Baseball’s Draft Needs To Change

Monday, August 15th, 2011

It's signing day in Major League Baseball. Tonight at midnight eastern time, teams have to come to terms with the players they selected in the 2011 MLB Draft or lose their rights. Entering today just 10 of the top 33 picks in the draft had signed. And eight of the ...

Chicago Cubs Sign Wayne Gretzky’s Son

Friday, August 12th, 2011

The Chicago Cubs have signed their seventh round pick from the 2011 MLB Draft and it's a name you might recognize. High school infielder Trevor Gretzky comes from pretty solid bloodlines, as his dad Wayne is the greatest hockey player of all-time. Gretzky the younger attended Oaks Christian High School in ...

Boston Red Sox Draftee Jackie Bradley Jr. Could Return To School

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

The Boston Red Sox took Jackie Bradley Jr. with the 40th pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, and they looked to have gotten a steal. An outfielder for South Carolina, Bradley entered the year as one of the top college position players in the draft. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, ...

Dustin Ackley To Debut For Seattle Mariners Next Week?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Apparently it's "bring up your top prospect" season. The San Diego Padres and Kansas City Royals have done it over the past week, and now the Seattle Mariners appear ready to join the mix, as it looks like they will call-up second baseman Dustin Ackley early next week. Ackley was the ...

The Pittsburgh Pirates Lock Up No. 1 Pick In 2011 MLB Draft

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Start celebrating Pirates fans. Pop the champagne, spray each other down, get crazy, your team has just locked up the No. 1 pick in the 2011 MLB Draft. On second though, scoring the worst record in baseball is a tad different than clinching a playoff spot, and given how cheap ...

Karsten Whitson And The San Diego Padres, A Love Story

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

When Karsten Whitson, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft decided not to sign with the San Diego Padres before the signing deadline, more than a few eyebrows were raised. Whitson, widely considered the second-best prep pitcher in the draft, was considered an easy sign and a ...

A Lesson On Looking Gift Horses In The Mouth

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Meet Jake Eliopoulous. And pay close attention, because you'll probably never see him again. A year ago, young Jake was picked by the Toronto Blue Jays in the second round of the MLB Draft with the 68th overall pick. It was a feel-good story. Born in Ukraine, Jake was adopted by ...

What Is The Opposite Of Irony?

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Tyler Shreve is one hell of a talented athlete. He's committed to Utah to play quarterback (and could even challenge for a starting job really soon), and is expected to be taken very early in baseball's June draft. Basically, he's the kind of alpha-male jock that everyone wants to be ...