In the just released list of Baseball America’s Top 25 Prospects, no Mets appeared among baseball’s premier prospects. The Mets did appear at number numbers 40 (RHP Brad Holt) and number 47 (RHP Jenrry Mejia). The Philadelphia Phillies had three players in the Top 25. Here is the complete list… Mid-Season Top 25 Prospects 1. Jason Heyward, of, Braves 2. Mike Stanton, of, Marlins 3. Jesus Montero, c, Yankees 4. Justin Smoak, 1b, Rangers 5. Madison […]
Congratulations to David Wright, Carlos Beltran, Johan Santana and Francisco Rodriguez who were each named to the National League All-Star team on Sunday. Both Wright and Beltran were voted in as National League starters by the fans, while Santana and K-Rod were selected by Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. For the third time in four years, David Wright will start at third base and represent the Mets in the All-Star Game on July 14. Last year […]
The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed on a deal that will send OF Lastings Milledge and RHP Joel Hanrahan to Pittsburgh in return for OF Nyjer Morgan and LHP Sean Burnett. After reading some opinions from a few Pirates and Nationals bloggers, the consensus seems to be the Nationals have a slight edge. In my opinion the Nationals fleeced the Pirates. Of course we may not know the real winner for years to come. […]
I guess this is a great example of that old adage, “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”. The Cleveland Indians have traded infielder Mark DeRosa to the St. Louis Cardinals for reliever Chris Perez and a player to be named later. DeRosa was hitting .270 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs this season while playing several infield positions and outfield. DeRosa goes from the Indians, who have the worst record in the American […]
ESPN is reporting, that Donald Fehr is stepping down as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Don Fehr joined the MLBPA as general counsel in August of 1977 and was named executive director in December of 1985. Prior to joining the Association, Don was associated with the Kansas City law firm of Jolley, Moran, Walsh, Hager & Gordon, where, on behalf of the MLBPA, he worked on the landmark Messersmith-McNally free agency […]
As reported on MLB.com, the Phillies have placed closer Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee, and recalled catcher Paul Bako from Double-A Reading into his roster spot. Lidge’s disablement is retroactive to June 7. Interestingly, last season’s perfect closer has been more effective recently, posting a 1.42 ERA and .182 opponents’ average while converting five of his past seven opportunities. However, the two blown chances came in his two […]
Nate McLouth has been traded to the Atlanta Braves. MLB.com writes, The Braves have acquired All-Star outfielder Nate McLouth from the Pirates in exchange for three highly-regarded Minor League prospects. A Major League source had confirmed that the Pirates will send McLouth to the Braves in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke, outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton. McLouth, who is hitting .256 with nine homers and a .470 slugging percentage this year, […]
In the first major trade of the young season, the Chicago White Sox may have just landed themselves on of the games top pitchers, Jake Peavy. According to a report on ESPN by Peter Gammons, The San Diego Padres have agreed to trade staff ace Jake Peavy to the Chicago White Sox and are waiting for Peavy to decide if he will waive his no-trade clause, sources tell ESPN. Peavy has a full no-trade clause […]
As reported by the East Valley Tribune, The wife of an Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher was found dead today in the couple’s Fountain Hills home, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said. Thirty-nine year old Gabrielle Dawn Schoeneweis, wife of relief pitcher Scott Schoenweis, was unresponsive when deputies came to the home on Kern Court at about 12:11 this afternoon, said Lindsey Smith, sheriff’s office spokeswoman. A call to the sheriff’s office was made by one of […]
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