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The Rockies will be without outfielder Charlie Blackmon for at least the next 15 days, as he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a foot injury.
Pablo Sandoval's days in Boston could be numbered, with the Red Sox potentially being done with the third baseman.
Which 0-8 start is easier to deal with, the Braves or the Twins? Our own Mike Bates explored.
So who's worn it best? Definitely the Braves. They knew who they were and what they were doing, and knew how to rock that look. On the red carpet, you'd expect Richard Simmons to show up in a spangly tank top. Or Pharrell to wear a giant silly hat. They are prepared for that, and so are we. But if George Clooney wore a ripped T-shirt and cargo shorts, it would be super disappointing. Everybody loves the Cloon-dog in a tux. Tuxes were invented anticipating the arrival of George Clooney decades later.
To continue the metaphor, the Twins and the Braves both showed up to 2016 wearing a garbage bag as a poncho. And while both are awful looks, at least the Twins should have known better. But on the other hand, there's still a chance that they can take it off and reveal a halfway decent dress shirt and slacks underneath. The Braves? It's trash bags, all the way down. And that's ok.
Here is a roundup of the latest news surrounding the American League Central.
Streaming games at $20 a month is a reality for some fans.
It’s possible this news will not receive the same type of coverage that the in-market streaming received in November. Rob Manfred has not made an announcement about this agreement like he did last fall, but the Sling TV announcement is a much bigger deal. For $20 per month, fans of half the teams in baseball can receive in-market streaming without a standard cable subscription. Yes, this is still technically a cable bundle, but for many fans, getting the broadcasts of their favorite team might be worth $20 per month, especially with other standard cable channels. This is not a la carte programming, per se, but it’s closer than we have been in a really long time, and some recognition that the gigantic cable bundle is not the be all end all for baseball fans.
Nicholas Stellini wrote his ode to Yankees reliever Dellin Betances.
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Today in Baseball History: In 1987, Juan Nieves throws the first no-hitter in Brewers history.