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Date Added: 2011-11-02 20:45:08
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A.J. Griffin to seek second opinion on ailing elbow
While the Oakland A’s expected to ride their young starting pitching this season, few could have expected them to remain right in the thick of contention in the AL West once they lost two of those arms to injury. Before Spring Training broke, Oakland was forced to place both Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin on […] A.J. Griffin to seek second opinion on ailing elbow -

400 pound replica Wrigley Field cake found in dumpster
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field was meant to be a joyful day for the Chicago Cubs, up until the team’s bullpen elected to have a very Cubs-like meltdown which ultimately cost the team a win against the worst team in Major League Baseball. Add in an injury that will keep outfielder Justin Ruggiano […] 400 pound replica Wrigley Field cake found in ...

NL East Weekly Highlights
Here is a recap of some weekly highlights from teams around the NL East.  Walk-offs and pitching dominance are surrounding this division this season. Atlanta Braves Evan Gattis had a walk-off home run against the Miami Marlins as Atlanta is in first place in the NL East.  Gattis has big shoes to fill after Brian […] NL East Weekly Highlights -

The man, the myth, the speed: Is Billy Hamilton a Major Leaguer?
When Billy Hamilton was called up to the big leagues in September of 2013, he made a big impact. As the Cincinnati Red’s secret weapon off the bench, Hamilton stole 13 bases and scored nine runs in only 13 games. With prolific leadoff man Shin-Soo Choo signing elsewhere during the offseason, the Reds put their […] The man, the myth, the speed: Is Billy Hamilton a Major...

Travis Ishikawa elects free agency
It was inevitable that the left-handed first baseman would be out of Pittsburgh. Pirates first baseman Travis Ishikawa was designated for assignment Friday. After clearing waivers on Wednesday, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, he was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis by Pittsburgh. Since he had been outrighted to the minors previously before, he had the option […] T...

On Brawls and their place in baseball
Baseball is and always has been the gentleman in the room. The other sports are seen as violent and chaotic but baseball is viewed through a different lens; it’s orderly and neat, the players take their turns and good times are had all ’round. This shows through in a lot of the players and coaches […] On Brawls and their place in baseball -

Miami Marlins: Is Giancarlo Stanton primed for a big year?
Many people are believing in the hype of Giancarlo Stanton and thus far he is living up to it, to say the least. The young star Stanton is having arguably the best start of his career. Stanton’s average is currently sitting at .282 and he’s also hit six home runs. The most impressive stat for […] Miami Marlins: Is Giancarlo Stanton primed for a big year? -

MRI reveals stress fracture for Mark Trumbo
With nearly the entire roster already underperforming, the last thing that the Arizona Diamondbacks needed was yet another injury forcing one of their key players out of the lineup for an extended period of time. That is just what they are facing, however, after revealing tonight that left fielder Mark Trumbo – the team’s biggest […] MRI reveals stress fracture for Mark Trum...

Pine tar results in ejection for Michael Pineda (video)
  Michael Pineda apparently didn’t get the message after the pine tar on his hand during a start last week against the Boston Red Sox was a major topic of discussion following the game. His response at the time was simply that it was dirt, and nothing more. Pineda had allowed just one earned run […] Pine tar results in ejection for Michael Pineda (video) -

San Diego Padres: Josh Johnson to have Tommy John surgery
According to’s Corey Brock, San Diego Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will have Tommy John Surgery on Thursday. Reports indicated that the exam by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews showed damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in Johnson’s right elbow. Like many other pitchers in baseball, Johnson has a history with Andrews. Dr. Andrews did the cleanup […]

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San Francisco Giants: Matt Cain’s poor start a concern?
The San Francisco Giants definitely came into the 2014 season with questions surrounding their roster, but not many expected pitcher Matt Cain to be a question mark this early into the schedule. Cain is still winless on the season after getting roughed up against the Colorado Rockies in Wednesday’s afternoon game. Cain pitched into the 7th […] San Francisco Gia...

Should the Texas Rangers consider trading for Nick Hundley?
Late Tuesday night, San Diego Union-Tribune’s Dennis Lin reported that the San Diego Padres were tinkering with the idea of dealing catcher Nick Hundley. The 30-year-old veteran has been with San Diego his whole career and experienced ups and downs. His last two seasons have been especially rough, encountering injuries and offensive struggles. Hundley has been […] Sho...

Washington Nationals play host for yet another milestone
In the near ten years that the Washington Nationals have existed the franchise has seen themselves involved in a host of player milestones, yet they’ve been on the receiving end of each and every one of them. It is a somewhat unprecedented feat that few organizations can claim in recent years. Tuesday night marked just […] Washington Nationals play host for yet an...

Wrigley Field set to celebrate it’s 100th anniversary
Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs and one of the most storied stadiums in baseball history, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of it’s original opening today. A host of festivities have been planned to commemorate the event and at least for today, much of the baseball world’s attention will be squarely focused on […] Wrigley Field set to celebrate it’...

Texas Rangers: Kevin Kouzmanoff, an unlikely hero
When the Texas Rangers placed star third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list with a left quad injury, some feared Texas would struggle to get offensive production out of the left side of their infield. Thankfully for Texas, they received a gift from the baseball gods, and he goes by the name of […] Texas Rangers: Kevin Kouzmanoff, an unlikely hero -

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