Results tagged ‘ Carrie Muskat ’

Discover: Tuesday Takeaways

Anthony Rizzo

  • The Canuck Cubbie explains how the Cubs went downtown to end their Mets hex.
  • Get postgame news and notes from Rays Radio as the team started a road trip.
  • Tracy Ringolsby writes that former Twins GM Terry Ryan is a man of integrity.
  • Ryan’s ouster was the result of the Twins’ lack of identity, says Curveball Sports.
  • Left Field Lines wonders where the respect is for Matt Holliday in St. Louis.
  • Juan Lagares should be getting more playing time, argues The Sport Mouth.
  • takes a closer look at Mets trade target Joaquin Benoit.
  • Are the A’s asking for too much for Rich Hill? BBST thinks that may be the case.
  • BDSSP asks what to do with the White Sox, who suddenly are slumping.
  • Revisit last week’s Home Run Derby with Cardinal Girl, who was there!
  • From the Corner of Edgar & Dave looks back at The Swing as part of 24 Stories.
  • Has baseball changed your life, like it did for the blogger at Sports Meets Life?
  • Muskat Ramblings recaps the Davey’s Dugout kids’ visit to Wrigley Field.
  • Mike Trout did a meet and greet and The Halo Way posted a photo gallery.
  • Cardinals Insider was there when a special dog came to Busch Stadium.

Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

New York Mets' David Wright takes batting practice during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Discover: Tuesday Takeaways

Fans soak in the sun during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday, March 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Discover: Three for Thursday

A Cincinnati Reds fan dons his St. Patrick's Day hat as he watches the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

1. St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone can use a little luck now and then, and across MLB there’s a lot of green on display today and celebrations from fans like The Canuck Cubbie. Phillies Insider shares some St. Patrick’s Day-themed Phils trivia. Speaking of trivia, did you know Jackie Robinson made his Spring Training debut with the Dodgers on this day 70 years ago?

2. Spring Training at the midway point. As The Baseball Addict informs us, we’re halfway done with Spring Training. On Cloud Conine points out something that many have yet to notice about the 2016 Marlins, while Fish On The Farm put together Marlins Spring Training power rankings. The mid-point of Phillies camp is a great time for The Zo Zone to do a roster projection with Opening Day now rapidly approaching.

3. Previews abound. Freelance Fuego examines how the Royals consistently seem to outperform expectations lately, while Sconnie Sports Talk wonders whether the Brewers might do something similar this season. The Metssiah previews the extremely competitive AL East, Carrie Muskat asks where Addison Russell will hit in the Cubs’ lineup and BBST sees 2016 as a make-or-break season for the Angels’ C.J. Cron.

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Discover: Weekend Warriors


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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings


  • Want to see some behind-the-scenes photos and video? Better Off Red has that.
  • Are you as excited as The Halo Way about the first Angels Spring Training game?
  • What makes Spring Training baseball so great? The Rays Way explores the appeal.
  • Rays Radio has quotes from Evan Longoria. How will he and the Rays fare in 2016?
  • How did Rick Sutcliffe earn a Cubs camp star? Muskat Ramblings tells the story.
  • Friar Wire has the latest Padres Spring Scoop, if you want to re-live Day 6.
  • Can you spot the Tommy Lasorda bobblehead over at Dodgers Photog Blog?
  • Looking for videos from Mariners camp? Visit From the Corner of Edgar & Dave.
  • Newberg Report explains why Cliff Lee’s short stint in Texas made such an impact.
  • How do Phillies fans feel about Jimmy Rollins? Pinstripes are red still is a fan.
  • BBST asks who will win the battle to serve as closer for the Astros this season.
  • What does it take for a Cardinal fan like stlcardinalsminino to envy the Cubs?
  • Cat Covers the Bases explains what to do if you want to be an honorary bat girl.
  • Who made the cut for this year’s edition of Sons of ’84‘s Top 100 prospects list?
  • Homestand Blog previews the 2016 Spring Training program if you want a peek.
  • Have you heard this song about Hank Aaron shared by The Baseball Sociologist?

