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The Chicago White Sox 2017 lineup is destined to be a who’s who of discarded prospects and young lottery tickets, but second-guessing managerial decisions never gets old. Lately, the White Sox have made a few roster moves that scraped away overpaid, second-rate players in favor of a sleeker roster. Tim Anderson signed a fresh contract […] The post Who will hit at the top of the Chicago White Sox lineup in 2017? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
10 hours ago
As the season inches closer and closer, the Atlanta Braves still have two remaining positions of uncertainty – the bench and the bullpen. Today, we’re going to catch up with the latest news on the ‘pen. Mauricio Cabrera According to a report from MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Atlanta’s resident flamethrower may begin the season on the […] The post Atlanta Braves Bullpen Round-Up: Mauricio Cabrera, Blaine Boyer appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Prospects aren’t as hard to come by for the Boston Red Sox as some people may believe. Due to their prospect sell-off, the thought is that their farm system has run dry. That’s not true though, as prospects like Danny Mars are out to prove. Mars was drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 draft. The […] The post A look into the Boston Red Sox future: Danny Mars appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Headlines have not been scarce for the Boston Red Sox this Spring. Due to that, plenty of stories tend to take a backseat. One of those stories happens to be Jamie Callahan. The 22-year-old reliever doesn’t find himself in the Red Sox top 30 prospects. That’s more-than-likely due to his past seasons. Although he’s gotten better in […] The post Jamie Callahan gives the Boston Red Sox an elite relief prospect appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
22 hours ago
Jayson Werth joined the Washington Nationals in 2011 after spending several seasons punishing them with the Philadelphia Phillies. The move was a changing of the guard in the National League East. Werth’s move from Philadelphia down the turnpike to Washington represented a shift in the division. The decision to bring Werth to Washington was certainly […] The post Beyond the Beard: How will Nationals fans remember Jayson Werth? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
After Carlos Rodon was scratched from Friday’s start, questions about his replacement stole the show. The burly left-hander was placed on a delayed spring throwing schedule to account for an increasing load as he adjusts to life in the big leagues. In one start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Rodon allowed one hit […] The post Who will fill Carlos Rodon’s spot in the Chicago White Sox rotation? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
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New Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jose Diaz is more commonly referred to by his nickname, Jumbo. And it’s fitting. For anyone unfamiliar with the 33-year-old Dominican pitcher, the “Jumbo” is for his imposing 6-foot-4, 278-pound stature. The height is spot on. As for the weight? That may depend on the day Diaz is on the […] The post Big Tampa Bay Rays debut for new pitcher Jumbo Diaz appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Mar 24, 2017
Back in the day when Hank Aaron was still the career home run champ and Atlanta’s division championship streak was well intact, Bill Simmons created the now popular Trade Value column (his inaugural list in 2001 included three NBA players who are still in the league today – Vince Carter, Paul Pierce, and Dirk Nowitzki). […] The post Four Atlanta Braves included on Sports Illustrated Top 50 Trade Value list appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Like any team, injuries can turn a ball club’s roster upside down. The injury bug has hit the San Francisco Giants in the second to last week of Spring Training. Luckily for them, these injuries have come extremely early into the season, but that does not mean they will be any easier to address. The most […] The post Injuries plaguing the San Francisco Giants give clarity to position battles appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
1 of 7 | NEXT »The regular seasons starts soon and the baseball world will be without David Ortiz. The Boston Red Sox longtime slugger retired after 2016 despite a fantastic season. With the season closing in on us, it’s hard to not look back and remember all that Ortiz did for baseball, the Red Sox, and the city of Boston. Over […] The post Top Five David Ortiz moments with the Boston Red Sox appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
1 of 4 | NEXT »Entering 2017, the Atlanta Braves find themselves in the curious situation of simultaneously having an elite farm system but hardly any homegrown players. For an organization making such a conscious effort to build from within and develop young players, it almost doesn’t seem possible for the Braves to have such a dearth of homegrown talent. […] The post Atlanta Braves: Only three homegrown players on projected 25-man roster appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Mar 24, 2017
The Boston Red Sox came into Spring Training with a question in their rotation. They had six arms for five spots. Naturally, the question was, who’s going to be the fifth man, and who’s the odd-man out? Due to some injuries, that’s no longer the case. Now, the question is who’s going to be the third man […] The post Steven Wright taking third spot in the Boston Red Sox rotation appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Pablo Sandoval came into the Spring hoping to win back his job with the Boston Red Sox. Days before the start of the regular season, it’s safe to assume he’s done just that. While a decent Spring probably would’ve been enough to secure his job, Sandoval went all out. The 30-year-old is hitting .362 (.378 on-base percentage) […] The post Boston Red Sox: Pablo Sandoval seeks comeback player award appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
There are plenty of headlines for the Boston Red Sox this Spring. Whether it’s Pablo Sandoval‘s comeback, injured pitchers, or breakout performances, something’s always happening. Maybe that’s why Dustin Pedroia‘s ridiculous numbers are being tossed to the side. It could have something to do with the fact that people expect this from Pedroia though. Boston’s second baseman […] The post Boston Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia’s still bringing laser shows appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
As you’ve surely heard by now, the United States has won the 2017 iteration of the World Baseball Classic. In the final game, they blanked a previously undefeated Puerto Rican squad. Toronto Blue Jays hurler Marcus Stroman delivered an outstanding performance and the offense came through. The U.S. won 8-0. While there were no Atlanta […] The post 2017 World Baseball Classic Recap: Atlanta Braves players appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.