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I just moved. No, not my blog … It’s still right here at bbstmlb.com! But I moved from the Bay Area up to a small town in the mountains and I will not have full internet service until Wednesday! Yikes! I mean, that’s a lot of baseball Im going to miss and a lot of MLB news! In fact, I’ve already missed that closer Sean Doolittle has finally been activated and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!! So please excuse my approximately – oh say, five day absence. I haven’t given up on BBST and yes, I still work […]

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Mets
Ok, saying that Kirk Nieuwenhuis doesn’t hit isn’t very nice. He started the day 7-for-66 on the season and had already been designated for assignment twice. So, Sunday is likely to be the best day of his entire career. The first time he was DFA’d was by his current team, the New York Mets. He was picked up off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels who later DFA’d him and the Mets’ decided they wanted him back.  That’s where the real story of the day begins. It was Nieuwenhuis’ first game back with the Mets after the roller coaster he’d been on […]

Guy who doesn’t hit, goes yard 3 times in a ...


Miami Marlins
On Sunday after almost being no-hit by Atlanta Braves starter Shelby Miller who completed the team’s three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins, Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria fired both his team’s skipper Mike Redmond and bench coach Rob Leary. Monday morning Marlins’ general manager Dan Jennings confirmed to ESPN’s Jim Bowden that he will in fact be stepping out of the front office and into the dugout as Redmond’s replacement.  This is a very interesting but not unprecedented move by the team whose leadership had been speculated about all Sunday night, at least online,until CBS Sports broke the news of Jennings’ […]

Miami Marlins GM Dan Jennings to step in as new ...



Cincinnati Reds’ starter Homer Bailey missed a good part of last season with a a right elbow flexor mass injury that he had surgery for in September. He started just 23 games for the Reds in 2014, pitching 145.2 innings and finishing the season at 9-7 with a 3.71 ERA. So far in 2015 Bailey, who was still recovering from his September surgery missed a couple starts, and has started just two games for Cincinnati and pitched just 11.1 innings. There was already a huge drop in his velocity from the get-go. He averaged 94 mph in 2014 prior to his […]

Reds’ Homer Bailey is latest victim of Tommy John surgery


I’ve mentioned it more than once, more than twice. I have written a ton of posts on New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka alone and mentioned this point in oh so many others. I’ve mentioned it almost every time I’ve written about someone going down with Tommy John surgery. Tanaka should have had surgery last season instead of trying to use rest and rehab in order to repair his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. Bad plan. It was just that a bad plan. The majority of pitchers who go that route ultimately succumb to having the Tommy John procedure in the […]

The New York Yankees should be feeling pretty stupid right ...


Hamilton said if #Angels had put their arm around him after relapse, he would’ve “been playing probably a month ago.” — Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) April 27, 2015 I believe that tweet says it all. I’ve said on multiple occasions on this blog that all the Los Angeles Angels have done is kick a decent guy when he’s down instead of reaching out a hand and helping him back up. Instead they acted like parents who misunderstand their child’s issues (many people recovering from addiction are using the drug/alcohol to self-medicate or mask some sort of inner pain or mental illness) […]

All Hamilton needed was a helping hand, he’ll find one ...



The Miami Marlins have designated Jarrod Saltalamacchia for assignment. Saltalamacchia was on paternity leave and was given the news upon his return that the team has decided to go with rookie catcher J.T. Realmuto and backup catcher Jeff Mathis. This comes after Saltalamacchia had expressed his displeasure with continually being benched in favor of Realmuto. Still, no one really saw this coming with the contract Saltalamachhia had been signed to. Designating Saltalamacchia for assignment the day he returned from paternity leave is a little cold but not strange. What is strange is that the move comes just 16 months after […]

Marlins DFA Jarrod Saltalamacchia


Adam wainwright
Update: April 26, 2015 10:00 am PT The team has officially confirmed that Adam Wainwright‘s ankle injury IS, in fact, his Achilles tendon and he will be placed on the disabled list. Expectations for the remainder of the season are not good according to FOX Sports Ken Rosenthal. Sources: Expectation is that #STLCards’ Wainwright is done for season with Achilles injury. Has not yet undergone MRI. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 26, 2015 Original Text: April 26, 2015 5:00 am PT Could Adam Wainwright’s ankle injury end his season? St. Louis Cardinals‘ ace Adam Wainwright was forced to leave the […]

Update: Adam Wainwright’s injury IS his Achilles, likely season ending


trades
Oakland Athletics’ super utility man Ben Zobrist was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, however it appears he’ll be out approximately four to six weeks. He’ll have to undergo arthroscopic surgery to trim the torn cartilage that has been causing him pain since he hurt it sliding into second base on Sunday in Kansas City. The A’s “jack of all trades” sat out three games and attempted to play through the pain on Friday night in the designated hitter position. It just didn’t work out. The hardest part wasn’t even getting out of the batters box, it was trying to […]

A’s Ben Zobrist out 4-6 weeks



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Nothing would make me happier for Josh Hamilton than for this rumor to be true, that he may be returning to Texas, and for all I know it may be. The way that the Los Angeles Angels organization has treated Hamilton, through his relapse on cocaine and alcohol and his subsequent divorce from wife Katie, has been atrocious, unbelievably rude and unfeeling. The Angels sure know how to kick a guy when he’s down. The Angels have made it know that they do not want Hamilton back after he finishes recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.  First they would LOVE not to […]

A homecoming for Josh Hamilton?


Tuesday night the Oakland Athletics lost. They didn’t just lose to the Los Angeles Angels they got killed. The Angels won the game 14-1. It was even more evident that the A’s were having a bad night when their best pitcher ended up being first baseman Ike Davis. Your browser does not support iframes. To read more about the A’s terrible night and Davis’ terrific performance use the link below: A’s first baseman Ike Davis excels on the mound in loss to Angels Brought to you by @OakAsSocksGrl. @bbst_mlb.

First baseman Ike Davis pitches perfect inning for A’s (VIDEO!)


Here we already already through week two of the regular season so it is time for another volume of the AL West Weekly Wrap-Up. Weekly Wrap-Ups will be coming to you on Baseball Hot Corner for each division all-season, summarizing each team’s week, naming both a position player and pitcher of the week and giving you our take on the power rankings within the division. So let’s get started! To find out what happened in the AL West this week use the link below to go to Baseball Hot Corner: Vol. 2: AL West Weekly Wrap-Up Brought to you by Baseball […]

Vol. 2: BHC’s AL West Weekly Wrap-Up