I wish the title could have read, “The Fall of the Selig Empire”, but alas I’ll still have to ride his reign out a little longer before such a post will make a joyful appearance. As most of you know by now, I’m no fan of baseball commissioner Bud Selig. I don’t like the way he operates one bit. He has his fingers in everything and knows every little thing that goes on in and around the game. But […]
Duke Snider passed away earlier today in Escondido, CA. The former Brooklyn Dodger great was 84. He was Brooklyn’s CFer during what has been called ‘The Golden Era of Baseball in New York.’ And Golden it was. While Duke played CF for Brooklyn, Willie Mays covered CF for the New York Giants and Mickey Mantle played for the Yankees. Three of the greatest Center Fielders in history, all playing at the same time. And in […]
The United States Postal Service has recognized our National Pastime on many occasions over the past 72 years. In 1939, the USPS issued the very first baseball stamp to commemorate the first 100 years of the game, and since then they have continued to produce commemorative baseball stamps through 2010. As a child growing up, I collected stamps for a few years – something I picked up from my uncle who was, and still is, a huge philatelic enthusiast. I always […]
Albert Pujols is undoubtedly one of the greatest players the game of Baseball has ever seen. It simply goes without question. If dominance was a person he would look like the chiseled Latin Superman that is Pujols. Today, he and his agent Dan Lozano, turned down St. Louis’ contract extension. The terms of the deal, at least according to the tight lipped Cardinal hierarchy of General Manager John Mozeliak and Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr., will […]
Update 2/8 11: 25 AM Just a quick update from MetsBlog who reports that the Mets are not one of the eight teams on Michael Young‘s list of where he is willing to be traded, according to Elysian Fields of MLB.com. Original Post 2/7/ 2:00 PM According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, the Texas Rangers have told infielder Michael Young that they will attempt to trade him in the coming days. The Rangers are […]
The New York Yankees have reached an agreement on a minor league contract with starting pitcher Freddy Garcia, according to ESPN. Garcia will receive a $1.5 million base salary, if he makes the big-league club. He can also earn $3.6 million in possible incentives, topping out at 30 starts, according to a source. It also lets Garcia opt out by March 29, according to a report. Garcia, 35, pitched last season for the White Sox […]
Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com released his annual Top 50 Prospects last night on MLB Network. Outfielder Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was named baseball’s top prospect and deservingly so. The 19 year old phenom was a first-round pick in the 2009 Draft, and had a stellar season in 2010, batting .362 with 45 steals and a .526 slugging percentage for Class A Cedar Rapids. Rounding out the top five are right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hellickson of the Rays, Nationals outfielder Bryce […]
According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Diamondbacks have acquired RHP Armando Galarraga from the Tigers in exchange for RHP Kevin Eichhorn, and LHP Ryan Robowski.Armando Galarraga, whose near-perfect game became one of the highlights of the 2010 season, had been designated for assignment by the Tigers. The move came just hours after the two sides agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal, avoiding arbitration. Galarraga retired the first 26 Indians hitters he faced on June […]
I was amazed yesterday at the free agent signings of outfielders Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon by the Tampa Bay Rays. My first instinct was that they had gone bonkers, but it only took a few minutes to realize that both signings actually made good sense for the Rays who are still reeling from the losses of all-star outfielder Carl Crawford and the power hitting Carlos Pena. The price was right. Each of them agreed to one-year […]
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