Tag: Arizona Diamondbacks

Josh Booty: The Forgotten Two-Sport Athlete

One of the hardest things to do in sports is making it to the highest level of their sport, respectively. The percentage of minor league ballplayers that  make it to the Major Leagues is an abysmal 0.5%, while the amount of NCAA football players that make it to the NFL is just a slightly better

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NL West Closing Pitching Report

Here we are in the third week of baseball, and it has been an interesting one. A lot of the hot topics in baseball right now are the PED suspension of Starling Marte, the Yankees current hot streak, and the surgery of Clay Buchholz. An always relevant fantasy topic however, is the closer situation. Just

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Weeks Jr: “I Want to Bring a Championship to Tampa”

Learning a brand new position, after following an awkward outfield campaign in 2016 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Rickie Weeks Jr. went from “stud” to “dud” at seemingly the snap of a finger. Known as a superstar second baseman in Milwaukee, the 2011 All-Star signed with the Seattle Mariners in order to see a platoon role

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The Athlete’s Hub MLB All-Time League.

The latest of my many projects, I have been selected to put together the extremely difficult task of an All-Time Major League Baseball League. All 30 current MLB teams and 6-Expansion Cities of my choosing. For this project, I held myself to a couple rules, just to make the unrealistic a bit more realistic…. Each

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One Year Later: The Shelby Miller Trade

(Credit: ESPN) Remember when the Arizona Diamondbacks were the NL World Series favorites? The team had made a lot of noise with the acquisitions of Zack Greinke and the offensive duo of Paul Goldschmidt and AJ Pollock. But perhaps the loudest statement made by the D-Backs was the major acquisition of Braves starter Shelby Miller.

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MLB Rumor Mill: 6/6

With the August 1st MLB Trade Deadline approaching, the rumor mill is going to be more active than it has ever been during the season. Here are some of the rumors and speculation going around the major leagues on June 6th, 2016. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says a source told him that

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Why the Tigers are the perfect team for Justin Upton

The Detroit Tigers are having an unprecedented offseason. They’ve signed the likes of Jordan Zimmerman and Justin Upton, giving both long-term $100 Million contracts. The Upton signing has had baseball fans and analysists buzzing. Some believe the Tigers are too right handed, while others think this lineup can touch the Toronto Blue Jays. I’m going

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Diamondbacks deal Inciarte package for Shelby Miller

The Arizona Diamondbacks have had a hell of an offseason. They signed Zack Greinke and now they have reportedly acquired Shelby Miller and Gabe Speier from the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Ender Inciarte, pitcher Aaron Blair, and 2015 #1 overall pick, Shortstop Dansby Swanson. Miller is headed to his second team in as many years.

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Tigers sign catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia

The Detroit Tigers made a small acquisition on Sunday, signing catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a one year deal at the major league minimum. Salty, who arguably has the best last name in baseball, split time last year with the Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks. Tigers GM Al Avila says that he will compete for the

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Ryan Madson to sign with Oakland A’s

The Oakland Athletics have been quiet so far this offseason, but they made an impact move to improve the bullpen on Sunday. They have reportedly signed Ryan Madson to a three year, $22 Million deal. Madson had a resurrection last year with the Kansas City Royals, going 1-2 out of the bullpen with a 2.13

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