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While the Brewers are beginning a rebuilding process, it won't be as extreme as other rebuilds have been. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned. Coming out of the trade deadline, it has been ugly on the field for the Brewers....

The Cincinnati Reds picked up a new Advanced-A affiliate for the 2015 season when they moved from the California League where they were with the Bakersfield Blaze to the Florida State League where they joined up with the Daytona Tortugas. For me, ...

The move to obtain Yoenis Cespedes to bolster the (deservedly) maligned Met offense has signaled an important shift in the thinking of the club’s front office. Following a string of losing seasons rivaled only by the desultory performance of...

Just hours before the game, long-time general manager, […]

The Red Sox were a disaster Tuesday night, but that's par for the course. More interesting (and encouraging) by far was the game Henry Owens had on the mound. The Red Sox lost to the Yankees tonight, 13-3. It's a complete disaster of a sco...

CHC (57-47): RHP Jake Arrieta (11-6, 2.62

The Red Sox will debut their third of three lefty pitching prospects on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about Owens before then. On Tuesday, at Yankee Stadium, another Red Sox pitching prospect will make his 2015 debut. Henry Owens, ...

Today's links look at the benefits of being bad, how to improve financial decisions, and the next moves following Larry Lucchino's departure. Xander Bogaerts is taking advantage of his RBI situations this season. (

The Tigers played a game on Tuesday, but everyone's minds were elsewhere (including ours). DETROIT -- There was a game. That much we know. Justin Verlander struggled but still went seven innings. The

Tigers owner Mike Ilitch wants a world series championship "badly" and is "committed" to that goal in 2015. But at what cost? DETROIT -- Al Avila, incoming general manager for the Tigers, admitted Tuesday that did not know why he was hande...


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Yankees place trust in Mitchell and Severino to bolster rotation
Tomorrow, top pitching prospect Luis Severino will join the rotation and make his big league debut with the Yankees. I wouldn’t call it a long-awaited debut — Severino zoomed through the minors and wasn’t much more than an ̶...

8/4 to 8/6 Series Preview: Boston Red Sox
The “best” of Hanley Ramirez in left field (AKA, why someone with .261/.305/.474, 19 HR, 46 RBI has -0.8 WAR) #RedSox pic.twitter.com/Yf0hr4gDZV — Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) July 22, 2015 Home sweet home. The Yankees are back in the Bro...

Adjustments! Nathan Eovaldi’s splitter and the new-look Brendan Ryan
Baseball is a game of adjustments, and those who don’t adjust will find themselves out of the league before long. Hitters adjust to pitchers and vice versa. The cat and mouse game never ends. Here are two adjustment related tidbits I felt w...

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/05/15
Outstanding performances highlighted the beginning of the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as Erick Leal had a very special nine innings for the South Bend Cubs. There’s only one way to describe Tennessee’s Jeimer Candelario, and that is “on...

Marten Gasparini Pioneer League POW 072715 to 080215
Marten Gasparini of the Idaho Falls Chukars was selected the Pioneer League Player of the Week for the span of July 27, 2015 through August 2, 2015. For the week he hit 10 for 23, .435/.536/.783 with 4 3B, 6 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB and 5 BB in 7 games. Thi...

Mets News: Yoenis Cespedes Would Like To Stay A Met For A Long, Long Time
Mets News: Yoenis Cespedes Would Like To Stay A Met For A Long, Long Time Recently acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes says he like to be a part of the Mets future plans, but he can't control the obvious, to sign him long term. "This is some...

Mets News: Mets Acquire LHP Eric O'Flaherty From A's for Cash And Player To Be Named Later
Mets News: Mets Acquire LHP

Mets News and Notes: Wright, Montero
Mets News and Notes: Wright, Montero David Wright took another positive step forward towards rejoining the Mets lineup. Wright took live BP in Miami before Tuesday's game and on Wednesday will report to Port St. Lucie to workout and play in live...

Cespedes Likes Atmosphere, Would Love To Stay With Mets
Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes told reporters on Tuesday that he would love to remain with the Mets. “This is something I can’t control,” Cespedes said through an interpreter Tuesday afternoon. “I don’t know what the fron...

Can Arrieta win 20?


Jean Machi- Help for the Bullpen? Part 1
James Loney’s single scored the winning run as the Red Sox fell 4-3 to Tampa Bay on Sunday. The loss was the latest subpar performance by the overworked Sox bullpen. Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara both have 2-4 records and a combined ERA of...

Bullpen Report: August 4, 2015
• Some brilliant loyal readers and Twins fans called to my attention Trevor May‘s recent bullpen usage on last night’s post, so I’ve added him to the grid below, replacing Casey Fien. May has some solid pedigree and if he mov...

Arrieta Dominates, Cubs Shut Out the Bucs – Cubs 5, Pirates 0
Game One Hundred Five – Cubs 5, Pirates 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (12-6) LP – J.A. Happ (4-7) Save – None Jake Arrieta shut down the Pirates for seven innings. Starlin Castro and Jorge Soler each drove in a pair of runs. And three of the fi...

The past and the future: Phillies 6, Dodgers 2
Jimmy Rollins returns to Philadelphia on the heels of Alumni Weekend and gets an eyeful of the Phillies' future. This game was long. But this game was worth it. Saying it was a non-stop thrill ride wouldn’t just be an ove...

Ask BD: Would Radhames Liz have been a better choice than J.A. Happ?
Hey all, thanks for your questions. This is the second round of answers. Here's the first. SKVolcanoes: For the rotation slot vacated because of A.J. Burnett’s injury, wou...

Game thread: J.A. Happ makes Pirates debut
Here's an early game thread. Jake Arrieta takes on J.A. Happ at 7:05.

Peavy passes Cain in rotation depth chart
After seeing a 6-0 lead evaporate in Atlanta on Monday night behind Matt Cain, the Giants were determined to not let another winnable game slip away Tuesday as they got a strong outing out of Jake Peavy and a few clutch hits to hold off the Braves...


career saves leaders, thru age 33 season, from Joe Block K-Rod 371  Wetteland 330  Papelbon 325  Nen 314  Hoffman 314 Rivera 283 Amazing how many saves Hoffman and Rivera got late in their career. KRod, if he can remain heal...

Astros come up just short in Arlington, lose 4-3
Astros fail to break through against Rangers bullpen and drop series. After needing to use two starting pitchers yesterday, the Astros recalled

Colorado Rockies drop another interleague game to the Seattle Mariners, 10-4
Jon Gray had a promising Major League debut, but the Colorado Rockies fell short once again. The Jon Gray era is here. The result for the Colorado Rockies was a familiar one, as they dropped yet another interl...


 
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