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Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors: Deal with Yankees reportedly reached

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null Baseball Where will Giancarlo Stanton, the No. 1 subject of trade rumors, play in 2018? That’s perhaps the greatest mystery of the offseason so far.The Marlins slugger seems likely to be traded as the team tries to shed salary amid yet another rebuild. Stanton’s huge contract and full no-trade clause will certainly limit the market, but there’s definitely plenty of interest in the NL MVP who led all of baseball will 59 home runs in 2017. FAGAN: Stanton has choice of uniforms until 2020 opt-out clauseWe’ll keep track of all the latest news and trade rumors around Stanton, so check back often. Giancarlo Stanton trade rumorsRumor, Dec. 9: Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic backs up Jon Heyman’s previous report, reporting a deal is done between the Marlins and the Yankees.Rumor, Dec. 9: Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that a deal has been reached between the Marlins and the Yankees to send Stanton to New York. This, of course, is subject to a physical, and Stanton’s willingness to waive his no-trade clause. Mark Feinsand of .com is less certain that a deal is done, according to his sources. Related News The 15 worst free-agent signings of all time Rumor, Dec. 8: The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal was the first to report Friday night that the Yankees and Marlins have begun discussing a trade for Stanton. Multiple reports stressed talks were in the early stages, but Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan added “momentum for Stanton to (the) Yankees is significant.”Rumor, Dec. 8: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that Stanton has officially rejected to waive his no-trade clause that would put him in a Giants uniform.Official, Dec. 8: The St. Louis Cardinals officially pulled out of the race to land Giancarlo Stanton. Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt put out a statement in which he declared the team has given up trying to trade for the Marlins slugger.Rumor, Dec. 7: Craig Mish of Siriux/XM Radio reports that Stanton would approve a trade to four teams, and none of them are the Giants or Cardinals. Instead, they’re the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs and Astros.Rumor, Dec. 6: Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports the Giants anticipate Stanton wi夜网论坛ll decide by the end of the week.Rumor, Dec. 5: Craig Mish of Sirius/XM Radio has full details on names and money in a potential Giants-Marlins trade for Stanton. Giants would send Tyler Beede, Heliot Ramos, Chris Shaw and Christian Arroyo to Miami. Rumor, Dec. 3: Jon Heyman reports that we should hunker down, because a decision from Stanton won’t be coming for at least another week.Rumor, Dec. 3: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that deals are in place with Miami between both St. Louis and San Francisco for a trade. Craig Mish of SiriusXM says a deal could be fina[……]

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CC being CC: Yankees’ Sabathia has tapped into his old self during playoffs

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Baseball null null null NEW YORK — CC Sabathia was just being CC Sabathia on Monday night.That was the explanation the veteran pitcher provided when asked whether he said something to Josh Reddick after the Houston outfielder slammed his helmet down in disgust after making out to end the sixth inning during the Yankees’ 8-1 win in Game 3. Sabathia appeared unappreciative of the gesture. Prone to NSFW trash talking from time to time, the left-hander shouted a mouthful in what looked to be Reddick’s direction.   “That was just me being me, man,” Sabathia said after the game, amused by the observation. Really, though, Game 3 of the ALCS was about Sabathia being himself — his old self — on the mound. He doesn’t throw in the high 90s anymore and it’s been years since he’s gone the distance, but Monday night was as vintage as it gets for the 37-year-old.With New York down 2-0 in the series and in desperate need of a win at home, Sabathia blanked baseball’s most lethal lineup. He went six strong, allowing three hits while striking out five. He issued four walks, but Sabathia gave the Yankees everything he had, hurling 99 pitches — just short of his season-high.MORE: Todd Frazier is latest Yankees third baseman to earn playoff pinstripesAfter 18 previous starts, it was his first scoreless outing in the postseason.“It’s weird. Me being 37, smoke and mirrors, getting a shutout,” Sabathia said, more laughter ensuing.But Sabathia has been dominant all October, having now allowed a total of four earned runs in 15.2 innings while striking out 19 over three starts. He’s not the ace he once was, but time after time he’s breathed new life into the Yankees.“He’s a bulldog. It’s one of those things. Look 夜网论坛at the size of him. And he looks like a bear out there on the mound, just ready to pounce on somebody. He has that going for him. And he hits his spots,” said Todd Frazier, who hit a home run in the win. “He’s made for this, for sure.”The truth is, it took some time for Sabathia to become the pitcher he is now.Once a fireballing, perennial Cy Young contender, he struggled mightily when his stuff began to diminish while also battling knee issues. From 2013 to 2015, Sabathia was a shell of his former — and current — self, posting a losing record with a 4.81 ERA and 1.402 WHIP.He improved in 2016, though, his knee in healthier shape and an alcohol problem under control. He put up a 3.91 ERA in 179.2 innings, his best marks in years. In 2017, however, he was even better.With free agency pending, Sabathia stayed healthy for 27 starts, going 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.319 WHIP in 148.2 innings. He looked dominant down the stretch prior to[……]

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Yan Gomes delivers walk-off hit in 13th inning to complete Indians' wild comeback

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null null Baseball null With a runner on second and nobody out in the bottom of the 13th inning, Yan Gomes delivered a walk-off win for the Indians against the Yankees Friday night.Austin Jackson led off the inning with a walk and stole second two pitches into Gomes’ at-bat. After working the count full, Gomes sent a Dellin Betances pitch down the third-base line and passed a diving Ronald Torreyes as Jackson came around to score to give Cleveland a 9-8 victory in Game 2 of their ALDS series. . @Yan_AGomes 💪💪💪The @Indians walk off #ALDS Game 2! pic.twitter.com/JpWUh4lOZn— Network (@Network) October 7, 2017With the win, the Indians take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.Gomes also provided the biggest defensive play for the Indians. In the top of the 11th, he threw a strike to second base and picked off Torreyes, who’d advanced on an overthrow with no one out, and Cleveland went on to escape the inning unscathed.   What an unbelievable throw and tag from @Yan_AGomes to @Lindor12BC pic.twitter.com/fLDLpyiAsj— Lookout Sports (@Lookout_Sports) October 7, 2017New York jumped out to an 8-3 lead, but Cleveland rallied and tied the score on a Jay Bruce home run in the eighth. Francisco Lindor started the Indians’ comeback in the sixth, when he hit a grand slam off Yanke夜网论坛es reliever Chad Green.[……]

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Mistakes matter: Joe Girardi's mental error helps Cleveland pull off epic comeback

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null null Baseball null Want to know the secret to winning in October? Don’t make mistakes. That’s the simple truth, the essential element of playoff baseball.  Do. Not. Make. Mistakes.Before the playoffs started, I asked David Ross, who was part of two World Series winners (Boston 2013, Cubs 2016), what he thought was the secret to winning in October. He started off talking about momentum and starting pitching and how bullpens play such a huge role in today’s game. And then he paused for a moment and spoke the most basic truth.  BENDER: Cleveland’s magical momentum points toward bigger moment“The one thing I’ll tell you is every detail matters in the playoffs. Every mistake is magnified,” he said. “Nine times out of 10, the team that plays the cleanest game, without mistakes, is going to be the one that comes out ahead in a series, and in the playoffs in general.”Mistakes negate pregame advantages. Mistakes erase in-game leads. Mistakes are stunning and heartbreaking. Most of the time, when we think of playoff mistakes, we think of the players. We think of Taijuan Walker leaving a 3-1 pitch to Justin Turner over too much of the plate in the first inning of Game 1 of the NLDS. Turner smoked a three-run homer to give the Dodgers an early lead, and L.A. went on to win, 9-5. We think of Anthony Rendon, fumbling the ball when attempting to throw Javier Baez out at first in the sixth inning of that NLDS. Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was throwing a no-hitter at the time, and the Cubs capitalized on the opportunity. Back-to-back singles with two outs gave Chicago a 2-0 lead in a game it won, 3-0.MORE: Three takeaways from Cleveland’s Game 2 win“It’s definitely tough. It’s part of the game. It’s an error,” Rendon said after the game. “It’s like, it’s a car accident, not a car purpose. You know, it’s a mistake. We’re human. It’s definitely tough because Stras was pitching his tail off, and they happened to get two hits after that.”But the mistake from Friday’s four-game day that has the most legs? That was made by Yankees manager Joe Girardi. His wasn’t a physical mistake. His was a mental mistake, a miscalculation that quickly escalated into a nightmare for Yankees fans. A quick recap: Girardi’s club held an 8-3 lead in the sixth inning of Game 2. With two out and two on, pinch hitter Lonnie Chisenhall faced an 0-2 count when reliever Chad Green threw a pitch a little up and a little in. Home-plate umpire Dan Iassogna immediately signaled that the pitch hit Chisenhall in the hand and sent him toward first base. Yankees catche[……]

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awards 2016: Cubs' Kris Bryant wins first NL MVP

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null Baseball If baseball prognosticators are to be believed, it was only a matter of time before Kris 夜网论坛Bryant won his first of many Most Valuable Player awards.It came sooner rather than later Thursday, when the Cubs wunderkind was named National League MVP in his second major league season by near-unanimous decision. He received 29 of 30 first-place votes by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, with Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy and Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager second and third, respectively. Murphy got the remaining first-place vote. MORE: Bryant, Murphy, Seager on SN’s NL All-Star teamBryant, 24, built off his Rookie of the Year campaign in a big way, leading the NL with 7.7 wins above replacement and 121 runs scored while helping the Cubs end their infamous 108-year World Series drought. He also ranked in the top six in OPS (.939), home runs (39) and RBIs (102). MORE: Seager named SN’s NL Rookie of the YearThe second-overall pick in the 2013 draft arrived in the majors in 2015 amid fanfare unlike any Cubs player since perhaps Sammy Sosa, whose 1998 MVP campaign is the last time the franchise claimed the award. And Bryant has made quick work in meeting the lofty expectations.MORE: Trout named AL MVPBryant is the fourth player to be named Rookie of the Year and MVP in back-to-back seasons. Cal Ripken Jr., Ryan Howard and Dustin Pedroia were the others.[……]

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2021年9月27日
Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors: Deal with Yankees reportedly reached

