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Rangers to promote third base prospect Joey Gallo on Tuesday

The Texas Rangers‘ offense has been flowing for the past several weeks and has catapulted them up the standings in the AL West division as they sit with a 26-5 record, just five games back of their Texas counterpart, the Houston Astros, for first place in the division.  However, the Rangers look to be without one of their big boppers for a while as veteran third baseman Adrian...
Via Baseball Essential
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas calls up ‘Power Ranger’ prospect Joey Gallo

With Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hitting the 15-day DL, the club has called up super prospect Joey Gallo from AA Frisco. The third baseman has made a name for himself based on his power alone. Multiple prospect rankings have foamed at the mouth at Gallo’s reported 80-grade power. Joey Gallo to be called up on Tuesday, Jon Daniels just said on radio Ben and Skin...
Via Bloguin Best
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Texas calls up ‘Power Ranger’ prospect Joey Gallo

With Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hitting the 15-day DL, the club has called up super prospect Joey Gallo from AA Frisco. The third baseman has made a name for himself based on his power alone. Multiple prospect rankings have foamed at the mouth at Gallo’s reported 80-grade power. Joey Gallo to be called up on Tuesday, Jon Daniels just said on radio Ben and Skin...
Via The Outside Corner
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers catcher Grandal proving his worth behind the plate, with his bat

Yasmani Grandal was one of the few bright spots for the Dodgers over the weekend in St. Louis. After coming off the 7-day concussion disabled list on Saturday, he provided both the big hit in Saturday night’s win and the guidance that rookie pitcher Carlos Frias needed to be successful. The game was tied at one when Grandal hit a three-run home run which put the Dodgers up 4-1...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denorfia and Dunston Help Cubs Salvage Tie at Riverview

Chris Denorfia (on Cubs MLB 15-day DL - strained hamstring) belted an RBI double, walked, and scored a run and Shawon Dunston Jr (on Myrtle Beach Pelicans 7-day DL - right shoulder injury) doubled, stole two bases, and scored a run for the Cubs, and Jesus Lopez drilled a two-run single, doubled, and walked and Vicmal de la Cruz singled, doubled, and scored a run for the Athletics...
Via Cub Reporter
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Dahl to have spleen removed

Colorado Rockies prospect David Dahl has made the tough decision to have his spleen removed, his agency announced on Twitter. .@ddahl21 has made the difficult decision to have his spleen removed tomorrow. Doing so allows him to return (1/2) — Sosnick Cobbe Karon (@SosnickCobbe) May 31, 2015 (2/2) this season instead of next year, though it also brings other challenges. #Courage...
Via Mile High Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Interview with Los Angeles Angels Prospect Victor Alcantara

In our latest live chat with Angels scouting director, Ric Wilson tabbed Victor Alcantara with the best fastball in the organization. A heater that reaches upper 90's, touches triple digits.This is your chance to get to know the Angels future fireballer in an interview Dave Saltzer did with Alcantara in 2014.Enjoy! Victor Alcantara Interviews with AngelsWin.com 08-22-2013 from AngelsWin...
Via Angelswin
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Top prospect Gallo headed to Rangers for injured Beltre

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers are calling up top prospect Joey Gallo after putting third baseman Adrian Beltre on the disabled list. Beltre was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday with a sprained left thumb, and the Rangers say they plan to purchase Gallo's contract from Double-A Frisco on Tuesday before their series opener at home against the Chicago White Sox. The 21-year...
Via AP on Fox
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Cardinals: Carlos Martinez Silences His Critics

(Photo Credit-Jeff Curry, USA Today) For Carlos Martinez, the 2015 season has been anything but an easy trek. Death, expectations and adversity have struck at every possible turn. Lucky for St. Louis Cardinals fans, Martinez has handled it like a pro. It all started in October when Martinez’s childhood friend and teammate, Oscar Taveras, died in a car accident. For any regular...
Via STLSportsMinute
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Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik Forming a Dynamic Duo for San Francisco

Apr 21, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) flips the ball to second baseman Joe Panik (12) who completes a double play against Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of their MLB baseball game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik grew up on opposite ends of the country...
Via The Sports Journal
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Kentucky Basketball: Derek Jeter Shouted Out Incoming UK Guard Isaiah Briscoe

Isaiah Briscoe, Kentucky’s five-star point guard signee, wrote a piece for Derek Jeter’s website The Player’s Tribune. That’s pretty cool in and of itself, but when Jeter shouts out your article on his personal Facebook page? Now that’s awesome.    Keep an eye out for this young man, Isaiah Briscoe, who is just finishing high school. I’m impressed with his poise...
Via College Spun
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton eats a Kit Kat like a savage

Normally I would say a 25-year-old athlete who is currently signed to a $325 million contract can eat his food however he pleases, but this just isn’t right. On Monday, Miami Marlins infielder Dee Gordon shared a photo of Giancarlo Stanton eating a Kit Kat bar. If you’re wondering why we blurred the above photo...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Cardinals Add Three Dates To Theme Ticket Calendar

