Kyuji Fujikawa felt a pop while pitching to Joey Votto on Sunday. On Wednesday, it was confirmed that the former Cubs closer will undergo Tommy John surgery. Speaking of Tommy John surgeries, Dr. Lewis Yocum died on Tuesday from liver cancer. Yocum was the Angels’ team physician for 36 years and was well-known for helping […]

Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie claimed his third consecutive victory on Thursday against one of his former teams (Baltimore). Guthrie scattered seven hits and three walks over six innings pitched, allowing a single earned run (two total) to reduce his season ERA to 2.28. He possesses a pedestrian strikeout rate (5.7 per nine innings pitched), […]

Baseball pundits and Yankees fans were concerned about the pitching staff entering the 2012 season. They couldn’t have anticipated a series of random injuries and circumstances would devastate the rotation and remove The Closer from the equation. CC Sabathia was placed on the disabled list because of a groin injury that he sustained during the […]

The roller coaster ride of this sporting week continued on Thursday. The first story coming out of the morning was Terrell Suggs’ Achilles’ injury that was first reported to have occurred as part of a basketball game. Suggs later addressed the media and spoke of the injury occurring during shuttle drills. The Baltimore Sun’s and […]

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Hey everybody – I knew that the title would get your attention. There was an interesting article posted on the Freakonomics blog that took an interesting spin on the handling of pitching staffs. It’ll never fly, but it certain flips the script on what we’ve been watching all our lives. It’s a good read over […]