Thursday Sep 11
Ask Schmehl: On Al Alburquerque's foolish celebration and...
Before we dive into this week's mailbag, I want to applaud Al Alburquerque for the Houdini job he pulled off in the eighth inning Wednesday. Alburquerque kept the Tigers within striking distance of the Royals and deserved a pat on the back for his outing.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Major League Update: Christian Bergman looking to leave mark on Colorado Rockies
Christian Bergman, of the Colorado Rockies, pitches in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday. The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
2014 International League championship preview
Edwin Escobar made his big league debut, but he's back in the minors to start game one against Durham - Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports After beating Columbus in three straight games to win the best of five semifinal, the Durham Bulls move on to the International League championship. For the second straight season, the Governors Cup will go to the winner of a best of five series between Durham and the Pawtucket Not long ago, suggesting Pawtucket's championship rotation would look like this would be unthinkable.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
WAR's value above replacement stats remains high, even with flaws of defensive metrics
With the season rumbling toward the finish and MVP talk getting serious, it must be time for another chapter in baseball's seemingly never-ending saga of statistical hand-wringing. Indeed, as players like Alex Gordon skyrocket up the wins above replacement charts on the strength of the defensive components of WAR, the most popular of the sport's advanced metrics is under fire all over again.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Toronto Blue Jays
Happ out to improve Blue Jays' Wild Card positioning
The last time Clay Buchholz faced the Blue Jays, he threw a gem over 8 1/3 innings, before the Red Sox bullpen allowed three inherited runners to score. Six days later, the Red Sox right-hander twirled a shutout against the Rays, and he'll look to ride that momentum into Saturday's contest against Toronto at Fenway Park.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Melky Cabrera Not Likely a Twins Option
Aug 20, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera watches his ground-rule double in the fifth inning that drove in a run during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports In 2015, the Minnesota Twins will be looking for a drastic turnaround.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
New York Daily News
Brandon McCarthy stung by long ball as Yankees blow three-run lead, fall 4-3 to Blue Jays
McCarthy was cruising in the sixth inning when Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista hit back-to-back home runs, turning a 3-0 lead into a slim one-run cushion.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
New York Yankees
Formidable Pineda plans to deliver vs. Jays
In the wake of bad news regarding the rehabbing Masahiro Tanaka's arm soreness, the Yankees will press onward by turning to Michael Pineda, who aims to help New York continue a tear that has seen the Bronx Bombers win seven of their past nine games.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Ortiz Back as Sox Go for Series SweepSports
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Sun Aug 24, 2014
Chicago Cubs: An Early Offseason and Free-Agency Primer
Heading into 2015, there is actually reason for optimism among the Chicago Cubs fanbase.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
MLB Free Agency 2015: An Early Team-by-Team Preview
There is still a lot of baseball to be played between now and the offseason, but it's never too early to look ahead at what promises to be an exciting winter around the league.