12:39 PM EDT, Tue May 23, 2017
Over the Monster 5 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Jose Quintana, Todd Frazier, John Farrell

Daily Red Sox Links: Jose Quintana, Todd Frazier, John Farrell

Today is all about what’s wrong with the Red Sox and ways to fix it. Sunday’s 12-3 win aside, the Red Sox have had a lot of trouble with the lumber this season. Here’s a deep dive into this unfortunate subject. (Brett Cowett; BP Boston) And here’s another examination of the offensive struggles and how they’ve led to a forgettable start to the season for a team that was a World Series favorite in the preseason. (Jorge L. Ortiz; USA Today) Those offensive woes, injuries and poor pitching from everyone but Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel and Eduardo Rodriguez have made for a bad first...
Over the Monster 1 hour ago

Why go to Fenway? You can party like it's 1999

Do you miss vintage Pedro Martinez? Did you miss him entirely? Well, now's your chance to catch up. Chris Sale is the best reason to go to Fenway Park since… when, exactly, do you think? It could be as recently as last year, during David Ortiz’s historic farewell season. It could be a little bit...
The Republican 2 hours ago

Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers: NESN TV schedule, live stream, 5 things to watch (May 23-25)

Red Sox's Chris Sale has struck out 10 or more batters in each of his past eight starts, tying his own record for the longest such streak in a single season.
Over the Monster 4 hours ago
Red Sox reportedly send scouts to see Todd Frazier and Jose Quintana

Red Sox reportedly send scouts to see Todd Frazier and Jose Quintana

Trade season is coming. According to a recent report from CBS Chicago’s Bruce Levine, the Red Sox sent top scouts to see potential trade targets Jose Quintana and Todd Frazier. The trade deadline is still a couple months away, but Boston is being proactive about two potential areas of need. We’ll start with Frazier, because he seems to be the more logical option of the two. The righty plays third base, which has obviously been the biggest hole on the roster all season. Pablo Sandoval has been injured and ineffective, and the multitude of replacements they’ve played at the hot corner...
Redleg Nation 39 mins ago

Jose Peraza – High Floor, Low Ceiling?

The winter 2015 three team trade of fan favorite and Home Run Derby star Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox brought back right fielder Scott Schebler, infielder Brandon Dixon, and the current Reds second baseman, Jose Peraza. After slow starts the past two seasons, Schebler’s power (he currently leads the team in home runs) …
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 13 hours ago
Gerrit Cole hit around, two ejected as Braves beat Pirates, 5-2

Gerrit Cole hit around, two ejected as Braves beat Pirates, 5-2

ATLANTA — A few familiar faces welcomed the Pirates to SunTrust Park on a rainy Monday. Brandon Phillips and Matt Adams homered. Ender Inciarte collected a career-high five hits. And home-plate umpire Phil Cuzzi ejected a pair of Pirates for arguing balls and strikes.
TalkingChop 4 hours ago

Atlanta Braves News and Links: Another Braves win as bullpen dominates Pirates

The Braves bullpen continues to improve, and looked dominant on Monday as they held the Pirates hitless for the game’s final four innings. BRAVES NEWS Adams hits first Braves homer, Braves sink Pirates 5-2 The Braves got a big contribution from newly-acquired first baseman Matt Adams on Monday, as...
MLB 14 hours ago
Lester set for NLDS rematch with Cueto

Lester set for NLDS rematch with Cueto

When the Cubs and Giants meet Tuesday for the second of four games at Wrigley Field, it'll be left-hander Jon Lester taking on righty Johnny Cueto in what will mark the first meeting of the two since Game 1 of last year's NLDS.
Federal Baseball 10 hours ago
Washington Nationals bringing Joe Ross back up to face Seattle Mariners tonight...

Washington Nationals bringing Joe Ross back up to face Seattle Mariners tonight...

Is Joe Ross going to be more consistent with his arm slot? Will he stay in the Nationals’ rotation the rest of the way? In his three starts back at Triple-A Syracuse, Joe Ross went five innings (giving up eight hits and seven runs), six innings (giving up five hits and three runs) and seven innings (over which he gave up eight hits and just one run). He was down there, Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo explained in an interview with 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s The Sports Junkies earlier this month, to work on getting more consistent in his delivery, and his arm slot in particular. “He had a...
Federal Baseball 2 hours ago
Wire Taps: What do high pitch counts for Nationals’ starters mean?; Where are Joe Blanton, Joe Nathan, etc.?; Joe Ross returns

Wire Taps: What do high pitch counts for Nationals’ starters mean?; Where are Joe Blanton, Joe Nathan, etc.?; Joe Ross returns

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of tonight’s game against the Mariners. The world can really be garbage sometimes. On the bright side, the Nats are playing today. Here’s the latest from Nats Park. What do the Nats' pitch counts mean?Four out of five Nationals’ starters make up the top five in the NL in pitches per start. Some of these make sense (Gio Gonzalez is a guy that throws a lot of pitches, as is Max Scherzer--and both take great care of their arms), but others, such as Stephen Strasburg, are more worrisome. If you're tired of the Nats' bad...
Akron Beacon Journal 59 mins ago

