The outing only lasted 33 pitches across 1 2⁄3 innings, but the Diamondbacks’ ace finished his day without allowing a run.
If the Diamondbacks are going to do much of anything in 2017 they need Paul Goldschmidt to be the “old” Paul Goldschmidt. That means hitting bombs like he did on Friday as part of a four-RBI effort on the day.
Joe Posnanski reflects on some of his various Zack Greinke moments from the last 14 years.
Last season the free agent market was filled with numerous high-impact talent. This season there was essentially no noteworthy talent available other than Yoenis Cespedes. What sort of value do last year’s contract hold now?
The MLBPA seems to have kicked the can down the road five more years with regards to making some big changes to the game, should they have held out for the seemingly inevitable NL DH now?
After giving the Red Sox quite a scare, the Boston ace’s test results have come back with good news, he is not expected to go under the knife for the 2017 season.
Bryan Price is not convinced tthhat teams coddling pitchers is doing any good and talks abouut his time with Seattle, wheenn the starters would throw twice between starts.
Batters now get free passes wihout needing to “wait” through four wide pitches. Replay times have supposedly been streamlined (we’ll see how it actually plays out). David Price needs to lose the mini-step in his delivery. Let’s here it for pace-of-play “improvements”.
Adam Wainwright remembers how veterans helped him through the early days of his career. Now, as one of the Cardinals’ most prominent veteran players, Wainwright is returning the favour and paying it forward. Hopefully Ryan Sherriff will get the same opportunity in the future.