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MLB Cuts Landlines in Bullpens, Goes Mobile

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Baseball News | 0 comments

Major League Baseball is cutting the landline phone from its dugouts and will now be going mobile…just like the rest of the world. Sometimes, baseball is, well, just too (well) steeped in tradition.  One tradition you won’t be seeing much longer, however, is the landline phone in the bullpen.  With 34% of American households now cell phone only, MLB bullpens will soon be joining the trend and cutting the landline.  This is the landline bullpen phone that has been around since the 1930’s and the one that nearly cost the St. Louis Cardinals the 2011 World Series against the Rangers. During the 2011 World Series, manager Tony LaRussa made the proverbial call to his bullpen in game 5 only to have the bullpen coach misinterpret what he said due to crowd noise and a bad connection.  The result was...

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Kendrick Traded to Japan

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Baseball News | 0 comments

Baseball players love to play pranks on each other, but this prank set up by Brett Myers on Kyle Kendrick kind of goes over the edge.  Charlie Manuel and Ruben Amaro Jr. are in on the prank as Kendrick is told that he’s been traded to a Japanese baseball team....

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Miami Massacre

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Two weeks ago, the Florida Marlins sent seemingly every starter it had on the roster to the Toronto Blue Jays in a blockbuster trade for a package of prospects that has left many Marlins fans wondering what has happened to this franchise that was going to be an annual contender thanks to the snappy new stadium in the Little Havana section of Miami.  Commissioner Bud Selig approved the trade that sent Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio to Toronto for Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechevaria, Jeff Mathis, and Henderson Alvarez and a bunch of guys you’ve probably never heard of. What the Marlins Got in the Blue Jays Trade Escobar, 30, will make $5 million next year.  He struggled at the plate last season with a .253 batting average and 8 homers in 608 AB’s. ...

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Trout Wins POY and ROY From Baseball America

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders | 0 comments

Editor’s Note: This was a press release sent to us by the good folks at Baseball America. Turns out they love Mike Trout. We don’t blame them. Baseball America is running out of ways to recognize Mike Trout’s greatness. Just one year after he was BA’s Minor League Player of the Year, Trout grabbed a place in the Los Angeles Angels’ outfield and showed he’ll be a star there for years to come, winning Baseball America’s 2012 Major League Player of the Year Award as well as its 2013 Rookie of the Year Award. While Albert Pujols has won both the BA Rookie of the Year and Major League Player of the Year awards, no one else has ever won both awards in the same year. Such were the accomplishments of Trout, who hit .326/.399/.564 and played a stellar center...

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Phillies Release 2013 Schedule

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Baseball News | 0 comments

 

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Could Strasburg’s Shut Down Have Been Avoided?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Fantasy baseball managers who have been riding Stephen Strasburg all season must now enter their playoffs without their ace starter who has been shelved for the rest of the season based on the controversial innings count.  Could this have been avoided if the Nationals had controlled his early season innings like the Braves did with Kris Medlen? It’s playoff time for many of you in fantasy baseball and you’ve been riding Stephen Strasburg all year.  That’s the Stephen Strasburg who you believed in at the beginning of the season after coming off of Tommy John surgery. And, your belief in Strasburg has paid off.   His stats include197 strikeouts in 159.1 innings.  A 15-6 record with a 3.16 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on a very good Washington Nationals team that has run to the top of the National League East...

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