MLB News & Notes

Oakland Deals Cespedes, Acquire Lester and Gomes from Red Sox

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Oakland Deals Cespedes, Acquire Lester and Gomes from Red Sox

The Oakland A’s have acquired starting pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes for young Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes according to Alex Speier of Red Sox Beat. The Red Sox are sending under $1 million to the A’s in the deal according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.  It is worth noting that both teams filled major […]

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All Star Recap: MLB Celebrates Jeter; AL Bests NL 5-3

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
All Star Recap: MLB Celebrates Jeter; AL Bests NL 5-3

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game was held Tuesday night at Target Field in Minnesota. In what will be his last All-Star appearance, Derek Jeter led off the game for the American League and paused to accept an incredible ovation from fans and players alike. In typical Jeter-like fashion, he then lined a double to the […]

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MMO Interview: After Eventful Year, Murphy “Humbled” To Get All-Star Nod

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Interview: After Eventful Year, Murphy “Humbled” To Get All-Star Nod

Daniel Murphy has had a season of firsts in 2014. Murphy celebrated the birth of his first child on Opening Day, resulting in an unjust ribbing from local radio personalities for missing time on paternal leave—also a first. Murphy also made his first trip to the White House last month, speaking at the Working Dads […]

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Trade Deadline Buzz: Dodgers Unwilling To Move Kemp, Castro Is Cubs Centerpiece, Tulo Tired Of Losing

An article by posted on July 6, 2014 0 Comments
Trade Deadline Buzz: Dodgers Unwilling To Move Kemp, Castro Is Cubs Centerpiece, Tulo Tired Of Losing

The MLB trade deadline is just over three weeks away and while it’s tough to say who is or isn’t on the block, or who are and aren’t sellers, we are getting some clarity on a few issues. It’s hard to envision Troy Tulowitzki wearing anything other than a Colorado Rockies uniform, but the team’s […]

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A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package of four prospects. The trade will be announced Saturday and reports say the Cubs will receive the A’s top two prospects in shortstop Addison Russell, 20, and outfielder Billy McKinney, 19. The Cubs also will receive Triple-A […]

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MLB First Basemen Reenact Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
MLB First Basemen Reenact Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech

With Friday marking the 75th anniversary of the farewell speech by Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, Major League Baseball produced a tribute video featuring all 30 MLB first basemen to mark the occasion and raise awareness for ALS. Lucas Duda and the other first basemen reenact the stirring and powerful “Luckiest Man” speech […]

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Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies of Cancer

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies of Cancer

The San Diego Padres announced that Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died at age 54 following a battle with salivary gland cancer. Gwynn amassed 3,141 hits in his brilliant career and his .338 career batting average is the highest since Ted Williams retired from the Boston Red Sox in 1960 with a .344 average. Gwynn […]

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Could K-Rod Return To Queens?

An article by posted on June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Could K-Rod Return To Queens?

Francisco Rodriguez, better known as K-Rod, pitched two-plus seasons for the Mets from 2009-2011 before being traded to the Brewers. In his time as a Met the fireballing right-hander experienced ups and downs both on and off the mound. According to Marc Carig of Newsday, that’s left the veteran reliever feeling like he has something […]

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Dr. James Andrews Explains Spike In Tommy John Surgeries

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Dr. James Andrews Explains Spike In Tommy John Surgeries

With the news this past week that yet another NL East pitcher, Henderson Alvarez, may be headed for Tommy John surgery, I decided to update my previous piece on what is a full-epidemic at this point, with some definitive information from the horse’s mouth himself, Dr. James Andrews. The noted surgeon put out a comprehensive […]

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Two More Talented Cuban Players Appear On The Market

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Two More Talented Cuban Players Appear On The Market

Aroldis Chapman, Yasiel Puig, Jose Abreu, Yoenis Cespedes, and potentially Jorge Soler have made significant splashes, and have continued to give credibility to the already booming Cuban Market, and more are coming. Recently, two more top-tier Cuban Outfielders have left their homeland to get signed by the Major Leagues. Alfredo Despaigne and Daniel Carbonell have […]

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