Dodgers – 2017 NL West Champs

Dodgers Win Tight National League West Race Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 The National League West crown was certainly in question throughout the season, but the Los Angeles Dodgers have now finally claimed it. With a record of National League West, the club has won its 1st division title. “It’s special,” starting pitcher Jarred Cosart said when asked to sum up his feelings. “It’s easy […]

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Dodgers vs. Padres: NL West Tie-Breaker Preview

  2017 Season – Head to Head Los Angeles Dodgers 88-74 vs.   San Diego Padres 88-74 Three Keys Can Steven Matz match Tommy Hanson? In six starts against the Padres, Tommy Hanson has pitched 43 2/3 innings and allowed just 9 runs.  The Padres have hit .171 against Hanson and have a BABIP of just .193.  While the Padres managed […]

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Orioles Finish Atop AL East

American League East Won: Orioles On Top Thursday, September 28th, 2017 The pennant has been won, the Baltimore Orioles are champions of the American League East. Closer Arodys Vizcaino said his team is a “gritty and determined” club that were poised to win the division from day one. “We knew the day the season opened that we’d be champions,” he […]

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Cincinnati Crowned Central Champs

Cincinnati On Top of National League Central Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 It’s a banner year for the Cincinnati Reds, they have won the National League Central. “There’s so much pride in our room and on our roster, anything but a division title wouldn’t have been acceptable,” said starting pitcher Chris Sale. “In the playoffs we’ll just have to take it one day […]

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Angels Clinch AL West Division Title

American League West Winner is Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 It’s official! The Los Angeles Angels have secured the top spot in the American League West. Los Angeles‘s manager Rod Barajas was quick to give credit to his players. “They believed in this team all year, and never gave up.” It won’t be an easy road for Los Angeles […]

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Mets Win NL East

New York Wins Top Spot in National League East Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 The pennant has been won, the New York Mets are champions of the National League East. Starting Pitcher Jonathon Niese said his team is a “gritty and determined” club that were poised to win the division from day one. “We knew the day the season opened that we’d be champions,” he […]

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GM Change – San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants Announce Hiring of New General Manager September 25, 2017 via MLB Pro AP Rumblings of a change within the San Francisco Giants front-office began over the weekend.  After a series of meetings between ownership and General Manager Michael Stephens, it was decided that Stephens would step down from his position. A source within the upper-management said, “Mike’s […]

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Twins Clinch Central Division Title

Minnesota Twins Clinch First in American League Central Sunday, September 24th, 2017 Members of the Minnesota Twins say they are “100% focused” on bringing the first World Series championship to their organization. “It’s all you think about and all you play for,” said reliever Chance Ruffin. “That’s what would mean the most.” The Twins have accomplished an important first step, today clinching the […]

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Cubs hire Tommy Tanous as Scouting Director

The Chicago Cubs have signed Tommy Tanous to a five-year contract to be their Scouting Director, replacing Inejiro Taketo who held that position since 2015. “Mr. Taketo has been a tremendous asset in building the Cubs roster you see on the field today,” GM Justin Jabs said. “Many of the star players on the pitching staff and in the National […]

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Sit Down Interview with Astros GM Matt Wells

This is Sir Wayne Ellington III here, with an exclusive interview with the legendary general manager of the Houston Astros, Matt Wells. WE: Matt, how’s it going today? MW: Well, *drinks* have you looked at the standings recently Wayne? WE: Fair enough, but you still have lots to look forward to. When you were placed in charge of this team, you […]

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Angels Insider – Approaching the Deadline

As the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, the Angels enter the time of the year with the organizational mantra of “always willing to entertain offers” in full swing. On the mound, the starting trio of Julio Tehran, Trevor Bell, and Chris Archer could be upgraded. In the bullpen, Matt Gorgen could be movable. Peter Bourjos is available…. Mike Trout is almost […]

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Angels Acquire Darvish – Will It Work?

Angels Acquire Yu Darvish From Rangers Days after learning that starting pitcher Brandon Morrow would be lost for the remainder of the season with shoulder inflammation, the Angels reached out to the Texas Rangers about acquiring Yu Darvish.  Sources have speculated that Darvish is someone the Angels have had both internal discussions as well as discussions with Texas on Darvish […]

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Dodgers Midseason Check-In

The Dodgers limped their way into the All-Star Break, having lost two out of three in a series versus the lowly Arizona Diamondbacks and doing the same versus the non-contending Kansas City Royals just before the break. This stretch of bad baseball was actually just a continuation of downright bad baseball the club has played since late May. However, the […]

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A One-Pitch Inning: July 10, 2017

The Inning Monday, July 10, 2017   With a day to go until the All-Star break, I’m beginning to collect the artifacts from a stellar first half. I cannot promise that I’ll have more writing until Friday, as life outside the diamond will intervene pretty heavily after this morning. Here’s to hoping you read this issue, at least.   Sometimes, […]

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Diamondbacks Summer Trade Block

Despite our record, the Arizona Diamondbacks don’t have many pieces we’re willing to move.  We’ve already cleaned house and only have a few spare parts available.  Looking for low-level/rookie-league type players in return, though some of these are easier for me to move than others.  None of these players are making more than $1.3M (except of course for you-know-who).  Contact […]

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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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