Yankees turn triple play on Tampa Bay

Yangervis Solarte helped bail CC Sabathia out of trouble in the 2nd inning of New York’s game against the Rays tonight, starting off a classic around-the-horn triple play. As it turns out, Sabathia is no stranger to triple plays while he’s on the mound:

Mike Trout is promoting Marlon Wayans movies, for some reason

When it comes to baseball, Mike Trout is great at just about everything. Sure, you can quibble about his arm strength, but that’s about it. Off the field, however, Trout has a lot of work to do. By all accounts he is a genial, upstanding fellow, but it turns out that he isn’t exactly a […]

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The best defensive plays for the week ending April 16th

It was one of those weeks where the defense doesn’t exactly light the world on fire, but there were still some highlights over the past seven days. April 10th, Athletics vs Twins – Super Dozier! I don’t know where Brian Dozier came from on this play, and I have no idea how he made this […]

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The promise of George Springer

It’s not a secret that baseball fans of all stripes loves prospects; between the lengthy minor league process and the degree of mystery that surrounds even the best young minor league baseball players, baseball’s prospects are different than college football or basketball players or junior hockey players. This phenomenon is not limited to bad small […]

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Dugout Digest – the dumpster fire

  The biggest question I have about the 2014 season so far is this – when do you pull the plug on the dumpster fire in Arizona? Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall said that it’s too early to make any decisions about the futures of Kevin Towers and Kirk Gibson, but something’s gotta give – the […]

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Dugout Digest – rain smashes the northeast

Tuesday night was *not* a good night for MLB teams in the northeast. Rain wiped out four games on the evening, from Detroit to New York. One of those games will be made up today, as the Yankees and Cubs will be playing a day/night doubleheader. We’ll see about the rest, but if there’s one […]


Brooklyn Cyclones to salute ‘Seinfeld’ with Keith Hernandez bobblehead

One of the greatest collisions of baseball and pop culture occurred when Keith Hernandez appeared on Seinfeld in 1992. The former Mets first baseman was a guest-star on a one-hour episode titled “The Boyfriend,” in which Jerry meets Hernandez and the two strike up a friendship (fueled by Seinfeld’s man-crush). To commemorate the 25th anniversary […]

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Transfer rule shows instant replay isn’t quite so simple

Making certain plays more complicated or telling fans that what they think is an out — and has always been an out for as long as we’ve watched the game — probably isn’t what MLB had in mind when implementing a wider version of instant replay this year. Yet two weeks into the 2014 season, […]

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The most exciting walk offs of the week (April 15th edition)

This was a great week for exciting games, but not really a great week for walk off wins. At any rate, here’s your list of this week’s most exciting walk offs. April 8th, Tigers vs Dodgers – taking it back a few years. Carl Crawford wins the game for the Dodgers by doubling in Chone […]

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Matt Moore chooses Tommy John surgery

Add another young arm to the list of those claimed by Tommy John surgery — Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore confirmed Monday night that he’ll be going under the knife to repair his partially torn UCL. Moore tried to throw Monday afternoon, and while the ligament isn’t completely torn, it was pretty clear he couldn’t continue […]

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Dugout Digest – suspended slugfest

While it’s not your Game of the Night from yesterday, last night’s Pirates-Reds game was crazy. The game was suspended due to rain after just six innings, tied at seven. The teams combined for ten homers, and

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Jedd Gyorko latest to sign pre-arb extension

The pre-arbitration extensions for young stars keep on coming. The latest young player to opt for security over maximized earnings: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko. Gyorko’s deal is for 6 years and will pay him $35 million, with a $13 million option for a 7th year. The deal starts this year, covers what would […]


Brett Anderson lands on DL, water is wet

It isn’t baseball season until Brett Anderson lands on the disabled list. Sure enough, the Rockies placed him there yesterday due to a broken finger. Anderson suffered the injury while hitting, which just goes to show what a great idea it was for Colorado to acquire the injury-prone pitcher in the first place. He couldn’t […]