Tag: MLB

Wilson Ramos

Trade Deadline Winners: Mariners, Phillies, Dodgers and Indians

Playing quick Statis-Pro baseball games to track the current season (current standings and updates here) gives a quick read on which teams benefited the most and were hurt the most by July trades through the July 31 midnight deadline. The following rates the impact of trades on each team based on the team acquiring a GREAT Statis-Pro player card (+5) and in turn a (-5) for the team that lost the player.

Tommy Pham

Cardinals Deal Pham to Rays As Trading Deadline Arrives

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays for three minor league players, outfielder Justin Williams, left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera and right-handed pitcher Roel Ramirez.

Manny Machado

Dodgers Acquire All-Star Shortstop Machado from Orioles

Los Angeles (AFP) – All-Star shortstop Manny Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, filling a key need as the reigning National League champions seek their first Major League Baseball title since 1988.

Josh Hader

Brewers’ Josh Hader Apologizes After Old, Racist and Homophobic Tweets Emerge

Going up against the best hitters in the American League, Brewers pitcher Josh Hader had to allow for the possibility that he could have a bad night at the All-Star Game. However, it’s doubtful he anticipated that his rough night on the mound would pale in comparison to his rough night in the media.

All-Star Game

Ranking the Top 40 All-Time Teams Prior to the All-Star Game

Breitbart readers who apparently shared my fond memories of baseball board games now can pit Boston Red Sox’ Carl Yastrzemski from the ultimate deadball season of 1968 on a level playing field with the Yankees’ Joe DiMaggio’s Statis-Pro card from the liveball 1939 season when he hit .381.

Mike Matheny

Cardinals Abruptly Fire Manager Mike Matheny

Los Angeles (AFP) – The St. Louis Cardinals abruptly fired manager Mike Matheny on Saturday, ending his tenure with the Major League Baseball club after six and a half seasons.

Cleveland Indians

In a Weak AL Central, Cleveland Has the Clearest Path to the World Series

Our sixth and final baseball review makes it clear the Cleveland Indians are the best bet in baseball this year for one simple reason – all that matters in baseball is winning your division. Finishing with a better record to host the wildcard game or divisional playoff series is meaningless.

GTY Jennifer Stewart

SF Giants’ Brandon Belt Blames Russia for Losing All-Star Final Vote

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt finished second to Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar in MLB’s Final Vote for the National League All-Star team, and he said Russia may have interfered with the election. “First off, I just

Altuve

Houston’s Altuve Tops Voting for Baseball All-Star Game

Washington (AFP) – Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve received a pace-setting 4.84 million votes in fan balloting totals unveiled on Sunday that decided starters for the 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Ohtani

Angels Hope Ohtani Return Can Prevent 2nd Astros World Series

Texans celebrated their first World Series last year when the Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, but there may be another Texas vs. California battle in the AL playoffs if the other Los Angeles team gets healthy. Especially, if Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani, can pick up where he left off.

AP Matt Smith

Watch: Fly Ball Hits Tim Tebow in the Head

Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow kept his head in the game Monday night against the Portland Sea Dogs. Red Sox prospect Josh Ockimey hit an opposite-field shot off of Portland’s Green Monster replica. The ball bounced off the wall