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Preview: 2016 Season - Game 132 - Marlins at Mets - Koehler vs Lugo - 7:10 PM Game 132 - Miami Marlins (67-64, 34-32 Road) at New York Mets (67-64, 34-31 Home) Probable Pitchers: MIA - Tom Koehler (9-9, 3.85 ERA) vs NYM -

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The Astros blanked the A's on Monday night, taking the first match-up in a three-game set that will lead into the toughest two weeks of their schedule. The Astros won their sixth shutout of the season on decent Joe...

Late night oof. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game There wasn't much to write home about in the positives column for the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, as the

Even for a franchise with more than 100 years of history, Mookie Betts' season stands out among the all-time greats. Not to state the obvious, but Mookie Betts is pretty damn good at baseball. Monday night saw him reach 30 homers on the se...

The passing of Gene Wilder was announced via a very touching letter from his nephew. My introduction to Wilder was as a kid seeing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Later in life I learned that the name of the movie was changed from Charlie ...

Today’s links look at the team’s bullpen struggles, David Ortiz’s MVP chances, and Dustin Pedroia’s amazing 2016. The Red Sox were undone by a poor bullpen performance again on Sunday. Something needs to be done to fix this. (

Last year, our editor at Off the Bench was selling the parts of his fantasy baseball team in a tank-job that would make the Braves proud, and he could not find a taker for DJ LeMahieu. He pleaded with everyone, laid out that the second baseman wa...

Today in news from around Birdland, Chris Tillman is on the mend, the Orioles are going to watch Tim Tebow for some reason, Tommy Hunter is back and cracking wise, and more. Hello, friends. There are now just 31

The Indians match their season high with their sixth straight win and do so in bizarre fashion, as Kenny Lofton’s walk-off walk sends Cleveland to a 6-5 win over the Seattle Mariners. The Tribe scored three early in the second ... Read More

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Paulino Joins Long List of Hillcats to Win Player of the Week Award
Another week, another piece of hardware for a member of the Lynchburg Hillcats as outfielder Dorssys Paulino‘s tear at the plate earned him the Carolina League Player of the Week honor for games played between August 22 and August 28. ... R...

World Baseball Classic Rosters Announced for Brooklyn Pool
The Rosters for Brazil, Great Britain, Israel, and Pakistan for the World Baseball Classic qualifier Pool Four in Brooklyn next month have been announced. The games being played before the end of the Major League Baseball season eliminates the po...

MLB: Relief Pitchers Who Could Close if Given the Chance
There are only 30 closer spots in the MLB, but that doesn’t mean that there are only 30 pitchers that could finish games. Major League Baseball is filled with quality relief pitchers who are just in need of an opportunity to be the last man...

Mets Option Montero To Las Vegas, Expected To Recall Verrett
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is hearing that RHP Logan Verrett will likely be recalled by the Mets to replace RHP Rafael Montero who was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas after last night’s game. The Mets added Montero to the 25-man roster for M...

More Game Craziness, How the Cubs Proceed Down the Stretch, and Other Bullets
No one will take anything totally for granted, but these Cubs aren't the 2011 Red Sox. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible....

Tommy La Stella Will Be Called Back Up This Week
As expected. We'll see what it looks like when he returns. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and k...

Pirates @ Cubs: Kuhl vs Hendricks (Game 131)
PIT (67-62): LHP Chad Kuhl (3-1, 3.50) CHC (83-47): RHP Kyle Hendricks (12-7, 2.19) First pitch: 7:05pmCST Tags: 

Porcello Gets 18th Win in Series Opener With Rays
The Red Sox faced off against the Rays in hopes of making some moves.  The Sox had Rick Porcello on the mound who has not lost a game this season yet at Fenway Park.  Porcello was looking for his 18th win of the season which would make him have ...

The Daily CCO: Cubs Not Taking Anything for Granted
Theo Epstein spoke with the beat writers Monday before the 8-7 win over the Pirates in 13 innings. The Cubs maintained the 14-game lead over the Cardinals in the NL Central when Miguel Montero came off the bench and delivered the game winner. The...

Back from rehab on 9/1--Guerra, Barnes, Middlebrooks Any other additions to the major league roster before the minor league season ends 9/5? I would assume an extra arm, but probably just one, so my guess would be Magnifico. I would guess one mor...

Astros Prospect Report: Games of August 29, 2016
Your daily look at the previous night's Minor League happenings. AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 5-1 win over Tacoma (SEA) -> Nolan Fontana: 3-for-4, SB, 2 R ->

Maybe the White Sox should load up on lefties for last stand
The White Sox offense is fine against left-handed pitching, but that hasn't proven to be particularly useful Nate Jones’ third appearance in as many games didn’t go as well as his first two, ...

Has Kevin Gausman overtaken Chris Tillman as the Orioles best pitcher?
A choice may have to be made if the Orioles are a Wild Card team Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman is on a roll. The right-hander has won three starts in a row and has looked dominant in doing so. This production comes at a crucial time for the...

Examining Orioles base-stealing since 1954
The 2016 Orioles may set a new post-war record for fewest steal attempts per game. We use the occasion to look through history at the Orioles’ attitude towards theft. If you like stealing bases, the 2016

Yes, the Red Sox will be watching Tim Tebow
Somehow Tim Tebow has managed to force his way into baseball headlines. Today is the day that Tim Tebow tries to make his return to the world of baseball for the first time since he was in high school a full decade back. And yes, the Red S...

Byron Buxton's New Ceiling & the Handling of Aaron Sanchez on "A Podcast To Be Named Later" w/ FanGraphs Eno Sarris
"A Podcast To Be Named Later" Hosted by Chris Mitchell @CJMitch73

Tampa Bay Rays to go with Six Man Rotation
Alex Cobb, Blake Snell, Chris Archer, Matt Andriese, Jake Odorizzi, & Drew Smyly will be the Rays starting rotation in September The Tampa Bay Rays started the year with a four man rotation as their schedule allowed for them to employ t...

SF Giants Minor Lines, 8/29
Tyler Beede paints his masterpiece to put an exclamation mark on a fantastic second season. @longenhagen

Lookout Linkage, 8/30/16
News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league. Good morning everyone! Just a few stories in baseball over the past few days, so let's take a deeper look at the latest news.

Other races
The Nats race is done. It was done a while ago, whether you were with me, after me, or before me in getting to that point inside of you you must be there now right? You must understand that if the Mets or Marlins play like they have all season the...

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