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Free-agent Friday: Yankees’ offense takes a hit

   December 6, 2013 5:38 pm    0

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)

   November 8, 2013 12:31 am    0

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

   June 2, 2013 12:15 pm    0

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

   May 4, 2013 11:43 am    0

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

   February 7, 2013 6:05 pm    0

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

   August 9, 2012 11:49 am    0

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

   May 19, 2012 2:07 pm    0

By MIKE COPPER mike.copper@timesnews.com 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

   April 21, 2012 8:21 pm    0

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

   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

   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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