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Free Agent Profile: Brandon McCarthy

Oct 6 2014 2:25pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

After signing a two-year, $15.5MM contract prior to the 2013 season, Brandon McCarthy struggled with the Diamondbacks before experiencing a tremendous turnaround following a trade to the Yankees. He’ll hit the open market this season in a strong crop of free agent pitchers as he looks to cash in on his big second half. Strengths/Pros McCarthy’s past two seasons don’t look great on the whole, but there were plenty of indicators that his ERA with the D’Backs, particularly this year, w ...
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California Notes: Dipoto, Angels, Lowrie, Giants

Oct 6 2014 8:56am CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Four of California’s five teams reached the postseason and two are still alive, as the Dodgers and Giants both play Game 3 of their respective NLDS series tonight.  The Dodgers will send Hyun-jin Ryu to the mound to try and take a 2-1 lead over the Cardinals, while Madison Bumgarner and the Giants can sweep away the Nationals with a victory. Here’s some news from around the Golden State… Angels GM Jerry Dipoto told reporters (includi ...
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Under-the-Radar MLB Free Agents Who Will Draw Big Interest Across the League

Oct 3 2014 11:44am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

From Francisco Liriano to J.J. Hardy, this offseason is packed with free agents. Who are the biggest under-the-radar free agents on the market this winter, and where will they land?Watch Bleacher Report's Scott Miller and Stephen Nelson ...
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Traffic jam at top of La Liga
Madrid, Oct 30 (IANS) After the frantic activity of last weekend's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, the La Liga settles down for slightly more mundane activity this weekend, although the round of matches is made all the more interesting by the traffic jam at the top of the table. | by IANS
 
Trinidad cricket board hits out at striking WI players
Port-of-Spain, Oct 30 (IANS) Former Trinidad and Tobago sports minister Manohar Ramsaran has successfully piloted a Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board motion condemning the West Indies cricketers for abandoning the India tour two weeks ago. | by IANS
 
UEFA rejects Sporting's request for replay of Schalke match
Lisbon, Oct 30 (IANS) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has rejected Sporting Clube de Portugal's request for a replay of their Champions League match with Germany's Schalke 04 due to alleged refereeing errors. | by IANS
 
 

Cutch Vs. Kung Fu Panda, Pirates Host Giants In 2014 NL Wild Card Game

Oct 1 2014 6:50pm CDT | Source: SportsGrid

Last year, we saw the Pirates get to the postseason for the first time in two decades, and they moved on with a 6-2 win against the Reds. Can they do it again when #MadBum and the Giants come to town? The Pirates throw out another reclamation project, just like they did last season with Francisco Liriano. This time, thought, it’s Edinson Volquez who goes up against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. We’ll be posting ...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Edinson Volquez A Quality Option For Wild Card Start

Sep 29 2014 8:05am CDT | Source: Rant Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates did exactly what they should have done in the final series of the year. They went for the jugular and tried to win the NL Central Division by starting Francisco Liriano on Saturday and Gerrit Cole on Sunday. It didn’t work out, but having Edinson Volquez ready to go f ...
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Pirates fall to Reds, NL Central title win wavers

Sep 27 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — After a sizzling surge toward the top, the Pirates lost one that they really needed for a shot at the title. The Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St. Louis, which played at Arizona later. The Pirates have a ...
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Pirates fall to Reds, NL Central title win wavers

Sep 27 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St. Louis, which played at Arizona later. The Pirates have already clinched at least a wild card and would host that game on Wednesday. Jordy Mercer homered, and Neil Walker drove in three runs ...
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Pirates fall to Reds, NL Central title win wavers

Sep 27 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — After a sizzling surge toward the top, the Pirates lost one that they really needed for a shot at the title. The Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St. Louis, which played at Arizona later. ...
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Pirates fall to Reds, NL Central title win wavers

Sep 27 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — After a sizzling surge toward the top, the Pirates lost one that they really needed for a shot at the title. The Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St ...
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Market Share of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Strenghtens Apple’s Position in the Europe
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