Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

2014 MLB Draft: Astros select Brady Aiken with No. 1 pick

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Houston Astros had the No. 1 pick the 2014 MLB Draft and they decided to take Brady Aiken with the top selection. Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, became the first prep pitcher to go No. 1 since 1991, when the New ...

Cubs, WGN Radio to end 89-year relationship

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

They say the first 80 years of a marriage are the toughest. The Chicago Cubs and WGN Radio made it that far in their relationship, but it turns out there will be no ninth decade of the arrangement. Chicago media guru Robert Feder confirmed Tuesday night that the two sides will ...

Dr. James Andrews creating app to help reduce arm injuries

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Dr. James Andrews has made a living repairing the arms of pitchers who have blown them out, now he's working to try and prevent players from ever having to see him. Along with physical therapist colleague Dr. Kevin Wilk, Andrews is creating an app that is designed to help educate ...

Hunter Pence’s stolen scooter returns

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The nation breathed easier on Wednesday night as San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence's missing scooter was returned to its rightful owner. In an incident that will no doubt be remember as this generation's version of the Lindbergh Baby kidnapping and Patty Hearst's disappearance, Pence's regular ride to the ballpark was ...

Andrew McCutchen lectures Pandas in new MLB 14 The Show commercial

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

I mean, come on pandas, get your act together. Tigers, Blue Jays and Cardinals already have a presence in Major League Baseball, but pandas don't. It's past time for that to change. That's the message of a new MLB 14 The Show commercial starring Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Continuing the ...

Cubs targeting catcher Max Pentecost with No. 4 overall pick

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

"Are you interested in being a Chicago Cub at the No. 4 pick in the draft?" That, according to a friend of Rumors and Rants, was the question posed to Kennesaw State catcher Max Pentecost by Cubs president Theo Epstein in a conversation this week. It would appear Pentecost didn't say ...

Video: Mike Trout hits first career walk-off home run

Friday, May 16th, 2014

It seemed like Mike Trout had already done everything in his two-plus seasons in the big leagues. But through the first 375 games of his major league career, he had yet to hit a walk-off home run. The young phenom changed that Thursday night. The Los Angeles Angels entered the bottom of ...

Source: Tommy John surgery ‘very likely’ for Jose Fernandez

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has been phenomenal since breaking into the big leagues last season. The hard-throwing righty has dominated opposing hitters and had become one of baseball's best pitchers. But now Fernandez has landed on the disabled list with a sprained right elbow and the prognosis doesn't look good. Fernandez ...