Pittsburgh Pirates: An Unlikely Name
Benjamin Sabin - Aug 3, 2021

One has a tendency to think of steel when one thinks of Pittsburgh. The city is known worldwide as Steel City. And Pittsburgh steel has built such memorable landmarks as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, and the Empire State Building. So, when it comes to sports team names, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the pinnacle […]

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Colorado Rockies Trade Deadline Review
Doug Winkey - Aug 3, 2021

The trade deadline came and went for the Colorado Rockies with barely a hint of activity that dissatisfied many. Nobody of note left town, and the only real moves involved undoing some of the moves made under the previous general manager, Jeff Bridich. Colorado went from a playoff contender a few years ago to one […]

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Diamondbacks Rally from Huge Deficit but Ultimately Fall to Giants in Extras

Giants 11, Diamondbacks 8 (10) PHOENIX, Aug. 2 — A day after being blown out, 13–0, the Arizona Diamondbacks found themselves in a 7–1 and an 8–5 deficit against the San Francisco Giants. They rallied back to tie it up but ultimately fell, 11–8, in 10 innings. Both starting pitchers — Taylor Widener for the […]

Christian Walker
Christian Walker: An Elite Defensive First Baseman

It was Saturday night, August 31, 2019. The Arizona Diamondbacks, riding a five-game winning streak and trying to climb their way to a wild card berth, led the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers, 6–4. It was the top of the ninth, and there were no outs. Matt Beaty, a lefty, stepped to the plate to face […]

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Angels Call Up Another Prospect in Reid Detmers

The Los Angeles Angels are set to call up Reid Detmers, the team’s top pitching prospect, to start against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. The 22-year-old southpaw was the Angels’ first-round pick in 2020. Detmers spent last season at the Angels alternate site after the minor league baseball season was canceled due to COVID-19. The young […]

Anthony Rizzo
Yankees Acquire Anthony Rizzo from Cubs

The New York Yankees made a major move Thursday to acquire star first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs. In return, the Cubs received two minor leaguers: right-handed pitcher Alexander Vizcaino and outfielder Kevin Alcantara. The Yankees require help at first base, and Rizzo’s offensive presence will lift the spirits of his new teammates. […]

Astros Trade Deadline
Astros Address Bullpen Needs at Trade Deadline

The 2021 Trade Deadline turned out to be one of the most exciting Trade Deadlines to the history of the game. Deals were flying around the news feed and there were blockbusters aplenty. The Houston Astros were not a part of any blockbusters at the Trade Deadline, but they definitely addressed their most important need: […]

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Dodgers Tee Off on Triple-A Relievers, Drop Diamondbacks

Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 3 PHOENIX, July 31 — When the Arizona Diamondbacks had to place five players on the injured list Friday, two had tested positive for COVID. The other three were for contact tracing. To fill the holes, they had to bring up relievers that had been sent to the minors after having passed […]

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VanMeter, Cabrera Power Diamondbacks to Extra-Inning Win over Dodgers

Diamondbacks 6, Dodgers 5 (10) PHOENIX, July 30 — It was a long day for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Having already traded the beloved Eduardo Escobar, they entered deadline day wondering if anyone else was leaving. Only Joakim Soria did, but they also lost the use of five players due to either COVID or the contact […]