Tracy McGrady makes Skeeters Opening Day Roster

Tracy McGrady makes Skeeters Opening Day Roster

Tracy McGradyFormer NBA veteran Tracy McGrady has made the Sugar Land Skeeters Opening Day roster, according to the manager and former 20-year MLB veteran Gary Gaetti, via My Fox Houston.

“Tracy is on the team,” Gaetti said. “He’s just done what needed to be done since the idea came about. He’s showed enough progress. He showed ability and we’re going to see where this goes.”

McGrady’s first start in the…

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Josh Johnson to undergo Tommy John surgery

Josh Johnson to undergo Tommy John surgery

Another one bites the dust.

Josh Johnson, who was supposed to have a bounce back, healthy 2014 campaign after signing with the San Diego Padres, will undergo yet another Tommy John surgery that will end his 2014 season, tweets MLB.com’s Corey Brock.

To be clear, Josh Johnson’s $4m option for 2015 doesn’t simply kick in. The team can still decline that. #Padres
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The Forgotten Prospect: Mulling over Mejia

In a time before Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard were household names, there was another young arm in the Mets farm system drawing praise.

Right hander flamethrower Jenrry Mejiawas dubbed the top pitching prospect in the Mets farm system in 2009 at the age of just 20. After the 2010 season he was ranked the 44th best prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America. He was all set…

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Is Aaron Harang For Real?

Is Aaron Harang For Real?

Flashback to March 31st.

Braves’ fans are in an absolute frenzy, Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen are well on their way to their 2nd Tommy John surgeries, and Fredi Gonzalez is singing “I Wish You Would Step Back From That Ledge My Friend” to general manager Frank Wren.

Alright so it wasn’t that bad.

But there were certainly some major concerns–particularly in the starting rotation–to start the…

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Revamped Volquez?

Talk about a blast from the past.

The last time Edinson Volquez had an ERA under 2.00 throughout an April was, in fact, 2008 when he put together a career-season as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. After traveling down a rather tumultuous road since that season, Volquez finds himself in good hands with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

volquezAlthough his 2014 sample size in a Pirates uniform is limited, Volquez…

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Thoughts on Masahiro Tanaka’s Fenway Park debut

Thoughts on Masahiro Tanaka’s Fenway Park debut

Masahiro Tanaka signed with the New York Yankees with high expectations that he will be able to perform on the big stage.

Tanaka has been able to do exactly just that and then some.

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In his debut at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox, Tanaka was absolutely stellar once again pitching 7 1/3 innings allowing two runs on seven hits in the 9-3 Yankees win over their arch rival. Tanaka has…

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Vidal Nuno to replace Ivan Nova in Yankees starting rotation

Vidal Nuno to replace Ivan Nova in Yankees starting rotation

New York Yankees pitcher Vidal Nuno, who last started on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, will replace Ivan Nova in the Yankees rotation.

Nova, who is likely to undergo Tommy JohnSurgery after an MRI confirmed a partial tear in his Ulnar Collateral Ligament, will most likely miss thr remainder of the 2014 season. Nuno pitched well against the Rays on Sunday pitching five innings allowing three…

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"Captain" Austin Hedges showing his capabilities

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As the Rockhounds of Double-A were crowned victors in which they defeated San Antonio 7-4, Austin Hedges performance out-weighed their loss.

Through an 13 inning bout, Hedges went 4-for-5 consisting of two singles, as he also unleashed his first Double-A home run and dropped a suicide squeeze bunt tacking yet another run on to his RBI tally.

Hedges, concluding the game, stated, “I got an 0-1…

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Vito’s MLB Notebook: Volume One, Edition Two

Vito’s MLB Notebook: Volume One, Edition Two

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1.) Mike Trout struck out four times against the Tigers on Saturday, making it the first time he has struck out four times in a single game as a major league ballplayer. Three of the Ks came against strikeout artist and 2013 AL Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer. Scherzer finished with nine on the afternoon and has struck out 19 batters in his last two outings.

2.) Saturday was only the second…

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