Spring Training rumors, news

Spring Training news, rumors

  • Rays Your Voice: This team just isn’t that good
    • Rays Your Voice: This team just isn’t that good
    Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports But can it get better? It’s now the middle of June. For the most part, the Rays are who they are. There are no more position players on the IL, and for the most part the team looks like the front office planned for it to look entering Spring Training. So on this episode, we come to grips with the reality that this team just isn’t good enough. The 2024 ...2024
  • Washington Nationals news & notes: Nats’ rotation talk; Jesse Winker, his knee, and his first season in D.C.
    • Washington Nationals news & notes: Nats’ rotation talk; Jesse Winker, his knee, and his first season in D.C.
    Notes and quotes before the Nationals start a three-game series with the D-backs... ROTATION ROLLING: Mitchell Parker kept things rolling for the Nationals’ rotation with six strong innings of work on Sunday afternoon, over which he gave up just one earned run. Washington’s starters, the club’s PR folks highlighted in the post game notes after the win, “… have pitched to a 1.03 ERA (4 ER/35.0 IP) ...2024
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  • Ian Anderson to make rehab start on Tuesday, per report
    • Ian Anderson to make rehab start on Tuesday, per report
    Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Anderson continues his journey recovering from elbow surgery. Ian Anderson, who is about 14 months removed from undergoing Tommy John Surgery, will take a big step in his recovery on Tuesday when he makes a rehab start, according to a report from Scott Kennedy. Kennedy added that Anderson will pitch in North Port at the club’s spring training facility, presumab...2024
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  • Sources: A's designate J.D. Davis for assignment
    • Sources: A's designate J.D. Davis for assignment
    Infielder J.D. Davis was designated for assignment by the Oakland A's on Monday, sources told ESPN, three months after the Giants released Davis during spring training and cost him nearly $6 million....2024
  • Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants preview, Monday 6/17, 7:05 CT
    • Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants preview, Monday 6/17, 7:05 CT
    Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images The Cubs open a series against an NL West club. Monday notes... NOT SCORING EARLY: Sunday’s game was the 28th this season in which the Cubs did not score in the first four innings — nearly 40 percent of all 72 games. They did not score until the fifth inning in seven games and until the sixth in six games. Sunday was the fourth game in which they did ...2024
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  • • Diego Castillo Elects Free Agency
    Veteran reliever Diego Castillo has elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Twins last week, per the team’s transaction log at MLB.com. Presumably, he first cleared outright waivers. Minnesota signed Castillo to a minor league deal during spring training and added him to the big league roster in late May. The former…...2024
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Spring Training injury and suspension

