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angels looking for an effective bullpen, even without the 100-mph relievers


“i think this year we have more candidates who will be multi-inning guys, almost like what scot shields did,” scioscia said, referring to the rubber-armed right-hander who was a key setup man on four angels playoff teams from 2004-2008.“maybe not as dynamic as shields, but where they’re in games and holding leads and able to pitch the sixth and seventh innings, or the seventh and eighth. it will probably be a little different configuration of our bullpen than we’ve seen, but i think it can be very effective.”[email protected]@mikedigiovanna






mariners’ prospect thyago vieria throws a baseball very hard


video of thyago vieira throwing his first bullpen session of spring training.peoria, ariz. — thyago vieira stepped on a mound for the first time this spring and most of the mariners front office and coaching staff watched intently as the flame-throwing right-hander threw his bullpen session on friday.vieira has a fastball that has touched 103 mph and could be the next hard-throwing reliever to make the jump from class aa to the big leagues.here’s the backstory on how vieira went from almost being released to being added to the 40-man roster and invited to big league spring training in one year.asked about vieira’s bullpen, pitching coach mel stottlemyre said: “i was very, very impressed.”this last pitch of the bullpen session just hissed out of his hand.






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rockies hope to avoid repeating 2016 meltdown with new bullpen


scottsdale, ariz — when the rockies were able to get a late-inning lead last season, it often didn’t last long. an injury-riddled colorado bullpen posted a major-league worst 5.13 era and blew 28 saves.enter mike dunn and greg holland, 31-year-old relievers who signed with the rockies this winter. both hope to bring a fearless mentality to coors field and a bullpen that has frequently scared away potential newcomers.“these guys are adults. these guys are legit as far as being competitors. they’re men,” manager bud black said. “they get it, they get how a bullpen works. … those are two very good additions to some of the guys who had service time last year.”february 25, 2017 ian desmond, pitching corps shine as rockies win cactus league opener february 25, 2017 saunders: time for mlb players






rockies hope to avoid repeating 2016 meltdown with new bullpen


scottsdale, ariz — when the rockies were able to get a late-inning lead last season, it often didn’t last long. an injury-riddled colorado bullpen posted a major-league worst 5.13 era and blew 28 saves.enter mike dunn and greg holland, 31-year-old relievers who signed with the rockies this winter. both hope to bring a fearless mentality to coors field and a bullpen that has frequently scared away potential newcomers.“these guys are adults. these guys are legit as far as being competitors. they’re men,” manager bud black said. “they get it, they get how a bullpen works. … those are two very good additions to some of the guys who had service time last year.”dunn, a lefty, was the first to sign with colorado. after spending six seasons with the marlins, he inked a three-year, $19 million cont






angels' bud norris might find his way back to the field from the bullpen


bud norris shared a 30-minute car ride and a lunch with former atlanta braves star john smoltz at a golf tournament over the off-season.much of their conversation focused on the transition from starting pitcher to short reliever, a subject norris wouldn’t have broached six or seven years ago with anyone, let alone a right-hander who was so dominant in both roles he was inducted into the hall of fame in 2015.“early in my career, i never wanted to go to the bullpen,” said norris, who retired the side in order in the fourth inning before giving up three runs in the fifth inning of saturday’s game against the dodgers at camelback ranch. “i took it more as a demotion.”norris, three years removed from a 2014 season in which he was 15-8 with a 3.65 earned-run average in 28 starts for baltimore, i






breslow 2.0 throws in bullpen during second day of twins spring training


greetings from fort myers, where the twins have begun their second day of camp.craig breslow is one of the pitchers scheduled to throw in the bullpen today, so the twins will get their first look at his new arm angle that has helped increase the, "spin rate," on his breaking ball. breslow, signed as a non-roster invite just over a week ago, is battling taylor rogers, buddy boshers and ryan o'rourke to be a lefty out of the bullpen. i've got to believe that the twins would prefer at least two left-handed relievers in the bullpen (not counting glen perkins until he can pitch in games). the sleeper of this group, to me, is o'rourke. if the twins can afford to keep a left-handed one out guy (loogy), o'rourke held lefty hitters to an .077 batting average last season. but if the twins have anoth






