Archer will try to avoid being a 20-game loser, but there are more important things to talk about. Like John Jaso. Former Ray John Jaso just hit for the cycle. The first one in PNC Park. And on the triple, he almost didn’t go for three. From Topkins notes, Snell felt really good before the rain, and Chase Whitley will get the last start of the season. Oh, do you want to vote in some meaningless sponsored awards? Here’s some. Like Best Defensive Player, where you can neither vote for Kevin Kiermaier nor Kevin Pillar. Other links: Jeff Sullivan analyzes the home run surge. Good stuff. Interesting article from Ben Badler, on scouts feeling that MLB rules put them at risk while in an unsafe Venezuela.
Tim Tebow is making all kinds of news again, but not because of his religious beliefs, football abilities, or Skip Bayless’s obsession with him. Tebow, who hasn’t played organized baseball since he was in high school, has held workouts for teams in Major League Baseball in an effort to catch the attention of a minor league club and work his way toward a new career in a different professional sport. Tebow is a competitor at heart — and he wouldn’t be the first player to do it.
Sept. 29, 2016 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- With the minor league season of 2016 now complete, Tennessee Baseball witnessed 19 former players make appearances in professional baseball this year. Last week, VFL Christin Stewart was named the Detroit Tigers' Minor League Player of the Year. Stewart, a first-round selection by Detroit in 2015, combined for 30 home runs and 87 RBI over the two stops with Class A-Advanced Lakeland and Double A Erie. On the Major League circuit, VFL Zack Godley has pitched 8.2 innings over his last four appearances with Arizona while allowing two runs. During that span, Godley has struck out 11 batters while walking only two. R.A. Dickey -- SP, Toronto Blue Jays Season: 10-15,