Major League Baseball Suspends Addison Russell 40 Games (Giuseppe)

Major League Baseball has announced that Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been suspended 40 games without pay for alleged domestic abuse. Russell is not appealing his punishment. The Commissioner of Baseball, Robert Manfred, issued a statement regarding Russell’s punishment and said the … Continue reading Major League Baseball Suspends Addison Russell 40 Games (Giuseppe)

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)