Category: Baseball

Aaron Boone’s No. 17? It’s Personal, Not Motivational

It may have to come from within. Their new manager, Aaron Boone, will wear No. 17.The number is meaningful only to Boone. He was given No. 17 by the Cincinnati…

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Dominic Smith Is Benched After Late Arrival at a Mets Meeting

Zack Wheeler, who is fighting for a spot on the major league roster, as either a back-of-the-rotation starter or a reliever, looked impressive in a one-inning outing. He threw 15…

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The Best Of MLB Photo Day 2018

MLB Photo Day has once again come and gone. A non-scientific survey of the resulting images suggests there’s an increase in bespectacled pitchers, which is great because they look that…

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It Just Keeps Getting Worse For The Rays

Photo credit: Lynne Sladky/APThe Tampa Bay Rays, whose offseason has rivaled that of the Marlins in terms of self-immolation, were dealt a blow yesterday that was not self-inflicted.Top pitching prospect…

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On Baseball: Alex Cora Is the Very Model of a Modern Baseball Manager

Sometimes Pedroia would reach out to Cora, who had dressed in the next locker as a fellow Red Sox infielder in Pedroia’s first three seasons, from 2006 to 2008. “Everything…

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Mariners Pitcher Rob Whalen On Dealing With Depression: “We Need To Change The Stigma That You’re Fragile If You Talk About It”

Photo Credit: Adam Glanzman/GettySeattle Mariners pitcher Rob Whalen spoke at length about his struggle with depression—which caused him to temporarily step away from baseball last season—in an interview published today…

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Engelb Vielma Tracker: More Hot Engelb Vielma Moves And Anagrams Here

Photo Credit: David Goldman/APIt’s been nearly a month since the last installation of the Engelb Vielma Tracker, which chronicled the many times that the career minor-leaguer was claimed off waivers…

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Yankees Acquire Brandon Drury as Infield Insurance

Photo Brandon Drury before the Diamondbacks’ wild-card game in October. He has 31 home runs in two-plus seasons with Arizona. Credit Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Faced with…

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The Rays Are Being Stripped For Parts 

Photo: Brian Blanco/GettyThe Miami Marlins are not the only Florida-based baseball team who will be punting on the 2018 season. Since the start of the offseason, the Rays have traded…

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Bryce Harper Forced Don Mattingly Into Clowning Himself

Photo credit: David Zalubowski/APThe Marlins are a cynical disaster of a franchise with no apparent interest in winning baseball games, and the obviousness of all that has put the actual…

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