Cubs Assign Seven to Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League (AFL) prelimnary rosters have been announced, and the Cubs have assigned seven players to the Mesa Solar Sox (present minor league assignment in parenthesis): Zach Cates, RHRP (AA Tennessee)C. J. Edwards, RHSP (AA Tennessee) Gerardo Concepcion, LHRP (A+ Daytona) Jake Hannemann, OF (A+ Daytona) - see NOTE Ivan Pineyro, RHSP (AA Tennessee) Addison Russell,...
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San Francisco Giants Recap: Madison Bumgarner Perfect Enough to Defeat Colorado 3-0

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Mag-ic in Florida: GCL Cardinals capture division behind Magneuris Sierra; Low Minors go 3-0

Needing just 1 win to capture the Gulf Coast League East Division, the Cardinals went into the 9th inning tied with the GCL Mets at 1.  A 2-out mini-rally lifted the Cardinals over the Mets to bring home the division. The speedy second baseman, Eliezer Alvarez, tripled to center, his 5th of the year. Magneuris Sierra became the walk-off hero by singling to left to bring home Alvarez...
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After two weeks, it's official: The NY sportswriters have declared the Martin Prado deal a success

First, the obvious: Martin Prado is a nice player. He hits 10 HRs a year, bats .270 and plays three positions. The Yanks could do worse. And Prado hit well during the team's recent 5-game winning streak. (Not last night, though: He went 0-4.)Still, isn't it rather early to start congratulating the Yankee front office for trading power-hitting prospect Peter O'Brien for...
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Plutko Uses College Fraternity of Pitchers to Help Progress

Adam Plutko knows success and the thrill of winning a championship. A national title winner at UCLA in 2013 under head coach John Savage, the 11th-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians is in his second season in the organization and is making strides. A right-hander, Plutko had allowed only four earned runs over his previous 17.2 innings entering Tuesday’s action. Thrilled...
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Papelbon’s Legacy in Philly

  Love him, or hate him, Jonathan Papelbon is quietly having one of the best seasons of his career, and is climbing the ranks on the Phillies’ all-time closers list. Last night, Papelbon converted his 33rd save on the season, and his 100th save overall in a Phillies’ uniform, which ties him with Brad Lidge for 4th all-time in Phillies’ history. Since signing a 4-year, $50...
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FSSD In the Park

Burst video from inside Petco Park and the San Diego Padres.
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DraftKings – Ace Of Base

Salutations daily fantasy degenerates. I am Dug Fister, the newest member of the Razzball team. The truth is I have been part of Razzball since conception, I was just serving a PED suspension, but i swear Tehol told me they were just Sour Patch Kids that looked like Alex Rodriguez. All jokes aside, I take my DFS very seriously, and want to help the readers prosper and make some...
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Top Fantasy Waiver Wire Adds for Week 22

It may be “Back to School” time, but not for us fantasy enthusiasts. You might be looking past your baseball leagues now with the fantasy football season just over a week away. Don’t! There’s still time to make a playoff run or play spoiler if you’re out of the race, and there are still many players worth a look if you want to win your league or knock your rival out. Note...
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Jeff Locke looks to give the Pirates a series win over the Cardinals

If the Pirates beat the Cardinals today, they will have taken four out of six from the Cardinals and Brewers over the last six days. That’d be a pretty good result, and given the general state of the wild card race, if the Pirates can win series against contenders down the stretch, I think there’s an awfully good chance they’re going to find themselves with a playoff spot when...
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On a glorious night for the Royals, Ned Yost manages to dump on the fans

Back in the training room, Danny Duffy is fixated on the television as a ninth inning that feels more important than most begins. The Royals need two runs to win. They have scored two runs in their last 28 innings. The Twins have called on their All-Star closer, the one with a biting fastball and diving slider. These are the times when only the invested believe. “How about a bloop...
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Mets need to embrace reality and play youngsters in September

If you look at the Nationals, you see a team that’s winning now and in decent position to win the next few years. That essentially applies to the Braves, too. The Marlins made a deadline trade to bolster their chances at winning right now. We can debate the merits of that deal but if nothing else, it stated loud and clear what the powers that be in Miami think. The Phillies...
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Braves couldn’t deal BJ Upton before the trade deadline, will revisit in the offseason.

