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Minor League Free Agents

In these pages, we tend to celebrate two things: when a former Valley Leaguer is drafted, and when said players make their major league debut. 675 more words

Minor Leagues

Maybin returns to Tigers

Just when I start complaining that the Tigers keep trading away some of my favorite prospects and Whitecaps alumni, they do something like this. And totally redeem themselves! 281 more words

Minor Leagues

Libros Latin@s: Growing Up Pedro

Reviewed by Lila Quintero Weaver


Before Pedro Martinez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young Award three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. 936 more words

Latin@ Literature

Pennington Signs Two-Year Deal

Cliff Pennington (Harrisonburg 2003), fresh off his new adventure with the Toronto Blue Jays, has signed a two-year contract with the Anaheim Angels.

Pennington, who made history by becoming the first position player to pitch in the playoffs, will earn $1.5 million in 2016 and $2.25 million in 2017, along with a possibility to earn $750,000 more each year based on plate appearances.

Congratulations, Cliff!

Harrisonburg Turks

The Dark Knight

“Mediocre is not okay for me; it’s never been okay and never will be.”
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey was the New York Mets first round pick in the 2010 Amateur Draft. 328 more words

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Other Great Postseasons by VBL Alums

Most of know by now that Daniel Murphy (Luray 2004-05) had a blistering National League Championship series, clubbing home runs in a record six straight postseason games, while leading the Mets to their first World Series appearance since 2000. 359 more words

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Blue Jays Can End "Impressive" Streak

Another post, another Blue Jays inspired “off-topic” topic.  The city of Toronto has not won a post-season series since the Maple Leafs (you know its long when they are mentioned) won their Conference Quaterfinal way back in 2004.  356 more words