6:22 PM EST, Sun December 09, 2018
Blog Red Machine 2 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds: 2019 is the most important of Anthony DeSclafani’s career

Next season is a critical year for the talented, but oft-injured Cincinnati Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani.  Is Disco in the club’s long term plans?  The 2019 campaign will answer that question. Since arriving in the Queen City following a December 2014 trade from the Marlins for pitcher Mat Latos expectations have been high for Anthony […] Cincinnati Reds: 2019 is the most important of Anthony DeSclafani’s career - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue 2 hours ago
Mets named remainder of coaching staff for 2019 season

Mets named remainder of coaching staff for 2019 season

The Mets have finished reshaping the coaching staff that serves under manager Mickey Callaway. The Mets have announced the rest of their coaching hires for the 2019 season, and the team has hired Chili Davis as hitting coach, Chuck Hernandez as bullpen coach, and Luis Rojas as quality control coach, a new role within the organization. That completes Mickey Callaway’s staff for the upcoming season after the team decided to shake things up, having already brought in Jim Riggleman as Callaway’s new bench coach, among other tweaks. Davis has served as hitting coach for the A’s, Red Sox,...
Tomahawk Take 2 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Sunday Chop: minor signings

Sure, they aren’t the flashy big money, big name acquisitions we’re all waiting to see… but it’s still these kind of guys who make sure that holes are filled when necessary. Within the past week, the Atlanta Braves have signed two journeymen/utility players to minor league deals who are likely to be stashed at Gwinnett […] Atlanta Braves Sunday Chop: minor signings - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib 2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Could this be Kris Bryant’s last year as a Cub?

Could the Chicago Cubs move on from third baseman Kris Bryant following the 2019 season?  If this upcoming season fails to result in playoff success, it’s possible the North Siders could look to cash in on the former MVP. Several months ago there were reports saying Chicago Cubs two-time all-star Kris Bryant turned down a […] Chicago Cubs: Could this be Kris Bryant’s last year as a Cub? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 2 hours ago
2019 MLB Draft Prep: Cheer Local/Bradley and Illinois State

2019 MLB Draft Prep: Cheer Local/Bradley and Illinois State

Another look at a couple of area college squads. Two primary misfires can plunge a well-intentioned fan on tracking a college baseball program. One is, not actually liking baseball at lower levels. It can happen, and the possibility will scare away many before an attempt is made. Sad, but so it goes. My dad, for instance, likes watching the Chicago Bulls. A game between the Celtics and Trail Blazers wouldn’t much appeal to him, regardless of team records or time constraints. I understand that, even for baseball. However, here, the threshold for being interested is a bit looser. Here’s a...
Press of Atlantic City 2 hours ago
As winter meetings arrive, a look at the top MLB free agents

As winter meetings arrive, a look at the top MLB free agents

Paul Goldschmidt and Robinson Cano already have switched teams this offseason, going to the Cardinals and Mets in major trades.
Purple Row 2 hours ago
Rockies sign pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez to minor league deal

Rockies sign pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez to minor league deal

The stove is sort of warm at the Winter Meetings The Rockies made a literally minor transaction today, as they inked right-handed pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez to a minor league deal. Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reported the deal on Twitter. Gonzalez, who will be 27 by the time spring training rolls around, is a former top 100 prospect from the Rangers’ system. He was their first round pick and 23rd overall in the 2013 draft. After an unsuccessful run in Texas, the Rangers released Gonzalez last week. As a result of Tommy John surgery, Gonzalez didn’t pitch at all in the majors in 2017...

Kris Bryant could see Las Vegas buddy Bryce Harper land on the South Side of town

Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant can get an up-close and personal view of the winter meetings this week without turning on their TVs. All the two Las Vegas natives need to do is head on over to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where all the action is taking place. Harper, of course, is one of the...
Call to the Pen 3 hours ago

Oakland Athletics: Kyler Murray wins Heisman, sees past tweets return

It was the best of times and the worst of times for Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray on Saturday night. He won the Heisman Trophy, but also saw some of his past tweets come back to light. Saturday night was supposed to be the crowning moment of Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray’s college football […] Oakland Athletics: Kyler Murray wins Heisman, sees past tweets return - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take 3 hours ago

Atlanta Braves: What if no ace is added?

If the Braves don’t sign or trade for a frontline starter, then it will be up to the youngsters to fill out the rotation. Which ones have the best shot? While it would be nice for the Atlanta Braves to acquire a top of the rotation arm, it still seems like a far-fetched notion at […] Atlanta Braves: What if no ace is added? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley 3 hours ago
The Yankees should add Jason Kipnis if it means getting Cleveland’s ace

The Yankees should add Jason Kipnis if it means getting Cleveland’s ace

Jason Kipnis isn’t an All-Star anymore, but he still has value Earlier this week, Buster Olney tweeted that the Indians might be interested in attaching Jason Kipnis to any deal involving a starting pitcher as a way to get out from under his contract. Some metrics say Kipnis has been comfortably below average at the plate the last two seasons, but that doesn’t preclude him from being a contributor to this Yankee team. There’s absolutely no doubt both Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber make the Yankees better on the field, even if Bauer is completely insufferable off it. If the Yankees are...
SNY TV 3 hours ago

Mets name Chili Davis new hitting coach for 2019 season

Chili Davis is officially the Mets' new hitting coach. The Mets also named Chuck Hernandez as the new bullpen coach and Luis Rojas to the newly-created role of quality control coach.
DRaysBay 3 hours ago
Tampa Bay Rays willing to spend for the right player

Tampa Bay Rays willing to spend for the right player

The Winter Meetings kick off today and will run through Thursday, with the Rule 5 draft concluding the event. Prior to the Meetings, Marc Topkin took some time to do a Q&A on the Tampa Bay Times website, answering a variety of Rays related questions. One commenter questioned whether the Rays would actually open their wallets and spend on some of the premier players available. Topkin noted his belief that the Rays are willing to spend at least $15M a year if the right player were to come along. Without debating your descriptions, I’ve heard enough to believe that for the right player -...
Cincinnati.com 3 hours ago
What to watch as the Cincinnati Reds head to the Winter Meetings

What to watch as the Cincinnati Reds head to the Winter Meetings

The Reds want to add pitching and possibly a center field during the offseason. What will they do at the Winter Meetings?         
Bleed Cubbie Blue 4 hours ago
Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: A very small crowd

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: A very small crowd

This is what things were like in the bad postwar years. The first thing you’ll notice in this photo is how small the crowd is. It’s hard to tell because some people are partially or completely blocked by others, but I don’t think there are more than 100 fans shown here, and of course you can’t see all of left field, but there are probably fewer than 200 people in the bleachers on that day. So exactly when was this photo taken? There are a few clues. The first is that all the teams are listed on the scoreboard in their pre-1953 cities, so it has to be 1952 or earlier. Another thing...

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