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They mentioned on the broadcast that the GIants are the first team since the 1988 Orioes to score 2 runs or fewer in their first 4 games of the season. The 1988 Orioles started the season 0-21 and Cal Ripken Sr. got canned.

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Arizona waived Yasmany Tomas. Any team can claim him but would take on his contract. The likely result will be he clears and is at AAA. He gets removed from the 40 man as a result of being waived.

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10 hours ago, Unkn0wn said:

Cole dominated in his Houston debut. 7 innings, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K. He beat Mike Minor who only lasted 4.2 innings but did limit the damage to 2 runs. He just threw 93 pitches in that short outing.

It's about time something went right for the Astros.

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6 hours ago, Falconsfan567 said:

They mentioned on the broadcast that the GIants are the first team since the 1988 Orioes to score 2 runs or fewer in their first 4 games of the season. The 1988 Orioles started the season 0-21 and Cal Ripken Sr. got canned.

I lived that streak. Ugh.

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Bartolo Colon set an MLB record yesterday in Oakland. He played for his 8th AL team. That's the most AL teams anyone has ever played with. Colon's first ever start in Oakland was against a lineup that featured Ricky Henderson, AJ Hinch and Tom Candiotti who pitched in the game.

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Rockies Extend Charlie Blackmon

By Jeff Todd | April 4, 2018 at 2:02pm CDT

2:20pm: Blackmon will be guaranteed $108MM in the deal, Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports reports (Twitter link). He’ll receive the same $14MM salary he was already promised for 2018 ($2MM of it by way of signing bonus) before earning $21MM annually from 2019 through 2021. He will then consider a $21MM player option for 2022 and a $10MM option for the final season covered by the deal. That last number could escalate by up to $8MM based upon his plate appearance tally and MVP placement.

2:02pm: The Rockies have announced an extension with outfielder Charlie Blackmon. In addition to re-working his already agreed-upon 2018 salary, the new deal will cover as many as five additional seasons.

Financial specifics remain unreported, but the team’s announcement specifies that the final two years (2022 and 2023) are covered by player options. The contract therefore ensures that Blackmon will be controlled for three more seasons while promising him earnings over two further campaigns if he so chooses.

Blackmon, who’ll turn 32 in July, has ramped up his productivity over the past two seasons to become one of the game’s best all-around outfielders. He has won consecutive Silver Sluggers and placed fifth in the National League MVP voting in 2017.

The move will keep one of the Rockies’ biggest stars on hand through at least his age-34 season while committing the team financially through his age-36 effort. Whether the Colorado organization can similarly lock up its other top player, third baseman Nolan Arenado (a free agent after 2019), remains to be seen.

This contract also removes a significant player from the much-anticipated 2018-19 free agent class. While Blackmon never was going to carry quite the earning power of some of the other intriguing names who’ll soon reach the open market, he had certainly profiled as one of several players that could have pushed for nine-figure contracts.

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11 minutes ago, usmcdirtybird said:

Rockies Extend Charlie Blackmon

By Jeff Todd | April 4, 2018 at 2:02pm CDT

2:20pm: Blackmon will be guaranteed $108MM in the deal, Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports reports (Twitter link). He’ll receive the same $14MM salary he was already promised for 2018 ($2MM of it by way of signing bonus) before earning $21MM annually from 2019 through 2021. He will then consider a $21MM player option for 2022 and a $10MM option for the final season covered by the deal. That last number could escalate by up to $8MM based upon his plate appearance tally and MVP placement.

2:02pm: The Rockies have announced an extension with outfielder Charlie Blackmon. In addition to re-working his already agreed-upon 2018 salary, the new deal will cover as many as five additional seasons.

Financial specifics remain unreported, but the team’s announcement specifies that the final two years (2022 and 2023) are covered by player options. The contract therefore ensures that Blackmon will be controlled for three more seasons while promising him earnings over two further campaigns if he so chooses.

Blackmon, who’ll turn 32 in July, has ramped up his productivity over the past two seasons to become one of the game’s best all-around outfielders. He has won consecutive Silver Sluggers and placed fifth in the National League MVP voting in 2017.

The move will keep one of the Rockies’ biggest stars on hand through at least his age-34 season while committing the team financially through his age-36 effort. Whether the Colorado organization can similarly lock up its other top player, third baseman Nolan Arenado (a free agent after 2019), remains to be seen.

This contract also removes a significant player from the much-anticipated 2018-19 free agent class. While Blackmon never was going to carry quite the earning power of some of the other intriguing names who’ll soon reach the open market, he had certainly profiled as one of several players that could have pushed for nine-figure contracts.

Everyone talks about Manny Machado, and I wouldn't balk at having him. But I would kill to have Nolan Arenado!

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