4:37 AM EDT, Fri June 23, 2017
45 mins ago

Boston Red Sox: Time to make a decision with Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez was one of the best hitters on the Boston Red Sox lineup last season. If you know how stacked they were, you know how impressive that is. This year though, Ramirez is struggling. The Red Sox may know the reason why, and they have to make a decision on what to do with him – soon. […] The post Boston Red Sox: Time to make a decision with Hanley Ramirez appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
9 hours ago

Can the Houston Astros continue to thrive with an unhealthy rotation?

When it comes to arguing the strengths and weaknesses of the Houston Astros, there is no debate. Choosing between the offense and the rotation for the strongest unit of the team is a bit trickier. Statistically, both are towards the top of the league in their respective categories. There is one deciding factor that is […] The post Can the Houston Astros continue to thrive with an unhealthy rotation? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
14 hours ago

Boston Red Sox: Pair of prospects promoted to Double-A Portland

The Boston Red Sox have decided to reward some good prospect play on Thursday. Michael Chavis and Chad De La Guerra have both been promoted to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs. Chavis, 21, is in the middle of an absolutely ridiculous year. The third baseman has struggled over the last few games, but still has great numbers […] The post Boston Red Sox: Pair of prospects promoted to Double-A Portland appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 22, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Prospect Nick Lovullo making a name for himself

If you’re a Boston Red Sox fan, you’ve heard the name “Lovullo” before. Torey Lovullo was the Red Sox bench coach from 2012 through 2016. While there, he served as an interim manager when John Farrell was diagnosed with cancer. He became increasingly popular over the years, especially after his short stint as manager. There were plenty […] The post Boston Red Sox: Prospect Nick Lovullo making a name for himself appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 21, 2017

Lessons from the 2014 Washington Nationals: Focus on the bullpen

The 2014 Washington Nationals were one of the franchise’s strongest rosters. When they went to the postseason, they got the unlucky draw of facing the eventual World Series winning San Francisco Giants in the first round. Washington would lose the series three games to one even with a terrific showing by their pitchers. Amazingly, the […] The post Lessons from the 2014 Washington Nationals: Focus on the bullpen appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 21, 2017

Should the Washington Nationals reunite with pitcher Doug Fister?

The Washington Nationals have tried a few strategies to fix the bullpen. One possible solution is reuniting with an old friend, pitcher Doug Fister. On Wednesday, Fister decided to opt out of his contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Soon enough, he will become a free agent. Should they choose, the Nationals could […] The post Should the Washington Nationals reunite with pitcher Doug Fister? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 21, 2017

Washington Nationals: Jayson Werth replacements tryout out for bigger role

Jayson Werth has still not returned from the foot injury he suffered several weeks ago. Baseball activities have not resumed either, which at this point has upgraded the ailment from a minor one to something a little more serious. There is no time-table for his return so Washington will have to continue to make do […] The post Washington Nationals: Jayson Werth replacements tryout out for bigger role appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 21, 2017

New York Yankees: Greg Bird receives cortisone shot, out three to five days

The New York Yankees received positive news on Wednesday as Greg Bird is expected to resume baseball activities within the next week. The New York Yankees received good news on Greg Bird. According to sources, the young first baseman received a cortisone shot in his ankle and is expected to resume baseball activities in three […] The post New York Yankees: Greg Bird receives cortisone shot, out three to five days appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 21, 2017

Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana’s “hit luck” is running out

Since sabermetrican Voros McCracken came up with it in 1999, one idea has swept across baseball: Pitchers can really only control walks, strikeouts and home runs. Once a ball is put in play, the defense determines whether it will be an out or a hit. A pitcher can limit hits primarily by striking out a […] The post Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana’s “hit luck” is running out appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 21, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Third base is once again Deven Marrero’s to lose

Third base has been a tricky position for the Boston Red Sox this season. After what seems like the 100th failed Pablo Sandoval attempt, the carousel is back on Deven Marrero. This time, it should be his to lose though. We might have seen the last of Pablo Sandoval in a Red Sox uniform. Even if that’s […] The post Boston Red Sox: Third base is once again Deven Marrero’s to lose appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 21, 2017

Have we seen the last of Pablo Sandoval with the Boston Red Sox?

The Pablo Sandoval and Boston Red Sox marriage may be coming to a disastrous end. Then again, the beginning was disastrous. Oh, and the middle was pretty bad too. While a split may never seem like a good thing, this is the merciful thing to do – for both sides. The Red Sox need to wash their […] The post Have we seen the last of Pablo Sandoval with the Boston Red Sox? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 21, 2017

Who will be the San Francisco Giants’ Rookie of the Year this season?

The 2017 season has been somewhat of an anomaly for the San Francisco Giants. With a roster filled with veterans, some of which have been a part of their three World Series Championships, being 20 games behind the National League West leading Colorado Rockies was unexpected. Add a 27-40 record to the equation and the […] The post Who will be the San Francisco Giants’ Rookie of the Year this season? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 20, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Prospect Jason Groome returns to the mound

Jason Groome‘s long awaited turn to the mound was short, but effective. The Boston Red Sox top pitching prospect made just one start all season before Monday. On April 10 he went 1 1/3 innings, giving up nine runs. He suffered a lat injury that shelved him for a couple of months. On June 19, he stepped […] The post Boston Red Sox: Prospect Jason Groome returns to the mound appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 20, 2017

Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo: What’s his legacy?

Nobody has been more impactful to the Washington Nationals than general manager Mike Rizzo. His big free agent signings, stellar draft picks, and ability to keep the Nationals competitive each year have helped shape his reputation. Rizzo is aggressive and highly respected because of these tactics. As far as legacy goes, Rizzo doesn’t appear to […] The post Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo: What’s his legacy? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Jun 20, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays OF Mallex Smith taking advantage of opportunity

Just when Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier starting coming around at the plate, fans were smacking their heads reading news of his extended absence. Kiermaier’s hip injury occurred on an awkward slide into first base June 8 against the Chicago White Sox and it’s expected to keep him sidelined until August. Just getting […] The post Tampa Bay Rays OF Mallex Smith taking advantage of opportunity appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.