Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz Avoid Arbitration

Ortiz

The Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz have agreed to a one year contract worth $14.575 million.  The 36 year old DH will return to the Red Sox for his 10th year with the team and 15th year in the […]

Fishing for the New and Improved Miami Marlins

Miami Marlins

The 2012 season for the Miami Marlins will be an interesting one for sure.  They have a new stadium with a retractable roof, not that it will help attendance figures because it wasn’t the threat of rain that was keeping […]

The Importance of Retaliation

Retaliation

This post is in response to “The Danger of Retaliation” by Mark Hock http://www.rantsports.com/bringingheat/2012/01/30/the-danger-of-retaliation/ The game of baseball has certainly changed over the years but one thing that remains the same is the importance of backing up your teammates.  Baseball […]

Breaking: Jim Hendry Hired by New York Yankees

Hendry

Reports are coming in that Jim Hendry is being hired by the New York Yankees as a special assistant to GM Brian Cashman.  It is a multiyear deal with the terms not being released yet.  Hendry spent 17 years with […]

Instant Replay: The Problem

Replay A

On the morning of July 26, 2011 the Pittsburgh Pirates were in a first place tie in the National League Central with a record of 53-47.  The day before they had beaten the Atlanta Braves in a nationally televised game […]

A Roaring Lion, Er, I Mean a Tiger

Tigers

So the Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder for a lot of money which will guarantee that they will field a team for the upcoming season.  Not that it was never in doubt but you can never be too sure.  I […]

What if the Chicago Cubs Moved Out of Wrigley Field?

Wrigley

Wrigley Field is one of the most iconic parks that professional baseball is played in and it’s only other rival is Fenway Park in Boston but what if the Chicago Cubs moved and left Wrigley in the dust?  Would this […]

Alex Rodriguez: Supercharged and Ready to Go

A-Rod

Since Alex Rodriguez’s name was linked to steroid use there have been winds of change towards people’s attitude to him.  That includes people in baseball who couldn’t wait for A-Rod to approach Barry Bonds’ career home run record but now […]

Breaking News: Boston Red Sox Trade Marco Scutaro to Colorado Rockies

Scutaro

The Boston Red Sox have traded shortstop Marco Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies for relief pitcher Clayton Mortenson.  Scutaro hit .299 last year with 7 home runs and 54 RBIs and will presumably take over the the shortstop position for […]

Craig Counsell: The Right Way to play the Game

Craig Counsell

His name doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame but there should be a place in the Hall for players like Craig Counsell who always seemed to get that big hit to start a rally or move the tying or […]

Bidding Wars

Bidding Wars

I have never understood the point of paying a whole truckload of money just to talk with someone.  This irks me especially when it comes to professional sports teams.  I understand the concept; you are paying for the right to […]

Geovany Soto Avoids Arbitration with Chicago Cubs

Geovany Soto

The Chicago Cubs and catcher Geovany Soto reached agreement on a one year contract for $4.3 million.  Soto had a batting average of .228 with 17 home runs and 54 RBIs in 2011 and received a bump up from his […]