Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

Chris Archer signs big extension with Tampa Bay Rays

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Chris Archer is a nice young pitcher, and I'm sure he'll do great things for the Tampa Bay Rays. But on Wednesday, the 25-year-old righty signed a big contract that was yet another example of how baseball must be incredibly healthy money-wise. Archer and the Rays agreed to a six-year, $25.5 ...

Brian Wilson to disabled list with injured elbow

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Brian Wilson was absolutely hammered by the San Diego Padres on Sunday night and his implosion cost the Los Angeles Dodgers a win in their first game on American soil this season. But it turns out that the world's strangest reliever has actually been dealing with elbow issues for a ...

Can baseball return to Montreal?

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Baseball season opens in multiple cities today. But the final weekend of spring training opened the door to an intriguing possibility: Can Montreal become one of those cities once again? The Blue Jays and Mets played a two-game exhibition series at Montreal's Olympic Stadium in their final tuneup before the regular ...

Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout finalizing huge extension

Friday, March 28th, 2014

After months of rumors, we have finally gotten word that the Los Angeles Angels and outfielder Mike Trout are finalizing a big-time contract. MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez is reporting that the deal will be a six-year extension worth $144.5 million. The contract, which would buy out Trout's three arbitration year and his ...

Los Angeles Dodgers have baseball’s biggest payroll

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The New York Yankees had owned baseball's biggest payroll in each of the past 15 seasons. That streak ended on Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers and their projected payroll of $235 million topped all of Major League Baseball. The last time the Yankees weren't atop the payroll rankings was way ...

Jarrod Parker to undergo second Tommy John surgery

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Jarrod Parker has developed into one of the Oakland A's best pitchers and a guy who could develop into one of the top righties in the American League. Unfortunately that will have to wait, as Parker will undergo Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow for the second time. A few ...

Cubs add Theodore Roosevelt Lilly to front office

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

We're not ones to mix our presidential metaphors, but it is beginning to look like a Cubs World Series title is (manifest) destiny. See, the last time the Cubs were the kings of the baseball world, Theodore Roosevelt was in office. And after a century of tinkering (hidden Cub pun!) with ...

Johan Santana signs with Baltimore Orioles

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

After a year on the sidelines, two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana signed with the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. Santana is coming off major shoulder surgery and no one knows what he will actually offer the Orioles, but now he's on board and it will be interesting to see ...