Top 25 Breakdown: No. 20 Wake Forest

Top 25 Breakdown: No. 20 Wake Forest 2018 Record: 25-32. RPI: 71. Coach (Record at school): Tom Walter (264-250, 9 seasons). Ballpark: David F. Couch Ballpark (Capacity: 3,823). Postseason History: 13 regionals (last in 2017), 2 CWS trips (last in 1955), 1 national title (1955). More: Fall Report on Wake Forest. Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Demon Deacons all season…

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Rosenthal: For the good of the sport, Tony Clark needs to lead the players to a compromise solution on improving the game

Rosenthal: For the good of the sport, Tony Clark needs to lead the players to a compromise solution on improving the game The problem is, the union agreed to the current collective bargaining agreement only 26 months ago. Agents criticized the annual thresholds as too low from almost the moment the terms were announced, but…

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Royals’ Eric Skoglund given 80-game suspension for PEDs

Royals’ Eric Skoglund given 80-game suspension for PEDs NEW YORK—Kansas City Royals pitcher Eric Skoglund was suspended Wednesday for the season’s first 80 games after testing positive for two performance-enhancing substances. The MLB commissioner’s office said the positive tests were for selective androgen receptor modulators S-22 (Ostarine) and LGD-4033 (Ligandrol). Royals general manager Dayton Moore…

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Ready for a $2.5 billion swing at Major League Baseball? Portland Diamond Project charter investors revealed

Ready for a $2.5 billion swing at Major League Baseball? Portland Diamond Project charter investors revealed The Oregonian/OregonLive has learned the identities of the other “Charter” investors with the group that aims to bring a Major League Baseball club to Portland. The roster of investors includes: • Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson • Recording artist…

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Phil Birnbaum: Fun with splits

Phil Birnbaum: Fun with splits Below is one of Frank Thomas’s batting splits from his 1993 MVP season.  In one case, .367 with 33 HR, for a 1.251 OPS.  In the rest, .259 with 8 HR, for a 0.796 OPS.What’s the split?  New post: https://t.co/hJfJSY0qht pic.twitter.com/pKnVDM5rA Phil Birnbaum (@PhilBirnbaum) January 16, 2019 “Thomas 1” was…

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