Monthly Archives: March 2017

Posted on March 25, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The trend of major league teams locking up their young stars with long-term deals continues. The Texas Rangers are the latest team to get in on the act, reportedly agreeing to a six-year deal with second baseman Rougned Odor. Multiple outlets are reporting that Odor and the […]

Posted on March 25, 2017, by Travis Pulver There had been one thing missing from this year’s NCAA Tournament heading into Friday’s Sweet Sixteen action. We’d had upsets, blowouts, close games, and officiating snafus but we had not seen one thing—a buzzer-beating, game-winning shot. If you decided to go to bed rather than stay up […]

Posted on March 25, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine As they begin their defense of the American League pennant, the Cleveland Indians are locking up one of the players who helped them get to the World Series last season. The Indians have agreed to a five-year contract with infielder Jose Ramirez worth $26 million. The team […]

Posted on March 24, 2017, by Travis Pulver They are as easy to hate as they are to love. They have annoyed and amazed us to no end. They have thrown incredible touchdown passes, made electrifying runs, and have done some infuriating things—and they are both hoping that an NFL team will give them a […]

Posted on March 24, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The injury bug has bit the Detroit Tigers late in spring training, as outfielder J.D. Martinez has been ruled out for at least three to four weeks because of a sprained ligament in his right foot. The club was optimistic after Martinez hurt the foot making a […]

Posted on March 24, 2017, by Travis Pulver Fans should be happy with how the first four games of the Sweet Sixteen. That is, fans of college basketball should be happy. At this stage of the season, fans expect to see some great college basketball. Of course, while we enjoy close, hard-fought, competitive action, we […]

Posted on March 24, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has been denied a work visa to enter the United States, according to unconfirmed reports out of Kang’s native South Korea. Without a work visa, Kang will not be able to play with the Pirates this season. Kang being denied a visa […]

Posted on March 24, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Seattle Mariners have optioned first base prospect Dan Vogelbach to triple-A, a change in the team’s plans heading into spring. The team acquired Danny Valencia over the winter with the intention of having him platoon at first base with Vogelbach at first base. However, Vogelbach’s performance […]

Posted on March 23, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Angels were hit hard by injuries in 2016, and that trend appears to be continuing in 2017. The club announced Thursday that infielder Luis Valbuena will be sidelined for the next four to six weeks because of a hamstring strain. Valbuena was forced to […]

Posted on March 23, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine On paper, the Houston Astros were one of the biggest winners of the offseason. They made several bold moves to improve an already potent lineup. But will those moves be enough to get the Astros back to the playoffs in a competitive AL West? Rotation Houston’s rotation […]

Posted on March 22, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Diego Padres haven’t had a winning season since 2010, and based on the state of the team’s rebuilding efforts, it could be a few more years until that changes. San Diego has a nice collection of young talent, but even the team’s front office admits […]

Posted on March 22, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Less than 24 hours after announcing that shortstop Didi Gregorius has a shoulder injury that will likely keep him out for at least the first month of the regular season, the New York Yankees are reportedly considering replacement options from outside the organization. An anonymous source with […]

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