  • • Ian Anderson to make rehab start on Tuesday, per report
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  • Baseball history unpacked, June 17
    • Baseball history unpacked, June 17
    Don Kessinger had a day | Photo by: 1970 SPX/Diamond Images via Getty Images A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Dom Kessinger’s perfect day and many other stories. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue is pleased to present a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and ...2024
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  • Monday Rockpile: For either Kris Bryant or the Rockies, enough has to be enough.
    • Monday Rockpile: For either Kris Bryant or the Rockies, enough has to be enough.
    Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, June 17th, 2024 You’ve probably heard this one before. A player for the Colorado Rockies—one who is being paid a very large sum of money by said team—is more injured than expected and has no timetable for return. This is a situation fans of the team are all too familiar with since the Rockies signed Kris Bry...2024
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  • Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Sunday 6/16, 12:05 CT
    • Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Sunday 6/16, 12:05 CT
    Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs go for the series win. Sunday notes... HOME RUN HAPP-ENINGS: Ian Happ’s three-run homer in the seventh inning yesterday was the Cubs’ eighth of the season with two runners on base. They have hit 19 with one aboard and three with the bases loaded, for a total of 30 multi-run homers. That is 44.1 percent of the Cubs’ 68 total homers. They have not fini...2024
  • Chicago Cubs vs. Tampa Bay Rays preview, Thursday 6/13, 5:50 CT
    • Chicago Cubs vs. Tampa Bay Rays preview, Thursday 6/13, 5:50 CT
    Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images The Cubs go for a series win. They haven’t had one in a three-game series in a month. Thursday notes... CODY! CODY! CODY!: Cody Bellinger’s go-ahead three-run homer last night was his second hit of the game. He has made two hits in four consecutive games. He also had a four-game multi-hit streak May 27-30, with exactly two hits in each game. Bellinger h...2024
  • Royals call up Drew Waters, Nick Pratto
    • Royals call up Drew Waters, Nick Pratto
    Photo by Aaron Doster/Getty Images Hunter Renfroe lands on the Injured List The Royals announced they have called up outfielder Drew Waters and first baseman Nick Pratto to the roster, with Hunter Renfroe placed on the Injured List with a fractured toe. Adam Frazier was placed on bereavement leave. Waters played in 98 games for the Royals last year, hitting .228/.300/.377. He was a candid...2024
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  • Braves News: Bats quiet in DC, MLB Pipeline’s mock draft, and more
    • Braves News: Bats quiet in DC, MLB Pipeline’s mock draft, and more
    Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Braves news and notes from Friday. The Atlanta Braves had a pitiful night offensively in Friday’s 2-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. Although Chris Sale was great with ten strikeouts, it wasn’t enough to down the division rivals. The Braves’ lone run came in the eighth when Matt Olson singled to score Marcell Ozuna. 112.4-mph off Matt Olson's bat...2024
  • Yankees' Gerrit Cole slated for second minor league rehab start Sunday with New York's Double-A affiliate
    • Yankees' Gerrit Cole slated for second minor league rehab start Sunday with New York's Double-A affiliate
    Cole went down with nerve inflammation in his elbow in spring training...2024
  • Rockies to call up Greg Jones as Kris Bryant and Sean Bouchard are placed on the 10-day IL
    • Rockies to call up Greg Jones as Kris Bryant and Sean Bouchard are placed on the 10-day IL
    Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Nolan Jones remains on rehab assignment as Greg Jones prepares to make his MLB debut. Michael Toglia has also been recalled. On Thursday afternoon the Colorado Rockies announced that outfielder Sean Bouchard (right ankle sprain) and first baseman/designated hitter Kris Bryant (left rib contusion) were being placed on the 10-day injured list. Bouchard sprained ...2024
  • White Sox Minor League Update: June 3-4, 2024
    • White Sox Minor League Update: June 3-4, 2024
    Hi, hello, I am consummate masher Edgar Quero and I’ll be coming to a White Sox game near you, soon. | S.R. Silver/South Side Sox An abridged night of action still brought full-season wins Programming note: The Dominican Summer League (DSL) is under way, with the DSL White Sox seeing their first game (Monday) postponed by rain but first action underway this morning. Last year, given how s...2024

