1. Cleveland Indians' Justin Masterson Is Masterful Again

    I am going to have to admit I was pretty wrong about Cleveland Indians RHP Justin Masterson . I have followed Masterson since his days in Boston and with his three-quarters delivery, I always believed he was better suited for the bullpen...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 284 reads 0 comments

  2. Lenny Dykstra Bailed Out Of Prison By Charlie Sheen

    There are some relationships in life that I can’t explain (lamb and tuna fish) and some that make perfect sense (perhaps as you say spaghetti and meatball)...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 120 reads 0 comments

  3. Milwaukee Brewers News & Notes: Ryan Braun Extension, Injured Players Returning

    The Milwaukee Brewers went into Monday’s game against division rival the Cincinnati Reds in third place in the National League Central with an 11-11 record. They are one game behind the first-place St...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 204 reads 1 comments

  4. MLB 2011: Should the San Diego Padres Call Up Anthony Rizzo?

    The San Diego Padres may have the worst offense my eyes have ever seen. They are really, really bad offensively. As a team, the Padres have a .212/.295/.311 slash line with 12 HRs...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 1,644 reads 1 comments

  5. Like a Broken Record: MLBer-Turned-Rapper Elijah Dukes Arrested Again

    The artist formally known as Elijah Dukes has been arrested. Again. Dukes was arrested Sunday afternoon near Tampa, FL, and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license...

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  6. MLB: The First-Year Struggles of $100 Million Hitters

    Going into this offseason, Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth were the two most sought-after non-pitching free agents on the market. Both players capitalized on an aggressive market and signed nine-figure contracts...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 113 reads 0 comments

  7. MLB 2011: Has Jacoby Ellsbury Turned into Willie Mays Hayes or Grady Sizemore?

    In his first two years in the Major Leagues, Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury hasn’t been a guy who has flashed much power. In 2008 and 2009, Ellsbury hit a combined 17 home runs and had an ISO (isolated power) of ...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 1,164 reads 1 comments

  8. Neftali Feliz: Texas Rangers Closer Hits the DL

    While Neftali Feliz had a 1.08 ERA and six K’s in 8.1 innings in 2011, something seemed to be off with him on the mound. His velocity on his fastball decreased by two mph (96 to 94) and his BB/9 increased from 2...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 528 reads 0 comments

  9. Jose Contreras Lands On the Disabled List in Philadelphia

    The Philadelphia Phillies have placed closer Jose Contreras on the 15-day DL with a right flexor strain. There is no timetable for Contreras’ return...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 315 reads 0 comments

  10. Charlie Sheen Hangs Out With The Georgia Tech Baseball Team

    Before taking stage for his “Violent Torpedo of Truth” show in Atlanta on Thursday, the most popular man in the universe, Charlie Sheen, made a stop at the Georgia Tech University campus...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  11. Toronto Blue Jays Option Brett Cecil To Minors

    Two starting pitchers down, three to go for the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays had an Opening Week starting rotation of Ricky Romero , Brett Cecil , Kyle Drabek , Jesse Litsch and Jo-Jo Reyes ...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 78 reads 0 comments

  12. St. Louis Cardinals: Is Mitchell Boggs a Better Option at Closer?

    Update: It appears TLR has taken my advice (I will assume TLR, like everyone else reads my stuff) and has inserted Boggs as the closer in St. Louis...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 168 reads 0 comments

  13. L.A. Angels: Hank Conger Holding Down the Fort

    Hank Conger has accomplished something in eight games that Mike Napoli couldn’t accomplish in five years. He was able to somewhat convince Mike Scioscia that Jeff Mathis is not worthy of being a starting catcher...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 569 reads 2 comments

  14. TCU's Matthew Purke To Have Shoulder Examined

    There’s probably nothing more disheartening for a kid than to have his draft stock plummet just months before the draft...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 126 reads 0 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants Send Brandon Belt Back To the Minors

    One of the preseason favorites for National League Rookie of the Year suffered the same fate that many rookie hopefuls face at some point during the season—a demotion to the minors...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 511 reads 4 comments

  16. Edinson Volquez's First-Inning Struggles for the Cincinnati Reds

    On Sunday afternoon, I sat down to watch the beginning of the Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates . Edinson Volquez was on the mound for the Reds and this is how the bottom of the first inning went… 1...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  17. Jed Lowrie: A Changing of the Shortstop Guard in Boston

    On Oct. 14, 2008, me and my buddy Odie attended Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 182 reads 1 comments

  18. Los Angeles Dodgers Have a New Left Fielder: Jerry Sands Called Up

    Los Angeles Dodger left fielders are hitting .250/.273/.344 with no HR’s in 66 plate appearances in 2011. Those left fielders have been Xavier Paul , Tony Gwynn , and Marcus Thames ...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 399 reads 1 comments

  19. David Wright Video: Jason Motte Could Learn Something from Mets Third Baseman

    This next video comes from Adam Rubin’s—or as Omar Minaya calls him “The next assistant to the Traveling Secretary”—Twitter account...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 291 reads 2 comments

  20. Mike Leake of Cincinnati Reds Arrested for Shoplifting

    I’ll put this in the “What on earth were they thinking?” category. According to The Cincinnati Enquirer , Cincinnati Reds RHP Mike Leake was arrested ...

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  21. Become A Fan Of The Durham Bulls

    I came across something that I thought was really cool, is easy for everyone to do, and most importantly, supports a very good cause. As some of you know, tornadoes and hurricanes hit the North Carolina region on Saturday...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  22. Oakland Athletics: The Maturation Of Brandon McCarthy

    Brandon McCarthy was once a top prospect for the Chicago White Sox. Baseball America had him as high as third in the White Sox organization back in 2005...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 183 reads 0 comments

  23. 2011 Major League Baseball Draft Order

    With the NFL draft just a couple of weeks away, I thought it was a good time to remind everyone that the Major League Baseball draft is quickly approaching and is just a couple of months away...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 129 reads 0 comments

  24. Cleveland Indians Activate Grady Sizemore

    The Cleveland Indians have activated CF Grady Sizemore for their game against the Baltimore Orioles. He will bat leadoff and play center for the Tribe today. Sizemore hit ...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  25. Joe Nathan Out As Closer for the Minnesota Twins

    According to Neal LaVelle of the Minneapolis Star Tribune , via Twitter , the Minnesota Twins have replaced Joe Nathan as closer, with Matt Capps now taking on closing duties...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about over 3 years ago 82 reads 1 comments