an extra 10 throws caps night for sean manaea in bullpen


mesa, ariz. – lefty sean manaea could have left well enough alone. he’d thrown five innings of one-run ball, that one run being unearned.he was, after all, the brightest spot in the a’s 10-6 loss to the diamondbacks monday.instead, when ryan madson went out to replace manaea in the sixth with oakland holding a 4-1 lead over arizona, manaea trotted out to the bullpen. he’d decided to throw an extra inning, a total of another 10 pitches, getting him into the 85-pitch range for the day.“i just wanted to get my pitch count up,” manaea said. “i was at like 76 and i went out and threw another 10. now maybe next time i’ll be ready to go 100.”manager bob melvin has it scoped out almost exactly the same way.“i didn’t want to send him back out there (for the sixth inning),” melvin said. “he’d given






with improved command, lefty james pazos could be a ‘nice fit’ for the mariners


the hard-throwing lefty was acquired from the yankees this offseason for bullpen depth. but he could pitch his way into a spot for the opening day rosterpeoria, ariz. — in the brief 25-plus pitches of his first live batting practice session on wednesday, you could see all the reasons why james pazos could force his way into the mariners’ bullpen as the second left-handed reliever.“(pazos) would be a nice fit for us if it clicks there,” manager scott servais said.but in those same 25 pitches, you could also see the issues — meandering fastball command and slider control — that have kept him in the minor leagues despite a left arm that produces velocity and stuff, which scream big leaguer.“a guy that throws that hard, well why isn’t he in the big leagues?” servais said. “for him, it’s been t






bud black says chris rusin in the mix for rockies' starting rotation


scottsdale, ariz. — it’s only late february and there are still 31 practice games to go, but chris rusin is making an early run for a spot in the rockies’ starting rotation.it’s not simply that the veteran left-hander has looked good in bullpen sessions and looked good throwing two scoreless innings sunday against arizona. it’s that bud black has repeatedly singled out rusin during spring training. the manager did so again sunday after six colorado pitchers limited the arizona diamondbacks to four hits in a 6-1 victory.“chris pitched well, and he pitched well last year,” black said. “we are thinking about this fella as a starting pitcher. we know that he’s versatile enough to go back in the bullpen, if needed, and if that’s what’s best for our staff. but (sunday’s performance) was a snippe






with improved command, lefty james pazos could be a ‘nice fit’ for the mariners


the hard-throwing lefty was acquired from the yankees this offseason for bullpen depth. but he could pitch his way into a spot for the opening day rosterpeoria, ariz. — in the brief 25-plus pitches of his first live batting practice session on wednesday, you could see all the reasons why james pazos could force his way into the mariners’ bullpen as the second left-handed reliever.“(pazos) would be a nice fit for us if it clicks there,” manager scott servais said.but in those same 25 pitches, you could also see the issues — meandering fastball command and slider control — that have kept him in the minor leagues despite a left arm that produces velocity and stuff, which scream big leaguer.“a guy that throws that hard, well why isn’t he in the big leagues?” servais said. “for him, it’s been t






st. louis’ seung-hwan oh brings stability to back of cardinals’ bullpen – the de


by chuck king, the associated pressjupiter, fla. — seung-hwan oh enjoyed a breakout rookie season for st. louis, compiling a 1.92 era and evolving into the closer.after finishing with 19 saves, the right-handed reliever enters this spring with a clearly defined role at the end of the cardinals bullpen.cardinals pitchers and catchers have officially reported to camp, but oh, like most of the players in that group, has actually been in jupiter for about a month.there one major difference in this year’s spring routine will come when oh takes leave of the cardinals to return home to play for south korea in the world baseball classic — one of six cardinals big leaguers who will take part in the tournament.it will be oh’s fourth world baseball classic.






derek law putting giants' ninth-inning meltdown behind him


goodyear, ariz. — derek law will never forget the last pitch he threw in the 2016 season. it lit the fuse to the bullpen bomb that blew up the giants’ 2016 season and resulted in a winter-long nightmare.the giants couldn’t have asked for much more from their rookie right-hander in a year of bullpen blowups. he was their most consistently effective reliever and his numbers across the board were top-notch league-wide.law posted a 2.13 era and 0.96 whip over 55 innings and 61 appearances. he walked just nine batters all season and struck out 50. he allowed just three home runs and opponents hit just .215 against him. left-handers hit .188. he was even better with runners in scoring position, limiting hitters to a .184 average, and his 1.1 war led the giants’ pen.but the irony to all those gli






