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Update: Colorado Rockies reach out to fan who emailed corporate sponsor about dissolving relationship with club

Dick Monfort If one thing is certain, it is that the Colorado Rockies don't like bad publicity. They get upset when sports talk radio shows rip on them, and they don't like it when the Denver Post gives says anything negative.That was the main reason why I wrote about an initiative that might have a sliver of a chance of forcing changes in the Rockies front office. Last...
Via Rockies Review
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baby Toronto Blue Jays Fan Just Can't Stay Awake

When your team is not hitting anything (Blue Jays had three on the night) and getting killed by the opposition (Red So had 18 hits) a game can be kind of boring. Call it a hunch, but with the home team Blue Jays down 14-1 this little guy was probably not the only person in the stadium sleeping.via Cut4 Loading...
Via FatManWriting
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Passes Carl Yastrzemski On All-Time Home Run List (Video)

David Ortiz stands alone in 36th place on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list. Ortiz passed Hall of Famer and Boston Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski by launching two home runs Monday in a 14-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Ortiz now has 453 career home runs, including 395 as a member of the Red Sox. All 452 of Yastrzemski’s home runs came with the...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hang It On Me

The Mets lost because Jon Niese can’t be expected to come back from the disabled list looking sharp. The Mets lost because their offense has retreated to their hole of suck. The Mets lost because Dustin Ackley said “was it like this, Endy?” But mostly, I’m convinced, the Mets lost because back in November, I had a running gag which basically consisted of “Oh just be cheap...
Via Metstradamus
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duvall Caan Fill-In For Brando(n)

Damn, after reading that title, now I want to eat pasta. Has anyone ever watched The Godfather and not wanted to eat Italian right after? It's an American rite of passage. Once you're old enough to crave Italian food after The Godfather, then you're an adult. That should be the only test to vote or get into the military. "Listen, maggot, you want to go fight...
Via Razzball
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Week 16 MLB Transaction Trends: The Return of Danny Salazar

Having racked up 39 strikeouts over his last 31 IP at Triple-A, Salazar is returning to the bigs (Photo: Carlos Osorio/Associated Press). With the extra long Week 15 finally over, Fantasy Baseball owners have a full set of roster moves to play with once again as they continue to re-tool their team for the seasons second half. Here we look at the most common moves being made by position...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Jul 22

Yesterday was a solid day for Team BaseballProf in our second day of DraftKings action. We scored 129.30 points and finished 993rd-of-8,903 in the $17,000 guaranteed contest thanks to big performances by Julio Teheran (32.75 points), Ian Desmond (32.00 points), and Carlos Gomez (19.00 points). Shane Greene was looking like a phenomenal selection until things fell apart in his last...
Via Baseball Professor
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Ricky Nolasco

The Minnesota Twins entered Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians in last place in the American League Central with a record of 44-53. The offense has been solid at 11th in the league in runs scored, but the main problem for the Twins has been a pitching staff that is 27th in the league in ERA. Two key members of the team, Joe Mauer and Ricky Nolasco, are improving...
Via MLB Injury News
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cliff Lee wraps up interview with loud fart

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee wrapped up a postgame interview with a loud fart after Monday night's game against San Francisco.Lee took the loss in the Phillies' 7-4 defeat to the Giants, giving up 6 runs on 12 hits in 5.2 innings. After calmly discussing his disappointing performance with a group of reporters, Lee may have...
Via Holdout Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Cain Goes on the DL

Cain hasn’t had the magic this season (Photo: gammonsdaily.com) Matt Cain did not have one DL stint in the first eight Major League seasons, but on Monday he landed on the DL for the third time in the past three months. He was placed on the DL with elbow inflammation related to bone chips in his right elbow. The DL designation was backdated to prior to the All-Star break, so it’s...
Via Baseball Professor
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Tosoni leads Explorers, Hall gives Ducks a boost

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective Canadian Rene Tosoni is quietly having a solid season for the American Association's Sioux City Explorer's. I spoke to Tosoni earlier this year about his experiences in the game and what he's doing right now shows the dedication he has to get back in affiliated baseball. After 63 games, Tosoni...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Ryan Lavarnway starts rehab

The Boston Red Sox hammered the Toronto Blue Jays Monday night by the score of 14-1. At 25th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the 14-run explosion was a great thing to see for the Red Sox. The win improved the Red Sox to 47-52, seven games out in the American League East. On the injury front, backup catcher Ryan Lavarnway continued his rehab assignment at Double-A Portland...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Is Torii Hunter Hall of Fame worthy?