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null Baseball Where will Giancarlo Stanton, the No. 1 subject of trade rumors, play in 2018? That’s perhaps the greatest mystery of the offseason so far.The Marlins slugger seems likely to be traded as the team tries to shed salary amid yet another rebuild. Stanton’s huge contract and full no-trade clause will certainly limit the market, but there’s definitely plenty of interest in the NL MVP who led all of baseball will 59 home runs in 2017. FAGAN: Stanton has choice of uniforms until 2020 opt-out clauseWe’ll keep track of all the latest news and trade rumors around Stanton, so check back often. Giancarlo Stanton trade rumorsRumor, Dec. 9: Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic backs up Jon Heyman’s previous report, reporting a deal is done between the Marlins and the Yankees.Rumor, Dec. 9: Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that a deal has been reached between the Marlins and the Yankees to send Stanton to New York. This, of course, is subject to a physical, and Stanton’s willingness to waive his no-trade clause. Mark Feinsand of .com is less certain that a deal is done, according to his sources. Related News The 15 worst free-agent signings of all time Rumor, Dec. 8: The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal was the first to report Friday night that the Yankees and Marlins have begun discussing a trade for Stanton. Multiple reports stressed talks were in the early stages, but Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan added “momentum for Stanton to (the) Yankees is significant.”Rumor, Dec. 8: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that Stanton has officially rejected to waive his no-trade clause that would put him in a Giants uniform.Official, Dec. 8: The St. Louis Cardinals officially pulled out of the race to land Giancarlo Stanton. Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt put out a statement in which he declared the team has given up trying to trade for the Marlins slugger.Rumor, Dec. 7: Craig Mish of Siriux/XM Radio reports that Stanton would approve a trade to four teams, and none of them are the Giants or Cardinals. Instead, they’re the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs and Astros.Rumor, Dec. 6: Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports the Giants anticipate Stanton wi夜网论坛ll decide by the end of the week.Rumor, Dec. 5: Craig Mish of Sirius/XM Radio has full details on names and money in a potential Giants-Marlins trade for Stanton. Giants would send Tyler Beede, Heliot Ramos, Chris Shaw and Christian Arroyo to Miami. Rumor, Dec. 3: Jon Heyman reports that we should hunker down, because a decision from Stanton won’t be coming for at least another week.Rumor, Dec. 3: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that deals are in place with Miami between both St. Louis and San Francisco for a trade. Craig Mish of SiriusXM says a deal could be fina[……]

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2021年9月27日
CC being CC: Yankees’ Sabathia has tapped into his old self during playoffs

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Baseball null null null NEW YORK — CC Sabathia was just being CC Sabathia on Monday night.That was the explanation the veteran pitcher provided when asked whether he said something to Josh Reddick after the Houston outfielder slammed his helmet down in disgust after making out to end the sixth inning during the Yankees’ 8-1 win in Game 3. Sabathia appeared unappreciative of the gesture. Prone to NSFW trash talking from time to time, the left-hander shouted a mouthful in what looked to be Reddick’s direction.   “That was just me being me, man,” Sabathia said after the game, amused by the observation. Really, though, Game 3 of the ALCS was about Sabathia being himself — his old self — on the mound. He doesn’t throw in the high 90s anymore and it’s been years since he’s gone the distance, but Monday night was as vintage as it gets for the 37-year-old.With New York down 2-0 in the series and in desperate need of a win at home, Sabathia blanked baseball’s most lethal lineup. He went six strong, allowing three hits while striking out five. He issued four walks, but Sabathia gave the Yankees everything he had, hurling 99 pitches — just short of his season-high.MORE: Todd Frazier is latest Yankees third baseman to earn playoff pinstripesAfter 18 previous starts, it was his first scoreless outing in the postseason.“It’s weird. Me being 37, smoke and mirrors, getting a shutout,” Sabathia said, more laughter ensuing.But Sabathia has been dominant all October, having now allowed a total of four earned runs in 15.2 innings while striking out 19 over three starts. He’s not the ace he once was, but time after time he’s breathed new life into the Yankees.“He’s a bulldog. It’s one of those things. Look 夜网论坛at the size of him. And he looks like a bear out there on the mound, just ready to pounce on somebody. He has that going for him. And he hits his spots,” said Todd Frazier, who hit a home run in the win. “He’s made for this, for sure.”The truth is, it took some time for Sabathia to become the pitcher he is now.Once a fireballing, perennial Cy Young contender, he struggled mightily when his stuff began to diminish while also battling knee issues. From 2013 to 2015, Sabathia was a shell of his former — and current — self, posting a losing record with a 4.81 ERA and 1.402 WHIP.He improved in 2016, though, his knee in healthier shape and an alcohol problem under control. He put up a 3.91 ERA in 179.2 innings, his best marks in years. In 2017, however, he was even better.With free agency pending, Sabathia stayed healthy for 27 starts, going 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.319 WHIP in 148.2 innings. He looked dominant down the stretch prior to[……]

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Yan Gomes delivers walk-off hit in 13th inning to complete Indians' wild comeback

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null null Baseball null With a runner on second and nobody out in the bottom of the 13th inning, Yan Gomes delivered a walk-off win for the Indians against the Yankees Friday night.Austin Jackson led off the inning with a walk and stole second two pitches into Gomes’ at-bat. After working the count full, Gomes sent a Dellin Betances pitch down the third-base line and passed a diving Ronald Torreyes as Jackson came around to score to give Cleveland a 9-8 victory in Game 2 of their ALDS series. . @Yan_AGomes 💪💪💪The @Indians walk off #ALDS Game 2! pic.twitter.com/JpWUh4lOZn— Network (@Network) October 7, 2017With the win, the Indians take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.Gomes also provided the biggest defensive play for the Indians. In the top of the 11th, he threw a strike to second base and picked off Torreyes, who’d advanced on an overthrow with no one out, and Cleveland went on to escape the inning unscathed.   What an unbelievable throw and tag from @Yan_AGomes to @Lindor12BC pic.twitter.com/fLDLpyiAsj— Lookout Sports (@Lookout_Sports) October 7, 2017New York jumped out to an 8-3 lead, but Cleveland rallied and tied the score on a Jay Bruce home run in the eighth. Francisco Lindor started the Indians’ comeback in the sixth, when he hit a grand slam off Yanke夜网论坛es reliever Chad Green.[……]

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Mistakes matter: Joe Girardi's mental error helps Cleveland pull off epic comeback

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null null Baseball null Want to know the secret to winning in October? Don’t make mistakes. That’s the simple truth, the essential element of playoff baseball.  Do. Not. Make. Mistakes.Before the playoffs started, I asked David Ross, who was part of two World Series winners (Boston 2013, Cubs 2016), what he thought was the secret to winning in October. He started off talking about momentum and starting pitching and how bullpens play such a huge role in today’s game. And then he paused for a moment and spoke the most basic truth.  BENDER: Cleveland’s magical momentum points toward bigger moment“The one thing I’ll tell you is every detail matters in the playoffs. Every mistake is magnified,” he said. “Nine times out of 10, the team that plays the cleanest game, without mistakes, is going to be the one that comes out ahead in a series, and in the playoffs in general.”Mistakes negate pregame advantages. Mistakes erase in-game leads. Mistakes are stunning and heartbreaking. Most of the time, when we think of playoff mistakes, we think of the players. We think of Taijuan Walker leaving a 3-1 pitch to Justin Turner over too much of the plate in the first inning of Game 1 of the NLDS. Turner smoked a three-run homer to give the Dodgers an early lead, and L.A. went on to win, 9-5. We think of Anthony Rendon, fumbling the ball when attempting to throw Javier Baez out at first in the sixth inning of that NLDS. Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was throwing a no-hitter at the time, and the Cubs capitalized on the opportunity. Back-to-back singles with two outs gave Chicago a 2-0 lead in a game it won, 3-0.MORE: Three takeaways from Cleveland’s Game 2 win“It’s definitely tough. It’s part of the game. It’s an error,” Rendon said after the game. “It’s like, it’s a car accident, not a car purpose. You know, it’s a mistake. We’re human. It’s definitely tough because Stras was pitching his tail off, and they happened to get two hits after that.”But the mistake from Friday’s four-game day that has the most legs? That was made by Yankees manager Joe Girardi. His wasn’t a physical mistake. His was a mental mistake, a miscalculation that quickly escalated into a nightmare for Yankees fans. A quick recap: Girardi’s club held an 8-3 lead in the sixth inning of Game 2. With two out and two on, pinch hitter Lonnie Chisenhall faced an 0-2 count when reliever Chad Green threw a pitch a little up and a little in. Home-plate umpire Dan Iassogna immediately signaled that the pitch hit Chisenhall in the hand and sent him toward first base. Yankees catche[……]

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awards 2016: Cubs' Kris Bryant wins first NL MVP

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null Baseball If baseball prognosticators are to be believed, it was only a matter of time before Kris 夜网论坛Bryant won his first of many Most Valuable Player awards.It came sooner rather than later Thursday, when the Cubs wunderkind was named National League MVP in his second major league season by near-unanimous decision. He received 29 of 30 first-place votes by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, with Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy and Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager second and third, respectively. Murphy got the remaining first-place vote. MORE: Bryant, Murphy, Seager on SN’s NL All-Star teamBryant, 24, built off his Rookie of the Year campaign in a big way, leading the NL with 7.7 wins above replacement and 121 runs scored while helping the Cubs end their infamous 108-year World Series drought. He also ranked in the top six in OPS (.939), home runs (39) and RBIs (102). MORE: Seager named SN’s NL Rookie of the YearThe second-overall pick in the 2013 draft arrived in the majors in 2015 amid fanfare unlike any Cubs player since perhaps Sammy Sosa, whose 1998 MVP campaign is the last time the franchise claimed the award. And Bryant has made quick work in meeting the lofty expectations.MORE: Trout named AL MVPBryant is the fourth player to be named Rookie of the Year and MVP in back-to-back seasons. Cal Ripken Jr., Ryan Howard and Dustin Pedroia were the others.[……]

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Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors: Deal with Yankees reportedly reached

