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Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, May 5

The big surprise, even to me, in Tuesday’s rankings is Tyler Lyons checking in at third overall with a 113.1 rating. When I looked at why the formula was spitting out such an optimistic projection, I saw a few telling things. First, Steamer projects Lyons for a 3.63 ERA the rest of the way, which is actually eighth-best among the day’s 30 starters. Second, Lyons is actually a...
Via Baseball Professor
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Sunday, May 3rd: Ports Fall despite Tyler Marincov’s Big Day while Sounds Lose Jarrod Parker’s First Rehab Start for Nashville

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) San Jose Giants  8 Stockton Ports   7 LP – Wagman 0-1 / 18.00 HR – Marincov (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs) With two on, two outs and Stockton up by a run in the bottom of the 5th, right fielder...
Via Athletics Farm
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, May 4

When last we spoke, I was recommending a risky Astros stack against James Paxton while rolling with Scott Feldman against Paxton’s Mariners. Sometimes stacking a team like Houston with a $5,700 starting pitcher works out great. Other times it doesn’t. On Thursday, it didn’t. Feldman and Alfredo Simon both flopped, and only one batter (Jose Altuve) topped 5.00 points. Bad days...
Via Baseball Professor
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi: Edward Mujica, Red Sox Drilling Jacoby Ellsbury Is ‘Fishy’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is skeptical. While Girardi didn’t directly accuse Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica of intentionally plunking Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game at Fenway Park, the skipper wondered aloud when asked about the beaning following New York’s...
Via NESN.com
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Halo Headlines: Weaver has no explanation for struggles, Hamilton owes Angels an apology

The May 4th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Weaver has no explanation for struggles, Hamilton owes Angels an apology and much more… The Story: Jered Weaver has no answers for his continued struggles.The Monkey Says: I might’ve thrown up in my mouth just a little reading that. Jered has no clue what’s wrong. Scioscia has no clue what is wrong. He...
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Ellsbury, Yankees complete three-game sweep at Red Sox

  Andrew Miller had a chance to seal the New York Yankees' sweep by retiring the bottom of the Red Sox order. A pair of walks and a fielding error later, he was facing Boston slugger David Ortiz with two outs and the bases loaded while protecting a three-run lead. ''The hitter he had to get out who has so many times beat the Yankees and has had big hits for them,'' Yankees manager...
Via AP on Fox
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Tigers, Royals resume respectful rivalry with split

The Kansas City Royals have rubbed some American League teams the wrong way this season. When they face the Detroit Tigers, however, the atmosphere is one of respect. ''I think our guys actually like a lot of the guys over there, and vice versa,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. ''I think you could pluck guys from our clubhouse and put them over there and they'd fit in just fine...
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Gattis Might Pips The Mariners

Yesterday, Evan Gattis went 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs with his 5th and 6th homers, while hitting four homers in the last three days. After the game, Gattis likened this streak to the five red lights in a row where the first car to stop had broken windshield wipers and Gattis had a squeegee. Adding, "Right now, I'm swinging the squeegee as good as ever. There was one guy, Non-Tall...
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Jacoby Ellsbury Takes Jabs At Red Sox After Being Plunked In Tense Game

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury waited until after the game to throw punches. Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica plunked Ellsbury on the back side in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game at Fenway Park. It seemed like retaliation for Yankees starter Adam Warren drilling Hanley Ramirez in the sixth inning, and Ellsbury took some shots...
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Yankees-Blue Jays Preview

The New York Yankees completed a weekend sweep of a team with poor starting pitching and now face the only club that is even worse in that category. The Yankees seek a seventh straight road win Monday night in the opener of a three-game series against winless R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays. New York (16-9) is enjoying its longest road streak since a seven-game run June 3-17...
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Dodger bullpen extends scoreless inning streak

The Dodger bullpen -- a point of concern last year -- is proving to be a strength this season. The seven scoreless innings of relief turned in by seven different relievers on Sunday extended the bullpen’s number of consecutive scoreless frames to 26. Dodger relievers have combined for an ERA of 1.81 which is second to the Cardinals in the National League. Last season the bullpen...
Via Fox Sports
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Wiped

I was afraid this would happen. For those who want a moral victory, here it is: At least their series loss to the Nationals only featured a fraction of the normal bludgeoning that the Nats give to the Mets at Citi Field. The Jon Niese and Dillon Gee games, which everybody worried about, were 1-0 losses. So the old college try was given. An 11 game win streak has now been followed...
Via Metstradamus
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Red Sox Staying Levelheaded Amid Quest To Find Elusive Winning Formula

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — A winning formula is elusive right now, yet the collective mindset remains consistent. The Red Sox will go as far as their on-field execution dictates this season. Such is sports, and such is what separates contenders from pretenders, and all that jazz. But there were no tantrums, no negativity and no upheaval in...
Via NESN.com
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Brewers fire Ron Roenicke — Who’s Next?

