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Jose Berrios dominates the Rockies, Julio Teheran plunks Jose Bautista, Jarrod Dyson does it all, and the Rangers keep winning.
The Thursday Takeaway
The Rockies and Twins played a doubleheader on Thursday, and the two currently unlikely divisional leaders split the games, with the Rockies taking the matinee and the Twins taking the nightcap. The most interesting thing to happen in the two games was the performance of
in the second game of the twin bill. Berrios pitched a gem in his return to the bigs last week, and he picked up right where he left off with his performance on Thursday night. Jose Berrios Read the full article...
Neftali Feliz falls apart, Craig Kimbrel dominates, Zack Greinke loses a no-hitter late, and Little League homers galore.
Adam Jones is treated horribly in Boston, Manny Machado stars on both sides of the ball, the Rangers and Astros spar, and the Giants get to Clayton Kershaw.
Toronto has a very bad day, Washington goes crazy at Coors Field, and the Red Sox and Yankees play fast for once.
Chris Sale was his usual self, Eric Thames was Babe Ruth, the Rangers won after going 27 batters without a hit.
Important questions answered at Wrigley Field, Yoenis Cespedes keeps rolling, and Michael Martinez takes the mound.
Yadier Molina showed us something new, Yasiel Puig turned back the clock, and Michael Lorenzen took a step toward two-way player. New York's rotation is a health risk, Jung-Ho Kang hasn't secured a visa, and Montreal wants back in MLB.
Good news, bad news for Mets' rotation
The Mets’ rotation is among the best in baseball, but most of the rotation could be considered an injury risk. In BP's
season preview of the Mets, Bryan Grosnick labeled and Steven Matz as the two biggest injury risks in New York’s rotation, and both pitchers received contrasting recent news when it came to injuries. Zack Wheeler Read the full article... Jose Quintana is still on the block, Luis Valbuena is hurt, and the WBC is thriving.
Quintana rumors drag on
One of the longest-enduring storylines of the offseason has been the White Sox and the saga surrounding left-hander
. He’s been at the center of trade rumors for months, and while there was a bit of a lull when spring training started that doesn’t mean that things have completely died down when it comes to trade talks. Jose Quintana Read the full article... Adrian Gonzalez is upset with the WBC, Scott Boras is upset with the Blue Jays, and Yasmany Tomas is injured.
Boras unhappy with Blue Jays' handling of Sanchez
Fortunately for Blue Jays right-hander
, he appears to be in good shape and should be healthy for the start of season. However, he won’t be receiving a significant pay raise. While nobody’s going to argue that he should’ve been getting paid on the same level as Aaron Sanchez and Mookie Betts , it’d be fair to say that he could be in line for a raise in pay after he had an eye-opening first full season for the Blue Jays that included winning the Kris Bryant title. ERA Read the full article... Kris Bryant gets a big raise from the Cubs, and the Tigers and Braves go in search of outfield help.
Bryant breaks Trout's record
Last week, the Red Sox gave
a 2017 contract worth $950,000. While the runner-up in the AL MVP voting came just short of Mookie Betts ’s record $1 million pre-arbitration contract renewal back in 2014, the NL MVP winner ended up breaking Trout’s record this week. Jon Heyman is Mike Trout reporting that will be paid $1.05 million by the Cubs for the 2017 season, which is now the new record for pre-arbitration salary. Kris Bryant Read the full article... David Price's elbow is hurting, Mookie Betts' wallet is growing, and the Nationals are shopping Derek Norris.
Price visiting Dr. Andrews
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