MLB News & Notes

Draft Update: Gordon, Gettys, Bukauskas

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
Draft Update: Gordon, Gettys, Bukauskas

Nick Gordon: Best SS Of 2014 Crop? ESPN’s draft expert Chris Crawford says that although catcher Alex Jackson is still likely the best prep position player in the draft, he’s getting serious competition from shortstop Nick Gordon. The 6’1, 170 pound Gordon, who is the son of former reliever Tom Gordon, has had a great senior season […]

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MLB, MLBPA Announce Changes to Joint Drug Agreement

An article by posted on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
MLB, MLBPA Announce Changes to Joint Drug Agreement

Major League Baseball and the players association announced changes today to their Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment program, lengthening suspensions for players caught across the board, likely in response to the PR nightmare the league experienced last summer. Some of the notable changes are as follows: First time offenders will now be suspended for 80 […]

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Tigers Sign Alex Gonzalez, Pass On Stephen Drew

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Tigers Sign Alex Gonzalez, Pass On Stephen Drew

March 24 The Detroit Tigers have acquired veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez from the Baltimore Orioles for utility man Steve Lombardozzi, according to the Baltimore Sun. Gonzalez, 37, has played 15 seasons in the major leagues, for the Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. He appeared in 12 […]

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Tigers GM Says No On Drew, Mets Sticking With Tejada

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
Tigers GM Says No On Drew, Mets Sticking With Tejada

March 17  Disputing a report from Jim Bowden of ESPN, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told the Detroit News’ Lynn Henning that he will not pursue free agent shortstop Stephen Drew. The Tigers will instead go with internal candidates to replace shortstop Jose Iglesias who is likely out for the season. Detroit might still pursue a trade for a new shortstop, […]

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Wright On Braves Signing Santana: “It’s A Great Move”

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Wright On Braves Signing Santana: “It’s A Great Move”

10:00 AM After learning about the Atlanta Braves aggressively acting to sign Ervin Santana for $14 million to offset the loss of Kris Medlen with an elbow ligament tear, David Wright was quick to respond and defended ownership and the front office. “My responsibility is to play third base, not decide who signs, doesn’t sign,” Wright told ESPNNewYork.com.  “I’m not […]

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Tommy John Surgery Pioneer Dr. Jobe Passes Away

An article by posted on March 9, 2014 0 Comments
Tommy John Surgery Pioneer Dr. Jobe Passes Away

On Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe passed away at the age of 88. Jobe’s experimental surgery to fix a pitcher’s elbow was one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in sports and one that changed baseball forever.  It was in 1974 when Jobe transplanted a tendon to replace the […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 6, Braves 2

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 6, Braves 2

The Mets traveled to Orlando today to play against the Atlanta Braves at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. They defeated the Braves 6-2, for their first spring victory and dropped Atlanta to 0-6 in the Grapefruit League season. Noah Syndergaard took the mound in his first spring game for the Mets and was […]

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Johan Santana Nearing Deal With Orioles

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Johan Santana Nearing Deal With Orioles

According to multiple sources, Johan Santana is nearing a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles. Santana, who missed the entire 2013 season due to a second surgery in three years to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, was bought out of his contract by the Mets for the 2014 season. Though he […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves at 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves at 1:05 PM

Noah Syndergaard, 21, makes his Grapefruit League debut today at the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 p.m. this afternoon at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. This game is not being televised, but you could listen to the game on WOR 710 AM. Jacob deGrom, Miguel Socolovich, Gonzalez Germen, Josh Edgin and Jeff Walters also are scheduled to pitch for the […]

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MLB Advanced Media Launching Revolutionary Data Gathering Program

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Advanced Media Launching Revolutionary Data Gathering Program

MLB Advanced Media announced today the launching of a new data gathering system to eventually be implemented in every MLB ballpark. The new tracking system will gather data on every play of every game. For this year, systems will be ready in Milwaukee, Minnesota, and Citi Field, with every team getting systems by 2015. The […]

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