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Daniel Murphy Stands Up For Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on 13/07/2016 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Stands Up For Sandy Alderson

Even though he now plays for the Mets’ biggest division rival, for once, Daniel Murphy‘s heart may have still been in Queens. During the fifth inning of the MLB All Star game, there was a brief moment to Stand Up To Cancer, for everyone to remember those suffering from this disease. All the players, managers, […]

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Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

An article by posted on 30/06/2016 0 Comments
Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

The Miami Marlins are close to acquiring right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney from the San Diego Padres, according to Keith Law of ESPN.com. The Marlins will be sending a A-ball pitching prospect Chris Paddack to the Padres. The second place Marlins were rumored to be shopping for a closer or setup type reliever in recent weeks, and had […]

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Nationals Place Stephen Strasburg On 15-Day DL

An article by posted on 26/06/2016 0 Comments
Nationals Place Stephen Strasburg On 15-Day DL

The Washington Nationals placed star pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 16th, with an upper back strain on Sunday. Strasburg missed two consecutive starts with the back issue and also dislocated two ribs while lifting weights last week. The Mets won’t see Strasburg in their upcoming three-game series with Washington, but […]

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Agony and Ecstasy Unfold as Dodgers Top Nationals in Wild Finish

An article by posted on 23/06/2016 0 Comments
Agony and Ecstasy Unfold as Dodgers Top Nationals in Wild Finish

The look in the dugout said it all. The smiles, the joy, it was all there. And why not… After a pitching duel between two young and talented starting pitchers left the score knotted at 2-2, the Washington Nationals jumped out in front of the Los Angeles Dodgers in beautiful and balmy Chavez Ravine. Let’s […]

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Top Prospect Jameson Taillon to Debut Against the Mets

An article by posted on 08/06/2016 0 Comments
Top Prospect Jameson Taillon to Debut Against the Mets

The Pirates’ Jameson Taillon will be the next top pitching prospect to make his debut against the Mets, matching up against Noah Syndergaard tonight at PNC Park. Pittsburgh announced the move before yesterday’s doubleheader, which made the call-up necessary for the Pirates to avoid using Jon Niese or Juan Nicasio on short rest. Before being […]

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Nats Are Looking For Bullpen Help, Eyeing Chapman and Miller

An article by posted on 06/06/2016 0 Comments
Nats Are Looking For Bullpen Help, Eyeing Chapman and Miller

The Washington Nationals nearly blew a late five run lead against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday after handing the game to their bullpen. After Felipe Rivero gave up three runs in the 7th to make it 10-8 Nationals, closer Jonathan Papelbon came into the 9th to try and preserve the slim two run lead. Papelbon […]

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Changes To Strike Zone, Intentional Walks Approved By Committee

An article by posted on 04/06/2016 0 Comments
Changes To Strike Zone, Intentional Walks Approved By Committee

The MLB’s competition committee has reportedly agreed to raise the bottom of the strike zone, which could be instated as early as 2017 (ESPN). The current rule states the bottom of the zone is at the “hollow beneath the kneecap,” while the rule change would make it the top of the knee. The committee has […]

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Top Pitching Prospect Julio Urias To Debut Against Mets Tonight

An article by posted on 27/05/2016 0 Comments
Top Pitching Prospect Julio Urias To Debut Against Mets Tonight

After dominating Triple A hitters in the Pacific Coast League with a 1.10 ERA, .780 WHIP and 9.7 K/9 rate, the Dodgers have announced that top prospect Julio Urias will be making his MLB debut against Jacob deGrom and the Mets tonight at Citi Field. But Urias isn’t your typical blue chip prospect. In 2012, […]

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Chopped: Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez

An article by posted on 17/05/2016 0 Comments
Chopped: Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez

According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Atlanta Braves have fired manager Fredi Gonzalez this morning. The Braves were mired in one of the worst half-seasons in the franchise’s 140-year history last year, and that was followed by its worst-ever start to a season. They have the worst record in the majors […]

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Jose Reyes Suspended 60 Days For Domestic Violence

An article by posted on 13/05/2016 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Suspended 60 Days For Domestic Violence

UPDATE: MAY 14 After initial reports that Colorado Rockies and ex-Met shortstop Jose Reyes would be handed down a 60-game suspension, Major League Baseball announced on Friday that Reyes would be suspended until May 31st, which would amount to the first 51 games of the season. Reyes, 32, agreed to the punishment and will serve […]

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