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Major League Baseball News & Notes, Fiers Death Threats, Arbitration Winners and Losers Lead The Way

February 21, 2020 Former Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers says he has received death threats after he exposed Astros’s 2017 sign-stealing scheme. “Whatever, I don’t care. I’ve dealt with a lot of death threats before. It’s just another thing on my plate,” the Oakland Athletics pitcher told the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday. Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has had a less-than-ideal […]

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Whistle-Blower Mike Fiers Acknowledges Receiving Death Threats

February 21, 2020 Former Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers revealed he has been getting death threats since he exposed the Astros sign stealing scheme. The Oakland Athletics pitcher revealed the Astros were stealing signs in November. The Astros were stealing signs in the 2017 World Series which they won. He moved to the Detroit Tigers […]

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfered Limits Live Video Feeds, Soon To Rule On Red Sox

February 7, 2020 Major League Baseball intends to impose new limits on what live video is available to teams, and Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to complete his investigation into alleged electronic sign stealing by the Boston Red Sox before spring training camps open next week. The ongoing issue has already led to a set of significant […]

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One Big Thing, On This Day, What's New In Sports 1/18/20

January 18, 2020 One Big Thing: ESPN personality and New York Mets special assistant Jessica Mendoza made waves on Thursday when she called out Mike Fiers for being the whistleblower that brought the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal to the forefront. “I want to make it extra clear that my advisor role with the team does not shape […]

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Sanchez And Three Others Combine For No-Hitter For Astros, Yankees Sweep DH

Sports That Matters August 4, 2019 Welcome back! MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS Aaron Sanchez looked like a reinvented pitcher in his Houston debut, throwing six stellar innings to start the Astros on a combined no-hitter Saturday night in a 9-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Sanchez was an All-Star in 2016 and led the American League in […]

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MLB Results, NBA Draft News, Raptors Parade Celebration & Tragedy

Sports That Matters Powered by Site Ground June 18th, 2019 Welcome back, appreciate you stopping by! 1. Major League Baseball results. Photo: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Mets at Braves Mike Soroka won his eighth straight decision, Ozzie Albies homered and drove in four runs, and the surging Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 12-3 on Monday night. Tomorrows Starters Mets: […]

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Ortiz In Boston, Stanley Cup Game 7, US Women’s Soccer, NBA & MLB News

Sports That Matter Brought to you by Site Ground June 12th, 2019 Welcome back, NHL Stanley Cup Game 7, doesn’t get much better then that! 1. What’s new in sports media… The Athletic, the media company raised a total of $22 million more from their current investors earlier this year. What impact Stephen A. Smith’s increased […]

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT

The Dodgers are “setting a high bar” on potential reliever acquisitions this month, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says (video link). In the end, though, Rosenthal doesn’t expect the Dodgers to make any trades for outside bullpen aid, noting that closer Kenley Jansen (on the DL since Aug. 9 with an irregular heartbeat) is among their soon-to-return reinforcements. Further, August […]