American League East

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Looking into the Surprising Season of Orioles’ Chris Davis

The exciting rise of Orioles first baseman/outfielder Chris Davis will be one of the most studied stories of 2013. Davis has powered his way into MVP consideration, and his production has transformed the Orioles lineup into one of the most powerful in baseball. Much like Jose Bautista’s 54 home run barrage in 2010, tape from Chris

Houston Astros Swing 10-Player Trade

As part of a 10-player trade on Friday, the Houston Astros acquired outfielder Ben Francisco and closer Francisco Cordero from the Toronto Blue Jays. In addition, the Astros will also get minor league players Joe Musgrave, a right-handed pitcher; Asher Wojciechowski, a right-handed pitcher; David Rollins, a left-handed pitcher; Carlos Perez, a catcher and a

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Looking into the Surprising Season of Orioles’ Chris Davis

The exciting rise of Orioles first baseman/outfielder Chris Davis will be one of the most studied stories of 2013. Davis has powered his way into MVP consideration, and his production has transformed the Orioles lineup into one of the most powerful in baseball. Much like Jose Bautista’s 54 home run barrage in 2010, tape from Chris

Rays Matt Joyce Homers, Injures Ankle

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Matt Joyce hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning on Wednesday to propel his team to a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees. Unfortunately, he almost didn’t make it around the bases after rolling his ankle on the swing. Joyce took a David Robertson fastball over the

Biggest Winners & Losers at Baseball’s Trade Deadline

Winners Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox (70-43) weren’t feeling the love in a recent series against the pesky Rays and jumped at the chance to add an arm, trading none of their big prospects and landing Jake Peavy in return. This was the most impactful move at the deadline. The Red Sox deserve

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Were the Yankees Hoping for a Lengthy ARod Suspension?

Major League Baseball took what it hopes to be a deciding step in the war against PED’s handing out suspensions to nine players including Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta among others. Every player connected to the Biogenesis report got 50 games with the exception of repeat offenders

American League Central

Roberto Hernandez to Start for Indians on Wednesday

Cleveland Indians pitcher Roberto Hernandez, formally known as Fausto Carmona, has finished serving his three-week suspension for lying about his identity and will start for the Indians on Wednesday. Hernandez, 31, was arrested in the Dominican Republic in the offseason for identity fraud and issues with his visa have kept him from from coming back

Roberto Hernandez to Start for Indians on Wednesday

Cleveland Indians pitcher Roberto Hernandez, formally known as Fausto Carmona, has finished serving his three-week suspension for lying about his identity and will start for the Indians on Wednesday. Hernandez, 31, was arrested in the Dominican Republic in the offseason for identity fraud and issues with his visa have kept him from from coming back

Closer Jonathan Broxton Traded to Reds

The Kansas City Royals traded closer Jonathan Broxton to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two minor league pitchers. According to Reds manager Dusty Baker, Broxton will not be the closer for the Reds but will instead be used as a setup man for current closer Aroldis Chapman, who has been one of the best

Infante and Sanchez Now Tigers

The Detroit Tigers acquired second baseman Omar Infante and right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins in exchange for 21-year-old right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner and two minor league players. The Tigers have had problems at second base all season long, so this trade, which also includes the swapping of 2013 draft picks, should solve

Lightning Interrupts Game Between Twins and Rangers

A flash of lightning caused a 46-minute delay in the game between the Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers on Sunday night. The lightning bolt was immediately followed by a loud clap of thunder, indicating that the strike was nearby. As soon as the flash was seen by the players, Rangers catcher Mike Napoli headed for

Kevin Youkilis Traded to White Sox

Boston Red Sox fan favorite Kevin Youkilis was traded to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday in exchange for right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart and utility infielder Brent Lillibridge. The Red Sox also gave the White Sox cash along with Youkilis. The Red Sox allowed Youkilis, a popular third baseman who was a three-time All Star

American League West

Biggest Winners & Losers at Baseball’s Trade Deadline

Winners Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox (70-43) weren’t feeling the love in a recent series against the pesky Rays and jumped at the chance to add an arm, trading none of their big prospects and landing Jake Peavy in return. This was the most impactful move at the deadline. The Red Sox deserve

Angels Lose Protest of Loss

Major League Baseball has denied the Los Angeles Angels’ protest of a 8-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Even so, Angels manager Mike Scioscia still believes the call was not correct. During the first inning of the game on Friday night, Paul Konerko hit a ground ball to third base with the bases loaded

Biggest Winners & Losers at Baseball’s Trade Deadline

Winners Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox (70-43) weren’t feeling the love in a recent series against the pesky Rays and jumped at the chance to add an arm, trading none of their big prospects and landing Jake Peavy in return. This was the most impactful move at the deadline. The Red Sox deserve

A’s Cook Temporarily Demoted as Closer

After blowing four saves in his last eight appearances, Oakland A’s All-Star closer Ryan Cook will not be in the closer’s position, at least for a few games. Cook has allowed nine runs in eight innings and batters are hitting .366 against him in that time frame. A’s manager Bob Melvin said that he would

Biggest Winners & Losers at Baseball’s Trade Deadline

Winners Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox (70-43) weren’t feeling the love in a recent series against the pesky Rays and jumped at the chance to add an arm, trading none of their big prospects and landing Jake Peavy in return. This was the most impactful move at the deadline. The Red Sox deserve

Biggest Winners & Losers at Baseball’s Trade Deadline

Winners Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox (70-43) weren’t feeling the love in a recent series against the pesky Rays and jumped at the chance to add an arm, trading none of their big prospects and landing Jake Peavy in return. This was the most impactful move at the deadline. The Red Sox deserve

National League East

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What’s Wrong with the Washington Nationals?

