10 teams that should call the Red Sox about Yoenis Cespedes

Could the Red Sox attempt to trade Yoenis Cespedes during the offseason? After getting him in exchange for Jon Lester, Boston would seemingly prefer to keep him as a right-handed complement to David Ortiz in the middle of its lineup. Cespedes could also provide good range and a strong arm in right field for the Red Sox. However, according to the Boston Globe‘s Nick Cafardo, there...
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Cuddyer’s fate is new GM’s first big test

The Colorado Rockies newly minted general manager Jeff Bridich has a big offseason in front of him. Inheriting a team that finished the 2014 season with a record of 66-96, Bridich is tasked with fixing a bullpen that allowed 5.05 runs per-game, last in baseball, and a rotation that forced it to throw the 525.2 innings, the third most. The fact that Bridich doesn’t have much...
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Kansas City Royals Defying All Odds

The Kansas City Royals will participate in their first World Series since 1985 after defying the baseball odds repeatedly throughout the postseason. The Kauffman contingent will take their perfect 8-0 playoff record into Game 1 against the San Francisco Giants tomorrow night in Kansas City. The Royals have become the “darlings” of baseball with their gritty small ball approach...
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2014 Top Moments: #5 Utley Starts in Minnesota

Photo: CBS Philly Chase Utley bolted out of the gate in 2014, arguably peaking on May 26, ending the day with a .337/.394/.556 triple-slash line, in contention for the batting title. Utley’s tremendous start had him in the forefront of not just all MLB second baseman but also among the game’s best overall players. Fans across baseball were sending their message loud and clear...
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Questioning David Freese’s 2014 season

Today, I am starting a new series for the offseason because I clearly don’t do enough offseason series (i.e. top prospects, player projections, free agency preview). This series will functionally be a season in review for each player, but I’m not going to bother with all the basic info. You watch the Angels, you know this stuff already. Instead, I’ll be looking back at some...
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Twins Rumors: No urgency in hiring new manager

 The Minnesota Twins finished the 2014 season with a record of 70-92, last place in the American League Central. It marked the fourth consecutive season that the Twins won 70 or fewer games. Pitching was a downfall, as the Twins ranked 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. The poor finish resulted in the firing of Ron Gardenhire, who has managed the Twins since 2002. The Twins...
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Dellin Betances and Craig Kimbrel earn Goose Gossage Awards

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) has announced today that Dellin Betances of the New York Yankees has won the American League Goose Gossage Award as the year's best relief pitcher and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves has earned his fourth consecutive nod as the best relief pitcher of the National League for 2014. See the link for the details.The General Chapter of...
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Sporting News MLB awards: Chris Young, Casey McGehee voted top comebackers

RHP Chris Young of the Mariners and 3B Casey McGehee of the Marlins are Sporting News’ 2014 AL and NL Comeback Players of the Year, respectively, as selected by a panel of 196 major league players. The veteran players put up solid campaigns after spending 2013 out of Major League Baseball. Young, 35, was a key part of Seattle's rotation a year after struggling in limited...
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2015 MLB Qualifying Offer Breakdown

Last winter, Nelson Cruz sat by his phone lonesomely awaiting a call from anyone. He must have been motivated by the howling silence leading up to his one-year, $8 million deal with Baltimore, because, as you know, he led the league in home runs with 40 and put himself in an excellent position to avoid the same situation this winter. But who knows? Maybe he’ll go through the whole...
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Jose Abreu Wins Rookie of the Year

The Chicago White Sox have announced that first baseman Jose Abreu has won American League Rookie of the Year. According the their facebook page: Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been named American League Rookie of the Year by Sporting News.  Abreu, 27, received 149 votes to outdistance Los Angeles’ Matt Shoemaker (4), New York’s Dellin Betances and Masahiro Tanaka...
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World Series preview: Will Giants or Royals win it all?

