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Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 64: The 2017 MLB Playoffs Pre-Preview
Joe Hojnacki - Sep 29, 2017

The regular season is almost over and Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen can’t wait. There has been little drama this month as most of the playoff races are all sewn up. The 2017 MLB Playoffs need to get here and provide some, fast. The two also discuss the increased strikeout rate throughout the league, baseball […]



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Kyle Seager
Kyle Seager Announces Retirement
Jeremy Breland - Dec 30, 2021

Kyle Seager, an 11-year MLB veteran, has announced his retirement. Kyle’s wife posted his retirement note on Twitter Monday afternoon. This made a shocking announcement as Seager is only 34 years old and just had one of his best power seasons. He spent the entirety of his career with the Seattle Mariners, as he is one […]

Buck Showalter
Buck Showalter Hired as Mets Manager
Lewis Masella - Dec 18, 2021

The New York Mets have hired Buck Showalter as their new manager, signing him to a three-year deal. Mets owner Steve Cohen announced the hire Saturday on Twitter. The move comes as little surprise, as Showalter was the frontrunner for the position for several weeks. I’m pleased to announce Buck Showalter as the new manager […]

Jorge Posada
Jorge Posada Deserves Another Chance at Hall of Fame
Jeremy Breland - Dec 16, 2021

With Yogi Berra, Bill Dickey, and Elston Howard, the New York Yankees have a rich history of catchers. Jorge Posada is among them, too. He was an all-star and silver slugger five times, and a World Series champion four times. He was often behind the plate for two of the best postseason pitchers in history, Andy […]

Blue Jays pitchers
Blue Jays Pitchers Who Found Success Thanks to Peter Walker
Matt Graves - Dec 8, 2021

Toronto Blue Jays pitchers gel together quite well with pitching coach Pete Walker. Walker, who used to be a big-league pitcher, played for four different teams in 12 seasons. From 2002-2006 he was a member of the Blue Jays pitching staff who seemed to have found his footing thereafter his career. For the last decade, […]

Kershaw Verlander
Triple Crown of Pitching: Kershaw and Verlander Make History in 2011
Matt Graves - Dec 6, 2021

Winning the Triple Crown of Pitching is an incredible accomplishment. Many pitchers have stood out among the rest of their peers to lead their league in statistical categories. However, nothing was more impressive than the two pitchers who won it in 2011; Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander. Kershaw and Verlander throw with different hands have spent […]

Mark Melancon
Mark Melancon Agrees to Terms with Diamondbacks

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Diamondbacks Contracts
Diamondbacks Tender Contracts to Walker, Weaver, and Carson Kelly; Clarke Out

Diamondbacks Contracts for 2022 Include Walker, Weaver, and Carson Kelly; Clarke Out PHOENIX, Nov. 30 — The Arizona Diamondbacks tendered contracts to three arbitration-eligible players Tuesday afternoon while avoiding arbitration with three others. Catcher Carson Kelly, first baseman Christian Walker, and right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver — all of whom are eligible for arbitration — received […]

Diamondbacks Coaching Staff
Diamondbacks Fill Out 2022 Coaching Staff

Diamondbacks Announce Rest of Coaching Staff for 2022 PHOENIX, Nov. 30 — An active off-season Arizona Diamondbacks coaching staff overhaul culminated with five staff hirings Tuesday morning. The New Members of the Diamondbacks Coaching Staff New Hitting Coaches The hitting staff hired three of the five. One was a new face, while the other two […]