Oakland Athletics Tie Houston Astros for First Place in the American League West (Giuseppe)

After falling 11.5 games out of first place in the powerhouse American League West Division about 2 months ago, the Oakland Athletics were written off as contenders and were expected to finish the season where they were expected to this … Continue reading Oakland Athletics Tie Houston Astros for First Place in the American League West (Giuseppe)

Oakland Athletics Acquire Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins (Giuseppe)

The Minnesota Twins announced on Thursday that they had traded closer Fernando Rodney to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league pitcher Dakota Chalmers. Fernando Rodney (who interestingly enough actually follows Doubleday Double Talk’s Official Instagram page) has pitched well … Continue reading Oakland Athletics Acquire Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins (Giuseppe)

German Marquez Pitches Immaculate Inning Against the Pittsburgh Pirates (Giuseppe)

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez got three outs on three consecutive three-pitch strikeouts in the top of the fourth inning during Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Marquez had thrown what is called an “Immaculate Inning.” Marquez fanned Corey Dickerson, Starling … Continue reading German Marquez Pitches Immaculate Inning Against the Pittsburgh Pirates (Giuseppe)

Contenders or Pretenders? Do the Pittsburgh Pirates Really Have a Shot at the Postseason? (Giuseppe)

The Pittsburgh Pirates stayed red-hot on Tuesday, beating the Cleveland Indians 9-4 to earn their 11th consecutive victory and bring the team within 2.0 games of the second Wild Card spot that is currently being held by the Atlanta Braves … Continue reading Contenders or Pretenders? Do the Pittsburgh Pirates Really Have a Shot at the Postseason? (Giuseppe)

Kansas City Royals Acquire Brian Goodwin from Washington Nationals (Giuseppe)

The Washington Nationals traded Brian Goodwin to the Kansas City Royals for Minor League pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan on Sunday afternoon to relieve their overabundance of outfielders. Along with Goodwin, the Nationals’ crowded outfield consisted of Bryce Harper, Juan Soto, Adam Eaton, and Michael A. Taylor, leaving almost … Continue reading Kansas City Royals Acquire Brian Goodwin from Washington Nationals (Giuseppe)

San Diego Padres Trade Brad Hand, Adam Cimber to the Cleveland Indians for Francisco Mejia (Giuseppe)

The Cleveland Indians announced Thursday that they acquired All-Star closer Brad Hand and pitcher Adam Cimber from the San Diego Padres in exchange for top catching prospect Francisco Mejia.   Brad Hand has a 3.05 ERA and 65/15 strikeout/walk ratio and 24 saves over 44.1 innings of work this … Continue reading San Diego Padres Trade Brad Hand, Adam Cimber to the Cleveland Indians for Francisco Mejia (Giuseppe)

Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Manny Machado from Baltimore Orioles for Five Prospects (Giuseppe)

The Baltimore Orioles traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday for a package of five prospects. The Orioles will be receiving outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, right-handed reliever Zach Pop and third baseman … Continue reading Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Manny Machado from Baltimore Orioles for Five Prospects (Giuseppe)

Brewers’ Jesus Aguilar and Mariners’ Jean Segura Win 2018 All-Star Game Final Vote (Giuseppe)

The Final Vot is an interesting way of deciding who will get the final roster spot on each league’s respective All-Star team. At the conclusion of the voting, Jesus Aguilar and Jean Segura of the Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners … Continue reading Brewers’ Jesus Aguilar and Mariners’ Jean Segura Win 2018 All-Star Game Final Vote (Giuseppe)