Baseball

02Jun 2016
Barry Bonds

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine It’s no secret that Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds has been one of the most disliked figures in baseball for a long time. Much of it is due to his connection with performance-enhancing drugs during his playing days, but some of it also relates to the […]

02Jun 2016

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Seattle Mariners’ injured list continues to grow. On Wednesday, the team placed ace Felix Hernandez on the DL with a calf strain. This is the first time Hernandez has been on the DL since 2008. The injury is a bit of a mystery. Seattle manager Scott […]

01Jun 2016
Marlon Byrd

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Multiple outlets are reporting that Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has been suspended by Major League Baseball after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Byrd will serve a full season, 162 games, as it is the second time he has tested positive for a banned substance. Reports indicate […]

01Jun 2016
Jason Grilli

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine For most teams, it’s a little early in the season for a fire sale, but not the Atlanta Braves, who can’t trade away big league players for minor league prospects fast enough. On Tuesday, the Braves traded reliever Jason Grilli to the Toronto Blue Jays, a team […]

01Jun 2016
Mookei Betts

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Last week, Jackie Bradley Jr.’s 29-game hitting streak came to an end. Just a few days later, the spotlight in Boston is already shifting over to Mookie Betts. Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles, Betts hit three home runs and extended his hitting streak to 24 games, […]

31May 2016
Rougned Odor

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine With Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor in the midst of a seven-game suspension for punching Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, and 13 others punished for their role in the brawl that ensued already serving their time or paying their fine, it appeared that the incident […]

31May 2016
Byron Buxton

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Minnesota Twins have recalled outfielder Byron Buxton, the team’s top prospect and one of the most talented young players in all of baseball. The move comes after center fielder Danny Santana was placed on the DL after injuring his hamstring during Monday’s loss to the Oakland […]

31May 2016
Carlos Gomez

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros are set to activate Carlos Gomez from the DL Tuesday, and they expect him to be in the starting lineup when the team plays the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday afternoon. Ordinarily, this would be considered great news for the Astros, but considering the fact that […]

30May 2016

Posted on May 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine After each of his last two starts, two of the worst of his career, the New York Mets considered removing Matt Harvey from the starting rotation. But against the Chicago White Sox on Memorial Day, Harvey looked like The Dark Knight of old, throwing seven shutout innings […]

30May 2016
David Wright

Posted on May 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Third baseman David Wright will not be in the lineup for the New York Mets on Memorial, as the team opens up a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. It will be the third straight game in which Wright will be out of the lineup and […]

30May 2016
Robin Ventura

Posted on May 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Criticism of Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura is reaching a fever pitch, as the team is in a tailspin, losing their last six games heading into Monday’s series opener against the New York Mets. Just a few weeks ago, the White Sox held a six-game lead […]

29May 2016
James Shields

Posted on May 29, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Multiple reports indicate that the Chicago White Sox are interested in acquiring starting pitcher James Shields and that they have had conversations with the San Diego Padres about a possible trade. One report indicated that talks between the White Sox and Padres have “significant momentum,” although it’s […]

29May 2016
Yu Darvish

Posted on May 29, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Yu Darvish stepped on a big league mound Saturday night for the first time in nearly 22 months, and he looked like he hadn’t missed a beat. Darvish made his long-awaited return to the Texas Rangers after undergoing Tommy John surgery last March. He threw 81 pitches, […]

29May 2016
Syndergaard

Posted on May 29, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Over zealous home plate umpire Adam Hamari ejected New York Mets’ pitcher Noah Syndergaard in the third of inning of Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after Syndergaard threw a ball behind Chase Utley. Utley was not hit by the pitch and no warnings had […]

28May 2016
Clay Buchholz

Posted on May 28, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Despite sitting in first place in the AL East, the frontline starters the Boston Red Sox expected to carry the team have underperformed. Righty Clay Buchholz has been the most egregious violator, holding a 6.35 ERA and a 2-5 record across 10 starts, and it appears the […]

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