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Israel improves to 3-0 in World Baseball Classic – ESPN

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment SEOUL, South Korea — Nate Freiman’s RBI double sparked a three-run first inning Thursday as Israel beat the Netherlands 4-2 to finish top of Pool A in the World Baseball Classic with a 3-0 record. Zach Borenstein and Ryan Lavarnway also drove in runs in the first for Israel, which clinched a berth in the second round when the Netherlands beat Taiwan…

World Baseball Classic newcomer Israel advances to second round – USA TODAY

Thursday, March 09, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sport’s Bob Nightengale breaks down the teams to watch at this year’s World Baseball Classic. USA TODAY Sports Israel players pose for photographs with the team mascot, “The Mensch on the Bench”, after their 4-2 win over the Netherlands.(Photo: Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images) TOKYO (AP) —With a little help from “The Mensch on the Bench” mascot, Israel is into the second round of…

Borges: What’s the harm in Tim Tebow giving baseball a try? – Boston Herald

Thursday, March 09, 2017

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Tim Tebow was astonishing yesterday in his debut in a Mets uniform at First Data Field. The only problem was it wasn’t for anything that normally astonishes you at the ballpark. Ron Darling, the ex-Mets pitcher who now broadcasts their televised games on SNY, was astonished at what he saw for sure. “That’s the first standing ovation I’ve ever seen for hitting into a double…

Baez, Quintana Hope to Lead Teams to World Baseball Classic Glory – NBC Chicago

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Spring training is a time of soaking up the sun and getting prepared for the long grind of a big league season, but generally Major League players are able to enjoy themselves a bit as their teams play games that hold no meaning in the standings. Every four years, however, that changes for some players. That’s because of the World Baseball Classic, which kicked off its fourth edition this week…

2017 Fantasy Baseball draft strategy: How much changes with David Dahl’s injury? – CBSSports.com

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Coors Field isn’t magic.  Even in the halcyon days of the Blake Street Bombers, it didn’t make everyone into a 40-homer-mashing offensive monster. Quinton McCracken played in 124 games, scoring just 50 runs and driving in 40 for one of the best offenses ever.  It can’t make a bad player great, in other words. However, it sure makes it easier. Guys like DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Blackmon might be Fantasy…

World Baseball Classic 2017 scores: Israel beats Netherlands 4-2 to win Pool A – SB Nation

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Israel continued its undefeated run on Wednesday night, beating Netherlands 4-2 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea to win Pool A of the World Baseball Classic, finishing the first-round undefeated at 3-0. Both Israel and Netherlands already secured spots in the second round by winning their first two games, making Wednesday’s contest a battle for seeding in the next round. Israel and Netherlands will be joined in the…

Tim Tebow: baseball player or carnival act? – ESPN (blog)

Thursday, March 09, 2017

9:46 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Maybe someday, if he sticks with this whole baseball thing for long enough, Tim Tebow will be able to walk into any ballpark in the country without provoking so much curiosity. For now, though, it still seems as if he is more of a carnival act than a baseball player. Take Wednesday, for example….

World Baseball Classic scores, results: Netherlands and Israel advance – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Two teams have punched their tickets to the second round of the World Baseball Classic, and one did it on their off-day. Early Wednesday morning, the Netherlands topped Chinese Taipei on, yes, a walk-off walk. The win clinched second round berths for the Netherlands as well as underdog Israel. Here is a recap of the day’s WBC action. Netherlands 6, Chinese Taipei 5 One day after cruising to an easy…

Bill Webb, Tailor of TV Baseball Excitement, Dies at 70 – New York Times

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Rating bounceback potential for aces who failed us in 2016 – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Pay up for pitching, right? It’s a little easier to justify these days, when the 200-inning threshold is limited to just a select few — the same few most likely to benefit from the league-wide strikeout increase while avoiding the pitfalls of the league-wide home run increase. The gap between the best 15-20 and everyone else has widened, in other words, and if you’re not taking advantage, you’re getting left…

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast: 12-team Rotisserie auction review – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Subscribe for free!: iTunes | RSS | Stitcher | TuneIn You Fantasy veterans have completed countless snake drafts, but are you ready to step up your game? I’m talking about auctions — the best, most awesome, most exhilarating draft you’ll experience.  You want three or more first-round payers? You can make it happen. Prefer to load up on the mid-round guys? Not a problem. In this episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast we’re looking back at…

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: 12-team mixed Rotisserie mock auction – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Auction strategy is a monstrosity of a topic that could never be fully represented by a single mock. Every auction has its own personality. The bidding skews toward the most dominant behaviors and timing can play as big of a role as a player’s actual value. 30 who should lead off Our mock (well, it’ll be an actual league this time, but that’s neither here nor there) was a prime…

World Baseball Classic results, scores: Israel looks like Cinderella, Japan beats Cuba – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The World Baseball Classic saw three games in action from Monday night through Tuesday morning, so we’ll do some quick hitting here to get everyone up to speed. We’ve got the full schedule, scores and standings here as well. We start Tuesday’s action with the Cinderella story that is continuing to develop.  Israel 15, Chinese Taipei 7 The big story Monday morning was Israel pulling off the 2-1 upset over…

Introducing the Béisbol Life — A celebration of Major League … – ESPN

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Mar 6, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This story is also posted in Spanish. Read it here. SINCE ROBERTO CLEMENTE emerged as the first Latino superstar in the 1960s, Latino players have been bringing their bat flips, broad smiles and exciting play to a pastime that feels ever more international. Last season 207 Latino players appeared on Opening Day rosters, comprising a full 24 percent of…

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast: Relief pitcher strategies for Draft Day – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Subscribe for free!: iTunes | RSS | Stitcher | TuneIn In the past we may have treated relief pitcher as a throwaway position. Just wait for the middle-to-late rounds of your draft and get some saves. No big deal. Well, things have changed.  We’ve got a number of high-strikeout elite closers, and now it’s a question of how many of those elites we must have on our teams.  On this episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast…

World Baseball Classic: Japan vs. Cuba – Newsday

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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Béisbol Life: A season-long celebration of Latino ballplayers – ESPN

Monday, March 06, 2017

9:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This story is also posted in Spanish. Read it here. SINCE ROBERTO CLEMENTE emerged as the first Latino superstar in the 1960s, Latino players have been bringing their bat flips, broad smiles and exciting play to a pastime that feels ever more international. Last season 207 Latino players appeared on Opening Day rosters, comprising a full 24 percent of…

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Shortstop tiers 2.0 – CBSSports.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

Things are looking up. Shortstop will never be a deep position. The defensive threshold is so high that only a small percentage of the best baseball players in the world can meet it, and the odds of them all being good hitters is, frankly, pretty low.  But an infusion of talent over the past couple years has made for a new golden age at the position, giving it, at least…

Meet baseball’s global power hitters – ESPN

Monday, March 06, 2017

From baseball’s humble beginnings when they were rare, home runs have exploded. There were 5,610 hit in 2016, the second most in one season to the 5,693 hit in 2000 and an astonishing 1,424 more than were hit in 2014. In fact, the home run accounted for a higher percentage of runs than ever before, in part because there were fewer runs scored in 2016 than in 2000. Which means…