Tigers Acquire Erick Aybar From Braves

The Tigers added infield help today by trading for Erick Aybar. Aybar’s arrival comes as a result of shortstop Jose Iglesias landing on the DL. Aybar cleared waivers, which made him eligible for an August trade. The Braves will be getting utility man Mike Aviles and catcher Kade Scivicque in return. The move allows Dansby Swanson, who was called up following the trade, to step into the starting shortstop role for the Braves. Continue reading Tigers Acquire Erick Aybar From Braves

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I Was Absolutely, Positively Wrong!

Recently, I wrote a piece in which I wondered “Is The Fast Track the Right Track for Luke Weaver”? I questioned the accelerated movement of Weaver from his first appearance in Double-A on June 4th, to his MLB debut on Saturday, August 20th, and also offered an opinion that if I were making the decision-I would start Alex Reyes; instead of Weaver. I was wrong! Weaver was outstanding in his MLB debut against the Chicago Cubs. Continue reading I Was Absolutely, Positively Wrong!

Is The Fast Track the Right Track for Luke Weaver?

I am seriously questioning the decision to start Luke Weaver, in his MLB debut, this Saturday in a 1:20pm (CDT) contest against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The twenty-two year old right-handed Weaver was the Cardinals first-round draft pick in 2014. Admittedly, Weaver has been extremely effective in the Redbirds minor league system this season. Arguably, he has been extremely fast-tracked, and in my opinion possibly rushed, to make his Saturday debut against the NL Central Division leading Cubs. Continue reading Is The Fast Track the Right Track for Luke Weaver?

Monday’s Excitement Becomes Bittersweet with Wacha to the DL: Welcome Alex Reyes to the Show!

Having been given up for dead, the baseball gods smiled on the St. Louis Cardinals in the bottom of the ninth, on Monday night, as the lifeless Cardinals scored five runs to take game one in a three game set with the Cincinnati Reds. Continue reading Monday’s Excitement Becomes Bittersweet with Wacha to the DL: Welcome Alex Reyes to the Show!

The Three Best of the Thirty – August Weekend # 1

These top three events are one author-fan’s purely subjective thoughts on the coolest things which happened around the thirty MLB teams this past weekend. Unlike other features, this one is totally non-quantitative. Fellow fans are welcome to cheer or jeer in the comments. Continue reading The Three Best of the Thirty – August Weekend # 1

Those Surging Rockies

What a difference four days makes! While the All-Star Game required only Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado to punch in, the Rockies used the four-day holiday to otherwise refocus on the MLB playoff picture. At 40-48 going into the break, the Rockies were treading water in the hunt, a distant 6th place from the last playoff spot. Since then, the Rockies have posted the best record in all the majors, going 14-5 after last night’s drilling of the LA Dodgers by a score of 12-2 at Coors Field. Impressive as the run has been, it’s even more so considering the teams that the Rockies have felled along the way. Continue reading Those Surging Rockies