MLB News & Notes

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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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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