Why September Call Up Rules Must Change

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If your team was in playoff contention, would you want them to face a team out of contention with a full 40-man roster while your team kept a 25-man roster? What if your favorite player had to rotate his roster spot every other night to give a call up a chance to play so the […] READ MORE


Red Sox to Sign Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo

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“There’s obviously been attention on this,” Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday. “He’s a player that we’ve seen and have talked to, but we’re just one of several teams that have done that. There’s nothing more I can say than that. I’m not going to get into our evaluation [of Castillo] in […] READ MORE


Jose Altuve and Justin Morneau lead Close Races for Batting Titles

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If you would have heard on January 1, 2014 that Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros was leading the race for the American League batting title in mid-August, what would your reaction have been? “Impossible!” With a cast of Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Prince Fielder, Adrian Beltre, Joe Mauer, and Evan […] READ MORE


Red Sox send Jon Lester, Gomes to A's for Cespedes

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The Boston Red Sox have found the trade partner they were looking for in the Oakland Athletics. Boston was looking to trade starting left-handed pitcher Jon Lester for an upgrade in their outfield. Oakland had an overflow of outfield depth and though pitching has been the A’s strongest asset, they have not been able to […] READ MORE


MLBPA Files Grievance Against Houston Astros for Unsigned Draft Picks

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The Houston Astros have failed to sign two of their top five draft picks in 2014, including the number one pick overall, Brady Aiken. According to Murray Chass, and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirms the report, Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance against the Houston Astros for manipulating the signings. Can […] READ MORE


The New York Yankees Rotation: Is Shane Greene a Fit?

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When the New York Yankees called up young right-handed pitcher Shane Greene on Monday, they were looking for a decent spot start. What manager Joe Girardi saw in six innings against a powerful Cleveland team impressed enough to possibly earn a second start. But can Greene stick in the big league rotation? Greene uses a […] READ MORE


MLB Trade Deadline Preview: 15 Possible Trade Scenarios

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The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is less than a month away and there are always a million rumors swirling this time of year. For fans loyal to one team, it can be heartbreaking to see a player traded, especially if that player is going to a rival. Though sometimes a player leaving their current […] READ MORE


Dellin Betances: What Do the Yankees Do with Him?

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The question this year for the New York Yankees was, “how do you recover from the loss of the greatest closer in the game?” David Robertson has done a terrific job in Mariano Rivera’s absence, but has another reliever taken the spotlight in the Bronx? Dellin Betances has had a good start to his rookie […] READ MORE


The MLB All-Star Ballot: The Pros and Cons of Fan Voting

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As sports fans, people look for every way to get involved with their favorite teams. Going to a game is just not enough for the typical fan anymore. There is a ton of memorabilia out there for every team and several players. And both Major and Minor League Baseball allows fans to vote for starters […] READ MORE


Being No-Hit: A Curse or a Blessing in Disguise?

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In the modern era of baseball, there has been a rich history of no-hitters thrown by a number of pitchers. Some of these pitchers have been the expected greats like Nolan Ryan, Sandy Koufax, Billy Wagner, Vida Blue, Gaylord Perry, Justin Verlander, Roy Halladay, and Randy Johnson. But sometimes you get the guys that just […] READ MORE