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Baseball would be a ‘backup job’

[ad_1] HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks is not ruling out a career in baseball after being drafted by the Boston Red Sox last month but remains committed to football."My career is football," he said Monday at SEC media days. "My main focus is football [in] college, then hopefully a career in the NFL. Then [baseball] is kind of like a backup plan, backup job."The Red Sox selected Franks,
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Fantasy baseball daily notes — Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

[ad_1] Jul 13, 2019Todd ZolaFantasy CloseWriting on fantasy baseball game theory and player analysis since 1997 Winner of the 2013 Fantasy Sports Writer's Association Best Baseball ArticleIt's a light slate of options on Tuesday. There are still some staples we have discussed in previous weeks that need, but there isn't much new blood. Only the top pitcher feels worthy of holding beyond his Tuesday start and maybe four or five
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Manfred — MLB didn’t alter baseball for more HRs

[ad_1] Commissioner Rob Manfred once again emphatically denied that Major League Baseball has altered baseballs to generate more offense, amid widespread criticism from some of the sport's top pitchers."Baseball has done nothing, given no direction for an alteration in the baseball," Manfred told reporters Tuesday. "The flaw in logic is that baseball wants more home runs. If you sat in owners meetings and listen to people on how the game
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Fantasy baseball daily notes — Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

[ad_1] Jun 29, 2019Todd ZolaFantasy CloseWriting on fantasy baseball game theory and player analysis since 1997 Winner of the 2013 Fantasy Sports Writer's Association Best Baseball ArticleThe Tuesday slate is rich! There are several pitchers to choose from, some who might be worth keeping well beyond Tuesday. The hitting pool has several guys who are far too available given what they have achieved over the past month-plus.Many have assumed full-time
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British baseball superfan Joey Mellows travels America’s ballparks — MLB

[ad_1] AS FANS STREAMED through the Hard Rock Café at Yankee Stadium and into the ballpark's Great Hall -- the billion-dollar stadium's palatial foyer -- a text arrived from Joey Mellows. He was hungry."I haven't had anything since lunch," Mellows wrote. "Yesterday."Mustachioed and understated, Mellows had a thin frame and thick British accent. He came from Portsmouth, England, where baseball was nothing more than a sport for Yanks. Mellows now
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Twins’ Max Kepler leading baseball’s charge into Europe — MLB

[ad_1] It's a beautiful day for baseball.A sellout crowd of 39,913 fills up Target Field on a late May Sunday to take advantage of the all-too-rare sunshine and watch the hometown, first-place Minnesota Twins play the Chicago White Sox. The vibes are particularly festive in Sections 134-136, which are a stone's throw away from a beer garden and a baseball toss away from the right fielder, Max Kepler."They love Max
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How Vanderbilt became the titan of college baseball

[ad_1] OMAHA, Neb. -- "My coach, Tim Corbin, he's Nick Saban," said Kumar Rocker, the Vanderbilt freshman ace who'd just won the College World Series Most Outstanding Player."Tim Corbin and the Vandy baseball team is the hottest brand in Nashville," said Derek Mason, head coach of the Vanderbilt football team."Tim Corbin is the best head coach in America, no matter what sport you're talking about," said Erik Bakich, head coach
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Fantasy baseball daily notes – Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

[ad_1] This Tuesday slate is very exciting, with several intriguing options to consider for the day and beyond. Two of the three starters have two starts on the week, and the other gets a two-step next week, meaning you can feasibly hang onto all three for a while.The hitting recommendations have some guys in the last chance saloon, meaning you need to act now before their roster rate runs too
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Martin Jr. succeeds dad as FSU baseball coach

[ad_1] Mike Martin Jr. was named head coach of the Florida State Seminoles baseball team Friday, succeeding his father, who just concluded his 40th season in the role.Martin served as an assistant for 22 seasons under Mike Martin Sr., who retired as the winningest baseball coach in NCAA history."We are very excited to have Mike Martin, Jr. leading our baseball program into the future," athletic director David Coburn said in
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College World Series players dish on their best superstitions

[ad_1] 9:07 AM ETRachel MarcusESPN Editor Close ESPN Editor Joined ESPN in 2013 Maryland native, Syracuse graduateIt's the College World Series, which means a bunch of baseball players have gathered in Omaha, Nebraska, over the past week -- and with that, they've brought all their superstitions with them.So we asked several of them to share their biggest ones. From loads of bubble gum to inside-out socks, here's what they had