Friday 28th August 2015,
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Verlander Loses No-Hit Bid in Ninth Inning

Verlander Loses No-Hit Bid in Ninth Inning

Justin Verlander has two no-hitters to his credit in his career and flirted with a third this evening vs. the Angels. It’s one thing to lose a no-hitter and it’s another thing entirely to lose one in the ninth inning. Heartbreaking. He had to settle for a complete game shutout. Justin Verlander lost a bid [...]

August 27, 2015 Kevin Burke Headlines, MLB 0

Phillies Trade Chase Utley to Dodgers

Phillies Trade Chase Utley to Dodgers

Chase Utley has been one of the key faces of the recent Philadelphia Phillies core, but age has caught up to him. The 36 year old is not what he used to be, but was a tremendous player in his day. Deciding that they’ve gotten all they can get out of Utley, the Phillies have [...]

August 20, 2015 Kevin Burke Headlines, MLB 0

CC Sabathia Nearly Involved in Toronto Street Fight

CC Sabathia Nearly Involved in Toronto Street Fight

The Yankees were in Toronto for a set against the Blue Jays and CC Sabathia went out for a night on the town. Following his departure from a nightclub, Sabathia found himself nearly getting involved in a street fight of sorts. He doesn’t appear to have gotten injured, but he was definitely in the throws [...]

August 18, 2015 Kevin Burke Headlines, MLB 0

Adrian Beltre Hits For Third Cycle of Career

Adrian Beltre Hits For Third Cycle of Career

Adrian Beltre loves playing in Arlington, Texas. On Monday, he had a nice day at the plate, hitting for the cycle. This was actually his third time hitting for the cycle in his career and they’ve all come where the Texas Rangers call home: twice as a member of the Rangers and once as a [...]

August 4, 2015 Kevin Burke Headlines, MLB 0

Rockies Trade Tulowitzki to Toronto for Jose Reyes

Rockies Trade Tulowitzki to Toronto for Jose Reyes

Near the trade deadline, sometimes there are surprising blockbusters, and then there’s what happened last night. The Rockies dealt their most high-profile player, Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto for Jose Reyes. Tulo is slightly more productive, but Reyes is no slouch. Money-wise, it’s a wash in the near term which makes this such a shocking deal. [...]

July 28, 2015 Kevin Burke Headlines, MLB 0

Zack Greinke’s Scoreless Innings Streak Now at 43 2/3

Zack Greinke’s Scoreless Innings Streak Now at 43 2/3

The Dodgers’ Zack Greinke has been absolutely lighting it up this season. He has virtually been unhittable, while not allowing any runs in his last several outings. Yesterday vs. Washington, he tossed eight scoreless innings, which extends his scoreless streak to a ridiculous 43 2/3 innings. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke was masterful again [...]

July 21, 2015 Kevin Burke Headlines, MLB 0

Mike Trout First Ever Back-to-Back All Star Game MVP

Mike Trout First Ever Back-to-Back All Star Game MVP

Mike Trout is unreal. It’s still tough to fathom how good of a player he is even though he’s been around for several years now. Trout led off last night’s all-star game with a home run, which means he hit for the cycle in lead off at-bats in all-star games. He also earned MVP honors, [...]

July 15, 2015 Kevin Burke Headlines, MLB 0

Yankees and Red Sox Combine For Zero All-Star Starters For First Time Ever

Yankees and Red Sox Combine For Zero All-Star Starters For First Time Ever

The final votes have been tallied and rosters are set for this week’s MLB all-star game. And in an interesting turn of event, for the first time ever, the Midsummer Classic will not have a single player from the Yankees or Red Sox in the starting lineup. In recent memory, the teams have been littered [...]

July 15, 2015 Kevin Burke Headlines, Hot Seat, MLB 0

Bryce Harper to Skip Home Run Derby

Bryce Harper to Skip Home Run Derby

The Home Run Derby seems like fun and games, but it can really take a hitter out of his groove. Bobby Abreu with the Phillies several years back may be the posterchild for this, when he was barely able to hit a home run the second half of the season. There’s some data that suggests [...]

July 7, 2015 Kevin Burke Headlines, MLB 0

Rob Manfred “Open to Change” on Fan All-Star Voting

Rob Manfred “Open to Change” on Fan All-Star Voting

Nine players are needed to field baseball team and as of today, eight members of the Kansas City Royals are slated to start next month’s all-star game if voting ended today. Ever since their surprise World Series appearance last year, the Royals have been a popular team. But even so, eight starters is sort of [...]

June 17, 2015 Kevin Burke Headlines, MLB 0