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Wally Backman Weighs In On Mets Prospects

Wally Backman is now with the Mets and he had so much to say on Friday about a number of our top prospects which he broke down for Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Noah Syndergaard “I’ll say what you’ve probably heard a million times: He’s still very, very young. He just turned 22 the last week of the season. Stuff-wise he’s probably second to nobody, but he has a lot to learn...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Nationals set to activate Ryan Zimmerman from DL soon

The Nationals appear ready to activate Ryan Zimmerman from the disabled list very soon, possibly even Saturday, per multiple reports. Manager Matt Williams said that the veteran has "answered every question" regarding his health (Adam Kilgore), so it's only a matter of time. Zimmerman, 29, has been sidelined since July due to a Grade-3 hamstring strain. He also had...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Marlins Injury Update: Bryan Morris done for season

The Miami Marlins lost the Washington Nationals on Friday by the score of 3-2. The loss dropped the Marlins to 74-79 on the season, third in the National League East. With seven games left in the season the Marlins have an outside chance of reaching the .500 mark. They'll have to do so without the services of reliever Bryan Morris, who is done for the season with a lingering...
Via MLB Injury News
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Tigers blast Royals, pad AL Central lead

Your browser does not support iframes. The Detroit Tigers took a 1 1/2 game lead in the American League Central with their 10-1 win over the second-place Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The Tigers (85-68) are now 12-5 against the Royals this season. “I don’t want to say statement game,” said starter Justin Verlander, via MLB.com. “But I think it was about the best possible...
Via Sports-Glory
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Oritz Hits #464 And #465; Sox Top Orioles, 5-3

 (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)David Ortiz homered twice—including the game-winner in the 10th-inning—pacing the Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the first-place Orioles. Big Papi moved into a tie with Dave Winfield for 33rd on the all-time HR list. These games mean nothing to The Carmine Hose, but Ortiz last night chipped in with his eighth 30 HR/ 100 RBI season with Boston—a new...
Via FenwayNation
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Astros Injury Update: Darin Downs exits with oblique discomfort

The Houston Astros fell to the Seattle Mariners on Friday by the score of 10-5. The loss dropped the Astros to 67-87 on the season, fourth in the American League West. Astros' pitchers walked eight and gave up four home runs in the loss. On the injury front, reliever Darin Downs left the game with oblique discomfort.  #453271566 / gettyimages.comBrian McTaggart, who covers...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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MLB Week 25 – That Losing Feeling

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterAt 20 – 38 since the All Star Break, as I’ve mentioned before, these articles are getting tougher to write each week. I guess it’s from all the high expectations we had at the beginning of the season, I mean, I survived the 101 loss season of 1982.Congratulations to the Washington Nationals, the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...
Via Redlegs Review
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Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. As the Washington Nationals try to continue an historic run in games pitched by Jordan Zimmermann, Ryan Zimmerman might finally be healthy enough to help the cause. Both players could take the field against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night as the Nationals try to win their 10th consecutive game started by the right...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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MLB releases Derek Jeter tribute video

#455747114 / gettyimages.com Major League Baseball along with the MLB Fan Cave recently released their tribute video for Derek Jeter that will begin airing this weekend on ESPN, FOX, TBS, and MLB Network along with a few others. While the video titled “Legacy” might not bring a tear to your eye like the recently released Gatorade spot, they certainly get the message across....
Via Bronx Pinstripes
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Kipnis day to day with right hamstring injury

Jason Kipnis was held out of the starting lineup on Friday due to a sore right hamstring, but Indians manager Terry Francona was optimistic that the second baseman would be able to return during the weekend series against the Twins. Francona noted that Kipnis, who exited Thursday's game in Houston in the eighth inning with the injury, felt much improved by the time he arrived...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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A Minus

The Phillies landed in Oakland last night for a series with another team who once called Philadelphia home, the Athletics. An old fashioned pitcher’s duel unfolded, as David Buchanan faced off against Jon Lester. Unfortunately for the Phils, Lester would get the better of the matchup on this night. Lester allowed one earned run on five […]
Via Philly Sports Live
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We Interrupt this Season to Remind You That the Red Sox Won the AL East a Year Ago Today

It may seem like a long-ass time ago, but just one year ago today — or tonight, to be more specific — the Boston Red Sox clinched the AL East, putting an exclamation point on an unthinkable comeback from the ********* season of my lifetime. This season… has been a bit of a downer by comparison. But I gladly take the lows when they come with the highs that 2013 brought us....
Via Surviving Grady
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Rusney Castillo To Play In The Fall Leagues

