That’s the rumor, anyway: The Braves already have made moves to augment their rotation, calling up super prospect Tommy Hanson to make his major league debut on Sunday, after summoning Kris Medlen last month. But Atlanta might not be done adding pitching. Atlanta is one of the teams in conversation with the Boston Red Sox […]
Don’t yell at me. I’m just repeatin’ the headline. Man, if even He’s only two thirds of the way there, maybe Randy Johnson will be the last guy to win 300 games. (thanks to reader Ralph D. for the link)
According to Tom, this is how it went down: Glavine said that he had expected all along to playing in Atlanta this weekend following a rehab schedule in the minors. “I would pitch the simulated game that I pitched at Turner Field, I would then pitch a 3- or 4-inning stint in Gwinnett, followed by […]
Most of the commentariat is still wondering what’s wrong with Papi. Sox fan Russ Smith is on to the next question: The real question is how Boston’s normally sober and calculating general manager Theo Epstein is going to negotiate Ortiz’s exit from Fenway Park. He’s in a real bind: when Epstein dispatched onetime Sox legend […]
Posnanksi has a big piece (not that he ever writes small ones) about trading draft picks. In it he cites yesterday’s Jayson Stark article approvingly, with a nod back at my comments about Stark. Two things: (1) Just to be clear, I don’t necessarily disagree with Stark’s overall “the draft it broken” argument. I think […]
I just sent a brief down to court that may or may not get me held in contempt. I don’t plan on going to jail today, but in the off chance I do, you can enjoy these posts until my bosses come up with my bail money: If want Vicente Padilla, you can have Vicente […]
The Ballpark at Arlington is not among the top-10 vegetarian ballparks. This is likely not an accident: After years of trying to find a consistent, high quality steak, [Nolan] Ryan finally decided that the only way he could guarantee beef that was tender and good every time was to start his own brand. He gathered […]
I’m not a fan of opera, but if you put a gun to my head and make me watch “Tosca,” I’d prefer to do it this way: While all the Opera House performances require tickets ranging from $15 to $290, the performance scheduled for simulcast at 8 tonight from the Opera House to the AT&T […]
Stories like these are one of the best things about baseball.
I’m not going to say that I’ve stretched myself a bit thin recently, but I had forgotten that I wrote a book review for the New York Post a week or two ago. In fact, I hadn’t even realized that it had been published this past Sunday until I happened to run into it while […]
Giants 5, Nationals 1: 300. My first memory of The Big Unit was watching him on TV as he pitched against the Braves on May 7, 1989. He was gangley and ineffective that afternoon, going four innings and giving up six runs and walking six guys on the second worst offense in the National League. […]
Rules for success from PITCHf/x: Paint the corners, don’t hang the breaking balls and fire the high heater.
In his debut article for The Hardball Times, Bruce Markusen examines the case of two-time draft king Danny Goodwin and what it could mean for potential No. 1 overall pick Steve Strasburg.
This week, Richard gives every day its due, looking back at a piece of history from every day, spanning the years to bring the interesting historical events of May 31 through June 6.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Roster Doctor.
Sixteen possible pick-ups for fantasy leaguers.
J.J. Putz was first demoted out of his setup role and now appears headed for surgery as his arm is still bothering him.