Tag Archive: Baseball

Nov 14

LewPBlog:Biggest deal in baseball history: Giancarlo Stanton close to 13-year, $325 m

Giancarlo Stanton

Last night it was believed to be 10 years and $300 million. This morning it was said to be 12 years and $320 million. And now both Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.comreport that Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins are close to signing a 13-year, $325 million contract. Stanton’s new deal would …

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Nov 10

No Guts, No Glory: Micky Lolich doesn’t see the comparisons with Madison Bumgarner


San Francisco Giants pitcher*Madison Bumgarner still has people talking about his performance in the World Series. As we all know*Bumgarner’s performance will probably go down in MLB history as one of the best during a World Series. Since that performance, many people have compared*Bumgarner performance to ex Detroit Tigers pitcher*Micky Lolich. During the*1968*World Series against …

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Nov 08

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks AFL Update


The Arizona Fall League will be concluding its season in about a week. The prospects of the Arizona Diamondbacks have helped the Salt River Rafters to the best record in the six team league with a record of 16-8-3. The D’backs most impressive players continue to be trio of relievers who have been dominating AFL …

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Nov 05

Rumors & Rants: Alfonso Soriano retires from baseball


Alfonso Soriano, one of the most productive players of his era, retired from baseball on Tuesday night. During a radio interview in his native Dominican Republic, the 38-year-old claimed he no longer felt the desire to continue his career. Soriano said, “I lost the love and passion to play the game. Right now, my family …

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Oct 07

VenomStrikes.com: Andy Marte is Now a Free Agent

Blog word.

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


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

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

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


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 22

The Sports Bank.net: Jaws coming to life off Cape Cod, Summer of sharks II


2001 was deemed summer of sharks; at least according to Time magazine. I know, younger readers are like “what’s a magazine?” There were four or five shark attacks that year which got a lot of press. That’s still very very low, and the percentage of sharks that have been know to attack man is miniscule. …

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