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null Baseball Where will Giancarlo Stanton, the No. 1 subject of trade rumors, play in 2018? That’s perhaps the greatest mystery of the offseason so far.The Marlins slugger seems likely to be traded as the team tries to shed salary amid yet another rebuild. Stanton’s huge contract and full no-trade clause will certainly limit the market, but there’s definitely plenty of interest in the NL MVP who led all of baseball will 59 home runs in 2017. FAGAN: Stanton has choice of uniforms until 2020 opt-out clauseWe’ll keep track of all the latest news and trade rumors around Stanton, so check back often. Giancarlo Stanton trade rumorsRumor, Dec. 9: Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic backs up Jon Heyman’s previous report, reporting a deal is done between the Marlins and the Yankees.Rumor, Dec. 9: Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that a deal has been reached between the Marlins and the Yankees to send Stanton to New York. This, of course, is subject to a physical, and Stanton’s willingness to waive his no-trade clause. Mark Feinsand of .com is less certain that a deal is done, according to his sources. Related News The 15 worst free-agent signings of all time Rumor, Dec. 8: The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal was the first to report Friday night that the Yankees and Marlins have begun discussing a trade for Stanton. Multiple reports stressed talks were in the early stages, but Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan added “momentum for Stanton to (the) Yankees is significant.”Rumor, Dec. 8: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that Stanton has officially rejected to waive his no-trade clause that would put him in a Giants uniform.Official, Dec. 8: The St. Louis Cardinals officially pulled out of the race to land Giancarlo Stanton. Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt put out a statement in which he declared the team has given up trying to trade for the Marlins slugger.Rumor, Dec. 7: Craig Mish of Siriux/XM Radio reports that Stanton would approve a trade to four teams, and none of them are the Giants or Cardinals. Instead, they’re the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs and Astros.Rumor, Dec. 6: Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports the Giants anticipate Stanton wi夜网论坛ll decide by the end of the week.Rumor, Dec. 5: Craig Mish of Sirius/XM Radio has full details on names and money in a potential Giants-Marlins trade for Stanton. Giants would send Tyler Beede, Heliot Ramos, Chris Shaw and Christian Arroyo to Miami. Rumor, Dec. 3: Jon Heyman reports that we should hunker down, because a decision from Stanton won’t be coming for at least another week.Rumor, Dec. 3: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that deals are in place with Miami between both St. Louis and San Francisco for a trade. Craig Mish of SiriusXM says a deal could be fina[……]

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2021年9月27日
CC being CC: Yankees’ Sabathia has tapped into his old self during playoffs

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Baseball null null null NEW YORK — CC Sabathia was just being CC Sabathia on Monday night.That was the explanation the veteran pitcher provided when asked whether he said something to Josh Reddick after the Houston outfielder slammed his helmet down in disgust after making out to end the sixth inning during the Yankees’ 8-1 win in Game 3. Sabathia appeared unappreciative of the gesture. Prone to NSFW trash talking from time to time, the left-hander shouted a mouthful in what looked to be Reddick’s direction.   “That was just me being me, man,” Sabathia said after the game, amused by the observation. Really, though, Game 3 of the ALCS was about Sabathia being himself — his old self — on the mound. He doesn’t throw in the high 90s anymore and it’s been years since he’s gone the distance, but Monday night was as vintage as it gets for the 37-year-old.With New York down 2-0 in the series and in desperate need of a win at home, Sabathia blanked baseball’s most lethal lineup. He went six strong, allowing three hits while striking out five. He issued four walks, but Sabathia gave the Yankees everything he had, hurling 99 pitches — just short of his season-high.MORE: Todd Frazier is latest Yankees third baseman to earn playoff pinstripesAfter 18 previous starts, it was his first scoreless outing in the postseason.“It’s weird. Me being 37, smoke and mirrors, getting a shutout,” Sabathia said, more laughter ensuing.But Sabathia has been dominant all October, having now allowed a total of four earned runs in 15.2 innings while striking out 19 over three starts. He’s not the ace he once was, but time after time he’s breathed new life into the Yankees.“He’s a bulldog. It’s one of those things. Look 夜网论坛at the size of him. And he looks like a bear out there on the mound, just ready to pounce on somebody. He has that going for him. And he hits his spots,” said Todd Frazier, who hit a home run in the win. “He’s made for this, for sure.”The truth is, it took some time for Sabathia to become the pitcher he is now.Once a fireballing, perennial Cy Young contender, he struggled mightily when his stuff began to diminish while also battling knee issues. From 2013 to 2015, Sabathia was a shell of his former — and current — self, posting a losing record with a 4.81 ERA and 1.402 WHIP.He improved in 2016, though, his knee in healthier shape and an alcohol problem under control. He put up a 3.91 ERA in 179.2 innings, his best marks in years. In 2017, however, he was even better.With free agency pending, Sabathia stayed healthy for 27 starts, going 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.319 WHIP in 148.2 innings. He looked dominant down the stretch prior to[……]

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Yan Gomes delivers walk-off hit in 13th inning to complete Indians' wild comeback

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null null Baseball null With a runner on second and nobody out in the bottom of the 13th inning, Yan Gomes delivered a walk-off win for the Indians against the Yankees Friday night.Austin Jackson led off the inning with a walk and stole second two pitches into Gomes’ at-bat. After working the count full, Gomes sent a Dellin Betances pitch down the third-base line and passed a diving Ronald Torreyes as Jackson came around to score to give Cleveland a 9-8 victory in Game 2 of their ALDS series. . @Yan_AGomes 💪💪💪The @Indians walk off #ALDS Game 2! pic.twitter.com/JpWUh4lOZn— Network (@Network) October 7, 2017With the win, the Indians take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.Gomes also provided the biggest defensive play for the Indians. In the top of the 11th, he threw a strike to second base and picked off Torreyes, who’d advanced on an overthrow with no one out, and Cleveland went on to escape the inning unscathed.   What an unbelievable throw and tag from @Yan_AGomes to @Lindor12BC pic.twitter.com/fLDLpyiAsj— Lookout Sports (@Lookout_Sports) October 7, 2017New York jumped out to an 8-3 lead, but Cleveland rallied and tied the score on a Jay Bruce home run in the eighth. Francisco Lindor started the Indians’ comeback in the sixth, when he hit a grand slam off Yanke夜网论坛es reliever Chad Green.[……]

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Mistakes matter: Joe Girardi's mental error helps Cleveland pull off epic comeback

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null null Baseball null Want to know the secret to winning in October? Don’t make mistakes. That’s the simple truth, the essential element of playoff baseball.  Do. Not. Make. Mistakes.Before the playoffs started, I asked David Ross, who was part of two World Series winners (Boston 2013, Cubs 2016), what he thought was the secret to winning in October. He started off talking about momentum and starting pitching and how bullpens play such a huge role in today’s game. And then he paused for a moment and spoke the most basic truth.  BENDER: Cleveland’s magical momentum points toward bigger moment“The one thing I’ll tell you is every detail matters in the playoffs. Every mistake is magnified,” he said. “Nine times out of 10, the team that plays the cleanest game, without mistakes, is going to be the one that comes out ahead in a series, and in the playoffs in general.”Mistakes negate pregame advantages. Mistakes erase in-game leads. Mistakes are stunning and heartbreaking. Most of the time, when we think of playoff mistakes, we think of the players. We think of Taijuan Walker leaving a 3-1 pitch to Justin Turner over too much of the plate in the first inning of Game 1 of the NLDS. Turner smoked a three-run homer to give the Dodgers an early lead, and L.A. went on to win, 9-5. We think of Anthony Rendon, fumbling the ball when attempting to throw Javier Baez out at first in the sixth inning of that NLDS. Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was throwing a no-hitter at the time, and the Cubs capitalized on the opportunity. Back-to-back singles with two outs gave Chicago a 2-0 lead in a game it won, 3-0.MORE: Three takeaways from Cleveland’s Game 2 win“It’s definitely tough. It’s part of the game. It’s an error,” Rendon said after the game. “It’s like, it’s a car accident, not a car purpose. You know, it’s a mistake. We’re human. It’s definitely tough because Stras was pitching his tail off, and they happened to get two hits after that.”But the mistake from Friday’s four-game day that has the most legs? That was made by Yankees manager Joe Girardi. His wasn’t a physical mistake. His was a mental mistake, a miscalculation that quickly escalated into a nightmare for Yankees fans. A quick recap: Girardi’s club held an 8-3 lead in the sixth inning of Game 2. With two out and two on, pinch hitter Lonnie Chisenhall faced an 0-2 count when reliever Chad Green threw a pitch a little up and a little in. Home-plate umpire Dan Iassogna immediately signaled that the pitch hit Chisenhall in the hand and sent him toward first base. Yankees catche[……]

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Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors: Deal with Yankees reportedly reached
2021年9月27日

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null Baseball Where will Giancarlo Stanton, the No. 1 subject of trade rumors, play in 2018? That’s perhaps the greatest mystery of the offseason so far.The Marlins slugger seems likely to be traded as the team tries to shed salary amid yet another rebuild. Stanton’s huge contract and full no-trade clause will certainly limit the market, but there’s definitely plenty of interest in the NL MVP who led all of baseball will 59 home runs in 2017. FAGAN: Stanton has choice of uniforms until 2020 opt-out clauseWe’ll keep track of all the latest news and trade rumors around Stanton, so check back often. Giancarlo Stanton trade rumorsRumor, Dec. 9: Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic backs up Jon Heyman’s previous report, reporting a deal is done between the Marlins and the Yankees.Rumor, Dec. 9: Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that a deal has been reached between the Marlins and the Yankees to send Stanton to New York. This, of course, is subject to a physical, and Stanton’s willingness to waive his no-trade clause. Mark Feinsand of .com is less certain that a deal is done, according to his sources. Related News The 15 worst free-agent signings of all time Rumor, Dec. 8: The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal was the first to report Friday night that the Yankees and Marlins have begun discussing a trade for Stanton. Multiple reports stressed talks were in the early stages, but Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan added “momentum for Stanton to (the) Yankees is significant.”Rumor, Dec. 8: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that Stanton has officially rejected to waive his no-trade clause that would put him in a Giants uniform.Official, Dec. 8: The St. Louis Cardinals officially pulled out of the race to land Giancarlo Stanton. Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt put out a statement in which he declared the team has given up trying to trade for the Marlins slugger.Rumor, Dec. 7: Craig Mish of Siriux/XM Radio reports that Stanton would approve a trade to four teams, and none of them are the Giants or Cardinals. Instead, they’re the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs and Astros.Rumor, Dec. 6: Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports the Giants anticipate Stanton wi夜网论坛ll decide by the end of the week.Rumor, Dec. 5: Craig Mish of Sirius/XM Radio has full details on names and money in a potential Giants-Marlins trade for Stanton. Giants would send Tyler Beede, Heliot Ramos, Chris Shaw and Christian Arroyo to Miami. Rumor, Dec. 3: Jon Heyman reports that we should hunker down, because a decision from Stanton won’t be coming for at least another week.Rumor, Dec. 3: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that deals are in place with Miami between both St. Louis and San Francisco for a trade. Craig Mish of SiriusXM says a deal could be fina[……]