mike dunn, greg holland give rockies a potentially formidable bullpen


scottsdale, ariz. — when the rockies were able to get a late-inning lead last season, it often didn’t last. an injury-riddled colorado bullpen posted a major-league worst 5.13 era and blew 28 saves.enter mike dunn and greg holland, a pair of 31-year-old relievers whom the rockies signed this winter.“these guys are adults. these guys are legit as far as being competitors. they’re men,” new rockies manager bud black said. “they get it, they get how a bullpen works . . . those are two very good additions to some of the guys who had service time last year.”dunn, a left-hander, spent six seasons with the marlins. he signed a three-year, $19-million contract in december. last season, he went 6-1 with a 3.40 era in 51 appearances.and dunn is making a bit of a homecoming. he has family in denver,






dodgers could carry three left-handers in bullpen to start season


one by one, the candidates for the dodgers bullpen trotted to the mound at camelback ranch. josh fields picked up four outs. adam liberatore struck out the only batter he faced. chris hatcher had an error made behind him, then got charged for four runs in the inning.little can be determined from one spring training game, this one a 13-7 victory over the chicago white sox, but each day provides more clarity on the composition of the relief corps. the dodgers plan to carry seven relievers on opening day. three of them are likely to be left-handers, including liberatore, who last season set a franchise record for consecutive scoreless appearances before missing the playoffs due to elbow surgery.liberatore has yet to allow a run this spring. the dodgers have been cautious about his usage, wary






dodgers in talks to add reliever sergio romo to their bullpen


in search for another reliever for their bullpen, the dodgers may poach a veteran from their biggest rival. the team is working toward a deal with sergio romo, a native of brawley who had spent the entirety of his nine-year career in san francisco.  "i followed them as a kid, but we be e rivals in san francisco,” romo told reporters in culiacan, mexico, where he was pitching for team mexico in the caribbean series. “and truthfully, it was something that e up when i was kid. i’ve never put on a dodgers uniform, not even in little league. you never know if it will happen now, only god knows. we’ll have to wait, but there are talks."the dodgers have been trawling the relief market as they put the final touches on their roster before spring training. pitchers and catchers report to elback ranc






day 3: mariners bullpen starts first pitching session


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a's reliever santiago casilla expected to make spring debut sunday


mesa, ariz. — a’s reliever santiago casilla is expected to make his spring debut on sunday when the a’s host the world series champion chicago cubs.casilla, the former giants closer in his first season back with the a’s, threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on friday and bench coach mark kotsay said he was in line to throw in a game on sunday. a’s pitching coach curt young later confirmed that’s on the schedule.casilla didn’t sign with the a’s until jan. 19 and that led to a delay in getting his visa to travel from the dominican republic, where he had been doing some throwing at the a’s facility. he finally arrived in camp on march 5 and has been getting himself up to speed.he’ll see a familiar team in the cubs, who knocked his giants out of the postseason last year when they earned a 3-1 seri






mariners shouldn’t be scrambling to fill out their bullpen in 2017


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mouth and arm work in combination for a's simon castro


mesa, ariz. – simon castro used to talk a lot when he was a starting pitcher. he’s a reliever now, and if anything, he talks more.the dominican republic has drawn the attention of a’s manager bob melvin with the way he barks out orders to his players when he comes in the game, including “it’s time to go!”“i guess i’ve always done that some,” the 6-foot-5, 230-pound castro said. “i have so much energy. for me it’s a way to release some of the energy before i pitch.”the 28-year-old has been in pro baseball for a decade now, and he’s been building up energy since day 1. he came up for four games in 2013 with the white sox, then 11 games last year with the rockies. all of those were in relief.but 146 of his 251 career minor league games have been as a starter, and he’s still mastering the fine






cubs can't avoid celebrity status


javier baez admitted tuesday that people still recognized him despite bleaching his hair blond, and kris bryant acknowledged wednesday that the popularity of the chicago cubs has swollen since winning a world series title.“kris can’t go anywhere without being recognized with that beautiful hair and being 6-6,” jake arrieta quipped. “it’s hard to stay hidden if you’re him. the beard gives me away. i was able to fly under the radar for a couple weeks (after shaving the beard), but it grew back.”nevertheless, “appreciation from fans across the country continues to pour in, and it’s a good feeling,” arrieta said. “fans have been supportive in california to florida and texas. randomly people will walk up and give me a pat on the back from lifelong cubs fans to those who had an appreciation to d






