Results tagged ‘ Zack Greinke ’
- Dodger Insider recaps Monday’s homer outburst against a former teammate.
- Zack Greinke’s return to LA definitely didn’t go as he’d planned, explains cat.
- Drei is counting down the Dodgers’ magic number, currently sitting at 22.
- The Mets and Bartolo Colon overcame fatigue to win, says Hot Sauce Committee.
- The Cutoff Man notes the logjam in the AL East with the Yankees lurking.
- Jerad Eickhoff found his groove and ground out a win, writes Phillies Insider.
- The Canuck Cubbie hails Kyle Hendricks as a rock star after latest outing.
- The Rockies won and One Time Zone, One Team shares notes on the victory.
- Birds of Eutaw St. offers up some thoughts Ubaldo Jimenez’s complete game.
- Here’s today’s Pitch or Ditch from the fantasy gurus at MLB.com Fantasy 411.
- The Brewer Nation looks at the final piece in the Jonathan Lucroy trade.
- These AL postseason predictions are courtesy of The Major League Blog.
- Peplums and Pitches reviews an eventful month of August for the Rangers.
- Which players are most underrated? Here are The Unbiased MLB Fan‘s picks.
- The Wayniac Nation believes Indians prospect Yandy Diaz is ready to shine.
- Revisit the birth of the American League with John Thorn’s Our Game blog.
- The Pastime bids a fond farewell to “The Voice of Summer,” Vin Scully.
- Was Phil Rizzuto’s induction speech the funniest? Dennis Corcoran explores.
- Free agent Johnny Cueto signed with the Giants and Daniel Satter Sport Talk reacts.
- The Baseball Stat Guy says the Giants answered the D-backs inking Zack Greinke.
- According to stlcardinalsminimo, San Francisco isn’t likely to get their money’s worth.
- With the Dodgers missing out on Cueto, cat loves the dodgers wonders what now.
- Over at Dodger Insider, Jon Weisman warns against writing off the Dodgers just yet.
- Here are some Hot Stove reflections from Women Who Love Cardinals Baseball.
- GENY Mets explains why the Yoenis Cespedes phase is now over for the Mets.
- David Price’s uniform number inspired Teddy’s Ballgame to talk best numbers ever.
- Around the Horn Talk really wants to see the Indians trade for Todd Frazier.
- Jerry Dipoto has been busy. Mariners Musings has a list of all his roster moves.
- The Morning Biscuit wonders whether the Cubs are the new Evil Empire.
- With Pete Rose’s ban remaining in place, Bleacher Boy thinks his fate is sealed.
- Sons of ’84 makes the Hall of Fame case for Tigers legend Alan Trammell.
- MLB.com’s Tom Singer shares his Hall of Fame ballot over at Change for a Nickel.
- MLB is planning a goodwill tour of Cuba and Murray Cook has all the details.
- The Winning Run talks about the recommendation of expanded nets at ballparks.
- Official MLB historian John Thorn wishes you a Merry Winter Solstice.
- Better Off Red proudly introduces The Umpteen Days of Christmas for Reds fans.
- TribeVibe wishes you happy holidays from the Indians Community Impact Team.
- Here are some signs of the 2016 All-Star Game, courtesy of Cool San Diego Sights!
- Baseball with Matt looks at some of the interesting nicknames of Hall of Famers.
- Are you underappreciating the 1995 Braves? The Wayniac Nation believes so.
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1. Awards Season rolls on. The Unbiased MLB Fan looks at the tough Cy Young decisions that went the way of Dallas Keuchel and Jake Arrieta. Cubs Vine Line Blog paid tribute to their ace, who became the fifth Cubs pitcher to win the award. Carrie Muskat compiled some of the reactions to the announcement, while The Bears and Their Cubs is loving the Cubs’ sweep of Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year and the Cy Young Award in the NL. Dodger Insider highlights the outstanding seasons by Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, who came up just short in the voting. In the AL, Tblaze Sports Report lays out the case for why the voters went with Keuchel.
2. Hot Stove. Sons of ’84 processes the Tigers’ trade for Francisco Rodriguez, and MLB.com beat writer Jason Beck explains how new GM Al Avila’s search for a new closer landed him K-Rod. Call to the Bullpen hopes this move works out better than the Tigers’ previous ones involving closers. A View from the Bench notes that players who parlay big stolen base numbers into big free agent deals often see a decline in those numbers. GENY Mets wonders if we’ve seen the last of Ruben Tejada in a Mets uniform, as A blog (mainly) about Dutch baseball doesn’t expect to see the Yankees spend big this winter, as they focus on homegrown talent.
3. Staffing decisions. The Dodgers reportedly are nearing a decision on their new manager, and It’s Always A Good Dre in L.A. can’t wait to see who the next skipper is. MLB.com Angels beat writer Alden Gonzalez updates the holdovers and the changes on the Angels’ coaching staff and in their front office. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave unveils a face familiar to baseball fans as the organization’s new AAA hitting coach, and Dodger Insider profiles award-winning minor league coach John Shoemaker.
