4:47 AM EST, Thu February 23, 2017
Around the Foghorn 6 hours ago

Tyler Beede aka Young Beedah Just Dropped a Fire Freestyle at San Francisco Giants Spring Training

Tyler Bee- I mean Young Beedah, took some time Wednesday to sit down and answer questions from San Francisco Giants fans through the @SFGiants twitter account. “The San Francisco Giants have a real gem in their back pocket, and Giants fans should be really happy about Tyler Beede. The guy is a winner, a stud […] Tyler Beede aka Young Beedah Just Dropped a Fire Freestyle at San Francisco Giants Spring Training - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 8 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Starting Rotation if Season Started Today

With an eye towards Opening Day, how does the starting rotation look for the San Diego Padres? We project the order of the five starters. As spring training games begin, competition for the starting rotation of the San Diego Padres is heating up. Besides the first two or three, spots are as wide open as […] San Diego Padres: Starting Rotation if Season Started Today - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 12 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Bringing up the Rear in Early Power Rankings

At the beginning of spring training, expectations are as low as ever for the San Diego Padres. As far as power rankings are concerned, there is nowhere to go but up. The San Diego Padres are apparently not impressing many analysts thus far. In several pre Cactus League power rankings, experts have the Padres in […] San Diego Padres: Bringing up the Rear in Early Power Rankings - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row 12 hours ago
Rockies, Carlos González have not discussed contract extension, per report

Rockies, Carlos González have not discussed contract extension, per report

“There’s no conversation right now,” CarGo told Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post. Those who have been hoping that the Colorado Rockies would be offering a contract extension to star outfielder Carlos González were dealt a harsh blow of reality on Wednesday. Reporting for the Denver Post, Mark Kiszla spoke to CarGo, who said, “The team needs to approach us if they want it to happen. I’ve got one year left on my contract, and there’s no conversation right now.” This news comes as a bit of a surprise considering earlier this offseason there were reports that the two sides were...
Around the Foghorn 13 hours ago

San Francisco Giants Injury News: No Structural Damage to Will Smith’s Elbow

As the San Francisco Giants prepare for Spring Training, relief pitcher Will Smith had an MRI to take a look at his left elbow. According to Giants reporter, Andrew Baggarly, there was no structural damage found. Smith was traded to the San Francisco Giants from the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline last season. He […] San Francisco Giants Injury News: No Structural Damage to Will Smith’s Elbow - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Giants fans have loved and hated the intentional walk

Giants fans have loved and hated the intentional walk

The intentional walk isn’t going away, but the theater of it is. That picture up there means something to Giants fans of a certain vintage. When Barry Bonds was issued an intentional walk, a rubber chicken was hung on the right-field wall of AT&T Park. It seems ridiculous in retrospect, probably because it was. There was one deflated, scrawny chicken mixed in there, and Mike Krukow called it the “Neifi chicken.” That might have been his finest hour*. * Krukow’s. Not Neifi Perez’s. And when Bonds was issued an intentional walk, fans would boo. And boo and boo and boo and boo....
Call to the Pen 15 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: Ian Desmond Signing Named Worst Transaction of the Offseason

According to Dave Cameron of Fangraphs, the Ian Desmond signing made by the Colorado Rockies was the worst of the offseason despite its benefits. Was the Ian Desmond signing by the Colorado Rockies the worst one any team made this offseason? Dave Cameron of Fangraphs believes it is. While certainly one of the riskiest decisions […] Colorado Rockies: Ian Desmond Signing Named Worst Transaction of the Offseason - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row 17 hours ago
Colorado Rockies ready to compete in 2017

Colorado Rockies ready to compete in 2017

Colorado Rockies news, notes and links for Wednesday, Feb. 22 It’s only three more days till the Rockies take the field for their first spring training game. It’s the time of year when hope springs eternal for not just fans but also for the ball clubs and players. Rockies ready to compete with big spenders | Rockies.com The Cactus League media day was yesterday, and while Jeff Bridich didn’t declare his team a contender, he does expect the team to be compete. There are some interesting similarities between the Rockies and the Royals and Indians of the past few years. However those...
Outside Pitch 19 hours ago

Derek Norris could fit with the Colorado Rockies catching group

The infield will undoubtedly be the strength of the Colorado Rockies club this season. Around the diamond, the team sports solid defenders that are expected to hit over 20 home runs apiece.  The pitching depth will be tested again by the home ballpark, but the other end of the battery is an unknown as we […] The post Derek Norris could fit with the Colorado Rockies catching group appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Friars on Base 20 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Who, What and I Don’t Know- The Infield

The San Diego Padres have a lot of options to consider on the infield this spring. Fans should expect new faces to occupy most infield positions. Hopefully many of you are aware of the classic Abbott and Costello comedy routine, Who’s on first, What’s on second and I Don’t Know’s on third. The San Diego […] San Diego Padres: Who, What and I Don’t Know- The Infield - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Around the Foghorn Feb 21, 2017

