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Former MLB Players Killed in Car Accident

Former MLB Players Killed in Car Accident

Former MLB infielders Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash in Venezuela on Thursday. Their club, Cardenales de Lara, confirmed the deaths of Valbuena and Castillo. Both played Thursday night prior to the accident. At some point after the game, the vehicle they were in either hit a rock or swerved [...]

December 7, 2018 admin Headlines, MLB 0

Washington Nationals Sign Patrick Corbin

Washington Nationals Sign Patrick Corbin

The Nationals have agreed to a six-year deal $140 million contract with free-agent Patrick Corbin. The deal, which is pending a physical, was first reported by the Washington Post and will include deferrals. Both the Yankees and Phillies had made offers to Corbin, but these were for 5 year contracts unlike the Nationals who offered [...]

December 5, 2018 admin Headlines, MLB 0

Dodgers’ Jansen is Doing Well After Heart Surgery

Dodgers’ Jansen is Doing Well After Heart Surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen is expecting to return to baseball this spring after undergoing a five-and-a-half-hour heart surgery on Monday. The procedure he underwent is known as an ablation. It involves scarring or destroying tissue that sends incorrect electrical signals to cause an abnormal heart rhythm and according to Jansen it went “fantastic.” He [...]

November 29, 2018 admin Headlines, MLB 0

Adrian Beltre Retires After 21 Seasons

Adrian Beltre Retires After 21 Seasons

Texas Ranger Adrian Beltre has announced his retirement after 21 seasons. “After careful consideration and many sleepless nights, I have made the decision to retire from what I’ve been doing my whole life, which is playing baseball, the game I love,” he wrote. “I have thought about it a lot and although I appreciate all [...]

November 20, 2018 admin Headlines, MLB 0

NY Mets’ Jacob deGrom Wins NL Cy Young Award

NY Mets’ Jacob deGrom Wins NL Cy Young Award

On Wednesday, New York Mets’ Jacob deGrom received 29 of 30 first-place votes to take home his first National League Cy Young Award. Despite a season marred by narrow defeats, the Mets ace wasn’t penalized for his lack of wins, and he blew away Max Scherzer in the voting. DeGrom had the fewest victories, only [...]

November 15, 2018 admin Headlines, MLB 0

Minnesota Twins to Hire Rocco Baldelli as Manager

Minnesota Twins to Hire Rocco Baldelli as Manager

On Thursday, during a press conference, the Minnesota Twins are expected to announce the hiring of Rocco Baldelli as the club’s new manager. Baldelli will become the 14th manager in Twins history and has previously served as the field coordinator for the Tampa Bay Rays. Rocco predominately played as an outfielder for the Rays, but [...]

October 25, 2018 admin Headlines, MLB 0

Dodgers’ Kike Hernandez Calls Out Fans For Booing

Dodgers’ Kike Hernandez Calls Out Fans For Booing

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kike Hernandez was upset with fans at Dodger Stadium. Not only was he upset with how they played during Monday’s 4-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, but also with how Dodgers fans supported the home team during the Game 3 defeat. “We had no energy,” Hernandez told the Los Angeles Times. “The [...]

October 16, 2018 admin Headlines, MLB 0

Cubs’ Kris Bryant Turned Down $200M Extension

Cubs’ Kris Bryant Turned Down $200M Extension

According to ESPN, the Chicago Cubs approached 2016 National League MVP Kris Bryant about a contract extension worth north of $200 million and he turned it down. Bryant and his agent Scott Boras preferred to proceed on a year-by-year salary increase through arbitration before Bryant becomes a free agent after the 2021 season. Should Bryant [...]

October 10, 2018 admin Headlines, MLB 0

Minnesota Twins’ Miguel Sano Won’t Face Criminal Charges

Minnesota Twins’ Miguel Sano Won’t Face Criminal Charges

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will not face charges after police said he struck an officer outside a nightclub in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Sano accidentally backed his pickup truck into Argenis Emilio Gillandeux breaking the officer’s leg in the process. He was later detained by police for several hours, but was then [...]

October 8, 2018 admin Headlines, MLB 0

Texas Rangers Fire Jeff Banister

Texas Rangers Fire Jeff Banister

The Texas Rangers have fired manager Jeff Banister after four seasons with the team. Bench coach Don Wakamatsu will take over as interim manager for the remaining 10 games. Under Banister, the Rangers went 325-313 and reached the ALDS in consecutive seasons, losing to the Toronto Blue Jays both times. Banister was also named American [...]

September 21, 2018 admin Headlines, MLB 0