It wasn’t too long ago that Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter was one of the best center fielders in baseball, at the plate and in the field. Hunter, now 39 years old, won nine-consecutive Gold Gloves from 2001-09, patrolling center field for the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels. He dominated the position for the good part of a decade. As Hunter plays in the final year...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Jul 23

Even the great Stephen Strasburg gets beaten down by Coors Field’s might! Over the last three years the Rockies have an OPS about 150 points greater at home than on the road, so while the strikeouts will probably be there, so will the risk. Steamer pegs Kyle Lohse for a 4.31 ERA rest of season, which surprises me since he currently has a 3.16 ERA and his highest ERA over the last...
Via Baseball Professor
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shane Greene makes comically horrendous toss to first (Video)

New York Yankees rookie pitcher Shane Greene had three errors in Monday night's 4-2 loss to Texas, including one that may go down as the worst underhanded toss to first by a pitcher in the history of the major leagues.It happened in the second inning as Greene fielded a grounder from Rangers batter Jim Aducci. Greene took a few steps toward first before tossing it to first,...
Via Holdout Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Only missing Letterman's Velcro suit, Brock Holt with the incredible catch of a Dan Johnson fly ball

Brock Holt with the incredible catch of a Dan Johnson fly ball winds up on the wall.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Stroman: an outstanding rookie performance overlooked

In a fantasy sports community that has a tendency to over hype the new, to over inflate the value of the young, and is always on the hunt for the next big thing, an outstanding first year performance is being overlooked. I’m talking about that of Toronto Blue Jays SP Marcus Stroman. Just 24% owned in Yahoo! leagues, Stroman pitched another gem for his real world club on Saturday...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Indians' Zach McAllister threw the wildest pitch since Carly Rae Jepsen

The Indians' Zach McAllister threw the wildest pitch since Carly Rae Jepsen the other day. [Cut 4]Seriously, check this form.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Boone Logan, Troy Tulowitzki

The Colorado Rockies had another busy day yesterday on the injury front, as they had to place both Justin Morneau and Boone Logan on the disabled list. They also got more positive news in the form of Michael Cuddyer's MRI and the activation of Nick Masset, while star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki sat out again with his thigh injury. Cody Ulm of MLB.com provides the update on...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball America: Chicago Cubs Farm System Could Be Best In History

Posted to Chicago CubsBaseball America is a prestigious outlet for analyzing baseball prospects, they release their pre-season and mid-season rankings every year to update the world on baseball scouting. Based on their most current mid-season Top 50 Rankings, the Chicago Cubs have three players in the Top 10 – Kris Bryant (2nd), Addison Russell (5th) and Javier Baez (7th). These...
Via Sports Mockery
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Devin Mesoraco the Reds' catcher long term?

Devin Mesoraco has risen among catchers like a rocket this season. He has certainly made a lot of fantasy players happy (including this one) with his sixteen homers in only 244 plate appearances. His .406 wOBA is outstanding and he was an All Star this season. That's pretty heady stuff. But, of course, there are two sides of catching. There is the offensive side, which Mesoraco...
Via The Flagrant Fan
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baby tries helplessly to stay awake at Blue Jays game

Your browser does not support iframes.Monday night was rough if you were a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays watching the Boston Red Sox demolish your team inside the Rogers Centre.The Red Sox pounded out 18 hits and plated 14 runs in a lopsided win over the Canadian Bluebirds. And the lack of things to cheer about for this baby was too much to handle as the poor child helplessly tried...
Via Bush League Chronicle
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter, Most underrated player ever?

We have heard the team many many times. "Chicks dig the long ball." In the home run era came one of the ugliest times in baseball, The Steroid Era but also came the era of a handsome man who chicks could dig and the MLB analysts dug into, Derek Jeter.Jeter didn't have the size, his defense was average and his power was small compared to those whose moon shots were raining...
Via Route4Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees' Shane Greene makes three ugly errors in loss

Shane Greene did his best Chuck Knoblauch impression on Monday night, and that was bad news for the New York Yankees. Greene ended up making three errors — two of them wild throws — as the Yankees made five errors in an eventual 4-2 loss to the Texas Rangers. Greene’s struggles began and were at their worst in the second inning. That’s where he fumbled a throw while covering...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Real Offensive Value — Shortstops, Part II

Source: Cooper Neill/Getty Images North America The trade deadline is rapidly approaching. One could go to MLB Trade Rumors every 15 minutes to check out the rumors, but most of the deadline deals are about common sense. Which teams are in the playoff hunt and which teams are clearly out of the playoff hunt. From there you look at teams needs and places of surplus for the sellers...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 hours ago  |  Discuss
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