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- The Unbiased MLB Fan reacts to the announcement of the Rookie of the Year awards.
- Kris Bryant is in some fairly exclusive company, explains A View From The Bench.
- Cubs Crossings is glad not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
- The Pirates haven’t had much Rookie of the Year luck, writes Change for a Nickel.
- Sports with Uncle Leary runs through the candidates for Manager of the Year awards.
- Writers’ predictions for free agent contacts are examined by stlcardinalsminimo.
- InsideTheSportsRealm gazes into the crystal ball at the future of Zack Greinke.
- Meet the newest Mariners in this post by From the Corner of Edgar & Dave.
- Newberg Report looks over the deal with the Mariners from the Rangers’ perspective.
- Here are some moves that could shake up baseball, courtesy of Sideline Champ.
- GENY Mets makes the case for Gerardo Parra as a good signing for the Mets.
- Are Mark Buehrle and the Cardinals a match? Cardinal Red Baseball thinks so.
- Phillies Insider highlights the arms brought in already by new GM Matt Klentak.
- The Tigers and Joakim Soria are in talks, but no deal yet, reports Beck’s Blog.
- Unlocking the Keys is excited for another season of Matt Wieters in Baltimore.
- Heading to Cubs Convention in January? Muskat Ramblings has an update.
- Did you know nine Indians players served in World War I? TribeVibe pays tribute.
- Justice4U explains why the Cardinals are poised to overcome their latest injury.
- Should your club sign a big-name free agent? A View from the Bench says maybe not.
- What are the risks of signing Zack Greinke? Read the Opinions of Stephen Ruderman.
- Stlcardinalsminimo writes that big long-term deals often end up costing teams.
- “Is it really just a week into the offseason?” asks Confessions of a Mariners Fan.
- The Unbiased MLB Fan has the list of Gold Glove finalists and winners. Agree?
- Andrelton Simmons didn’t get another Gold Glove, disappointing The Wayniac Nation.
- Who’s next into the Hall? Sons of ’84 and The Sports Buster make their picks.
- Did the Mariners win the first major trade of the offseason, as BBST believes?
- The Rainout Blog looks at whether Dusty Baker can make it reign in Washington.
- Will Jurickson Profar still be a Ranger on Opening Day? Newberg Report explores.
- It’s going to be an interesting winter for the Reds, writes The Baseball Haven.
- Want to smile? Read Beyond the Ballpark on Giancarlo Stanton’s work with kids.
- If you’re looking for All-Fan Giveaways at Miller Park, The Brewer Nation has a list.
- MLB.com Fantasy 411 did an early 2016 mock draft if you want to start your prep.
- Dodger Insider highlights how the team has been looking to foster innovation.
What are you wondering this Wednesday? Tell us about it in the comments!
1. That Seventh Inning. Blue Jays Musings wrote that “you will remember where you were when the game happened.” An unforgettable 53-minute seventh inning — recapped very nicely by The Armchair All-Americans — propelled the Blue Jays to the ALCS. Jose Bautista’s bat flip has people talking, and Thayer’s Thoughts approved of the move. As Cozy Comfy Home discusses Blue Jays Fever spreading across Canada, The Pete Sports Beat asks if the interruption caused by fans at Rogers Centre played a role in the outcome. Despite the tough loss, Newberg Report remains proud of the Rangers and thoroughly enjoyed the 2015 season, while dfwsportsreport is looking forward to bright future in Texas.
2. Royals back to the ALCS. The defending American League champions will play to defend their title after the Royals rode Johnny Cueto to a win in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Astros. Drinking the Royals Blue Aid says Cueto picked a fine time to throw his best game in a Royals uniform. Even after enduring the heartbreak of Game 4 and the disappointment in the series decider, CHIPALATTA writes that it has been a fantastic ride for the Astros this season. The ALCS matchup now provides The Distinguished Grizzly with the AL rivalry he wants to see.
3. Pitching showdown in Game 5 in LA. If you love pitching, the decisive NLDS game between the Mets and Dodgers has a pitching matchup you’re going to love. Dodger Insider writes that their starter, Zack Greinke, has complex thoughts, but a simple approach. On the other side, Just Mets is excited to see young Jacob deGrom get his moment when he takes the mound for the visitors. Cait and Cleats talks herself through a gameday panic attack with the help of some animated GIFs, and cat loves the dodgers says that the unbelievable has happened.
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The deadline to have your say in the Esurance All-Star Game 2015 Final Vote is today at 4 p.m. ET, so if you haven’t already voted, get on it! If you missed it, Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez appealed to fans to #VoteTsunami in his MLB Pro Blog, The Wave of Perseverance, then went out and tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings Thursday night. Meanwhile, Better Off Red is pulling out all the stops to get hometown pitcher Johnny Cueto to the All-Star Game. (more…)