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Over the Monster 12 hours ago
The Red Seat Podcast: A Mike Trout In The Lineup?

The Red Seat Podcast: A Mike Trout In The Lineup?

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Jake, Keaton, and Bob try to fit the puzzle pieces of the lineup and rotation, while using the words risk and volatility a lot. Welcome back to The Red Seat Podcast, episode #268. On this episode, Jake Devereaux, Keaton DeRocher and Bob Osgood evaluate how the roster is taking shape, and how the puzzle pieces may fit in the lineup as well as the starting rotation. Beginning with the lineup, we discuss the glaring weaknesses and lack of plan up the middle. Enrique Hernandez is supposedly the every day shortstop despite a lack of experience, but...
Lone Star Ball 13 hours ago
2022 in review: Martin Perez

2022 in review: Martin Perez

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ Martin Perez was good, and we all rejoiced With the 2022 regular season over, it is that time where we go back and take a look at the players who appeared for the Texas Rangers this past season. Today, we look at starting pitcher Martin Perez. That came out of nowhere, didn’t it? I was, for the longest time, on the Martin Perez bandwagon. He was on the prospect lists forever, showing up on the Baseball America top 100 lists in five different years, and if you graphed his placement on there by year you’d get a parabola, which, you know, isn’t...
Cleveland Guardians hire UCLA standout Amanda Kamekona as a minor-league hitting instructor

Cleveland Guardians hire UCLA standout Amanda Kamekona as a minor-league hitting instructor

Amanda Kamekona, a former star softball player at UCLA, has been hired as a minor league hitting instructor for the Cleveland Guardians. She’s the first female on-field coach in team history.
Cincinnati.com 14 hours ago
Cincinnati Reds camp preview: Can the bullpen become a strength?

Cincinnati Reds camp preview: Can the bullpen become a strength?

The Reds' bullpen had a 5.42 ERA in the first half of the 2022 season, the worst in the major leagues.       
AZ Snake Pit 14 hours ago
A Perspective of Diamondbacks’ Saves in Relief

A Perspective of Diamondbacks’ Saves in Relief

Mark Melancon. | Photo by Zac BonDurant/Icon Sportswire via An improved bullpen will dramatically increase saves. The closer will likely be a platoon of Mark Melancon and one of the newly acquired relievers. What happened in 2021? After the shortened COVID season, the Diamondbacks’ relievers underperformed. The following graph shows six seasons of saves, blown saves, and save opportunities. In 2021 the Diamondbacks had more blown saves than saves. Although that happened to no team in the latest season, in 2021 that happened to three teams - Nationals, Orioles,...
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Goold: Spring training offers chance to assess the Cardinals' depth of talent and production

Check out the hits from the weekly Cardinals chat with Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold.
Bleed Cubbie Blue 15 hours ago
Cubs announce 2023 promotional schedule

Cubs announce 2023 promotional schedule

It includes five “statue” bobbleheads. The Cubs announced their 2023 promotional schedule Tuesday and it includes bobbleheads for each of the five statues that are at Gallagher Way and Wrigley Field, the four player statues and the one for broadcaster Harry Caray. Here are the dates for the statue bobbleheads: Saturday, May 6: Fergie Jenkins Saturday, May 27: Billy Williams Wednesday, July 19: Ernie Banks Sunday, August 20: Ron Santo Saturday, September 9: Harry Caray There will be additional bobbleheads given away throughout the season, several of them on special...
DodgerBlue.com 15 hours ago
Dodgers News: Trayce Thompson Playing For Team Great Britain In 2023 World Baseball Classic

Dodgers News: Trayce Thompson Playing For Team Great Britain In 2023 World Baseball Classic

The Los Angeles Dodgers will hold their first Spring Training workout in less than two weeks, but pitchers and catchers...
Pinstripe Alley 15 hours ago
Reining in expectations for Harrison Bader