Spring Training lifestyle

  • Cub Tracks gets into the end zone
    • Cub Tracks gets into the end zone
    Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news and notes plus extras, four days a week. The Cubs put up a seven spot with late runs and looked good in the first game of a weekend series at PNC Park. WELCOME to today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits collection of Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, over...2024
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  • The Rays pummel the White Sox, so let’s tour Chicago together
    • The Rays pummel the White Sox, so let’s tour Chicago together
    Michael Soroka does nothing Monday night against the Rays. | Julio Aguilar/Getty Images Only minimal highlights for a game that sucked absolute butt Happy Tuesday, White Sox friends. You’d be in for a doozy of a recap today, because this game doesn’t deserve your attention, so you’ve earned a little treat for being such a graceful and loyal South Sider. Cubs fans could never (without the ...2024
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  • BCB After Dark: Goodbye Garrett
    • BCB After Dark: Goodbye Garrett
    Photo by Brandon Sloter/Getty Images The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks you if the Cubs make the right move designating Garrett Cooper for asssignment. It’s another Tuesday evening here at BCB After Dark: the coolest nightclub for night owls, early risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. We’re so glad you stopped by this evening. Come on in. New friends and old, all are...2024
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  • A look back on Harry Simpson
    • A look back on Harry Simpson
    Have Suitcase, will travel I don’t think there’s much debate that baseball players today are better than they were 50 or 100 years ago. For one thing, MLB is now integrated. It’s truly an international sport. The second thing is players at nearly all levels now play and work out year-round. With AAU and traveling teams, pre-teen ballplayers probably play more games in a summer than I played in the...2024
  • This Day in Braves History: March 30
    • This Day in Braves History: March 30
    Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images Braves Franchise History 2008 - The Braves and the Nationals play the first game ever at Nationals Park with Atlanta falling 3-2 when Ryan Zimmerman hits a walk-off home run off Peter Moylan. MLB History 1948 - Cardinals pitcher Murry Dickson becomes the first pitcher to throw a nine-inning no-hitter in spring training history. 1966 - Dodgers starte...2024
  • Cub Tracks’ let it rain
    • Cub Tracks’ let it rain
    Photo by Norm Hall/MLB Photos via Getty Images #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news and notes, links and discussion, plus more or less scientific food for thought. A rain-shortened contest. Nobody hurt. WELCOME to today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits collection of Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, overheated, steeped in w...2024
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  • Royals Rumblings - News for March 13, 2024
    • Royals Rumblings - News for March 13, 2024
    Happy Eras Tour Movie on Disney+ Eve! Two things from the team site today: Tuesday’s roster moves were options to Omaha for outfielder Tyler Gentry and RHP John McMillon. Anne Rogers took advantage of the rare opportunity to dig into Spring Training Statcast date on Cole Ragans’s game: The max 99.5 mph velocity from Cole Ragans was more of the same from the Royals starter looking to build on his ...2024
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  • Outside The Confines: Shohei Ohtani’s surprise wedding
    • Outside The Confines: Shohei Ohtani’s surprise wedding
    Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The superstar posted the news to social media. Surprise! Shohei Ohtani has tied the knot, and for someone worth nearly a billion dollars, and a superstar athlete in both his native Japan and his present home of the US, one might expect some high-profile nuptials, but instead Ohtani has kept his wedding relatively quiet. Ohtani has married a woman from Japan ...2024
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  • Royals Rumblings - News for February 16, 2024
    • Royals Rumblings - News for February 16, 2024
    Ok, that’s pretty funny | Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images There are baseball players doing real baseball things in Arizona and Florida! Baseball is back (!), which means Anne Rogers newsletter is back! She looks at three storylines for this spring: Vinnie Pasquantino’s return to the lineup It’s been eight months since Pasquantino appeared in the Royals’ lineup after rig...2024
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  • Woman umpire Jen Pawol will work some MLB Spring Training games
    • Woman umpire Jen Pawol will work some MLB Spring Training games
    Jen Pawol during an Arizona Fall League game in October 2023 | Photo by Zac BonDurant/MLB Photos We might be getting close to seeing a woman umpire in the major leagues. Today, Major League Baseball announced the names of several umpires who will be working Spring Training games in Arizona and Florida along with the full-time MLB umpiring staff. Among those names was Jen Pawol, who has bee...2024
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Timeline

  • 2024
    "Sandoval is expected to join the club on a minor league deal with a non-roster invitation to big league Spring Training."

  • 2023
    "The beginning of the 2021 season was also affected by the pandemic, with Spring Training shortened."

  • 2022
    "Atlanta Braves Bring Back Veteran Reliever Jesse Chavez"

  • 2021
    "Tylor Megill came out of nowhere to become potential Mets saving grace"

  • 2020
    "Sources: MLB finalizing return-to-play proposal"

  • 2019
    "It’s a minor league deal with a non-roster invitation for Spring Training."

  • 2018
    "Yanks acquire QB Wilson in trade with Rangers"

  • 2017
    "The first home run of Spring Training 2017 belongs to the Yankees' Didi Gregorius, who went deep on the first pitch he saw in Friday's Grapefruit League opener against the Phillies."

  • 2016
    "Pirates Fan Saves Kid in the Stands from Getting Hit in the Face with Bat"

  • 2015
    "QB Wilson accepts invite to spring training"

  • 2014
    "The World Series-champion Giants will open their Spring Training schedule on March 3 against the Athletics at newly renovated HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz."

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Spring Training trade rumors, contract, salary rumors

