The New York Yankees executed a blockbuster trade Tuesday night, acquiring third baseman Todd Frazier along with relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox. The Bronx Bombers dealt reliever Tyler Clippard and three prospects, making it clear they believe a run to the 2017 World Series is possible. There had been rumors that the Yankees were looking for help in the bullpen and at first base, and they addressed both needs, considering Frazier can play both corner infield positions.
After getting a rare day off on Tuesday, Nolan Arenado came back firing on all cylinders on Wednesday, becoming only the ninth player in MLB history to hit home runs in three consecutive innings in an 18-4 win against the Padres. Unfortunately for local fans of the Colorado Rockies, they were not able to witness his dominant performance, because AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain — known until last week as Root Sports — was taking the day off from broadcasting. As Stephanie Asptein of Sports Illustrated notes, the Rockies exclusive television affiliate only broadcasts 150 games per year.
Whether you play for the Cleveland Indians or watch them play, yesterday was a bad day. They blew a late lead against a bad San Francisco Giants team wrap up a disastrous 1-5 road trip against a pair of last-place teams. At Let’s Go Tribe, we talked about it in posts, we talked about it comments, and we talked about it on Twitter. We all even got in a thread and yelled together to get it all out in place and hopefully not in the comments of every single post for the rest of eternity. We are all a little angry, but is anybody panicking? Matt Schlichting brought up the question in our Super Slack Club (no you can’t get in stop emailing me) and it got me thinking. There are seemingly very few things