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Chisenhall and Guyer Make For One Very Good Right Fielder
The word “platoon” can sometimes be a red flag word when referring to a player. A manager can oftentimes see that word as a burden. However, when it comes to the Cleveland Indians right field situation, it is more the ... Read More

New York Yankees Scouting Report on SS Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres made a big impression on the New York Yankees after he was acquired from the Chicago Cubs. How quickly could he find his way to the Bronx? Player Profile The New York Yankees acquired Torres as part of their big trade in the summer with the Chicago Cubs. Gleyber David (Castro) Torres was […] New York Yankees Scouting Report on SS Gleyber Torres -...

Colorado Rockies: David Dahl to Miss Some Time
The Colorado Rockies are everyone’s favorite sleeper pick to contend for a wild card spot this season, but the club may be without outfielder David Dahl when the regular season arrives. According to The Denver Post, Dahl could be out of action for a couple of weeks with back issues. In his 63 games with […] Colorado Rockies: David Dahl to Miss Some Time -

Jay Bruce Excited He’s Still A Met
You, me, everyone.  We all expected Jay Bruce to be playing for one of 29 other teams by Spring Training.  Perhaps the only team that seemed implausible was the New York Mets.  And yet, due to a surprisingly weak offseason market for power hitters, Bruce remained a Met much to the surprise of everyone, including […]

Baseball Nerds Unite: New Analytical Tools Coming in 2017 – Hit Probability, Catch Probability
Statcast data is going to provide even more insight this season, and I'm pretty excited. [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 keep on reading at BN.]

Approaching Aaron Judge
Here’s a hot take to help break the recent blustery cold in my neck of the woods: 2017 is going to be a big year for Aaron Judge. After his intermittently successful cup of coffee at the end of 2016, he’s poised to take over the starting right field job and hopefully lock it down […] The post Approaching Aaron Judge appeared first on

Rockies starter Jon Gray showing an improved curveball
Rockies news, notes, and links for Sunday, March 5, 2017. In line to pitch Opening Day, Gray turns to curveball | With thirty da...

Sunday Bird Droppings: Less than a month to go
There are finally less than 30 days until Opening Day. It’ll probably feel like about 90. Good morning Birdland. There are 29 days until Opening Day, which is a number that is currently being worn by the Orioles’ shin...

Today in Tribe History: March 5, 1921
Longtime Major League outfielder Elmer Valo is born in Rybnik, Czechoslovakia. Valo logged 20 years of MLB service, including one season in Cleveland in 1959, and could have had even more if he, like so many of his era, had ... Read More

What to Expect From the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda as an Encore
The Los Angeles Dodgers surprise player in 2016 was Kenta Maeda, as he filled in admirably in the middle of the rotation. Expectations are high for the soon-to-be 29 year-old in his sophomore season. The Los Angeles Dodgers received a lot of criticism last year when they allowed Zack Greinke to walk. Then they received […] What to Expect From the Los Angeles Dodgers’...

Darling Suggests Conforto Should Start Over Bruce
Gary Apple and Ron Darling had a spirited give and take during Friday’s 11-3 spring training win over the Astros about Michael Conforto and his possible place on the New York Mets opening day roster. While the Jay Bruce saga has been discussed and argued to death, there is little possibility he will not be on […]

Morning Briefing: Happy Harvey Day, DeGromination, Syndergaard’s Contract
Good Morning Mets Fans. A Dark Knight will rise on this Sunday as Matt Harvey makes his spring debut for the Metropolitans at 1:05 pm E.T. He will be opposed by Mike Leake and the St. Louis Cardinals. Today’s game can be seen on WPIX and heard on WOR. Harvey is raring to go as […]

WBC 2017: Schedule, how to watch and who to watch
Everything you need to know before the World Baseball Classic starts on Monday. The World Baseball Classic starts on Monday. As outofleftfield a...

Yankees History: Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson Trade Families
Every so often, friends realize that maybe, just maybe, they should be with the other person’s significant other. On this day in 1973, Yankees pitchers Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson went beyond that point, trading their families. Fritz Peterson made his mark upon the Yankees history books. He actually owns the best ERA of any […] Yankees History: Mike K...

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