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2015 Chicago Cubs: Wild Card is a Bonus

There is a strange feeling on the North Side, one that is not felt very often…a Chicago Cubs playoff race. The Cubs are battling the Giants and the Pirates for the NL Wild Card, whether it be the first or second spot. As of 8/3 the Cubs are clinging onto the second spot by half a games, thanks to a devastating loss for the Giants against the Braves in Atlanta while the Cubs were...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s Future Of Lagares With Mets?

Let’s assume the Mets succeed in signing Yoenis Cespedes to a contract extension. Then factor in Michael Conforto for a spot next year – you know he won’t make the Opening Day roster as a role player. LAGARES: Where does he fit? (AP) And, with Michael Cuddyer signed for one more year and Curtis Granderson for two, what does that mean for Juan Lagares? After his 2014 Gold...
Via New York Mets Report
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres, AJ Preller stand pat with nothing to stand on

Oh, Padres. Where do you even begin with this? Six months ago, AJ Preller was seen as a golden beacon of tradin’ GMs, going out of his way to acquire supposedly good offensive players for an offense that was historically bad in 2014. He was wheeling and dealing, getting a brand new outfield and buying both high (Derek Norris) and low (Will Middlebrooks) on other pieces he thought...
Via The Outside Corner
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres, AJ Preller stand pat with nothing to stand on

Oh, Padres. Where do you even begin with this? Six months ago, AJ Preller was seen as a golden beacon of tradin’ GMs, going out of his way to acquire supposedly good offensive players for an offense that was historically bad in 2014. He was wheeling and dealing, getting a brand new outfield and buying both high (Derek Norris) and low (Will Middlebrooks) on other pieces he thought...
Via Bloguin Best
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Hernandez blisters Kelly Osbourne over remark about Latinos

Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez took aim at Kelly Osbourne on Twitter after the TV personality put her foot in her mouth while discussing Latinos on "The View." During a segment about Donald Trump on Tuesday's show, Osbourne was trying to condemn the republican candidate for recent remarks about Mexicans. You'll recall that Trump said, "When Mexico sends its people, they're not...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is John Lackey the ace of the Cardinals? 

     In a season where their pitching has been the constant, Cardinals’ righty John Lackey has certainly not been an exception. Game-by-game, day-in and day-out, the St. Louis pitchers give the team a chance to win, and again, Lackey is no omission. Clearly the veteran, but maybe the most polished of the team’s starters, Mr. Lackey has meant wonders to a staff that has endowed...
Via STLSportsMinute
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw wins National League Pitcher of the Month

Throughout the 2015 season, ace Clayton Kershaw has been overshadowed on the Los Angeles Dodgers because his teammate Zack Greinke has been the best pitcher in baseball. Well, Kershaw was able to take some of that attention back and show that he is still the ace of the Dodgers. Kershaw was not having his best season going into the month of July. At the end of June, he had a 3.20...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jedd Gyorko: Power, Patience, and Playing

I’ve written a lot about the Padres infield mix. If the title isn’t enough of an indication, I’m going to keep writing about it. We last left the story two and a half months ago, when Jedd Gyorko led the Padres in batted ball velocity, as measured by MLB’s new Statcast system. Some/lots of things have changed since, but Jedd Gyorko‘s reported velocity has kept steady,...
Via Padres Public
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

An August Deal Swapping Panda For Shields?

Panda (L), Shields (R)—(Getty Images)Dave Cameron of FanGraphs.com offers up an interesting August trade idea—pretty much along the lines we suggested earlier today. Cameron points out that Boston and San Diego were negotiating some sort of 'block-buster' deal at the July deadline (likely with the Cubs as a third party), and thus might be tempted to re-visit things in August...
Via FenwayNation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trying to make the trades the Angels didn’t make

The Angels made some nice little moves before the trade deadline. They were low-cost, low-risk moves that you can’t really be unhappy with, or so it would seem. It turns out that there are a lot of Angels fans that are upset with the moves because they weren’t BIGGER moves. Many Angels fans vocalized their displeasure that the Halos didn’t land a bigger name. The problem with...
Via Monkey with a Halo
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Henry Owens to Debut in Boston