The Washington Nationals were baseball’s darlings in 2012 with a collective future so bright fans had to wear shades. They opened 2013 with swagger and confidence and then they began to actually play baseball. After sweeping the hapeless Marlins in the first series, the Reds took them to the woodshed 15-0 on April 5th. Whereas

Catcher Kelly Shoppach Traded to Mets

The New York Mets have acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday in exchange for a player to be named later. Shoppach, who is 32 years old, has a batting average of .250 with five home runs, 12 doubles and 17 RBIs in 48 games this season. Boston signed him as

Infante and Sanchez Now Tigers

The Detroit Tigers acquired second baseman Omar Infante and right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins in exchange for 21-year-old right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner and two minor league players. The Tigers have had problems at second base all season long, so this trade, which also includes the swapping of 2013 draft picks, should solve

Catcher Kelly Shoppach Traded to Mets

The New York Mets have acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday in exchange for a player to be named later. Shoppach, who is 32 years old, has a batting average of .250 with five home runs, 12 doubles and 17 RBIs in 48 games this season. Boston signed him as

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What’s Wrong with the Washington Nationals?

The Washington Nationals were baseball’s darlings in 2012 with a collective future so bright fans had to wear shades. They opened 2013 with swagger and confidence and then they began to actually play baseball. After sweeping the hapeless Marlins in the first series, the Reds took them to the woodshed 15-0 on April 5th. Whereas

Biggest Winners & Losers at Baseball’s Trade Deadline

Winners Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox (70-43) weren’t feeling the love in a recent series against the pesky Rays and jumped at the chance to add an arm, trading none of their big prospects and landing Jake Peavy in return. This was the most impactful move at the deadline. The Red Sox deserve

National League Central

Biggest Winners & Losers at Baseball’s Trade Deadline

Winners Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox (70-43) weren’t feeling the love in a recent series against the pesky Rays and jumped at the chance to add an arm, trading none of their big prospects and landing Jake Peavy in return. This was the most impactful move at the deadline. The Red Sox deserve

Milwaukee Looking to Trade Greinke

The Milwaukee Brewers have not met expectations this year, and after a particularly rough road trip, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said that he was actively fielding trade offers for top pitcher Zack Greinke. “I think people know that,” said Melvin. Melvin did not say how many teams or which teams have indicated interest in

Chris Carpenter Resumes Throwing Program

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter re-started his throwing program as he continues to battle a compressed nerve in his shoulder. However, the Cardinals are unsure whether or not their ace will pitch at all this season. John Mozeliak, Cardinals general manager, said that it is simply too early to know how long the right-hander

Biggest Winners & Losers at Baseball’s Trade Deadline

Winners Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox (70-43) weren’t feeling the love in a recent series against the pesky Rays and jumped at the chance to add an arm, trading none of their big prospects and landing Jake Peavy in return. This was the most impactful move at the deadline. The Red Sox deserve

Biggest Winners & Losers at Baseball’s Trade Deadline

Winners Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox (70-43) weren’t feeling the love in a recent series against the pesky Rays and jumped at the chance to add an arm, trading none of their big prospects and landing Jake Peavy in return. This was the most impactful move at the deadline. The Red Sox deserve

Closer Jonathan Broxton Traded to Reds

The Kansas City Royals traded closer Jonathan Broxton to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two minor league pitchers. According to Reds manager Dusty Baker, Broxton will not be the closer for the Reds but will instead be used as a setup man for current closer Aroldis Chapman, who has been one of the best

National League West

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Steps Needed for Colorado Rockies to Become a Playoff Contender

After an up and down season, the Colorado Rockies sit at a disappointing 52-61, leaving them 10.5 games back of the division-leading Dodgers. Since the NL Central features three teams with well over 60 wins already, Colorado’s hope for a postseason invite rests right here in the division, which they were only a half-game back

Vladimir Guerrero May Sign with Arizona

According to Arizona Diamondbacks Vice President Junior Noba, 37-year-old Vladimir Guerrero could soon sign a contract with the team. Noba indicated that Guerrero appears to be in shape and could play in the outfield, but probably won’t play every day. He would probably need to play in about 10 minor league games before he would

Shane Victorino Now With the Dodgers

The Philadelphia Phillies traded All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday right before the trade deadline expired. The Phillies received minor league pitcher Ethan Martin and reliever Josh Lindblom in return. In addition, they will also get a player to be named later in exchange for the 31-year-old Victorino, who

Bonds Says He Should be in Hall of Fame

Even though Barry Bonds knows he probably won’t be inducted into the Hall of Fame ballot when it comes time to vote in November, he still believes he should be there. “Oh, without a doubt,” said Bonds in an interview with MLB.com. “There’s no doubt in my mind.” However, his vote doesn’t count and there

Carlos Quentin Signs $27 Million Extension with Padres

San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin signed a $27 million contract extension that will keep him in a Padres uniform through 2015. Quentin, who is making just over $7 million this year, will make $9.5 million in 2013, $9.5 million in 2014 and $8 million in 2015. There is also a mutual option for 2016

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Steps Needed for Colorado Rockies to Become a Playoff Contender

After an up and down season, the Colorado Rockies sit at a disappointing 52-61, leaving them 10.5 games back of the division-leading Dodgers. Since the NL Central features three teams with well over 60 wins already, Colorado’s hope for a postseason invite rests right here in the division, which they were only a half-game back

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