Trevor Story: Admiring a Rookie’s History-Making Season

Let’s sit back for just a moment and admire the season that Trevor Story is putting together for the Colorado Rockies. In Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Braves, Story blasted his 27th home run of the season. It was part of a 2-for-4 day for the rookie shortstop that raised his average to .275 on […] Trevor Story: Admiring a Rookie’s History-Making Season - Rox Pile - Rox Pile...
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Mets Have Brewers Relievers Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith On Radar

According to Jon Heyman of FanRagSports, the Mets have interest in Brewers’ relievers RHP Jeremy Jeffress and LHP Will Smith. While Jeffress and Smith have preformed well this season, Heyman reports they could come at a steep price. “The Brewers are getting big interest in their pen guys, especially Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress,” Heyman says. “They don’t feel an urgency...
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Eight MLB veterans that need to be traded before deadline

The baseball calendar has many benchmark dates: Opening Day, the All-Star break, and the start of the postseason. But it’s the trade deadline where the directions of so many teams are clearly defined. Those with aspirations for the playoffs can use a player with experience to assist in the push for October. Here are eight who are able to achieve that. 8. Melky Cabrera (Chicago...
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Minnesota Twins Fumble Chance to Win Series in Boston

The Minnesota Twins had a chance to win series against Boston Red Sox, but throw it away It’s hard to be disappointed in Minnesota after they split a four game series against the AL East-leading Red Sox in Boston. Especially after bouncing back from a series-opening blowout to win back to back games Friday and […] Minnesota Twins Fumble Chance to Win Series in Boston - Puckett...
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The Wind Up: Tyler Skaggs Returns

We’re not going to talk about Chris Sale, because come on. We’re not going to talk about Ken Griffey, Jr., even though I could write for hours on end about how much he meant to me growing up. There’s plenty out there on both. Instead, we remember Tyler Skaggs, right? Well, he pitches for the Los Angeles Angels organization, and if you haven’t noticed, virtually nobody is...
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Watch Yankees turn rare 4-1-5 double play

In the top of the eighth between the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants on Sunday, the Yanks pulled off a Spring Training-type play with a twist resulting in an unusual 4-1-5 double play combination. (Check it out above.) After the ball got past Mark Teixeira, Starlin Castro laid out to corral it then tossed it over to reliever Chad Green who covered the bag, then Green threw...
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The Red Sox are Really Hard to Strike Out

The Red Sox have done many of things well since the turn of the century. They’ve won a lot of games (save for those three last-place finishes), developed some good prospects and have scored countless times in both the trade and free agent market. It’s made for an impressive, and fun run that’s included championships and given us many memories. One thing the Red Sox have done...
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Game 96 Recap: Red Sox 8, Twins 7

The Red Sox won yesterday, but not before extracting every bit of drama from their 8-7 triumph over the Twins. I guess this is how it’s going to be from here on out: The Sox win their fair share of games while inducing more than their fair share of panic, and we’ll tweet about it. I suppose I’ll take it, but the degree to which the Sox play up or down to their opponents...
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Eovaldi Showing Potential At Crucial Time For Yankees

Maybe a demotion to the bullpen was the wake up call Nathan Eovaldi needed.When Eovaldi was traded to the Yankees prior to the 2015 season, my first thought was one of concern. The young righty reminded me of another import from the then Florida Marlins, with Eovaldi’s obvious talent coupled with his equally obvious lack of results. I was less concerned with his demeanor, feeling...
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7/24 MMN Recap: Nimmo Brings the Power, Szapucki Keeps Dazzling

Photo Credit: Allen Greene Photography  Reno 7, Las Vegas (51-49) 4  Box Score Dilson Herrera 2B; 1 for 4, R, BB, .278 Brandon Nimmo CF; 3 for 4, 2 R, HR (7th), RBI, .338 Gavin Cecchini SS; 2 for 4, 2B, RBI, .319 Kevin Plawecki C: 2 for 4, 2B, .307 Brandon Nimmo has been on a absolute tear since returning from a brief major league stint. He has produced four multi-hit games...
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Fantasy Baseball Two-Start Pitchers: July 25-31

With the Friday/Saturday/Sunday following the All-Star break, I decided not to write a two-start pitchers piece because some fantasy baseball leagues carry those three days into one long head-to-head week.Now, the confusion sets in. Is this Week 16? Week 17? So, to avoid conflicts, I'll just start labeling these posts with the timeline involved.Probable two-start pitchers:Chase Anderson...
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So who the hell is Gleyber Torres, and should we be rooting for the Yankees to get him?