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CC being CC: Yankees’ Sabathia has tapped into his old self during playoffs
2021年9月27日

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Baseball null null null NEW YORK — CC Sabathia was just being CC Sabathia on Monday night.That was the explanation the veteran pitcher provided when asked whether he said something to Josh Reddick after the Houston outfielder slammed his helmet down in disgust after making out to end the sixth inning during the Yankees’ 8-1 win in Game 3. Sabathia appeared unappreciative of the gesture. Prone to NSFW trash talking from time to time, the left-hander shouted a mouthful in what looked to be Reddick’s direction.   “That was just me being me, man,” Sabathia said after the game, amused by the observation. Really, though, Game 3 of the ALCS was about Sabathia being himself — his old self — on the mound. He doesn’t throw in the high 90s anymore and it’s been years since he’s gone the distance, but Monday night was as vintage as it gets for the 37-year-old.With New York down 2-0 in the series and in desperate need of a win at home, Sabathia blanked baseball’s most lethal lineup. He went six strong, allowing three hits while striking out five. He issued four walks, but Sabathia gave the Yankees everything he had, hurling 99 pitches — just short of his season-high.MORE: Todd Frazier is latest Yankees third baseman to earn playoff pinstripesAfter 18 previous starts, it was his first scoreless outing in the postseason.“It’s weird. Me being 37, smoke and mirrors, getting a shutout,” Sabathia said, more laughter ensuing.But Sabathia has been dominant all October, having now allowed a total of four earned runs in 15.2 innings while striking out 19 over three starts. He’s not the ace he once was, but time after time he’s breathed new life into the Yankees.“He’s a bulldog. It’s one of those things. Look 夜网论坛at the size of him. And he looks like a bear out there on the mound, just ready to pounce on somebody. He has that going for him. And he hits his spots,” said Todd Frazier, who hit a home run in the win. “He’s made for this, for sure.”The truth is, it took some time for Sabathia to become the pitcher he is now.Once a fireballing, perennial Cy Young contender, he struggled mightily when his stuff began to diminish while also battling knee issues. From 2013 to 2015, Sabathia was a shell of his former — and current — self, posting a losing record with a 4.81 ERA and 1.402 WHIP.He improved in 2016, though, his knee in healthier shape and an alcohol problem under control. He put up a 3.91 ERA in 179.2 innings, his best marks in years. In 2017, however, he was even better.With free agency pending, Sabathia stayed healthy for 27 starts, going 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.319 WHIP in 148.2 innings. He looked dominant down the stretch prior to[……]

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Yan Gomes delivers walk-off hit in 13th inning to complete Indians' wild comeback
2021年9月27日

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null null Baseball null With a runner on second and nobody out in the bottom of the 13th inning, Yan Gomes delivered a walk-off win for the Indians against the Yankees Friday night.Austin Jackson led off the inning with a walk and stole second two pitches into Gomes’ at-bat. After working the count full, Gomes sent a Dellin Betances pitch down the third-base line and passed a diving Ronald Torreyes as Jackson came around to score to give Cleveland a 9-8 victory in Game 2 of their ALDS series. . @Yan_AGomes 💪💪💪The @Indians walk off #ALDS Game 2! pic.twitter.com/JpWUh4lOZn— Network (@Network) October 7, 2017With the win, the Indians take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.Gomes also provided the biggest defensive play for the Indians. In the top of the 11th, he threw a strike to second base and picked off Torreyes, who’d advanced on an overthrow with no one out, and Cleveland went on to escape the inning unscathed.   What an unbelievable throw and tag from @Yan_AGomes to @Lindor12BC pic.twitter.com/fLDLpyiAsj— Lookout Sports (@Lookout_Sports) October 7, 2017New York jumped out to an 8-3 lead, but Cleveland rallied and tied the score on a Jay Bruce home run in the eighth. Francisco Lindor started the Indians’ comeback in the sixth, when he hit a grand slam off Yanke夜网论坛es reliever Chad Green.[……]

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Mistakes matter: Joe Girardi's mental error helps Cleveland pull off epic comeback
2021年9月27日

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null null Baseball null Want to know the secret to winning in October? Don’t make mistakes. That’s the simple truth, the essential element of playoff baseball.  Do. Not. Make. Mistakes.Before the playoffs started, I asked David Ross, who was part of two World Series winners (Boston 2013, Cubs 2016), what he thought was the secret to winning in October. He started off talking about momentum and starting pitching and how bullpens play such a huge role in today’s game. And then he paused for a moment and spoke the most basic truth.  BENDER: Cleveland’s magical momentum points toward bigger moment“The one thing I’ll tell you is every detail matters in the playoffs. Every mistake is magnified,” he said. “Nine times out of 10, the team that plays the cleanest game, without mistakes, is going to be the one that comes out ahead in a series, and in the playoffs in general.”Mistakes negate pregame advantages. Mistakes erase in-game leads. Mistakes are stunning and heartbreaking. Most of the time, when we think of playoff mistakes, we think of the players. We think of Taijuan Walker leaving a 3-1 pitch to Justin Turner over too much of the plate in the first inning of Game 1 of the NLDS. Turner smoked a three-run homer to give the Dodgers an early lead, and L.A. went on to win, 9-5. We think of Anthony Rendon, fumbling the ball when attempting to throw Javier Baez out at first in the sixth inning of that NLDS. Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was throwing a no-hitter at the time, and the Cubs capitalized on the opportunity. Back-to-back singles with two outs gave Chicago a 2-0 lead in a game it won, 3-0.MORE: Three takeaways from Cleveland’s Game 2 win“It’s definitely tough. It’s part of the game. It’s an error,” Rendon said after the game. “It’s like, it’s a car accident, not a car purpose. You know, it’s a mistake. We’re human. It’s definitely tough because Stras was pitching his tail off, and they happened to get two hits after that.”But the mistake from Friday’s four-game day that has the most legs? That was made by Yankees manager Joe Girardi. His wasn’t a physical mistake. His was a mental mistake, a miscalculation that quickly escalated into a nightmare for Yankees fans. A quick recap: Girardi’s club held an 8-3 lead in the sixth inning of Game 2. With two out and two on, pinch hitter Lonnie Chisenhall faced an 0-2 count when reliever Chad Green threw a pitch a little up and a little in. Home-plate umpire Dan Iassogna immediately signaled that the pitch hit Chisenhall in the hand and sent him toward first base. Yankees catche[……]

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awards 2016: Cubs' Kris Bryant wins first NL MVP
2021年9月27日

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null Baseball If baseball prognosticators are to be believed, it was only a matter of time before Kris 夜网论坛Bryant won his first of many Most Valuable Player awards.It came sooner rather than later Thursday, when the Cubs wunderkind was named National League MVP in his second major league season by near-unanimous decision. He received 29 of 30 first-place votes by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, with Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy and Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager second and third, respectively. Murphy got the remaining first-place vote. MORE: Bryant, Murphy, Seager on SN’s NL All-Star teamBryant, 24, built off his Rookie of the Year campaign in a big way, leading the NL with 7.7 wins above replacement and 121 runs scored while helping the Cubs end their infamous 108-year World Series drought. He also ranked in the top six in OPS (.939), home runs (39) and RBIs (102). MORE: Seager named SN’s NL Rookie of the YearThe second-overall pick in the 2013 draft arrived in the majors in 2015 amid fanfare unlike any Cubs player since perhaps Sammy Sosa, whose 1998 MVP campaign is the last time the franchise claimed the award. And Bryant has made quick work in meeting the lofty expectations.MORE: Trout named AL MVPBryant is the fourth player to be named Rookie of the Year and MVP in back-to-back seasons. Cal Ripken Jr., Ryan Howard and Dustin Pedroia were the others.[……]

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Yankees' veterans relish their role as leaders of young clubhouse
2021年9月27日

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Baseball NEW YORK — Aaron Judge remembers being too nervous to talk to anyone.It was 2014, before he became ‘s latest budding star. He was trying to stay out of the way while attending his first big league spring training. He was surrounded by past All-Stars and World Series champs, and Judge figured he’d mind his business for a few weeks until he was demoted to minor league camp. CC Sabathia had other plans.“First time I met him he went out of his way to say hi to me, made me feel welcomed,” Judge recalled in an interview with Sporting News. “That’s pretty cool. CC’s a guy I watched on TV growing up as a kid.” MORE: Luis Severino continues to impress as Yankees’ best starterThese days, Sabathia, along with fellow veterans Matt Holliday, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley and Jacoby Ellsbury, are surrounded by kids who are eager to learn. That means New York’s elder statesmen are often sharing their knowledge in a clubhouse filled with the Baby Bombers who make up ‘s ninth-youngest team — average age 28.1Take rookie Jordan Montgomery. The 24-year-old is a lefty like Sabathia, so it makes sense that he tries to sit next to the former Cy Young winner every game, picking his brain about pitching and life. Sabathia, 36, meanwhile, remembers how Dave Burba, Chuck Finley, Jim Thome, Ellis Burks and Matt Lawton helped him in Cleveland.Now he can pay it forward.“[Young] guys come in and try to figure out how to be a big league player, big league pitcher, stuff like that,” Sabathia told Sporting News. “You’re just here to help as much as you can.”Ask Holliday — the oldest Yankee at 37 — and he’ll say the easiest way to be a clubhouse leader is to be yourself, be available and not force anything. He and the other veterans can lead by example.Greg Bird agrees.“The best thing that they’ve ever done for me is just be themselves and then being able to watch them,” the 24-year-old said.Gardner, the longest-tenured Yankee, said to be a strong leader, one has to do it off the field, too.The left fielder had teammates such as Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon in his corner when he arrived in the Bronx. They taught him how to adjust to New York City, and about the pressures of fame.    MORE: scores, standings, live updatesIt’s not always easy when a kid in his 20s suddenly finds himself in the spotlight.“Playing Major League Baseball, playing in New York especially, there’s obviously a lot of positives that come with that and a lot of opportunities that come your way,” Gardner told Sporting News. “But there are things that some people may not expect or 夜网论坛some people may think from the outside looking in are a little different than they actually are. Just try and help them with that.”One way to do that is to spend time together away from baseball, though age disparities can make that tougher. When the team is home, veterans often have families to tend to. But on the road, there’s frequent bonding.In April, Sabathi[……]