  • • Monday Rockpile: For either Kris Bryant or the Rockies, enough has to be enough.
    2024
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  • A look at the Cubs offense this season
    • A look at the Cubs offense this season
    Mike Tauchman bats against the White Sox at Wrigley Field | Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images The Cubs bats could use a boost. After a hot start to the season that saw the Cubs begin the year 18-10, setting a franchise record for wins before May 1, the team’s bats have cooled off considerably. The starting pitching has continued to be solid, but outside of the rotation there have been issu...2024
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  • • Giants Release Donny Sands
    The Giants have released catcher Donny Sands, according to his transaction log at MLB.com. The 28-year-old signed a minor league deal with the club in mid-May after the Tigers released him at the end of spring training. The Yankees selected Sands in the eighth round of the 2015 draft, and he spent the next seven seasons…...2024
  • • Phillies Release Beau Burrows
    The Phillies released Beau Burrows from his minor league deal, per the transaction log at MLB.com. The former first-round pick had signed with Philadelphia at the end of Spring Training. Burrows was selected by the Tigers with the 22nd pick of the 2015 draft. The Texas native was a top 100 caliber prospect early in his…...2024
  • Braves promoting Hurston Waldrep to start Sunday’s game in Washington
    • Braves promoting Hurston Waldrep to start Sunday’s game in Washington
    Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Hurston Waldrep will make his major league debut for the Braves Sunday. Another top pitching for the Atlanta Braves is set for his major league debut. 2023 first round pick Hurston Waldrep is with the Braves in Washington and will start Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. Hurston W...2024
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  • • Braves News: Bats quiet in DC, MLB Pipeline’s mock draft, and more
    2024
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  • • Rockies to call up Greg Jones as Kris Bryant and Sean Bouchard are placed on the 10-day IL
    2024
  • Wednesday Rockpile: The curious case of Michael Toglia
    • Wednesday Rockpile: The curious case of Michael Toglia
    Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, June 5, 2024 When drafted in the first round by the Colorado Rockies out of UCLA in 2019, the assumption was that Michael Toglia was going to be the next great Rockies first baseman and fill a void left by Hall of Famer Todd Helton. As he rose through the farm system it was quite clear that To...2024
  • A’s pitcher Michael Kelly, four others disciplined by MLB for betting on baseball
    • A’s pitcher Michael Kelly, four others disciplined by MLB for betting on baseball
    Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images They broke the one rule that should never be broken. Monday, a Wall Street Journal article by Jared Diamond and Lindsey Adler revealed that former MLB player Tucupita Marcano (now in the Padres organization on their injured list) might face a lifetime ban from the sport for violating Rule 21, the MLB rule that forbids betting on baseball. That rule states: “...2024
  • 2024 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 60
    • 2024 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 60
    Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images The Cubs’ descent continues in a 5-2 loss. If this free fall were any worse for the Cubs, oxygen masks would need to deploy. They continue to nose dive without a lot of sign of it ending. When they do win, it looks like Saturday night, a gritty win that a bounce here or there would have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. The oddest thing to me ...2024
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Spring Training stats and results

  • • Rays Your Voice: This team just isn’t that good
    2024
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  • • Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants preview, Monday 6/17, 7:05 CT
    2024
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  • • Monday Rockpile: For either Kris Bryant or the Rockies, enough has to be enough.
    2024
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  • • A look at the Cubs offense this season
    2024
    Continue with Mike Tauchman
  • • Braves News: Bats quiet in DC, MLB Pipeline’s mock draft, and more
    2024
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  • • Wednesday Rockpile: The curious case of Michael Toglia
    2024
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  • • 2024 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 60
    2024
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  • • AL Week 11 Strategy-June 1, 2024
    In The Field 2B Brandon Drury (hamstring) told Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com that he expects to return from the IL on June 11. He has been out since May 9 with this injury but has been able to ramp up his activity level. Drury will need a rehab assignment prior to being activated so that will give a more concrete date for his return. The most likely scenario when he returns is that 3B Luis Guillorm...2024
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  • Washington Nationals news & notes: Nats drop series opener to Guardians, 7-1 + starter talk...
    • Washington Nationals news & notes: Nats drop series opener to Guardians, 7-1 + starter talk...
    Notes and quotes from the Nationals’ 7-1 loss to the Guardians in Cleveland... PITCHING, PITCHING, PITCHING ... AND DEFENSE: Washington’s pitching staff, starters and relievers combined, finished the four-game series in Atlanta with the 11th best ERA in the majors (3.83) and the fourth-best FIP (3.58). Nationals’ starters’ 3.93 ERA was ranked 14th out of 30, with their 3.55 FIP ranked 6th. The re...2024
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  • Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Friday 5/31, 1:20 CT
    • Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Friday 5/31, 1:20 CT
    Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images The Cubs open a series at Wrigley against a division rival. Friday notes... MILESTONE ALERT: The Cubs’ next home run vs. the Reds will be their 1,600th in the rivalry, which began in 1890, when the Reds jumped to the National League from the American Association, where they had begun play in 1882. The Cubs have hit more homers against only one team: 1,6...2024

