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On this date in 1998, Sammy Sosa hit his first career grand slam, establishing the mark for most career homers before hitting a grand slam. Sosa belted 246 career home runs before notching his first grand slam. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Outside Pitch chatted with David Peralta.
- Beisbol’s Org explains how pitchers can (try to) beat Jose Abreu.
- Camden Depot looks back at Dan Duquette’s 2013.
- A’s Farm caught up with Oakland exec Grady Fuson.
- Did The Tribe Win Last Night spoke with Francisco Lindor.
- Inside The Zona discusses Arizona’s top prospects.
- FanDuel wonders if the Rockies will ever move Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez.
- MLB Reports breaks down how the Orioles hitters were acquired.
- Rays Colored Glasses looks at mystery teams for David Price.
- Phillies Nation may have figured out Philly’s problem.
- Twins Fan From Afar wants to see Glen Perkins traded.
- Cover Those Bases wants to fix a few things in the draft.
On this date in 2004, at Wrigley Field, Albert Pujols went 5-for-5, including three home runs and five RBIs, as the Cardinals beat the Cubs, 11-8. The Redbird first baseman’s first three-homer career game helped St. Louis to erase a six run deficit. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- SB Nation discusses the Astros’ failure to sign Brady Aiken.
- A’s Farm caught up with A’s catcher Stephen Vogt.
- Inside The Zona makes the case for moving Miguel Montero.
- Redbird Rants spoke with Karl Ravech.
- Blue Jays Plus turns in their mid-season report card for Toronto’s pitchers.
- Sports Injury Alert breaks down the 2014 mid-season DL statistics.
- Baseball Hot Corner likes Arismendy Alcantara in the majors.
- Did The Tribe Win Last Night has some All-Star suggestions.
- Beyond The Box Score likes the way Casey McGehee is performing under pressure.
- MLB Reports looks at pitching payroll vs. positional payroll.
- Beisbol’s has hitters to watch in the second half.
On this date in 2012, Zack Greinke became the first pitcher to start three consecutive games in the same season since Red Faber did so for the White Sox in 1917. The Brewers’ right-hander was the starting pitcher in the team’s final two games before the All-Star break. Greinke started the Saturday prior to the break only to be ejected for arguing a close call at first base after throwing just four pitches, so manager Ron Roenicke let him start the next day’s game. Greinke then made it three straight starts when he took the mound to begin the second half of the season for the Brew Crew. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Inside The Zona wants to see the D’Backs move Wade Miley in the right trade.
- Blue Jays Plus grades Toronto’s offense so far.
- Beisbol’s talks Masahiro Tanaka.
- MLB Reports examines what Tanaka’s injury means for the Yanks in 2014 and ’15.
- Sports Rumor Alert runs down trade targets for the Yankees, including Cliff Lee.
- The Sideline praises A’s GM Billy Beane.
- Infield Chatter has some take aways from the A’s-Cubs blockbuster.
- Baseball Hot Corner has 20 players the Blue Jays could go after.
On this date in 2003, Tampa Bay skipper Lou Piniella was a man of his word. The manager promised his club that if they won three in a row he’d dye his hair and after the Devil Rays topped the White Sox the night before, Lou become a blond. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere.
- Camden Depot says the O’s starting rotation still needs improvement.
- Inside The Zona breaks down the Joe Thatcher deal from the D’Backs’ perspective.
- National League Theory breaks down Brewers GM Doug Melvin.
- Orioles Nation doesn’t think the O’s have the pieces needed to land a top-tier talent.
- MLB Reports gives us a roster tree of how all the Angels’ hitters were acquired.
- Infield Chatter proposes a trade that sends David Price to the Cardinals.
- Baseball Hot Corner says the Blue Jays need another righty bat.
- FanDuel looks at who’s hot and who’s not in fantasy.
- Steel City Buzzin‘ looks at the buyers and sellers in the National League.
- Baseball Hot Corner says Derek Jeter shouldn’t be starting in the All-Star game.
On this date in 1897, the Chicago Colts (Cubs) of the National League set the record for most runs scored in a game by one team when they clobbered the Louisville Colonels, 36-7. The Cardinals beat the Phillies 28-6 at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl in 1929 to set the modern NL mark. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere.
- Beisbol’s Blog is searching for the real Justin Verlander.
- Camden Depot sees a starter in disguise in David Lough.
- Beyond The Box Score wonders why stars seem to struggle when they change teams.
- Rays Colored Glasses names potential suitors for Ben Zobrist.
- AZ Snakepit says the D’Backs should move on from Addison Reed.
- Redbird Rants spoke with the author of The Sabermetric Revolution.
- Red Sox Ramblings says Boston needs to make a change behind the plate.
- Infield Chatter says the Padres’ next GM will reap the fruits of Josh Byrnes’ labor.
- Rising Apple says the Mets have to keep Daniel Murphy if they want to contend.
- MLB Reports asks if the Orioles should make a blockbuster deal.
On this date in 2012, Jim Thome set a major league mark with his 13th career walk-off home run, a solo shot over the left-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Phillies a dramatic 7-6 victory over Tampa Bay. Before the historic round-tripper at Citizens Bank Park, the 41-year-old five-time All Star had shared the record with five Hall of Famers: Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, and Frank Robinson. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- National League Theory talks Giants GM Brian Sabean.