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was rewarded for his team’s first series win this season by getting fired on Sunday night. Of course, when you’re winning your first series of the season in May, it should be no mystery as to why you’re getting canned. Milwaukee has the worst record in the Majors through 25 games at 7-18, but GM Doug Melvin said that last season’s tumble...
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Dodgers would like to deal from crowd at third base; concerns about Mariners coming true

The Dodgers are going to trade a third baseman. The only question is which one. Third base, a rather crowded position for Los Angeles, will become more crowded once Cuban free agent Hector Olivera joins the team, probably after the All-Star break. The Dodgers, according to major-league sources, aren't ready to move yet -- outfielders Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford are on the disabled...
Via Fox Sports
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Rays-Red Sox Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays have labored at the plate in their last six games but get to face a team that's consistently struggled to keep opponents off the scoreboard for much of this season, especially the past two weeks. Clay Buchholz will try to begin changing that for the Boston Red Sox with another strong outing against the Rays, and he'll start opposite Jake Odorizzi in a rematch of...
Via AP on Fox
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WATCH: Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe Celebrates First Grand Slam By Taping Teammates Mouth Shut

Players will find all sorts of ways to celebrate big plays--especially home runs. There is the ever popular congratulatory crowd at the plate, the high five, the intricate and choreographed hand shake, a pie to the face, and so much more. For Minnesota Twins third basemen Trevor Plouffe none of the aforementioned were enough for his first career grand slam.So he taped Eduardo Escobar...
Via FatManWriting
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Wisdom and Links: Pay Him The Cash, Man

Attention Brian Cashman: give A-Rod the cash, man. Yes, I know you are angry about how his steroid stuff ruined the hype and marketing opportunities that the Yankees had originally put those “milestone payments” in his contract for. Yes, I know that you have severe buyer’s remorse over A-Rod’s contract in general, even if he’s having a good year so far. And, yes, I know...
Via Hall of Very Good
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Austin Hedges: Your newest Padres (backup) catcher!

Yes, Padres fans. It’s actually happening. After rumors of a possible promotion picked up steam over the past few days, Austin Hedges has joined the big league ballclub in San Francisco as the Padres begin their nine day road trip against the Giants, Diamondbacks, and Mariners. ALL HAIL THE CHOSEN ONE! Sources: Austin Hedges is being called up by the Padres. — Dennis Lin...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Failed To Make A Statement Against Nationals

It was supposed to be our chance to make a statement. On Thursday I called it the first must win series of the season. But instead of riding high this weekend, the Mets lost three of four to the Washington Nationals and we dropped our third consecutive series while losing seven of out last 10 in the process. This one really smarts because it came against our chief divisional rival...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bronx Bombers home run alert boomsticks and broomsticks

Keeping tabs on every home run for the New York Yankees this season. The Yanks finish off a sweep of the Boston Red Sox, winning 8-5 and are now 16-2 when holding a lead this season. On the evening, the Bronx Bombers book ended their scoring with home runs from Mark Teixeira and Brett Gardner. New York now has 33 home runs on the campaign, fourth best in baseball and second in the...
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Brewers Fire Manager Ron Roenicke After League-Worst Start

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke on Sunday night, hours after their 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. The Brewers are a major league-worst 7-18 after a 2-13 start. The team said it will announce a replacement Monday. “This has been a difficult start to the season, something that we certainly didn’t anticipate,” president...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Last-place Brewers fire Roenicke; Sources: Replaced by Counsell

  The Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke on Sunday night, hours after their 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal reported on Twitter late Sunday night that Craig Counsell will be named the club's next manager. Counsell, who played 16 seasons in the majors — six with Milwaukee — is currently a special assistant to Brewers GM Doug...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ken Rosenthal's script for how Yankees, Alex Rodriguez can settle on bonus in winning way

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Yankees game 25: Sweep the Sox in Fenway

New York Yankees 8 – Boston Red Sox 5 With the sweep in sight, the Yankees turned to Adam Warren on Sunday night. Opposing Warren for the Red Sox is Joe Kelly. Jacoby Ellsbury started with a leadoff single. Two outs later, Mark Teixeira went to left field for a two-run home run. For Teixeira, that was his ninth home run of the season. TEIXEIRA GOES DEEEEEEP!!!!!!!! #Yankees up...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss
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