B.J. Upton has yet to live up to the 5 year $75 million contract he signed in 2012, at the time, it looked to be a very solid deal. Upton was coming off a very good 2012 season where he hit .246, 28 home runs, and had 31 steals. Nobody could have imagined things could […]
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Rosario’s wrist could land him on DL

Tuesday night in San Francisco, Rockies’ starter Jorge De La Rosa matched Giants’ ace Madison Bumgarner nearly pitch-for-pitch in a 0-0 pitcher’s duel. Until, that is, he experienced numbness in his thumb while batting in the fifth inning. It cost him his control, he served up a Buster Posey home-run in the sixth, and was quickly removed from the game. Because it’s 2014,...
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Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Aug 28

Your typical shortened MLB Thursday looks pretty bleak with the struggling C.J. Wilson getting the top billing in his start against the Athletics. His 110 rating would normally site around 6-8 in the rankings, but that’s the best we see on a bleak day for pitching. Yusmeiro Petit will face the Rockies at home. As Madison Bumgarner showed in his near no-no, the Rockies don’t...
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Mudcats Notebook: Clevinger is adjusting to new team

In the midst of a playoff race, the Carolina Mudcats are making a furious late season push to be a representative from the Carolina League’s Southern Division. The team won six of seven games this week and closed the week with five wins in a row to find themselves just 1.5 games back in the Southern Division with one week left in the regular season. Carolina closes the season with...
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Jonny Gomes Furthers Gold Glove Candidacy With Another Great Catch (Video)

OK, so maybe Jonny Gomes isn’t in the running for a Gold Glove, but it’s hard to deny his recent defensive prowess. The Oakland Athletics outfielder isn’t known for having plus defensive tools, but the veteran has a way of making an impressive catch from time to time. He was back at it on Tuesday in Houston against the Astros. Houston slugger Chris Carter tagged a pitch to...
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Royals seek help from Down Under as Hendriks gets emergency start

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right-hander Liam Hendriks will become just the third Australian ever to don a Royals uniform, following first baseman Justin Huber and left-hander Graeme Lloyd from years ago, but Hendriks really has no time to think about any of that. Hendriks has been called upon for an emergency start tonight for the first-place Royals against the Minnesota Twins in yet another...
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Report: Reds to trade at least 1 pitcher this offseason

Reds right-handed pitchers Mat Latos and Mike Leake were both placed on revocable waivers yesterday, according to a report via Twitter from's Ken Rosenthal. A trade of either pitcher - for now - is unlikely, according to Rosenthal, but this offseason may be a different story.
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Pablo Sandoval Borrows Fan’s Phone And Takes Epic Selfie (Photo)

This selfie is actually pretty cool.  Rain delays take a toll on everyone in the stadium. Pablo Sandoval made light of the situation and took this opportunity to take a great selfie with a fan. Everyone looks in harmony and so happy to be a at rain delay. Maybe more rain delays should happen, said no one ever. [NIS] The post Pablo Sandoval Borrows Fan’s Phone And Takes Epic Selfie...
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Boxscore Breakdown #131: Chum – Angels 8, Marlins 2

The Angels got speared by the Marlins in the series opener, but in this game they turned the Fish into Chum with another explosive offensive performance. While the previous game was unwatchable, this game had me hooked. With the win, the Angels keep their head above water in the AL West race as the A’s continue to try and reel them in. Things aren’t easy for the Angels right...
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Hoffman induction is the first step in reviving Padres Hall of Fame

And now, a warm welcome for the return of an old friend: The Padres Hall of Fame. Dormant for the past five years, they're dusting the place off, uncapping the furniture polish and airing it out. And not a moment too soon. When Trevor Hoffman is inducted into the Padres' Hall of Fame before Saturday's game with the Dodgers, it not only will be the first sign of life from...
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FG on Fox: The Cubs Are Poised for a Breakthrough

The phrase “wait ’til next year” is a popular one for fans of perennial losers, but no professional sports team shares a more lasting affiliation with the axiom than the Chicago Cubs; there’s even a movie about the team with that exact title. For the Cubs, winning has rarely been a this-year thing, and so […]
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MMO Di-Jest: Mets To Expand Use Of Rally Towels

Let’s face it. If we make a list of things that have worked for the Mets in 2014 it would be a short one: #1  Jacob deGrom – Both with his arm and his bat #2  Lucas Duda – Who’d a thunk the Mets would choose the right keeper between him and Ike? #3 Rally towels On those rare occasions when the Mets string together some hits, and even some runs, the players enthusiastically...
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Ross, Almonte lead Padres to 4-1 win over Brewers

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tyson Ross had another strong game on the mound, and also came through at the plate. Ross gave up a run and four hits over 6 1-3 innings, Abraham Almonte homered and drove in two runs, and the San Diego Padres beat Milwaukee 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Brewers' five-game road winning streak. At the plate, Ross doubled and scored in the third and walked...
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