It’s May 22nd, and the Toronto Blue Jays own a share of first place in the American League East. No one expected the Jays to be contenders this season. Most had picked them to finish last in what has proven Continue reading Is There Anyone Hotter Right Now Than Edwin Encarnacion?
Finally. After a long, drawn-out free agency, shortstop Stephen Drew has found a home, and it’s a familiar one. Yesterday the Red Sox agreed to re-sign Drew, ending the saga that began when he declined Boston’s qualifying offer back in Continue reading Stephen Drew Finally Finds a Home
Yesterday, ESPN released it’s newest “This is Sportscenter” commercial, a line of ads famous for incorporating professional athletes, mascots, and ESPN anchors. This time, it’s Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg who takes center stage. Please enjoy. The commercial is a play Continue reading Poll: Who Has the Better Sportscenter Commercial, Andrew McCutcheon or Stephen Strasburg?
“[Johnny Cueto], he needs to start getting some national attention,” Reds shortstop Zack Cozart said after Cincinnati’s 5-0 win against San Diego yesterday. “I was watching TV the other day and they were still talking about [Zack] Greinke and [Clayton Continue reading Johnny Cueto Es En Fuego
Undefeated. A 2.17 ERA. A 0.91 WHIP. Sixty-six strikeouts and just seven walks. Has pitched into at least the seventh inning in each of his eight starts. And last night, a complete game, four-hit shutout. Is Masahiro Tanaka worth the Continue reading The Yankees Sure Are Getting Their Money’s Worth With Tanaka
Cobb County, here we come. The Braves now have a plan for their new stadium in what will be their new home starting in 2017. The first renderings of the 41,500-seat stadium were released earlier today, along with sketches for Continue reading First Sketches of New Braves Stadium Released
Say it ain’t so, Jose… The baseball world is in a state of disbelief right now. News broke last night that Jose Fernandez, the Marlins 21-year-old wunderkind starter, will likely be heading for season-ending elbow surgery. If the reports are Continue reading Tommy John Surgery May Be Claiming Jose Fernandez as its Next Victim
Happy birthday to Yogi Berra! The Yankees legend and Hall of Fame catcher turns 89 today, and as he celebrates another year I, too, would like to celebrate the man who has remained one of the most colorful characters in Continue reading Celebrating Yogi Berra’s Birthday with Yogisms!
Yu Darvish’s bid for a perfect game against the defending champion Boston Red Sox ended in the seventh inning last night. So too should have his bid for a no hitter. All we’ve been hearing about last night and today Continue reading Sorry Yu, but Papi’s Fly Ball in the Seventh Should Have Been Scored a Hit
Nolan Arenado: Rising Star and New Rockies Record Holder It’s time we all start familiarizing ourselves with the name “Nolan Arenado”. The second-year Rockies third baseman wowed with his glove a season ago, and this year it’s his bat that’s Continue reading Nolan Arenado: Rising Star and New Rockies Record Holder
The other day, Buster Olney basically said it’s alright to believe that Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera is currently cheating – despite there being ZERO evidence – based solely on his past mistakes and associations. Reading between the lines of Continue reading Jose Bautista Responds to Buster Olney’s Take on Melky Cabrera
Andrew Marchand is a writer for ESPNNewYork.com. He spent nine years at the New York Post before joining ESPN in 2007 and remains a regularl contributor to ESPN New York 98.7 radio broadcasts. He is a New York boy, through Continue reading Why Andrew Marchand is Wrong About Mariano Being Wrong on Cano vs. Pedroia
At home, the Marlins are 15-5 heading into tonight’s games, the best in the Major Leagues. The last time the Marlins started out this well at home in a season was 1997, when they went on to win their first Continue reading The Marlins’ Home and Road Splits This Year are Ridiculous
Victor Martinez knows the MLB strike zone better than anybody.Don’t believe me? The numbers never lie. The Tigers catcher and designated hitter took a called third strike from Astros starter Jarred Cosart for the final out of the first inning Continue reading Victor Martinez Strikes Out Looking for the First Time in a Year
Cue the theme song from the television show “X-Files”. There’s a conspiracy afoot. The Atlanta Braves may not have formally accused the Miami Marlins of doing anything wrong, but they’re certainly questioning whether there might have been more to the Continue reading Braves Suspicious (But Not Accusatory) That Marlins Might Have Been Stealing Signs
The first month of the regular season is in the books, so I wanted to take some time to look back and digest all of the amazing performances and stories we’ve been witnesses to this young season. I give you Continue reading Seeds All Day’s April 2014 Superlative Awards