Category Archives: MLB

Fastball Special

Recently, it was announced that Minor League Baseball plans to institute a “pitch clock” during the 2015 season. This will be used as a trial and – if it goes well – could be brought to Major League Baseball in an … Continue reading

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Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Passes Away

Ernie Banks died Friday night at the age of 83. Banks was a Hall of Fame shortstop and first baseman who spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs from 1953 to 1971. Over those 19 years, Banks hit .274/.330/.500 … Continue reading

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Oakland Closer Sean Doolittle Expected to Miss Opening Day with Shoulder Injury

There is some unfortunate news coming out of Oakland this evening. We’re learning that Athletics closer Sean Doolittle has a “slight” rotator cuff tear and significant inflammation in his pitcher shoulder. The lefty received a platelet-rich plasma injection, but he … Continue reading

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Trade Brewing: Milwaukee and Philadelphia Discussing Jonathan Papelbon Trade

In a move that makes very little sense for Milwaukee, the Brewers are reportedly deep in talks to acquire closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies. Philadelphia has been trying to move Papelbon for quite some time as the club … Continue reading

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Marlins to Sign Veteran Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki

The Marlins are putting the finishing touches on a very busy offseason and are reportedly working to finalize a deal with outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. It was rumored that Miami had offered the 41-year-old a one year, $2 million deal and … Continue reading

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Giants Bring Back Veteran Starter Ryan Vogelsong

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million with Ryan Vogelsong. Vogelsong, 37, is coming off a 2014 season where he posted a 4.00 ERA, 1.278 WHIP, and a 151/58 K/BB ratio over 184.2 innings … Continue reading

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Braves and Jonny Gomes Agree on One-Year Deal

The Atlanta Braves continued plugging holes for the 2015 season with the signing of outfielder Jonny Gomes to a one-year, $4 million deal with a vesting option. Gomes, 34, had a rough 2014 hitting just .234/.327/.330 with eight doubles, six … Continue reading

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