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Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors: Deal with Yankees reportedly reached
2021年9月27日

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null Baseball Where will Giancarlo Stanton, the No. 1 subject of trade rumors, play in 2018? That’s perhaps the greatest mystery of the offseason so far.The Marlins slugger seems likely to be traded as the team tries to shed salary amid yet another rebuild. Stanton’s huge contract and full no-trade clause will certainly limit the market, but there’s definitely plenty of interest in the NL MVP who led all of baseball will 59 home runs in 2017. FAGAN: Stanton has choice of uniforms until 2020 opt-out clauseWe’ll keep track of all the latest news and trade rumors around Stanton, so check back often. Giancarlo Stanton trade rumorsRumor, Dec. 9: Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic backs up Jon Heyman’s previous report, reporting a deal is done between the Marlins and the Yankees.Rumor, Dec. 9: Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that a deal has been reached between the Marlins and the Yankees to send Stanton to New York. This, of course, is subject to a physical, and Stanton’s willingness to waive his no-trade clause. Mark Feinsand of .com is less certain that a deal is done, according to his sources. Related News The 15 worst free-agent signings of all time Rumor, Dec. 8: The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal was the first to report Friday night that the Yankees and Marlins have begun discussing a trade for Stanton. Multiple reports stressed talks were in the early stages, but Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan added “momentum for Stanton to (the) Yankees is significant.”Rumor, Dec. 8: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that Stanton has officially rejected to waive his no-trade clause that would put him in a Giants uniform.Official, Dec. 8: The St. Louis Cardinals officially pulled out of the race to land Giancarlo Stanton. Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt put out a statement in which he declared the team has given up trying to trade for the Marlins slugger.Rumor, Dec. 7: Craig Mish of Siriux/XM Radio reports that Stanton would approve a trade to four teams, and none of them are the Giants or Cardinals. Instead, they’re the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs and Astros.Rumor, Dec. 6: Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports the Giants anticipate Stanton wi夜网论坛ll decide by the end of the week.Rumor, Dec. 5: Craig Mish of Sirius/XM Radio has full details on names and money in a potential Giants-Marlins trade for Stanton. Giants would send Tyler Beede, Heliot Ramos, Chris Shaw and Christian Arroyo to Miami. Rumor, Dec. 3: Jon Heyman reports that we should hunker down, because a decision from Stanton won’t be coming for at least another week.Rumor, Dec. 3: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that deals are in place with Miami between both St. Louis and San Francisco for a trade. Craig Mish of SiriusXM says a deal could be fina[……]

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CC being CC: Yankees’ Sabathia has tapped into his old self during playoffs
2021年9月27日

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Baseball null null null NEW YORK — CC Sabathia was just being CC Sabathia on Monday night.That was the explanation the veteran pitcher provided when asked whether he said something to Josh Reddick after the Houston outfielder slammed his helmet down in disgust after making out to end the sixth inning during the Yankees’ 8-1 win in Game 3. Sabathia appeared unappreciative of the gesture. Prone to NSFW trash talking from time to time, the left-hander shouted a mouthful in what looked to be Reddick’s direction.   “That was just me being me, man,” Sabathia said after the game, amused by the observation. Really, though, Game 3 of the ALCS was about Sabathia being himself — his old self — on the mound. He doesn’t throw in the high 90s anymore and it’s been years since he’s gone the distance, but Monday night was as vintage as it gets for the 37-year-old.With New York down 2-0 in the series and in desperate need of a win at home, Sabathia blanked baseball’s most lethal lineup. He went six strong, allowing three hits while striking out five. He issued four walks, but Sabathia gave the Yankees everything he had, hurling 99 pitches — just short of his season-high.MORE: Todd Frazier is latest Yankees third baseman to earn playoff pinstripesAfter 18 previous starts, it was his first scoreless outing in the postseason.“It’s weird. Me being 37, smoke and mirrors, getting a shutout,” Sabathia said, more laughter ensuing.But Sabathia has been dominant all October, having now allowed a total of four earned runs in 15.2 innings while striking out 19 over three starts. He’s not the ace he once was, but time after time he’s breathed new life into the Yankees.“He’s a bulldog. It’s one of those things. Look 夜网论坛at the size of him. And he looks like a bear out there on the mound, just ready to pounce on somebody. He has that going for him. And he hits his spots,” said Todd Frazier, who hit a home run in the win. “He’s made for this, for sure.”The truth is, it took some time for Sabathia to become the pitcher he is now.Once a fireballing, perennial Cy Young contender, he struggled mightily when his stuff began to diminish while also battling knee issues. From 2013 to 2015, Sabathia was a shell of his former — and current — self, posting a losing record with a 4.81 ERA and 1.402 WHIP.He improved in 2016, though, his knee in healthier shape and an alcohol problem under control. He put up a 3.91 ERA in 179.2 innings, his best marks in years. In 2017, however, he was even better.With free agency pending, Sabathia stayed healthy for 27 starts, going 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.319 WHIP in 148.2 innings. He looked dominant down the stretch prior to[……]

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Yan Gomes delivers walk-off hit in 13th inning to complete Indians' wild comeback
2021年9月27日

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null null Baseball null With a runner on second and nobody out in the bottom of the 13th inning, Yan Gomes delivered a walk-off win for the Indians against the Yankees Friday night.Austin Jackson led off the inning with a walk and stole second two pitches into Gomes’ at-bat. After working the count full, Gomes sent a Dellin Betances pitch down the third-base line and passed a diving Ronald Torreyes as Jackson came around to score to give Cleveland a 9-8 victory in Game 2 of their ALDS series. . @Yan_AGomes 💪💪💪The @Indians walk off #ALDS Game 2! pic.twitter.com/JpWUh4lOZn— Network (@Network) October 7, 2017With the win, the Indians take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.Gomes also provided the biggest defensive play for the Indians. In the top of the 11th, he threw a strike to second base and picked off Torreyes, who’d advanced on an overthrow with no one out, and Cleveland went on to escape the inning unscathed.   What an unbelievable throw and tag from @Yan_AGomes to @Lindor12BC pic.twitter.com/fLDLpyiAsj— Lookout Sports (@Lookout_Sports) October 7, 2017New York jumped out to an 8-3 lead, but Cleveland rallied and tied the score on a Jay Bruce home run in the eighth. Francisco Lindor started the Indians’ comeback in the sixth, when he hit a grand slam off Yanke夜网论坛es reliever Chad Green.[……]

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Mistakes matter: Joe Girardi's mental error helps Cleveland pull off epic comeback
2021年9月27日

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null null Baseball null Want to know the secret to winning in October? Don’t make mistakes. That’s the simple truth, the essential element of playoff baseball.  Do. Not. Make. Mistakes.Before the playoffs started, I asked David Ross, who was part of two World Series winners (Boston 2013, Cubs 2016), what he thought was the secret to winning in October. He started off talking about momentum and starting pitching and how bullpens play such a huge role in today’s game. And then he paused for a moment and spoke the most basic truth.  BENDER: Cleveland’s magical momentum points toward bigger moment“The one thing I’ll tell you is every detail matters in the playoffs. Every mistake is magnified,” he said. “Nine times out of 10, the team that plays the cleanest game, without mistakes, is going to be the one that comes out ahead in a series, and in the playoffs in general.”Mistakes negate pregame advantages. Mistakes erase in-game leads. Mistakes are stunning and heartbreaking. Most of the time, when we think of playoff mistakes, we think of the players. We think of Taijuan Walker leaving a 3-1 pitch to Justin Turner over too much of the plate in the first inning of Game 1 of the NLDS. Turner smoked a three-run homer to give the Dodgers an early lead, and L.A. went on to win, 9-5. We think of Anthony Rendon, fumbling the ball when attempting to throw Javier Baez out at first in the sixth inning of that NLDS. Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was throwing a no-hitter at the time, and the Cubs capitalized on the opportunity. Back-to-back singles with two outs gave Chicago a 2-0 lead in a game it won, 3-0.MORE: Three takeaways from Cleveland’s Game 2 win“It’s definitely tough. It’s part of the game. It’s an error,” Rendon said after the game. “It’s like, it’s a car accident, not a car purpose. You know, it’s a mistake. We’re human. It’s definitely tough because Stras was pitching his tail off, and they happened to get two hits after that.”But the mistake from Friday’s four-game day that has the most legs? That was made by Yankees manager Joe Girardi. His wasn’t a physical mistake. His was a mental mistake, a miscalculation that quickly escalated into a nightmare for Yankees fans. A quick recap: Girardi’s club held an 8-3 lead in the sixth inning of Game 2. With two out and two on, pinch hitter Lonnie Chisenhall faced an 0-2 count when reliever Chad Green threw a pitch a little up and a little in. Home-plate umpire Dan Iassogna immediately signaled that the pitch hit Chisenhall in the hand and sent him toward first base. Yankees catche[……]

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awards 2016: Cubs' Kris Bryant wins first NL MVP
2021年9月27日

