there is a good possibility that the club will resign him next year.#455291556 / gettyimages.comPeavy came to the Giants from the Boston Red Sox in late July with a 4.72 ERA and a 1...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Mariners vs. Clinch

This could be the clinchiest series the Angels ever clinched. They can clinch a playoff berth and the AL West title all in this series. They can also clinch at least a tie for their second-most wins in a season ever at 97. The only thing they can’t clinch is the best record in the AL, though they can push it pretty close. The downside of that is that this could be the last semi...
Via Monkey with a Halo
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Stars In Rap Video About #HunterPenceSigns

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Via Next Impulse Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners To Release Scout Involved In Jesus Montero Ice Cream Fiasco

The Seattle Mariners scout who had an ice cream sandwich delivered to Jesus Montero during a minor league game is now looking for a new job. CBS Sports reports that the Mariners plan to release Butch Baccala a month after he yelled at Montero to hustle off the field and then sent ice cream to the dugout for the 24-year-old catcher. Montero then angrily approached the stands,...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here is Visual Proof That Chris Sale Is Not Human

Thank you, Deadspin, for unraveling the mystery that is the anatomy of White Sox pitcher Chris Sale.  As the article above proves, Chris Sale is, in fact, an invertebrate humanoid alien likely from a galaxy Neil DeGrasse Tyson is yet to know about. How Sale got here, we will never know. Nor will we ever figure out how he doesn’t require weekly elbow reconstruction surgery. One...
Via Sports Mockery
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Tickets 38% Below Average For Series vs Nationals

Ervin Santana Atlanta Braves – Photo Credit – LWYang After losing three consecutive games over the weekend to the worst team in baseball in the Texas Rangers, the Washington Nationals head to Atlanta to play the Atlanta Braves for three games at Turner Field. Following this week’s series with the Nationals, the Braves schedule will host final regular season home stands against...
Via Hot Stove MLB
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Outfileder Hunter Pence Stars in Hilarious Rap Video

When the Giants took on the Mets at Citi Field, Giants outfielder, Hunter Pence, was met with hecklers attempting to troll Pence by holding signs and delivering creative insults. Multiple Twitter counts emerged called “Hunter Pence Signs” and people began tweeting their own versions of the signs and using the hash tag #HunterPenceSigns. Then, Pence had these hysterical comebacks...
Via Sports Mockery
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis still out Monday

As the Atlanta Braves season continues to spiral out of control, their slugging catcher Evan Gattis continues to be shelved with strep throat.  He is not in the lineup today and Kevin McAlpin is reporting that he is going again to doctors to see why he is still feeling symptoms.  Evan Gattis is seeing doctors once again to determine why his symptoms of strep throat continue to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 hours ago  |  Discuss
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