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Archive for December, 2011
As the Hot Stove season continues through Christmas time, I thought it would be interesting to look back at the best 1-year rentals in history. Namely, players who, whether by free agency or, more likely, trade, ended up on a different team for one season – before ultimately peacing out at season’s end (usually via [...]
Well done, Mr. Mozeliak.
Padres GM Josh Byrnes has made quite the splash today, trading 24 year-old starting pitcher Mat Latos to the Reds for:
Edison Volquez (RHP)
Yonder Alonso (1B)
Brad Boxberger (RHP)
Yasmani Grandal (C)
Alonso, 24, has been named a top-100 prospect in each of the past three seasons. With 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto firmly entrenched at first base, Alonso [...]
Both ESPN’s Outside the Lines and columnist Ben Badler of Baseball America are reporting 2011 National League MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs.
ESPN’s report states that Braun was tested sometime during the National League playoffs and was notified of the positive result towards the end of October, almost a month before [...]
The game’s best player has finally made his decision and has elected to take his talents to South…ern California.
The deal is rumored to be between 250 and 260 million dollars for 10 years with a full no-trade.
Because of the legacy and establishment that Albert Pujols had built up in St. Louis, the rumor was that [...]
It’s finally happened.
Thirty-seven years after playing his last game, Ron Santo is a Hall of Famer.
I’m so disgusted I want to puke.
Not at the result, mind you.
While I’m on record as not being a supporter of Santo’s worthiness, but the process involved, especially the Hall of Fame in general and the Veteran’s Committee in particular.