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2017 Fantasy Baseball draft strategy: George Springer, Andrew Benintendi could be 2017’s Mookie Betts – CBSSports.com

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Mookie Betts didn’t come out of nowhere last season, but his ascension to the ranks of the truly elite in Fantasy was by no means a sure thing. He was coming off a great season in 2015 and was on the right side of the aging curve, but still needed to take a step forward across the board to get where he ended up. Of course, anyone who invested, say,…

‘It’s going to be like a Disneyland, for baseball.’ Waterfront sports complex on deck for Mount Pleasant – Charleston Post Courier

Thursday, January 26, 2017

MOUNT PLEASANT — A 20-acre waterfront baseball complex with five playing fields and an indoor training building is under construction on the eastern banks of the Wando River along S.C. Highway 41, scheduled for completion this summer. “It’s going to be like a Disneyland, for baseball,” said Stan Kowalski, director of the baseball program at the complex, Shipyard Park. Kowalski is owner and operator of Charleston Baseball…

Dugout Club ‘instrumental’ for USM baseball program – Hattiesburg American

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Buy Photo Southern Miss fans watch from their seats at Pete Taylor Park’s concrete terrace down the right field line, which was a new addition to the park several years ago. The project was funded through the baseball program’s fundraising group, the Dugout Club.(Photo: File photo/Hattiesburg American)Buy Photo Corky Palmer spent 12 seasons as Southern Miss’ baseball coach. Under Palmer, the program enjoyed unprecedented success. He led his hometown school…

‘It’s going to be like a Disneyland, for baseball.’ Waterfront sports complex on deck for Mount Pleasant – Charleston Post Courier

Thursday, January 26, 2017

MOUNT PLEASANT — A 20-acre waterfront baseball complex with five playing fields and an indoor training building is under construction on the eastern banks of the Wando River along S.C. Highway 41, scheduled for completion this summer. “It’s going to be like a Disneyland, for baseball,” said Stan Kowalski, director of the baseball program at the complex, Shipyard Park. Kowalski is owner and operator of Charleston Baseball…

Brent Musburger’s greatest baseball call was one for the ages – Yahoo Sports

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sports broadcasting icon Brent Musburger will retire from play-by-play announcing on Jan. 31, ESPN announced Wednesday. When he officially walks away, it will mark the end of a 50-year career in which Musburger lent his legendary voice and style to virtually every sport under the sun. Yes, that even includes baseball. For a time, Musburger served as the play-by-play voice for Major League Baseball on CBS Radio. When he moved…

Mansfield Hall of Fame baseball coach dies – Springfield News-Leader

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Buy Photo Mansfield High School baseball coach Doug Jones.(Photo: News-Leader File Photo)Buy Photo One of Missouri’s baseball icons is gone. Doug Jones spent more than three decades coaching high school baseball, mostly in Mansfield. He coached a state record 741 victories in his career and was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. Jones, 60, suffered from a rare form of brain cancer for the final year of…

Baseball Is Amazing and Stupid: A Quiz – FanGraphs (blog)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

I think we can all agree that baseball is amazing. If we weren’t all on the same page, it stands to reason we wouldn’t all be here. I think we can also all agree that baseball is stupid. Sometimes it is extremely stupid. Other times, it is more forgivably stupid. But it is very stupid. Following in the true spirit of baseball, let’s take a quiz! There are nine…

Bay Area baseball prospect retires after losing eye – The Mercury News

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Matt Imhof doesn’t want to be defined by what he called “my worst day.” The Fremont product and former Phillies prospect who lost his right eye in a freak accident after a game last season announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday. “I had two options,” Imhof wrote in an essay posted to ESPN.com. “I could let this injury define me. I could be angry — no one would blame me…

2017 World Baseball Classic: Giancarlo Stanton says he’ll play for U.S. – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

USA WBC: Posey, Lucroy, Hosmer, Goldschmidt, Kinsler, Arenado, Crawford, Murphy, Carpenter, Bregman, Yelich, Jones, McCutchen, Stanton. @MLB — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 25, 2017