after roughest of debuts, hard-throwing chargois seeks bullpen spot


fort myers, fla. – j.t. chargois isn’t the ungrateful type. but this was one present he wanted no part of.when the twins’ young righthander returned home for the winter in sulphur, la., his family surprised him with a keepsake.“they said, ‘oh, we have all the videos here, tapes of your first game,’ ” chargois winced. “i said, ‘you can throw them all in the trash. i do not want to see them.’ ”chargois had plenty of good moments during his rookie season. he gave up only one run in his last 13 appearances, after all. but that june 11 debut against the red sox, the culmination of everything he had worked for since he was 6?“that was not ok with me. that was not acceptable,” chargois said. “i’ll never watch it again.” tom wallace gallery: twins 5, washington 2 better to stick with the cliffs no






unlike previous years, mariners don’t need to scramble to fill out bullpen in 20


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jake arrieta applauds barack obama


pitcher jake arrieta attended his son's oral surgery on the same day his teammates were honored at the white house last month, but the cubs pitcher praised former president barack obama for his kind words."i watched it, and i would have loved to have been there," arrieta said wednesday. "i was by cooper’s side when he had that tooth cut out from his mouth. he handles the dentist better than i do. i gave him a lot of credit for that."but it was very cool to see obama up there, saying great things about myself and a lot of my teammates. it was very cool to be honored."arrieta was especially impressed by obama's humble demeanor, especially after cubs president theo esptein issued a pardon for obama, a white sox fan."i think what’s cool about obama is that he’s got a great sense of humor," arr






after rough debut, hard-throwing chargois seeks bullpen spot


fort myers, fla. – j.t. chargois isn’t the ungrateful type. but this was one present he wanted no part of.when the twins’ young righthander returned home for the winter in sulphur, la., his family surprised him with a keepsake.“they said, ‘oh, we have all the videos here, tapes of your first game,’ ” chargois winced. “i said, ‘you can throw them all in the trash. i do not want to see them.’ ”chargois had plenty of good moments during his rookie season. he gave up only one run in his last 13 appearances, after all. but that june 11 debut against the red sox, the culmination of everything he had worked for since he was 6?“that was not ok with me. that was not acceptable,” chargois said. “i’ll never watch it again.” tom wallace gallery: twins 5, washington 2 better to stick with the cliffs no






masahiro tanaka, yankees team up to no-hit tigers


no runs once again off masahiro tanaka. no hits off him or the new york yankees’ bullpen, either.tanaka and two relievers combined on a spring training no-hitter against the detroit tigers in a 3-0 win friday in lakeland, florida.new york manager joe girardi didn’t keep the lineup card as a souvenir, but still appreciated the effort.“i’m happy for our guys,” girardi said. “it’s fun. obviously, it means more if it’s the regular season, but still it’s a no-hitter.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.tanaka, scheduled to start on opening day, struck out six and walked two in 4 1-3 innings. the japanese ace has thrown 13 1/3 scoreless innings in exhibition play.“i felt that i wasn’t at my best, but considering that i still was able to put up some zeroes, so that part sati






masahiro tanaka, yankees team up to no-hit tigers


no runs once again off masahiro tanaka. no hits off him or the new york yankees’ bullpen, either.tanaka and two relievers combined on a spring training no-hitter against the detroit tigers in a 3-0 win friday in lakeland, florida.new york manager joe girardi didn’t keep the lineup card as a souvenir, but still appreciated the effort.“i’m happy for our guys,” girardi said. “it’s fun. obviously, it means more if it’s the regular season, but still it’s a no-hitter.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.tanaka, scheduled to start on opening day, struck out six and walked two in 4 1-3 innings. the japanese ace has thrown 13 1/3 scoreless innings in exhibition play.“i felt that i wasn’t at my best, but considering that i still was able to put up some zeroes, so that part sati






catcher miguel montero understands his role with cubs will be limited


miguel montero acknowledges he will see diminished playing time this season, but he has one request as he enters the final year of his contract with the cubs."i'm guessing i'll catch once or twice a week," montero said. "it would be great to know when those days are."manager joe maddon plans to talk to montero about his role but doesn't believe he needs to "clear the air.""at the end of last season, i know he was not happy with the role he had, and the playoffs," maddon said. "however, we had discussed everything before that. i'm always open to discussion, but i honestly don't believe he is all that upset about anything, either."montero said he will continue to help willson contreras, who will handle most of the catching duties."it's not his fault he's catching every day," said montero, wh






