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One month into the season, we’ve learned quite a few interesting facts about some contenders:
The pen is not mightier
The Cardinals are one of the top teams in baseball once again this season. After winning the World Series in 2011 and making it to Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the eventual World Champion Giants last year, St. Louis is now a half-game out...Read more »
The Rangers beat the Rays, 5-4, in Arlington last night, Stony Brook alum Joe Nathan closing the game to earn his 300th career save.
But Nathan got a controversial assist on the milestone from home plate umpire Marty Foster.
With two outs in the ninth, a runner on first, Evan Longoria (3-for-3) on deck, the Rays down by a run and a full count on batter Ben Zobrist, Nathan fired a breaking...Read more »
David Price, the reigning Cy Young winner, isn’t exactly a favorite among Yankee fans, considering he’s one of the elite pitchers in the AL East. But Price further annoyed them this week, first by criticizing the Yankees’ personal-grooming policy – no beards – and then saying he’d never sign a long-term deal there because of it.
As a result, Price said his Twitter feed (@DAVIDprice14) blew...Read more »