10:53 AM EST, Sun December 15, 2019
Rox Pile 22 mins ago

Colorado Rockies foes: Winter Meetings thoughts from the Diamondbacks

As we wrap up our look at the National League West foes for the Colorado Rockies, we turn our attention to what was said by Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo during the recent Winter Meetings in San Diego. Arizona finished in second place in the NL West, posting an 85-77 mark. They also finished with […] Colorado Rockies foes: Winter Meetings thoughts from the Diamondbacks - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Daily News 45 mins ago

Cuomo looks to close gun law loophole as he sets sights on 2020 state of state policy proposals

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo’s first priority for 2020 is to take aim at a legal loophole that allows people convicted of crimes in other states to obtain a gun license in New York. The measure — the first policy proposal of the governor’s 2020 State of the State agenda — would prevent someone from being...
That Balls Outta Here 49 mins ago

Phillies Prospect LHP Josh Hendrickson Shining in Australia

The start to the professional career of Phillies prospect and Australian native LHP Josh Hendrickson has shown nothing but promise. Perhaps the Philadelphia Phillies have their next successful, perennial southpaw starting pitcher in their farm system after all, similar to homegrown 2008 World Series MVP, Cole Hamels. Keep an eye on Perth, Australia, native and Phillies […] Phillies Prospect LHP Josh Hendrickson Shining in Australia - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Kings of Kauffman 52 mins ago

Kansas City Royals: Can Mike Matheny inspire a culture change?

Mike Matheny should inspire the Kansas City Royals in creating a culture change, and can his past failures become the primary source of such inspiration? The Kansas City Royals organization is counting on incoming manager Mike Matheny for inspiration, but more importantly, on shifting the team’s trajectory towards a winning path. They’re hoping that his […] Kansas City Royals: Can Mike Matheny inspire a culture change? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley 53 mins ago
The Yankees’ offseason checklist after the winter meetings

The Yankees’ offseason checklist after the winter meetings

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ Here's what the offseason has in store now that the winter meetings are over. The Yankees made their intentions clear coming into the winter meetings. They were looking for an ace, and Gerrit Cole would be their top priority. New York secured their white whale, and also made progress elsewhere. They re-signed the longest-tenured Yankee in Brett Gardner, creating further depth for an outfield that will see Aaron Hicks miss about half the season. With those two signings, the Yankees have covered up holes in their depth chart, but could still be looking to make a few...
Amazin Avenue 53 mins ago
Getting to know Rick Porcello

Getting to know Rick Porcello

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The Mets signed the free agent right-hander to provide innings at the back end of their rotation. With New Jersey on his birth certificate and a wins-driven Cy Young Award on his mantel, the Mets’ acquisition of Rick Porcello seemed almost inevitable. Just a day after signing Michael Wacha to seemingly fill in the fifth slot in their rotation, the Mets struck again for another post-peak, back of the rotation starter long on name and reputation but short on recent results. With the the right-handed Porcello—who will turn 31 in a couple of weeks—in the fold...
Bless You Boys 1 hour ago
Don’t take the Austin Romine signing in isolation

Don’t take the Austin Romine signing in isolation

Photo by Cole Burston/ An underwhelming move at catcher is okay if the Tigers actually follow through on their promises elsewhere. Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila didn’t make many promises in his public comments during MLB’s Winter Meetings this week, but his tone was decidedly different from the past two offseasons. According to Avila, the Tigers are done stripping the roster down at this point and prepared to start building something. He and manager Ron Gardenhire are both emphasizing the point that the Tigers intend to put a better team on the field than the woeful units...
Redbird Rants 1 hour ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Please stop being the behavior police!

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for the St. Louis Cardinals: don’t make such a fuss when an opponent shows off. Focus on yourselves. The St. Louis Cardinals are viewed by many outsiders as a grumpy old buzzard of a ballclub that looks down its beak at the young punks who strut their stuff and “don’t […] St. Louis Cardinals: Please stop being the behavior police! - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Kings of Kauffman 1 hour ago

Royals: 2020 is Danny Duffy’s most important season

A veteran starting pitcher with a big contract is facing a critical season. How important is 2020 for his future with the Kansas City Royals? The year was 2017; the month was January. In the quiet of baseball’s winter, a month away from Spring Training, the Kansas City Royals were preparing for an inevitable dismantling […] Royals: 2020 is Danny Duffy’s most important season - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen 1 hour ago

New York Yankees: a viable trade offer for Corey Kluber

Recent reports indicate the Halos are out on Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber leaving us to wonder: what it would take for the New York Yankees to get him. Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Los Angeles Angels were out on Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber. Though later reports had the Los Angeles […] New York Yankees: a viable trade offer for Corey Kluber - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple 1 hour ago

New York Mets have no business trading Brandon Nimmo

Trading Brandon Nimmo would be a major mistake by the New York Mets. During this offseason, New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo’s name has been thrown around in potential trade talks. There has been no indication that Nimmo will definitely be traded, but the Mets would be making a mistake by letting him go. To […] New York Mets have no business trading Brandon Nimmo - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue 1 hour ago
Mets Morning News for December 15, 2019

Mets Morning News for December 15, 2019

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets According to the deal worked out between Steve Cohen and the Wilpon family, Cohen’s stake in the Mets would increase from 8% to 75% immediately, but he will still not control the team until five years down the line, at which point his stake would increase again to 80%. It is at that juncture that 75% of MLB owners would have to approve the deal. Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated argues that Rick Porcello has been one of the best value free agent signings of the...
KC Kingdom 2 hours ago

KC Chiefs: Top five MVP candidates heading into week 15

Don’t look now, but here he comes. The reigning MVP, KC Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, got a huge win to help his MVP case for a second year in a row. Meanwhile, Lamar Jackson keep chugging along. If it wasn’t clear before, Lamar Jackson is here to stay atop the MVP list. Aaron Rodgers has […] KC Chiefs: Top five MVP candidates heading into week 15 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
New York Daily News 2 hours ago

Original ‘Cats’ Broadway cast shares memories as new film hits big screen

It was the “Hamilton” of its day. For nearly two decades, “Cats” was the longest running show on Broadway, and many thought it would remain forever. Now, the musical is set to hit the big screen on Dec. 20th with the star power of a Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Idris...
Purple Row 2 hours ago
Sunday Rockpile: Jon Gray trade talk continues outside Colorado

Sunday Rockpile: Jon Gray trade talk continues outside Colorado

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports Rockies news and links for December 15, 2019 All I Want for Christmas: Trade for Jon Gray, You Cowards | Baseball Prospectus ($) It seems that quite a few people are dreaming of what Jon Gray would look like on a team other than the Rockies. In this case it’s from the perspective of fantasy owners, with a note that Gray could really reach his full potential if he was on a team other than the Rockies. I find myself having a different reaction to this than I would have in the past. In previous years I might have been upset like, defensive on behalf of my...

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