News broke out of Pittsburgh that as of around 2:00 PM EST, All-Star Outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended for 80 games for testing positive with high levels of testosterone. The illegal substance in use ended up being nandrolone, a performance enhancing drug. Nandrolone is a synthetic anabolic-androgenic steroid illegal in the world of baseball.
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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
The Winter Meetings begin on Sunday Night, and the action is expected to be wild. Trade rumors and signings are going to be prevalent as the Hot Stove explodes. Here are six predictions for what will happen at the Meetings: 1) The Washington Nationals acquire a White Sox starter, but it’s not Chris Sale The
The Pittsburgh Pirates got the 2016 MLB season off on the right foot with a 4-1 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals. Opening Day starter Francisco Liriano lead the way by tying the franchise record for Opening Day strikeouts (10) and adding an RBI in the second inning. Liriano went six innings, allowing three hits
We continue our prospect profile series going as we are going to be looking at Detroit Tigers prospect JaCoby Jones. Jones is an interesting piece for the Tigers, who acquired him at last year’s trade deadline from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Joakim Soria. Jones impressed in the Arizona Fall League before being suspended for violating the MLB’s joint drug prevention program,
The New York Mets may have missed out on Ben Zobrist, but they didn’t take long to find a Plan B. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets have acquired INF Neil Walker from the Pittsburgh Pirates for LHP Jon Niese. Talks between the two teams have reportedly been going on for a day or two.
The Kansas City Royals face the New York Mets this Tuesday, October 27th to kick off the 2015 World Series. First pitch at 8:07 pm ET. The Royals have just announced that their rotation will be Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cueto, Yordano Ventura, and Chris Young in that order. The Mets are going with Matt Harvey,