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Abraham: Sox Will 'Figure Out A Way' To Trade Hanley

The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham appeared today on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher & Rich" radio show and stated that Dave Dombrowski would "figure out a way" to trade Hanley Ramirez. Abraham made the comment while citing the likelihood that the youthful outfield of Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rusney Castillo would be the starters in 2016.
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Jake Arrieta Gets His Celebration

Not all no-hitters are thrown by No. 1 starting pitchers. And, not all No. 1 starting pitchers eventually throw no-hitters. This is a crucial truth — randomness always plays a significant part, so a no-hitter can be meaningful without being predictive. Yet, when a No. 1 starting pitcher does throw a no-hitter, it feels a little like validation. It feels a little like a stamp, cementing...
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Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie v Rays ball boy Bob

Kansas City royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie against Tampa Bay Rays ball boy Bobby. Who you got?Yep, always bet on Bob.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
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Phillies begin six-game road trip against Colon, Mets

View image | gettyimages.com New York, NY - Tonight at Citi Field, the Philadelphia Phillies (52-79) will kick-off a three-game set against the division-leading New York Mets (72-58), a team that they have lost each of their last nine meetings to, and 12 of 13 overall for the regular season....
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Chris Heston Gets the Nod for the San Francisco Giants

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) San Francisco—In a rubber match against the St. Louis Cardinals, the San Francisco Giants will once again be looking for a “roll up your sleeves and do some yard work” type performance from a rookie. After a twelve-day rest, Giants rookie pitcher Chris Heston will get the nod in Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The...
Via The Sports Journal
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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 7:10 PM

Armed with a 5.5 game lead over the Washington Nationals, the first place New York Mets will host the Philadelphia Phillies for three games beginning tonight at Citi Field. Veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon (11-11, 4.65) will oppose rookie right-hander Jerad Eickhoff (1-1, 2.25) for the Phillies in the series opener at 7:10 PM. The Mets […]
Via Mets Merized Online
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Madison Bumgarner has once again put Giants on his back

August is just about in the books, and the Giants managed to survive a brutal schedule and keep themselves within striking distance of a playoff spot. And while we’re supposed to believe baseball is a team game, they basically have one person to thank for keeping them in contention: Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner had one of the best months any pitcher could have in August. He...
Via The Outside Corner
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Madison Bumgarner is almost single-handedly keeping the Giants afloat

August is just about in the books, and the Giants managed to survive a brutal schedule and keep themselves within striking distance of a playoff spot. And while we’re supposed to believe baseball is a team game, they basically have one person to thank for keeping them in contention: Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner had one of the best months any pitcher could have in August. He started...
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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 22

The Angels Player Power Rankings had a really bad month of August but we promise to try too hard not to keep embarrassing ourselves over the final month of the season. RANK PLAYER COMMENTS 1Mike Trout - At least Trout finally started hitting this week. Now as the Angels spiral down the standings we can get into a thoroughly mind-numbing debate about whether or not he can be...
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White Sox-Twins Preview

Considering how they've handled the Chicago White Sox in recent home matchups, the Minnesota Twins could keep making strides in the AL wild-card race this week. Chris Sale would appear to be an imposing obstacle for the Twins on Tuesday night, but they've proved one of his most difficult opponents this season. Minnesota (67-63) has won six of its seven home games against its AL Central...
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Tigers-Royals Preview

The Kansas City Royals are running away with the AL Central, which means they're in the unfamiliar position of being ahead of the Detroit Tigers. Though the balance of power in the division has shifted, Justin Verlander has reverted to vintage form, and that could mean a challenging series opener on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. With the AL's best record and baseball's only...
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Flashback: Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr. share the field for Mariners

Back on August 31, 1990, two generations of Griffeys suited up for the Seattle Mariners and made history. At the time, Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. were the very first father/son duo in MLB history to play together in the same game. As Michael Clair of MLB.com noted in his CutFour piece celebrating the Griffeys, that's a remarkable achievement that has only happened one other...
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Giancarlo Stanton Could Return To Marlins On Friday

According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton is nearing a return after breaking the hamate bone in his left hand back on June 26. Stanton is scheduled to start a rehab assignment with Single-A Jupiter on Tuesday, but inclement weather in the area could factor in to the exact date of his return. Monday’s game has already been postponed against Fort Myers...
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Yankees Claim David Robertson

According to Jon Heyman, the New York Yankees won the claim for current White Sox closer, David Robertson. Heyman tweeted out the report early Monday morning, noting that a deal to send Robertson back to the Yankees was unlikely: yankees place claim on ex-closer robertson; trade from chisox seen as unlikely, though. http://t.co/nArBrm9Jjs — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 31...
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Five Questions: Can the Tigers count on Justin Verlander?

