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Tigers Banking on Pitching Talent from 2013 MLB Draft Going Forward

Tigers Banking on Pitching Talent from 2013 MLB Draft Going Forward

The Detroit Tigers have made their fair share of deals to address pitching this winter. After trading starter Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals, inking closer Joe Nathan to a two-year deal, adding former Yankees right-hander... 
Boston Red Sox are 2013 World Series Champions

Boston Red Sox are 2013 World Series Champions

The Boston Red Sox faithful can breath easy. The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions for the eighth time in franchise history. For the third time in the past 10 seasons. And for the first time since 1918, the Red Sox clinched... 
Boston Red Sox Slam Cardinals for 8-1 in Game 1

Boston Red Sox Slam Cardinals for 8-1 in Game 1

For the fourth time in history, the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals will square off in baseball’s fall classic. For the third time in those matchups, the Red Sox would grab a victory in Game 1, as Boston took an easy 8-1... 
2013 NLCS Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

2013 NLCS Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Hall of Famer and philosophical laureate Yogi Berra may have said it best, “in baseball, you don’t know nothing.” Contradictions aside, it may be plausible to assert that baseball is a game founded on the principle of unpredictability.... 
Boston Red Sox Down Rays 3-1 and Advance to ALCS

Boston Red Sox Down Rays 3-1 and Advance to ALCS

Get out the champagne goggles everyone. The Boston Red Sox will advance to their first ALCS since 2008 when they lost in seven games to the Tampa Bay Rays, who would go onto lose to the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series. After... 
Detroit Tigers Rally to Force Game 5 Against Athletics with 8-6 Win

Detroit Tigers Rally to Force Game 5 Against Athletics with 8-6 Win

After jumping out to an early 1-0 series lead on Friday behind a strong effort by Max Scherzer, the Detroit Tigers would falter heading into the weekend, dropping both Games 2 and 3 to the Oakland Athletics. Facing elimination at the... 
2013 ALDS: Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics Pitching Analysis and Preview

2013 ALDS: Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics Pitching Analysis and Preview

For the second straight year, the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics will meet in the American League Division Series. It will be just the third time in postseason history that both teams will face one another, the first occurring... 
BNS Top 50 MLB Prospects: End-Of-Season Report and Analysis

BNS Top 50 MLB Prospects: End-Of-Season Report and Analysis

Now that the minor league season has concluded and the major league postseason pursuit is in full gear, it is now an appropriate time to look back at the prospects who have made a name for themselves as some of the premier up-and-coming... 
Miguel Sano or Maikel Franco: Who Will Be the Better MLB Third Baseman?

Miguel Sano or Maikel Franco: Who Will Be the Better MLB Third Baseman?

The late Buck O’Neil, star first baseman for the Kansas City Monarchs and ambassador for the sport of baseball, recalled in his autobiography that he once heard a unique crack from the bat of Bo Jackson, a crack he had only ever... 
Cardinals Oscar Taveras Set to be Next Best Thing in Baseball

Cardinals Oscar Taveras Set to be Next Best Thing in Baseball

While much of the recent attention has been centered around the Minnesota Twins’ Byron Buxton, who has propelled himself to status as the premier batting prospect in the game after a remarkable 2013 campaign, he will most likely... 
Ranking the Best Pitches From the Top MLB Pitching Prospects

Ranking the Best Pitches From the Top MLB Pitching Prospects

The regular season has ended and playoffs are in full bloom at varying levels in the minor leagues. As the baseball season draws to a close, the time has come to reflect back on the prospects and their respective performances that... 
Chicago Cubs Prospect Javier Baez Analysis and Scouting Report

Chicago Cubs Prospect Javier Baez Analysis and Scouting Report

While Byron Buxton, the top ranked prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization (and arguably in all of professional baseball), was named the 2013 Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America on Wednesday, the question looms... 
2013 MLB Awards: Top 5 NL MVP Contenders

