Monthly Archives: May 2011

Should MLB ban home plate collisions? – Charleston Post Courier

International Business Times Should MLB ban home plate collisions?Charleston Post CourierAnd if colliding with these players was considered acceptable, should MLB require players at those positions to wear protective pads? Also, changing rules about trying to score on fly balls

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Early results reveal tight NL All-Star voting – MLB.com

Belleville News Democrat Early results reveal tight NL All-Star votingMLB.comWith the National League looking to claim consecutive All-Star Game victories for the first time since 1996, the roster that will represent the league in that quest is in its initial

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Pirates hold top pick in next week’s draft – MiamiHerald.com

MyFox Houston Pirates hold top pick in next week's draftMiamiHerald.comBy Sports Network The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft gets underway on June 6th, with the Pittsburgh Pirates holding the top pick for the fourth time in team history. The

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Report: Dodgers make payroll thanks to corporate sponsors – SportingNews.com

Globe and Mail Report: Dodgers make payroll thanks to corporate sponsorsSportingNews.comIf McCourt can not make payroll, Major League Baseball would cover it and seize the team. The Dodgers' Opening Day payroll was $103.8 million and based on that figure, the

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D-backs’ turnaround attributable to Towers – MLB.com

Baseball Nation D-backs' turnaround attributable to TowersMLB.comThe National League West has another surprise brewing in 2011. Last year, the San Diego Padres were picked by most of us "experts" to finish last in the division, but the Padres were …No

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Lyles rises to expectations in debut – MLB.com

Houston Chronicle (blog) Lyles rises to expectations in debutMLB.comOn the night the 20-year old Astros rookie became the youngest active player in the Majors, Lyles took the ball from third baseman Chris Johnson before the bottom of the first inning

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MLB looks down on fan-organized bid to purchase Mets – Yahoo! Sports (blog)

USA Today MLB looks down on fan-organized bid to purchase MetsYahoo! Sports (blog)A group of Big Apple wheelers and dealers from investment bank Tritaurian Capital concocted a plan to buy a minority stake in the MLB team from financially-troubled owner

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Stubbs looking to regain confidence at plate – MLB.com

Stubbs looking to regain confidence at plateMLB.comCINCINNATI — Center fielder Drew Stubbs was back in the leadoff spot on Tuesday night after a much-needed break. While Cincinnati's 10-game road trip got the best of almost everyone involved, … and more »

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On cusp of callup, Lawrie gets plunked – MLB.com

Globe and Mail On cusp of callup, Lawrie gets plunkedMLB.comBrett Lawrie had a solid spring for the Blue Jays, batting .293 with two homers and six RBIs. (AP) TORONTO — Top prospect Brett Lawrie is "close" to joining the Blue

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Reynolds warming up to relief role for Rockies – MLB.com

Reynolds warming up to relief role for RockiesMLB.comLOS ANGELES — Rockies right-hander Greg Reynolds admits his new job description takes some getting used to, but he's putting all of his effort into excelling at it. With no spot available in

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