Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

Ted Lilly retires, will baseball recover?

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Major League turnstiles will surely take a hit next season as the game's biggest drawing card, Theodore Roosevelt Lilly, announced his retirement on Wednesday. Lilly was rehabbing in a Venezuelan winter league in hopes of getting back to the majors next spring after being released by the Dodgers this season, but ...

Alex Rodriguez’s attorneys vow to release all evidence, take case to federal court

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday as both sides rested their cases. That came a day after the New York Yankees third baseman walked out of the proceedings and decided not to testify in his own defense. A decision in the case is not expected until ...

MLB Rumors: Boston Red Sox have serious talks with Carlos Beltran

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

  Fresh off a World Series championship, the Boston Red Sox are looking to improve their roster this offseason to make a run at back-to-back titles next year. To that end, Boston has reportedly been in serious talks with free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran. The Red Sox, New York Yankees and Baltimore ...

Detroit Tigers interested in Brian Wilson as closer

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Brian Wilson made a fairly miraculous recovery from a second Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow this year to be a valuable member of the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen. He was so good that the Detroit Tigers are reportedly interested in bringing him aboard as the team's closer for ...

New York Yankees will go hard after Masahiro Tanaka this offseason

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be one of the most sought-after players on baseball's free agent market this winter. Someone will almost surely pay the 25-year-old right-hander a ton of money, and apparently the New York Yankees are willing to do just that to get him. Tanaka is considered by ...

The 1980 MLB Draft produced four current managers and a GM

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly set to name current San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria their new manager and that has led to a real oddity in baseball history. Apparently the 1980 Major League Baseball draft was the place to go to find future managers. While mostly known as the ...

Carlos Beltran: X-rays on Cardinals outfielder’s ribs come back negative

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran left Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday night after banging into the bullpen fence in right field at Fenway Park. Beltran robbed Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz of a grand slam in the second inning, turning the deep fly ball into a ...