Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

Chicago Cubs new mascot is, well, a mascot

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Much to the derision of team fans and internet wise guys -- two categories I happen to fit in -- the Chicago Cubs unveiled a team mascot for the first time in decades on Monday. It's easy to see why there was backlash. Clark the Cub is quite a ridiculous looking ...

Masahiro Tanaka: Yankees, Dodgers, Angels lead for righty

Monday, January 13th, 2014

After reports surfaced that the Seattle Mariners were the favorites to land Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, there seems to have been a major shift in the pursuit of him. Tanaka reportedly met with eight to nine teams while he was visiting the United States recently, and reports out of Japan indicate ...

Kevin Youkilis signs with Japanese team

Friday, December 20th, 2013

In 2011, Kevin Youkilis was an All-Star and appeared to be settled into a role as one of the most consistent hitters in baseball. Fast forward two years and now he'll be playing his baseball overseas. On Friday the 34-year-old Youkilis signed a contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan ...

Masahiro Tanaka to get more than $100 million?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to be posted for Major League Baseball teams to bid on soon. And according to reports, the 25-year-old could get more than $100 million from the big league team that signs him. Tanaka could be the best pitcher to ever come from Japan to the ...

Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz working on contract extension

Friday, December 13th, 2013

David Ortiz proved again this season that he is the unquestioned heart and soul of the Boston Red Sox. In leading the team to its third World Series championship since 2004, the 38-year-old designated hitter was clutch throughout the postseason and his personality kept Boston's locker room loose and fun. The ...

Mark Prior and Me: A Life Story

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Mark Prior retired from baseball on Tuesday, which probably goes somewhere on this year's list of top "No sh*t, Sherlock" moments. Prior hadn't pitched in the big leagues since 2006, though he has attempted multiple comebacks throughout the years. The end officially came in a hotel lobby at baseball's Winter Meetings, ...

MLB Rumors: Agent thinks Matt Kemp will be traded

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp signed an eight-year, $160 million contract extension in November of 2011, and the 29-year-old outfielder has not come close to living up to the standard set by that deal. Now, Kemp's agent, Dave Stewart, thinks the Dodgers will trade his client this offseason. On Monday ...