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Atlanta Braves Opening Day countdown: 33, collection

The Atlanta Braves have had a number of interesting players that have worn the number 33. Let’s look at a few!. While there is one notable statistic with the #33 associated with it in Atlanta Braves franchise history, more intriguing is the collection of players that have worn the jersey over the fr


The Yankees didn’t sign Manny Machado, and I’m prepared to be super petty about it

Manny Machado is not a Yankee, and we’re just going to have to accept that fact. This was always a possibility. Don’t let the pinstripes and giant golden Steinbrenner head fool you. With the sport making more money than ever, the Yankees can easily be outbid anyone for superstar players now. Yes, ev


Red Sox Rumors: Craig Kimbrel may sit out 2019 season

Former Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel is considering sitting out the season if he doesn’t receive an offer in free agency that meets his asking price. We’ve been hearing all winter that Craig Kimbrel won’t be returning to the Boston Red Sox. Now it’s possible he may not pitch anywhere at all in


Texas Rangers Top Prospects: #16, Osleivis Basabe

The Texas Rangers future is made up of the prospects currently in the organization. Which prospect continues the rankings at #16?. As we continue this offseason into Spring Training, we’re looking at the Top 25 prospects in the Texas Rangers organization. These are the players that have performed th


Why Luis Severino’s extension is great for Yankees fans

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has previously said he would prioritize securing contract extensions with the team’s three stars who were set to hit free agency for the first time next winter, Aaron Hicks, Didi Gregorius, and Dellin Betances. But as he was about to walk into a potentially cont


Reds rumors: Cincinnati Reds in discussions with shortstop José Iglesias

The Cincinnati Reds are back in the rumor mill. The latest Reds rumors suggest the team is in discussions to bring SS José Iglesias to Cincinnati. It’s been a little while folks, but the Reds rumors are back. The latest tidbit comes from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal who’s reporting that the Cincinna


Astros: Bidding a fond farewell to Marwin Gonzalez

A long-time fixture on the Astros’ roster has officially moved on. Let’s take a moment to wish him a fond farewell. Let me set the scene: Only one game into their AL tenure, the Astros were playing the Rangers on April 2nd, 2013. The second game of that largely forgettable season was notable for jus


Red Sox vs. Yankees Lineups: The rivalry renews

The Red Sox have their first “real” spring training game on Saturday, taking on the Yankees in their Grapefruit League opener. The pitching plan, from Christopher Smith at Masslive, is as follows: Josh Smith, Marcus Walden, Travis Lakins, Erasmo Ramirez and “some hard thrower we’re going to have fro


40 in 40: Justus Sheffield

For decades, Mariner fans have been doomed to a life of unrequited love. The fluky nature of the game is one of MLB’s calling cards, yet the positive aspects of that have veered away from the Pacific Northwest for nearly two decades. More than any other major sport, baseball operates under a constan


Have the Yankees done enough to take the AL East back from the Red Sox?

On Saturday, the Yankees will play their first spring training game. As it so happens, their first opponent will be none other than the Red Sox. Even after four months, I’m still salty over the Bombers’ early exit from the ALDS. A lot of things went wrong during that series, including bad starting p


Are the Mets actually favorites in the National League East?

Are the New York Mets actually entering the 2019 season as the favorites of the National League East? Let’s crunch some numbers and find out. On multiple occasions this offseason, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has made a case for the New York Mets as the favorites in the division. As the curtai


Seattle Mariners survive rain to win first official Spring game over A’s, 8-1

After yesterday’s one-and-a-half inning rainout in Mesa, the Mariners completed their first official 2019 Cactus League affair with a win over the Oakland Athletics, 8-1. It seemed that this game would meet the same fate as yesterday’s. First pitch was delayed by roughly 10 minutes in order to secur


White Sox Sign Ervin Santana to Minor League Deal

White Sox to sign veteran pitcher Ervin Santana to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. The veteran pitched in just five games last season. The White Sox will be adding pitching depth for this upcoming season with the signing of Ervin Santana to a minor league deal. Santana’s signi


Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw ‘not feeling 100 percent’, Not Throwing

News came out of Dodgers’ camp today that Clayton Kershaw will not be throwing for the next few days as he is “not feeling 100 percent.” The news is disheartening for everyone involved. For fans, this is a look in the rear-view mirror. Kershaw has been hampered by injuries for the last three seasons


Boston Red Sox Minors: 2019 will be the year of Garrett Benge

The Boston Red Sox have plenty of prospects that the following season could be good too. Just exactly who will make it their year in 2019 though?. Garrett Benge spent time at two different positions last season – first and third base. Sadly for him, those are the two positions that the Boston Red So


Dodgers’ Rumors: Don’t Rule Out a Joc Pederson Trade

The Dodgers and White Sox had trade discussions involving Joc Pederson earlier this off-season. Those talks are apparently still going on. Earlier this off-season the Dodgers had trade discussions involving Joc Pederson with the Chicago White Sox and it appears that those discussions are not dead ye


Red Sox should consider signing Tony Sipp to help fix the bullpen

With their bullpen even weaker than it was last year, the Red Sox should seriously consider bringing former Houston Astros’ reliever Tony Sipp aboard. There’s no way to sugarcoat it: the Boston Red Sox bullpen is bad. It’s been bad for a while now and has only gotten worse this offseason. In 2018, B


White Sox: Exposing Jerry Reinsdorf – Part One of Three

There are many issues restraining the White Sox front office and how they have affected the team, fans and the state of Illinois. It begins with Jerry Reinsdorf. In some cases, it is easy to blame the person in charge for letting things fall apart, but in some cases that is unfair. Like in the case


Yankees spring training: 2019 broadcast schedule

Spring training is finally here. Pitchers and catchers reported to camp last week, and position players will arrive tomorrow (if they haven’t already). The first full squad workout is scheduled for Tuesday, and the Yankees’ first game is on Saturday. They’ll start spring just like they ended fall: p


Cincinnati Reds: MLB Network analyst has bold prediction

MLB Network is making their rounds during Spring Training and they visited the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear. One of their analysts, Eric Byrnes, has a bold prediction. MLB Network is visiting 30 teams in 30 days as part of the network’s lead up to Opening Day. Yesterday they visited the Cincinnati Re