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Pirates’ Locke suffers setback

By | March 9, 2014 11:27 pm | 0 Comments

 

There were plenty of pleasant surprises on the Pirates last season. You can add pitcher Jeff Locke’s first-half performance to the list. He went 8-2 with a 2.15 ERA before the All-Star break, getting a spot on the NL team. After, however, it was a different story. Locke struggled, big time. He went 2-5 with… View Article

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Red Sox owner blasts Marlins

By | March 9, 2014 4:38 pm | 0 Comments

 

We’ve all seen players feud. It’s pretty interesting to see a couple owners get mad at each other. Last week, the Marlins were upset that the Red Sox sent the equivalent of a Triple-A roster to a spring game. Only two Boston starters in that spring game had any regular-season experience. The Marlins were ticked… View Article

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Leyland doesn’t see a return to Pirates

By | March 7, 2014 11:45 pm | 0 Comments

 

Now that Jim Leyland has stepped down as manager of the Detroit Tigers, is there any chance he’ll be back working for the Pittsburgh Pirates in some capacity? If you’re a Pirates fan hoping for a happy reunion, you’ll be disappointed. Here’s what Leyland told the Tribune-Review: I really don’t want to come back to… View Article

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Must see: Torii Hunter kissing an alligator

By | March 4, 2014 5:36 pm | 0 Comments

 

On a dare from former Erie SeaWolves starter Justin Verlander, Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter kissed an alligator at spring training at Lakeland, Fla. Not sure I’d be up for that, even with the gator’s mouth tied shut. – Rick Green

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Tigers’ Kinsler blasts Rangers

By | March 4, 2014 12:34 pm | 0 Comments

 

Usually, when an athlete is asked about his former team, you get a pretty standard, nondescript answer. With Ian Kinsler, however, he took a different approach. In an interview with ESPN The Magazine, the new member of the Detroit Tigers unloaded on the Texas Rangers. I hope they go 0-162. I got friends, and I… View Article

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Injury of the day: Jake Peavy cuts hand with fishing knife

By | March 3, 2014 12:35 pm | 0 Comments

 

We’ve all heard stories of freak injuries to baseball players. Add Jake Peavy to the ‘distinguished’ list. Peavy missed his spring start with the Red Sox today because he cut his hand with a fishing knife. Here’s what manager John Farrell told ESPNBoston.com: This was a freak one. And honestly, he avoided some serious injury… View Article

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Pirates seem more interested in long term than 2014

By | March 2, 2014 8:25 am | 0 Comments

 

So, here it is March 2, and the Pirates still need a first baseman and a right fielder. At least I think so, if they’re serious about winning. The bench doesn’t look too solid either. And pitching? Well, if you were counting on A.J. Burnett, he’ll be pitching across state on a regular basis. But… View Article

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Tanaka’s spring debut causes stir (video)

By | March 1, 2014 11:38 pm | 0 Comments

 

There’s no stopping the hype machine with Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. The big off-season acquisition by New York struck out three batters over two innings in Saturday’s spring debut. He did not give up a run. His start is creating quite a stir. Here are some highlights: Your browser does not support iframes. Just keep… View Article

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Joba must have the most-creative tattoo

By | March 1, 2014 12:40 pm | 0 Comments

 

You can knock Tigers pitcher Joba Chamberlain all you want.You have to hand it to him with his tattoo. He turned his scar from Tommy John surgery into a smiley face.     That’s pretty creative. Hopefully he can find ways to get batters out for Detroit this season. That would be one more reason… View Article

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Check out the ‘Kitchen Catch’ by Indians OF Carlos Moncrief

By | March 1, 2014 12:22 pm | 0 Comments

 

You probably won’t see a better photo from spring training than the one Paul Sancya captured for the Associated Press earlier this week.Sancya snapped a photo of Indians outfielder Carlos Moncrief catching a fly ball. What makes it special is the ad on the outfield wall for a homebuilding company. Moncrief’s grab makes it  look like he’s… View Article

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