Results tagged ‘ All-Star Game ’

Discover: Three for Thursday

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1. All-Star Break. As cat loves the dodgers and The Baseball Sociologist reflect on the break in the action, Friar Wire looks back at an All-Star Week to remember in San Diego. The Winning Run attended a Minor League All-Star Game and says the future is coming, while Now On Deck believes that future is in good hands after watching the All-Star Futures Game. Baseball with Matt suggests some other potential award names, while conversely General Post looks at the player on each MLB team with the lowest WAR so far. Looking back on the first half, From the Corner of Edgar & Dave delivers a mid-season report on the Mariners, subwaybaseball.com revisits predictions for the Yankees and Candido Sports shares AL takeaways.

2. Second Half. Dodger Drei is ready for what comes next, while sportsthrills examines the best baseball storylines after the All-Star Break and The Hudsucker identifies five things to watch for in the months to come. Sports Fellas previews the second half in the AL Central, where the Indians opened up a lead on the rest of the pack the past month. Mcventuresblog makes some predictions for how things will play out in the American League, and Deep in the well makes picks for division winners and Wild Card teams.

3. Trade Deadline. Look for some wild rumors and major deals in the coming weeks, as contenders look to improve. Head & Heart Sports put together some trades that need to happen between now and August 1. The Game of Redemption asks whether the Tigers will go all in.

…and a happy second blog anniversary to Cardinal Red Baseball!

What’s in your Three for Thursday? Let us know in the comments!

Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer

Discover: All-Star Takeaways

Giancarlo Stanton

Discover: Home Run Derby Monday

All Star Futures Game Baseball

Belt thanks fans for Final Vote win

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, center, is greeted in the dugout after scoring on a single by Angel Pagan during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, June 24, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Thanks to those who cast their ballots in the Esurance All-Star Game 2016 Final Vote, Brandon Belt is headed to San Diego for the All-Star Game presented by MasterCard. The Giants first baseman took time to express gratitude in his MLB Pro Blog, Brandon and Brandon, to all those who voted him onto his first All-Star team. He tells the story of how he found out he was an All-Star and his family’s reaction to the news. Head over to his blog and congratulate Brandon!

Discover: Tuesday Takeaways

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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

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  • Southside Cub thinks Tuesday night’s game in Cincinnati was a weird one. Agree?
  • Were you as amazed at Joe Maddon’s managing last night as The Canuck Cubbie?
  • How wild was Jose Urías Tuesday night? Dodger Insider puts it in perspective.
  • What extraordinary thing did the Marlins’ infield do? On Cloud Conine explains.
  • Curly W Live profiles Lucas Giolito, if you want to learn more about the rookie.
  • How many trends did last night’s Phillies victory end? Phillies Insider explores.
  • Jamey Newberg isn’t writing in his Newberg Report blog today — or is he?
  • Fan Interference asks if the Red Sox slump is going to cost John Farrell his job.
  • Want to see photos from the fifth Red Sox homestand, thanks to Fenway Frames?
  • Project Left Bench wonders whether anyone can turn around the Pirates.
  • Who is baseball’s top player to build around. Check Down Sports has an idea…
  • MLB Reports looks at where the Cardinals would be without Matt Carpenter.
  • What does the current Padres homestand hold in store? Friar Wire has details.
  • OSports Blog wants to know what has happened to the Astros’ staff ace.
  • Looking for fantasy pitching advice today? MLB.com Fantasy 411 is here to help.
  • At the Buzzer shares a recommended All-Star Ballot. Have you voted?

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Discover: Tuesday Takeaways

Kris Bryant

Discover: Three for Thursday

Ichiro Suzuki

1. Ichiro’s 4,257th. Bullpen, Baseball & Sock Talk posted videos of the historic hits in San Diego yesterday, while The Unbiased MLB Fan wrote about the achievement and On Cloud Conine highlighted an Ichiro doppelgänger. Bleacher Boy asks the question: Who is the real “hit king”? The Wayniac Nation discussed the debate and The Miller Sport Update says it’s still Pete Rose.

2. Playoff previews? Wednesday saw potential October matchups in both leagues. The Metssiah was overjoyed at the Mets’ offense breaking out in a rout of the Pirates, as Bitty’s Gumband argues it’s time for Pirates starters to step up. Despite the walk-off victory by the Nationals, The Canuck Cubbie still enjoyed Wednesday’s extra-inning affair in the nation’s capital as two of the NL favorites locked horns. Following a tough defeat in an AL Central showdown with the Royals, Cleveland Sports Perspective wonders whether Terry Francona is loyal or stubborn. Steven Wright pitched the Red Sox into a first-place tie, and The Loyal Bostonian says it’s not too late to hop on the knuckleballer’s bandwagon. Baltimore Sports Today‘s latest podcast looks at the Orioles’ bullpen highs and rotation lows.

3. Vote! Overtime takes a stab at predicting the American League All-Star Game starters, as Daily Law Sports checks in where Red Sox players stand in the fan voting. Cait Covers the Bases and Dodger Insider posted updates on a couple of their players cracking the Top 5 at their positions, while Redleg Nation stumps for a couple of Reds. If you haven’t already voted, you have until June 30th, so submit your ballot and blog about it!

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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist, left, and David Ross douse Albert Almora Jr. after a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Washington. The Cubs won 4-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Have you seen the video of Albert Almora Jr’s big hit? Born on Third has it.
  • The Canuck Cubbie says the Cubs are proving the kids are all right. Agree?
  • How great has Ichiro been? Today’s Sports Update takes a look at his career.
  • Above The Mendoza wants to see the Mets offense score without the home run.
  • Are you excited about the Pirates’ Jameson Taillon like The Wayniac Nation is?
  • Rays Radio has postgame audio if you want to hear what Kevin Cash had to say.
  • Looking for great images from Tuesday’s game? Head to Dodgers Photog Blog.
  • Gamer Babes asks whether anyone was breathing when the Giants won a thriller.
  • How did the Brewers fare in last week’s MLB Draft? The Brewer Nation recaps.
  • Around the Horn Talk takes a closer look at the suddenly resurgent Cardinals.
  • How are the Orioles doing it? With smart buys, says The Game of Redemption.
  • Bleacher Boy marvels at the emergence of Jonathan Villar for the Brewers.
  • Is the Yankees’ short-term answer at first base in AAA? Elizabeth Seryak thinks so.
  • CL TAKES explores just how unlikely Mookie Betts’ recent power surge was.
  • Is this James Paxton’s last chance, as BBST believes it very well could be?
  • Overtime projected the NL All-Star Game starters. Have you been voting?
  • Want to hear Bill DeWitt III on artifact collecting? Cardinals Insider has video.
  • Thrivenationblog examines whether Trevor Hoffman belongs in the Hall.
  • Who were the best-hitting pitchers of all time? Baseball with Matt lists five.
  • Need a laugh today? Better Off Red is here to help with “Funny Pages.”

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