Fantasy Baseball Week 3: Stock Up/Stock Down

Fantasy Baseball Week 3: Stock Up/Stock Down

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Melky Cabrera, Toronto Blue Jays, OF

Every time I see the Melk man step up to the plate these days all I can think of is that Backstreet Boys’ song “Quit Playing Games With My Heart.” Probably not a good thing.

Anyways, it’s hard to complain too much about four home runs, two stolen bases, and a .903 OPS in 14 games this season coming from a guy many wrote off after his PED suspension and awful…

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Recap: Red Sox at White Sox: A Southpaw Duel

Recap: Red Sox and White Sox: A Southpaw Duel

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After a grueling 14-inning game Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox battled it out again Thursday but, thankfully for their tired bullpens, in a different way. It was the battle of two of the best lefty’s in baseball, Boston’s Jon Lester and Chicago’s Chris Sale. The both southpaws were the story of the night as they both took no-hitters into the sixth inning.

Th…

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MIke Tyson takes a “Bite” out of Pirates’ Tony Sanchez

Mike Tyson has certainly changed over the years and it’s shown in his one man hit stage show (and HBO Special) directed by Spike Lee and in movies like The Hangover. Tyson can even make fun of his former self and he proved that by teasing the Pittsburgh Pirates’ catcher Tony Sanchez on Thursday. Tyson threw out the Ceremonial First Pitch on…

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Yankees turn third Triple Play in Past Five Seasons

The New York Yankees’ turned their second triple play in as many seasons on Thursday in their game against the Tampa Bay Rays. They went around the horn to complete a beautiful three out play in the second inning in their game against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Since 2010 the Yankees have turned three triple plays and C.C. Sabathiawas on the mound for all three of them. The first was against…

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What Could Have Been: The Josh Johnson Story

What Could Have Been: The Josh Johnson Story

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How did it come to this?

Once one of the game’s best young pitching prospects when he broke into the major leagues at age 21, Josh Johnson turned his first full season with the Marlins into a 12-7 record, 3.10 ERA, and a 4th place finish in the National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2006.

At the time, he looked like it wouldn’t be long before he was considered one of the game’s elite…

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Impressive Braves rotation will only get better

Impressive Braves rotation will only get better

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The Atlanta Braves were kicked in the stomach multiple times during Spring Training with the sudden loss of Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy for the season to Tommy John elbow surgeries. It left the organization in a rough state both on the field and mentally.

The expectations for the Braves going into the season were high, but immediately dampened by Medlen and…

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Anthony Recker could see more playing time for the Mets

Anthony Recker could see more playing time for the Mets

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Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker has been swinging a hot bat lately that’s beginning to catch the attention of manager Terry Collins.

The Mets are playing pretty good baseball lately, they are coming off an impressive 6-3 road trip that featured a sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Recker contributed a home run and a double in their 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, it…

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Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady Makes His Baseball Debut

Credit: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Credit: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

On Wednesday, seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady made his baseball debut as a pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters. McGrady, 34, was the starting pitcher for the Skeeters as they took on Alvin Community College in a scrimmage on Wednesday. He pitched just one inning, threw 15 pitches (9 strikes) and gave up one run on three hits. The Skeeters went on to…

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The Atlanta Braves One-Two Punch

The Atlanta Braves One-Two Punch

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Who is the one-two punch? I suppose a case could be made for brothers, Justin and B.J., with brother Justin Upton batting right behind his other half, B.J. Upton, however, that duo is not nearly as dynamic as the Freeman-Simba duo. Making their way through the Atlanta Braves’ minor league organization, 6′ 5″ Freddie Freemanwas drafted in the second round of the 2007 amateur draft, where…

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Are The Mariners Showcasing Nick Franklin For A Potential Trade?

Are The Mariners Showcasing Nick Franklin For A Potential Trade?

It looks like Nick Franklin didn’t have to deal with AAA postgame spreads for that long after all.

Nick Franklin is called up by mariners. could see OF duty.—
Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 16, 2014

The #47 ranked prospect by MLB.com heading into last season, Franklin turned a strong start in AAA into a promotion–and while he smacked 12 home runs in 102 games–it went along with a…

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