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  • Good morning, Marlin Maniac readers and welcome to Morning Catch, the daily morning news and notes column from MarlinManiac.com. PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Jennings is getting used to his view from the Miami Marlins dugout. It’s what the rookie manager sees on the scoreboard that’s already getting old. Brad Hand pitched five shutout innings while […] ... read more...
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  • CHICAGO — Matt Williams provided the daily injury updates as the tarp came off the field for Monday’s game, but there wasn’t much new to report. After the game, he reported that Bryce Harper, whose momentum carried him into the wall in the third inning, “banged himself pretty good.” He said Harper knocked his elbow and forearm […]... read more...
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  • Adrian Gonzalez drove in RBIs No. 1,000 and 1,001 for his career on Tuesday night with a two-run home run. Gonzalez admitted though that he would like even more RBIs, according to the Los Angeles Times:"It's a great number," Gonzalez said. "For me career-wise I'd like to see 1,500, but 1,000 is a nice number.”The first baseman’s run production has been seemingly as consist... read more...
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  • It took a little while to get here, with an unexpected obstacle or two, but we’ve got a six-player trade between the Braves and the Dodgers. The youngest player involved is 27, the average age of the players is about 31, and this year they’ve all combined to be worth -1.2 WAR. Sounds to me […] read more...
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  • Hump day already? Don’t forget to celebrate with some fantasy baseball. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best. Here’s what you’re up against ... read more...
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  • CHICAGO — The ninth inning of Monday’s 2-1 win over the Cubs pulsed with danger, as a rowdy Wrigley Field crowd buzzed in support of a restless heart of the Chicago order — the order Nationals relievers had kept scoreless through three innings, a run away from tying the game all the while. Drew Storen […]... read more...
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  • Noah Syndergaard tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings and hit a home run as the Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Phillies with a 7-0 win at Citi Field on Wednesday afternoon. Travis d’Arnaud, expected to return from the disabled list next week in San Diego, caught seven innings during a rehab game for High-A St. Lucie on Wedn... read more...
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  • Anthony Rendon will head to Viera to begin playing in games as he returns from a left oblique strain. Rendon worked out at Nationals Park on Sunday, swinging in the batting cages and taking grounders at second base only again. He is scheduled to play three to four innings in an extended spring training game […]... read more...
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  • CHICAGO — Jon Lester and Max Scherzer were the most prized commodities on this year’s free agent starting pitching market. Lester hit free agency at 30 years old as one of the best left-handers in the game, with two World Series rings in his pocket. Scherzer entered free agency at 30, too, as the strikeout machine who never […]... read more...
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  • CHICAGO — Matt Williams provided the daily injury updates as the tarp came off the field for Monday’s game, but there wasn’t much new to report. After the game, he reported that Bryce Harper, whose momentum carried him into the wall in the third inning, “banged himself pretty good.” He said Harper knocked his elbow and forearm […]... read more...
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  • While the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles await a New York Supreme Court judge’s written decision in the longstanding Mid-Atlantic Sports Network dispute, both sides continue to spar. MASN sent a letter to Judge Lawrence Marks last week, upset about MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s comments at the owners meetings that “sooner or later, MASN is ... read more...
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  • CHICAGO — Anthony Rendon is playing again, trying to make his way back to the Nationals, again. The Silver Slugger-winning third baseman — who very likely could be a second baseman for these Nationals — played three innings in an extended spring training game Tuesday. Nationals Manager Matt Williams reported he had “a couple of […]... read more...
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  • How time flies when we are having fun.  We are already about one third of the way through the minor league season.  Hitters are fast approaching 200 PA and SP are right about 50 IP already.  Given the Reds recent 9 game losing streak, I ‘m glad to writing a column about the minors.  Here’s some observations from down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats... read more...
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