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Fantasy focus: Monday’s starters for streamers

By | March 30, 2014 11:16 pm | 0 Comments

 

Finally, Opening Day is here. Since it is the opener, teams usually start their best pitcher, so if you have someone on the mound today, I’d likely roll with them. But let’s check out the options first. Here’s a look at the schedule. AL Kansas City (Shields 0-0) at Detroit (Verlander 0-0), 1:08 p.m. Philadelphia… View Article

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Fearless predictions for the baseball season

By | March 30, 2014 2:53 am | 0 Comments

 

You wouldn’t guess it by the snow Saturday night, but it is spring and it is baseball season. Yes, there were two games Down Under, and there’s another tonight. But the real season, the real Opening Day, is Monday. So here’s a look at our picks for this season:   Tom Reisenweber Tony Battaglia Rick… View Article

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Pirates 23th, Indians 24th in Forbes’ most valuable teams

By | March 29, 2014 11:27 pm | 0 Comments

 

There’s no surprise that the Yankees still top Forbes’ most valuable teams list. The Bronx Bombers have a value estimated at $2.5 billion. The Pirates are ranked 23rd, with an estimated value of $572 million, just ahead of the 24th-ranked Indians at $570 million. The Tampa Bay Rays are last at $480 million. The Detroit Tigers… View Article

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Watch it: Indians’ Hamilton tears up watching son (video)

By | March 25, 2014 1:49 pm | 0 Comments

 

Cleveland Indians broadcaster Tom Hamilton has plenty of emotion in the booth. He had plenty of reason Monday. His son Nick got his first at-bat in the bigs during a Cactus League game. Here’s the clip: Your browser does not support iframes. A pretty special moment. – Rick Green

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Son swap: Angels trade manager’s kid for Gretzky’s

By | March 21, 2014 6:50 pm | 0 Comments

 

Usually, when some minor league players are swapped, there’s barely a notice. Thursday, however, was different. The L.A. Angels dealt Matt Scioscia — yeah, the manager’s son — to the Cubs. The player the Angels got in return was Wayne Gretzky’s son, Trevor. Scioscia has a .222 average over three seasons in the minors. Gretzky… View Article

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Watch it: Cricket grounds turned into baseball field

By | March 21, 2014 5:08 am | 0 Comments

 

How do they turn cricket grounds into a baseball field? Here’s how it works in Sydney for the Dodgers-Diamondbacks opening series: – Rick Green

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Watch it: A swarm of bees delays game (video)

By | March 19, 2014 11:55 am | 0 Comments

 

There have been plenty of memorable moments between the Red Sox and Yankees. A spring training game? Well, the game being delayed by a swarm of bees is unusual. Take a look: I’m not sure I’d try to remove the bees the way they did, however.   – Rick Green

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Hungry for baseball? Try the $25 D-bat dog

By | March 18, 2014 1:02 pm | 0 Comments

 

Add Chase Field to my Bucket List of stadiums. Not because they have a must-see stadium. No, I want to try the D-bat Dog. Check it out: That’s a $25 snack that’ll drive your cardiologist crazy. It’s an 18-inch corn dog stuffed with bacon (my favorite), cheese and jalapenos. Who’s ready to eat one? –… View Article

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Pirates’ Volquez, Lambo struggling this spring

By | March 17, 2014 12:18 am | 0 Comments

 

How’s that great $5 million offseason investment of Edinson Volquez working out for the Pirates? Not so great. Volquez has, statiscially, been the worst pitcher on the Pirates’ staff this spring. In just nine innings of work, he has given up 14 hits, 13 runs — 11 earned — and five walks. That works out… View Article

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Verlander looks like he’s ready for the season to start

By | March 16, 2014 11:44 pm | 0 Comments

 

Two starts. Two strong outings. The Detroit Tigers should be happy with Justin Verlander in his return from surgery. Here’s a look at Sunday’s start:     – Rick Green

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