My Hypothetical 2014 Hall of Fame Ballot

Hall of Fame ballots are due today, so it won’t be long before we learn which players will be memorialized with plaques in Cooperstown this coming summer. I don’t have an official vote (maybe someday; a boy can dream), but Continue reading My Hypothetical 2014 Hall of Fame Ballot

Alvey’s Opinions: Card Collecting, the Link to My Baseball Past

I was born in 1985 and growing up as a boy in the late 80’s/early 90’s you had two very important priorities: collecting baseball cards and playing with Hot Wheels (Nintendo came a little later for me). I can remember Continue reading Alvey’s Opinions: Card Collecting, the Link to My Baseball Past

Podcast Episode 7 – The Brothers George Talk Atlanta Braves

I’m home at the parents’ house for the holidays, as are my brothers Philip and Brian who both just so happen to be Atlanta Braves fans. I can’t think of a more perfect excuse to have them on for a Continue reading Podcast Episode 7 – The Brothers George Talk Atlanta Braves

Christmas Day in Baseball History

It’s Christmas Day, and like many of you, we here at Seeds All Day are celebrating the holidays with our families. Much of America, including our favorite players, their managers and front office employees are doing the exact same, which Continue reading Christmas Day in Baseball History

Orioles’ Buyer’s Remorse on Balfour Damaging to Both Parties

I knew the Orioles decision last week to nix the two-year, $15 million deal they had reached with closer Grant Balfour after his physical with team doctors was controversial. Balfour has been a fantastic relief pitcher of late. Last year Continue reading Orioles’ Buyer’s Remorse on Balfour Damaging to Both Parties

Say Hey! I Never Knew That About Willie Mays . . .

I was flipping channels Thursday night, the eve before a vacation day at work, and ended up landing on the MLB network watching one of the installments of Ken Burns Baseball. I’m not sure which “Inning” was being aired – Continue reading Say Hey! I Never Knew That About Willie Mays . . .

Alvey’s Opinions: Jeter is the Leon Phelps of the MLB

Derek Sanderson Jeter is a five-time World Series Champion. He is a 13-time All-Star (in 19 Major League seasons). He is the Yankees all-time leader in hits (3,316), games played (2,602), stolen bases (348) and at bats (10,614). But, more Continue reading Alvey’s Opinions: Jeter is the Leon Phelps of the MLB

In Hindsight, Maybe Drew Should Have Accepted Boston’s Qualifying Offer

Hindsight; it’s usually 20/20. And in Stephen Drew’s case, it seems to be screaming “I told you so!” in the most mocking manner possible. That’s because back on November 7 Drew made the decision to decline Boston’s qualifying offer, thereby Continue reading In Hindsight, Maybe Drew Should Have Accepted Boston’s Qualifying Offer

MLB Raking In Record $8 Billion Plus In 2013 Revenues

Beneath it all, Major League Baseball is a business. And business is good. According to a report on Forbes.com, by the end of 2013 baseball will have grosses more than $8 billion in revenues – the most in history. A Continue reading MLB Raking In Record $8 Billion Plus In 2013 Revenues

With Posting System Revisions in Place, All Eyes on Tanaka

Will he stay or will he post? Now that Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have agreed on changes to the “posting” system that allows MLB franchises to sign top talent from the Japanese professional league, the remaining crop Continue reading With Posting System Revisions in Place, All Eyes on Tanaka

Ryan Freel Shows Us CTE is Not Just A Football Issue

I still remember how shocked I was to learn that Ryan Freel had taken his own life almost exactly one year ago. Freel had always been a quirky guy. He had an imaginary friend named Farney who he claimed lived Continue reading Ryan Freel Shows Us CTE is Not Just A Football Issue

Podcast Episode 6 – Let’s Get Beard!

Seeds All Day’s newest contributor Kyle Alvey joins me in this week’s episode of the podcast. It’s all Boston as we discuss the amazing worst-to-first to World Series Champs turnaround the Red Sox completed in 2013, with an emphasis on Continue reading Podcast Episode 6 – Let’s Get Beard!

Results from MLB’s Rule 5 Draft

Yesterday was the annual Rule 5 Draft in Major League Baseball. For those unfamiliar with the Rule 5 Draft process, here’s a brief overview. The Rule 5 Draft occurs every year in December, at the conclusion of the Winter Meetings Continue reading Results from MLB’s Rule 5 Draft

Podcast Episode 5 – Sleeplesness in Seattle, Halladay, Rule Changes and New HOF Inductees

No guest host this week. Wintry mixed conditions prevented weekend travel, so I wasn’t able to connect with my co-host for the team-specific episode. We are going to regroup and bring that to you next episode. Instead, in this episode Continue reading Podcast Episode 5 – Sleeplesness in Seattle, Halladay, Rule Changes and New HOF Inductees

Gone And Back Again? McCarver Reportedly Set to Take Role in Cardinals Booth

Despite stepping away from the Fox Sports booth following a 6-1 win by the Boston Red Sox over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series six weeks ago, Tim McCarver’s 34-year run covering MLB games appears Continue reading Gone And Back Again? McCarver Reportedly Set to Take Role in Cardinals Booth

Halladay Says Goodbye

It came as a big surprise yesterday morning when media outlets reported that pitcher Roy Halladay had signed a one-year deal with his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays, and was going to appear with the team at the Winter Continue reading Halladay Says Goodbye

Halladay Retiring, According To Reports

Holy cow, I did not see this bombshell coming. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay has signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays and will announce his retirement in a news conference with his former team at Continue reading Halladay Retiring, According To Reports

10-Years, $240 Million? Not Too Shabby, Jay-Z

He’s got 99 problems, but securing a monstrous pay day for his premiere client is no longer one. Robinson Cano rocked the sports world this spring when he became the first client of rapper Jay-Z’s fledgling Roc Nation Sports agency Continue reading 10-Years, $240 Million? Not Too Shabby, Jay-Z

Luxury Tax Watch: Yankees Payroll Tracker

The Yankees have been saying for more than a year now that they intend on getting their payroll under the $189 million luxury tax threshold for 2014. It’s been a breath of fresh air coming from the organization that historically Continue reading Luxury Tax Watch: Yankees Payroll Tracker

Happy (or Unsettling) Holidays from the Mets!

The New York Mets want to wish you happy holidays. If they don’t cause you to go deaf first. Come on guys, you’re not even trying to stay on rhythm or tone! Missing from the video frames was the Mets Continue reading Happy (or Unsettling) Holidays from the Mets!

Catching Up on Career Obituaries

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the Career Obituaries page, and since my last update we have seen several major leaguers play in their final games. Some of them, like Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, we knew were coming. But Continue reading Catching Up on Career Obituaries