While the whole baseball world will be watching Game 7 of the World Series, Cubs fans will be hoping that the reports from multiple sources that Joe Madden will become the next manager of the Cubs are true. Continue reading
It’s hard to believe another MLB season has come and gone and now it is time to crown a new world champion. It seems like just yesterday I was anxiously counting the cold February and March days, waiting for the new season to start. Continue reading
Yesterday, as the San Francisco Giants celebrated a hard fought victory over the Kansas City Royals, the other 31 teams watched with one thought in mind: How can that be us next year? As soon as the ball landed in Pablo Sandoval’s’ glove, a period of planning and renewed hope known as “the offseason” was nigh. Once again, every team is on the same pedestal, every team has the opportunity to improve themselves and make themselves into a contender, every team…. has hope. Continue reading
Hunter Pence seems like a dynomite guy. So I don’t think this was the sexist jock putting the little lady in her place. This was just a guy going, “What?” When Erin Andrews intimated that the Hunter Pence gave the pregame speech and that the theme was “We have nothing to fear”, she clearly misspoke. In a manner befitting of a gentleman, the Giant outfielder corrected her. He then apologized for correcting her. Why would the two time champions be afraid of a team that hasn’t been to the playoffs since 1985? Both sexes hate being criticized. Continue reading
Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner can do just about everything in the 2014 playoffs. Bumgarner did not get a game 7 start against the Royals on Wednesday night, yet he was still the best pitcher to step foot on the field based on performance. Continue reading
On Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants won their third World Series championship in the past five years. A big part of that impressive run has been Madison Bumgarner, who basically took the Giants’ pitching staff on his back, willing them to two WS wins as well as a dominant five-inning save in the decisive Game 7. Continue reading
The Major League Baseball season is over. We have witnessed some good and bad moments. Arguably one of the greatest postseasons of all time capped off with one of the greatest postseason pitching performances of all time.
I remember back in 2010 when the Texas Rangers made it to the World Series for the 1st time in franchise history. Led by Ron Washington and company, the Rangers turned things around and were playing good baseball. Many things went right for the Rangers as they hit homers led by Hamilton and Cruz, pitching performances by Cliff Lee and Colby Lewis were impressive, but it was the clubhouse chemistry that overshadowed it all. Remember the Claw and Antlers the Rangers flashed for big hits and speed on the bases? That team had fun and enjoyed playing the game with each other. Continue reading
The Giants have once again claimed the World Championship of baseball for the third time in the last five years. But why the Giants? What makes them so special? Well lets go through the list shall we. Continue reading
Baseball is over for the time being, and now, the offseason is upon us. Teams are making their lists and checking it twice, picking up options and rolling the dice. The past few offseasons have been extremely exciting, and I have the utmost faith the 2014-15 offseason will be just as fun. Continue reading
Pitching…hot topic for everyone in Boston. Our rotation sort of disentegrated and we went into survival mode with the batting by grabbing Cespedes from Oakland…in exchange for Jon Lester. Bostons hero of sorts.
It was simply one of the greatest pitching performances in World Series history. The accolades will keep pouring in until he throws another pitch. MadisonBumgarner baffled the Royals In game two,four, and five innings of game seven. He delivered the ball with a crossfire motion that looked like he was literally whipping the ball to home plate. It was Bumgarner who would foil any hopes of the Royals bringing a title back to Kansas City. The numbers were just as impressive 2-0, 1 save, 0.43 ERA. Continue reading
In today’s edition of “Wild, Crazy Trade Rumors”, another player has been linked to the Chicago Cubs. Reports out of Chicago indicate that the Chicago Cubs may have their eye on another big name position player to potentially sign this off-season.
Bruce Levine of CBS Sports Chicago reports that the Chicago Cubs (and the White Sox for that matter), are eyeing San Francisco Giant’s 3rd basement Pablo Sandoval as a potential off-season addition. Continue reading
The report of Maddon’s new job comes just days after he announced his departure from Tampa Bay, where he managed the Rays for 9 years. Maddon is apparently close to signing a huge deal with Chicago, one that will probably make him the highest-paid manager in the National League. Continue reading
Sadly, St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras died from a car crash in the Dominican Republic, along with his girlfriend. Taveras’ agent confirmed the reports. Taveras, an outfielder, was one of the, if not the best, prospects in baseball. This season, Taveras was playing in AAA with the Memphis Redbirds. He hit 0.318 with eight home runs and 49 RBI in 62 games. Taveras was called up to the majors on June 1st. In his second career at bat, Taveras recorded his first major league hit, a home run. Continue reading
For many, part of the healing with such a tragedy, is to get back to work and move forward. As much as Cardinals GM Joe Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny still mourn this great loss, they realize a new season awaits them. They will be addressing the bullpen; and, will give thought to their position players.
As has been in the news, the Cardinals exercised to option for pitcher John Lackey’s for 2015 which pertained to an unusual clause in his contract with the Boston Red Sox. If he missed a season due to injury, he would be compensated. Thus, the Cardinals secured the $500,000 option, to include a cost-of-living increase, and to keep Lackey out of free agency. The 36 year old is secured for the 2015 season and remain in the rotation. Continue reading
During his tenure as Commissioner, Mr. Selig implemented dramatic changes that grew revenue from approximately $1 billion to over $8 billion. You have the opportunity and capability to exceed that growth; however, this is a pivotal time in MLB history when the median age of fans and viewers is getting older, and younger viewers are losing patience and interest in the slow games and the drawn-out season. Continue reading