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NL East Notes: Norris, Lagares, Stewart, Prado, Chen, Straily, Quinn

The latest from around the NL East… The Mets had Bud Norris “on their board” before the veteran right-hander signed with the Cardinals, The Athletic’s Marc Carig reports (Twitter link).  Norris’ versatility as both a reliever and a potential swingman or spot starter intrigued the Mets, who may or may not be still looking for rotation depth. Juan Lagares’ name has surfaced in some...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Suzuki and Perkins to All-Star Game

Glen Perkins   The final ballot numbers have been gathered, and the Minnesota Twins will have two representatives headed to the All-Star Break: Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki.   Glen Perkins Heading to his second straight All-Star Game, Glen Perkins was chosen through manager selection. So far this season, Perkins has a 3-0 record and a 3.22 ERA over 36.1 innings pitched in 36...
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurt Suzuki and Baseball’s Slowest Inside-the-Park Homers

After writing some good posts for the Community Blog, August Fagerstrom got our attention, and is now joining the staff of FanGraphs. He will be contributing regularly here. If you want to follow in his footsteps, the Community Blog is a great place to get noticed. Late Tuesday evening, Kurt Suzuki hit an inside-the-park home […]
Via Fangraphs
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Suzuki contritubes offensively

Kurt Suzuki Ever since Kurt Suzuki joined the Minnesota Twins, he has stepped up in some important situations. Suzuki played college ball while attending California State University, Fullerton. During the 2004 College World Series championship, Suzuki hit an RBI single with two out in the bottom of the seventh to give his team the win over the Texas Longhorns. Suzuki won the Johnny...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Dakota Bacus, the Whitewall Ninja

And so, the Nationals traded Kurt Suzuki back to the A's today for 22-year old minor league pitcher Dakota Bacus. Just another minor league pitcher, right? Wrong. Bacus has an alter ego, "The Whitewall Ninja," which he developed during his time with the A's single-A affiliate Beloit Snappers this year. Basically, he tried to hide on the field during games by dressing in white...
Via Nationals Enquirer
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Catcher Kurt Suzuki returning to A's from Nats

The Oakland Athletics acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals on Friday to boost their injury situation at the position, bringing back a former fan favorite just more than a year after trading him away. The A's are sending Class-A starter Dakota Bacus to the Nationals in the swap, while Washington is paying $995,000 to Oakland as its portion remaining on Suzuki...
Via FOX Sports
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Kurt Suzuki ejected for first time in his career

Cubs 2, Nationals 1: While you're sitting around trying to come to grips with Davey Johnson pulling Gio for a pinch hitter after 86 pitches, enjoy the video above of Kurt Suzuki's first career ejection in the 9th for arguing with fill-in umpire John Tumpane over his crappy strike zone; this after his freak throw in the 9th led to the go-ahead run. Gio perfect through five, gets...
Via Nationals Enquirer
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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