Discover: Three for Thursday

Ian Desmond

1. Free agents still available. We’ve seen some very high-profile signings so far, but there still are big names unsigned for 2016. Roman report looks at possible destinations for Ian Desmond, while I’m Not A Headline Guy… highlights some moves the Yankees might still make. In his Justice4U blog,’s Richard Justice says this is where smart teams can do themselves a big favor with savvy shopping. If that’s not enough, Diamond Talk gazes into the crystal ball at next winter’s crop of free agents.

2. Counting down to baseball. As Phillies Insider points out, we’re just three weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to camp in Arizona and Florida. Now’s the time to start thinking about tickets, like Cardinals Red Baseball. And if ballpark food is on your brain, The Baseball Sociologist writes about a Minor League club’s call for fan food suggestions.

3. Getting historical. Hopefully you’ve been enjoying David Voigt’s excellent History of Baseball series on Official MLB Historian John Thorn’s Our Game blog. Part 8 is up now, covering the post-war and expansion eras. Carrie Muskat discusses an upcoming MLB Network documentary on legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, while Cardinals Insider introduces the new Redbird Relics artifacts for fans. For some more recent history, On Cloud Conine revisits the time the Marlins ran out of catchers in the second inning.

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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

APTOPIX World Series Mets Royals Baseball

  • Does Yoenis Cespedes make sense for the Braves? Big Time Atlanta Sports says yes.
  • Cespedes or Justin Upton? Sons of ’84 looks at the current debate among Tigers fans.
  • Blue Jays Musings explores whether John Gibbons is on a short leash in Toronto.
  • Who is the Angels’ ace? BBST has looked into this and still isn’t quite certain.
  • On Cloud Conine has 13 things you should know about new signing Wei-Yin Chen.
  • If Spring Training tickets are on your mind, The Baseball Sociologist is here to help.
  • Where will 2016 take Plouffe’s New Hairdo? There’s only one way to find out…
  • Guess which club topped a recent MLB ranking. Hint: Cubs Vine Line Blog is happy.
  • The Winning Run highlights why Monte Irvin was more than just a ballplayer.
  • Hoping to hang out with Indians players at Tribe Fest? TribeVibe tells how you can.
  • Better Off Red has the full details for Pete Rose’s induction into the Reds Hall of Fame.
  • Who are the Cardinals Hall of Fame nominees? Diane from WWLCB has the list.
  • Dodger Insider explains how the team is bringing back a different Joe Blanton.
  • Curious who Tampa Bay invited to Spring Training? Rays Radio shares that info.
  • Want to read Beachbound & Down‘s interview with Carrie Muskat at Cubs Con?
  • What has former Ranger Gerald Smiley been up to? Bleacher Boy interviewed him!
  • The nosebleed section predicts breakout players for all 30 clubs. Do you agree?
  • Looking for Part Two of David Voigt’s History of Baseball? Head over to Our Game.

Discover: Three for Thursday

World Series Royals Mets Baseball

1. Hot Stove still burning. Spring Training is just around the corner, but there still are moves to be made this offseason. GENY Mets takes a look at the very latest news on Yoenis Cespedes, who still is yet to sign as a free agent. Cardinal Red Baseball argues that the Redbirds would be best off trading with the Rockies for Carlos Gonzalez. As for the defending champions, Around the Horn Talk analyzes the Royals’ new approach to free agency and a couple of pitching targets.

2. Rosters rounding into shape. Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat has quotes from manager Joe Maddon saying he doesn’t expect any more additions to the roster between now as the start of the season. Dodger Insider points out 11 of the 13 pitchers with starting experience on the Dodgers’ roster will be under 30 when Spring Training starts up next month. The lack of depth in the Yankee rotation and at a couple of key positions has I’m Not A Headline Guy… wishing for a safety net, while Bullpen, Baseball & Sock Talk sizes up the A’s new-look infield this season.

3. Projecting 2016. The Baseball Haven writes about the sky-high expectations in Chicago, with the Cubs projected to have another standout campaign. In the AL, one projection has the Red Sox surging to the front of the pack, and Boston’s Big Four thinks the hometown team could be close to something special. Meanwhile, could the Indians be this year’s Mets? TribeVibe would love it if that were to happen.

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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

FILE- In this 1952, file photo, San Francisco Giants infielder Monte Irvin poses during spring training. Irvin, a Hall of Fame power-hitting outfielder who starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major league baseball's exclusion of black players died Monday night, Jan. 11, 2016, of natural causes at his Houston home. He was 96. (AP Photo/File)