NL Notes: D-Backs/Greinke, Keller/Rodriguez, Cards, Nats

NL Notes: D-Backs/Greinke, Keller/Rodriguez, Cards, Nats Zach Buchanan of The Athletic recently took an interesting look at the Diamondbacks’ recently concluded experience with big-money starter Zack Greinke. While you’ll want to read the entire piece (subscription link), a few comments from team president Derrick Hall are worth highlighting here in particular. “If you’re going to make…

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A-Rod’s valuables taken from car after S.F. game

A-Rod’s valuables taken from car after S.F. game “ESPN baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez was among a group of people who had valuables stolen from an SUV Sunday night in San Francisco.” Shame.  But … $500,000 worth of jewelry and other items?  Who keeps those kind of goodies in their vehicle?  Still, a shame. Source: http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/a-rods_valuables_taken_from_car_after_sf_game

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Phillies Replace Hitting Coach John Mallee With Charlie Manuel

Phillies Replace Hitting Coach John Mallee With Charlie Manuel In a rather surprising turn, the Phillies have announced that hitting coach John Mallee has been “relieved … of his duties.” He’ll be replaced by none other than Charlie Manuel, the club’s grizzled former skipper. MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki first tweeted the news. Source: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/08/phillies-replace-hitting-coach-john-mallee-with-charlie-manuel.html

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Anthopolous On Struggling Braves’ Pen: “We’ll Ride It Out”

Anthopolous On Struggling Braves’ Pen: “We’ll Ride It Out” The Braves felt they had sorted out their bullpen issues with a trio of trade-deadline acquisitions, but it hasn’t turned out that way. Jeff Schultz of The Athletic (subscription link) recently examined the situation, featuring the thoughts of GM Alex Anthopoulos. More than anything, the Atlanta roster architect…

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