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Max Fried vs. Shohei Ohtani: A Comparison
Caleb Begley - Jul 27, 2021

In all the years this writer has followed the Atlanta Braves, nobody has quite been like Max Fried. He is poised and confident both on the mound and at the plate. His sizzling stick has brought him to the lofty heights of hurlers who hit. The popular hashtag “pitchers who rake” is singularly descriptive of […]

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New York Mets Acquire Rich Hill
Anthony Walsh - Jul 23, 2021

The New York Mets have a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays for veteran left-handed pitcher Rich Hill. The 41-year-old is in his 17th season in MLB. He made 19 starts for Tampa this year, posting a 3.87 ERA over 95.1 innings.  The Mets gave up veteran reliever Tommy Hunter and Single-A catcher Matt Dyer […]

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Diamondbacks Rally, Use Eight-Run Inning to Whip Pirates

Diamondbacks 11, Pirates 6 PHOENIX, July 20 — The Arizona Diamondbacks used an eight-run seventh inning to rally from a 5–1 deficit and clobber the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11–6, Tuesday night. Josh VanMeter, who entered the game in a double switch in the fourth, went 3-for-3 — falling a home run short of the cycle — […]

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Diamondbacks Play Long Ball, Defeat Pirates

Diamondbacks 4, Pirates 2 PHOENIX, July 19 — Caleb Smith scattered six hits across 6 2/3 innings while the Arizona Diamondbacks smashed three home runs to nip the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4–2, Monday evening. Caleb Smith pitched himself out of a jam in the top of the second. One-out singles by catcher Jacob Stallings and second […]

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Diamondbacks Top Cubs as Kelly Narrowly Misses Complete Game

Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 4 PHOENIX, July 18 — Merrill Kelly pitched into the ninth inning, scattering six hits over eight innings-plus, and Eduardo Escobar scored three runs while driving in two with an eighth-inning home run as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs, 6–4, Sunday afternoon. Strong defensive play highlighted the first three and […]

Colorado Rockies 2021 MLB Draft Grade
Doug Winkey - Jul 14, 2021

Giving a Colorado Rockies draft grade is always an interesting thing for a few different reasons. The most important is that whatever a player’s general projection might be, it immediately requires some mental judgment due to the organization’s various ballparks. Playing in Albuquerque and Denver is much different compared to many cities. However, that should […]

Rangers Draft Leiter With No. 2 Pick
Nate Miller - Jul 12, 2021

It is a very special time of year. We are in the middle of the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft. It is a time of hope. It is a chance for everyone to get a glimpse of the future for their respective ball clubs. Right now, all 30 major league front offices resemble ducks on […]

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Diamondbacks Blow Another Late-Inning Lead, Bow to Dodgers

Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 4 LOS ANGELES, July 11 — Max Muncy slammed a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to complete a six-run rally and give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 7–4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon. Diamondbacks reliever Noe Ramirez surrendered three runs in the bottom of the […]

Josh Hartle
Josh Hartle 2021 MLB Draft Profile

Josh Hartle arguably is the best left-handed prep pitcher in the 2021 class. The Regan High School senior committed to Wake Forest University as a freshman. He helped this team reach the semi-finals of the NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs. With Hartle, he’s got good control of his arsenal. Bring a talented southpaw pitcher is a […]