Rays Report: Week 7

The Week that Was It was a banner week for the Rays, the 2nd time this year the team went undefeated on the week. Which is great, but also speaks to how poorly they’ve fared in all other weeks. They’re now 13-0 combined in this past week and the seasons’ first week. In all other weeks, they’re just 12-21. This […]

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2017 First-Year Player Draft Review

Arizona Diamondbacks Round 1 | Pick 1 | SS | Jeremy Scott | Age 21 | Southern Mississippi | The Diamondbacks unfortunately got the #1 overall pick in a year with no consensus #1 overall pick. When the draft began, GM Jay ‘Vet’ Schlegel said he still couldn’t decide, and that it was a toss-up between 5 players. Ultimately, he […]

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Mattingly Walks The Plank: Pittsburgh Dumps Hitting Coach

Chris Halenberg, ClearTheDeck.com Monday, 15 May 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA The Pirates major league personnel met this afternoon during the flight back to Pittsburgh, after a 3-1 series loss to the team previously propping up the entire National League. The decision was made during that meeting that Don Mattingly wouldn’t be returning to Pittsburgh. We assume he did /physically/ return […]

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Rays Report: Week 5

The Week that Was   This week definitely had a tinge of missed opportunity for the Rays. On the surface, the 4-3 record is nothing to cry about, but in each of the 3 losses they either held a late lead, or lost in extra innings. First up was a 2-game set in Miami. Austin Brice dominated the Fish in […]

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The Captain’s Log – May 7, 2017

MLB Pro Mariners -- The Captain's Log

Welcome to The Captain’s Log… a look at the week that was for the MLB Pro Seattle Mariners. This week’s “Captain”: 3B Garin Cecchini (1x Captain) – Cecchini has really come into his own in 2017, and was the hottest hitter for the Mariners last week batting .429 with 4 doubles, 2 home runs, and 8 RBI’s. This week’s “Chief Engineer”: SP Jordan Zimmerman (1x Chief Engineer) – After […]

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Rays Report – Week 4

The Week that Was   Rough week for Rays fans – the kind of week that just toys with your emotions, only to let you down each time. The Rays played 5 games this week which were decided by 1 run, and managed to lose 4 of them. First came a 9th inning heart-breaker in Baltimore which saw a blown […]

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Tribal Talk – April Edition

Time to jump on this bandwagon and talk about my team!    April was an up-and-down month to start the season for the Indians. They went 14-11 which included dropping 7 in a row to division rivals Detroit and Minnesota. Surprisingly, the Indians have been a better road team so far (8-5) compared to at home (6-6). Now let’s look […]

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Zwischengezwitscher – April 2017

Welcome to ‘Zwischengezwitscher’ – a frequently infrequent report from the MLB Pro Baltimore Orioles. What happened? What’s next? The Orioles started their first month of 2017 with mixed feelings. Despite a difficult schedule with a total of 12 games against the designated division front-runners from Toronto and New York, Baltimore official’s thought being able to play .500 in April. They finished 10-12. Well, probably a good […]

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Draft Profile 2017

2017 MLB Draft Profile – Players To Watch As the MLB Pro Draft approaches, we take a look at some of the players that among the best at their respective position. MLB Pro AP –  April 24, 2017 Catcher – Steve Briggs (Savannah Country Day HS) Steve Briggs enters the 2017 draft for the first time.  The recently turned 19 year-old […]

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The Captain’s Log – April 23, 2017

MLB Pro Mariners -- The Captain's Log

Welcome to The Captain’s Log… a look at the week that was for the MLB Pro Seattle Mariners. This week’s “Captain”: 1B Anthony Rizzo (1x Captain) – The Mariners first basemen was on a tear last week, going 12-for-28 (.428 BA) including 2 home runs and 2 doubles, good for a 1.163 OPS. This week’s “Chief Engineer” (tie): SP Danny Hultzen (1x Chief Engineer) & SP […]

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Sorenson Shines In No-Hitter

Cubs Sorensen No-Hits Reds Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 It’s a rare thing to pitch a no-hitter in baseball. It’s done by the great and the not-so-great. There are times when an average pitcher will briefly be glorified by this achievement. It is not an honor reserved totally for the great pitchers. Today at Great American Ball Park, Mark Sorensen of […]

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AL Battle Amongst The Best

Battle Amongst The Best ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tuesday’s series opener between the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays features two of the American League’s best teams.  The Tigers are 12-1 overall and 6-0 on the road, while the Rays are 9-5 and undefeated in 7 home games. The Tigers come into this game having won nine games in a […]

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Power Rankings – Tigers Take Top Spot

Weekly Team Power Rankings Monday, April 17th, 2017 This past week the Detroit Tigers went 7-0, including a pair of sweeps against divisional foes Minnesota and Cleveland.  The Tigers have a six-game road trip this week that will take them to Tampa Bay and Minnesota. 1) Detroit Tigers 2) Los Angeles Dodgers 3) New York Yankees 4) Cincinnati Reds 5) […]

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Rays Report – Week 1

Welcome everyone to the first of what is hopefully a weekly post – The Rays Report! We’ll take a look at the week that was for the Rays, what lies ahead and also a quick peek on the goings on around all of MLB-Pro. The Week that Was First things first, the week that was! What a week indeed for […]

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2017 Preseason MLB Pro GM Survey

During the offseason, all of the MLB Pro GMs were asked a bunch of questions about the freshly-started season including how they felt the divisions would play out and all of the major award winners. For the divisions, we gave each team 5 points for a first place vote, 4 points for a second place vote and so on. For […]

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White Sox – 2017 Preview

Jonathan Hodges was hired as GM of the Chicago White Sox in October 2012 and the rebuilding process began immediately. A typical rebuild can often take five or more years to produce results at the Major League level.  It requires a selling off of whatever veteran talent the club holds to build a cornucopia of talent at the Minor League […]

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