Sat, 23 May 2015 13:32:42 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper is the first player younger than 25 years old to hit 11 or more home runs in a 14-game span since Mark McGwire in May 1987.
Fantasy Tip: Harper ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) has really found his groove and is a prime reason why the Nationals are among the top teams in the National League East, if not all of baseball. Do not take him out of your lineup for any reason except injury or illness.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:54:56 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP J.P. Howell and INF/OF Skip Schumaker have been suspended for two games for their aggressive actions during the incidents of the game on Tuesday, June 11, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. RP Ronald Belisario has been suspended for one game for a similar reason. Manager Don Mattingly has been suspended for one game for the actions of his club and his conduct during the incidents. Hitting coach Mark McGwire has been suspended for two games for his conduct during the incidents. Mattingly is scheduled to serve his suspension on Friday, June 14. McGwire will serve his on Friday and Saturday, June 15.
Also, SP Zack Greinke and OF Yasiel Puig were fined undisclosed amounts. All player discipline is subject to appeal.
The organization has also been fined for allowing players who are on the disabled list to enter the field during the incidents. The Dodgers will not be allowed to have players who are on the DL to sit in their dugout for their games throughout this coming weekend. Those players may return to their benches on Monday, June 17.
Fantasy Tip: Phew. Thankfully, for fantasy owners, Greinke and Puig escaped without suspensions. The rest of this is inconsequential for fantasy purposes, essentially.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:35:42 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers officially named Mark McGwire as their new hitting coach Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:40:03 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire has informed the team that he intends to accept a similar position with the Los Angeles Dodgers. A deal between the Dodgers and McGwire isn't final, but McGwire informed the Cardinals he doesn't intend to accept their extension offer. McGwire and his family live in Orange County.
Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:37:32 -0700
National League All-Stars manager Tony La Russa named former St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan, Cardinals pitching coach Derek Lilliquist, Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire, Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo, Chicago Cubs first base coach Dave McKay and Houston Astros bench coach Joe Pettini to his NL coaching staff.
Wed, 30 May 2012 23:51:57 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton joined the likes of Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Ken Griffey Jr., Mark McGwire and Albert Pujols as the only players in baseball history with at least 21 home runs and 56 RBIs through the first 50 games of a season.
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:49:28 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan, third base coach Jose Oquendo, hitting coach Mark McGwire and bullpen coach Derek Lilliquist will all return to their posts next season. Assistant hitting coach Mike Aldrete will become the bench coach and minor league manager Chris Maloney will become the first base coach.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 23:31:30 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Allen Craig has worked with hitting coach Mark McGwire in the offseason, refining his swing to better anticipate inside pitches. The strategy has had success, according to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "That was one of my goals this offseason — to get better with the inside pitch and better at pulling the ball. I've done a little bit better job this spring," Craig said.
Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:03:21 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire will return for the 2011 season, according to FOXSportsMidwest.com's B.J. Rains. First base coach Dave McKay, third base coach Jose Oquendo and bench coach Joe Pettini also signed one-year contracts to return.
Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:33:57 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire is expected to return to the team for next season, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss.