9:55 PM EDT, Fri September 22, 2017
Larry Brown Sports 5 hours ago
Sandy Alderson expects Matt Harvey to be back with Mets in 2018

Sandy Alderson expects Matt Harvey to be back with Mets in 2018

The New York Mets are still hoping to find something left in Matt Harvey’s once-vaunted right arm. As Harvey finishes off another poor, injury-plagued campaign, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that the team intends to tender him a contract and he expects the right-hander to stay with the Mets this winter. Sandy Alderson...Read More
Washington Times 2 hours ago

Mets ace Syndergaard to return Saturday for 1-inning start

NEW YORK (AP) - The Mets plan to have ace Noah Syndergaard make a one-inning start Saturday in his first major league game in nearly five months. Syndergaard has been out since April 30 because of a partially torn lat muscle on his right side. He will pitch against the ...
Amazin Avenue 8 hours ago
Washington’s battle for 100 wins continues against the Mets

Washington’s battle for 100 wins continues against the Mets

Can New York stop their rivals from attaining the top seed in the National League? There isn’t going to be very much on the line when the Nationals make their final 2017 appearance at Citi Field this weekend. Washington has made up a lot of ground on the Dodgers recently, but it’s still going to be tough for Dusty Baker’s team to claim home field advantage in the National League with only 10 games remaining. To do that the Nationals would probably have to reach 100 wins, which is something that Baker hasn’t done since he made his managerial debut with San Francisco way back in...
Federal Baseball 5 hours ago

Washington Nationals’ lineup for series opener with New York Mets: Dusty Baker’s youngsters start again...

After a late night flight from Atlanta, the Washington Nationals are sending a youngster-filled lineup out against the New York Mets... Jayson Werth started the series finale win Atlanta with good career numbers against Braves’ knuckler R.A. Dickey (13 for 29,...
Tomahawk Take 11 hours ago
Atlanta Braves Morning Chop, box score, All-Star game at SunTrust Park?

Atlanta Braves Morning Chop, box score, All-Star game at SunTrust Park?

Baseball Reference Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The Atlanta Braves really needed a solid performance from veteran pitcher R.A. Dickey on Thursday night and they received just that.  Our bullpen is shaky and coming off the night on Wednesday, we needed Dickey to go as long as possible.  The 42-year-old went eight innings, giving up four […] Atlanta Braves Morning Chop, box score, All-Star game at SunTrust Park? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take 2 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Ronald Acuna and Cristian Pache give updates on their 2017 season

Braves top prospect Acuna and rising star Pache give updates on season In 2017, Ronald Acuna jumped from Single High-A, to Double-A Mississippi, and then all the way to Triple-A Gwinnett.  The Atlanta Braves front office, along with all of us, witnessed something spectacular from this young man and it was priceless. Going into the […] Atlanta Braves Ronald Acuna and Cristian Pache give updates on their 2017 season - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Red Reporter 12 hours ago
Reds sign catcher Tucker Barnhart to contract extension

Reds sign catcher Tucker Barnhart to contract extension

The 26 year old catcher is now signed through 2021, with a club option for 2022 This morning the Reds announced that they have signed catcher Tucker Barnhart to a contract extension, potentially through 2022. Barnhart was eligible for arbitration for the first time this year, and was set to be a free agent after the 2020 season. Now, the club has bought out arbitration while also giving him a guaranteed year in 2021 with a club option for 2022. Here is the press release that was issued today. Here is the full release on Tucker Barnhart's extension with the #Reds....
Washington Times 10 hours ago
Nationals-Mets preview: Top pitching match-ups and not much else

Nationals-Mets preview: Top pitching match-ups and not much else

The New York Mets have had a disastrous season.  The Mets are 65-87 and have dealt with a series of injuries and misfortunes to torpedo their year. The New York Daily News reported Thursday that manager Terry Collins is expected to retire at the end of the year.  The ...
Viva El Birdos 8 hours ago
Yadier Molina has created a fundraiser to aid relief effort Hurricane Maria - A Hunt and Peck

Yadier Molina has created a fundraiser to aid relief effort Hurricane Maria - A Hunt and Peck

The hurricane devastated Puerto Rico. The latest hurricane (yes, it felt bizarre to type that), Hurricane Maria, has tore through Puerto Rico, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Many have been left without power and it could be months before it is restored. Per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Hurricane Maria buzzsawed over Puerto Rico and its most populated areas, causing “catastrophic” and “life-threatening” flooding, the National Hurricane Center said. More than 3 million U.S. citizens who live on the island have been without power and could be for months,...
Sports Illustrated 10 hours ago

The Astros' Justin Verlander Trade Violated Their Philosophy ... And May Win Them the Pennant

In their rapid ascent from cellar dweller to contender, the Astros heeded their data, hoarded prospects and played the percentages—until midnight of Aug. 31
The problem with trading Joe Panik

