Friday, August 7, 2020

ACAA AL East Week 4 Recap

The Follow-up Boston Red Sox: 6-1 - Jackie Bradley Jr.: .375 / 1 HR / 7 RBIs While most of the Red Sox lineup hit well in Week 4, Bradley Jr.'s consistency all week long stood out from the rest of the squad. Bradley Jr. batted .375 with seven RBIs, and though his one home run isn't strikingly deserving of a top...

ACAA AL East Week 5 Recap

The Follow-Up: Baltimore Orioles: 4-2 – Mark Trumbo: .217 / 3 HRs / 3 RBIs Trumbo and the Orioles had a tough week in the batter’s box. Taking their only divisional series this week by beating New York two games to one, Trumbo took charge homering twice and driving in a trio of runs in a 4-1 win. As well, he...

Load ‘Em Up with Joe Rivera (5/16/2016)

Stepping Up to the Plate With another week in the books, we have guys making it into the history books, guys getting sucker punched and Bartolo Colon hitting dingers. Oh yeah, the season is in full swing (no pun intended). First Base: Scherzer, Nats, cementing contender status With the Nationals and the Mets set to face-off on Tuesday in a series that...

ACAA AL East Week 6 Recap

The Follow-Up: Baltimore Orioles: 5-1 – Adam Jones: .520 BA / 4 HRs / 9 RBIs Adam Jones had himself quite a week. Hitting a home run in four of the six games played he helped the Orioles capture five wins. His 13 hits, nine RBIs and four HRs led the Orioles. In fact, Jones drove in at least a run...

Load ‘Em Up with Joe Rivera (5/24/16)

Stepping Up to the Plate Every year, you get a few surprise teams in baseball. While not a predictable sport by any stretch of the imagination, it's hard to believe that there have been this many "surprise" teams this year. Not just the positive stories, like the Phillies and the White Sox, but the confusing ones, like the Twins and the...

Melvin Upton Jr. Traded to Blue Jays

The San Diego Padres have traded OF Melvin Upton Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays, Ken Rosenthal reports. The Padres are reportedly paying around $22 M of Upton's contract. Upton is currently in the middle of one of the best seasons of his career. Upton proved himself to be a rising star towards the beginning of his career with the...

Mariners Acquire Drew Storen

The Mariners have acquired RP Drew Storen from the Blue Jays in exchange for RP Joaquín Benoit and cash considerations, Ryan Divish reports. Clubs have not yet confirmed. Storen was a rising star in with the Nationals from 2010 to 2015, establishing himself as the closer. However, following a collapse in the playoffs and other incidents, Storen lost the closer...

Pittsburgh Trades Away Liriano and Prospects for Blue Jays’ Hutchison

The Pittsburgh Pirates packaged SP Francisco Liriano, OF Harold Ramirez (AA) and C Reese McGuire (AA) for Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison (currently in AAA). While the Pirates acquired acquired a major league ready pitcher who is controllable until 2019, at best Drew Hutchison fits into the back of the rotation. Getting rid of a struggling Liriano and...

What is the Right Way to Rebuild?

Rebuilding –– it's as captivating a concept as there is in professional sports. Some teams sell off or trade away their best players, hoping they can receive promising prospects or draft picks in return. They trade players with big, bulky contracts who can help other teams win immediately, while obtaining prospective players who'll help them in the future. Others lose intentionally, trying...

ALCS Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Indians

Only two teams remain in the hunt for the American League's berth in the World Series. One team has the support of an entire country behind them. The other is looking to win a second championship this year for a city that went 52 years without one. Each of team cruised through the ALDS, but this series looks to be...
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