Week 2: Cueto, Samardzija Look Solid

By:  Jake Kucheck Quick Game Summaries: Tue 4/12: Giants 7, Rockies 2 (W- Samardzija) Wed 4/13:  Rockies 10, Giants 6 (L- Peavy) Thu 4/14:  Rockies 11, Giants 6 (L- Cain) Fri 4/15:  Dodgers 7, Giants 3 (L- Bumgarner) Sat 4/16:  Giants 4, Dodgers 3 (W- Cueto) Sun 4/17:  Dodgers 3, Giants 1 (L- Samardzija)   If you paid attention to the Giants this week, you’ll … Continue reading Week 2: Cueto, Samardzija Look Solid

Story Makes MLB History, and Rockies Win Too

By: Jason Mumm The Colorado Rockies didn’t have to travel very far for their opening day game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Phoenix’s Chase Field is but a stone’s throw from the Rockies spring training camp – a facility they in fact share with their NL West rival hosts.   Maybe it was the familiar climate that made opening day for the Rockies feel more like a … Continue reading Story Makes MLB History, and Rockies Win Too

Dodgers Rotation Suddenly Complete

By: Gerry Schwartzmeyer After what seemed to be an eternity of an offseason for Dodgers fans – particularly after losing staff co-ace Zack Greinke to the Diamondbacks – the Dodgers have apparently added not one, but two quality arms to their rotation in the past three days. First it was announced that the Dodgers had signed 31-year-old veteran LHP Scott Kazmir on a refreshingly reasonable … Continue reading Dodgers Rotation Suddenly Complete

The Dodgers are the New Yankees, Right?

By: Gerry Schwartzmeyer The Dodgers’ received their payroll luxury tax invoice on Friday. The damage? A record $43.6 million. Major League Baseball rules dictate that this sum is to be paid to the league as a “penalty” for exceeding the max team salary cap of $189 million; it is due in lump sum by January 21 and the aggregate collection is allotted to player benefits … Continue reading The Dodgers are the New Yankees, Right?

White Sox Rebuild Takes Big Step Forward With Frazier Acquisition

By: Joe Botana For much of the offseason, White Sox fans have wondered in what direction the front office was headed for the 2016 season. The departure in free agency of important pieces like RHP Jeff Samardzija and SS Alexei Ramirez seemed to beg the question of whether the team might be executing at least a partial salary reduction and roster rebuild with an eye toward … Continue reading White Sox Rebuild Takes Big Step Forward With Frazier Acquisition

Mariners Claim Schugel, Designate Tyler Olsen

By: Joey Segur The Seattle Mariners have claimed A.J. Schugel off of waivers from the Diamondbacks and designated Lefty Tyler Olsen in order to clear a spot in the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old-lefty debuted in the majors last year posting a 5.40 ERA over 13.1 innings (11 games) and held a record of 1-1. Schugel was designated for assignment to clear space on the 40-man-roster after … Continue reading Mariners Claim Schugel, Designate Tyler Olsen