Eat Sh*t, Theriot

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

When former Cub fan favorite Ryan Theriot was traded to the Cardinals from the Dodgers on Tuesday, the response amongst myself and friends was a universal "Shit." Even if he hits .120 against every other opponent next season, none of us had any doubt in our minds that Theriot will bat ...

Chris Young To Start For Padres On Saturday

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Chris Young, the San Diego Padres' No. 1 starter at the outset of the 2010 season, hasn't pitched in a Major League game since April 6. During that start against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Young tossed six shutout innings, allowing just one hit and three walks, while striking out five. He ...

Trevor Hoffman Notches Save No. 600

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

This one is really personal for a few of us here at Rumors and Rants. Trevor Hoffman, the best closer in baseball history (shut up Yankees fans) got career save No. 600 tonight in Milwaukee. For Hoffman, it's an amazing mark. He became the first closer to reach that number in ...

Nyjer Morgan Is That Guy

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Would this were the WWE instead of Major League Baseball. At least then you know Washington Nationals' outfielder/leadoff hitter/catcher assassin Nyjer Morgan would get what was coming to him, if only at the upcoming pay-per-view. D.C. Sports Bog has a full list of Morgan's interesting last couple of weeks, but, as ...

San Diego Padres Match Win Total From Last Season Already

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I know we've mentioned this just a few times on this here blog, but the San Diego Padres have made an absolutely epic turnaround this season. Last night after a 5-0 domination of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Padres notched their 75th win of the season. That means the Friars have matched ...

Why Baseball is Better Than Soccer, Part One Million

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The World Cup is great. Really is. But it's still got nothing on baseball. Yesterday, when the Netherlands scored to make it 3-1 in the second half, the commentators conceded that it was all but over and the Dutch were headed to the final. And this was with a good 20 ...

Major League Baseball Rumor Roundup

Friday, May 28th, 2010

We're closing in on June and that means things are happening in Major League Baseball. Some teams are already out of it (I'm looking in your direction Baltimore and Houston), while others are unexpectedly in it (Go Padres!) and the time for maneuvering, dumping and trading is almost upon us. ...

Jon Garland Is Flat-Out Dealing Right Now

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Tuesday night in San Diego St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright and Padres righty Jon Garland engaged in a good, old-fashioned pitchers duel. And Garland won. Wainwright, who many experts love for the Cy Young in 2010, made one big mistake and it was blasted for a solo home run by ...