7:21 PM EDT, Sat October 21, 2017
Bleed Cubbie Blue 21 mins ago
2017 American League Championship Series, Game 7: Astros vs. Yankees, Saturday 10/21, 7 p.m. CT

2017 American League Championship Series, Game 7: Astros vs. Yankees, Saturday 10/21, 7 p.m. CT

It’s winner-take-all for the right to face the Dodgers in the World Series. I had thought, while watching the American League Championship series early on, that this might be a series where the home team won every game. Home teams have been dominant throughout the 2017 postseason, and so far it’s come true in the ALCS. The Astros actually had a better record on the road than at home this season, but so far they have won all the postseason games played in Houston this year. This pitching matchup does not seem favorable to the Astros, but I think their offense is good enough to win the...
Twinkie Town 1 hour ago
Playoffs Game Thread: ALCS Game Seven

Playoffs Game Thread: ALCS Game Seven

Its either going to be the Yankees or the Astros. Come watch. Welp... this is it. Game One: Yankees at Astros When: 7:00 pm CT Where: FS1 Former Twins: Aaron Hicks, Jaime Garcia, Francisco Liriano, Juan Centeno Series Record: Tied 3-3 Pitching Match-up: Sabathia (14-5) at Morton (14-7)
MLB Daily Dish 1 hour ago
Red Sox offer managerial job to Alex Cora

Red Sox offer managerial job to Alex Cora

Cora is expected to accept the position once the Astros’ season comes to a close. The Red Sox have offered their managerial job to Astros bench coach Alex Cora, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. Cora is expected to accept the position once the Astros’ season comes to an end. Cora has been considered the favorite to take over in Boston since the Sox fired John Farrell earlier in the month. The Red Sox have also reportedly considered Brad Ausmus and Ron Gardenhire as potential Farrell replacements. If Cora does accept, he will become the Red Sox’ fourth manager since 2011,...
Bless You Boys 2 hours ago
Justin Verlander is making his case for Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame

Justin Verlander is making his case for Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame

The former Tigers ace is not quite there yet. Watching Justin Verlander mowing down hitters in the postseason has become the favorite pastime of Detroit Tigers fans this fall. Viewing one masterpiece after another from a distance is all we have left from a team that has been razed to the ground, with a banner that reads “under construction” across the gates of Comerica Park. For 13 seasons, Verlander toed the rubber for the Tigers. He won the AL Rookie of the Year Award, the AL Cy Young Award, and even a Most Valuable Player Award, which is something that no pitcher had done since 1992...
Giants reassign Dave Righetti

Giants reassign Dave Righetti

Mark Gardner and Steve Decker will also be reassigned and take a front-office position. Dave Righetti, who mentored a Cy Young winner and World Series MVP, while shepherding three different staffs to championships, is out as the Giants’ pitching coach. For the first time in 18 seasons, it will be someone else walking out to the mound to explain to pitchers just how they’re screwing up. I knew changes were coming. I didn’t think this would be one of them. Righetti will be a special assistant to the general manager. Also reassigned were Mark Gardner, who moves from bullpen coach to a...
Rox Pile 2 hours ago

Colorado Rockies reasons for 2018 excitement: Ian Desmond’s speed

Pouring back through the numbers produced by the Colorado Rockies in the 2017 season, there is perhaps one offensive number that has been overlooked and could provide yet another reason for excitement for the Rockies and their potential overall improvement in 2018. Despite an injury-plagued first season in Colorado, first baseman/outfielder Ian Desmond ended the […] Colorado Rockies reasons for 2018 excitement: Ian Desmond’s speed - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Fenway Nation 3 hours ago
REPORT: Nationals Poaching Of Alex Cora Will Not Work

REPORT: Nationals Poaching Of Alex Cora Will Not Work

According to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, interest in Alex Cora by the Washington Nationals will not prevent his hiring as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox. Rosenthal quotes sources that—as soon as the Astros eliminate The Bronx Embalmers from the ALCS (i.e., tonight)—Cora will be named skipper of The Carmine Hose. Earlier reports had suggested that—after firing Dusty Baker—the Nationals were putting on a full-court press to snare Cora.
South Side Showdown 4 hours ago

White Sox: Jake Petricka Has Right Elbow Surgery

White Sox veteran reliever has surgery on the right elbow, should resume throwing in three to four months. Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jake Petricka had surgery on his right elbow on Friday according to Scott Merkin of whitesox.com. The surgery was completed by Dr. James Andrews and Petricka should be able to resume throwing […] White Sox: Jake Petricka Has Right Elbow Surgery - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 4 hours ago
The Cubs should hire Jim Hickey as pitching coach, and here’s why

The Cubs should hire Jim Hickey as pitching coach, and here’s why

This is the obvious move that should obviously be made. Jim Hickey was let go as pitching coach by the Tampa Bay Rays about two and a half weeks ago. Hickey was hired for that position by the Rays one year after Joe Maddon began his managing career there; the two worked together for eight seasons until Joe departed to join the Cubs for the 2015 season. Just three days ago, before Game 4 of the NLCS, Maddon was asked about the possibility that Hickey could join the Cubs: Cubs manager Joe Maddon dismissed speculation about Jim Hickey, his pitching coach with the Rays and a South Side native,...
Lookout Landing 4 hours ago
A Guide to a Spooky and Thrifty Mariners Halloween