Well, this wasn’t supposed to happen. The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals will square off in the 110th World Series beginning Tuesday. The matchup is one of the most improbable in history, as both teams won less than 90 games during the regular season and needed to win a winner-take-all wild card game. Perhaps fighting for their playoff lives from the onset benefitted...
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Rays Rumors: Tampa Bay to add a couple prospects to 40-man roster

The Tampa Bay Rays head into the off season coming off a 77-85 record in the 2014 season. An offense that was 27th in the Major Leagues in runs scored was a major contributor to their fourth place finish in the American League East.  Looking to improve over the winter, the first step that is expected is the addition of a few top prospects to the 40-man roster. blisschan via Wikimedia...
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Staying with Mariners appeals to Chris Young

Chris Young's season with the Mariners didn't begin the way he hoped. Nor did it end in quite the fashion he'd have drawn up, if given a choice. But the six months between that start and finish were as good a time as the 6-foot-10 right-hander remembers having in baseball, and he'd love the chance to paint the complete picture with another go in Seattle if things...
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Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests concern for Yankees?

Are Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests becoming a problem? They might be, according to ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews, who said one "baseball insider" told him Teixeira might be spending too little time on remaining a top first baseman. From Matthews: A baseball insider I spoke with this week said Teixeira's "outside interests" -- he is...
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A tale of two Buster Poseys

There’s no shortage of reasons why the Giants find themselves in the World Series for the third time in five years, really, and you can start anywhere. Maybe that’s Jake Peavy, a disappointment in Boston and now a revelation in San Francisco. Or rookie Joe Panik, filling a hole that was so bad it had […]
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Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria Was Worried About Bengals RB Giovanni Bernard After Hit By Vontae Davis

If you live in the Indianapolis or Cincinnati areas you might have heard a loud "ooohhh!" or maybe "daammnnn!" around the time the Colts-Bengals game was on. Why you ask? Because Colts defensive back Vontae David laid a hit on Bengals running back Giovanni Bernard that was so hard (and completely legal) that his unborn grandchildren felt the pain.It was pretty...
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Chipper Jones’ Question About UF Football Makes You Wonder

Chipper Jones wonders if the Florida Gators could beat Stetson in football. After Saturday in The Swamp, he may be right.
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WAGs of the World Series: Hottest Wives & Girlfriends of the Royals & Giants

The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals are set to square off in the... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Tomlin and McAllister Out of Options, Perhaps Out of Tribe’s Pitching Staff

Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians’ 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015. Josh Tomlin and Zach McAllister represent essentially all of the starting pitching depth the...
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Will Sandy Alderson make any moves?

In the past, Sandy Alderson has not made too many big splash moves to help the major league team. Most of the trades so far have involved selling off pieces of the Mets for prospects, which has worked out for the Mets as they are coming up through the system and making an impact on the big league club. The only big free agent contract he has handed out was to Curtis Granderson...
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should Mets Pursue Nick Markakis?

Devin asks… What do you think about signing Nick Markakis for the outfield? I know we’re not signing anyone big, but he shouldn’t cost that much. Joe D. replies… First of all, I’m not entirely sure that Markakis will hit free agency. Sure his $17.5 million option was declined by the Orioles, but he’s very popular with the fans and a few Baltimore writers think the two...
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Cardinals Rumors: Payroll expected to increase significantly

The St. Louis Cardinals have built their roster around young homegrown talent for years. Currently they have plenty of young stars on the roster with players like Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Lance Lynn, and Michael Wacha. But as these players continue to succeed Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that salary is expected to grow significantly in the upcoming...
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Indians altering conditioning plan for Jason Kipnis

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis put up the worst full-season numbers of his brief major league career this past season, finishing with a .240/.310/.330 slash line with six home runs, 41 RBI, and 22 stolen bases in 555 plate appearances. He suffered from an oblique injury in April and a hamstring injury in September, but neither fully explained how far his numbers had fallen....
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Mariners Rumors: Chris Young would like to stay in Seattle

After not pitching at all in 2013, Chris Young had a magical 2014 season.  Not only did his team surprise and contend for a playoff spot until the last day of the season, but he was back to pitching like the player he was in his prime.  Throughout the year he was one of the most consistent starters on a spectacular Seattle Mariners staff, and is the odds on favorite to be the...
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Nationals Rumors: The "price needs to be right" in order for Asdrubal Cabrera to stay

Asdrubal Cabrera says he'd love to stay with the Nationals even if it means playing second base rather than shortstop, but, given Cabrera's declining production at the plate, the team could look at alternatives to re-signing him at market value, reports Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider.#453978772 / gettyimages.comCabrera, who was acquired from the Cleveland Indians on July...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss
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