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Rochester Red Wings take pride in Triple-A’s oldest nickname

With so much focus year after year on the newest and wildest rebranding projects in Minor League Baseball, MiLB.com takes a look at the flip side. This spring and summer, we will be profiling the team in each league with its longest continually used nickname. First up: the International League's With so much focus year after year on the newest and wildest rebranding projects in Minor League Baseball, MiLB.com takes
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Evan Gattis’ Rollercoaster Ride Through Baseball Has Ended

For a guy who didn’t play at all in 2019, and was right around replacement level the year before, Evan Gattis has been in the news a fair bit this winter. In fact, as much as any of the Astros’ marquee players, he’s become one of the faces of their illegal sign-stealing efforts and the aftermath, a situation he’s confronted with a candor rare among his former teammates, but typical
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The Road to The Show: Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert.. Signed by the White Sox for $26 million in 2017 after defecting from Cuba the previous fall, Luis Robert Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League
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Jay Jaffe FanGraphs Chat – 4/6/20

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MLB Should Broadcast Its Own Version of HORSE

With no sports on the horizon in the near-term, the NBA is looking for creative ways to keep fans entertained. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA and ESPN are working to televise a game of HORSE: Discussions have been ongoing among the NBA, NBPA and ESPN about a competition among several players in isolation — presumably using home gyms — that would include them competing shot for shot in
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Rochester Red Wings take pride in Triple-A’s oldest nickname

With so much focus year after year on the newest and wildest rebranding projects in Minor League Baseball, MiLB.com takes a look at the flip side. This spring and summer, we will be profiling the team in each league with its longest continually used nickname. First up: the International League's With so much focus year after year on the newest and wildest rebranding projects in Minor League Baseball, MiLB.com takes
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Let’s Construct the MLB Season We Actually Want to See

The only thing we know for sure about the 2020 MLB schedule (brought to you by COVID-19) is that it won’t be 162 games. Whatever truncated mutant of a year baseball ends up with will likely be the shortest on record since at least 1994, when most teams got about 70% of the way through the calendar before the strike happened and canceled the rest. Given the current state of
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Sunday Notes: Keston Hiura Can Hit, But The Book He’d Write Would Be Boring

The first time I interviewed Keston Hiura was over the phone. This was a few months after he’d been taken ninth overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2017 draft. Kiura was playing for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, and he called at the assigned time from a Midwest League ballpark after batting practice. I don’t recall which ballpark. I was in Lowell, Massachusetts at a New York-Penn League game that
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FanGraphsLive: Astros at Angels on MLB The Show

Today at 2 PM ET, Paul Sporer, Ben Clemens, and Dan Szymborski will be viewing the home opener for the Los Angeles Angels (3-4), as the Houston Astros (5-2) come to town. Will the Astros bring a trash can large enough to contain Mike Trout? Starting for the Angels is Griffin Canning (0-1, 23.63), seeking revenge after being roughed up on Saturday by these same Astros in his first regular
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COVID-19 Roundup: (Some) Teams Address (Some) Workers’ Needs

This is the latest installment of a daily series in which the FanGraphs staff rounds up the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 virus’ effect on baseball. IHME Roadmap One of the most detailed COVID-19 projections out there is produced by the The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, a research instituted founded in 2007. The IHME model endeavors to project how long until states