It is the offseason and there isn’t much to write about these days. In honor of the reportby Sports Illustrated stating that the Mets and Citi Field has been awarded the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, here are some stats and rants about the “Midsummer Classic.”
Monthly Archive: January 2011
22 Days. That is how long the St. Louis Cardinals have to sign their superstar Albert Pujols to a contract extension. Pujols set the spring training deadline to get a new contract done, or else he will test free agency following the 2011 season. There has been talk around the baseball world that Pujols wants …
Last night, the MLB Network released its top 50 prospects. They have been pretty accurate on their projections, with 19 players on last year’s list graduating to the major this past season. That is good news for the Kansas City Royals who had the most prospects within the top 50, by far. Here is the …
It seems as if the Texas Rangers are doing anything and everything that they can to run Michael Young out of town. Young has a career .300 batting clip and has averaged 17 HRs and 87 RBIs a season in his eleven years with the Rangers. In those eleven years, Young has ranked in the …
The other day I was looking to see who won the MVP awards for certain years, and I made a typo into Google. I typed “MVVP”. I chuckled at the thought of searching for the Most Valuable Valuable Player, and continued what I was doing. It got me thinking, however, who is the Most Valuable …
Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated has reported that there is a lot of interest in the lefty relief pitcher, Brian Fuentes. It is belived that he will get a multi-year contract from whichever team that he signs with.
If the Twins do not resign Jim Thome, they will most likely use the money that they save to fill the bullpen or find a right handed bat who can play first base. Possible fits for the latter are Jorge Cantu and Troy Glaus.
Major league pitcher Kris Benson announced his retirement today. Benson pitched for five teams in his career (Pirates, Mets, Orioles, Rangers, and Diamondbacks).
Dan Uggla recently inked a 5 year/$62 million extension with the Braves. The contract now makes him the highest paid second basemen in Major League Baseball. His $12,400,000 annual salary narrowly edges Chase Utley’s $12,000,000 salary. I began to wonder if Uggla really is worth being the highest paid at his position. I ran some …
The Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has been released and has sparked some interesting debates across the baseball world. There are some controversial first-timers on the ballot, as well as some fading opportunities for some older players. I do not have a HOF vote, but this is what is going through my head seeing some …