Baseball Picked to Win ACC – Seminoles.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State baseball, a consensus top 10 team entering the 2017 season, has been picked as the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason favorite in a vote of the league’s 14 head coaches, the conference announced Wednesday morning. The Seminoles received 10 of the 14 first place votes, with Atlantic Division rivals Clemson, Louisville and NC State receiving one vote each. North Carolina, picked to win the Coastal Division,…

South Carolina high schools pulling number of deceased USC baseball commit – SECcountry.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Several high schools in the Columbia, S.C., area are doing their part to honor the memory of their friend and opponent, Brett Williams. Williams, who had committed to play baseball at the University of South Carolina, died earlier this month after flu complications. Several tributes followed from fellow coaches and the Gamecocks alike. The most recent might be the most touching: Several schools are pulling the No. 22 from their roster this…

Here’s how baseball can pick up the pace – STLtoday.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Even baseball’s fiercest defenders will admit the sport went in the wrong direction in 2016: The games ran too long, managers called on too many relievers who took forever. Sitting through nine innings, especially in the postseason, was a test of patience, if not one’s sanity. Even the historic postseason came at a steep price. Game 2 of the World Series lasted four hours, four minutes without even going into…

David Price talks giving back, Boston baseball and babies – The Tennessean

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share During a symbolic ceremony, Cy-Young award-winning pitcher David Price, a Murfreesboro native, gives a push on the large baseball fountain to “get the ball rolling” on the Miracle Field that is still under construction in McKnight Park. Larry McCormack / The Tennessean Buy Photo During a symbolic ceremony, Cy Young Award-winning pitcher David Price, a Murfreesboro native, gives a push on the large baseball fountain…

The AL West is the most unpredictable division in baseball … – ESPN (blog)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jan 23, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Go ahead, run your formulas and spit out your projections. But good luck predicting what’s going to happen in the American League West. Consider what has happened in recent seasons: In 2012, the A’s came out of nowhere, improving from 74 wins to 94 and catching the Rangers on the final day of the season to stunningly win the…

Jet lag puts baseball players off their game – Science Magazine

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jet lag can put anyone off their game, even Major League Baseball (MLB) players. Long-distance travel can affect specific—and at times, crucial—baseball skills such as pitching and base running, a new study finds. In fact, jetlag’s effects can even cancel out the home field advantage for some teams returning from away games. Jet lag is known for its fatigue-inducing effects, most of which stem from a mismatch between a person’s…

Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep No. 1 Contenders: Can Mike Trout actually get better? – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Chances are, someone other than Mike Trout is going to finish as the No. 1 hitter in Fantasy baseball this season. As brilliant as he is, Trout has only finished as the No. 1 hitter in Roto leagues in two of his five full seasons in the majors, though no player has topped him twice in that span. With that in mind, this preseason series is going to look at…

Here’s how baseball can pick up the pace – STLtoday.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Even baseball’s fiercest defenders will admit the sport went in the wrong direction in 2016: The games ran too long, managers called on too many relievers who took forever. Sitting through nine innings, especially in the postseason, was a test of patience, if not one’s sanity. Even the historic postseason came at a steep price. Game 2 of the World Series lasted four hours, four minutes without even going into…

Pakistan Government to Boost Baseball Domestically, Internationally as Popularity Rises – Around the Rings (subscription)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The federal government of Pakistan has announced plans to expand the development of baseball in the country as well as internationally, a decision welcomed by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). The backing from the Pakistan government is in response to baseball/softball’s steady increase in popularity in the country, which is currently ranked 24th of 72 nations in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings. “It is a heartening sign…

The most unpredictable division in baseball – ESPN (blog)

Monday, January 23, 2017

11:35 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Go ahead, run your formulas and spit out your projections. But good luck predicting what’s going to happen in the American League West. Consider what has happened in recent seasons: In 2012, the A’s came out of nowhere, improving from 74 wins to 94 and catching the Rangers on the final day of the season to stunningly win the…

The most unpredictable division in baseball – ESPN (blog)

Monday, January 23, 2017

11:35 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Go ahead, run your formulas and spit out your projections. But good luck predicting what’s going to happen in the American League West. Consider what has happened in recent seasons: In 2012, the A’s came out of nowhere, improving from 74 wins to 94 and catching the Rangers on the final day of the season to stunningly win the…