Tickets on sale now for Grateful Dead Tribute Night, St. Louis Browns Night and Farmer Appreciation Night                    ST. LOUIS, June 1, 2015 – Today the St. Louis Cardinals announced the addition of Grateful Dead Tribute Night, St. Louis Browns Night and Farmer Appreciation Night to the growing 2015 [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton comeback could be best MLB story of 2015

To say Josh Hamilton’s career has been full of up and downs is a dramatic understatement. We all know the story now – Hamilton, a former first overall pick with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays who’s supreme talent was derailed by crippling addiction. He rose above his troubles to become one of the games most feared hitters with the Texas Rangers, where he was the AL MVP in 2010...
Via The Outside Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

WHO News Talk Radio: 50 Cardinals Games In

St. Louis Cardinals-focused chat on WHO News Talk Radio 1040 in Des Moines. Invited back once again, I joined hosts Chuck Reed and former Iowa State head football coach Jim Walden on their weekly Sunday night show, “Two Guys Named Jim” on WHO News Talk Radio 1040 in Des Moines. The primary focus was to recap the St. Louis Cardinals’ first 50 games, catch up on injured players...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rain Out Might Aid Minnesota Twins Bullpen

The Minnesota Twins game against the Boston Red Sox has been postponed tonight due to the expected rain and a double-header is now scheduled for Wednesday. While taking an unscheduled day off could slow down the red-hot Twins, who have won seven of their last eight games, the sudden change in schedule can help give a tired Twins bullpen some much needed rest.  After dropping the...
Via Baseball Essential
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Jun 2

Tuesday brings us a strong day of starters with two legitimate aces on the hill (Max Scherzer and Johnny Cueto) as well as a total of nine highly rated pitchers, which I’m arbitrarily defining as rating 110 or better. Prior to compiling these rankings, I was trying to decide whether to add Brad Hand for his Tuesday start against the Cubs. It’s a 16-team league, so pickings...
Via Baseball Professor
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Need To Save Their Season Now

The Boston Red Sox are now 22-29 on the season after dropping 6 out of 7 on a road trip to Minnesota and Texas. The team needs to save their season now, before it is too late and the damage is too deep. What are all of these prospects worth if there are no fans in the stadium to watch them in 5 years? The only way to save the 2015 campaign and perhaps the jobs of the GM and the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phils Willing to Eat More of Hamels’ Contract in Trade

While the Phillies have been unable to find a trade suitor for premiere left-hander Cole Hamels, they stated today that they would be willing to eat more of Hamels’ contract to make the price a little less steep. However, they have not backed down on their demand for top-tier prospects. (AP) The 31-year-old will make $22.5 million this season, $67.5 million over the next three...
Via Phillies Nation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday Mailbag: Trading Kershaw and Kipnis for Prospects

Have a dynasty-related question and want a Prof’s opinion? Take a minute and submit your question on our Dynasty Desk home page for a chance to have your question answered on our next Monday Mailbag! You can also ask the Dynasty Profs directly on Twitter: Jake Devereaux, Lance Rinker, and George Bissell. I’m in a 14-team dynasty league and have fallen to the bottom of the...
Via Baseball Professor
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is It Safe to Believe in the Houston Astros?

After years of futility Astros fans have to be happy with what they are seeing so far this season, but is it safe to believe in the team? via Twitter Read more »
Via FatManWriting
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Will the Orioles’ Starting Rotation Look Like in 2016?

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton) Many believed that, by this point in time, Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman would be pitching every fifth day for the Orioles. But Bundy’s UCL reconstruction surgery and the organization’s hesitations to insert...
Via The Sports Journal
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 5-25-15 to 5-31-15

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 5/25/15 thru 5/31/15, the 8th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 regular season.   Weekly result: 5 Wins and 2 Losses, 33 Runs Scored and 25 Runs Allowed.   Hero of the week: Charlie Morton. Morton returned from the DL by giving the Pirates two wins in a pair of solid starts this week in which he pitched a full 7 innings both...
Via Hidden Vigorish
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special, Week 9: Sell Steven Souza?

This is the SAGNOF Special "broken record edition" where I repeat things I've touched on in the past.  Danny Santana bad.  Rajai Davis good.  But let's start with: sell Steven Souza.  Why?  So many reasons, but the most important are his 37% K rate and 35.7% HR/FB.  The K rate is bound to come down some, but how much?  32-35% might still be too high for Souza to have great...
Via Razzball
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Joyce is not subtle about tipping his stolen base attempts

The Angels have not been a great baserunning team this season, to put it mildly. Through Friday, they’ve been thrown out on the bases like nincompoops an MLB-worst 26 times, and that doesn’t take into count the 13 times they’ve been caught stealing. A generally aggressive approach — their 46% extra-base taken rate is fifth in baseball — and the continued employment of...
Via Monkey with a Halo
7 hours ago  |  Discuss
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