A Guide to a Spooky and Thrifty Mariners Halloween

Terrify Mariners fans and real people alike! If you’re anything like me, every year you think of a really good idea for a Halloween costume somewhere between mid May and early September. “This is the year,” you think. “I’m not throwing some crap together last minute that will make me look both silly and underprepared.” You have time, so you do other, more pressing projects, and put it on the back-burner. Before you know it, it’s October 30th and you’re holding back stress and tears in the picked-over local Value Village as you try to look for some conglomeration of...
Fenway Nation 5 hours ago
Red Sox Owners Plans To Add New Seating At Fenway Park

Red Sox Owners Plans To Add New Seating At Fenway Park

Not satisfied with another hike in ticket prices for 2018, John Henry and his out-of-towner ownership group also want to add two new areas of seating to Fenway Park—sucking further revenue out of the old ballpark. According to plans filed at Boston City Hall, the NOG (new ownership group) will add at least 25 additional seats in a new area along the left-field/third base side of the park; and move a row of first-base side seats forward and below ground in a “dugout suite”. This radical new seating arrangement comes without any specific commitment to add protective netting to these...
The Cub Reporter 5 hours ago
Cubs 2017 Rule 5 Draft & Minor League Free-Agent Watch List (Updated 10/21)

Cubs 2017 Rule 5 Draft & Minor League Free-Agent Watch List (Updated 10/21)

LAST UPDATED 10-21-2017 (after conclusion of NLCS)As things stand right now... Tags: 2017 Rule 5 DraftCubs Minor LeaguesCubs Minor League free-agents
KC Kingdom 5 hours ago

Kansas Basketball: Don’t look for Jayhawks to schedule Mizzou or Wichita State

The Kansas basketball is playing the Mizzou Tigers Sunday in the Spring Center in a charitable exhibition for hurricane relief. The exhibition between the Kansas basketball team and the Mizzou Tigers has caused a huge ripple of excitement, not only in Lawrence, Kansas and Columbia, Missouri but Kansas City as well. As fun as this match-up […] Kansas Basketball: Don’t look for Jayhawks to schedule Mizzou or Wichita State - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
South Side Showdown 7 hours ago

White Sox: Potential Free Agent Options for Upcoming Offseason

White Sox in position to add low-cost veterans to team this upcoming offseason to complement a young core of talented players on the South Side. With offseason moves fast approaching, it makes sense to talk about potential free agent targets for the Chicago White Sox. Since 2018 is going to be another rebuilding year, it […] White Sox: Potential Free Agent Options for Upcoming Offseason - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 7 hours ago
Cubs fire pitching coach Chris Bosio

Cubs fire pitching coach Chris Bosio

And the first domino has fallen in offseason 2017-18. In Theo Epstein’s Friday news conference, he stated that Joe Maddon would have all the coaches back that he wanted. It appears that Joe didn’t want Chris Bosio back: The #Cubs have fired respected pitching coach Chris Bosio, and now could reach out to Jim Hickey,who's a top candidate for #STLCards opening— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 21, 2017 Bosio had served as Cubs pitching coach for six seasons, from 2012-17. That’s three managers’ worth, from Dale Sveum to Rick Renteria to Maddon. When a team doesn’t go...
KC Kingdom 7 hours ago

Jayhawks Football: Game day vs TCU Horned Frogs

It’s another stinker of a season for Jayhawks football, and it looks to get worse against TCU. Here is everything you need to know for the game. Jayhawks football had looked to be on the right track coming into the 2017 season. Not that anyone really expected a big year from the Kansas Jayhawks, but […] Jayhawks Football: Game day vs TCU Horned Frogs - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Baseball Prospectus 8 hours ago

Roster Surplus and Depth Questions

The 2018 Milwaukee Brewers are in quite a strange position, representing the bundle of contradictions that defined their uncanny 2017 campaign. On the one hand, the organization dropped a “rebuilding” narrative in 2015, meaning that industry writers, analysts, and fans alike did not expect the club to compete, let alone contend, for several years; on […]
KC Kingdom 8 hours ago

K State Football: Game day vs Oklahoma Sooners

K State football is struggling in recent weeks, and has the Oklahoma Sooners today. Here is everything you need to know about the game. Coming off of back to back losses, things don’t get any easier this week for K-State football. The Kansas State Wildcats return home to host the 9th ranked Oklahoma Sooners. This […] K State Football: Game day vs Oklahoma Sooners - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 9 hours ago

Thoughts prior to Game Seven of the 2017 ALCS

For the fifth time in the last 18 days, the Yankees will play with their season on the line tonight. They are a perfect 4-0 in elimination games this postseason, and tonight’s Game Seven with the Astros will determine who moves on to face the Dodgers in the World Series. I am weirdly not nervous. […] The post Thoughts prior to Game Seven of the 2017 ALCS appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Purple Row 9 hours ago
Carlos Estévez showed signs that he can play a big role for the Colorado Rockies

Carlos Estévez showed signs that he can play a big role for the Colorado Rockies

The Wild Thing was still on the fringes of the big league roster in 2017. Welcome to the 2017 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at the in-season contributions of every player to don the purple this past season. The goal wasn’t and isn’t to quibble with order. Instead, it’s to get a snapshot of a player along with a look forward. For that reason, we simply sorted by Baseball-Reference’s Wins Above Replacement (rWAR) and will start at the bottom and end up at the top. No. 29, Carlos Estévez (0.0 rWAR) The man known as the Wild Thing showed a lot of the same...

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