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Vasgersian, Smoltz Headline MLB Network Broadcast Teams For … – Forbes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

(L-R) John Smoltz and Matt Vasgersian will be part of the main broadcast team for MLB Network’s coverage of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. (photo courtesy MLB Network) While Spring Training is just getting underway for the 2017 MLB regular season, competitive baseball returns in the form of the World Baseball Classic this year, and with it, MLB Network will have its exclusive English-language coverage of the events in the…

College baseball: NCBWA Stopper of the Year watch list for top … – NCAA.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Sixty players have been named to the initial watch list for the 13th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher In NCAA Division I baseball, members of the association announced Monday. Virginia Commonwealth’s Sam Donko is the only returner among last year’s five finalists for an award that was captured in 2016 by Miami…

Vasgersian, Smoltz Headline MLB Network Broadcast Teams For 2017 World Baseball Classic – Forbes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

(L-R) John Smoltz and Matt Vasgersian will be part of the main broadcast team for MLB Network’s coverage of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. (photo courtesy MLB Network) While Spring Training is just getting underway for the 2017 MLB regular season, competitive baseball returns in the form of the World Baseball Classic this year, and with it, MLB Network will have its exclusive English-language coverage of the events in the…

UNO baseball preview: Mavs replace several key contributors as new coach leads a new-look team – Omaha World-Herald

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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2017 Fantasy Baseball draft strategy: Is Trea Turner for real … – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

To answer the question “is Trea Turner for real?” we must agree on what exactly that means. Turner really was the No. 1 hitter in Head-to-Head points per game last year, and he really did ride an absurd .388 BABIP to an even more absurd .342 batting average. Latest mocks, tiers, rankings and more But I really doubt either of those happens again. Too many other great hitters out there….

2017 Fantasy Baseball draft strategy: Is Trea Turner for real? – CBSSports.com

Monday, February 13, 2017

To answer the question “is Trea Turner for real?” we must agree on what exactly that means. Turner really was the No. 1 hitter in Head-to-Head points per game last year, and he really did ride an absurd .388 BABIP to an even more absurd .342 batting average. Latest mocks, tiers, rankings and more But I really doubt either of those happens again. Too many other great hitters out there….

Major League Baseball Proposes A New Extra Innings Rule — Does The Math Add Up? – Forbes

Monday, February 13, 2017

“Hey guys. How much longer you think this game is gonna last?” (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Baseball games are long sometimes. For those of us who really love baseball this is part of the charm, but for the average mid-week ballgame attendee who has to go to work in the morning, it might be nice if things could move along a bit quicker. And heaven forbid the game goes into…

Pop quiz! How well do you know the baseball offseason? – ESPN

Monday, February 13, 2017

8:42 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The last time we saw major league players on the field, the Chicago Cubs put an end to 108 years of misery while the Cleveland Indians came up just short of ending their own history of heartache. But a lot has happened since that thrilling World Series Game 7. Now, as pitchers and catchers report to baseball diamonds across…

2017 Fantasy Baseball draft strategy: How will Eric Thames’ numbers translate? – CBSSports.com

Monday, February 13, 2017

It’s been a long journey for Eric Thames. He bounced around three different organizations, and it seemed like a career as a journeyman might have been his best-case scenario. In parts of two seasons, he hit just .250/.296/.431 in the majors, before deciding to pack his bags and head to South Korea in 2013. That was, without question, the best decision Thames has ever made. He joined the KBO right…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

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LSU baseball: Updates on slugging outfielder Greg Deichmann’s … – SECcountry.com

Monday, February 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU baseball’s most powerful hitter might be back for Friday’s season opener after all. Two days after taking a pitch to the face in a practice, junior outfielder Greg Deichmann underwent surgery to mend his fractured right cheekbone Sunday. According to a release issued by an LSU spokesperson, LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri lists Deichmann as “day-to-day” and didn’t rule out the possibility of the outfielder…

Names to watch: Baseball’s most interesting non-roster invitees – ESPN (blog)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Feb 11, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Let’s nerd out here for a few minutes and go through each team’s non-roster invitees to spring training. Some of these are prospects just hanging out for a couple of weeks until they get sent back down to minor league camp. Some are veterans with a chance to make the team, or at least impress enough to be an…

Former Clemson baseball coach Jack Leggett dons Florida cap … – SECcountry.com

Monday, February 13, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For any follower of college baseball, it was something of an odd sight Friday as Jack Leggett stood on the top step of the dugout sporting a Florida ballcap while addressing the Gators before practice. Leggett was the face of Clemson baseball for more than two decades, leading the Tigers to 6 College World Series appearances and 955 wins from 1994-2015. Now entering his second season out of coaching,…

Spring training story lines: From the Cubs to the World Baseball Classic – USA TODAY

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Cubs will start the season with a healthy Kyle Schwarber.(Photo: Tommy Gilligan, USA TODAY Sports) Just 101 days ago, the Chicago Cubs rewrote history. Does it seem longer since the night a smiling, stumbling Kris Bryant tossed the ball across the diamond to Anthony Rizzo, capping a wild Game 7 that clinched the Cubs’ first World Series championship since 1908? Well, next year is here. Pitchers and catchers report…

Bellevue baseball splits doubleheader – Omaha World-Herald

Monday, February 13, 2017

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Portsmouth Daily Times | Rio baseball drops pair to Warriors – Portsmouth Daily Times

Monday, February 13, 2017

Webber International University scored in each of its six at bats, including two runs or more in five of the six frames, to post a 14-0 win and finish off a doubleheader sweep of the University of Rio Grande, Friday night, in non-conference baseball action at Heart of Florida Field. The Warriors, who outlasted the RedStorm, 7-6 in 11 innings, in the opener, improved to 5-0 with the twinbill sweep….

Names to watch: Baseball’s most interesting non-roster invitees – ESPN (blog)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Feb 11, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Let’s nerd out here for a few minutes and go through each team’s non-roster invitees to spring training. Some of these are prospects just hanging out for a couple of weeks until they get sent back down to minor league camp. Some are veterans with a chance to make the team, or at least impress enough to be an…

Mount Carmel’s Alek Thomas commits to TCU for baseball, football … – Chicago Tribune

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mount Carmel junior Alek Thomas had to stop himself from laughing at the thought of playing three sports in college. Thomas, a three-sport starter in football, basketball and baseball for the Caravan, went on an unofficial visit to Texas Christian in late January. While in Fort Worth, Thomas, who was mulling offers from numerous schools to play football and baseball, made an unscheduled trip to a TCU basketball game. “I…

A reform baseball doesn’t need | Power Line – Power Line (blog)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Baseball will implement a new, experimental rule this season in the very low minor leagues. When a game goes into extra innings, each extra half inning will begin with a runner on second base. This, of course, will make it easier for teams to score in extra innings and thus make it more likely that games will end sooner. How much more likely and how much sooner will be revealed…