Maybe I’m in the minority here but the last few years have taught me one thing about social media – it allows teams, agents, and players to get whatever message they want sent to the masses to benefit themselves first. How many times have we heard “player X” could be traded? Or “team offered X to player”, or a player is looking for “X” in a contract? I have learned that things like “Rumor Central” […]
Who can forget where we were and what we were doing on December 16, 2004? (Ok, I admit it. I didn’t know the exact date either). It was a huge day for us fans. After finishing 25 GB and under .500 for the 3rd straight year, Omar Minaya made not only a bold move but made a statement. The New York Mets—yes, OUR New York Mets—signed the top pitcher of his era: Pedro Martinez. Granted, […]
Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award after becoming baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. Cabrera received 22 of 28 first-place votes and 362 points from the AL panel of Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout had six firsts and 281 points. San Francisco’s Buster Posey won the National League’s Most Valuable Player award. Posey got 27 of 32 firsts and 422 points from […]
For all of our troubles lately as Mets fans, yesterday proved one thing to be true: It could be worse. Some of you reading this are desperately hoping that one day, the Mets have new owners at the helm. I’m not here to tell you that you are right or wrong. I’m here to tell you that yesterday gave me a little more appreciation for the Wilpon family. The Miami Marlins offered up a proposition […]
According to ESPN.com, Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson could be packing their bags to go north of the border. Also going to Toronto would be pitcher Mark Buehrle, catcher John Buck and infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio. “Just about any (Marlins) player making money is going to Toronto,” a source told ESPN. The Marlins are expected to acquire Yunel Escobar, Henderson Alvarez, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, and left-handed pitching prospect Justin Nicolino, and possibly more. There are rumors […]
Updated Post 11:28 PM Ken Rosenthal has confirmed that the deal is off. The Cubs pulled the deal off of the table, a source told him. The Angels are still talking with other clubs about Haren as they close in on the 11pm CST deadline to exercise his $15.5MM option. Original Post 9:30 PM According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have agreed on a trade. The Cubs are […]
Hey, Mr. Alderson! Need to retool your bullpen? I’ve got your relievers right here! Twitter has been abuzz this afternoon with the news that former Yankees closer Rafael Soriano and Royals closer Joakim Soria are available for the taking, with Soriano opting out of his contract and Soria having his option declined by the Royals. As far as my own thoughts on the topic go, I can sum it up in two words. (Or is […]
When did the Gold Glove become an offensive award? On Tuesday, MLB announced the 2012 Gold Glove winners. Here are the winners: There are some obvious choices in there, like Beltre, Buehrle, Molina, Reddick, Heyward, and Cano. Some choices can be argued back and forth, like Teixeira, Gordon, LaRoche and Wieters. Then there are some downright absurd choices. All due to respect to Adam Jones, how does this award not go to Mike Trout? Aside […]
My grandparents moved to Puerto Rico when I was three years old. After they moved to San Juan, I would only see them for a few weeks at a time when my parents and I would visit them during my summer vacation from school. Because those trips would coincide with the middle of baseball season, my grandfather would always want to talk to me about baseball. When I was eight years old, I discovered that […]
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