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Free-agent Friday: Yankees’ offense takes a hit

By | December 6, 2013 5:38 pm | 0 Comments

The New York Yankees usually get the players they want. On Friday, free agents Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson left the Bronx. The Seattle Mariners agreed to a 10-year, $240 million deal with Cano. The deal is pending a physical. The move means there won’t be any more ‘Robbie Cano, a don’t cha’ know’ home-run…


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Flashback: Lloyd McClendon steals first base (video)

By | November 8, 2013 12:31 am | 0 Comments

My favorite memory of new Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is his famous steal of first base as Pirates manager. Here it is (you’ll need to skip ahead to about 1 minute): – Rick Green


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Tigers DFA Berry, reacquire Martinez

By | June 2, 2013 12:15 pm | 0 Comments

Francisco Martinez, who the Detroit Tigers sent to the Seattle Mariners in the Doug Fister trade in 2011, has been reacquired by the Tigers. Martinez, 22, is an outfielder/third baseman that was acquired for either a player to be named later or cash considerations.The Venezuelan was originally signed by Detroit as a non-drafted free agent…


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AL West dominates AL East with four shutouts in one night

By | May 4, 2013 11:43 am | 0 Comments

The American League East often is called the toughest division. Friday, however, the AL West dominated the East with four shutouts. The A’s blanked the Yankees 2-0, the Mariners beat the Jays 4-0, the Rangers pounded the first-place Red Sox 7-0 and the Angels limited the Orioles to just three hits in a 3-0 win….


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Felix Hernandez is getting paid like a king

By | February 7, 2013 6:05 pm | 0 Comments

The best pitcher in baseball? It depends on who you ask. According to early average draft positions in fantasy baseball, Clayton Kershaw is generally the tops. Stephen Strasburg also is there. Justin Verlander gets some props, too. If you ask the Seattle Mariners, however, the best pitcher is Felix Hernandez. And they’re paying him to…


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Sparks fly from Eric Thames’ cleats

By | August 9, 2012 11:49 am | 0 Comments

Here’s a cool video of sparks flying from Eric Thames’ cleats after running into a fence at Camden Yards. Your browser does not support iframes.     – Rick Green


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‘Wolves marvel at Moyer’s achievement

By | May 19, 2012 2:07 pm | 0 Comments

By MIKE COPPER Chris Cron regards himself as a teacher of baseball as much as a manager. Maybe more teacher than manager. It’s why he loves to be hands-on during the Erie SeaWolves’ pregame workouts. Cron can still be found hitting grounders and fungo-bat fly balls. However, standing behind the mesh netting while tossing…


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Cron cracks 1,000-win plateau

By | April 21, 2012 8:21 pm | 0 Comments

Chris Cron won his 1,000th game as a minor league manager. Barely. The Erie SeaWolves held off a late charge by the Bowie Baysox for Saturday night’s 4-3 victory at Prince George’s Stadium. Bowie hit two solo home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and had the tying and winning runs on base…


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Turner ball among EL auction items

By | November 1, 2011 7:30 am | Comments Off

Starting Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Eastern League will hold an online charity auction to benefit its Harrisburg and Binghamton, N.Y., markets that were affected by severe flooding in September. Flooding of the Susquehanna River was so bad that it forced the Harrisburg Senators to play all of their postseason games on the road. An…


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Former Ainsworth pitcher on Series roster

By | October 19, 2011 8:10 pm | Comments Off

Erie baseball fans have a reason, albeit a distant one, to root for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2011 World Series. St. Louis left-hander Arthur Rhodes, who’s approaching the end of his 20th Major League Baseball season, pitched for the former Erie Orioles early in his professional career. The Baltimore Orioles selected the now…


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