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How clutch is Jimmy Rollins?

Jimmy Rollins' walk of home run last week was the second walk-off homer of his career. Rollins is generally viewed as a clutch hitter, but I thought I would test out the theory...
Via PhilsBaseball
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Giancarlo Stanton’s Walk-Off Grand Slam Makes Red Sox Fans Drool (Video)

Many Red Sox fans have fantasized about Boston landing Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Those fantasies heightened a bit Friday. Stanton launched a walk-off grand slam against the Seattle Mariners, giving him six home runs and 26 RBIs through 17 games. Stanton’s blast also prompted many Red Sox fans — as well as fans of other teams — to hop on Twitter and profess their...
Via NESN.com
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Reds activate reliever Marshall

Slowly but surely the Reds are getting healthier. They activated left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday and he should be available when the Reds play the Cubs in the second game of a three-game series in Chicago. The Reds optioned reliever Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville to make room for Marshall on the roster. Marshall's addition means...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Thoughts On Davis, Thornton and the PTBNL

On Friday, the Mets announced that they traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for righthanded reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. Thornton, who turns 26 next month, was a 23rd round pick of the Oakland A’s in the 2010 draft, who was traded to the Pirates in 2012 for RHP Chris Resop.  He has a solid strikeout rate, induces a lot of groundballs...
Via Mets Merized Online
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The New York Mets trade Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates

The New York Mets have traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for right handed pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. This ends Ike’s brief 5 year career with the Mets. This was a move that had to happen. The Mets could not have Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, and Josh Satin all splitting at bats at first base, and expect them all to stay sharp enough to succeed at the...
Via NYMetsLife
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts’ Rest Day Comes At Perfect Time (Video)

It was a tough decision for Red Sox manager John Farrell to give shortstop Xander Bogaerts the day off Saturday, especially considering that the Sox are dealing with so many injuries. In the long run, though, Farrell’s decision could pay dividends. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks it down in the video above.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Nation, NESN Video
Via NESN.com
57 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Angels Rumors: Mike Trout wanted 13-year extension before signing extension with Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Angels wisely locked up young star Mike Trout to a six-year, $144.5 million extension that will begin in 2015. Before an agreement was reached, Trout wanted to sign an even longer deal with the team.Trout was seeking a deal as long as 13 years, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. He speculated that the 13-year deal could have been worth around $350 million...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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This Date In Royals History–April 19, 1996

1996: The Royals fell into an early 5-0 hole and could not recover, as Milwaukee delivered an 8-2 pounding at Kauffman Stadium. The Brewers got three runs in the first against starter Chris Haney. Chuck Carr led off the game with a single, followed by Pat Listach’s double. Former Royal Kevin Seitzer’s groundout scored Carr. Greg Vaughn walked. With John Jaha at the plate,...
Via Pine Tar Press
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Simon Says Pick Up Alfredo

"I know it was you, Alfredo, you broke my heart--because I should have picked you up yesterday. You're nothing to me now. Not a brother, not a friend--but, I'll admit you may be an intriguing add in fantasy baseball this week." Michael Corleone's words for his fantasy team are harsh but true. Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon continued his streak of success yesterday...
Via Razzball
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The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Pedro Martinez Out of the Bullpen

The 2013 season will mark the 20th year of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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Blue Jays activate Reyes, bats leadoff vs Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Toronto shortstop Jose Reyes has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is batting leadoff against Cleveland. Reyes strained his left hamstring during his first at-bat in the season opener March 31 against Tampa Bay. The switch-hitter initially was injured during spring training. He aggravated the leg running to first base after lining out to center and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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John Farrell: Will Middlebrooks Faces ‘Big Day’ In Recovery From Injury

BOSTON — Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks arrived at the ballpark Saturday ready for an important day in his injury rehab. Middlebrooks, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 6 with a Grade 1 calf strain, worked out in the Fenway Park outfield before Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Middlebrooks’ health status...
Via NESN.com
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Brandon Phillips pulls off epic photo bomb

Brandon Phillips has skills -- both on the field, and off. Before Friday's game at Wrigley Field, the Reds second baseman showed off his photobombing skills on some unsuspecting fans. But not just any fans... Phillips leaped in the air to execute a hilarious photobomb on the goalie of the Team USA women's hockey team: Well done, @DatDudeBP.
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Sean Marshall activated from disabled list

Cincinnati's bullpen received another boost on Saturday when the club announced the activation of southpaw Sean Marshall from the disabled list.The 31-year-old was previously out of service due to a strained left shoulder.In 2013, injuries limited Marshall to just 16 appearances out of the 'pen, where he compiled a 1.98 ERA in 10.1 innings pitched. In 2012, Marshall stayed...
Via Redlegs Review
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

