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MLB News Notes and Mailbags: Week of 6/8-6/14

As we begin approaching the summer and the All-Star game festivities, every team focuses in on what they need. These days start the long drive known as the “Dog Days of Summer,” and clubs will try to improve themselves at the trade deadline. But let’s take a look back at some of this week’s past stories. And don’t forget to check back at some of our previous entries into the News Notes and Mailbags.

  • Rolling Without Robbie

Since May 14 the Seattle Mariners have been on fire. Playing like a team that wants to end their 17 seasons playoff-less drought. It will be interesting to see just what moves the most trade-happy GM in baseball Jerry DiPoto has in store for the deadline.

  • Wild Night in LA

The Los Angeles Dodgers played the Texas Rangers in an interleague matchup. And tensions escalated when Matt Kemp ran through Robinson Chirinos at home plate. The benches cleared there was a lot of shoveling and yelling, and both men got tossed from the game. Then the end of the night finished just as wild as the Dodgers walked it off in a crazy fashion.

Houston We Don’t Have A Problem

For as hot as the Mariners have been the defending World Champion Houston Astros are right on their tail. The Astros have 13 of their last 18 games and 7 straight games. This team is rolling and have the potential to get better in the trade market by adding to their bullpen.

  • Sano Sent Down

In a shocking move, the once dominant force of the Minnesota Twins Miguel Saño was sent down to Single A. Saño has struggled all season long, and the Twins are hoping with the demotion they can get Miguel back to basics.

  • Davis Krushes Pitches

Khris Davis is MLB’s most underrated slugger. If you’re not a fan the Oakland Athletics you may not know who he is. But you better get to know Khris with a K. Cause he hits bombs!!!

  • MLB Is In Good Hands

Major League Baseball is in a phenomenal place as a multitude of young talent is dominating the game. Young players like the New York Yankees Gleyber Torres and the Washington Nationals Juan Soto have flooded the Majors and put on stunning displays of skill and power.

  • Gattis Making History

With all the great players that have played for the Houston Astros, Evan Gattis became the first player to collect 5 RBI’s in consecutive games in their history.

  • Beltre Defense Just Beautiful

The ageless wonder Adrian Beltre has always been an incredible defender. And he has become synonymous with the bare hand grab and throws to first base. It is a thing of beauty to watch.

  • Crafty Cubs At It Again

Leave it to Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon to find creative ways to innovate in the age-old game of baseball. Maddon pulled the old switcheroo with a couple of pitchers and “outfielder?” Joe Maddon always has been known for doing strange things that go against convention. Don’t forget he was the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays when they started mass shifting.

  • Baseball Creates Special Moments

Sometimes baseball allows for such special things like this moment from the Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman.

  • Channeling His Inner Javy

Jean Segura channels his inner Javy Baez and pulls off an amazing tag at second base.

  • Miggy Hits DL

Once the poster boy for durability Miguel Cabrera has now hit the DL once again. With a season-ending bicep injury. Now not only is his season over but maybe his career.

  • Heads Up Base Running Skills

The Milwaukee Brewers displayed a particular set of skills and made the Cubs regret ever challenging them.

  • Hands Down The Best In The Game Today!

Mike Trout is amazing nothing more needs to be said.

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