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Yakult Swallows slugger and former major leaguer Wladimir Balentien clubbed his 56th and 57th home runs of 2013 in a 9-0 victory over the visiting Hanshin Tigers, breaking the Nippon Professional Baseball single-season home run record of 55 shared by ...
NBC Sports · ByDrew Silva · 9/15/2013
Anyhow, the Mariners avoided a huge debacle ... I'd still rather see Wladimir Balentien, for all his inability to hit once he got up here, manning the outfield corners. For the record, I believe Balentien will be a left fielder for this team, no matter ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer · ByGeoff Baker · 6/28/2008
One of the best foreign born players in Japanese League history, Rhodes is more well known here for hitting three home runs on opening day. He never made an impact after that, but his Japanese stats are up there with the best in any league. Balentien is ...
thecomeback.com · 8/21/2015
This was one of my favorite Bruce Bochy Moments in three years of covering him. Michael Morse had just homered to tie Game 5 of the NLCS, AT&T Park was going crazy, the dugout was going crazy, Morse was going CRAZY … and Bochy stood there …
San Jose Mercury News Blogs · ByAlex Pavlovic · 11/11/2014
Today's Saturday Notebook looks at my softball game at Target Field last night, a new posting process that may be introduced for players going from the NPB to MLB, Jeffrey Loria doing more Loria things, the Pirates using a ton of defensive shifts to their ...
Twinkie Town · 9/21/2013
Learning From the Outliers will appear in the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide 2014 that recently went to the ... Despite providing a power and batting average combo (30+ HR, .270 AVG) that just 15 other players reached, Davis was regularly selected …
Roto Wire · 1/22/2014
Via Marc Carig: The Yankees have already been in contact with agent Casey Close, who represents Masahiro Tanaka (and Derek Jeter). Yesterday was the first day teams were allowed to negotiate with the right-hander. The 30-day negotiating window …
River Ave Blues · 12/27/2013
This is a team-by team review of the AAA rosters. A couple notes before we begin: This was done over the course of about a week, so some of the rosters have changed slightly. For some of the first teams, rosters had not yet been finalized, so there were ...
Bleacher Report · 4/6/2008
Korea is the heavy favorite to be one team to advance from this round, but the Netherlands, Chinese Taipei and Australia all have a chance to join them in the most evenly-matched pool in the tournament.
bleedcubbieblue.com · 3/1/2013
The NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Teams (the first player listed each year was the Final Four most outstanding player; x-vacated): 2010—Kyle Singler, Duke; Nolan Smith, Duke; Jon Scheyer, Duke; Shelvin Mack, Butler; Gordon Hayward, Butler.
TwinCities Pioneer Press · 6/4/2010