With Rick Porcello headed to the disabled list following a triceps injury, the Red Sox were in need of a starting pitcher for tonight’s start against the Yankees. Rather than turning to a Triple-A scrub to take Porcello’s spot in the rotation, the Sox opted to call up too prospect Henry Owens. Owens will take the mound in Yankee stadium tonight for his big league debut. Owens...
Via Fangraphs
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Duffey Getting Thrown Right Into a Playoff Race by Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins moved left handed starter Tommy Milone to the disabled list earlier in the week, calling up prospect Tyler Duffey to take his place. Duffey is now set to make his Major League debut tomorrow in the middle of a playoff race and he’ll have a lot of his plate as he faces off against baseball’s highest scoring offense: the Toronto Blue Jays. This move came as...
Via Baseball Essential
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report suggests C.J. Wilson’s teammates not happy he’s seeking season ending surgery

MLB.com is reporting Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has decided he won’t be able to pitch again this season and is looking to have surgery on his elbow. After going to team manager Mike Scioscia with the news,  the team officially diagnosed Wilson with “left elbow impingement secondary to arthritis,” which he’ll seek a second opinion from renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews....
Via Bloguin Best
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report suggests C.J. Wilson’s teammates not happy he’s seeking season ending surgery

MLB.com is reporting Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has decided he won’t be able to pitch again this season and is looking to have surgery on his elbow. After going to team manager Mike Scioscia with the news,  the team officially diagnosed Wilson with “left elbow impingement secondary to arthritis,” which he’ll seek a second opinion from renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews...
Via The Outside Corner
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon calls himself the ‘scapegoat’ for the Philadelphia Phillies

Jonathan Papelbon, the former Philadelphia Phillies, closer believes he was the scapegoat for the clubs failures. He also doesn’t understand how he developed a reputation for a bad clubhouse guy. Papelbon, who was traded from the Phillies to the Washington Nationals before the deadline came, while the Phillies were holding the worst record in baseball. Papelbon demanded a trade...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros have altered their fate

Twenty one games into the 2015 season, the Houston Astros were 14-7. It was a delightful story because at the time even the Astros seemed to think they were a year or two away from real contention, and there they were seven games above .500 before the end of the first month of the season. At the time, I noted that their early season success put them in a situation where they were...
Via Fangraphs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Waiver wire deals to keep an eye on following trade deadline

  The MLB trade deadline did not disappoint, as some of the biggest names in baseball (Cole Hamels, David Price, Yoenis Cespedes) found new teams and towns to call home. However, just because the trade deadline has passed, does not mean that players can no longer be moved.  Despite the official trade deadline passing, the waiver wire deadline extends to the end of August...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recapping The Brewers: Trade Deadline

The Brewers headed into the trade deadline as a last place team in the NL Central and were bound to make moves that would benefit them for the future. About a week before the deadline, the Brewers started the rebuild. They sent Aramis Ramirez and cash to the Pirates for minor league prospect Yhonathan Barrios. Barrios, 23, is a converted pitcher after playing the infield early...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez could join Fox’s Postseason coverage

If the New York Yankees collapse in the season’s final two months and miss the MLB Postseason, a current Yankees could still be in the Postseason picture – Alex Rodriguez. Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News is reporting that Fox has had discussions with A-Rod and his representatives about adding him to their Postseason coverage if the Yankees don’t make the playoffs. ...
Via Awful Announcing
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nate Smith Keeps Rolling - Prospect Hotlist ( July 27 - August 3rd, 2015 )

By Adrian Noche, AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter -  1.) Nate Smith, Starting Pitcher, Arkansas Travelers Last two starts: 1-0  13.0 IP  3.00 ERA  9 H  3 BB  16 SO  0.92 WHIP Overall: 8-4  101.2 IP  2.48 ERA  82 H  28 BB  81 SO  1.08 WHIP  .216 BAA Nate Smith carried his brilliance over from the Pan-Am games right back to the Arkansas Travelers. Smith...
Via Angelswin
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

On Notice: I dream of Griffey

Remember this image?   This is how I remember Ken Griffey Jr; many of you however, remember him fondly as a Mariner.   This article is not intended to bash Ken Griffey Jr. In fact, I am respectful that he went to live closer to his family–it shows his priorities are straight. What I have a problem with is all of you who vehemently hated the fellow for leaving, then welcomed...
Via Seattle Side Up!
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant on changing to feet-first slide: ‘I only have one head’

Kris Bryant suffered a scare on Sunday following a head-first slide into second base during the fifth inning of the Chicago Cubs’ 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The rookie phenom was left experiencing dizziness after making contact with Brewers shortstop Jean Segura during the slide. He was forced to leave the game, although it...Read More The post Kris Bryant on changing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 hours ago  |  Discuss
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