Tagged: ‘MLB’

Bryant, Garcia win their team’s ‘Heart and Hustle’ awards
July 18th, 2017 at 10:15 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) announced Tuesday that Kris Bryant and Avisail Garcia earned the Cubs and White Sox 2017 Heart and Hustle awards. This is the first time Bryant and Garcia have received this honor. This award, which is the only MLB accolade that is voted on...

Nationals get Madson, Doolittle from A’s for Treinen, prospects
July 16th, 2017 at 12:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** CINCINNATI â?? Looking to fortify a bullpen that has blown more than a third of its save chances, the Washington Nationals acquired relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Blake Treinen and a pair of prospects. Left-hander Jesus Luzardo and infielder Sheldon Neuse were sent to...

History says Cubs will have tough time making playoffs
July 10th, 2017 at 1:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** What the Cubs overcame in 2016 might be nothing compared to the uphill task ahead this season. The 108 years of curses and angst they finally put behind them in winning the 2016 World Series will be a tough act to repeat after the hole they have dug for themselves...

Maddon puts Contreras at leadoff spot, knocking Rizzo down to No. 2
June 26th, 2017 at 4:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Despite Anthony Rizzo's success as the Cubs' leadoff hitter, manager Joe Maddon decided to switch up his batting lineup once again. This time, Maddon selected second-year catcher Willson Contreras to get things started for the team's offense, as the Cubs begin a four-game series against ... Read Original Post at

Cardinals DFA Jhonny Peralta, make changes on coaching staff
June 9th, 2017 at 2:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced changes to manager Mike Matheny's coaching staff and said veteran third baseman Jhonny Peralta has been designated for assignment. During a news conference Friday, Mozeliak said third-base Chris Maloney has been reassigned within the organization and will be replaced by Mike Schildt. Assistant hitting coach Bill...