Gregory Polanco looks to find swing in Triple-A
Aug26

Gregory Polanco looks to find swing in Triple-A

After a grueling 1-for-30 stretch, Gregory Polanco found himself re-joining the Indianapolis lineup and hitting second Tuesday night. However, Polanco does not view this as entirely a demotion, but also as an opportunity. “I could be up there, not playing and being on the bench,” Polanco said. “You are not going to get better like that. When you are playing every day, that’s how you get better. They made that decision to send me here...

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The Details on Tony Sanchez Making His First Career Start at First Base
Aug22

The Details on Tony Sanchez Making His First Career Start at First Base

After well documented struggles behind the plate for the past couple seasons, Tony Sanchez will make his first career start at first base Friday night for Indianapolis. While the future of the position change is up in the air, it will allow the organization to keep Elias Diaz and Sanchez’s bat in the lineup every day. The move that Sanchez would play some first base was announced just after Diaz was promoted. “I’m not really sure, as...

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Prospect Rewind: Josh Harrison is Exceeding All of His Old Prospect Reports
Aug22

Prospect Rewind: Josh Harrison is Exceeding All of His Old Prospect Reports

In the past, we’ve done the Prospect Rewind series, looking back at the reports on certain players, and how they’ve fallen short of those reports, met their reports, or exceeded the projections. With the recent success from Josh Harrison in the majors, I felt like it was a good time to look back on his prospect reports, to see what he was projected to become. This is also a reminder that the 2014 Prospect Guide is on sale...

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The Pirates Bench Shows the Real Problem With This Team, and It’s Not the Bench
Aug19

The Pirates Bench Shows the Real Problem With This Team, and It’s Not the Bench

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a horrible bench right now. That includes Michael Martinez, Brent Morel, and Jayson Nix. Morel has a .372 OPS, Nix has a .284 OPS, and Martinez has a .363 OPS. Some of those guys have even been getting starts, due to various struggles and injuries the Pirates have seen. The Pirates have had some problems lately, leading to a 7-10 record in August, and a recent six game losing streak. The bench illustrates...

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Rob Manfred Elected as the New MLB Commissioner
Aug14

Rob Manfred Elected as the New MLB Commissioner

Major League Baseball owners have elected Rob Manfred as the new commissioner to replace Bud Selig next year. This is according to Jon Heyman. Manfred wins — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 14, 2014 This is a move that pretty much assures MLB will continue to be operated in the same way that it has been under Selig. Bob Nightengale of USA Today had an article on the battle between the commissioner candidates, and had this to...

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Only One More Vote Needed For a New MLB Commissioner
Aug14

Only One More Vote Needed For a New MLB Commissioner

The Major League Baseball owners are meeting today to vote on a new commissioner. The two remaining candidates are Rob Manfred and Tom Werner. I wrote about the two candidates the other day, and what each could mean for the future of baseball. A candidate needs 23 votes to be the commissioner. Anything shy of 23 votes leads to another vote. According to Jon Heyman, the vote has Manfred with 22, one shy of what is needed. Vote produced...

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