Category Archives: MLB News and Notes

Should your best hitter bat third in the lineup?

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When Joe Girardi would put his lineup card together in the past, he would tend to pencil in the name 'Robinson Cano'  (the best hitter at the time) in the third spot of the batting order. Many teams follow the tactic of having their most talented players bat third, but many baseball fans tend to ...

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MLB to add metal detectors in ballparks by 2015

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Entering a ballpark when going to game seemed pretty easy. All you'd have to do is open your bag, take off your cap and enter the golden gates to baseball heaven. But, while the process has been easy, it isn't exactly the safest. That's why MLB is planning on enhancing security and adding metal detectors ...

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Teams submit official bids in Tanaka Sweepstakes

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It's extremely hard to translate an entire Japanese article into Google Translator (believe me, I tried before), but the gist I got from this latest article were that teams were submitting official offers for Masahiro Tanaka. Teams have given offers of 6 years, $100 Million (including the Yankees) and now it would be time to play ...

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MLB expands replay starting in 2014

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Baseball fans! Have you ever been upset when a play is reviewed and the umpire just doesn't get the call right? Have you ever wished that other teams wouldn't catch a break because the umpires didn't see the play, or would get frustrated when the umpire wouldn't reverse the call because it was claimed to ...

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Maddux, Glavine and Thomas elected into the Hall of Fame

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Last year, no one was elected into the Hall of Fame which was a shock and a rarity. This year, three players were elected into the Hall of Fame, and that wasn't surprising since they were in a class full of talented nominees. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to be enshrined forever ...

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Today’s event: The Hall of Fame announcement

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There are a few key baseball events that I usually look forward to: Spring Training, the Regular Season, the All-Star game, the MLB Draft, the postseason, the Hot Stove and last but not least...the Hall of Fame announcement. Today, Major League Baseball will announce which player will head to Cooperstown and will be forever enshrined in ...

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Yankees reach out to Tanaka’s agent but no offer yet

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Although the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes began yesterday, The Yankees wasted no time being aggressive in their quest to land the famed starting pitcher. According to the New York Daily News, the Yankees contacted Tanaka's agent Casey Close, who is also the manager of Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Although the Yankees spoke to Close, the Yankees did ...

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New posting fee set at $20 Million but will Tanaka be posted?

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Major League Baseball and the Nippon Professional League have agreed on a posting system, which makes it possible that Masahiro Tanaka could be a free agent soon. However, Tanaka's club, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, may not post him due to the $20 Million maximum posting fee. "We don't know if this is the right value for ...

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