February 2014

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford checks in with an update from the team’s camp in Scottsdale.
  • Monarchs to Grays to Crawfords offers up a virtual tour of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
  • Official MLB historian John Thorn posted part two of his Our Baseball Presidents blog series.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog invites fans to meet the new guys in the Cubs clubhouse with a video.
  • On Cloud Conine put together a #FollowFriday list of Marlins who can be found on Twitter.
  • Beat writer Mark Bowman takes an early look at the Braves’ potential Opening Day pitching staff.
  • John & Cait preview the Carlos Gomez bobblehead that will be given away to fans on April 27.
  • Braves Give recaps last month’s Braves Caravan that made its way around Braves Country.

22 Days – Clayton Kershaw

Just 22 days until Major League Baseball opens its season in Sydney, Australia, and today’s Opening Day Countdown Down Under blog is featuring CLAYTON KERSHAW at No. 22. That’s fitting, because we’re basically counting down the days to his first start of the season. Remember last year?

Grand Openings

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw is now likely to make a fourth consecutive Opening Day start for the Dodgers on March 22, three days after his 26th birthday, against Arizona in the first game of Major League Baseball’s Opening Series in Sydney, Australia. That became highly probable when Zack Greinke left his exhibition start after four pitches Thursday with a mild right calf strain.

Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kershaw watches the flight of his first career home run, starting the scoring in his own 4-0 shutout of the Giants last Opening Day.

If it becomes official, then all Kershaw has to do is maintain his pace and he could be known one day as the greatest Opening Day pitcher.

In his three Opening Day starts over the last three years, the left-hander has thrown 19 scoreless innings and the Dodgers are 3-0. That included seven innings (9 strikeouts) in a 2-1 home win over the Giants…

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MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Opening Day Countdown Down Under marks 23 days to go with Mattingly and Sandberg.
  • Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford discusses putting his family first in his latest blog post.
  • Homestand Blog provides a behind-the-scenes take on Derek Jeter’s recent press conference.
  • Beat writer Ian Browne has full quotes from Pedro Martinez on his first day in Red Sox camp.
  • The Indians held their Spring Training home opener and TribeVibe posted a photo gallery.
  • Anthony DiComo picks out the best Instagrams from the Mets’ photo day on Wednesday.
  • On Cloud Conine looks at the Marlins players who played collegiate baseball locally at The U.
  • SF Giants Photos showcases some of the best clothes on display on fans at a recent game.
  • Joe Frisaro details the meeting between The Rock and the Marlins’ Adeiny Hechavarria.
  • Step up to B.A.T. has a guest post from Timmy McLaughlin on his visit to Indians camp.
  • Teen Pro Blogger Matt Nadel looks back a bright spot for the 1930s Phillies: Chuck Klein.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • The Opening Day Countdown Down Under hits 24 and revisits the career of Junior Griffey.
  • Eric Sogard’s Glasses are asking for your vote in MLB Network’s #FaceofMLB contest.
  • Alden Gonzalez breaks down the one-year deal agreed to by Mike Trout and the Angels.
  • Former MLB scout Bernie Pleskoff dishes on the NL guys he’s targeting in his fantasy draft.
  • Official MLB historian John Thorn examines our baseball presidents in his Our Game blog.
  • After three press conferences last week, Britt Ghiroli asks if the O’s are done making moves.
  • Jonathan Mayo put together an Uber Top 100 prospect list by averaging the five major lists.
  • MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis adds to his earlier post on football great Ray Guy with a follow-up.
  • On Cloud Conine asked Marlins players for the one thing they would need on a deserted island.
  • From the Corner of Edgar & Dave posted a digital copy of the Mariners’ 2014 Information Guide.
  • Twinsiders offers fans a Spring Training photo recap from another busy day in Fort Myers.
  • Hank the #BallparkPup made his Sausage Race debut and John & Cait have all the details.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog looks at the Cubs’ farm system, recently ranked second in all of baseball.
  • Todd Zolecki reports that Mike Schmidt will be in the broadcast booth for Sunday home games.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

In case you missed it yesterday, official Major League Baseball historian John Thorn broke the story in his Our Game blog of how President Woodrow Wilson may have been the first to play fantasy baseball:

