Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

Jurickson Profar: Former top prospect to miss season again

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The Texas Rangers once looked like a team with an absolutely stocked farm system and the jewel of that system was Curacaoan middle infielder Jurickson Profar. Well, two years later Profar looks like a guy who just can't catch a break, as he is now set to miss his second ...

Rangers sign Rougned Odor’s brother, Rougned Odor

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Oakland Coliseum is known for raw sewage backing up into its dugouts, but the strangest Odor in the American League West this year emanates from Texas. On Thursday, the Texas Rangers announced that they have signed the younger brother of second baseman Rougned Odor... Rougned Odor. That's right, the Odor Brothers ...

Report: Five teams willing to offer $70 million to Hector Olivera

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Cuban players are coming to Major League Baseball in increasing numbers and the latest crop has a few gems in it. Infielders Hector Olivera and Yoan Moncada are both set to sign soon and on Tuesday we got an idea how highly thought of Olivera is. Peter Gammons is reporting that ...

Report: San Diego Padres, James Shields agree to four-year deal

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The San Diego Padres' incredible offseason continued Sunday night as reports surfaced that they had agreed to a four-year deal with veteran right-hander James Shields. San Diego had been the favorite to land the 33-year-old starter for about a week and general manager A.J. Preller was apparently able to close ...

A.J. Preller has completely remade the Padres in two weeks

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Wow. That was a crazy last two days. The San Diego Padres have gone from offensively-challenged perennial doormat to what looks like a dark horse World Series contender. And it's all thanks to the tireless effort and dogged determination of new general manager A.J. Preller. Preller took over the team in ...

Wil Myers: Padres, Rays, Nationals agree on blockbuster trade

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

For a little more than 24 hours we had been hearing that a trade that would send outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays to the San Diego Padres was "close," now we have been told the deal has been consummated (ESPN's Jim Bowden confirms). The deal also involves the ...

Milwaukee Brewers to open ‘Selig Experience’ museum

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Seattle proudly boasts the Experience Music Project, a museum inspired by native son Jimi Hendrix. Starting next year, Milwaukee will proudly (?) boast (?) the Selig Experience, a museum inspired by native son Bud Selig. You think we're kidding. But we're not. The Selig Experience will be a 1,400-square foot exhibit will ...

Arizona Diamondbacks sign Yasmany Tomas

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

This offseason has already been a pretty wild one for Major League Baseball, and we were thrown yet another curveball on Wednesday. The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly signed Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas to a six-year contract worth $68.5 million. The Diamondbacks had not been considered a serious player for Tomas, while the ...