Indians sign outfielder, Akron native David Lough to minor league deal

One of Akron’s native sons in the baseball world is coming back to Ohio. The Indians on Tuesday signed free-agent outfielder David Lough to a minor-league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus. Lough is from the Akron area and attended Green High School. Lough, 31, has a totaled a career .254 average across five seasons in the major leagues, having spent time with Kansas City, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Lough appeared in 24 games this season at Triple-A in Detroit’s minor-league system before being released on May 17. Lough provides some additional outfield depth following...
Purple Row 2 hours ago
MLB Trade Deadline 2017: Rockies should trade for an ace

MLB Trade Deadline 2017: Rockies should trade for an ace

Despite early breakthrough performances in the rotation, the Rockies could still use some help. In Part 1, we’ll look at surplus values of three potentially available pitchers. The Colorado Rockies are in an enviable position right now. They are situated well for both short-term success (their estimated playoff odds are now better than 50 percent), and for long-term contention (possessing a young core with a solid farm system). The team is off to its best start ever, all without needing to go all-in by trading prospects for major leaguers. Being able to field a contender without...
Chicago Sun-Times 11 hours ago
Brett Anderson (back) gets healthy, has ‘confidence’ he’ll help Cubs

Brett Anderson (back) gets healthy, has ‘confidence’ he’ll help Cubs

The left-hander was struggling (8.18 ERA) before the back strain and could be a tough fit back into the rotation if others are pitching well.
Bleed Cubbie Blue 1 hour ago
Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 43

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 43

The Cubs lose 6-4 and drop to 22-21. For most of the game Monday night, I was thinking we’d follow up a game where nearly everyone who played had a positive WPA with one where nearly everyone would have a negative WPA. And boy did I feel negative about that one most of the game. The Cubs did mount a late comeback, but alas the hole was too deep and the rally wasn’t enough and the Cubs can hang another one in the loss column. When you lose to the Giants, you usually expect the names that beat you to maybe sound like Cueto and Bumgarner, Posey and Crawford. Those were the stars of 2016...
Chicago Tribune 11 hours ago
Rick Renteria and Miguel Gonzalez on the White Sox loss to the Diamondbacks

Rick Renteria and Miguel Gonzalez on the White Sox loss to the Diamondbacks

Rick Renteria and Miguel Gonzalez on the White Sox loss to the Diamondbacks. (Colleen Kane/Chicago Tribune)
River Ave. Blues 13 hours ago
Big flies and Big Mike lead Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Royals

Big flies and Big Mike lead Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Royals

A two-game winning streak! It was a relatively stress-free one. Good starting pitching, good hitting and good bullpen generally equal in a win and that’s pretty much what happened tonight. Big Mike! Tonight’s Pineda was good, not perfect, but again, good. I’ll take a start like that any day. He got the obligatory HR out […] The post Big flies and Big Mike lead Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Royals appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Beaver County Times 13 hours ago
Matt Adams hits 2-run HR to power Braves past Pirates

Matt Adams hits 2-run HR to power Braves past Pirates

In his second start since being traded to Atlanta, Slippery Rock graduate Matt Adams homered in the fifth inning to cool off the hot pitching of Gerrit Cole, who had thrown eight straight quality starts before Monday.

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Toronto Star 17 mins ago
Blue Jays looking to bounce back in Milwaukee

Blue Jays looking to bounce back in Milwaukee

The Jays are in fifth place in the AL East, heading into tonight's game.
San Jose Mercury News 21 mins ago
What we learned from the Buster Posey-Brandon Belt spat — and how the Giants are already better for it

What we learned from the Buster Posey-Brandon Belt spat — and how the Giants are already better for it

Neither Brandon Belt nor Buster Posey would say whether they had hashed out Saturday's public quarrel -- but a small action in the ninth inning Monday at Wrigley Field showed that they are back on the same page.
Red Reporter 25 mins ago
Scott Schebler is following the path of Adam Duvall

Scott Schebler is following the path of Adam Duvall

Cincinnati’s RF is having a year like their LF just had. The early season surge the Cincinnati Reds saw from Adam Duvall in 2016 was admittedly unexpected. He’d come to the Reds in the trade that sent Mike Leake to San Francisco midway through 2015, though Duvall’s tree-trunk forearms were, at the time, seen as the secondary piece in the deal, as pitcher Keury Mella was one of the top rated prospects in the Giants system before being the key piece in that deal. Once a 3B by trade and almost never an OF of any kind, the concept of Duvall being an everyday LF on a half-decent team was...
BSN Denver 38 mins ago

He is Pepe Negro, the leader of a Rocky Mountain revolution

  DENVER – A bat would crack while a ball screamed, fans belted out ohhhs and ahhhs as Trevor Story rounded the bases. The sounds of Story’s hot rookie start in 2016 may seem anecdotal one day—or even now—but those sounds were the first steps the occupiers of Major League Baseball’s penthouse heard as the [...]
BSN Denver 39 mins ago

Chauncey Billups seems destined for a GM job, but not with the Nuggets

Nuggets' great Chauncey Billups wants to run an NBA franchise, however, it's tough to see a fit on Denver's current track.

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