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MLB Daily Rundown 11.21.14

Eddie Michels photo

What is going on in Toronto? Russell Martin has signed. Now they are looking at making other moves to try and keep up with the AL East. Will it play out in their favor?                     LISTEN to Kris Dunn in his View from the Dugout:

Ott to be a GM

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  The Lakers are in the depths of their worst start ever and things are not going to get any better any time soon. They are playing defense like they are all chugging gallons of promethazine before each game and they all stand around staring at Kobe as he pushing himself to the breaking point. […]

MSBL update: Smith on the Hill

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DUNEDIN, FLA.–The uniforms may say Reds but they are the San Antonio Bombers as Mike Smith pitches them to a complete game 8-3 victory over the Rhode Island Salty Dogs in the MSBL over 45 championship on Saturday November 15th.  Smith a former pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles scattered nine hits and added a two run […]

MLB Daily Rundown

Giancarlo Stanton (photo Matt Kartozian / USA TODAY Sports)

  Enough is enough! Here’s the deal with the Giancarlo Stanton mega-deal.

Week 11 JJ Rankings

17)   Cleveland (6-4)

Bigger impact? Getting Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron back on offense? Or losing Karlos Dansby and Jabaal Sheard for the year on defense?(Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

First place is a bad place to be. Wait….what? That doesn’t make any sense. Well it did in Week 11. First place teams went a puzzling 2-6. The only two wins came at the expense of other first place teams, so if you take those two games out of the equation, first place teams went […]

Cardinals Trade for Braves’ Jason Heyward

JASON HEYWARD to the Cards (photo Jason Getz / USA TODAY Sports)

The St. Louis Cardinals addressed a glaring need, both offensively and defensively, today. Looking for an offensive boost, the Cards added outfielder Jason Heyward in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. The Cardinals also added reliever Jordan Walden. The Braves receive two right handers, Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. Miller, Baseball Prospectus’ 10th rated prospect in 2012, struggled early in 2014 […]

Mike Smith – MSBL in Dunedin

Mike Smith (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

DUNEDIN, FLA.–At age 51 former major league pitcher Mike Smith still has the desire to play the game.   Much like he did in the picture that shows him popping out to short on Thursday at the Toronto Blue Jays minor league complex.  Playing at the Jays complex isn’t Smith’s only connection to the one team […]

Rays Trade Hellickson to D-Backs

Hellickson heads to Arizona.

According to sources, Tampa and Arizona have agreed on a trade sending former Rookie of the Year, Jeremy Hellickson, to Arizona. In return the Rays will receive outfield prospect Justin Williams, and shortstop prospect Andrew Velazquez. Hellickson captured the 2011 AL Rookie of the Year Award after posting a 13-10 record with a 2.95 ERA. […]

AJ Burnett Heads Back to Pirates

AJ Burnett wants to win a World Series with the Pirates.

AJ Burnett has agreed to a one-year $8.5M contract to rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates. After rejecting the $12.75M player option to stay with the Philadelphia Phillies; Burnett had this to say… “I want to win a ring, and I want to win a ring in Pittsburgh.” Burnett has played for five different teams throughout his […]

JJ Rankings week 10

9)       Seattle (6-3)

The Seahawks anemic passing game is going to catch up with them sooner or later. Rushing for 350 yards sure helps in the meantime though. (photo USA TODAY Sports / Steven Bisig)

Turnovers kill. In a season where the playing field has been so level, giving the ball away can be the equivalent of giving the game away. Just ask the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coming into Week 10, they were arguably the hottest team in football. So there is no way they should have struggled with the lowly […]