Category Archive: Baseball

Oct 07

VenomStrikes.com: Andy Marte is Now a Free Agent

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Veteran infielder Andy Marte, who spent 2014 in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization, has elected to become a free agent, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy. Marte received 16 at-bats with the D’backs, his first Major League action in four years. He hit a pinch-hit, two run homer in his very first at-bat with the team …

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Sep 21

VenomStrikes.com: Diamondbacks-Rockies Recap: Total Failure

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I apologize in advance if I let my emotions get the better of me. What we have witnessed over the last four days from the Arizona Diamondbacks was a complete and total failure from top to bottom. From the moment Wilin Rosario‘s ball bounced off the planet Jupiter Thursday night to Tuffy Gosewisch‘s swinging strikeout …

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Aug 16

Phillies may bring Grady Sizemore back for the 2015 season

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The Phillies have a reputation around baseball for being the team that collects old and injury-prone players. MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports that the Phillies may be interested in bringing outfielder Grady Sizemore back for the 2015 season, which certainly won’t help dispel that reputation. GM Ruben Amaro was asked if the oft-injured veteran could be …

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Jul 30

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks Trade Rumors: A Recap

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As we all know, the Major League Baseball (non-waiver) trading deadline is tomorrow at 4 PM EST.* As far as the Arizona Diamondbacks are concerned, team officials have been huddled in Cincinnati plotting out the direction of the organization led by new Operations Manager Tony LaRussa. With the D’backs 15 games under .500, many feel …

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Jul 22

VenomStrikes.com: The Progress of Archie Bradley

Archie Bradley. Do you remember him? He was the toast of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Minor League system earlier this year. The fact he started the season at Triple A Reno didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. However, toward the end of April, Bradley was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right elbow. The injury put […] …

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Jul 16

Jeff Pearlman: Striking out on a softball

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This morning, I Tweeted out a softball. By “softball,” I mean the above image, which has been making its way around right-wing e-mail chains. It doesn’t take a bleeding-heart liberal to realize the disturbing and disgusting nature of the message. It’s lily whiteness vs. savage blackness. And if you don’t see that … if you …

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Jul 16

TROY: There’s No Joking in Baseball: Adam Wainwright, Derek Jeter and the All-Star Game

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In an interview last night during the MLB All-Star game, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright said he*grooved*a pitch to Derek Jeter to ‘help the old man’ out. Clearly, it was a damn joke. Anybody who wields a modicum of an iota of a sense of humor can understand such a statement. But because we …

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Jul 08

Rumors & Rants: Would it be better for the Yankees if CC Sabathia retired?

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Just a few years ago New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia was one of the most feared pitchers in baseball. Now, at 33 years old, there is a chance his career will never get back on track. But would it actually be better for the Yankees if Sabathia wound up retiring?*Some experts seem to think …

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Jul 05

LewPBlog:Oakland gets better beyond just this year after blockbuster trade with Cubs

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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 28: Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Washington Nationals in the first inning during the second game of a doubleheader on June 28, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. One of baseball’s best rotations is about to get even better. The Oakland Athletics have an agreement …

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Jul 02

Jeff Pearlman: Frank Cashen’s Best Move

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In case you missed the news, Frank Cashen—the legendary New York Mets general manager—died yesterday at age 88. The New York Times ran this wonderful obituary. In the course of researching The Bad Guys Won, my book about the 1986 Mets, I sat down with Cashen and spoke for, oh, an hour or so. It …

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