Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

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 ...

Three Cubs prospects go back-to-back-to-back in spring training

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

There is a reason people are excited about the future of the Chicago Cubs, and it was on full display in a spring training game against the Indians on Tuesday. Top prospects Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant all went deep -- and if you watch the video, which you'd ...

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 ...