The problem with trading Joe Panik

Joe Panik is one of the most valuable trade chips the Giants have. But which team would want him? This isn’t the first time I’ve written about the Giants trading Joe Panik. Last year, I wrote about why it almost made sense before settling into my familiar role as an emotional, attached fan. The reasoning was that the Giants were accomplished at developing infielders, and that Panik’s ceiling as a Gold Glove, high-average, low-power pretty-gooder might have been more valuable to a team that wasn’t so desperate for power. It made sense, but I talked myself out of it. Then the Giants...
Viva El Birdos 3 hours ago
Cardinals v Pirates Lineups, Game Thread, September 22

Cardinals v Pirates Lineups, Game Thread, September 22

Game Thread Cardinals v Pirates Lineups, Game Thread, September 22 Today's Lineups ST. LOUIS CARDINALS PITTSBURGH PIRATES Matt Carpenter - 3B Adam Frazier - 2B Tommy Pham - LF Starling Marte - LF Dexter Fowler - CF Andrew McCutchen - CF Jose Martinez - 1B Josh Bell - 1B Yadier Molina - C David Freese - 3B Paul DeJong - SS Gregory Polanco - RF Kolten Wong - 2B Elias Diaz - C Stephen Piscotty - RF Jordy Mercer - SS Michael Wacha - RHP Ivan Nova - RHP
Gaslamp Ball 19 hours ago
Padres 3, Rockies 0: Richard dominates in shutout

Padres 3, Rockies 0: Richard dominates in shutout

The Friars opened their final home series with a solid win. Hot on the heels of his two-year contract extension, Clayton Richard reminded Padres fans of what he brings to the rebuilding team. The veteran lefty was unfazed by the Rockies, who are fighting for a hotly contested wild card spot. He shut them out for 7.1 innings, allowing just two runners past first base in that time. Clayton accomplished that in his usual way: Getting ground balls. Tonight he got Colorado batters to hit into three double plays, successfully erasing nearly half of the eight runners to reach first. Offensively,...
Redleg Nation 4 hours ago
Reds vs. Red Sox – September 22, 2017

Reds vs. Red Sox – September 22, 2017

We had some glimmers of hope in recent weeks that things may be looking up, thanks to home sweeps of the Brewers and Pirates. But the Cardinals stopped by and reminded us that the Reds are still not ready to compete with the better teams. (Maybe if Luis Castillo and Tyler Mahle were still in …
Reviewing the Brew 10 hours ago
Milwaukee Brewers: A young manager and the postseason

Milwaukee Brewers: A young manager and the postseason

In the heart of a playoff race, teams with the youth of the Milwaukee Brewers often have a tendency to get overlooked. It is because the youth lacks experience in the biggest games on the biggest stage. But, the Cubs were able to conquer that mountain last year. So why not the Milwaukee Brewers? It […] Milwaukee Brewers: A young manager and the postseason - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Giants pregame: Give Dodgers scouting its due, but don’t forget $$$

LOS ANGELES - In 2015, Clayton Kershaw pitched at one-hitter at AT&T Park. In 2016, Kershaw again had the mound in a 9-1 victory against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. Last year, the Dodgers took a break from clinching the National League West title against the Giants by having an ex-Giant, Charlie Culberson, smash a game-ending homer against the Rockies. It can't be fun to watch your archrival dance on your grave, but it could be worse for the Giants. The Dodgers could win the World Series this year and raise the championship banner before their 2018 opener -...

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San Diego Union-Tribune 50 mins ago

First pitch: Bud Black in a familiar place

Bud Black has, more or less, been here before. At Petco Park. Clinging to a playoff spot. Streaking in the wrong direction in September. The 2017 Rockies are a different team than his 2007 and 2010 Padres but there are lessons he’s put in his back pocket as he steers his new team toward a wild-card...
Chicago Tribune 57 mins ago

Hurricane damage in his native Puerto Rico a concern for Javier Baez

The three-plus hours Javier Baez spends on the baseball field alleviates some of the stress of coping with the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria to his native Puerto Rico. "These couple of days I've been doing my best to stay in the game, but really my mind has been over there to find...
MLB 1 hour ago

Cubs blow off steam with in-game 'retreat'

If you see the Cubs' players suddenly disappear from the dugout, don't worry. They're on a mini retreat. Anthony Rizzo apparently started it, but he didn't want to take credit.
MLB 2 hours ago

Baez relieved to hear from family in PR

Cubs infielder Javier Baez was relieved on Friday when he finally had a chance to talk to his brother, Gadiel, in Puerto Rico. Communication with family and friends has been nearly impossible since Hurricane Maria pummeled the island.
Chicago Tribune 2 hours ago

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on Kyle Schwarber, bullpen

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Kyle Schwarber since his return from Triple A and the team's bullpen on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

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