A lot of chatter about Adam Dunn today, as the D-Backs’ decision not to offer him arbitration has made him a more attractive target. Ken Rosenthal says that the market for Dunn is “shaping up” and includes the Braves, Mariners and Nationals. Over at ESPN Jerry Crasnick, in the course of his offseason breakdown of […]
Here’s a transcript of an interview with Josh Hamilton on the Rangers’ website. Almost all fluff and a heaping helping of Hamilton’s religious stuff if you’re into that kind of thing, but this caught my eye: Hey Josh, How did it feel to hit 28 home runs in the home run derby? Question submitted by: […]
Parents are getting suckered into, er, I mean are exhibiting prudent foresight in gene-testing their toddlers to determine the sport for which they are best suited: In the overheated world of youth sports, it’s come to this: a gene test that claims to predict whether a child is more likely to become an endurance athlete […]
Rob Neyer throws cold water all over the notion of Derek Jeter one day moving to second base, and I’m right behind him in the fire brigade. Jeter has a good arm and no range. That’s exactly the opposite of your typical second baseman profile, isn’t it? But what do you do with the Captain? […]
The NYT’s Ben Shpigel took a tour of Citi Field, and comes away pretty impressed. This passage is telling, though: Before and during construction, Wilpon visited several of the newer ballparks around the majors because he wanted to see which elements to incorporate. He said PNC Park was his favorite and considered Citi Field a […]
A Tuck! A Borawski! A Carty! A Brattain! Panama! John Brattain makes Tim Raines’ case for Cooperstown by way of comparison to Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice, and Lou Brock. There will be much more on Rock later in the week, so think of this as an amuse-bouche. Deep thought: if Raines had played 12 seasons […]
Yankees fans get a bad rap. Yeah, there are some crazy ones that get a lot of attention, and the New York media doesn’t help matters, but generally speaking, if you know a Yankees fan, you know someone who is very knowledgeable and passionate about baseball. More importantly, you know someone who, no matter how […]
The Giants may not understand the law of supply and demand when it comes to thirtysomething middle infielders, but they do get it when it comes to ticket pricing: Next season, San Francisco Giants fans buying single-game tickets for an April game against Milwaukee might pay half as much as they would for a weekend […]
Now that A’s owner Lew Wolff has, at least for now, shelved the idea of building his new ballpark village and just wants a park, he’s getting flexible about the location: Here’s a possible game changer – the Oakland A’s will sit down this week with BART officials to discuss moving the team’s proposed Fremont […]
Since I usually wake up at 5:30 AM, I am pretty whipped by, oh, 8 PM. As a result, I really couldn’t process all of the moving parts of the Javier Vazquez-to- Atlanta deal last night, and I still probably need a couple cups of coffee to think about it this morning. I do have […]
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