2013 MLB Awards: Top 5 NL MVP Contenders

While the field is certainly competitive in the National League, the battle for the National League Most Valuable Player Award has realistically come down to two men, Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen and St. Louis’ Yadier Molina. While... 
Top 5 2013 AL Cy Young Contenders and Predictions

Top 5 2013 AL Cy Young Contenders and Predictions

While Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw has essentially pitched his way to becoming the clear front-runner for the Cy Young Award in the National League, it appears that Detroit’s Max Scherzer is slowly, but surely becoming an almost... 
2013 MLB Awards: Top 5 NL Cy Young Award Contenders

2013 MLB Awards: Top 5 NL Cy Young Award Contenders

While Detroit’s Max Scherzer is slowly becoming the premier front-runner for the American League Cy Young Award, the field behind him is certainly competitive and holds substantial depth. Such can be considered the opposite case... 
2013 MLB September Call-Ups: New York Yankees Projections

2013 MLB September Call-Ups: New York Yankees Projections

As the month of September approaches in the coming days, teams will be allowed to expand their active roster from the typical 25-man to a 40-man roster setup. While contenders are able to garner further talent to bolster their respective... 
2013 MLB September Call-Ups: Boston Red Sox Projections

2013 MLB September Call-Ups: Boston Red Sox Projections

After a west coast road trip that saw the Red Sox take back-to-back three-game sets against the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston will settle into a nine-game home stretch, commencing with a series against AL... 
2013 September Call-Ups: Top Prospects and Projections

2013 September Call-Ups: Top Prospects and Projections

As we reach the final days of August, all 30 major league clubs are gearing up for the final month of the season and planning for either the postseason stretch ahead or the start of the 2014 season. With the commencement of September,... 
2014 MLB Draft Preview: Top 10 Prospects and Projections

2014 MLB Draft Preview: Top 10 Prospects and Projections

While the college baseball season is a distant memory and much of the summer showcases and tournaments are in the rearview mirror, it is an appropriate time to assess the Top 10 prospects for the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. This... 
2013 Perfect Game All-American Classic: Rosters and Top 5 Players

2013 Perfect Game All-American Classic: Rosters and Top 5 Players

The 2013 Perfect Game All-American Classic presented by Rawlings will take place on Sunday, August 11 at PETCO Park in San Diego, California, as 51 of the country’s top high school players will showcase their talents in an East-West... 
10 Players That Should Have Been Traded at Deadline

10 Players That Should Have Been Traded at Deadline

The 2013 trade deadline has come and gone, leaving behind a faint whisper of what has typically been seen at each year’s deadline. The premier deal at the deadline was the seven-player deal that sent Jake Peavy to the Boston... 
Red Sox Trade Rumors: 5 Players Boston Needs to Consider

Red Sox Trade Rumors: 5 Players Boston Needs to Consider

After an embarrassing shutout loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night, the Boston Red Sox relinquished the outright lead in the AL East division for the first time since May 27, as the Tampa Bay Rays have recently surged to grab... 
Rays Top Prospect Taylor Guerrieri Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

Rays Top Prospect Taylor Guerrieri Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

The top pitching prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, Taylor Guerrieri, underwent Tommy John surgery today and will most likely be out until the 2015 season. Guerrieri was slated to pitch in the 2013 Futures Game, but was scratched... 
MLB Trade Deadline: Francisco Rodriguez Trade Analysis

MLB Trade Deadline: Francisco Rodriguez Trade Analysis

Following the announcement that the Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun would be suspended for the remaining 65 games of the 2013 season on Monday, the Brewers went ahead and made a deal for a future big bat on Tuesday. The Brewers... 
MLB Trade Deadline: Trade Analysis of Matt Garza Deal

MLB Trade Deadline: Trade Analysis of Matt Garza Deal

After completing their third trade in the past month on July 8, which saw the Cubs send Scott Hairston to the Washington Nationals for pitching prospect Ivan Pineyro, Chicago finally completed a deal involving their premier trade chip,... 
Top 10 MLB Pitching Prospects Who Should Make Debut First

