Monday, August 10, 2020

Load ‘Em Up with Joe Rivera (2/1/16)

A case can be made for every division to be the most difficult this season - however, these are the three division races that could be the most fun to watch.

Load ‘Em Up with Joe Rivera (2/22/16)

Some news and thoughts heading into the 2016 MLB season.

Load ‘Em Up with Joe Rivera (3/28/16)

The war between Old and New School in baseball is burgeoning. But who's really at stake here?

ACAA AL East Week 4 Recap

The Follow-Up: Philadelphia Phillies: 6-0 – Andres Blanco: .444 / 1 HR / 2 RBI Sure, Blanco’s numbers in the home run and RBI column aren’t staggering, but for the six games that he played, he only had nine at-bats and surely made the most of them. The Phillies swept the Nationals easily, and also swept the Cleveland Indians last week,...

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals Series Recap

What a phenomenally entertaining series between two of the best teams in baseball this turned out to be. The two young Las Vegas born lads Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant squaring off for the first time in the very early goings of the 2016 season was just one of the many highlights that came from this four game series...

Washington Nationals Extend Stephen Strasburg with 7 year, $175 MM Deal

The Washington Nationals have agreed to extend pitcher Stephen Strausburg, per Chelsea Janes. The deal is seven year, $175 MM, per Jon Heyman. The extension also has opt-outs after years three or four, per Rosenthal. Seemingly enough, the trend of opt-out clauses is continuing with the Strasburg extension. Another piece was written over the offseason detailing the rise of opt-out...

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...

As The Dark Knight Falls, The Mets Future and Pennant Race Uncertain

QUEENS, NEW YORK -- Heading into the 2016 MLB season, defending National League champion, New York Mets, came into the season with high expectations after coming off of their first World Series appearance in 15 years. The club had assembled what we thought was one of the most fearsome and efficient pitching trios in years. "The Dark Knight" Matt Harvey, coming...

The Utley Rule, Mike Rizzo and Maturity

The game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals on July 7 was one of the best of the season for both teams. 43-year-old All-Star Bartolo Colón and 21-year-old Lucas Giolito did not have their best stuff. Giolito went only 3.2 innings, giving up four runs (including a bomb to José Reyes) while Colón was given every...

The Return is Finally Here

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be heading into the second half of the season with full force knowing that All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw is set to return to the lineup soon. Kershaw last took the mound on June 26th but had to leave the game early due to lower back soreness. Kershaw suffered a mild disk herniation in his...
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