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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Rays Report: Week 10

The Week that Was Though they didn’t start the week out so great, the Rays finished it on fire for an overall productive week. The first series was a visit from the slumping Chicago White Sox. Having dealt some of their premier talent, the White Sox haven’t had the season they envisioned in 2017, but they still have talent and […]

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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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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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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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Rays Report – Week 6

The Week that Was Another rough one for the Rays, a 2-5 week saw their record drop to 19-21 and given the 7-0 start, that’s just 12-21 (.364) since the opening week. The week started all well and good with a nice and tidy 3-1 win behind a stellar Martin Perez. Perez fanned 6 and allowed just 3 baserunners over […]

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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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The Inning: May 10, 2017

The Inning Wednesday, May 10, 2017   All teams were in action yesterday, giving some more to talk about. Without further ado…   Three Up…   Fast Starts In Tampa, Cincinnati, Houston do not involve Tampa, Cincinnati, Houston. The Royals got off to the fastest start, parlaying a one-out error into a pair of two-run homers, and hanging a six-spot […]

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The Inning: May 9, 2017

The Inning Tuesday, May 9, 2017   Today’s Inning is focused on rookies. Some rookies acclimate themselves to the big leagues quickly. Others prove they require more seasoning down on the farm.   With a fifth of the season in the books, which rookies are proving themselves? Which ones are proving themselves to not be ready? Let’s take a small […]

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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 Inning: May 8, 2017

The Inning Monday, May 8, 2015 (Now with the Day of the Week.)   Three Up…   Kershaw Happens Against Atlanta. The Braves portion of this will be discussed later. This is about Clayton Kershaw. And partially about the Cardinals’ offense.   Kershaw was spectacular against the Braves. Yes, he was spotted ten runs in the first three innings. That […]

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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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The Inning: May 7, 2017

The Inning May 7, 2017   This may be a short one, and the format may change somewhat. Or not. Is there something you want to see? Send a note to mlbprojoe@gmail.com.   Three Up…   Oakland stuns Detroit. The A’s may have gotten ahead of themselves when it was said, after their 5-4 walkoff win against the league-leading Detroit […]

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The Inning: May 6, 2017

The Inning May 6, 2017   Today’s Inning comes a bit later (though if you’re reading this after today, you’d have no idea it’s coming late). Today, we’ll look at a trade, the debate about peaking too early, and the Braves coming together to put difficult times behind them…if only for a day.   Three Up…   Padres Get Clutch, […]

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The Inning: May 5, 2017

The Inning May 5, 2017   We’re a little over a month into the season, and the storylines are beginning to take shape. With it, new men are starting to take center stage, while others who previously held the roles are stepping off the stage…at least for now. I decided to use this Inning to take a look at six […]

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The Inning: May 4, 2017

The Inning Thursday, May 4, 2017   May the Fourth Be With You. (And also with you.)   Three Up…   Mariners Show Fight, Hold Off Angels. Seattle fans have been waiting for this.   The Los Angeles Angels, two-time defending World Series champions took a 3-1 lead in the top of the fourth, on the strength of a Zack […]

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The Inning: May 3, 2017

The Inning MLBPro’s Own USA Today Wednesday, May 3, 2017   Three Up…   Twins Get Two Hits, Win 1-0: Twins starter Wilmer Font was magnificent, holding up a second-inning run by yielding just three hits over eight inning, as the Twins bested the Athletics, 1-0.   The Twins’ lone run came on Josh Phegley’s sac fly, scoring Danny Espinosa. […]

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