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null Baseball If baseball prognosticators are to be believed, it was only a matter of time before Kris 夜网论坛Bryant won his first of many Most Valuable Player awards.It came sooner rather than later Thursday, when the Cubs wunderkind was named National League MVP in his second major league season by near-unanimous decision. He received 29 of 30 first-place votes by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, with Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy and Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager second and third, respectively. Murphy got the remaining first-place vote. MORE: Bryant, Murphy, Seager on SN’s NL All-Star teamBryant, 24, built off his Rookie of the Year campaign in a big way, leading the NL with 7.7 wins above replacement and 121 runs scored while helping the Cubs end their infamous 108-year World Series drought. He also ranked in the top six in OPS (.939), home runs (39) and RBIs (102). MORE: Seager named SN’s NL Rookie of the YearThe second-overall pick in the 2013 draft arrived in the majors in 2015 amid fanfare unlike any Cubs player since perhaps Sammy Sosa, whose 1998 MVP campaign is the last time the franchise claimed the award. And Bryant has made quick work in meeting the lofty expectations.MORE: Trout named AL MVPBryant is the fourth player to be named Rookie of the Year and MVP in back-to-back seasons. Cal Ripken Jr., Ryan Howard and Dustin Pedroia were the others.[……]

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Yankees' veterans relish their role as leaders of young clubhouse
2021年9月27日

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Baseball NEW YORK — Aaron Judge remembers being too nervous to talk to anyone.It was 2014, before he became ‘s latest budding star. He was trying to stay out of the way while attending his first big league spring training. He was surrounded by past All-Stars and World Series champs, and Judge figured he’d mind his business for a few weeks until he was demoted to minor league camp. CC Sabathia had other plans.“First time I met him he went out of his way to say hi to me, made me feel welcomed,” Judge recalled in an interview with Sporting News. “That’s pretty cool. CC’s a guy I watched on TV growing up as a kid.” MORE: Luis Severino continues to impress as Yankees’ best starterThese days, Sabathia, along with fellow veterans Matt Holliday, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley and Jacoby Ellsbury, are surrounded by kids who are eager to learn. That means New York’s elder statesmen are often sharing their knowledge in a clubhouse filled with the Baby Bombers who make up ‘s ninth-youngest team — average age 28.1Take rookie Jordan Montgomery. The 24-year-old is a lefty like Sabathia, so it makes sense that he tries to sit next to the former Cy Young winner every game, picking his brain about pitching and life. Sabathia, 36, meanwhile, remembers how Dave Burba, Chuck Finley, Jim Thome, Ellis Burks and Matt Lawton helped him in Cleveland.Now he can pay it forward.“[Young] guys come in and try to figure out how to be a big league player, big league pitcher, stuff like that,” Sabathia told Sporting News. “You’re just here to help as much as you can.”Ask Holliday — the oldest Yankee at 37 — and he’ll say the easiest way to be a clubhouse leader is to be yourself, be available and not force anything. He and the other veterans can lead by example.Greg Bird agrees.“The best thing that they’ve ever done for me is just be themselves and then being able to watch them,” the 24-year-old said.Gardner, the longest-tenured Yankee, said to be a strong leader, one has to do it off the field, too.The left fielder had teammates such as Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon in his corner when he arrived in the Bronx. They taught him how to adjust to New York City, and about the pressures of fame.    MORE: scores, standings, live updatesIt’s not always easy when a kid in his 20s suddenly finds himself in the spotlight.“Playing Major League Baseball, playing in New York especially, there’s obviously a lot of positives that come with that and a lot of opportunities that come your way,” Gardner told Sporting News. “But there are things that some people may not expect or 夜网论坛some people may think from the outside looking in are a little different than they actually are. Just try and help them with that.”One way to do that is to spend time together away from baseball, though age disparities can make that tougher. When the team is home, veterans often have families to tend to. But on the road, there’s frequent bonding.In April, Sabathi[……]

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Astros acquire catcher Brian McCann from Yankees
2021年9月27日

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null null Baseball The Astros added much-needed veteran leadership Thursday, acquiring seven-time All Star Brian McCann in a trade with the Yankees and signing free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick.Welcome to Houston, Brian! 🤘 pic.twitter.com/yvIEXk8Vaq— Houston Astros (@astros) November 17, 2016Houston was expected to bid to retain the services of free-agent catcher Jason Castro, who hit only .210 last season. McCann, 32, brings a veteran presence to a young team, as well as more offensive pop. He hit .242/.335/.413 last season, with 20 home runs in 429 at-bats. RIVERA: Yankees looking dangerousHe became expendable following the emergence of slugging sensation Gary Sanchez. In exchange, the Yankees received pitching prospects Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman. Abreu, 21, rated by .com as the Astros No. 7 prospect, is a right-hander whose fastball reaches the upper 90s. Guzman, 20, is a right-hander who struck out 54 hitters in 40 innings and had a 4.05 ERA in the Appalachian League last season.MORE: Altuve named SN’s Player of the YearESPN reported the Yankees are chipping in $11 million ($5.5 million per year) of the $34 million McCann will make over the next two seasons.The 29-year-old Reddick slashed .281/.345/.405 in 398 at-bat夜网论坛s last season between the Athletics and Dodgers. He, too, brings veteran leadership as well as solid defense (he earned a Gold Glove in 2012).Yahoo Sports reported that deal is believed to be for four years and more than $50 million.[……]

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Baseball null null null There’s a small, four-game DFS slate on Thursday night that lacks great pitching options without any aces on the mound. There are also only a few decent stacking opportunities for FanDuel and DraftKings tournaments. The top pitcher pick on the slate is young talent Jose Berrios against the White Sox. Berrios has by far the best strikeout upside on the slate but also gives up a few long balls, so don’t completely rule out some of the White Sox hitters.The Yankees and Red Sox will face off in the second of their series after they brawled last night. Keep a close eye on the weather in that game, as there is a slight chance of a rain out, but if they play it is one of the best games to target with pitchers Sonny Gray and Rick Porcello on the mound.  Don’t forget to give me a follow on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for more , NBA, NFL and PGA daily fantasy content, as I’m always taking questions on there. If you’re looking for even more insight into the DFS world, RotoQL University has you covered. You’ll learn strategies, bankroll management, contest selection, and how to put together winning lineups to take your daily fantasy game to the next level.MORE DFS: SN DFS | Lineup Builder            DFS Picks: FanDuel, DraftKings values for Thursday, April 11Lucas Giolito, P, White Sox @ Twins (DK: $6,300, FD: $6,600)Twins st夜网论坛arter Jose Berrios will likely be the most popular pitcher on the slate, but if you want to be contrarian in tournaments then take a look at the other side of this game and Giolito. The Twins have a solid lineup but also have decent strikeout upside for opposing pitchers. Giolito was expected to be one of the better pitchers on the White Sox staff coming into the season but has struggled out of the gate. The SP2 landscape on DraftKings is brutal tonight, but Giolito has the 20-plus fantasy point upside that you’re looking for. Andrew Benintendi, OF, Red Sox vs. Yankees (DK: $3,800, FD: $3,600)Benintendi mashes righthanded pitching and draws a matchup with Yankees RHP Sonny Gray tonight in Boston. He has a .375 wOBA against RHP over his past 50 at-bats and is an excellent cash game option batting secondnd in the dangerous Red Sox lineup. He also makes for an attractive option in a Red Sox stack for only $3,800 on DraftKings and $3,600 on FanDuel. Trevor Story, SS, Rockies @ Nationals (DK: $3,700, FD: $3,500)The Rockies high-upside offense should go underowned tonight against one of the likely popular pitching options Gio Gonzalez. While Gio typically has a decent strikeout floor, he does get lit up f[……]

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Mike Trout, fan of snow, had a tough time playing in KC storm
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null null null Baseball Angels outfielder Mike Trout grew up in New Jersey, not too far from Philadelphia, so when he says the playing conditions in Kansas City were “tough” Saturday night, they were tough.Trout, the Angels and the Royals played through rain and, later, snow showers at Kauffman S夜网论坛tadium, with the Halos prevailing 5-3. Trout homered through the precip in the fifth inning. WRAP: Cubs stun Braves in cold, rainy Chicago  A rainstorm and massive winds? @MikeTrout will still take you deep. pic.twitter.com/kPggk6VkUS— (@) April 15, 2018“I love snow, but it was tough,” Trout told reporters, per the Orange County Register. (Side note: Trout is intensely interested in meteorology when he isn’t being good at baseball.) Trout said he couldn’t see the ball in his last at-bat in the ninth inning (he struck out).He also hinted that even people from Jersey have limits when it comes to weather. “It brings me back to my high school days,” Trout said, per the Register. “We’d have been snowed out, though. We wouldn’t have played.”Trout and his mates have to be looking forward to their trip home after Sunday’s game. Weather.com predicts temperatures in the 70s in Anaheim next week.[……]

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19 reasons why baseball will be great in 2019
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Baseball Baseball will be here soon, even though right now it feels like we’ll never see baseball again.The long, cold, heartless, baseball-less winter is almost over, and the glorious sights and sounds of spring are slowly on their way to your eyes and ears, ready to fill your heart with warmth after the hot stove again failed to register on any thermometer. MORE: Spring training reporting dates for 30 teamsThe first exhibition games are about three weeks away. Sure, we’ll get bored with them quickly — like we always do — but they’ll also be the greatest reminder yet that baseball will be with us every day for a long time. And that’s a great thing. Speaking of great things, there are lots of reasons to think baseball will be great in 2019. Here are 19 of them, none of which have anything to do with the DH possibly coming to the National League (which would be great):1. We’ll get to see real games earlier than ever. The regular-season officially starts on March 20 — the earliest start in history — when the A’s and Mariners begin a two-game series at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. You’ll have to wake up super early to watch the games live (first pitch is scheduled for 4:30 a.m. ET), but baseball-starved fans are known to embrace extreme measures. Meanwhile, Opening Day for the rest of comes March 28, also the earliest mass Opening Day in history. The takeaway: Not having to wait as long as usual for Opening Day = great.2. We’ll get to see a game played in the United Kingdom. The Yankees and Red Sox play the first-ever regular-season game in Europe on June 29. It’s always fun and interesting to observe how other countries and cultures that have traditionally been without baseball respond to the game. The two-game series also marks the first time the two teams will square off in regular-season games not in New York or Boston. Although London is in a different time zone, it probably can’t produce a time warp, so we hope Londoners are prepared for what’s sure to be a combined 26 hours of Yankees-Red Sox baseball. Speak of that …3. We’ll get to see the continued rebirth of the Yankees-Red Sox dynasty. This rivalry seems to come and go within the greater baseball world. We’夜网论坛re always told it’s the greatest rivalry, but people outside New York and Boston tend to only care when both teams are good and batting for championships. One could argue that the greater baseball populace stopped caring about this rivalry after the Sox came back from 0-3 down in the 2004 ALCS to embarrass the Yankees en route to their first World Series title since 1918. Regardless of whether you buy that theory, the rivalry has made a nice comeback in recent years, thanks to two dynamic, young teams. But, just so you’re aware, the Red Sox own the rivalry now. In any case, it’s good for baseball when this rivalry is strong.4. We’ll get to see a full season of “The Ronald Acuña and Juan Soto Show.” These two rookies put[……]