Michael DavisContributing writer It is a smart idea to have Rusney Castillo play in the Arizona and Puerto Rico baseball leagues because it would allow him to work on his swing and fielding ability.  Castillo had not seen action for about a year when the Red Sox signed him.  If the Sox have him play in these two leagues, it would benefit the Red Sox and him.   Rusney Castillo...
Via RedSoxLife
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Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

Officially eliminated from playoff contention, the Tampa Bay Rays must get used to playing for pride. The Rays will look to avoid a fourth consecutive loss to the visiting Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. Tampa Bay (74-80) blew a 3-0 lead by allowing all of Chicago's runs in the fifth inning in a 4-3 loss Friday that officially eliminated the club from the postseason race...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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WATCH: The Orioles other Iron Man returns

Photo Courtesy Baltimore Orioles Twitter: @ Orioles The Iron Man is back at Oriole Park. Earlier in the season, there were photos circulating of a Black and Orange Iron Man attending an O’s game. After an eventful week for the O’s that included clinching the AL East, Iron Man decided to attend another game. Fortunately, the cameras were able to catch the Avenger in action. Here...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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Running out of time: Tribe looks to keep playoff hopes alive

A second straight appearance in the wild-card round is looking bleak for the Cleveland Indians, and they didn't do themselves any favors by letting the series opener with the Minnesota Twins slip away in the late innings. Cleveland turns to rookie starter T.J. House as it looks to bounce back Saturday night at Target Field. The Indians (79-74) are tied with the New York Yankees...
Via AP on Fox
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Dugout Digest – the Dodgers make it four

We discovered our fourth playoff team on Friday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers joined the three division champions (Baltimore, Anaheim, Washington) in the playoff picture. Now, the Dodgers haven’t clinched the NL West yet, but they’re up 3.5 on the Giants with only eight games to play (including three with San Francisco). For the Giants to overtake them, it’s going to require...
Via Bloguin Best
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Dugout Digest – the Dodgers make it four

We discovered our fourth playoff team on Friday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers joined the three division champions (Baltimore, Anaheim, Washington) in the playoff picture. Now, the Dodgers haven’t clinched the NL West yet, but they’re up 3.5 on the Giants with only eight games to play (including three with San Francisco). For the Giants to overtake them, it’s going to require...
Via The Outside Corner
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Reds look to take advantage of struggling Wacha

Outstanding pitching has the St. Louis Cardinals inching closer to another trip to the postseason, but Michael Wacha's shoulder could derail his involvement. Wacha attempts to shake off his recent troubles in his first start in 11 days and lead the Cardinals to another home victory over the skidding Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. St. Louis (86-68) is atop the NL Central by...
Via AP on Fox
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While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 153 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening wandering aimlessly around the Park at the Park during the season’s last Beerfest looking for a bathroom and a place to pass out. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (72-81) defeated the San Francisco Giants (84-69) 5-0 last night at Petco Park.  Odrisamer...
Via Padres Public
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Buchanan's Quality Start Not Enough Against Lester and A's

Jon Lester got the ball for Oakland in a somewhat dire situation for his new club as they are in a close Wild Card race with Kansas City. David Buchanan looked to continue a pretty decent stretch he's on right now. Domonic Brown was a late scratch with Grady Sizemore...
Via Philliedelphia
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Running out of time: Tribe looks to keep playoff hopes alive

A second straight appearance in the wild-card round is looking bleak for the Cleveland Indians, and they didn't do themselves any favors by letting the series opener with the Minnesota Twins slip away in the late innings. Cleveland turns to rookie starter T.J. House as it looks to bounce back Saturday night at Target Field. The Indians (79-74) are tied with the New York Yankees...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Reds look to take advantage of struggling Wacha

Outstanding pitching has the St. Louis Cardinals inching closer to another trip to the postseason, but Michael Wacha's shoulder could derail his involvement. Wacha attempts to shake off his recent troubles in his first start in 11 days and lead the Cardinals to another home victory over the skidding Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. St. Louis (86-68) is atop the NL Central by...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Selig farewell tour’s rocky stop in Queens

On Tuesday afternoon, outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig paid Citi Field a visit, and like his other stops on the farewell tour, he took questions from reporters. Friend of the site Howard Megdal got things off to a rollicking start, not beating around the bush when he asked the following: “In 2011, when denying the Fox TV deal and taking control of the Dodgers, you cited the slashed...
Via Mets360.com
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Padres shut out Giants

The Giants have a Tim Hudson problem at a time when they cannot afford any rotation problems. It will be fascinating to see how this plays out with manager Bruce Bochy and his staff ahead of Hudson’s next scheduled start at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. Hudson is not merely giving up runs. He is getting shelled and digging the Giants cavernous holes. He did it against the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss
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