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Opening Day Countdown Down Under looks at two Number 25s who had big Opening Days.
  • Former scout Bernie Pleskoff spills the beans on AL players he’s targeting for his fantasy team.
  • The Phillies Ballgirls reveal exactly how they spent the offseason in their Down the Line blog.
  • Alden Gonzalez explains how the Angels will give the new instant replay system a test run.
  • Jordan Bastian has quotes from Indians players on the new rules on home plate collisions.
  • Around the Horn in KC posted a photo gallery from Tuesday’s intrasquad game in Surprise.
  • Brian McTaggart tells how the Astros had some fun with a hitting drill on Day 10 of camp.
  • Jose Fernandez wore a GoPro cam for MLB Productions and Joe Frisaro likes the choice.
  • Twinsiders provides a photo recap of the team’s day at Spring Training camp in Fort Myers.
  • Reds beat writer Mark Sheldon shares his dining recommendation for fans headed to Arizona.
  • Beyond the Ballpark details the recent graduation held for the Compression for Life program.
  • TribeVibe takes a trip down memory lane with construction photos of the Indians’ ballpark.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Opening Day Countdown Down Under observes 26 days to go with a famous #26, Chase Utley.
  • MLB historian John Thorn looks at whether Woodrow Wilson was the first fantasy baseball player.
  • Alden Gonzalez says that the Angels don’t need to wait until Opening Day to extend Mike Trout.
  • Jon SooHoo posted photos from Monday’s intra-squad game to his Dodgers Photog Blog.
  • Beat writer Mark Sheldon writes that the Reds have been working on situation hitting in camp.
  • Marlins broadcaster Glenn Geffner has some roster notes as the first spring game approaches.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog shares a Q&A with Cubs hitting coach Bill Mueller from the magazine.
  • Indians players and coaches had some fun with @TwitterMirror and TribeVibe has the photos.
  • On Cloud Conine tells about one way the Marlins made a dream come true this weekend.
  • Jamie Ramsey offers up a BP-themed photo gallery in his latest post to his Better Off Red blog.
  • Former Phillies broadcaster Chris Wheeler spoke to reporters and Todd Zolecki has quotes.

A New Home, and a New Approach

Make sure you read Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco’s new post about his move to the States and his comments on his native Venezuela. It’s a pretty powerful post.

White Shark

The two big headlines for me since I last blogged:

We moved from Venezuela to Miami, and for the first time in 11 years I didn’t play winter ball.

 My wife and I bought a house in Miami last year with the money we earned from the World Series. If you’ve been watching the news, Venezuela isn’t a very safe place to be. It hasn’t been a safe place for a long time. I was there from Dec. 20 to Jan. 10 – 20 days — and personally witnessed three robberies. Everybody has been the victim of at least one crime.

Mine happened when I was 16. I was kidnapped for four hours with a gun to my head.

I had just signed a professional contract, and my mother bought me a car as a congratulations gift. I drove to the beach with my girlfriend. We stopped at KFC on the way back. When we were pulling out of the parking lot, a car hit us…

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MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Opening Day Countdown Down Under marks 29 days to go with #29 Rod Carew.
  • Cardinals prospect Jordan Swagerty checks in with a blog post from Spring Training.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog shares a piece from the magazine on the Cubs’ strong farm system.
  • Better Off Red shares some great time lapse video from Reds Spring Training in Goodyear.
  • Curly W Live has an open letter from Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner in Florida.
  • Beat writer Joe Frisaro writes that Christian Yelich has been an early standout in camp.
  • SF Giants Photos posted a photo gallery of the full squad coming together for workouts.
  • Phillies Insider has the inside scoop on Larry Andersen’s work with the Phillies pitching staff.
  • @Cafe Blog has a social media recap of Day 2 of the Giants full squad workouts in Scottsdale.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda marks 30 days until the first pitch Down Under in Sydney.
  • Adam McCalvy spoke with Ron Roenicke about Ryan Braun prior to the slugger reporting.
  • With the Angels and Mike Trout discussing an extension, Alden Gonzalez gives his two cents.
  • The Marlins held #AyudanWeek last week and On Cloud Conine highlights inspirational moments.
  • Wednesday was Photo Day at Reds camp and Better Off Reds has behind-the-scenes images.
  • Beat writer Ian Browne shares some extensive quotes from Red Sox chairman Tom Werner.
  • SF Giants Photos posted a photo gallery of the Giants coaching staff imparting their wisdom.
  • Curly W Live wraps up the final day of Spring Training before the full squad reports to camp.
  • John & Cait profile a underdog who reported to Brewers camp to try to catch on with the team.
  • TribeVibe details the annual Honorary Bat Girl contest launched by Major League Baseball.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Opening Day Countdown Down Under marks 31 days remaining with a famous Number 31.
  • Former Major League scout Bernie Pleskoff identifies the key position players for each AL team.
  • Start preparing for your fantasy draft with MLB.com Fantasy 411‘s 2014 composite projections.
  • Brian McTaggart was in Astros camp when Roger Clemens arrived to work with the pitchers.
  • Joe Frisaro looks at all that Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has accomplished at a young age.
  • MLB historian John Thorn examines the question of who were the fastest pitchers in history.
  • Jennifer Langosch answers a question about the Cardinals possibly going back to Whiteyball.
  • Bryan Hoch has details on Masahiro Tanaka’s bullpen session and a busy day in Tampa.
  • Phillies Insider writes that Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has been instilling his work ethic.
  • Britt Ghiroli has photos and quotes from Suk-min Yoon’s Tuesday introduction as an Oriole.
  • The Giants are hard at work preparing for the season and SF Giants Photos has the evidence.
  • John & Cait invite fans to join them at Miller Park on April 2 for the 6th annual Weather Day.
  • Scott Reifert passes on some of the sights and sounds from White Sox camp in his blog.
  • Greg Johns offers up his account and photos of Robinson Cano’s first day in Mariners camp.
  • Groundskeeping guru Murray Cook provides an update on the field preparations in Panama.
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