Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

Manfred should consider Wild Card Game tweak

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has not made many waves in his first year of replacing Bud Selig, but he should consider a significant tweak to the Wild Card system this offseason. As things currently stand, due to geographical circumstance the top three teams in the National League all reside in ...

Cubs must NOT start Jon Lester in Wild Card game

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Here is a modest proposal for Cubs manager Joe Maddon: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER CAN YOU START JON LESTER OVER JAKE ARRIETA IN A WILD CARD PLAYOFF GAME. That's as modestly as I can get the point across, at any rate, though some non-caps lock talking points would probably allow my ...

Sunday a banner day for hitting pitchers

Monday, August 17th, 2015

For one day, pitchers with bats told the designated hitter rule to suck it. Two aces, the Dodgers' Zach Greinke and the Giants' Madison Bumgarner, helped their own cause with home runs on Sunday. Bumgarner blasted his fourth home run of the season and also added a double in a 5-0 win ...

Matt Kemp hits for first cycle in Padres history

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

The San Diego Padres had played 7,443 games in their history entering Friday night, and the franchise had never had a player hit for the cycle. So when Matt Kemp stepped to the plate in the top of the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies needing only a triple to ...

Doug Melvin Returned Brewers to Relevance

Friday, August 14th, 2015

After months of speculation regarding his future with the Milwaukee Brewers, Doug Melvin brought the rumors to an end Tuesday by announcing that he’s ready to step down as the franchise’s general manager and transition into an advisory role.

Don’t look now but Madison Bumgarner is heating up

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Last October, San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner went on an insane roll to absolutely dominate the postseason. During the playoffs he went 4-1 with a save, a 1.03 ERA, 0.65 WHIP, two shutouts and 45 strikeouts in 52.2 innings while leading the Giants to a World Series title. Don't ...

Report: Chase Utley put on waivers by Phillies

Monday, August 10th, 2015

In a move that has been long suspected, the Philadelphia Phillies have placed second baseman Chase Utley on revocable waivers in an attempt to move the 36-year-old. Utley has spent his entire 13-year career in Philadelphia and would have full no-trade protection if he were to slip through waivers unclaimed. Utley ...

Video: Squirrel interrupts Royals-Tigers game

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals were in the middle of an intense contest on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park when something crazy happened. The game was tied 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth inning when a squirrel - yes a squirrel - caused a break in the ...