West Coast League, Major League Baseball Announce Partnership Agreement

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The West Coast League (WCL) announced a historic partnership deal with Major League Baseball. Both leagues agreed on pursuing a mutual interest in player and coach development, technology innovation related to scout and fan experience, and community engagement. The partnership will begin in 2023. West Coast League Partnership The @WCLBaseball and Portland Pickles are proud […] READ MORE


MLB New Rules: Pitch Clock, Shift Ban and More

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MLB announced a series of new rules Friday that will take effect in 2023. A pitch clock will finally arrive to speed up the game. Also, shifts will be heavily restricted, keeping infielders on the dirt with two on each side. Finally, the bases will increase by three inches on each side with hopes of […] READ MORE


Reds, Brewers Division Battle: Series Preview

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When the last week started, the Cincinnati Reds were nine games back in the division. This week, they have moved within 7 1/2 games of first place. In the meantime, they have caught the San Diego Padres in the Wildcard race and now lead by a single game for the second spot. On Tuesday, the […] READ MORE


Joey Votto Gets #300 as Reds Escape Cubs

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It wasn’t pretty on Friday night for the Cincinnati Reds, but a win is a win. Coming into the weekend, Cincinnati was ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central by one game. After putting up eight runs, and almost blowing it entirely, the Redlegs held on. Powered by Joey Votto and his 300th […] READ MORE


Francisco Lindor, New York Mets Reportedly Agree to Extension

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Francisco Lindor reportedly agrees to a contract for 10-years, $341M with the New York Mets late Wednesday night, per Jon Heyman. The Francisco Lindor extension comes less than an hour before his his self imposed deadline. As the hours before Opening Day continued to approach, the hearts of Mets fans began to sink, but the […] READ MORE


Ex-Pitcher Mike Bolsinger’s Lawsuit against Houston Astros Dismissed

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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Mike BolsingerĀ had his lawsuit against the Houston Astros dismissed by a judge in California Thursday. Bolsinger filed the lawsuit in February 2020. He filed the case shortly after the Astros sign-stealing scandal came out. In the suit, he said the Astros scandal dealt irreparable damage to his MLB career. He […] READ MORE


Houston Astros Forrest Whitley May Undergo Tommy John

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It has been recommended that Houston Astros pitcher Forrest Whitley should undergo Tommy John surgery. The player will seek a second opinion at this time. This news comes on the heels of the team signing Jake Odorizzi to a contract as additional rotation depth. Mark Berman of KRIV Fox 26 reported the news early Sunday […] READ MORE


Justin Turner Re-Signs With Los Angeles Dodgers

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Third baseman Justin Turner has re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. HeĀ  announced the news Saturday night on his personal Twitter page. The deal is worth $34 million over two years. Turner, 36, is entering his eleventh full season in the major leagues, fresh off of a World Series championship with the Dodgers. Justin Turner […] READ MORE


James Paxton Agrees To Terms With Seattle Mariners

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A new team has secured pitcher James Paxton‘s services for the 2021 season. The left-hander agreed to terms to reunite with the Seattle Mariners Saturday night after a rough 2020. He is new contract is worth $8.5 million with another$1.5 million in possible incentives. The deal is pending a physical. Left-handed James Paxton and the […] READ MORE


Jake Arrieta Signs With Chicago Cubs

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Jake Arrieta signed with the Chicago Cubs for the 2021 season Friday night. He returns to the franchise where he saw his best years despite multiple seasons of decline with the Philadelphia Phillies. The deal is for one season, and it pays Arrieta $6.5 million. He enters his age-35 season coming off of one of […] READ MORE