Former Atlanta Braves President of Baseball Operations, John Hart, getting another chance

So how does this work? John Hart gets a job at MLB Network three months after leaving Atlanta Someone please explain this one to me…I’m going to need some help here.  On Thursday, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post tweeted out that John Hart has been brought back to MLB Network. The type of […] Former Atlanta Braves President of Baseball Operations, John Hart, getting another chance...
Via Tomahawk Take
10 hours ago

Dodgers 25-Man Roster: Putting Together a Functioning Outfield

The 2018 Cactus League schedule hasn’t even started yet and already I’ve changed my mind at least twice about which players will make up the Dodgers‘ 2018 Opening Day roster. Admittedly, when the big trade with the Braves went down not long before Christmas, I was thinking to myself that there was no way Matt Kemp would make the Los Angeles 25-man roster. As a matter of fact, just...
Via ThinkBluePC
10 hours ago

Phillies Top University of Tampa in Scrimmage Game

Photo Courtesy Frank Berlingis The Phillies continued a tradition on Thursday afternoon.  The day before Grapefruit League action begins, the Phillies play the University of Tampa Spartan.  The two teams squared off at Spectrum Field in Clearwater.   The Phillies used many of their major league players and defeated the Spartans 6-0. The Phillies sent eight different pitchers to the...
Via Flyerdelphia
10 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Spring Training schedule, where to watch and how to listen

Braves 2018 Spring Training games start on Friday! The wait is almost over!  It’s been many long months without baseball, but the time is quickly approaching.  And I can’t be more excited about this upcoming season…well, maybe you can be, but I’m pretty pumped. The young pitching staff – rotation and bullpen – Ozzie, Acuna, […] Atlanta Braves Spring Training schedule, where to watch...
Via Tomahawk Take
10 hours ago

DJ Peters Reflects On Hitting 2 Home Runs Off Madison Bumgarner

Despite recent trades and graduations, the Los Angeles Dodgers will once again boast one of the better farm systems...
Via Dodger Blue
10 hours ago

The changes Mets' prospect Gavin Cecchini made to hit his way to the big leagues

The Mets' 2012 first-round draft pick says the ball is exploding off his bat right now.
10 hours ago

We lacked bravery & belief - Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers bemoans his Celtic side's negativity as Zenit St Petersburg ease into the Europa League last 16 win a 3-0 win.
Via BBC Sport
10 hours ago

Kansas City Royals: The offseason seems to be going according to plan

After the last game of the 2017 season, the Royals fans and “Cour-Four” had one of the classiest “goodbyes” you could see. As Kansas City went into the offseason, everyone was certain that they saw “our boys” playing together in Kansas City for the last time. To date, everything seems to be going according to […] Kansas City Royals: The offseason seems to be going according to plan...
Via Kings of Kauffman
11 hours ago

Diaz transitioning back to starting role

The Padres didn't select Miguel Diaz in the 2016 Rule 5 Draft with the long-term vision that he'd be a reliever. He combines an upper-90s fastball with two impactful (yet still raw) offspeed pitches. The Padres think Diaz is worth more in the long run if he's a part of their rotation. That's just fine with Diaz, who makes his spring debut Friday when the Padres open their Cactus...
11 hours ago

Red Sox delay J.D Martinez announcement, but Sawx fans don't need to panic

Martinez's physical isn't taking much longer than usual
11 hours ago

Source: Twins clear spot, outright Chargois

The Twins placed right-handed reliever J.T. Chargois on outright waivers on Thursday with the intent of clearing a spot on their 40-man roster, according to a Major League source.
11 hours ago

Mets announce pitching plans for first batch of spring training games

Grapefruit League action begins on Friday! Friday marks another winter milestone as the Mets will play a televised baseball game for the first time since last September. The Grapefruit League opener against Atlanta in the first of three spring training games for New York this weekend, and the club has announced probable pitchers for all of them. The opener on Friday afternoon will...
Via Amazin' Avenue
11 hours ago

