Trade Deadline Wrap-up

A handful of Wednesday afternoon moves capped off the non-waiver trade deadline. I don’t have much time to break down the three major moves made today, so I’m relying on the analysis of some local journalists to do my work Continue reading Trade Deadline Wrap-up

Red Sox, White Sox Agree to Jake Peavy Trade

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has broken news (via Twitter) that the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox have agreed to a trade that will send starter Jake Peavy to the Red Sox. It is believed, but unconfirmed at Continue reading Red Sox, White Sox Agree to Jake Peavy Trade

Who’s Homer Was Better: Jeter’s or Puig’s?

In recent memory, there is no player who has had more of a flare for the dramatic, nor has had more of a tendency to rise to seemingly every major occasion than Yankee’s shortstop Derek Jeter. Well, unless we are Continue reading Who’s Homer Was Better: Jeter’s or Puig’s?

Recapping Monday’s Trades

The non-waiver trade deadline is just around the corner, and today we saw the pace of the wheeling and dealing pick up a little. The headlining transaction of the day was the Tigers’ acquisition of Astros closer Jose Veras for Continue reading Recapping Monday’s Trades

Baseball’s Most Fashionable Player?

Oakland Athletics shortstop Eric Sogard might be the most fashionable player in Major League Baseball, and it’s all in the eye wear. The visually impaired 27-year-old infielder has opted against LASIK surgery, contact lenses and even the athletic goggle-like Rec Continue reading Baseball’s Most Fashionable Player?

Yankees Deal For Soriano Almost Done

It looks like a prodigal son will soon return to the Bronx. According to a tweet from USA Today baseball writer Bob Nightengale, a deal that would send former Yankee and current Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano back to New York Continue reading Yankees Deal For Soriano Almost Done

Recapping Some Of This Year’s Trades To Date

The July 31st non-waiver trade deadline is officially one week away. And as that date approaches, we should see a flurry of moves being made. But several deals have already been struck, many flying well below the national sports radar. Continue reading Recapping Some Of This Year’s Trades To Date

Braun Got Off Easy, But His Suspension Is Meaningful

The first punitive shoe of the Biogenesis clinic investigation has finally dropped. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the season. The ban, which was announced by Major League Baseball on Monday evening, Continue reading Braun Got Off Easy, But His Suspension Is Meaningful

Brandon Phillips Didn’t Say Anything Wrong

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips caused quite a stir this weekend with quotes about his contract extension negotiations attributed to him in the August issue of Cincinnati Magazine, and in his response to questions about them. Phillips has refused to Continue reading Brandon Phillips Didn’t Say Anything Wrong

In Case You Missed It, Video Highlights Of Brandon Barnes’ Cycle

That was certainly unexpected. The Houston Astros may have been on the losing end of last night’s game against the Marlins, but you wouldn’t have known it based on the raucous fans in attendance. They had reason to cheer. Veritable Continue reading In Case You Missed It, Video Highlights Of Brandon Barnes’ Cycle

Kendrys Morales A Perfect Fit For The Yankees

The Yankees are in a bad, bad way offensively. The team has scored just 337 runs to date this season – 10th fewest in the MLB. They’re batting just .243 as a club – 7th worst in baseball. Their combined Continue reading Kendrys Morales A Perfect Fit For The Yankees

Get To Know Your Home Run Derby Champion

Wow. That’s all I can really say. Wow. Yoenis Cespedes did not just win last night’s Home Run Derby. He dominated it. He blasted 17 first-round homers, most of those landing in the second and third decks of left field. Continue reading Get To Know Your Home Run Derby Champion

The Home Run Derby Is Tonight, Who Ya Got?

It’s one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles in baseball. Tonight, some of the game’s most prolific power hitters will take turns launching long balls out of Citi Field as they take part in the 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby, which Continue reading The Home Run Derby Is Tonight, Who Ya Got?

W2W4: The Future On Full Display

MLB Futures Game – 2:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2 and MLB.com The Futures Game has been a big part of the MLB All-Star festivities since it was first played in 1999. The exhibition pits Team World against Team USA, and Continue reading W2W4: The Future On Full Display

Freak Nasty: Watch All 27 Outs From Lincecum’s No-Hitter

Might we be seeing the return of “The Freak”? San Francisco Giants starter Tim Lincecum surprised just about everyone by no-hitting the San Diego Padres en route to a 9-0 win last night. Tim Lincecum entered the 2013 season with Continue reading Freak Nasty: Watch All 27 Outs From Lincecum’s No-Hitter

2013 All-Star Contract Bonuses

Now that the Final Vote is over, the 2013 MLB All-Star rosters are set (barring further injury replacements). While it is an honor just to be selected, for many players there is an even greater reward for participating in the Continue reading 2013 All-Star Contract Bonuses

W2W4: The Captain’s Long Awaited Return

Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees – 1:05 p.m. It’s official: the captain is finally back. This morning, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed that Derek Jeter will return today against the Kansas City Royals. According to an 11:00 Continue reading W2W4: The Captain’s Long Awaited Return

Complete React to the NL All-Star Roster

Yesterday I took a look at the American League All-Star Rosters, and shared who I thought were the biggest snubs and most generous selections among the bunch. Today I do the same with the National League Roster. CURRENT ALL-STAR ROSTER Continue reading Complete React to the NL All-Star Roster

Complete React to the AL All-Star Roster

Complete All-Star Game rosters were announced Saturday night, and I know I’m late getting you my reaction, but better late than never. I’m going to break this down into two parts (it is taking a little more work and I’m Continue reading Complete React to the AL All-Star Roster

Does Yasiel Puig Deserve To Be An All-Star?

No single position player has been more mercurial this season than Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. The 22-year-old Cuban defector has taken the baseball world by storm. He was batting .443 with eight home runs and 17 RBIs. He has lifted Continue reading Does Yasiel Puig Deserve To Be An All-Star?

Rangers Sign Manny Ramirez To Minor League Deal

I really didn’t think that any team would be interested in taking a flyer on Manny Ramirez ever again. The Texas Rangers shocked me today by signing the former slugger to a minor league contract with at least some expectation Continue reading Rangers Sign Manny Ramirez To Minor League Deal

MLB All-Star Voting Ends At Midnight

Today is your last chance to get out and vote; fan voting for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game starters ends at midnight. Because the game’s result will determine which league has home field advantage for the World Series, there is Continue reading MLB All-Star Voting Ends At Midnight

Bailey Throws A No-Hitter, And I Missed It!

It’s no secret that I love the Cincinnati Reds. As much as I try to remain objective and try to keep track of all 30 MLB teams, I watch at least 130 out of the 162 regular season Reds games Continue reading Bailey Throws A No-Hitter, And I Missed It!