Tag Archive: Baseball

Apr 04

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks: Season opens with dramatic walk-off victory

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The character and make-up of the Arizona Diamondbacks displayed in their opening day win could have a residual effect. After their dramatic, opening day victory, there could be something to say about the character of this edition of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Sure, this is only one game in early April, and the marathon awaits this …

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Mar 20

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks: Five story lines from spring training

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Five compelling stories are facing the Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training. With just over two weeks left, decisions are forthcoming. The debate persists on the value of playing the World Baseball Classic. The Arizona Diamondbacks were honored with the selection of nine players to seven WBC teams, and things seem to have worked out well. …

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Mar 05

Trump Talks Legalizing Sports Betting: “We Wouldn’t Do It Lightly.”

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Sounds like a natural progression, right? Former casino owner, business wheeler and dealer Donald J Trump now is the 45th president of the United States. Will he finally be the one to overturn a 25 year old ban known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). In a nutshell, it prohibits …

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Mar 04

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray unconcerned about high pitch count

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Lefty Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks says he wants to perfect another pitch to land in the strike zone Left-hander Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks seemed to pick up right where he left off last season. Despite one of the top strikeout pitchers in the National League last season, Ray’s essential malady dealt …

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Feb 28

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks and Jake Barrett: Timetable for Return Unknown

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Reliever Jake Barrett of the Arizona Diamondbacks is*on a different timeline to start spring training On Sunday, Jake Barrett informed the media that he had experienced shoulder stiffness since the start of spring workouts with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he has not thrown a bullpen session. Before Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies, Manager Torey …

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Dec 23

Encarnacion, Indians agree on 3 years, $60M with club option

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  Free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion has agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Indians, according to multiple reports and confirmed by ESPN. The deal is for three years and $60 million, with a fourth-year club option of $20 million or a $5 million buyout, according to multiple reports. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/18335563/edwin-encarnacion-agrees-deal-cleveland-indians

Dec 06

Breaking: White Sox ace Chris Sale traded to Red Sox

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The Chicago White Sox have traded starting pitcher Chris Sale to the the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech and two other prospects to #WhiteSox, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Sale went 17–10 with a 3.34 ERA and 233 strikeouts in a career-high 226 2/3 innings for Chicago last season. …

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Oct 20

No Guts, No Glory: Joel Embiid warns Ben Simmons that Donald Trump will deport him

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Ben Simmons finds himself with more time on his hands than he expected after he fractured a bone in his foot. Simmons used some of this extra time to take in the Presidential Debate on Wednesday night just like the rest of us. Also like the rest of us, Simmons decided to tweet his thoughts …

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Sep 30

Are the WINdians All In?

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Quite a year to be a cleveland sports fan. First, the Cavs winning the championship. A parade of a million people. Then a quiet chant of…”are the Indians next?”  Facebook pages were started in the name of the Tribe being champs. Would we jinx them? No. If anything they rose to the occasion. Who is …

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Aug 27

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks-Mitch Haniger Optioned to Triple-A Reno

A.J. Pollock is ready to make his long awaited return tonight at Chase Field* On Thursday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks optioned outfielder Mitch Haniger to Triple-A Reno and made room on the 25-man roster for A.J. *Pollock. The 28-year-old center fielder makes his 2016 season debut Friday night. That’s when the Diamondbacks entertain the Cincinnati …

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