First, what was the trade? The Blue Jays acquired R.A. Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and Minor League catcher Mike Nickeas. In return, the Mets acquired top prospects Travis d'Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard, along with veteran catcher John Buck and Minor Leaguer Wuilmer Becerra.
Many thought the trade from the start was
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After his revenge performance against the Nationals, it's time to look at Rivero for what he is: an elite reliever. There's really no way around it now. The Nationals have to be kicking themselves for giving him up in the Melancon trade. It's not hard to see how
For those of you who don’t know, the first overall pick in the 2009 draft was none other than Stephen Strasburg. However, for this article we are going to assume that the Washington Nationals selected Mike Trout over Stephen Strasburg.
Bud Selig steps to the podium.
With the first selection,
Last night I sat down for a nice 2 ½ hour, 9 inning game between the Giants and the Reds. This was at 7:15. I was not ready for the horrors waiting for me.
7:25: Wow, a nice home run from Span! This game could be a blowout, which will end
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I'm going to be blunt here: the Pirates have had a bad opening to the season. That's how it is. We should be used to bad Aprils by now. The Pirates have always been a slow roll type of team. It hasn't been all bad though. One rookie
Baseball just keeps expanding.
Last night, Gift Ngoepe became the first African born player to reach the majors. He also became the first African born player to get a hit in MLB. It wasn't an easy hit either. It came off of one of the best pitchers in baseball in John
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Ivan Nova is an elite pitcher.
I bet that's not a sentence most people expected to hear in 2017. Nova's career has been up and down at best with struggles in control and health. That was the way it was. Until, he was traded to Pittsburgh.
Over the last
What if I told you a guy who hadn’t played in the majors since 2012 returned this season and has turned into a power hitting machine. Would you believe me, or no?
Well start believing it because Brewers outfielder Eric Thames is doing just that. Thames was never a household name
Cutch is back. There isn't an argument anymore. After the loss of Marte with his 80 game PED suspension, McCutchen was plugged back into center field. He made the most of his opportunity. Over the course of the Cardinals series, Cutch showed a fire that was missing most of
Last week wasn't the best, but there's things to learn from it.
The rotation is good.
With the exception of Glasnow (although his control looks better today with 7 Ks and 2 BB) and the shaken Cole (his first two starts) the rotation is looking solid. Taillon is a monster