Twins place RHP J.T. Chargois on outright waivers

The Twins have placed righty J.T. Chargois on outright waivers, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press (Twitter link). It seems the hope is that the injured Chargois will clear waivers while leaving the organization a 40-man spot to work with. The Twins have placed righty J.T. Chargois on outright waivers, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Still No Resolution To The J.D. Martinez Physical Fiasco

(GettyImages)Nothing to see here—move along, Red Sox fans. Well, there was supposed to be a press conference today announcing that the "logistical" issues surrounding the J.D. Martinez signing had been ironed out. Not quite. It was announced late this afternoon that—in fact—there will be no Thursday presser to that effect. And, obviously, Dave Dombrowski's earlier prediction that...
Via FenwayNation
11 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant ready to fight for CBA changes

While he still has four years to go until he hits free agency, Chicago Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant is ready to fight for the changes he deems necessary in the CBA. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that the Chicago Cubs were ready to bring up Kris Bryant–well, sort of–to start at third […] Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant ready to fight for CBA changes - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib...
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12 hours ago

Ohtani set for Angels debut on mound Saturday

Japanese two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani will make his highly anticipated Cactus League debut on the mound Saturday, when the Angels host the Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Ohtani is expected to start and pitch around two innings, marking his first career game in a Major League environment.
12 hours ago

No surprise: Bumgarner to start Opening Day

Madison Bumgarner climbed higher in the rarefied territory occupied exclusively by Giants greats when manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday that the left-hander will start his fifth consecutive season opener March 29 at Los Angeles.
12 hours ago

Halos' Scioscia praises Rangers reliever Jepsen

Right-hander Kevin Jepsen had some outstanding years for the Angels as a setup reliever. Now he's in Rangers camp as a non-roster invitee, and Halos manager Mike Scioscia said Jepsen could end up being a good signing for Texas.
12 hours ago

Dave Eiland Hopes Mets Don’t Use Six-Man Rotation

New York Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland was on the teams Facebook account answering fan questions alongside bench coach Gary DiSarcina and hitting coach Pat Roessler with Howie Rose as the host. One of the questions that was asked by a fan was if the Mets would be implementing a six-man rotation in 2018 and Eiland answered, “I hope not, it’s not something we’ve talked about internally...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago

Why are the New York Yankees so high on Brandon Drury?

The New York Yankees made a move for Arizona Diamondbacks utility player Brandon Drury earlier this week, adding depth to an infield that has a decent amount of question marks. Nonetheless, it is a move that will add a greater form of competition in Spring Training over the right to be the opening day third baseman. The Yankees, however, and especially General Manager Brian Cashman...
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maybin latest addition to Marlins' speedy OF

In just two days, Cameron Maybin picked up on what the Marlins' front office spent an entire offseason assembling -- swift and athletic outfielders. As part of their organizational reconstruction, Miami has targeted high-impact athletes with plus speed to help cover ground in the outfield and create havoc on the bases.
12 hours ago

Yelich to debut as Crew readies for split openers

Christian Yelich will make his unofficial Brewers debut on Friday against the Cubs at Maryvale Baseball Park, and that's just the first half of Milwaukee's busy Cactus League Opening Day.
12 hours ago

Flaherty, Hicks begin auditions for Cards' staff

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, it isn't difficult to picture a scenario where Jordan Hicks is saving games for Jack Flaherty. That not-too-distant future is now, albeit in an exhibition setting. The Cardinals tabbed two of their top pitching prospects to bookend their pitching plans for Friday's Grapefruit League opener at Roger Dean Stadium against the Marlins.
12 hours ago

New Rays reliever Daniel Hudson looks to rebound

The Rays have had a longstanding interest in righty reliever Daniel Hudson and today they got their man. Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of the Corey Dickerson trade, Hudson is due $5.5MM in 2018. Last year, Hudson’s first in Pittsburgh, he struggled with a 4.38 ERA and 4.34 FIP. His 24.4% strikeout rate was just under his career high of 24.5% set in 2015. The walk...
Via DRaysBay
12 hours ago

Angels' Shohei Ohtani to pitch in Cactus League debut

Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani will make his Cactus League debut as a pitcher Saturday against the Brewers and then likely DH Monday.
Via Sporting News
12 hours ago
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