- Birds of BABIP sees Mark Buehrle as the Blue Jays’ biggest surprise this season.
- Pine Tar Press discusses Royals extension candidate Danny Duffy.
- FanDuel remembers some of Tony Gwynn‘s greatest career achievements.
- Baseball Hot Corner looks at Ben Zobrist as a fit for the Giants.
- Blue Jays Plus talks Zobrist in Toronto.
- Inside The Zona wants to know where the D’Backs go from here.
- The Giants Cove isn’t surprised by the SF’s recent skid.
- Call To The Pen wonders if Coco Crisp will ever hit 20 homers again.
- Camden Depot appreciates Steve Pearce.
- Beisbol’s Blog examines Jimmy Rollins‘ Hall of Fame credentials.
On this date in 2005, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor George Pataki, and team officials to announce plans for a new ballpark in the Bronx. The Yankee-financed $800MM facility seats north of 50K was heavily influenced by ‘The House that Ruth Built” including limestone walls and the familiar copper frieze. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Redbird Rants spoke with the authors of “Hits and Misses in the Baseball Draft.”
- Inside The Zona looks at potential trade targets for the D’Backs.
- Rays Colored Glasses looks at Tampa Bay’s entire draft class.
- Camden Depot tries to figure out what to do with Nick Markakis.
- Blue Jays Plus looks at a showdown between Trevor Plouffe & Dustin McGowan.
- Call To The Pen examines David Wright‘s power outage.
- Red Sox Ramblings isn’t wild about Andres Torres.
- NatsGM sat down with Brian Bannister.
- NL Theory breaks down the work of Dodgers GM Ned Colletti.
- Sports Rumor Alert has an aggressive idea for the Cubs.
- Grading On The Curve talks Steven Souza.
- Royals Blue remembers the time that KC drafted two legendary quarterbacks.
- Yanks Beat Blog appreciates Chase Whitley.
- FanDuel looks at fantasy stud Masahiro Tanaka.
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On this date in 2010, the much anticipated big league debut of Stephen Strasburg lived up to its hype. The 21-year-old struck out 14 Pirates batters in seven innings in the Nationals’ 5-2 victory in Washington, D.C. That strikeout tally set a new record for Washington that still stands today, not counting the Expos years. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Blue Jays Plus breaks down Edwin Encarnacion vs. James Shields.
- Inside The Zona ranks the D’Backs’ best trade assets.
- NL Theory turns in their 2014 spend allocation report.
- Camden Depot wonders if the O’s should trade a top prospect for Jeff Samardzija.
- Bucs Dugout looks at the Pirates’ unconventional start to the draft.
- World Series Dreaming looks at potential landing spots for Samardzija.
- The Baseball Stance says Kendrys Morales is a fit wth the Yankees.
- Pinstripe Pundits looks at Alfonso Soriano‘s struggles.
- Call To The Pen gives a tip of the cap to Phil Hughes.
- Grading On The Curve wonders who the first star from the 2013 draft will be.
- Redleg Nation makes the case for Joey Votto batting first.
- Royals Blue runs down AL Rookie of the Year candidates.
- FanDuel looks at the prospects to pounce on in fantasy.
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On this date in 1920, an accomplished pitcher by the name of Babe Ruth, acquired from Boston in the offseason, hit cleanup in the Yankees’ lineup and also got the win when he tossed four innings as the starter in the team’s 14-7 victory over Washington at the Polo Grounds. During his 15 years with New York, Ruth will took the mound five times for the club, including a complete-game victory in 1933. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Blue Jays Plus breaks down the partnership of Mark Buehrle and Dioner Navarro.
- Camden Depot unearths Nick Markakis‘ secret platoon issue.
- Federal Baseball says Stephen Strasburg‘s first inning troubles can’t slow him down.
- Reviewing The Brew checks in on the curious case of Marco Estrada.
- Inside The Zona has some tips for Paul Goldschmidt.
- AL Eastbound & Down wants Toronto to keep Drew Hutchinson.
- The Beanball wonders where all of J.J. Hardy‘s power went.
- You Gotta Like These Kids evaluates A’s GM Billy Beane.
- Friars On Base says it’s time for serious change in San Diego.
- Grading On The Curve says that the Royals’ troubles go beyond the big league level.
- Royals Blue says KC needs a king.
- Rays Colored Glasses runs down some college pitchers the Rays might look at.
- Baseball Stooges scouted the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
- Replacement Level Red Sox plays “Where are they now?”
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On this date in 1999, the Diamondbacks tied a 68-year old major league record when their catcher, Damian Miller, starts three double plays. Arizona’s 3-2 victory over San Diego at Bank One Ballpark also featured two 100-mph pitches thrown by southpaw Randy Johnson. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Whygavs brings us the final vortex of all Gregory Polanco discourse.
- Inside The Zona discusses A.J. Pollock.
- The Giants Cove says the injury bug has come to San Francisco.
- Royals Blue looks on the positive side of things.
- Grab Some Bench looks at Alexei Ramirez‘s trade value.
- Sports Injury Alert says Jose Abreu‘s ankle injury will test the depth of the White Sox.
- Baseball Hot Corner wonders if Jeff Samardzija makes sense for the Blue Jays.
- MLB Reports looks at how the Rangers can fill the Prince Fielder void.
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