jesse hahn pleased with first cactus league game of the spring


mesa, ariz. — saturday was a mixed blessing for a’s starter jesse hahn as he opened the cactus league for the a’s in what turned out to be a 4-3 loss to the chicago cubs.hahn worked through a routine first inning, allowing just a two-out single, but he was roughed up for three hits, a walk and three runs in the second inning before being lifted with two out.“i felt great about it,” hahn said in encapsulating his day. “i saw good life to my fastball, and i saw a good curve again.”but with men on second and third in the second inning, a chopper past the mound deflected off his glove. two runs scored on the play, and a third was set up when the deflection moved the ball away from charging shortstop marcus semien.“i was thinking i had a shot at it, and i could have gotten the runner at home,”






wbc heavily on axford's mind, but he's prepared for a's season


mesa, ariz. – the last time john axford played in the world baseball classic, he was part of one of the classic baseball brawls of recent memory when team canada and team mexico mixed it up in phoenix.he’d like to avoid that this time around if it’s all the same to you.axford threw one scoreless inning for the a’s thursday in a 5-1 win over the rangers, will throw a bullpen session saturday then will fly to tampa to join team canada for their training before heading to miami for first-round competition.axford would clearly like to avoid another brawl like the one against mexico that stopped the game for about a dozen minutes in the ninth inning. axford, wearing no. 59, raced onto the field just after “all hell broke loose. i got there and fists were already flying everywhere and people wer






trevor may out for the season with torn ligament in right arm


fort myers, fla. --twins righthander trevor may has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and faces a lengthy recovery period, the twins announced this morning.twins doctors made the initial diagnosis, but may will seek a second opinion before the sides determine how to repair the injury and have a better idea of how long he will be off a mound.may, who was in contention to be the twins no. 5 starter, said he felt something in his elbow on wednesday during a pitch to team usa’s andrew mccutchen. he thought it was nothing more than a flexor tendon pull, which happens. he felt fine after the game, even gushing about the progress he’s made with his curveball after tweaking his grip on the ball.but may felt soreness in his elbow over the next couple of days, and grew concerned.“






dodgers' scott kazmir again troubled by hip tightness


scott kazmir was troubled by tightness in his left hip for all but his first start last season. after embarking on an intensive off-season program designed to enhance his strength and flexibility, the hip tightened up on kazmir again monday.the dodgers removed kazmir after his first pitch of the second inning of his second cactus league start.he said he could not turn or extend his body well enough to make all of his pitches, and the ones he did make topped out at 85 mph.“the frustration is through the roof right now,” he said.kazmir went 10-6 with a 4.56 earned-run average last season, the first of a three-year, $48-million contract. he pitched just one inning over the final six weeks of the season, on the disabled list because of neck inflammation that he traced to pitching with the hip






masahiro tanaka, yankees team up to no-hit tigers


no runs once again off masahiro tanaka. no hits off him or the new york yankees' bullpen, either.tanaka and two relievers combined on a spring training no-hitter against the detroit tigers in a 3-0 win friday in lakeland, florida.new york manager joe girardi didn't keep the lineup card as a souvenir, but still appreciated the effort."i'm happy for our guys," girardi said. "it's fun. obviously, it means more if it's the regular season, but still it's a no-hitter."tanaka, scheduled to start on opening day, struck out six and walked two in 4 1-3 innings. the japanese ace has thrown 13 1/3 scoreless innings in exhibition play."i felt that i wasn't at my best, but considering that i still was able to put up some zeroes, so that part satisfied me," tanaka said through a translator. "the slider a






masahiro tanaka, yankees team up to no-hit tigers


no runs once again off masahiro tanaka. no hits off him or the new york yankees' bullpen, either.tanaka and two relievers combined on a spring training no-hitter against the detroit tigers in a 3-0 win friday in lakeland, florida.new york manager joe girardi didn't keep the lineup card as a souvenir, but still appreciated the effort."i'm happy for our guys," girardi said. "it's fun. obviously, it means more if it's the regular season, but still it's a no-hitter."tanaka, scheduled to start on opening day, struck out six and walked two in 4 1-3 innings. the japanese ace has thrown 13 1/3 scoreless innings in exhibition play."i felt that i wasn't at my best, but considering that i still was able to put up some zeroes, so that part satisfied me," tanaka said through a translator. "the slider a