San Francisco Giants: According to Reports, Intentional Walk Rule Finalized

A new rule will come into effect when San Francisco Giants fans settle into AT&T Park in 2017. According to Reports, MLB has Finalized the intentional walk rule for this year. It will be a new site for San Francisco Giants fans this year. With a wave of his hand, Bruce Bochy will be instigating […] San Francisco Giants: According to Reports, Intentional Walk Rule Finalized - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 21, 2017

San Diego Padres: The Malleable Young Padres

With one of the youngest rosters in recent memory, the San Diego Padres have an opportunity to experiment with their talent this season. There are undoubtedly advantages and disadvantages to having a young roster. While most fans will dwell more on the negatives, such as inexperience, the benefits of youth can alter the fortunes of […] San Diego Padres: The Malleable Young Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The lessons we learned from this year’s Giants photo day

The lessons we learned from this year’s Giants photo day

Brandon Crawford is photogenic, and we never even saw it coming It’s that time of year, when players stop what they’re doing and take promotional pictures in front of a blank screen! You might not think this is exciting. And, okay, fine, you’re probably right. But it’s exciting to me, dang it. I really get into this stuff. The Giants gave us a fine crop this year. The pictures are often engaging and amusing, sure. But they also teach us lessons. About baseball. About the individual players. About life, man. And with that, I would like to share with you the lessons I’ve learned...
Call to the Pen Feb 21, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers: Sorting Through the Outfield Logjam

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been known for having too many bodies for their outfield in the past few seasons. It is time they finally agree upon a lineup without randomly shuffling every day. Most teams are exhausted after having to deal with one crowded positional battle, and for the Los Angeles Dodgers, that was […] Los Angeles Dodgers: Sorting Through the Outfield Logjam - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Feb 21, 2017
Colorado Rockies predicted to make the postseason

Colorado Rockies predicted to make the postseason

Eno Sarris thinks the Rockies are going to be playing in October Are the Colorado Rockies postseason bound? Eno Sarris at FanGraphs thinks so. In his ten bold predictions for the 2017 season, his second prediction is that the Rockies will be making the postseason. Sarris’s prediction is not because of the offseason moves that the Rockies made; instead, it’s because of the strength and depth of the Rockies rotation. While Jon Gray is seen as the Rockies’ ace, and rightfully so, the depth behind him is young, good and plentiful and that combination is worth getting excited about. Sarris...
Purple Row Feb 21, 2017
Jon Gray wins this round vs. Nolan Arenado

Jon Gray wins this round vs. Nolan Arenado

May we never find out in a game that counts, though. Gray Nolan pic.twitter.com/UHVDhv6iTq— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) February 21, 2017 Nolan Arenado, however, did take Jon Gray deep for a home run, according to the Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders.
Purple Row Feb 21, 2017
Colorado Rockies spring training 2017: The spring so far (in pictures!)

Colorado Rockies spring training 2017: The spring so far (in pictures!)

Spring training games start this weekend. Baseball is almost officially here. Every winter we struggle through the cold, baseball-less months, trying in vain to not become a Rogers Hornsby cliche. Hopefully you have friends, families, loved ones, side hustles, or actual jobs to distract you, but you know full well there’s a hole in your life only baseball can fill. But then, just when you think the hot stove is going to drive you fully insane—Hark! What ho? Could it be? Yes! It is! Day 1 was good. #RoxSpring A post shared by Colorado Rockies (@rockies) on Feb 20, 2017 at 4:36pm...
Call to the Pen Feb 21, 2017

Arizona Diamondbacks: Shelby Miller Ready for Redemption in 2017

Following a disappointing season, amplified by a questionable trade, Shelby Miller enters Spring Training with the Arizona Diamondbacks resolved to be better in 2017. With a refreshed mindset, Shelby Miller is determined to not be remembered for what he was in 2016. Instead, he looks to regain his former glory and justify the Arizona Diamondbacks’ […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Shelby Miller Ready for Redemption in 2017 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 21, 2017

San Diego Padres: Attainable Goals for each Starting Padre

We list goals for our eight projected starting position players for the San Diego Padres as Cactus League play commences. With spring training games just several days away, the San Diego Padres are in preparation mode. Pitchers and catchers have been working out for a week now, and position players for several days. Physically, the […] San Diego Padres: Attainable Goals for each Starting Padre - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Feb 21, 2017
Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu keeps getting better

Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu keeps getting better

Rockies news and links for February 21, 2017. LeMahieu ignores naysayers, keeps improving - Rockies.com Coming off the best season of his career that saw him hit .348 and win the National League batting crown, Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu told Thomas Harding he has spent his offseason focusing on improving even more as a player. Catcher Tom Murphy confident he’s ready for big-league job with Rockies - The Denver Post Rockies rookie Tom Murphy talked with Patrick Saunders about his work with catchers coach Mike Redmond as he prepares for his first full season in the big leagues....

NL West Player News

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  • 1 Jeff Samardzija

    Jeff Samardzija

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    Hyun-jin Ryu

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