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New Kid on the Block

by Matt Moro

Tom Hagerty : Flickr

When Daniel Murphy was placed on the DL with a right calf injury, not many predicted that 20 year old Dilson Herrera, playing in AA just a few days ago, would be the starting 2nd baseman of the New York Mets this past weekend. Even his own manager admitted that he knew very little about Murphy’s replacement. When Terry Collins was asked what he knew about his newest player, he replied with a smirk, “not much.”

Deserting the Desert

by Kenny Ducey

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

The 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks were destined to be in the thick of the NL pennant race come late August. They brought back their core from 2013, when they finished 2nd in the NL West to the 92-win Dodgers, and came nine games from a Wild Card spot. They had a budding ace in Patrick Corbin, who was only going to help a pitching staff with a respectable 3.92 ERA a season ago improve. They added Bronson Arroyo in the offseason, fresh off a 14-win campaign in Cincinnati. They had the healthy mix of established veterans and rising youngsters that seems to be the winning formula these days.

An Epidemic of Arm Injuries from Little League to Major League Baseball

by Kris Venezia
MLB Pitcher.

Wikimedia

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had a great rookie season last year and that might be an understatement.

The Cuban athlete was selected for the National League All-Star team, won the NL Rookie of the Year Award, and struck out almost 200 hitters, but this season hasn’t gone as planned for the 22 year-old.

Fernandez suffered an arm injury in early May that needed Tommy John surgery, and he won’t pitch again until next season.

Du-duh!

by Matt Moro

slgckgc : Flickr

April 18th seems like a very, very long time ago. That was the last time that Ike Davis was a member of the New York Mets. You would think that the former first baseman of the future, the 18th overall pick back in 2008, would be missed by the team that sent him packing earlier this year. But most Met fans have been able to forget about the struggles and disappointments from their once promising prospect Davis. That’s because the Mets put their faith in another big power lefty, and he’s finally starting to show why.

Baseball Icon Vin Scully joins One on One

by Sean Hahner

Wikimedia Commons

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully announced earlier this week that he will return next year as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 66th consecutive season. The Fordham Prep, Fordham University, and WFUV alum joined Mike Watts and Matt Moro on One on One to talk about his decision to stay for at least one more season.

One on One Looks Back at Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown

by Kris Venezia, Kenny Ducey, Nick Logerfo
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Neil R, Flickr

For most people history stays in the past as a distance memory, or a story handed down from generations. For a small hidden town called Cooperstown in upstate New York, history comes alive once a year for Hall of Fame weekend. Baseball greats are immortalized in this town that is as much a part of baseball as hotdogs and cracker jacks. A year removed from a Hall of Fame weekend that didn’t see a single person inducted, six baseball greats came to Cooperstown to take their rightful place in history.