Ish Smith Assists

Ish Smith Assists
Matt Stroup breaks down some late-season lineup options, including Ish Smith, Chase Budinger and Jason Terry, in the latest Roundball Stew.
read more

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Video Center

  •  
    Beer

    Beer's NBA 6-Pack: Friday
  •  
    Norris: Titans need Mariota

    Norris: Titans need Mariota
  •  
    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options

    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's NBA 6-Pack: Wednesday
  •  
    Draft: Winston moves to No. 1?

    Draft: Winston moves to No. 1?
  •  
    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options

    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options
  •  
    Norris: Perfect fit for Jags?

    Norris: Perfect fit for Jags?
  •  
    Short: Dellin Betances

    Short: Dellin Betances' value
 

Blogs

Twitter

Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!

Player News

View Rss Feeds

Jake Diekman was lit up for seven runs in one-third of an inning by the Yankees on Friday.

Yikes. Diekman 100-strikeout season out of the pen went mostly unnoticed last year, but it was a pretty impressive accomplishment for a lefty. He's being counted on as a big part of the Phillies pen again, but he does have options left if the Phillies want to send him down. He entered the day with a 3.86 ERA and a 7/2 K/BB ratio in seven innings this spring, so we're probably not at that point yet.
Mar 27 - 5:04 PM

Stephen Drew went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI against the Phillies on Friday.

Drew's bat had showed signs of coming around in recent days, but this is still his first multihit game of the spring. Overall, he's hitting .231/.302/.359 in 39 at-bats.
Mar 27 - 5:01 PM

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com reports that the Twins have inquired about watching Rafael Soriano throw.

Wolfson adds that it's "possible they already watched him" throw. It's not clear how series Minnesota's interest in the free agent reliever is at this point. Soriano's market has been shockingly non-existent, as he was connected to the Blue Jays briefly but that was back in January. The reliever is working out at his agent Scott Boras' training facility in Miami.
Mar 27 - 5:00 PM

John Lackey completed seven innings and allowed just one run as a Cardinals split-squad beat the Mets 5-4 on Friday.

Lackey tends to have lousy spring numbers most years, but this gets his ERA down to 3.77 for now. Barring an ugly outing next week, he'll finished under 5.00 for just the third time since 2006.
Mar 27 - 4:51 PM

Matt Harvey surrendered one run over 4 1/3 innings and struck out five Friday versus the Cardinals.

Harvey's velocity was better today after being down a bit last time out, and he had it pretty easy against the Cardinals. He's sporting a 1.45 ERA and a 17/1 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings for the spring.
Mar 27 - 4:47 PM

Jenrry Mejia walked two and gave up a three-run homer in two-thirds of an inning of relief Friday against the Cardinals.

That Bobby Parnell's Tommy John rehab hasn't gone quite as hoped has sent Mejia's stock rising a bit this spring. Hopefully, today's poor showing was just a blip on the radar. He had allowed one run and walked none in his previous six appearances this month.
Mar 27 - 4:44 PM

Rafael Ortega hit a pair of homers and drove in four runs Friday against the Mets.

The 23-year-old Ortega was a member of the Cardinals' 40-man roster last year until being designated for assignment and clearing waivers in September. He's really more of a speedster than a power guy; he finished with seven homers and 19 steals in a 2014 season spent mostly in Double-A. He has three 30-steal seasons to his credit in the minors, but he's never topped nine homers.
Mar 27 - 4:43 PM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Friday against the Mets.

He also attempted two steals in the game, getting throw out the first time. Bpurjos was 2-for-29 this spring before going 3-for-6 the last two days. The Cardinals can't send him down -- he's out of options -- so barring a trade, he'll be on the roster. Still, assuming that the team also carries Randall Grichuk, Bourjos won't be penciled into the starting lineup often at all.
Mar 27 - 4:40 PM
More Player News

Baseball Forums