MLB News & Notes

Selig Extension Official, Endorses Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on January 12, 2012 0 Comments
Selig Extension Official, Endorses Fred Wilpon

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has received a two-year contract extension through the 2014 to remain in his current role. Selig’s extension had been rumored for months and was approved in a 29-1 vote Thursday during owners’ meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. He will be 80 when the new deal expires. “I am very humbled […]

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Heilman Signs With The Mariners

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Heilman Signs With The Mariners

Free Agent right-handed reliever Aaron Heilman signed a Minor League deal with Seattle on Tuesday and will get a shot in Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. The former Met Heilman was initially shipped to Seattle in the three team, 12 player trade that landed the Mets J.J. Putz before the 2009 season. Heilman, 33, has […]

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Hey Fred, This Buds For You – Selig To Get Two Year Extension

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Hey Fred, This Buds For You – Selig To Get Two Year Extension

And the beat goes on… Uncle Bud, or Commissioner Bud Selig as most of you know him, will be extended for at least two more years according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. But of course he is… The dirty deed will be consummated later this week at the owners’ meetings. Selig became MLBs acting commissioner in 1992 thanks to some late […]

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Updated 2012 MLB Draft Order

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Updated 2012 MLB Draft Order

Jim Callis of Baseball America released an updated version of the 2012 Draft Order. The Mets will have the 12th, 35th, 65th and 68th selections of the first 100 picks. First Round 1. Astros 2. Twins 3. Mariners 4. Orioles 5. Royals 6. Cubs 7. Padres 8. Pirates 9. Marlins 10. Rockies 11. Athletics 12. […]

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Mets Should Have Moved On Carlos Zambrano

An article by posted on January 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Should Have Moved On Carlos Zambrano

Thoughts by Joe D. It looks like the Marlins have acquired Carlos Zambrano for the rock-bottom price of $1.5MM to $2.5MM depending on various reports. The Cubs will be picking up the rest of his $18 million dolar salary. Granted, Big Z is a known hot-head. He hates losing and you don’t want to be anywhere near […]

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Baseball Has A Hall Of A Problem

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball Has A Hall Of A Problem

We’ve been having a nice HOF debate on MMO this week ahead of the upcoming National Baseball Hall of Fame announcement on Monday from Cooperstown. The writers on MMO are also casting their Hall of Fame ballots and we will be announcing our own Hall of Fame inductees this Friday. So far we already have […]

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Joe Torre Resigns MLB Job To Join Group Trying To Buy Dodgers

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments

Joe Torre has resigned as Major League Baseball’s executive vice president for baseball operations to join a group trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Torre managed the Dodgers from 2008-10, then retired and joined MLB last February as a top aide to Commissioner Bud Selig. The Dodgers have been put up for sale by […]

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The Fifth Commandment

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
The Fifth Commandment

While reading an article about Tim McCarver this morning, I was led to this piece by Samantha Carr who profiles McCarver’s career both as a player and broadcaster. McCarver will be honored during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony this summer. after winning the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting. While I was […]

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2012 Baseball Predictions: Fred Wilpon Is Next Frank McCourt

An article by posted on January 2, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Baseball Predictions: Fred Wilpon Is Next Frank McCourt

I thought I’d share some interesting 2012 predictions from Joe Sheenan of Sports Illustrated, who lists Wilpon among some his prophecies. 1. The Marlins won’t get a playoff spot for their money. The Marlins committed $191 million over six years to Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell, then fell short in their pitches to C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols. That […]

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Braun Not Expected To Win His Appeal

An article by posted on January 2, 2012 0 Comments
Braun Not Expected To Win His Appeal

An MLB official told Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel that there’s little to no chance that 2011 MVP Ryan Braun will win his appeal of a 50-game suspension for using a banned substance. Braun’s appeal of that positive drug test and pending 50-game suspension will be heard later this month. Braun proclaimed his innocence after results of […]

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