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SeaWolves’ Moya named player with best power in AFL

   November 15, 2014 12:09 am    0

Fans of the Erie SeaWolves saw first-hand the power that Steven Moya has.   After all, he clubbed 35 homers this past season, a team record.   Those in the Arizona Fall League now know it.   Moya was named the prospect with the best power skills, according to   Moya finished tied for…


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Pirates take fresh approach to free agency with return of Burnett

   November 14, 2014 5:44 pm    0

Welcome back, A.J. Burnett.   The Pirates bolstered their pitching staff by getting Burnett on Friday.   Burnett, who won 26 games in two seasons with the Pirates, signed a one-year deal worth $8.5 million.   Burnett pitched last season with the Phillies and struggled, going 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA.   The Pirates get…


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Trout, Kershaw are the picks to win MVP awards

   November 13, 2014 1:20 am    0

MLB awards season wraps up tonight with the MVP awards for each league.   The debate leading up to the NL MVP award is whether Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw should be up for the award.   The argument I’ve heard, and hear every time a pitcher makes the cut, is pitchers have their own award…


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Vote: Should pitchers be eligible for MVP award?

   November 13, 2014 1:03 am    0

The big debate for the National League MVP award is whether a pitcher should be eligible to win it.   The argument, they say, is pitchers have their own award, the Cy Young.   So, what do you think? Should a pitcher like Clayton Kershaw be eligible for the MVP award?   Vote below and…


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Will it be a Cy Kluber kind of night?

   November 12, 2014 1:51 pm    0

The race for the National League Cy Young Award begins and ends with Clayton Kershaw.   Kershaw is the man. No disrespect to Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright, the other finalists.   The real drama is in the American League.   To me it comes down to the Indians’ Corey Kluber and the Mariners’ Felix…


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Hurdle deserves manager of year again

   November 11, 2014 4:04 pm    0

The top manager in MLB will be announced later today, and the Pirates’ Clint Hurdle is again a finalist.   He has some competition with the Nationals’ Matt Williams and the Giants’ Bruce Bochy.   My guess is Williams, a rookie manager who guided the Nats to the NL East title and 96 wins, will…


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Martin, Liriano reject Pirates’ $15.3 million qualifying offer

   November 10, 2014 5:48 pm    0

The Pittsburgh Pirates did something at the end of the season they were reluctant to do last year.   They made qualifying offers to so-to-be free agents.   The Bucs made the $15.3 million, one-year offer to catcher Russell Martin and pitcher Francisco Liriano.   In 2013, the Pirates didn’t make an offer to pitcher…


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MLB awards: Expect deGrom, Abreu to be MLB’s top rookies

   November 10, 2014 6:50 am    0

The New York Mets and Chicago White Sox each finished below .500, but their fans should have something to cheer about later Monday evening.   Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom and the White Sox’s Jose Abreu should win the NL and AL Rookie of the Year awards, respectively.   Abreu should be a lock after a season…


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Pirates’ Melancon, Indians’ Santana part of Japan Series

   November 8, 2014 11:13 pm    0

Pirates closer Mark Melancon is one of the MLB stars picked for the Japan All-Star Series starting Tuesday.   The Indians’ Carlos Santana also is on the roster.   The games will be televised on MLB Network.   A schedule and the full roster can be found here.   This will be the first time…


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Moya continues to produce in Arizona Fall League

   November 8, 2014 11:05 pm    0

The Erie SeaWolves’ Steven Moya hasn’t slowed down playing for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League.   He’s in the top five in home runs (4, tied for third ), RBIs (15, fifth) and slugging (.519, tied for fifth).   He also has a .278 average and an .833 OPS.   Moya has three home runs…


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