After bad start, almost everything at normal for Swisher

Nick Swisher started off 2011 pretty poorly. I remember him driving in some runs in April, but the rest of it wasn’t so great. He had a nice .340 OBP, but his SLG was terrible at .286 (.060 IsoP). From May 1 on however, Swisher’s been hitting like his old self. His...

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Series Preview | Yankees vs. Orioles IV: What's up, Buck?

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It all started out so promising for Buck Showalter and his crew. After taking over for the beleaguered Orioles on August 3, 2010, Showalter guided the O’s to...

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The Farm Report: 7/28/11

Trenton dropped an 8-3 game against the Richmond Flying Squirrels:
Trenton got an early lead, as Corban Joseph reached on an error in the first.  he moved to third on a single by Robert Lyerly and scored on a line drive to left by Melky Mesa.  The 1-0 edge held through the early innings, but the Squirrels busted out in the sixth.  They led off the inning with three singles.  Dellin Betances then walked in Richmond’s first run, before giving up another single.  Richmond did not stop there, as Chris Dominguez grounded a single to center, plating two more runs and Pat Venditte was called on to relieve Betances.  An error by Joseph allowed another runner to score and the Squirrels leapt out to a 5-1 lead.  Trenton added a run in the eighth, but a three-run ninth for Richmond put the Thunder in a deep hole, as they went on to lose 8-3.

Melky Mesa went 2-4 with a run scored and a RBI.  …

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Balancing The Present and The Future

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, general managers of teams in or close to contention are faced with the dilemma of balancing the present and the future of their ball clubs. Yesterday’s trade of Carlos Beltran to the Giants for top-35 prospect Zack Wheeler is a perfect example of a move that...

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