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New York Mets Top Chicago Cubs 6-1 in Ike Davis’s Debut

Posted: 19th April 2010 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
After a rough road trip, the Mets came back to Citi Field and took care of business as they rolled over the Cubs 6-1. Jon Neise pitched decently. Though he gave up eight hits and walked three, he managed to strike out seven and make it through 5 2/3 innings. Fernando Nieve , who relieved Neise in the sixth, ended with the win, as the Mets would ...

Ike Davis Called Up

Posted: 19th April 2010 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
The New York Mets finally called up first base prospect Ike Davis to the major league team today. Manager Jerry Manuel has already penciled him into the sixth slot of the starting lineup. While the season may only be a little over two weeks old, some believe that this move was already overdue. Davis batted .480 with three home runs and 10 runs batted in in 25 at bats during ...

Sky Is the Limit for Roy Halladay in the NL

Posted: 10th March 2010 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
During the better part of the year and a half prior to December 2009, many baseball fans were kept guessing as to whether or not Roy "Doc" Halladay of the Toronto Blue Jays would be dealt from the team and where it would be. For most, it was a question of "when" not "if" arguably the best pitcher in the game would land with a contender sporting a fat wallet. On Dec. 16th, the speculation ...

Curtis Granderson To New York Yankees

Posted: 8th December 2009 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
Two days into the general manager winter meetings in Indianapolis, the Yankees have made their first big move of the offseason. It has been reported that New York has acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson in a three-way trade with the Detroit Tigers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the deal, the Tigers will receive Yankee relief pitcher Phil Coke and top outfield prospect Austin Jackson and the young Arizona starting ...
รก The Phillies have taken care of the hole left at third base by Pedro Feliz after the team declined to pick up his option for 2010. Philadelphia signed Placido Polanco, who played second base for the Detroit Tigers over the past four plus seasons, to an $18 million, three-year contract earlier today. It is his second tenure with Philly (Polanco played for the Phillies from 2002 into ...

Derek Jeter Named Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year”

Posted: 30th November 2009 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
While Derek Jeter may have missed out on winning the American League MVP Award to Joe Mauer, this is one award no one can take away from him. It was announced today that Jeter will be named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. This is the first time that a Yankee has won the award in the 56 years of its existence, and the first time a baseball player ...

Joe Mauer Nearly Unanimous for AL MVP

Posted: 23rd November 2009 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
The American League Most Valuable Player Award was announced today. As expected, Minnesota Twin backstop Joe Mauer ran away with the honor. Voting for Mauer was nearly unanimous, as he received 27 of the 28 first place votes. Though he came in fourth, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers received the only other first place vote. Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees came in ...

Chris Coghlan, Andrew Bailey Announced as MLB Rookie of the Year Winners

Posted: 16th November 2009 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
The National League and American League Rookie of the Year Awards were handed out this afternoon, both of which had most baseball fans asking, "Who the heck is that?" The National League honors went to Florida Marlin outfielder Chris Coghlan. Coghlan hit .321 during his first season, with 162 hits, nine home runs, 47 driven in, and an .850 on-base plus slugging percentage in 504 at-bats. The ...

Seattle Mariners: The Kid Is Back for Another

Posted: 11th November 2009 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
Word coming out of the continental northwest today is that Ken Griffey Jr. will return to play for the Seattle Mariners in 2010. It could be the final year of his Hall of Fame career. The one-year contract is estimated to be worth around $2 million, similar to the contract Griffey signed last year during the first season of his second go-round with the Mariners. ...

Red Sox Tying Up The Loose Ends

Posted: 9th November 2009 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
The Boston Red Sox made a few moves today to ensure that most of their 2009 roster stays intact for 2010. According to MLB.com, Boston has picked up catcher Victor Martinez's $7.1 million club option for 2010. Martinez hit .303 with 23 home runs and 108 driven in over the entire 2009 season, while hitting .336 with eight homers and 41 runs batted in after ...