MLB - 2018

tachyon
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Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:44 am

Real or not? Amazing Shohei Ohtani ups the ante again

http://www.espn.co.uk/blog/sweetspot/po ... ante-again



But how can you believe this? :o
PJMIII
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:06 am

Real or Not? Bad blood brewing after Wednesday's bevy of brawls

I blame the cold weather.

And testosterone.

And the time-honored baseball tradition that goes back to the days of Old Hoss Radbourn and King Kelly: an eye for an eye, blood will have blood.


http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post ... -of-brawls

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PJMIII
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 am

Arizona Diamondbacks' Deven Marrero loses home run after passing baserunner

Alex Avila tried falling on the sword, but first-base coach Dave McKay wouldn’t let him. The Diamondbacks had won a game in blowout fashion, beating the Dodgers for the fifth time in as many games this season, but a major topic in the postgame clubhouse was the home run that wasn’t.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/m ... 518254002/
PJMIII
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:22 am

Angels could be on cusp of a great rivalry with Astros

A rival evaluator who has seen the Los Angeles Angels recently raved about them in conversation here this weekend. "They've got the best defense in baseball," he said, and that was just the appetizer of what was a seven-course assessment.

http://www.espn.com/blog/buster-olney/i ... ith-astros
PJMIII
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Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:53 am

Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start to season

The Cincinnati Reds have fired manager Bryan Price after the team toiled through a 3-15 start in his fifth season with the club.

The Reds said in a statement Thursday morning that pitching coach Mack Jenkins has also been fired. Bench coach Jim Riggleman was named Cincinnati's interim manager. The statement said the Reds will conduct a search for a permanent manager "later in the year.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2324 ... 3-15-start
PJMIII
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Tue May 01, 2018 7:22 am

Losing Corey Seager leaves Dodgers' season on the brink

With one of the richest, deepest, most efficient organizations in baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared to be impervious to the yin and yang of baseball cycles. Yet in the wake of Corey Seager’s season-ending arm injury, this team has all the earmarks of a club that might go off the rails.

http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post ... -the-brink
Spahny
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Thu May 03, 2018 11:15 am

Perfect story for the modern era. Yoenis Cespedes breaks him diamond necklace sliding into second. Tragic on so many levels.
stark
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Thu May 03, 2018 2:28 pm

Spahny wrote:Perfect story for the modern era. Yoenis Cespedes breaks him diamond necklace sliding into second. Tragic on so many levels.
Gives new meaning to The Diamond.

And I thought the Dodgers were having troubles, geesh.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
Spahny
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Thu May 03, 2018 8:42 pm

stark wrote:
Spahny wrote:Perfect story for the modern era. Yoenis Cespedes breaks him diamond necklace sliding into second. Tragic on so many levels.
Gives new meaning to The Diamond.

And I thought the Dodgers were having troubles, geesh.
Not surprised. I predicted weeks ago the the main break was a harbinger of the season to come.

They will need to move Seager to another position. I'd put him at first and Bellinger in center. Bellinger would be a gold glove center fielder.
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Fri May 04, 2018 7:33 am

Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki to enter front-office role for rest of '18 season

Roughly three hours before first pitch Thursday night, Ichiro Suzuki jogged to join the Seattle Mariners in the outfield, fully in uniform, black mitt in hand, prepping for another pregame routine of catching fly balls and hitting in the cage.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2339 ... 018-season
PJMIII
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Sat May 05, 2018 4:28 pm

Mets designate former All-Star Matt Harvey for assignment

The New York Mets designated Matt Harvey for assignment Saturday, marking an abrupt and stunning end to the tenure of a pitcher who was considered one of baseball's budding stars and the future face of the organization upon his arrival in 2012.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday the team made the decision after Harvey refused a demotion to the minor leagues to work out his problems. The Mets recently moved Harvey to the bullpen, but he struggled with the transition and allowed five runs in an 11-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday at Citi Field.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2340 ... -york-mets
stark
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Sat May 05, 2018 10:11 pm

For any Clayton Kershaw fans......be sure and catch this weeks 6 page spread in Sports Illustrated.

Enjoy.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue May 08, 2018 8:31 am

Cardinals' Yadier Molina, injured on foul tip to groin, returns home after surgery

The St. Louis Cardinals say catcher Yadier Molina has undergone surgery and is expected to miss a month after being hit in the groin by a foul tip.

The Cardinals placed Molina on the 10-day disabled list Sunday. They said the eight-time All-Star is projected to miss at least four weeks with what the team called a "pelvic injury with traumatic hematoma."


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/m ... /34627793/
PJMIII
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Wed May 09, 2018 7:41 am

Real or not? No-hitter the latest feat in James Paxton's rise

In his previous start, Seattle Mariners lefty James Paxton had a chance at history. He struck out 16 batters through seven innings, giving him a chance to tie or even break the single-game record of 20. Instead, with his pitch count at 105, he was finished for the night and then watched his bullpen blow a 2-0 lead.

On Tuesday in Toronto, he made history, with a little help from his friends behind him, especially third baseman Kyle Seager. Paxton tossed the sixth no-hitter in Mariners franchise history, blanking the Blue Jays on 99 pitches and striking out seven in a 5-0 victory.


http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post ... xtons-rise
stark
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Sat May 26, 2018 12:13 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
PJMIII
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Tue May 29, 2018 4:19 pm

MLB believes Anthony Rizzo slide vs. Pirates was interference

Major League Baseball believes interference should have been called on Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo's slide at home plate Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, a source told ESPN.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2364 ... terference
Spahny
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:31 pm

Dodgers are going to have to start utilizing some of those talented young arms they never want to trade away.

21 year Caleb Ferguson who has been un-hittable in Oklahoma at least will start against the Pirates tonight. Walker Buehler, 23, already solidly in the rotation.
stark
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:14 pm

Spahny wrote:Dodgers are going to have to start utilizing some of those talented young arms they never want to trade away.

21 year Caleb Ferguson who has been un-hittable in Oklahoma at least will start against the Pirates tonight. Walker Buehler, 23, already solidly in the rotation.
Agree!

Serious question.....do you think we've pretty much seen the last of Kershaw?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
Spahny
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:39 pm

stark wrote:
Spahny wrote:Dodgers are going to have to start utilizing some of those talented young arms they never want to trade away.

21 year Caleb Ferguson who has been un-hittable in Oklahoma at least will start against the Pirates tonight. Walker Buehler, 23, already solidly in the rotation.
Agree!

Serious question.....do you think we've pretty much seen the last of Kershaw?
Kershaw is 30 and never had a major surgery. He's not done. He may be done as a Dodger though after this year.

Caleb had the yips tonight.
PJMIII
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Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:50 am

The Pittsburgh Pirates have squandered their hot start to the 2018 season and are sputtering. However, a few quick fixes could right the ship.

For the Pittsburgh Pirates to get back on track before the season slips away, the club might want to think outside the box a bit, adopting these quick fixes to regain their spark.

http://thesportsdaily.com/2018/06/08/pi ... son-pbd11/
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