MLB and MiLB PED Suspension Rundown Update #2

Now that the All-Star Break is upon us, it's time to update my prior posts tracking PED suspensions at the minor-league and major-league levels. Information is courtesy of spotrac.com and milb.com. Minor-League Suspensions 1/12: Wilfre Delgado, RHP - CHC (72 games, Stanozolol) 1/12: Antonio Police, RHP - BOS (72 games, Boldenone) 1/12: Joel Romero, Free…

Weekend Recap: Cubs Win Dramatic Home Series Against Reds

This weekend was a roller coaster ride for Cubs fans as the team looked to get some payback against the Cincinnati Reds for a four-game road sweep in late June. Cubs fans' patience was put to the test with early deficits for the home team and multiple lead changes, but the Northsiders ultimately emerged victorious…

Cubs Roster Moves: Caratini Returns; Gimenez DFA’d; Duensing to DL

The Chicago Cubs have made a number of roster moves in the first few days of July with an eye toward the second half of the 2018 season. On July 1, RP Brian Duensing was placed on the 10-day DL with a diagnosis of left shoulder fatigue, although some fans suspect this is really a…

Big Sexy Career Milestone Watch: 244 Wins

As I predicted, on Monday night, Texas Rangers SP Bartolo Colón notched his latest career milestone with victory number 244, surpassing high-kicking Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal to become the winningest Dominican-born pitcher in major league history. Colón now has the second-most wins of any Latin American pitcher, behind four-time All-Star Dennis Martínez, born…

There’s No Puking in Baseball

Sunday's rubber match between the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers offered a strange spectacle to the home crowd in Wisconsin. Trailing by a score of 8-5, Brewers manager Craig Counsell assigned RP Adrian Houser to face the visitors in the top of the 8th inning. Houser finished his warm-up tosses and then tossed cookies. Adrian…

Big Sexy Career Milestone Watch: 2,500 Strikeouts

On Tuesday night, Bartolo "Big Sexy" Colón took the hill for the Texas Rangers against the Los Angeles Dodgers in an interleague matchup for his 14th appearance this year. His longevity and success has allowed him to close in on some major milestones during his 21st major-league season, including most victories for a Dominican-born pitcher…