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Mets Morning News: Braves gift Mets second place in honor of Alderson's return
Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Good morning, Mets fans! The Mets were off yesterday, but managed to tie themselves for second place, as the Braves death spira...
Kyle Lobstein performing beyond expectations for Tigers
After Anibal Sanchez went on the disabled list, a Tigers rookie pitcher stepped up without missing a beat.
Kyle Lobstein has been a near-miracle for the Tigers since Anibal Sanchez went on the disabled list six weeks ago. Monday's game was...
Correction: Grant Balfour's fastball is straight
Yesterday, I commented on an interview with Andrew Friedman, and checked the facts of a few of the assertions he made. One of those assertions was that Grant Balfour still has the characteristics that made him successful. To evaluate that statem...
Two Clubs: One GM Stays and Another Goes
Yesterday, the Atlanta Braves announced the dismissal of their general manager, Frank Wren. Wren had been hired in 2007 after his predecessor and mentor, John Schuerholz, had been promoted to president of the Braves. This marks an end to Wren’s ...
Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 157
Because no one else seemingly wanted it, Anthony Rizzo picks up his team-leading seventeenth Superhero award of the season.
Which makes me wonder: Just what did Chris Coghlan do with that thing over the weekend??
Graphs for Game 157 (cour...
What Will The Mets Do This Off-Season?
Well, it looks like another sub-.500 season is close to the end, and we can expect Alderson and Collins back, so it’s time to look at what the off-season might have in store for the Mets. I think we can eliminate “spend big and acquire two or ...
Can’t Take No Moore
The Royals and their fans wake up with few games remaining in the 2014 season, and are listed by ESPN has having a 98% chance to make the playoffs. They have achieved 85 wins for the second season in a row, and now there are some rumors t...
Week 3 (Over?)Reactions
The Cardinals are going to the Super Bowl! Austin Davies for MVP! As I have all season, I’ve captured some of my initial knee-jerk reactions to...
Lansing Lugnuts and Toronto Blue Jays extend player development contract through 2016
Lansing, Michigan will continue to have the presence of Toronto Blue Jays prospects at least through the 2016 season, as the single-A Midwest League's Lugnuts have extended their player development contract (PDC) with the Blue Jays, accordi...
Kevin Towers' tenure in Arizona: Four years of poor trades
After three lackluster seasons, the Diamondbacks parted ways with GM Kevin Towers who had more than a checkered trade history in Arizona.
"Sometimes it seems like a bad trade. But bad trades are part of baseball – now who can forget Fran...
Mets Oktoberfest Friday
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Giants miraculously outlast Dodgers, stay alive in NL West
I don't not believe.
I've never been angrier at a great game in my life.
That stupid, enthralling, horrible masterpiece was the worst best game the Giants have played in years. There were strikeouts and double plays, runners thrown out at...
Jacob deGrom Will Be Shut Down, Won’t Make Final Start
ESPN’s Adam Rubin is reporting that Jacob deGrom will be shut down for the season and will not make his final start against the Astros. An organizational source reported the news to Rubin and it appears deGrom’s pursuit of the National...
Edinson Volquez interested in staying with Pirates, wants multi-year deal
Impending free agent Edinson Volquez wants to return to the Pirates:
"I think I signed in the right place with the right coaches. They made me a better pitcher this year. So, I'd like to stay here. ...
"You always want to s...
What we learned: September 23, 2014
Today's lessons include counting down the last days of the season with funding a new Triple-A team, why the Brewers crashed, and more.
The Brewers had the day off.