MLB - 2017

PJMIII
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:12 am

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

A former unanimous MVP, an elite leadoff hitter and one of the game’s most complete catchers were elected Wednesday into Baseball’s Hall of Fame, which continues to slowly open its doors to players linked to performance-enhancing drugs.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ml ... /96734314/
PJMIII
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 am

Why Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will get the Hall call

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. What a cute Hall of Fame induction day couple they're going to make. Feel free to imagine what that day will look like -- because guess what? Barry and the Rocket are going to get elected.

Sorry, I can't tell you what year. But what the 2017 vote totals told us was as clear as an undetectable steroid: This is happening.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1850 ... -fame-call
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:54 pm

To grieve Jose Fernandez's death, Giancarlo Stanton took life-changing journey

His friend was gone, but the world kept spinning. So Giancarlo Stanton journeyed off to see that world, to find perspective in that world.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1889 ... ng-journey
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:49 am

Team USA answers critics with inspired win, advances to WBC semis

United States ballplayers and Major League Baseball have received a fair amount of grief for their lack of interest in the World Baseball Classic: That some of the greatest U.S. players such as Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw declined to participate. That teams don't really want many players participating in it, either. That U.S. fans have much less interest compared to those from other countries such as the Dominican Republic and Japan.

http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post ... und-of-wbc
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:43 am

U.S. win over Japan sets up World Baseball Classic finale many wanted to see

They gathered together for the first time two weeks ago, unsure what to expect in the World Baseball Classic, with a sense of insecurity that they even made the right choice to play in this international tournament.

Now, here they are after defeating Japan, 2-1, on Tuesday night, going where no USA team before them has ever gone before.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ml ... /99482712/
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:55 am

Marcus Stroman's heroics lead USA to first WBC title

A pitcher from a Canadian club, who could have suited up for Puerto Rico, was the United States' hero in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic.

Marcus Stroman had the opportunity to pitch for the opponent, because his mother is of Puerto Rican heritage, but instead led the way in giving the USA its first WBC title in the fourth iteration of the tournament.


http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post ... -wbc-title
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Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:47 pm

PJMIII wrote:Marcus Stroman's heroics lead USA to first WBC title

A pitcher from a Canadian club, who could have suited up for Puerto Rico, was the United States' hero in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic.

Marcus Stroman had the opportunity to pitch for the opponent, because his mother is of Puerto Rican heritage, but instead led the way in giving the USA its first WBC title in the fourth iteration of the tournament.


http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post ... -wbc-title
Congratulations!
The best team won it.
It looks like WBC is now seeing major success.
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:44 pm

Inside Andrew McCutchen’s winter of discontent

Four months ago, Michael McKenry nearly flattened Andrew McCutchen in an Orlando hotel. It was around midday just after a conference for Christian athletes wrapped up when McKenry, the former Pirates catcher, and his wife, Jaclyn, turned a corner and hit the brakes to avoid crashing into two of their closest friends, McCutchen and his wife, Maria.

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pira ... 1703300054
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:48 am

Pirates' playoff hopes take a big hit with Marte's suspension

Losing a player to a drug suspension is never a welcome bit of news for a team, but if that headline ever comes down, you'd prefer it to be your fifth outfielder or maybe that last reliever out of the pen.

That is decidedly not the scenario put before the Pirates, who lost starting center fielder Starling Marte to an 80-game suspension. This is merely a flesh wound if you're exceedingly optimistic. The reality is that it's a major loss for the Bucs.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_ ... suspension

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Mon May 01, 2017 1:05 pm

MRI confirms partial lat tear for Mets' Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard is out indefinitely after an MRI on Monday showed the New York Mets pitcher suffered a partial tear of his right lat muscle, the team announced.

"Pitcher Noah Syndergaard underwent an MRI this morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The MRI revealed a partial tear of the right lat muscle," the Mets said in a statement. "At this point, there is no timeframe for his return. He will be placed on the 10-day disabled list."


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1928 ... lat-muscle

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Spahny
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Sat May 06, 2017 8:22 pm

I want to be 21 years old and named Cody Bellinger.
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Sun May 07, 2017 11:06 am

Spahny wrote:I want to be 21 years old and named Cody Bellinger.

And that was before he hit the grand slam!

Buckle up, this is going to be a fun ride.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
Spahny
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Sun May 07, 2017 9:03 pm

stark wrote:
Spahny wrote:I want to be 21 years old and named Cody Bellinger.

And that was before he hit the grand slam!

Buckle up, this is going to be a fun ride.
That was on a up and in 95 mph fastball.

Kid is going to be seeing a lot of curve balls now. I don't think he has a weak zone but we'll see.
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Fri May 26, 2017 8:23 am

Baseball Hall of Fame honors 'Homer at the Bat' episode of 'The Simpsons'

Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues.

Yet to many fans, it's those half-dozen lines he uttered to a bunch of yellow cartoon characters a long time ago that really made him famous.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1946 ... e-simpsons
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Tue May 30, 2017 8:28 am

Harper, Strickland traded punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0

Drilled in the hip by a heater, Bryce Harper knew where this was headed. In a hurry, too.

"You see red," he said.

Enraged, the Washington slugger charged the mound, wildly fired his helmet and traded punches to the head with reliever Hunter Strickland, setting off a furious brawl Monday during the Nationals' 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/recap?gameId=370529126

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Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:22 pm

Reeling Cards make series of personnel moves

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced a series of coaching changes and player reassignments Friday.

Veteran third baseman Jhonny Peralta has been designated for assignment, and third-base coach Chris Maloney has been reassigned within the organization. Mike Schildt will take over for Maloney.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1959 ... el-changes
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Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:06 pm

Some days its fun to be a Dodgers fan.

If these two kids, Bellinger and Seager can stick together for 10+ years they could be the most exciting pairing in baseball history.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:11 am

Pirates' Jameson Taillon pitches five scoreless innings in return from cancer treatments

Jameson Taillon pitched five scoreless innings in his return from treatments for testicular cancer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Monday night.

Taillon (3-1) allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five. The 25-year-old had surgery May 8, four days after losing to the Reds at Cincinnati, then made three rehab starts in the minor leagues.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/recap?gameId=370612123

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Spahny
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:27 pm

stark wrote:Some days its fun to be a Dodgers fan.

If these two kids, Bellinger and Seager can stick together for 10+ years they could be the most exciting pairing in baseball history.
I didn't think the Dodger's could find another player as good as Seager but they did it. 24 HR's and 55 RBI's in 57 games now for Bellinger. And folks, he is the goods. His swing covers the plate like Ted Williams. You cannot make a mistake to him. I've been very impressed with his play at first. He turned a single to a double with hustle out of the box in game 3 in the Mets series. Yes, Bellinger and Seager are staying in Blue. Those 2 aren't going anywhere else ever.

It would also be grand if Puig has finally matured. Remember him?

The Rockies are punch drunk and will need help finding LAX. Hope they will be ok. Very concerned for their well being. So sorry Colorado. My future home.
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Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:16 am

Ex-Yankee Robinson Cano provides closing act at Aaron Judge's All-Star party

For much of this week's All-Star schedule in Miami, the focus was on young players, trendy players, and a running debate over which player will ultimately emerge and lay claim to the designation of "Face of the Game." Commissioner Rob Manfred didn't quite bestow New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge with that distinction when asked for his opinion Tuesday. But he had to admit, the kid has lots of potential.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1996 ... star-party
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