Tag "MLB News"

Leandre: Sign Stealing Isn’t a Big Deal

The Houston Astros had one of their former pitchers come forward about illegal sign stealing by way of electronics. With that in mind, how much did they benefit from that?

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Leandre: Top 10 Hall of Fame Cases for 2020

Jordan Leandre makes the case for 10 players to be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Report: Martinez Opts Into Contract for 2020

The moment everyone in Red Sox Nation has been waiting for since the World Series ended: J.D. Martinez has decided to not opt-out of his contract. JD is not opting out of Boston deal — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 4, 2019 He

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Report: Red Sox Claim Southpaw Reliever

Chaim Bloom and Brian O’Halloran’s inaugural move as Chief Baseball Officer and General Manager was claiming left-handed reliever Josh Osich off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. The #RedSox today claimed LHP Josh Osich off waivers from the Chicago White

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Cleveland Indians 2019 Season Recap

Another year goes by, but the collapse in the 2016 World Series still stings for the Cleveland Indians. After winning 22 straight in 2017, and winning their third straight division title in 2018, the Indians failed to make the playoffs in 2019.

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Report: Postseason Hero Interested in Vacated Coaching Role

Bloody sock. Making 55,000 people from New York shut up. Winning two World Series in Boston (three overall). Just a few ways to describe the career of ex-Red Sox ace Curt Schilling’s tenure pitching for Boston’s beloved baseball team. The

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On to 2020: Red Sox Starting Pitching Targets

Great baseball usually starts and ends with great pitching, and the 2019 Red Sox have been suspect at best in starting and finishing a ballgame.

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Leandre: Predicting the MLB Trade Deadline

This time of the season in Major League Baseball is like none other. Especially when there are a bunch of bubble teams that have a laundry list of attractive commodities on the roster.

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Three “Openers” That Are Worth A Look In Fantasy Leagues

The “opener” has slowly begun to take over baseball. Its purpose is to start a high-leverage reliever and let him throw for an inning or two so that your starter doesn’t have to face the opposing lineup more than twice. Let’s get into it.

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Starting Pitchers That Need An Opener (Part One)

Some pitchers are absolutely dominant to begin a game. Many even carry it into the middle and later innings. Unfortunately, there are those guys who just can’t get through the opposing batting order more than two times. Today, we will focus on these players who specifically can’t get through the order for a third time. You won’t see names like Edwin Jackson on here who is bad no matter how many times he has gone through the order.

For those who don’t know, the opener is a pitcher, usually a reliever, who starts the game and pitches an inning or two to allow for the starter to only have to face the lineup two times. Let’s get into it.

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