In the midst of a season that Tigers fans cannot move past soon enough there may be hope on the horizon heading to 2016. That hope? The apparent return of Justin Verlander. After stretching together some dominating performances over his last several outings, Verlander is looking vintage allowing just eight earned runs since July 24th including a one-hit gem against the Angels in...
Via The Majors Detroit
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ESPN gave us the wrong Jake Arrieta Obscure Baseball Stat!

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter in Los Angeles against the Dodgers on Sunday night in a fantastic performance.  Afterwards during his news conference, ESPN went down the well of obscure baseball stats to give us this gem: @awfulannouncing @Deadspin ESPN is really delivering the info we need to know in sports pic.twitter.com/hKDChTmks6 — Zachary Miller (@zachmiller...
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Red Sox Look To Play Spoiler As Yankees Begin Series At Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox will look to do damage to their archrival’s Amercan League East pennant hopes when they open a three-game series against the New York Yankees on Monday as slight -125 moneyline favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Red Sox are coming off a disappointing 5-4 loss on Sunday to the National League East-leading New York Mets after having upset the...
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In Cards season leadoff homers, there's Brock and then there's Marp

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter hit his 20th home run of the season Sunday, and his 14th while batting leadoff, which puts him in some rather exclusive company. The home run moved Carpenter into sole possession of second place on the Cardinals' single-season home-run list by leadoff hitters. The one man he trails is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Cardinals open...
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Pirates-Brewers Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates have moved up their top starter with an eye on the best team in baseball this weekend. Gerrit Cole and the Pirates have good reason to be concerned about first meeting the lowly Milwaukee Brewers given how Jimmy Nelson has dominated them. The Pirates were swept in their last visit to Miller Park and have been stymied by Nelson as they send Cole to the mound...
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Red Sox Looking To Put A Dent In Evil Empire's Plans

The Red Sox will host The Bronx Embalmers for a three-game set starting tonight. As The Evil Ones sit 1.5 games out of first, Boston has a great opportunity to bury them even deeper into the AL East standings. While recently putting up football-style offensive numbers, The Pinstriped Posers have been on a fairly long downward slide—relinquishing what seemed like a comfortable...
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Fan's death at Braves game raises stadium safety questions

ATLANTA (AP) The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the planned height of guard rails at their new stadium scheduled to open in 2017. The Braves say they had safety in mind when making plans for SunTrust Park even before Gregory K. Murrey's death on Saturday night, though team officials on Monday would not release plans for the heights of the...
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Carpenter's 20th homer nets him a purple golf cart

Matt Carpenter hit his 20th home run of the season on Sunday and the lead-off blast brought back some conversations during spring training when the third baseman openly talked about how he thought he could reach the big 2-0. Some St. Louis Cardinals teammates didn't believe him, in particular, pitcher Adam Wainwright. Wainwright told Carpenter, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
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Terry Collins’ Contract Situation Will Be Handled After The Season

Sandy Alderson attended a Military Monday event in Fort Hamilton this morning where he stated that the club will not address Terry Collins‘ contract situation until after the season as reported by Mike Vorkunov of The Star-Ledger. He also mentioned that Terry Collins’ understands the situation and is comfortable with Alderson’s plan. Earlier this month, […]
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JABO: The Mets Bullpen Gains a Pitch(er)

With the news this past weekend that (former) Diamondbacks reliever Addison Reed was headed to the Mets, New York may have finally secured the missing piece to their bullpen: a steady seventh-inning reliever to bridge the gap between the talented starting rotation and the eighth- and ninth-inning guys, Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia. This was a forward-looking move by the front...
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