Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

Brewers fire Ron Roenicke — Who’s Next?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was rewarded for his team's first series win this season by getting fired on Sunday night. Of course, when you're winning your first series of the season in May, it should be no mystery as to why you're getting canned. Milwaukee has the worst record in ...

Kris Bryant off to strong start in first week

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Last Friday, Kris Bryant made the most hyped debut in Major League Baseball since pitcher Stephen Strasburg was called up by the Nationals in 2010. (Must be something about playing your college ball in San Diego). From an offensive standpoint, Bryant's first game was a flop -- he went 0-for-4 with ...

Here’s some rain for the Kris Bryant call-up celebration parade

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Much-ballyhooed prospect Kris Bryant is receiving his big-league call-up from the Cubs on Friday. Bryant is so ballyhooed, in fact, that he is making people remember that ballyhooed is a word. The arrival of arguably the most hyped prospect since Bryce Harper is a cause for celebration on the North Side. ...

Detroit Tigers off to historically torrid start

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

For Detroit Tigers fans of a certain age, a fast start to the regular season is nothing new.  In 1984 the Motor City Kitties rocketed out to a 35-5 record through the first 40 games, a feat which has never been duplicated. It is unlikely a team is soon going to ...

Brady Aiken: Former No. 1 pick undergoes Tommy John surgery

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Last summer, prep left-hander Brady Aiken was the consensus top player in Major League Baseball's June draft. The San Diego product had a big arm, three plus pitches and uncommon poise and polish for a prep hurler. He was selected No. 1 overall by the Houston Astros and everything seemed ...

Will Wrigley Field be ready for opening night? UPDATE: Yeah…

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Even when someone finds themselves impossibly excited about the Chicago Cubs, it doesn't take very long for some damn fool thing to happen that reminds you that you're dealing with the Cubs. Regardless of their record this upcoming season -- it may well be a few games under .500 or a ...

Bartolo Colon to start Opening Day for the New York Mets

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Bartolo Colon is going to start on opening day. In the year 2015. That's a thing that is actually happening. I'll give you a moment to process that information. Yes, the rotund right hander will toe the slab on opening day for the New York Mets on April 6 against the Washington ...

Yu Darvish to have Tommy John surgery, miss season

Friday, March 13th, 2015

The Texas Rangers were dealt a serious blow on Friday as it was announced that starting pitcher Yu Darvish would undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the 2015 season. Darvish and the team sought several opinions before deciding the 28-year-old should have surgery, but with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament ...