Archive for July, 2014

In a famed, but never finalized, young player for young player deal, the Houston Astros traded one of their best young pitchers in RHP Jarred Cosart along with SS Enrique Hernandez and OF Austin Wates to the Miami Marlins for OF Jake Marisnick, 3B Colin Moran, RHP Francis Martes and the Marlins first compensation pick. […]

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The Chicago Cubs have dealt utility man Emilio Bonifacio, relief pitcher James Russell and cash to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Victor Caratini, the Braves second round draft pick in 2013. This is just about a perfect deal for Atlanta, as coming into the day they were in need of a solid backup outfielder […]

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In the biggest move of the day, the Tampa Bay Rays have traded ace left-hander David Price to the Detroit Tigers, Austin Jackson has been dealt from Detroit to Seattle, and Drew Smyly, Nick Franklin, and Willy Adames to Tampa Bay. What a move for the Tigers. Dave Dombrowski has probably seen what the Oakland […]

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The Baltimore Orioles have acquired left-handed specialist Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez. Source: Sox trade Andrew Miller to Orioles for Eduardo Rodriguez — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) July 31, 2014 Andrew Miller is one of the best setup men in baseball right now. Miller, once a big time pitching prospect who […]

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The St. Louis Cardinals, just like the Oakland A’s, have added to their already strong rotation today. Around 11:30 AM, the Boston Red Sox traded RHP John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for RHP Joe Kelly and 1B/OF Allen Craig. Sources: Red Sox are sending LHP Corey Littrell to Cardinals as part of the […]

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In the first major move of the day, the Oakland A’s have made another big splash in the baseball world. There has been a “mystery team” reported all along in the ‘Lester Sweepstakes’ and the Athletics seemed to have been that team. After acquiring Jeff Samardzjia and Jason Hammel earlier this month, we saw the […]

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Several deals have already happened, as the Chicago Cubs are accustomed to doing in the last few years. The 2014 MLB Trade Deadline is upon us and Other League has you covered with breakdowns of all the major trades as they happen. Consult the list below to find an expanded article on the trade you […]

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The Raiders’ lease with Oakland is set to expire after the 2014-15 season, and owner Mark Davis has made it fairly clear that he isn’t thrilled with the current situation in the Bay Area. Whether he seriously plans to move the team as soon as 2015 is still unknown, but you can be sure that […]

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18 months after ousting Billy Hunter, the National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts as the new executive director. Roberts received 32 of a possible 36 votes. Roberts, a D.C. public defender with a reputation for being a ruthless litigator, beat out two other finalists. The Association was likely looking for someone ruthless after […]

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The advent of the MLB Wild Card game brought more to the game of baseball than a 163rd game every season. With one more team “making the playoffs” each year, or at least having a real chance to make the playoffs proper, teams see the light at the end of the tunnel and don’t feel […]

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Like the title suggests, the players included on this list, don’t necessarily rank amongst the leagues elite. That is, when considering reputation. But, here at OtherLeague, we look past all the preponderance, and bring to you a list of players who have out-preformed their expectations so far on the season. For all you fellow fantasy […]

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As a child in the ’90s, baseball was king and the era’s best players were superheroes to me. I didn’t get into comic books until I was much older, so I never spent my youth pretending to be Spider-Man or Batman. No, I spent hours in the backyard pretending to be the great players of […]

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Wide receiver Jordy Nelson has agreed to a 4-year, $39-million extension with the Green Bay Packers. This comes after a season in which caught eight touchdowns and went for over 1300 yards, numbers which ranked him 16th and 10th in the league respectively. Nelson was only set to make $3.5 million in 2014, which was […]

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As the offseason begins to slow down and the NHL season is right around the corner, teams are putting the finishing touches on their teams to make it deeper into the playoffs than last season, with the exception of Los Angeles of course. Some teams have made large moves this offseason, while others seem to […]

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Here at Other League, we know we aren’t the only site delivering quality sportswriting to the web. We love reading the articles that other sites come up with, especially when it features quality writing with excellent analysis. In this new column, we’re going to highlight the best sportswriting of the week. Every time one of […]

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