Why Wrigley Field still matters at 100

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Most stadiums are just places to put butts. Like a living organism, it takes time for these inanimate objects to grow into something more meaningful. The majority of Major League ballparks have not yet had this opportunity — 24 of the 30 have been built in my lifetime, and I’m still ...

Tampa Bay Rays ace Matt Moore to undergo Tommy John surgery

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The Tampa Bay Rays have a gem of a left-hander in Matt Moore. He had an excellent season in 2013 and looked poised to be one of the top starters in the American League this season. Unfortunately, Moore will be missing the rest of the year thanks to Tommy John ...

San Diego Padres, Jedd Gyorko agree to big extension

Monday, April 14th, 2014

On Monday the San Diego Padres and second baseman Jedd Gyorko announced they had agreed to a big contract extension. The 25-year-old slugger will now be under contract through 2019, and the club also holds an option for 2020. The deal was announced as a five-year, $35 million pact, with a ...

Hank Aaron, Brandon Spikes and matters of historical hyperbole

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Our nation's racial history remains treacherous ground. Like any other pile you'd prefer not to step in, it seems to find you when you aren't paying attention. And wearing sandals. Two different athletes trod into that territory this week with their words. One is a living legend with a history of ...

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 ...