Clayton Richer

Clayton Richer

Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

Salvador Perez
By Clayton Richer On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Big Papi and Perez Pacing AL Vote Getters Thus Far

Balloting for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game is in full swing and two familiar faces in David Ortiz and Salvador Perez have sequestered fans hearts for their respective votes. As of June 14th, Salvador Perez had garnered More...

By Clayton Richer On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
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Yankees Ready to Cash-in on Betances

With the New York Yankees continuing to storm their way through June, general manager Brian Cashman looks as though he won’t be coming under the same sort of pressure as he was last month to sell a number More...

By Clayton Richer On Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Zombie Throws and Hits Ceremonial First Pitch in Japan….WOW

Words cannot do justice to what you are about to witness! It must have been “Zombie Night at the Ball Park” as the afterlife took over the diamond before a recent contest between the Nippon-Ham Fighters More...

By Clayton Richer On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Felix Hernandez Makes Record Comeback After Illness

The weekend has been a mixed ride for starting pitcher Felix Hernandez; having initially missed out on the game against the Angels Friday night due to a suspected flu bug, the 30 year old then came back Saturday More...

By Clayton Richer On Monday, April 11th, 2016

Josh Donaldson & Blue Jays: A Safe Bet To Repeat This Season

This Isn’t The “Try League,” This Is The “Get It Done” League- Josh Donaldson The slugging hot corner specialist known as Josh Donaldson took the baseball world by storm last season belting tape measure More...

Vladimir Guerrero
By Clayton Richer On Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Vladimir Guerrero Polls Twitter On Which Cap He Should Wear To Cooperstown

Vladimir Guerrero spiced up a boring Sunday night on social media by polling his Twitter followers as to which cap the slugger should use if elected to Cooperstown. In case I have the honor of being selected More...

By Clayton Richer On Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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Decision Time for Blue Jays as 44% of Current Roster Poised to Hit Free Agency

The Blue Jays have 11 of their 25 players geared for free agency at season’s end. Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion have absorbed most of the Toronto Blue Jays free agency conversation over the last couple More...

Jose Bautista
By Clayton Richer On Friday, March 4th, 2016

Jose Bautista Not Cut From Same Cloth as Other Major Leaguers

Jose Bautista is locked in a stalemate with the Toronto Blue Jays after refusing to negotiate or stray from the perceived contract he feels he truly deserves. Speculation swirled last week that the ageing slugger More...

Brett Phillips
By Clayton Richer On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Try not to Laugh at Brett Phillips Laugh

Milwaukee Brewers prospect Brett Phillips is making a name for himself at the Brewers camp unfortunately it has nothing to do with his play on the field. The 21-year old talent is the talk of camp for his infectious, More...

By Clayton Richer On Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Did Two Mets Players Really Ride Horses to the Ball Park?

Yoenis Cespedes traded in his usual mode of transportation for a different kind of horse-power. Cespedes and teammate Noah Syndergaard galloped to the park in style on horses….. yes horses. No wonder Cespedes More...

Andrew Case
By Clayton Richer On Monday, February 29th, 2016

Jays Prospect Misses Drug Test Due to Flight Costs From Alberta

Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Andrew Case has been suspended 50-games for failing to take a stipulated drug test. The 23-year old native of Saint John, New Brunswick split last season between Lansing and More...

Dan Evans
By Clayton Richer On Sunday, February 28th, 2016
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Interview With Former GM and Baseball Lifer Dan Evans

Dan Evans is a talent evaluator, a baseball lifer and in all likelihood has forgotten more about the game of baseball than you or I will ever know. The 56-year old Evans has worn just about every hat possible throughout More...

AL Rookie of the Year Award
By Clayton Richer On Friday, February 26th, 2016
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Top 10 Candidates To Win AL Rookie of the Year in 2016

Baseball fans have awaken from their off-season hibernation eager to kick their winter doldrums to the curb in anticipation of another baseball season full of promise . As always, with a new season comes new More...

Jose Bautista
By Clayton Richer On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Did Jose Bautista Just Punch his Ticket out of Toronto?

Jose Bautista: “There’s no negotiation, I told them what I wanted. They either meet it or it is what it is.” Jose Bautista single handedly united a nation with one flip of the bat last October in what More...

Steven Matz
By Clayton Richer On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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20 MLB Fantasy Sleepers You Should Target in 2016

As the baseball fantasy frenzy fast approaches, here are 20 undervalued fantasy sleepers in no particular order you should target in your upcoming draft. Regardless if your league is Roto or Head to Head, these More...

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