Top 10 MLB Pitching Prospects Who Should Make Debut First

We have witnessed some of the brightest pitching prospects in the game make their much anticipated major league debuts this season, from Kevin Gausman to Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler. Most recently we saw Houston Astros top prospect... 
Clayton Kershaw Outduels Jordan Zimmermann in 9-2 Win

Clayton Kershaw Outduels Jordan Zimmermann in 9-2 Win

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw turned in yet another strong outing on Sunday afternoon, outdueling Washington Nationals ace Jordan Zimmermann in a 9-2 rout of the Nationals at Nationals Park. For the 17th time this season,... 
Indians Justin Masterson ‘Masterful’ in 7-1 Victory

Indians Justin Masterson ‘Masterful’ in 7-1 Victory

After a pair of starts that saw the Indians ace surrender eight runs and walk nine, Justin Masterson bounced back on Sunday afternoon by turning in a masterful victory, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-1 rout of the Minnesota Twins... 
Matt Harvey Outduels Cliff Lee in Dominant Win

Matt Harvey Outduels Cliff Lee in Dominant Win

In his first outing back since getting the starting nod at the 84th All-Star Game before his home crowd at Citi Field, New York Mets ace Matt Harvey turned in a dominant performance on Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies,... 
MLB: Top 10 Rookie Performers in 2013 (So Far)

MLB: Top 10 Rookie Performers in 2013 (So Far)

The All-Star Game has come and gone, the July trade deadline will pass on by in less than two weeks, and all 30 major league clubs are gearing for the summer stretch ahead and potential postseason runs. On Tuesday, we witnessed a 3-0... 
Yoenis Cespedes Slugs His Way to 2013 Home Run Derby Title

Yoenis Cespedes Slugs His Way to 2013 Home Run Derby Title

Despite not earning a selection on the American League All-Star roster, Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes stole the show in Monday night’s Home Run Derby at Citi Field, highlighted by an electrifying first round performance... 
MLB: 10 Good Offseason Deals Gone Bad

MLB: 10 Good Offseason Deals Gone Bad

As the 2013 season transitions past the halfway mark, all 30 major league teams must prepare themselves for the summer stretch ahead and eventually the light at the end of the tunnel that is the postseason. Leading up to the start... 
Toronto Blue Jays First Round Pick Phil Bickford Does Not Sign

Toronto Blue Jays First Round Pick Phil Bickford Does Not Sign

As the signing deadline for selections in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft passed as of 5:00 PM on Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays certainly kept it interesting by making two last minute signings and failing to make one significant signing... 
Top 50 MLB Prospects: Midseason Report, List and Analysis

Top 50 MLB Prospects: Midseason Report, List and Analysis

This year’s All-Star Game in New York will be upon us in a week’s time, which means after three months of baseball, we have finally reached the midpoint of the season. In those three months we have witnessed a slew of surprise... 
Red Sox Trade Rumors: 5 Players That Should Be on Boston’s Radar

Red Sox Trade Rumors: 5 Players That Should Be on Boston’s Radar

The Boston Red Sox currently hold onto the best record in the American League at 55-37 and as a result have sat atop the AL East standings for over a month and a half. Despite the fact that Boston has been able to establish themselves... 
Trade Rumors: Phillies Interested in Joba Chamberlain

Trade Rumors: Phillies Interested in Joba Chamberlain

According to Mark Feinsand of New York News Daily, the Philadelphia Phillies are expressing interest in New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain. It is no secret that the Phillies are open to trading Michael Young and even Carlos... 
Jeff Francoeur Set to Sign With Giants

Jeff Francoeur Set to Sign With Giants

After being released by the Kansas City Royals earlier this month, Jeff Francoeur would experience free agency for just a short period as the San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement with Francoeur, according to a report by Ken... 
2013 Home Run Derby Participants and Previews

2013 Home Run Derby Participants and Previews

The eight players who will participate in this year’s Home Run Derby were announced Monday afternoon on Baseball Tonight’s Twitter feed and much buzz is already surrounding this year’s field of participants. This... 
MLB Trade Deadline 2013: Top Suitors for Cubs Matt Garza

MLB Trade Deadline 2013: Top Suitors for Cubs Matt Garza

As was the case during last year’s trade deadline before an elbow injury derailed the rest of his season, Matt Garza is once again one of the premier names being shopped around and gaining interest across both leagues. Although... 
Top 5 MLB Prospects That Could Make Second-Half Debut

Top 5 MLB Prospects That Could Make Second-Half Debut

We are rapidly approaching the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field and the midway point has already passed in a season that has witnessed the promotions of some of baseball’s top prospects. Amongst those promotions include the likes... 
Tyler Skaggs Dominates in Return for Arizona

Tyler Skaggs Dominates in Return for Arizona

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Tyler Skaggs was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Friday to replace an injured Trevor Cahill, who was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday with a right hip contusion, and turned in a masterful outing against... 
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Plates 5 Runs in Mets 12-5 Rout of Brewers

Kirk Nieuwenhuis Plates 5 Runs in Mets 12-5 Rout of Brewers

Kirk Nieuwenhuis was almost the hero in yesterday’s loss to the Diamondbacks in 15 innings, launching a solo home run in the 14th to tie the game. However, Friday was a different story, as Nieuwenhuis turned in a career performance... 
Nelson Cruz Grand Slam Leads Rangers in 10-5 Victory

Nelson Cruz Grand Slam Leads Rangers in 10-5 Victory

It was his only hit of the evening, but Nelson Cruz‘s grand slam in the bottom of the second inning proved to be the deciding dagger that would help propel the Texas Rangers to an eventual 10-5 rout of the Houston Astros on Friday. After... 
Scouting Report: Detroit Tigers Nick Castellanos

Scouting Report: Detroit Tigers Nick Castellanos

The Detroit Tigers selected Nick Castellanos with the 44th overall pick in the 2010 first-year player draft and nearly three years later is considered one of the best pure hitting prospects in the minor leagues. Castellanos has improved... 
Pirates Gerrit Cole Handed First Loss in Phillies 6-4 Victory

Pirates Gerrit Cole Handed First Loss in Phillies 6-4 Victory

Pittsburgh Pirates rookie starter Gerrit Cole, after registering wins in each of his first four career starts, was handed his first career loss on Thursday as the Pirates fell to the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 6-4. Coming... 
Tigers Justin Verlander Dominates Toronto in 11-1 Rout

Tigers Justin Verlander Dominates Toronto in 11-1 Rout

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander appears to have worked out the kinks that have overshadowed much of his season, as he helped lead the Tigers in an 11-1 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Independence Day. Coming into Thursday’s... 
Allen Webster Earns First Win in Red Sox 8-2 Victory

Allen Webster Earns First Win in Red Sox 8-2 Victory

After a difficult start to his big league career, Boston Red Sox rookie starter Allen Webster turned in a solid outing on Thursday to capture his first major league victory, an 8-2 rout of the San Diego Padres that capped a three-game... 
Diamondbacks Edge Mets in 15-inning Marathon

Diamondbacks Edge Mets in 15-inning Marathon

The Arizona Diamondbacks came out on top against the New York Mets on Thursday, coming away with a 5-4 victory after 15 innings of back-and-forth play. New York struck first, scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth on a Marlon Byrd... 
Yunel Escobar Comes Up Big for Rays in 7-5 Victory

Yunel Escobar Comes Up Big for Rays in 7-5 Victory

Yunel Escobar came up big on multiple occasions for the Tampa Bay Rays, leading his team to a 7-5 victory in extra innings over the Houston Astros on Independence Day. Tampa Bay started off the game with an early 1-0 lead in the first,... 
2013 Triple-A All-Star Game Rosters, Schedule and Preview

2013 Triple-A All-Star Game Rosters, Schedule and Preview

The rosters for the 2013 Triple-A All Star Game have been announced and some of professional baseball’s finest prospects in the International League (IL) and Pacific Coast League (PCL) will face off on July 17 at Aces Ballpark...