The Internet/Twitterverse/grapevine says Gleyber Torres, a 19-year-old Cubs' minor league SS, is the payoff for awarding Theo Epstein the closer who could bring the long-lost World Championship to the wrong side of Chicago.In the high A Carolina league, the Venezuelan Torres is currently hitting .275 with 9 HRs and 19 stolen bases. He bats RH and would be the second Cubs infielder...

Series Preview: Cubs and White Sox, July 25-28

This is the weird new version of the interleague rivalry series that unfolds whenever teams are playing some division other than their direct counterpart in interleague play that year. As such, the Cubs and White Sox will play four consecutive games this week, but split them between their two home parks. Accordingly, each side will […]
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Grounded: A Close Look at Jason Heyward’s Disappointing 2016 at the Plate

My first exposure to Jason Heyward came, as it did for many Cubs fans, in the first at-bat of his career—a home run off of then-Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano. At the time, I remember being rather disappointed with the event itself (Zambrano’s final line for that game: 1 1/3 innings pitched, six hits, and eight earned […]
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Today in Tribe History: July 25, 2011

The rookie delivers. Second baseman Jason Kipnis drives in Carlos Santana with a walk-off single to right field off of Hisanori Takahashi as the Cleveland Indians score two in the ninth to defeat the Los Angeles Angels, 3-2. Both the hit and RBI are the first of his career. In a well-pitched contest between the Angels’ Dan Haren and the Indians’ Fausto Carmona (Roberto Hernandez...

Where’s That Guy? An Update on the 2016 Boston Red Sox Non-Roster Invitees

Major League Baseball teams use many methods of filling out their rosters, from the amateur draft to international free agency, but one often overlooked method is the non-roster invitee. Lisa Carney checks up on the 2016 Boston Red Sox non-roster invitees to see how many are still with the club. In March 2016, 17 players were invited to Red Sox spring training as non-roster invitees...
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Alex Bregman: Where will the Astros prospect hit and play?

Talking Stros About Alex Bregman’s Debut with the Astros Good morning, I hope that I am the first one to wish you a Happy Alex Bregman day. Following the Houston Astros 13-3 whooping of the Angels, A.J. Hinch announced that Bregman would get his call-up to the big leagues, three days later than we all […] Alex Bregman: Where will the Astros prospect hit and play? - Climbing Tal...
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The Stellar Double-Play Combo Have Struggled At The Plate

The Mets men up the middle, Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera have struggled in different aspects at the plate. Both have been hurting the offense tremendously when needed most. In Walker’s case he just has not been hitting at all. He has struggled mightily, looking overmatched and just unable to get comfortable at the plate. After a hot start to his season, he has come back down...
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Adames still hot

Since the Futures Game, Willy Adames has been a tough out Willy Adames had a rough June, by his standards. He batted .250 with a .697 OPS, which is actually above the Southern League average. That's firmly in the rear-view mirror now. In 12 games since he rejoined the Biscuits, he has hits in 11 of them. His average has gone from .266 to .280, and he has six extra-base hits in that...
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MLB trade rumors: Yankees on management possibly blowing up roster

The trade deadline is August 1. The Yankees know some big moves could be coming.
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Two months after horrific beaning, Ryan Vogelsong eyes a new start

At first, Ryan Vogelsong thought he would never pitch again."I couldn't see at all," Vogelsong said. "I didn't know if my eye was gone."Vogelsong, after getting hit in the face by a 92-mph fastball from Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles on May 23, actually told Pirates head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk, "My career's over. I lost my eye."Believe it or not, his clarity in that moment...
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Notes on Kim, Wilson and tonight's game - School of Roch

Outfielder Hyun Soo Kim has one more rehab game at Double-A Bowie before rejoining the Orioles on Tuesday. He needs a more level playing field. Kim led off yesterday and served as the designated hitter against Erie's Josh Turley, a left-handed knuckleballer. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. A right-hander ... Read More
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Would Jonathan Papelbon be willing to pitch the eighth?

When he was the general manager of the Red Sox, Theo Epstein once asked a young Jonathan Papelbon to be a starter. Papelbon declined. He is a closer, always has been — in mentality, if not so much his arsenal lately — so the attempt to convert him did not last long. He made three […]
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Should Brach Have Been An All-Star?

Brad Brach has had some of the best results of any reliever so far this season. As of July 5th, he had an ERA below 1, with opposing batters having just a .462 OPS against him. Even now, he has an ERA of 1.17 while opposing batters have a .495 OPS against him. In return, he was rewarded by being selected to pitch in the All-Star game. One note, the data in this post in from early...
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Dodgers Video: Adrian Gonzalez Hits Grand Slam Of Mike Mayers

On Sunday the Los Angeles Dodgers faced a starting pitcher who was making his Major League debut for the second time...
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