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Today's links look at Don Orsillo's dismissal, Pablo Sandoval's improved defense, and the merits of inning limits. Hanley Ramirez is finally moving to first base, but it will take some time for him to adjust to the new position. (

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Sandy Alderson said that Erik Goeddel, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, and Kevin Plawecki will be promoted to the Mets when rosters expand on September 1st. Goeddel pitched very well for the Mets to start the year wi...

We’re all familiar with the many unique aspects that make Baseball the true National Pastime. The game can conceivably go on forever. It’s the only sport where the defense has the ball. The team trying to score is outnumbered 9 to 1. My person...

Orsillo has been there for the Red Sox, for us, for the last 15 seasons, and now that will change. Don Orsillo has effectively been fired by NESN, and it mostly reminds me of the time Mike and the Mad Dog became The Mike Francesa show lite...

Michigan native Matt Shoemaker will start against Randy Wolf in the rubber match of a three-game series. Los Angeles Angels (64-62) at

There's been no stopping Boston's top prospect since the All-Star break. Pawtucket W 2-0 Deven Marrero: 0-3, BB, E, POCS Allen Craig: 0-2, BB Marco Hernandez: 0-3, K Garin Cecchini: 0-2, BB Noe Ramirez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 ...

Since his journey from the hills of Tennessee, new West Michigan shortstop A.J. Simcox is proving that he and the Whitecaps are getting along just fine. Coming into the home stretch, several of the Tigers' minor lea...

When asked about negotiating a new contract with Yoenis Cespedes, Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the NY Post that he’s living in the moment and hasn’t thought about it. Signing Cespedes before the season is over will be crucial.The ...


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Royals take series as Ventura dazzles
There are many buzzwords bouncing around the Royals clubhouse on August 27, 2015. Magic Number. Home Field. Hitting streaks, etc. etc. But today there is just one word you should pay attention to: Ace. Yordano Ventura’s recent resurgence continu...

Upcoming Signings @ Dodger Stadium August 28, 29, 30, 31, Sep 1, 2
Signings at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming series against the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants. Tommy Davis

Red Sox 3, White Sox 0: Pod Checking…and Other Random Thoughts…
OK, I am DEFINITELY checking for pods. Arguable the WORST pitcher the Sox have on the starting 5 (6-11, with a 5.47 ERA–we’re talking John Lackey circa 2012 BAD), pitched BRILIANTLY for 7 innings of 5 hit ball with 5 strikeouts and a w...

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 9, Cubs 1 – August 27, 2015
Offense overwhelmed, pitching bombed out. Let's imagination dance! [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 understa...

Cubs Acquire Reliever Fernando Rodney from Mariners for PTBNL or Cash
Rodney takes Zac Rosscup's spot in the bullpen, and Brian Schlitter's spot on the 40-man roster. [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...

Detroit Tigers 1984 World Series trophy set to visit Double-A Erie SeaWolves
A guest appearance by Alan Trammell and a silent auction featuring Tigers memorabilia among activities scheduled for Tigers' Affiliate Day at Jerry Uht Park. The Detroit Tigers' Double-A affiliate Erie SeaWolves are planning to bring a bi...

“So-Called” Fantasy Football Injury Report: Not So Full Nelson
The wide receivers are taking hit after hit so far this preseason. A couple more went down this week after Kelvin Benjamin’s season ending injury last week. Unfortunately we’ve now also lost Jordy Nelson to the same type of injury, see more b...

Matt Commins’ GPP Pick for Thursday
Choosing pitchers in a GPP format in DFS is an art. You have to balance risk and reward while trying to maximize the return on the investment (salary). In this piece I will discuss my favorite pitcher tomorrow for GPP formats. The methodology of h...

NL East Notes: Phillies, Papelbon, Nats, Storen, Marlins
ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick looks at the future of the Phillies‘ front office, noting that industry insiders mention Royals assistant GM J.J. Picollo and former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington as possible successors to Ruben Amaro Jr. in the event...

Thursday Night Open Thread
Your browser does not support iframes.The Yankees have an off-day today, so check out this Billy Witz article on the bullpen revolving door. The Yankees have been shuttling relievers back and forth between the big leagues and Triple-A Scranton al...

Cubs Have No Answers for Bumgarner – Giants 9, Cubs 1
Game One Hundred Twenty-Six – Cubs 1, Giants 9 WP – Madison Bumgarner (16-6) LP – Dan Haren (8-9) Save – None Starlin Castro doubled in Anthony Rizzo for the first run of the game in the second inning. The Giants scored five unanswere...

From the Wire: Cubs Acquire RHP Fernando Rodney from the Mariners for PTBNL or Cash
The Cubs announced Thursday afternoon the team acquired RHP Fernando Rodney from the Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Rodney will be with the Cubs on Friday and available for the opener of the Dodgers’ series. LHP...

Atlanta Braves news and links: Shelby's sad streak continues
Incredibly, Shelby Miller's winless streak is now at 18. EIGHTEEN! When will this hex be lifted off of this poor young man? BRAVES NEWS Shelby Miller endures 18th consecutive winless st...

Orioles hitters blown away by Ventura's heat in 5-3 loss to Royals
The Orioles lost again in Kansas City on Thursday afternoon, their seventh loss in their last eight games. Adam Jones might be hurt. There's not much good news to be found. There have been many frustrating Orioles

Giants take series behind Madison Bumgarner, dingers
Kelby Tomlinson hit a grand slam for his first career homer, and the Giants scored nine unanswered runs. The Giants' strategy until they get healthy: 1. win every single game that Madison Bumgarner starts, 2. this is the second step, and ...

Fernando Rodney - The B Sides
Fernando Rodney is gone. We put very little effort into our goodbye, because bad meta-commentary is what 2015 Fernando Rodney deserves. (Ed's note) This post was written August 5th during the Mariners 7-5 extra inning loss to the

Cubs Series Starts Tomorrow - Scheduled Autograph Signings, Game Give Aways and Other Stuff!


Thursday GameThread #2: Time to score
This thread has the runs in it.

The offense takes a day off, Jays lose to Rangers
Blue Jays 1 Rangers 4 That wasn't fun. Sometimes you are going to lose one. It seemed like one of those games where we ...

Game 127 Preview: 08/27 Padres @ Nationals
Andrew Cashner faces Joe Ross in the series finale at Nationals Park. The Padres and Nationals finish up their three-g...


 
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