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null Baseball Where will Giancarlo Stanton, the No. 1 subject of trade rumors, play in 2018? That’s perhaps the greatest mystery of the offseason so far.The Marlins slugger seems likely to be traded as the team tries to shed salary amid yet another rebuild. Stanton’s huge contract and full no-trade clause will certainly limit the market, but there’s definitely plenty of interest in the NL MVP who led all of baseball will 59 home runs in 2017. FAGAN: Stanton has choice of uniforms until 2020 opt-out clauseWe’ll keep track of all the latest news and trade rumors around Stanton, so check back often. Giancarlo Stanton trade rumorsRumor, Dec. 9: Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic backs up Jon Heyman’s previous report, reporting a deal is done between the Marlins and the Yankees.Rumor, Dec. 9: Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that a deal has been reached between the Marlins and the Yankees to send Stanton to New York. This, of course, is subject to a physical, and Stanton’s willingness to waive his no-trade clause. Mark Feinsand of .com is less certain that a deal is done, according to his sources. Related News The 15 worst free-agent signings of all time Rumor, Dec. 8: The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal was the first to report Friday night that the Yankees and Marlins have begun discussing a trade for Stanton. Multiple reports stressed talks were in the early stages, but Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan added “momentum for Stanton to (the) Yankees is significant.”Rumor, Dec. 8: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that Stanton has officially rejected to waive his no-trade clause that would put him in a Giants uniform.Official, Dec. 8: The St. Louis Cardinals officially pulled out of the race to land Giancarlo Stanton. Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt put out a statement in which he declared the team has given up trying to trade for the Marlins slugger.Rumor, Dec. 7: Craig Mish of Siriux/XM Radio reports that Stanton would approve a trade to four teams, and none of them are the Giants or Cardinals. Instead, they’re the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs and Astros.Rumor, Dec. 6: Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports the Giants anticipate Stanton wi夜网论坛ll decide by the end of the week.Rumor, Dec. 5: Craig Mish of Sirius/XM Radio has full details on names and money in a potential Giants-Marlins trade for Stanton. Giants would send Tyler Beede, Heliot Ramos, Chris Shaw and Christian Arroyo to Miami. Rumor, Dec. 3: Jon Heyman reports that we should hunker down, because a decision from Stanton won’t be coming for at least another week.Rumor, Dec. 3: Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that deals are in place with Miami between both St. Louis and San Francisco for a trade. Craig Mish of SiriusXM says a deal could be fina[……]

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Baseball null null null NEW YORK — CC Sabathia was just being CC Sabathia on Monday night.That was the explanation the veteran pitcher provided when asked whether he said something to Josh Reddick after the Houston outfielder slammed his helmet down in disgust after making out to end the sixth inning during the Yankees’ 8-1 win in Game 3. Sabathia appeared unappreciative of the gesture. Prone to NSFW trash talking from time to time, the left-hander shouted a mouthful in what looked to be Reddick’s direction.   “That was just me being me, man,” Sabathia said after the game, amused by the observation. Really, though, Game 3 of the ALCS was about Sabathia being himself — his old self — on the mound. He doesn’t throw in the high 90s anymore and it’s been years since he’s gone the distance, but Monday night was as vintage as it gets for the 37-year-old.With New York down 2-0 in the series and in desperate need of a win at home, Sabathia blanked baseball’s most lethal lineup. He went six strong, allowing three hits while striking out five. He issued four walks, but Sabathia gave the Yankees everything he had, hurling 99 pitches — just short of his season-high.MORE: Todd Frazier is latest Yankees third baseman to earn playoff pinstripesAfter 18 previous starts, it was his first scoreless outing in the postseason.“It’s weird. Me being 37, smoke and mirrors, getting a shutout,” Sabathia said, more laughter ensuing.But Sabathia has been dominant all October, having now allowed a total of four earned runs in 15.2 innings while striking out 19 over three starts. He’s not the ace he once was, but time after time he’s breathed new life into the Yankees.“He’s a bulldog. It’s one of those things. Look 夜网论坛at the size of him. And he looks like a bear out there on the mound, just ready to pounce on somebody. He has that going for him. And he hits his spots,” said Todd Frazier, who hit a home run in the win. “He’s made for this, for sure.”The truth is, it took some time for Sabathia to become the pitcher he is now.Once a fireballing, perennial Cy Young contender, he struggled mightily when his stuff began to diminish while also battling knee issues. From 2013 to 2015, Sabathia was a shell of his former — and current — self, posting a losing record with a 4.81 ERA and 1.402 WHIP.He improved in 2016, though, his knee in healthier shape and an alcohol problem under control. He put up a 3.91 ERA in 179.2 innings, his best marks in years. In 2017, however, he was even better.With free agency pending, Sabathia stayed healthy for 27 starts, going 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.319 WHIP in 148.2 innings. He looked dominant down the stretch prior to[……]

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null null Baseball null With a runner on second and nobody out in the bottom of the 13th inning, Yan Gomes delivered a walk-off win for the Indians against the Yankees Friday night.Austin Jackson led off the inning with a walk and stole second two pitches into Gomes’ at-bat. After working the count full, Gomes sent a Dellin Betances pitch down the third-base line and passed a diving Ronald Torreyes as Jackson came around to score to give Cleveland a 9-8 victory in Game 2 of their ALDS series. . @Yan_AGomes 💪💪💪The @Indians walk off #ALDS Game 2! pic.twitter.com/JpWUh4lOZn— Network (@Network) October 7, 2017With the win, the Indians take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.Gomes also provided the biggest defensive play for the Indians. In the top of the 11th, he threw a strike to second base and picked off Torreyes, who’d advanced on an overthrow with no one out, and Cleveland went on to escape the inning unscathed.   What an unbelievable throw and tag from @Yan_AGomes to @Lindor12BC pic.twitter.com/fLDLpyiAsj— Lookout Sports (@Lookout_Sports) October 7, 2017New York jumped out to an 8-3 lead, but Cleveland rallied and tied the score on a Jay Bruce home run in the eighth. Francisco Lindor started the Indians’ comeback in the sixth, when he hit a grand slam off Yanke夜网论坛es reliever Chad Green.[……]

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null null Baseball null Want to know the secret to winning in October? Don’t make mistakes. That’s the simple truth, the essential element of playoff baseball.  Do. Not. Make. Mistakes.Before the playoffs started, I asked David Ross, who was part of two World Series winners (Boston 2013, Cubs 2016), what he thought was the secret to winning in October. He started off talking about momentum and starting pitching and how bullpens play such a huge role in today’s game. And then he paused for a moment and spoke the most basic truth.  BENDER: Cleveland’s magical momentum points toward bigger moment“The one thing I’ll tell you is every detail matters in the playoffs. Every mistake is magnified,” he said. “Nine times out of 10, the team that plays the cleanest game, without mistakes, is going to be the one that comes out ahead in a series, and in the playoffs in general.”Mistakes negate pregame advantages. Mistakes erase in-game leads. Mistakes are stunning and heartbreaking. Most of the time, when we think of playoff mistakes, we think of the players. We think of Taijuan Walker leaving a 3-1 pitch to Justin Turner over too much of the plate in the first inning of Game 1 of the NLDS. Turner smoked a three-run homer to give the Dodgers an early lead, and L.A. went on to win, 9-5. We think of Anthony Rendon, fumbling the ball when attempting to throw Javier Baez out at first in the sixth inning of that NLDS. Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was throwing a no-hitter at the time, and the Cubs capitalized on the opportunity. Back-to-back singles with two outs gave Chicago a 2-0 lead in a game it won, 3-0.MORE: Three takeaways from Cleveland’s Game 2 win“It’s definitely tough. It’s part of the game. It’s an error,” Rendon said after the game. “It’s like, it’s a car accident, not a car purpose. You know, it’s a mistake. We’re human. It’s definitely tough because Stras was pitching his tail off, and they happened to get two hits after that.”But the mistake from Friday’s four-game day that has the most legs? That was made by Yankees manager Joe Girardi. His wasn’t a physical mistake. His was a mental mistake, a miscalculation that quickly escalated into a nightmare for Yankees fans. A quick recap: Girardi’s club held an 8-3 lead in the sixth inning of Game 2. With two out and two on, pinch hitter Lonnie Chisenhall faced an 0-2 count when reliever Chad Green threw a pitch a little up and a little in. Home-plate umpire Dan Iassogna immediately signaled that the pitch hit Chisenhall in the hand and sent him toward first base. Yankees catche[……]

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null Baseball If baseball prognosticators are to be believed, it was only a matter of time before Kris 夜网论坛Bryant won his first of many Most Valuable Player awards.It came sooner rather than later Thursday, when the Cubs wunderkind was named National League MVP in his second major league season by near-unanimous decision. He received 29 of 30 first-place votes by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, with Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy and Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager second and third, respectively. Murphy got the remaining first-place vote. MORE: Bryant, Murphy, Seager on SN’s NL All-Star teamBryant, 24, built off his Rookie of the Year campaign in a big way, leading the NL with 7.7 wins above replacement and 121 runs scored while helping the Cubs end their infamous 108-year World Series drought. He also ranked in the top six in OPS (.939), home runs (39) and RBIs (102). MORE: Seager named SN’s NL Rookie of the YearThe second-overall pick in the 2013 draft arrived in the majors in 2015 amid fanfare unlike any Cubs player since perhaps Sammy Sosa, whose 1998 MVP campaign is the last time the franchise claimed the award. And Bryant has made quick work in meeting the lofty expectations.MORE: Trout named AL MVPBryant is the fourth player to be named Rookie of the Year and MVP in back-to-back seasons. Cal Ripken Jr., Ryan Howard and Dustin Pedroia were the others.[……]