Spring Training parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • • Washington Nationals news & notes: Nats’ rotation talk; Jesse Winker, his knee, and his first season in D.C.
    2024
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  • • White Sox Minor League Update: June 3-4, 2024
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  • • Wednesday Rockpile: The curious case of Michael Toglia
    2024
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  • • 2024 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 60
    2024
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  • Who needs Gerrit Cole when the Yankees have Luis Gil?
    • Who needs Gerrit Cole when the Yankees have Luis Gil?
    Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images If Gerrit Cole hadn't gotten injured, Luis Gil likely wouldn't be here. Yet here he is, thriving in the spotlight as the hottest pitcher for the Yankees. Expectations are always relative but one thing that remains constant in the baseball world is expectations being sky high for the New York Yankees. With that in mind, last season was just about as close ...2024
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  • Some Braves trades hurt your heart more than others
    • Some Braves trades hurt your heart more than others
    It’s so hard, to say goodbye, to yesterday. | Photo by Matthew Grimes Jr./Atlanta Braves/Getty Images Seeing your favorite player traded can leave scars that never fully heal. Here are some of the Braves players whose trade from Atlanta cause pain amongst the fanbase. June is right around the corner and before you know it rumors will be rampant as the trade deadline approaches - unless you...2024
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  • A look back at the best-pitched games in Royals history
    • A look back at the best-pitched games in Royals history
    Bill James-style. As the years roll by it’s easy to forget about some of the important historical landmarks in team history. One area that’s always fascinated me is Pitching Game Score, developed by Bill James. This score attempts to gauge a starting pitcher's performance and with complete games becoming a rarity, I wanted to look back at the Royals’ highest Game Score ever. Here is the formula de...2024
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  • Outside The Confines: A retiring Angel
    • Outside The Confines: A retiring Angel
    Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images The much maligned umpire has announced his retirement Usually, when we report news on retirements, it’s about a long-tenured player, or a multi-World Series-winning team manager, but the absolute biggest news of the week was the announcement that umpire Angel Hernandez was planning to retire. Umpires bear a certain amount of negativity from MLB fans, bu...2024
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  • Jordan Beck adjusts to the ups and downs of a big league life
    • Jordan Beck adjusts to the ups and downs of a big league life
    Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images Colorado Rockies News and Notes for Tuesday, May 28, 2024 It’s been a big May for Jordan Beck. After a scalding spring training (.370/.433/.519; .952 OPS), Beck began the 2023 season as an Albuquerque Isotope and #6 on our PuRPs list. Back in February, Jeff Aberle wrote, “If the opportunity arises, Beck could conceivably be a big-league factor as so...2024
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  • Monday Rockpile and Weekly Pebble Report: The Rockies have an outfielder problem
    • Monday Rockpile and Weekly Pebble Report: The Rockies have an outfielder problem
    Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, May 27th, 2024 The Colorado Rockies are now 52 games into the 2024 season and are once again locked into an all-too-familiar situation: the outfield is crowded, an under-performing veteran is getting far too much playing time, and there are tough decisions to make when it comes to this organization’s futur...2024

Top Spring Training news

  • • Pirates Fan Saves Kid in the Stands from Getting Hit in the Face with Bat
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  • • QB Wilson accepts invite to spring training
    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has again accepted an offer to appear at the Rangers' spring training complex in Surprise, Arizona....2015
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  • • Sources: MLB finalizing return-to-play proposal
    MLB expects to offer a return-to-play proposal to the players' union within a week as teams have begun to encourage players to prepare for a "spring" training that could begin in mid-June and a season that would start in early July, sources told ESPN....2020
  • • Will Ferrell to play every position for 10 teams in one day
    In a role filled with hopes and dreams, Will Ferrell will be at five different Spring Training ballparks in Arizona on Thursday as production begins on a new HBO special from "Funny Or Die," in partnership with Major League Baseball. Dedicating the special to the fight against cancer, Ferrell is also honoring the historic feat of Bert Campaneris five decades ago by playing every position on the fi...2015
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  • • Sources: MLB plans to suspend spring training
    Spring training is expected to be suspended Thursday, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan, and the start of the season is likely to be delayed....2020
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  • • Will Ferrell to play every position for 10 teams in one day
    In a role filled with hopes and dreams, Will Ferrell will be at five different Spring Training ballparks in Arizona on Thursday as production begins on a new HBO special from "Funny Or Die," in partnership with Major League Baseball. Dedicating the special to the fight against cancer, Ferrell is also honoring the historic feat of Bert Campaneris five decades ago by playing every position on the fi...2015
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  • • Report: Russell Wilson to appear at Rangers' spring training again in 2015
    2015
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  • • Kelly locks down Yanks as Sox secure series win
    Joe Kelly, slowed by a right biceps injury in Spring Training, was superb in his first start of 2015, retiring 17 straight Yankees during one stretch of his seven innings of one-hit ball in Boston's 8-4 win over the Yankees. Adam Warren tossed 5 1/3 innings to take the loss for New York....2015
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Spring Training fantasy rankings and news