twins add veteran workhorse reliever matt belisle


two weeks before spring training opens, the twins have made a move to upgrade their al-worst bullpen.matt belisle, a 36-year-old righthander who has pitched for the reds, rockies, cardinals and nationals, has agreed to a one-year contract with the twins worth $2.05 million, a major league source confirmed thursday night.belisle posted a 1.76 era in 46 innings for washington last season, striking out 32 while walking only seven. he mostly served as a middle-inning reliever with the nationals; 28 of his 46 innings pitched last year e in the sixth or seventh innings.belisle is the first free agent pitcher signed to a major league contract by derek falvey, the twins' new chief baseball officer. minnesota's 4.63 bullpen era last season ranked last in the american league and 26th in the majors.t






trevor may tears ligament in right arm, expected to miss 2017 season


fort myers, fla. --twins righthander trevor may has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and faces a lengthy recovery period, the twins announced this morning.twins doctors made the initial diagnosis, but may will seek a second opinion before the sides determine how to repair the injury and have a better idea of how long he will be off a mound.may, who was in contention to be the twins no. 5 starter, said he felt something in his elbow on wednesday during a pitch to team usa’s andrew mccutchen. he thought it was nothing more than a flexor tendon pull, which happens. he felt fine after the game, even gushing about the progress he’s made with his curveball after tweaking his grip on the ball.but may felt soreness in his elbow over the next couple of days, and grew concerned.“






twins' day at camp: it will be tricky for vargas to land roster spot


fort myers, fla. – on saturday, kennys vargas was 2-for-5 with a home run for puerto rico in a victory over venezuela in the world baseball classic. he has played in only two of a possible six games in the wbc, and the time away from the twins might cost him a chance to make the opening day roster.vargas was supposed to see action against left­handed pitching, but puerto rico hasn’t faced much of that.“i’m sure it has been tricky to get him at-bats,” twins manager paul molitor said. “they are trying to win.”now it’s going to be tricky for vargas to win a job with the twins. puerto rico plays the netherlands on monday night in los angeles with a chance to reach the championship wednesday. molitor said there is still time for vargas to win a spot on the roster if he can be available the fina






greg holland looks like shutdown closer he just to be in 1st rockies spring game


scottsdale, ariz. — the eighth inning dragged greg holland into a sweat wednesday as he waited in the exposed bullpen down the right-field line at salt river fields. nearly 18 months passed between games for the former kansas city royals closer. the last time he pitched, holland was in a playoff chase with the world series in sight.this ninth inning carried considerably different stakes for holland, but no less significant. the man to whom the rockies will probably pin closer status next month was about to throw to down-roster minor-leaguers. he could not wait.“if we’re not going to score, let’s get out of there so i can get on the mound and do my work,” holland said.finally, he flipped a warm-up ball behind his back to bullpen coach darren holmes, sipped a cup of water, wiped his brow on






bud black knows rockies must improve record in one-run games


scottsdale, ariz. — one-run losses, or one-run victories for that matter, don’t necessarily define teams. indeed, good teams lose plenty of one-run games.the defending world series champion chicago cubs, for example, were 22-23 in one-run games last season, with their .489 winning percentage ranking 15th in the majors. the theory is that the cubs were good enough to stay close in games in which they didn’t play their best or weren’t getting the breaks.other teams, the american league west champion texas rangers quickly come to mind, were indeed defined by their ability to eek out victories. the rangers posted a remarkable 36-11 record in one-run games in 2016, setting an all-time best winning percentage of .766.the rockies were not good in close games and it’s fair to say it did color thei






angad bedi talks about pink, dear zindagi and his increasing female fan followin


angad bedi talks about pink, dear zindagi and his increasing female fan following1/3all comments (0)he could well be dubbed as the man women ‘love to hate’. credit that to angad bedi’s menacing portrayal of the pumped-on-power misogynist rajveer singh in shoojit sircar’s pink. restrained yet ruthless, his was a performance that simmered with disdain and disrespect to both – authority and women. then more recently, he did a complete volte face when he played the ‘ideal’ suitor sid to alia bhatt’s kaira in gauri shinde’s dear zindagi. the two diverse but defining roles have brought angad back on the pitch.as we sit in his creatively done up sea-facing home, there’s a sense of relief on his face. a quite glow of achievement that one enjoys after being vindicated. after all he ducked a promisi