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Baseball NEW YORK — Aaron Judge remembers being too nervous to talk to anyone.It was 2014, before he became ‘s latest budding star. He was trying to stay out of the way while attending his first big league spring training. He was surrounded by past All-Stars and World Series champs, and Judge figured he’d mind his business for a few weeks until he was demoted to minor league camp. CC Sabathia had other plans.“First time I met him he went out of his way to say hi to me, made me feel welcomed,” Judge recalled in an interview with Sporting News. “That’s pretty cool. CC’s a guy I watched on TV growing up as a kid.” MORE: Luis Severino continues to impress as Yankees’ best starterThese days, Sabathia, along with fellow veterans Matt Holliday, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley and Jacoby Ellsbury, are surrounded by kids who are eager to learn. That means New York’s elder statesmen are often sharing their knowledge in a clubhouse filled with the Baby Bombers who make up ‘s ninth-youngest team — average age 28.1Take rookie Jordan Montgomery. The 24-year-old is a lefty like Sabathia, so it makes sense that he tries to sit next to the former Cy Young winner every game, picking his brain about pitching and life. Sabathia, 36, meanwhile, remembers how Dave Burba, Chuck Finley, Jim Thome, Ellis Burks and Matt Lawton helped him in Cleveland.Now he can pay it forward.“[Young] guys come in and try to figure out how to be a big league player, big league pitcher, stuff like that,” Sabathia told Sporting News. “You’re just here to help as much as you can.”Ask Holliday — the oldest Yankee at 37 — and he’ll say the easiest way to be a clubhouse leader is to be yourself, be available and not force anything. He and the other veterans can lead by example.Greg Bird agrees.“The best thing that they’ve ever done for me is just be themselves and then being able to watch them,” the 24-year-old said.Gardner, the longest-tenured Yankee, said to be a strong leader, one has to do it off the field, too.The left fielder had teammates such as Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon in his corner when he arrived in the Bronx. They taught him how to adjust to New York City, and about the pressures of fame.    MORE: scores, standings, live updatesIt’s not always easy when a kid in his 20s suddenly finds himself in the spotlight.“Playing Major League Baseball, playing in New York especially, there’s obviously a lot of positives that come with that and a lot of opportunities that come your way,” Gardner told Sporting News. “But there are things that some people may not expect or 夜网论坛some people may think from the outside looking in are a little different than they actually are. Just try and help them with that.”One way to do that is to spend time together away from baseball, though age disparities can make that tougher. When the team is home, veterans often have families to tend to. But on the road, there’s frequent bonding.In April, Sabathi[……]

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null null Baseball The Astros added much-needed veteran leadership Thursday, acquiring seven-time All Star Brian McCann in a trade with the Yankees and signing free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick.Welcome to Houston, Brian! 🤘 pic.twitter.com/yvIEXk8Vaq— Houston Astros (@astros) November 17, 2016Houston was expected to bid to retain the services of free-agent catcher Jason Castro, who hit only .210 last season. McCann, 32, brings a veteran presence to a young team, as well as more offensive pop. He hit .242/.335/.413 last season, with 20 home runs in 429 at-bats. RIVERA: Yankees looking dangerousHe became expendable following the emergence of slugging sensation Gary Sanchez. In exchange, the Yankees received pitching prospects Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman. Abreu, 21, rated by .com as the Astros No. 7 prospect, is a right-hander whose fastball reaches the upper 90s. Guzman, 20, is a right-hander who struck out 54 hitters in 40 innings and had a 4.05 ERA in the Appalachian League last season.MORE: Altuve named SN’s Player of the YearESPN reported the Yankees are chipping in $11 million ($5.5 million per year) of the $34 million McCann will make over the next two seasons.The 29-year-old Reddick slashed .281/.345/.405 in 398 at-bat夜网论坛s last season between the Athletics and Dodgers. He, too, brings veteran leadership as well as solid defense (he earned a Gold Glove in 2012).Yahoo Sports reported that deal is believed to be for four years and more than $50 million.[……]

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Baseball null null null There’s a small, four-game DFS slate on Thursday night that lacks great pitching options without any aces on the mound. There are also only a few decent stacking opportunities for FanDuel and DraftKings tournaments. The top pitcher pick on the slate is young talent Jose Berrios against the White Sox. Berrios has by far the best strikeout upside on the slate but also gives up a few long balls, so don’t completely rule out some of the White Sox hitters.The Yankees and Red Sox will face off in the second of their series after they brawled last night. Keep a close eye on the weather in that game, as there is a slight chance of a rain out, but if they play it is one of the best games to target with pitchers Sonny Gray and Rick Porcello on the mound.  Don’t forget to give me a follow on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for more , NBA, NFL and PGA daily fantasy content, as I’m always taking questions on there. If you’re looking for even more insight into the DFS world, RotoQL University has you covered. You’ll learn strategies, bankroll management, contest selection, and how to put together winning lineups to take your daily fantasy game to the next level.MORE DFS: SN DFS | Lineup Builder            DFS Picks: FanDuel, DraftKings values for Thursday, April 11Lucas Giolito, P, White Sox @ Twins (DK: $6,300, FD: $6,600)Twins st夜网论坛arter Jose Berrios will likely be the most popular pitcher on the slate, but if you want to be contrarian in tournaments then take a look at the other side of this game and Giolito. The Twins have a solid lineup but also have decent strikeout upside for opposing pitchers. Giolito was expected to be one of the better pitchers on the White Sox staff coming into the season but has struggled out of the gate. The SP2 landscape on DraftKings is brutal tonight, but Giolito has the 20-plus fantasy point upside that you’re looking for. Andrew Benintendi, OF, Red Sox vs. Yankees (DK: $3,800, FD: $3,600)Benintendi mashes righthanded pitching and draws a matchup with Yankees RHP Sonny Gray tonight in Boston. He has a .375 wOBA against RHP over his past 50 at-bats and is an excellent cash game option batting secondnd in the dangerous Red Sox lineup. He also makes for an attractive option in a Red Sox stack for only $3,800 on DraftKings and $3,600 on FanDuel. Trevor Story, SS, Rockies @ Nationals (DK: $3,700, FD: $3,500)The Rockies high-upside offense should go underowned tonight against one of the likely popular pitching options Gio Gonzalez. While Gio typically has a decent strikeout floor, he does get lit up f[……]

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null null null Baseball Angels outfielder Mike Trout grew up in New Jersey, not too far from Philadelphia, so when he says the playing conditions in Kansas City were “tough” Saturday night, they were tough.Trout, the Angels and the Royals played through rain and, later, snow showers at Kauffman S夜网论坛tadium, with the Halos prevailing 5-3. Trout homered through the precip in the fifth inning. WRAP: Cubs stun Braves in cold, rainy Chicago  A rainstorm and massive winds? @MikeTrout will still take you deep. pic.twitter.com/kPggk6VkUS— (@) April 15, 2018“I love snow, but it was tough,” Trout told reporters, per the Orange County Register. (Side note: Trout is intensely interested in meteorology when he isn’t being good at baseball.) Trout said he couldn’t see the ball in his last at-bat in the ninth inning (he struck out).He also hinted that even people from Jersey have limits when it comes to weather. “It brings me back to my high school days,” Trout said, per the Register. “We’d have been snowed out, though. We wouldn’t have played.”Trout and his mates have to be looking forward to their trip home after Sunday’s game. Weather.com predicts temperatures in the 70s in Anaheim next week.[……]

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Baseball Baseball will be here soon, even though right now it feels like we’ll never see baseball again.The long, cold, heartless, baseball-less winter is almost over, and the glorious sights and sounds of spring are slowly on their way to your eyes and ears, ready to fill your heart with warmth after the hot stove again failed to register on any thermometer. MORE: Spring training reporting dates for 30 teamsThe first exhibition games are about three weeks away. Sure, we’ll get bored with them quickly — like we always do — but they’ll also be the greatest reminder yet that baseball will be with us every day for a long time. And that’s a great thing. Speaking of great things, there are lots of reasons to think baseball will be great in 2019. Here are 19 of them, none of which have anything to do with the DH possibly coming to the National League (which would be great):1. We’ll get to see real games earlier than ever. The regular-season officially starts on March 20 — the earliest start in history — when the A’s and Mariners begin a two-game series at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. You’ll have to wake up super early to watch the games live (first pitch is scheduled for 4:30 a.m. ET), but baseball-starved fans are known to embrace extreme measures. Meanwhile, Opening Day for the rest of comes March 28, also the earliest mass Opening Day in history. The takeaway: Not having to wait as long as usual for Opening Day = great.2. We’ll get to see a game played in the United Kingdom. The Yankees and Red Sox play the first-ever regular-season game in Europe on June 29. It’s always fun and interesting to observe how other countries and cultures that have traditionally been without baseball respond to the game. The two-game series also marks the first time the two teams will square off in regular-season games not in New York or Boston. Although London is in a different time zone, it probably can’t produce a time warp, so we hope Londoners are prepared for what’s sure to be a combined 26 hours of Yankees-Red Sox baseball. Speak of that …3. We’ll get to see the continued rebirth of the Yankees-Red Sox dynasty. This rivalry seems to come and go within the greater baseball world. We’夜网论坛re always told it’s the greatest rivalry, but people outside New York and Boston tend to only care when both teams are good and batting for championships. One could argue that the greater baseball populace stopped caring about this rivalry after the Sox came back from 0-3 down in the 2004 ALCS to embarrass the Yankees en route to their first World Series title since 1918. Regardless of whether you buy that theory, the rivalry has made a nice comeback in recent years, thanks to two dynamic, young teams. But, just so you’re aware, the Red Sox own the rivalry now. In any case, it’s good for baseball when this rivalry is strong.4. We’ll get to see a full season of “The Ronald Acuña and Juan Soto Show.” These two rookies put[……]

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