Bartolo Colon Set to Retire

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One of the most durable pitchers in recent memory is ready to hang up his spikes. Bartolo Colon announced he will retire from professional baseball after one more season in the Dominican Winter League. He stated his intentions during an interview with Spanish broadcaster Johnny Trujillo at the New York Mets Old-Timers’ Day event at […] READ MORE


Braves by Decade: 2010s Atlanta Braves, Part Two

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While the 2010s rolled merrily along, the Atlanta Braves searched for a new spark. A disappointing 2014 campaign showed that new blood was needed. General Manager Frank Wren was fired in September of that year. His replacement, John Hart, immediately set about on a rebuild. The farm system was a shambles and needed life pumped […] READ MORE


Marcus Stroman and Robert Gsellman Land on Injured List

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Marcus Stroman to the IL News broke Wednesday afternoon that Marcus Stroman and Robert Gsellman are heading to the Injured List with a muscle tear in his calf as first reported by Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com. Official: both Marcus Stroman and Robert Gsellman are on the IL. Stroman's injury is a muscle tear in his […] READ MORE



Bartolo Colon reaches a Big Sexy Milestone

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Big Sexy has done it again with another milestone! Bartolo Colon has become the all-time wins leader from the Dominican Republic. The Texas Rangers starter defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-3. Although it wasn’t an overly dominant start (nine hits, three earned runs over six innings), this win has a lot of meaning for Colon. […] READ MORE




Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 52: 2017 MLB All-Star Picks

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It’s near the half-way point of the season, so Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen give their 2017 MLB All-Star picks. Who do the guys want to represent the American and National Leagues in the biggest exhibition game on the planet? Also, Greg found some more silly minor league promotions, the Los Angeles Angels won on […] READ MORE



Atlanta Braves Post Uneven Stretch to Open SunTrust Park

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The Atlanta Braves are one of the more intriguing teams in baseball this season. In the seven games they’ve played to open their new diamond palace, SunTrust Park, the Braves revealed glimpses of every conceivable scenario of how their season could turn out. They went crazy during a four-game sweep of the San Diego Padres, scoring 23 runs against […] READ MORE