Rogers: Tirade was wrong thing to do
Jesse Rogers disagrees with Bryan Price's decision to go on a public tirade: "Our job is to give out the information we receive, whether that's through the team or through sources, and we're supposed to relay that to the fans."
Reds manager's impressive pace
Bryan Price reportedly used the F-word 77 times in five-and-a-half minute rant about reporters revealing roster information. That average of 15 per minute is more than the famously foul-mouthed movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" which featured just over 3 per minute.
His & Hers debates Bryan Price rant
Michael Smith applauded the variety of F-bombs, but added: "The problem I do have though, is with him standing by the content. If he thinks that it's the media's job to make his job easier, to help put the Reds in an advantageous position, then he needs to get a clue."
Breaking down positional changes
This season, four former All-Stars and an erstwhile AL Rookie of the Year (Wil Myers) are changing positions. They're doing it without a safety net -- for contending clubs on the biggest stage. How are they faring? Have a look
Mets pitchers: Don't walk this way
Mets starters have only given up five walks during their eight-game winning streak, a span of 51.1 innings pitched. They have allowed the lowest walk percentage in the league during that time.
A-Rod swimming in cash
Consider this: Alex Rodriguez is owed $61M dollars in base salary over the next 3 seasons, and can make an additional $30M in bonuses for reaching various milestones.
The White Sox's answer to Kris Bryant
Meet Carlos Rodon, Chicago’s other elite MLB prospect. He was called up to the majors on Monday and Michael Baumann writes that his slider is “Gimme Shelter” at 86 mph. Rodon is the Rolling Stones to Bryant's Beatles
Fan hit by foul ball out of hospital
After "appropriate examinations," the fan was released today. "We are extremely grateful for this positive outcome," the Pirates said in a statement. "The organization is in the process of reaching out to her to show our support."
Fan struck in head by foul ball
The Baseball Tonight crew discusses fan safety after a fan finding her seat with her back to the field of play was hit in the head through the netting at the Cubs-Pirates game. The Pirates said the fan was alert when she was stretchered out.
Why Shonda Schilling runs
"Mom’s had cancer. Dad’s had cancer. Our DNA sucks," the Schillings' 12-year-old son told his parents. The last three years have been 'hell' for the Schillings, but even still, Shonda laced up her shoes to run the Boston Marathon on Monday. And she nailed it
Rookie Russell can help Cubs win
Freshly minted 2B Addison Russell has the tools to help the Cubs immediately, and his callup is evidence the formerly struggling club is serious about contending in 2015. Cubs want to win now (Insider)
Cubs' future looks bright
Keith Law's top 10 prospects include three on the Cubs -- and two of them will be joining forces in the majors.
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Bryan Price – “In my pre-game conversation with reporters yesterday, I used wholly inappropriate language to describe....
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.... the media coverage of our team. While I stand by the content of my message, I am sorry for the choice of words.”
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A.Rizzo,after he, Soler and Bryant reached base 12 times last night: “That’s the excitement people have been clamoring about right there.”
Cubs youth infusion
In calling up Addison Russell to play second base tonight, the Cubs will sport an infield of Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro, all of whom are age 25 or younger AND former top-40 prospects.
Tigers pitching off to hot start
The Tigers have held eight of their first 13 opponents to one run or fewer, tied for the most through 13 games in the live ball era. The only other teams to accomplish that feat since 1920 were the 1927 Cardinals and the 1981 Athletics.
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Today's Collin McHugh stat of the day He's won 9 straight decisions. Last Astros P with longer streak Wade Miller 12 (2002)
Detroit keeps on rolling
The Tigers have the best record in baseball at 11-2, their best start since winning the 1984 World Series. The only other time they won at least 11 of their first 13 games, a fella named Ty Cobb laced 'em up and hit a career-high .420.
Don't forget about Jorge Soler
Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are the Cubs' shiny new toys, but don't forget about the right fielder who debuted last season. Soler is batting .320, has a 7-game hit streak, and went 4-for-5 with 2 runs in Monday's win over Pittsburgh.