We’re in the middle of August, and the NL race is still close, despite the divisions opening up a bit. Oakland and Anaheim continue to hold sway in the AL, but look out for Baltimore and Kansas City all of a sudden. Detroit and San Francisco are among the better teams falling off, while the likes of Pittsburgh are working their way up. The waiver wire could also provide some interesting roster moves in the final month and a half, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, August 12, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18 »
Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB Playoffs, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals
The never-ending scandal surrounding the Major League Baseball(MLB) and illegal use of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and other steroids has once again resurfaced.
Charge the mound: As recently as Tuesday morning, several less known but key players who were target of a massive federal investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration were charged with federal drug conspiracy. The most notable being Anthony Bosch, the former owner of Biogenesis, who was responsible for supplying numerous professional athletes with Performance Enhancing Drugs(PEDs). Bosch pled not guilty to the charge, and received a $100,000 bond as a result. Bosch could potentially face up to 10 years in prison, but will likely not serve that much if he is found guilty and comes to some sort of plea agreement with the U.S. Attorneys. Continue reading More Biogenesis Suspensions Likely: What Will Happen Next? »
Tags: Biogenesis, Steroids
The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and many teams made big moves hoping to get into contention. David Price went to Detroit from Tampa, and Boston cleared way to bring the entire Pawtucket rotation up to the majors. With plenty of races still awfully close, it’ll be interesting to see how all the new-look teams work out in the final two months of the season. With those new teams starting to stretch their legs, let’s see what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, August 5, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 17 »
Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB Playoffs, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals
The Boston Red Sox have traded John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals in return for first baseman-outfielder Allen Craig and right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly.
The Cardinals will also receive minor league pitcher Corey Littrell and cash considerations.
Craig has been with the Cardinals since the beginning of his career in 2006, and plays both first base and in the outfield. Between Craig and Yoenis Cespedes, who was acquired in the Jon Lester trade with the Oakland Athletics, the Red Sox now have much better outfield options. Over the 97 games this season, Craig has been hitting .237/.291/.346, though he has the potential to consistently bat .300 based on previous years’ performances. He made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 2010 and had All-Star game appearances in 2012 and 2013. Continue reading MLB Trade Deadline: Red Sox Trade John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for Allen Craig »
Tags: Allen Craig, Joe Kelly, John Lackey, Jon Lester, MLB Trade Deadline, Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals
A Nike Jordan Brand commercial, featuring Derek Jeter and a star-studded cast of his fans paying their respects for 20 years in a New York Yankees uniform, will run during today’s All-Star Game.
The commercial, which will air before Jeter’s at bat, is for Nike’s Jordan brand. Mike Jordan, Billy Crystal, Rudy Guliani, Jay-Z, Phil Jackson, Tiger Woods, among other athletes and celebrities all take their turn tipping their cap in “Re2pect” to Number 2.
Continue reading Nike Jordan Brand Commercial Pays Re2pect to Derek Jeter (Video) »
Tags: Boston Red Sox, Derek Jeter, Derek Jeter Nike ad, Jon Lester, Jordan brand, Michael Jordan, New York Yankees, Nike ad
The All-Star Break is here, and it’s still a chaotic time. The whole NL has gotten a whole lot closer. The AL West has the two best and two worst teams in baseball (including a tie between Arizona and Houston). Four divisions are led by no more than 1.5 games. Those teams looking for an edge in the playoff race have more incentive than ever to pull off a trade with a team in a selling mood. It’s an exciting time in the season, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, July 14: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15 »
Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB Playoffs, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals
A 26-year-old man is suing Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees, and ESPN New York for character defamation after cameras caught him slumped over, sleeping on April 13th 2014, at Yankee Stadium as the Bronx Bombers faced off against the Boston Red Sox.
Andrew Rector is seeking $10 million in the suit he filed in Bronx County Supreme Court. He says that ESPN commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk made fun of him, calling him “fatty, unintelligent and stupid.” Continue reading Sleepy Yankees Fan Sues MLB, ESPN for Defamation »
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