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Freddie Freeman agent
Lewis Masella - Jun 30, 2022

A new wrinkle has come to light in the Freddie Freeman agent saga. Freeman recently fired his agent, Casey Close, following an emotional weekend series in Atlanta. On Wednesday, we got a possible look into why he did so. According to Doug Gottlieb of Fox Sports Radio, Close withheld the terms of the Atlanta Braves‘ […]

Pignatano's Passing
Joe Rini - May 24, 2022

Joe Pignatano’s passing caused a moment of reflection for  New York baseball fans. Nurturer of tomato plants and relief pitchers for the New York Mets, he passed away on May 23 in Naples, Florida. He was 92 years old. A veteran of six major league seasons, this former catcher coached for 20 years in the […]

Caleb Begley - May 18, 2022

When it comes to pitching, 300 wins is the equivalent to 500 home runs; or, at least, this is what a certain school of thought espouses. It is the gold standard, the pinnacle of what any pitcher can accomplish. Winning 300 games involves a lot of dedication and a lot of practice. It means showing […]

Defending Champions
Caleb Begley - Apr 30, 2022

The life of defending champions, in any sport, is never easy. This is especially true at the beginning of the next season. Either one begins said campaign hotter than the surface of the sun or colder than the Arctic Ocean. There are very few middling or even mediocre starts to seasons right after winning major […]

Trevor Bauer
Caleb Begley - Apr 29, 2022

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer has been suspended by Major League Baseball for a total of 324 games, according to Jeff Passan. This is due to an alleged violation of MLB’s domestic violence policy. It is the longest suspension in the policy’s existence. Per ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez, “Bauer…was accused of sexual assault by a […]

Diamondbacks Dodgers

Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 1 PHOENIX, Apr. 27 — Six scoreless innings from Zac Gallen, along with a Nick Ahmed homer and some Dodger miscues, led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3–1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday afternoon. It gave the Diamondbacks a series victory over the Dodgers for the first time since September […]

Diamondbacks Dodgers

Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 3 PHOENIX, Apr. 26 — David Peralta hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to push the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5–3, Tuesday night. Defensively, the Diamondbacks turned five double plays — one shy of the team record — to keep the Dodgers at bay. […]

Dodgers Diamondbacks

Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 0 PHOENIX, Apr. 25 — Walker Buehler threw a three-hit shutout, striking out 10 to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4–0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday night. Buehler only allowed four baserunners, three via singles and one hit batsman. Two runners made it to second, but neither advanced any […]

Blue Jays 2022
Scott Engel - Apr 5, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers snared the biggest offseason player prize in MLB, landing Freddie Freeman, who somehow is not an Atlanta Brave anymore after a whirlwind of recent major sports moves. Our pro sports world is starting to look unfamiliar with Trevor Story in Boston, Russell Wilson in Denver and Tyreek Hill in Miami.  The […]

Nathan Melton II - Mar 19, 2022

Early Thursday morning, the Los Angeles Dodgers sounded a massive horn throughout the baseball world. Freddie Freeman and the Dodgers agreed to a six-year, $162 million contract. Freeman will earn $27 million per season, which is the highest AAV among first basemen in baseball history. The reigning World Series champion will join a Dodgers team […]

Freddie Freeman
Matt Graves - Mar 17, 2022

Freddie Freeman has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The first baseman signed a contract worth six years at $162 million. Freeman, a native of Southern California, is coming off his eight-year, $135 million contract he signed in 2014. Many around baseball believed that the World Series champion would return to the Atlanta […]

Clayton Kershaw
Chris Gray - Mar 11, 2022

Clayton Kershaw is reportedly in agreement to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers for his 15th season with the club. The one-year agreement is pending a physical. Kershaw is a three-time National League Cy Young Award winner for the Dodgers. Clayton also won both the National League MVP Award and Cy Young Award in 2014. […]

Dodgers All-Time Team
Bob Taenaka - Feb 27, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise began as the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1884. In 1958, the franchise retained its nickname but relocated to Los Angeles, where it continues to thrive today. The franchise has won 11,123 games (.529 W-L), made 35 playoff appearances, won 25 pennants and seven world championships. The team has employed 1,894 position […]

Caleb Begley - Feb 14, 2022

Sometimes, comebacks are built upon a roller coaster, twisting and turning until one can no longer feel one’s constitution. Then, there are the times when comebacks are created from a single event, pushing a team further along the path to victory. Whether they be formed from singularities or pluralities, comebacks all have the common denominator […]

Kenley Jansen
Matt Graves - Feb 7, 2022

Kenley Jansen is coming off one of the best seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2021, Jansen was the best closer in the NL, earning 38 saves with a 2.22 ERA in 69 appearances. Before his strong campaign, Jansen struggled. He’s never had an ERA higher than 3.70, and his 350 saves rank him […]

Greg Maddux

Baseball Mythbusters: Greg Maddux and the 3–0 Count Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is one of the greatest pitchers of the Live Ball Era. One reason was his pinpoint control, with his ability to notch front-corner strikes leading to claims that umpires gave him a much wider strike zone than the rest of the league. […]

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Jake Hager

Three members of the Las Vegas area high school Class of 2011 have been drafted and made the big leagues. One of those three graduated early and was the first overall pick in 2010 — 2021 National League MVP Bryce Harper, who made his debut for the Washington Nationals in 2012 at the age of […]

Scoreless Outing

Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on July 5. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]

Giants and D-backs
Benjamin Sabin - Jan 12, 2022

Father and daughter woke up early and loaded their packs with snacks, field guides, sunblock, and water. They took care to lock the door behind them as they went down to the creek for a Fourth of July hike. Mom had to work. The morning was pleasant: overcast, high 60’s, with a soft breeze. A […]

awards Padres
Mike Ursery - Jan 12, 2022

No team in Major League Baseball has ever completed an awards sweep, winning the Cy Young Award, Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Rookie of the Year (ROTY) all in the same season.  History shows that many teams have come close to making an awards sweep. Most recently, Justin Verlander (Cy Young Award) and Yordan Alvarez […]

Matt Graves - Jan 12, 2022

New York Mets Max Scherzer is coming off of the injured list. He will start tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. Left-hander Chasen Shreve was designated for assignment. It was a corresponding move to open a roster spot for the three-time Cy Young winner. Due to a strained oblique muscle, Scherzer’s return to the mounds […]

Jim Marshall - Jan 12, 2022

The Washington Nationals extend Mike Rizzo and Dave Martinez to new deals. Rizzo will return as president of baseball operations, whereas Martinez is back as team manager. Mark Lerner, the principal managing owner of the Nationals, announced the moves over the weekend. The team announced they’d exercised the 2023 contract options on both. This gives […]

Diamondbacks Giants

Diamondbacks 8, Giants 3 PHOENIX, July 4 — Two stolen bases, two Giants throwing errors, a score from first on a double, and a first-to-third on a sacrifice bunt paced the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8–3 Independence Day victory over the San Francisco Giants Monday afternoon. Center fielder/right fielder Daulton Varsho went 3-for-4 with three […]

Astros Valdez Javier
Braden Herb - Jan 12, 2022

One would think that with the success that Justin Verlander has had this season, he would be the unquestioned ace of the Houston Astros‘ staff. However, Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier have authored some incredible pitching performances in recent starts. With these amazing outings, the pair have nearly matched Verlander statistically on the season. The […]