The Miguel Velazquez Experience … Top Ten Reasons!

Top Ten Reasons Arizona Traded for Miguel ‘Clubhouse Cancer’ Velazquez 10. GM is bored. 9. GM is really bored. 8. Attendance is up and fans are demanding results … maybe Velazquez will punch-out some fans. 7. Joe Biden’s promised cure for cancer is imminent? 6. Chance for Josh Beckett to be ‘injured’ during a clubhouse brawl too good to pass […]

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Washington Mourns Death of Nationals Owner

Sunday, June 11th, 2017 Sources close to the family of Washington Nationals owner Ted Lerner reported to the press that he had passed away early today in a Washington hospital after a short illness. Cause of death was undetermined at this time. Funeral arrangements are pending. “The Lerner family is mourning its tragic loss and asks for privacy during this […]

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All-Star Game Voting Underway

2017 All-Star Ballot Released The league office has released the 2017 MLB Pro All-Star Game ballot.  Voting is to be done via StatsLab here: Vote Here The 2017 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Miami Marlins.  The game is scheduled to be played at Marlins Park.  

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Rays Report: Week 9

The Week that Was Another week in the books for the Rays – including the culmination of the Stretch of Doom ©. This week was not especially kind to the Rays, with more of the old problems, and a few new ones, combining to see the team manage just a single win. The first series of the week was a […]

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Foul Tip #1: The Unsweepables

Welcome to a new, infrequent (probably very infrequent) column looking at random facts sifted from the silt of MLB Pro. Today, we’re looking at The Sweep. A mostly arbitrary and ultimately irrelevant accolade, but an accolade nonetheless. Of the 30 MLB teams, there are only two left standing through the first two months of the season who haven’t yet fallen […]

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Rays Report: Week 8

The Week that Was The good times kept rolling for the Rays in Week 8. Staring down a 4-game set with the Angels at home, then travelling to Minnesota for 3, it was completely plausible the Rays would essentially give back all of the progress of the consecutive sweeps against Cleveland and the Yankees. Instead, the Rays showed their mettle […]

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MLB Pro’s 2017 All-Under 25 Team

The well-known stars in the league are the players who have been around for awhile, have put up strong careers, had memorable moments that fans can recall, and they’re the ones who get the big contracts. But every team has a budget, and can’t afford to be full of these high-priced stars. The majority of any roster is players who […]

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MLB Draft Update

-DRAFT UPDATE- Round 6 will be the last round done in StatsLab.  The remainder of the draft will be done on draft day via in-game lists.  You have a couple of weeks to work on draft lists. The draft clock in Round 6 will be dropped from 12 hours to 8 hours. Remember to begin your draft lists in Round 7 […]

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Mariners Dealt Blow – O’Quinn Injury Update

O’Quinn’s Return to 2017 Now In Doubt   John O’Quinn could soon be placed on the disabled list. The Seattle reliever told reporters that he expects to be “out of commission” for 5-6 months because of ulnar nerve irritation. He hasn’t played since 05/24/2017. This year his season stats show O’Quinn has 3 saves in 23 relief appearances with a […]

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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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