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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baseball

Brandon Phillips: Stats, analytics are messing up baseball

Count Brandon Phillips as part of the anti-analytics group of athletes. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale wrote a terrific article juxtaposing Cincinnati Reds teammates Phillips and Joey Votto, both of whom have had a terrific careers despite polar opposite approaches at the plate. Phillips is a swinger who has never walked more than 46 times in…Read More

Roy Halladay zings A-Rod over Twitter

Roy Halladay brings the heat even in retirement. The former two-time Cy Young winner sent a funny tweet Monday morning that included a zinger against A-Rod: I recorded my first strike out since retirement! Time for a comeback? She has a better swing then Arod! No steroids pic.twitter.com/98ytAyTUy0 — Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) March 23, 2015…Read More

Justin Verlander: I ‘didn’t earn’ opening day start

Justin Verlander made his debut with the Tigers in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of baseball’s best pitchers. He’s been named to six All-Star teams and won both an American League MVP Award and Cy Young Award since then. Verlander has also taken the ball as Detroit’s opening day starter, an honor generally…Read More

Clayton Kershaw takes line drive to face, stays in game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Los Angeles Dodgers received quite a scare on Friday afternoon when their ace, $215 million man Clayton Kershaw, took a soft liner to the face. Kershaw was pitching in a Cactus League game against the Oakland A’s when infielder Andy Parrino hit a line drive straight back to…Read More

Carlos Beltran was a Taco Bell fiend in the minor leagues

Carlos Beltran had a pretty remarkable diet when he played in the minor leagues. And when we say he had a remarkable diet, we mean we’re shocked he was able to put together such a fine career given the junk he consumed. The New York Times did a feature Thursday on the Yankees’ attempt to…Read More

Brady Aiken leaves first IMG Academy start after 13 pitches

Brady Aiken’s debut for IMG Academy did not go the way he wanted. Aiken, who was the No. 1 overall pick by the Houston Astros last year but did not sign because of a monetary dispute, elected to attend IMG Academy as he prepares to re-enter the draft. He made his first start Thursday and…Read More

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