Reining in expectations for Harrison Bader

Photo by Sarah Stier/ He had a terrific postseason, but offensive expectations should be kept reasonable for Bader. In a trade deadline that featured a couple of big deals, the one that most exciting at the time (the Frankie Montas trade) has yet to pan out, while the head-scratcher has Yankees fans anticipating big things. Harrison Bader, who came to New York in exchange for Jordan Montgomery, is the one piece they acquired at the deadline that most agree they are looking forward to seeing in 2023. He’s a good player, one that will certainly help the Yankees. But his...
FOX Sports 16 hours ago
Did Brooklyn make the right deal trading Kyrie Irving to Mavs? | UNDISPUTED

Did Brooklyn make the right deal trading Kyrie Irving to Mavs? | UNDISPUTED

Kyrie Irving is on his way to the Dallas Mavericks but according to reports, the Brooklyn Nets had two other offers. The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly proposed sending Russell Westbrook and two first-round picks while the Phoenix Suns offered Chris Paul, Jae Crowder and numerous picks in exchange for Kyrie. Skip Bayless weighs in on whether Brooklyn made the right deal or not.
NESN.com 16 hours ago

Red Sox Prospect Outlook: Can Nick Yorke Recapture Magic In 2023?

Before the start of the 2023 season, NESN.com is evaluating several noteworthy prospects in the Boston Red Sox organization, using insight and analysis from industry experts to gauge each player’s outlook for the upcoming campaign. Next up: 2020 first-round pick Nick Yorke. The Red Sox stunned a lot of experts when they selected Nick Yorke […] The post Red Sox Prospect Outlook: Can Nick Yorke Recapture Magic In 2023? appeared first on NESN.com.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 16 hours ago
Pirates primer: Following busy offseason, crowded outfield does not lack for storylines, questions

Pirates primer: Following busy offseason, crowded outfield does not lack for storylines, questions

The two biggest offseason storylines reside here in Andrew McCutchen and Bryan Reynolds. So, how will the Pirates outfield fare in 2023?
Lookout Landing 16 hours ago
40 in 40: Tommy La Stella seeks to reinvent himself, again

40 in 40: Tommy La Stella seeks to reinvent himself, again

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Changes La Stella has been seeking to make with his swing have been sidetracked multiple times. Will he reach his final form with the Mariners? Some great artists are content to make variations on a theme album after album, staying within their musical lane, doing what they do best and doing it well. No one is telling Adele to write fewer piano ballads, and she wouldn’t stop if anyone did. For those with the rarefied skillset of an Adele—or a Mike Trout—there’s no need to reinvent the wheel around a generational gift. But for...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 16 hours ago
Northwestern will play Iowa at Wrigley Field in November

Northwestern will play Iowa at Wrigley Field in November

Northwestern vs. Purdue at Wrigley in November 2021 | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ It’ll be the third Wildcats game at the Friendly Confines. Northwestern University announced Tuesday that their game against the Iowa Hawkeyes this coming fall would be played at Wrigley Field on Saturday, November 4: Northwestern Athletics and the Chicago Cubs announced on Tuesday that Wildcat football will return to Wrigley Field for the 2023 season when the ‘Cats host Iowa in the Wildcats Classic. In the most recent Wildcats Classic, Northwestern hosted Purdue on November 20, 2021....
Bluebird Banter 17 hours ago
Blue Jays Birthdays: Damaso Garcia

Blue Jays Birthdays: Damaso Garcia

Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Damaso Garcia would have been 66 today. He was born in Moca, Dominica Republic. As a young man, he was more into soccer than baseball. He was captain of the Dominican Republic's national football (soccer) team at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1974. The Yankees signed him as an amateur free agent in 1975. Damaso got up to the majors for a few games in 1978 and 1979, but the Yankees had Willie Randolph, and Garcia wasn't going to move him off second base. So the Yankees traded him, Chris Chambliss and Paul Mirabella to the...

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