Mar 7, 2011, 3:43 PM EST
Buster Olney reports that Major League Baseball has let three executives go as a part of its restructuring of the Baseball Operations operation. The newly unemployed: Darryl Hamilton, Mike Port and Ed Burns.
Hamilton was an assistant to Bud Selig and the other two worked under Bob Watson. Now Joe Torre is in charge of baseball operations and you have to figure that these moves were made in conjunction with him coming on board. One also wonders if this had anything to do with the umpire meeting we discussed earlier. Or, even if the dismissals don’t, if the fact of Torre and new people coming online might change the way umpires are supervised and disciplined.
- Blue Jays sign Dayan Viciedo to a minor league deal 8
- Chris Sale will be sidelined for three weeks with foot fracture 11
- Aramis Ramirez says 2015 will be his last year 32
- Francisco Rodriguez re-signs with the Brewers 9
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended 305
- Pirates open to massive extension for Andrew McCutchen 18
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” 86
- Yankees don’t plan on having to pay A-Rod’s $30 million in home run milestone bonuses 52
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended (305)
- San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks (131)
- Brian Sabean says that California taxes are a hindrance to the Giants signing free agents (102)
- Ichiro is happy to be away from Joe Girardi (88)
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” (86)