  • • AL Week 11 Strategy-June 1, 2024
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  • • AL Week 9 Strategy-May 18, 2024
    In The Field OF Byron Buxton (knee) started a rehab assignment on Wednesday. He went 0-3 with 2 K's but was playing centerfield which is a good sign after spending last year as a DH. He was activated on Saturday and OF Austin Martin was optioned to Triple-A. He hit The issue with Buxton is no longer just injury-related. His skills have declined. He has seen his strikeout rate increase (32% K) an...2024
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  • • The Rays pummel the White Sox, so let’s tour Chicago together
    2024
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  • • AL Week 5 Strategy-April 20, 2024
    In The Field OF Tyler O'Neill (concussion) has been placed on the concussion IL. He hopes to be activated on Tuesday when first eligible to return. O'Neill has started off strong (.313 AVG with 7 HR, 14 R, 8 RBI, and 1 SB). He has shown good plate skills (18% BB, 21% K) while crushing the ball (23% Barrels). 3B Rafael Devers is now dealing with a knee injury in addition to the shoulder injury th...2024
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  • A Game of Groans
    • A Game of Groans
    Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Much like the smash hit TV series about a quest for power, the 8th season of the White Sox rebuild is letting fans down. But even after a historically bad start, showrunner Jerry Reinsdorf appears keen to do nothing but watch it burn. Chaos is a Ladder Jerry Reinsdorf — the beleaguered owner of the Chicago White Sox — grimaced in disgust as he watched his team ...2024
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  • • Pitching Roundup - April 20, 2024
    A.J. Puk, SP, Marlins A.J. Puk was hit hard again on Friday, allowing seven runs on seven hits and three walks in three innings. This start raised his ERA to 9.22 and brought his K:BB to 12:17 on the season. He has shown very little promise as a starter thus far, failing to pitch 5 innings in all four of his starts. He is unable to throw strikes consistently, with his 24.1% BB% ranking in the 1st ...2024
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  • • AL Week 3 Strategy-April6, 2024
    American League In The Field The Athletics have optioned OF Esteury Ruiz to Triple-A. This is huge news for those who drafted Ruiz to be a big part of their stolen base plan. He hit .254 with 5 HR and 67 SB last year in 132 GP but struggled in spring (.236 AVG with 31% K). The Athletics have said that they want him to lead off and play every day which is why he is at Triple-A. Something smells...2024
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  • Dumpst ... I mean ... roster diving
    • Dumpst ... I mean ... roster diving
    The fate of the White Sox largely centers on the success of the players surrounding Luis Robert Jr. in the lineup. | Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Let’s take an early-season look at [gestures wildly] THIS Staring down the barrel of this upcoming season, you might find yourself asking some very real and sincere questions about the makeup of your 2024 Chicago White Sox. Like, why were there o...2024
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  • • Solo Trout - April 2nd, 2024
    Mike Trout, OF, LAA Trout hit his second and third homers of the season on Monday evening in Miami. All of his homers have been solo shots, and he hasn't driven in anyone else besides himself, which seems par for the course for the Angels franchise. What's more surprising is that Trout walked for the first time this season in the contest. His current 6.7% BB% and 70.0% Z-Contact% are well below hi...2024
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  • • Opening Day is Here - March 27th, 2024
    Available Opening Day Starters  If you have room on your roster and want to get someone on the mound out of the gates tomorrow, here are some Opening Day starters that should be available in free agency. Garrett Crochet, CHW (7.8% ROST) The 24-year-old southpaw is getting the nod tomorrow against the Tigers. Crochet has made 72 relief appearances in his three-year big league career, but this will...2024
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Spring Training schedule, game

  • • Rays Your Voice: This team just isn’t that good
    2024
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  • • Washington Nationals news & notes: Nats’ rotation talk; Jesse Winker, his knee, and his first season in D.C.
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