Rookie Radar: NL West

Rookie Radar: NL West MLBTR’s Jeff Todd has already run through the American League Central and the American League West in previewing some of the interesting young talent that could surface in the Majors this season. We’ll tackle the NL West next — a particularly interesting division given the enviable bevy of young talent that…

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The pain of no Opening Day

The pain of no Opening Day Some things remain unchanged; all along 126th Street, the chop-shop guys still have their eagle eyes tuned to any dent on the bumpers of passing cars. You have a scratch on the door? Like always, they are eager to help, offering up business cards while properly outfitted in uniforms…

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Rebound Candidate: Joey Votto

Rebound Candidate: Joey Votto Reds first baseman Joey Votto is no doubt one of the most successful position players in the history of baseball. The 36-year-old is a six-time All-Star and a onetime National League Most Valuable Player who, since he made his major league debut in 2007, has amassed 56.2 fWAR and batted .307/.421/.519…

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Doctors have coronavirus concerns about Noah Syndergaard’s elbow surgery

Doctors have coronavirus concerns about Noah Syndergaard’s elbow surgery The tug-of-war between individual rights and sacrifice for the greater good has spilled into the sports arena with Noah Syndergaard’s looming Tommy John surgery. The Mets right-hander is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla., to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament, with…

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Red Sox Sign Yairo Munoz

Red Sox Sign Yairo Munoz The Red Sox have signed utility player Yairo Munoz to a minor league contract, according to their transactions page. The club assigned Munoz to Triple-A Pawtucket. Munoz came available when the Cardinals released him March 7. The two sides’ relationship took an especially sour turn when Munoz, upset by the…

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Mike Francesa blames Mets ‘dummies’ as Noah Syndergaard surgery ignites coronavirus outrage

Mike Francesa blames Mets ‘dummies’ as Noah Syndergaard surgery ignites coronavirus outrage Mike Francesa called the Mets “dummies” for announcing Tuesday that star pitcher Noah Syndergaard would undergo Tommy John surgery this week to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Many on social media were angered that Syndergaard would be undergoing…

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Aaron Hicks Begins Throwing Program

Aaron Hicks Begins Throwing Program Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks has been cleared to begin a throwing program, manager Aaron Boone told reporters Wednesday (Twitter links via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com). Boone didn’t provide a further timetable on Hicks, but it’s a notable step in the 30-year-old’s recovery from last October’s Tommy John surgery. As…

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