My God: Astros prospect takes fastball to the face, which promptly blows up

Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was beaned in the mouth. Twitter proof.Shoutout to my brother for taking a 90mph fastball to the face like a champ. Looking good Delilah @LinoDeShields pic.twitter.com/Gy1kGakEKE— Tanner Case (@ctcase10) April 19, 2014Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Touch ‘Em All; The Weekly Recap

It’s the weekend, friends. Kick back, relax, dye some Easter eggs, and catch up on the weekly recap of fantasy baseball news.   Arizona Diamondbacks: Miguel Montero has started slowly, but is slowly shaping up and getting back to form. He’s now up to a .250 average, four runs, two homers, and nine RBIs. Over the last week however, he’s hit .294/1/1/5, so at least we know better...
Via Fightin For Philly
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Delino DeShields Jr. shows off swollen face after taking 90 MPH pitch

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. has some serious face damage after taking a 90 MPH pitch to his face. He isn’t shy to show it off to the public either! Those of you that would like to know exactly what the injury was, should read the following tweet. DeShields has a fracture of his cheekbone, which is not displaced. “Gonna be a very uncomfortable road back,” manager...
Via Sports-Glory
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Factor12 Top50 thru 4/18 (Martin Perez)

RANK PITCHERS AGE IP F12 1 Felix Hernandez 28 28.33 33.573 2 Yu Darvish 27 22.00 32.939 3 Scott Kazmir* 30 19.33 32.265 4 Aaron Harang 36 25.67 31.882 5 Adam Wainwright 32 30.00 31.826 6 Masahiro Tanaka 25 22.00 31.716 7 Mark Buehrle* 35 21.00 31.706 8 Johnny Cueto 28 30.00 31.563 9 Hyun-jin Ryu* 27 28.00 31.486 10 Tyler Thornburg 25 10.00 31.418 11 Chris Sale...
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Oakland gives Sean Doolittle five-year extension

Most teams don’t sign relievers to five-year extensions. The Oakland A’s are not most teams. While their closer situation is still in flux, the A’s are locking up one of the relievers looking to replace Jim Johnson in the 9th inning. Oakland inked lefty Sean Doolittle to an extension through the 2018 season Friday that includes team options for 2019 and 2020. Since the deal...
Via Bloguin Best
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Oakland gives Sean Doolittle five-year extension

Most teams don’t sign relievers to five-year extensions. The Oakland A’s are not most teams. While their closer situation is still in flux, the A’s are locking up one of the relievers looking to replace Jim Johnson in the 9th inning. Oakland inked lefty Sean Doolittle to an extension through the 2018 season Friday that includes team options for 2019 and 2020. Since the deal...
Via The Outside Corner
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Trade Likely?

Cole Hamels will give the Philadelphia Phillies a shot in the arm Wednesday when he makes his 2014 debut against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.  Will this be the beginning of Hamels’ last season in Philadelphia? Hamels could be physically available to pitch Tuesday, but will most likely be held back until Wednesday, so he and lefty Cliff Lee don’t pitch in consecutive games. ...
Via Sports Blog Talk
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Red Sox-Orioles Live: Felix Doubront Goes Up Against Bud Norris In Day Baseball

12:12 p.m.: Will Middlebrooks, who currently is on the disabled list with a calf strain, worked out on the field before Saturday’s game. John Farrell labeled Saturday a “big day” in Middlebrooks’ progression, as the third baseman could begin a rehab assignment Monday or Tuesday if all goes well. Shane Victorino, who hasn’t played yet this season because of a hamstring strain...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bourn Identity: What’s going on with the Indians center fielder?

A massive debate broke out on Twitter at the end of Friday’s disheartening 3-2 Indians defeat. This time around, it wasn’t actually about attendance. No, it was about Michael Bourn and his eventually failed bunt attempt. After red-hot Lonnie Chisenhall started the bottom of the ninth against the Blue Jays with a double, Bourn attempted to bunt twice and failed each time. On the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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Diamondbacks activate Cody Ross from disabled list

The Arizona Diamondbacks haven't had many positives in the early part of the 2014 season, but had two on Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Diamondbacks defeated the Dodgers by the score of 4-2 for only their fifth win of the season. Left fielder Cody Ross, who hasn't played since August 11 of last season, was activated from the disabled list and back in the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Anderson Q&A: Rays need offensive spark, healthy pitchers

Two storylines have emerged early in this Tampa Bay Rays season: Pitching injuries and a prolonged offensive spell. Left-hander Matt Moore has chosen to have Tommy John ligament replacement surgery, and he's expected to be out about a year. On Sunday, right-hander Alex Cobb was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Those developments followed the absence...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

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