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MLB on Sling: Chris Sale Has Been as Advertised, the Red Sox Have Not

With an eye toward offsetting the retirement of David Ortiz and putting themselves in postion for a title run, the Red Sox this past offseason traded away Yoan Moncada, their second-best hitting prospect, and Mitch Kopech, arguably their best pitching prospect (yes, we know, TINSTAAPP), to pry away Chris Sale from the White Sox. Two…

Cubs-Joe-Maddon

MLB on Sling: Joe Maddon Welcomes Our Robot Overlords — Maybe

A small minority of fans have been clamoring for robot umpires for years now, but this weekend a new voice joined the chorus, one that carries a little more weight than some fat middle-aged guy sitting at his kitchen table (Hello!). Joe Maddon, manager of the defending World Champion Chicago Cubs, who, after witnessing the…

Manny Machado

MLB on Sling: Beanballs Need to Stop

Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes nearly killed the Orioles’ Manny Machado Sunday night, becoming just the latest big leaguer to imperil a fellow player’s life and livelihood in a moronic attempt to defend a teammate. This rampant stupidity needs to stop, and hats off to Dustin Pedroia’s for responding accordingly. You’ve no doubt seen…

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals

MLB on Sling: Is Bryce Harper Back? That’s a Clown Question, Bro

Bryce Harper celebrated Easter by hitting a tiebreaking 2-run homer in the 3rd and then a come-from-behind 3-run walk-off homer to seal a 6-4 Nats win over the Phillies. Harper is now batting .333/.455/.644 with 12 runs scored, 4 homers, 13 RBI and 10 walks. If that slash line seems familiar, it’s because it mirrors…

Jeremy Guthrie

MLB on Sling: Requiem for a Pitcher

Jeremy Guthrie’s 13-year baseball career almost surely came to an inglorious end Saturday, a cruel present for a man to receive on his 38th birthday. Guthrie was making his debut with the Washington Nationals, yet he would throw only 47 pitches to the Philadelphia Phillies, enough to record just two outs, but allow 10 runs on…

2016 World Series - Chicago Cubs v. Cleveland Indians: Game Seven

MLB on Sling: Cubs Mount Title Defense, Dodgers Have Other Ideas

The Chicago Cubs come into the 2017 season aiming to do something they haven’t done since 1909: defend their title. It was an incredible season for the North-siders, who dominated the National League, spending just one day out of first place despite losing starting leftfielder Kyle Schwarber in the third game of the season. They…