Jul 13, 2010, 5:13 PM EDT
Yankees fans remember The Boss
Jul 13, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT
Bud Selig just got done with his annual All-Star Game news conference. I don’t have a transcript yet, but enough reporters there on the scene are tweeting about it to give us a few gems: Selig said that it is still his plan is to retire after the 2012 season. Which he has to reiterate,…
Jul 13, 2010, 4:09 PM EDT
Rosenthal and Morosi are reporting that the Red Sox and Royals have spoken within the past ten days about David Dejesus. Nothing has come of it yet — duh, he’s still on the Royals — but there are suggestions that the talk will continue. Hey, I love me Darnell McDonald as much as the next…
Jul 13, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT
George Steinbrenner was a titanic figure in baseball history. He was also a sonofabitch. Let’s hear about all of it.
Jul 13, 2010, 2:14 PM EDT
Anthony Castrovince is one of MLB.com’s best. He’s a good reporter and, unlike some of the other people over there, he doesn’t give off the impression that he’s overly cozy with the team he covers, the Cleveland Indians. He’s a straight shooter, as likely to see things from the player’s perspective as he is the…
Jul 13, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT
Well, he was interviewed, anyway. His story — which you can read here — is that he was just trying to protect his kid from the foul ball raining down from the sky. Some of you took that position when it happened. As a father I kind of doubted it — your first impulse is…
Jul 13, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT
The way I see it, you have a choice: you can watch the All-Star Game and make wisecracks to yourself tonight, or you can watch the All-Star Game and make wisecracks to a group of like-minded people. No contest, really, which is why you should show up here tonight for HardballTalk’s All-Star Game Live Chat.…
Jul 13, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT
You may have hated him while he ran the Yankees, but what would you have given for your team’s owner to be as passionate and committed to winning as Steinbrenner was?
Jul 13, 2010, 12:12 PM EDT
Corey Hart fizzled in the second round of the Home Run Derby last night, but he’s still sizzling as a trade commodity. Today John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants — who we’ve known are interested for a while now — the Rays and the Padres are all interested in the…
Jul 13, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT
The Boss had a few things to say in his life.
Jul 13, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT
Adam Dunn was really enthused about signing a contract extension with the Nats earlier this year, but that enthusiasm has waned, Buster Olney reports, as the Nats have been less eager and trade speculation has risen. On that count, Nats’ GM Mike Rizzo has said that it would take “an extraordinary deal” to trade Dunn.…
Jul 13, 2010, 10:28 AM EDT
Look out, boys: Baseball Valhalla is about to get interesting.
Jul 13, 2010, 9:47 AM EDT
UPDATE: The Daily News is reporting that George Steinbrenner has died. He was 80. We’ll be writing more about this shortly. In the meantime, thoughts and prayers to the Steinbrenner family, Yankees fans and, let’s face it, baseball fans everywhere. 9:25 A.M.: WABC in New York is now reporting that Steinbrenner had a “massive heart…
Jul 13, 2010, 9:16 AM EDT
Yesterday Tom Haudricourt said that, after his conversation with Scott Boras, he was never more convinced that Prince Fielder was going to leave Milwaukee via free agency. Today we have the article explaining why, and it comes down to two words: Mark Teixeira. The quotes are all Boras: “When you have a player that performs…
Jul 13, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT
Of course they are.
Jul 13, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT
If delusion is a performance enhancing drug, David Ortiz’s Home Run Derby championship is explained.
Jul 13, 2010, 5:00 AM EDT
Note: due to the All-Star break, we now bring you a special “Classic” version of “And That Happened.” The following originally ran on July 13, 1969
Jul 12, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT
Warning: even my Charlie Manuel-to-grifter translator was no match for this one.
Jul 12, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT
When Boras starts citing “rare commodities,” hold on to your wallet.
Jul 12, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT
I’ve reported a bit of bad news regarding the Rangers sale over the past year, and when I did I was always surprised to read the hostile reactions of Rangers fans on various Rangers blogs. Hostility directed at me directly, not at the news. Killing the messenger is always tiresome, you know? But at least…
Jul 12, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT
MLB.com’s Bill Ladson reports that the Nats haven’t spoken with Bryce Harper yet about a contract. Harper was drafted on June 7th. The deadline to sign him or lose him is August 15th. No one should be particularly concerned about this, however, because as everyone knows, Scott Boras is the agent, and as everyone who…
Jul 12, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT
Is it too early for some winter hot stove? Nah, never too early. Ken Rosenthal has a new column up, and it’s got all kinds of random things in it. The thing that caught my eye was his discussion of the Angels’ potential moves this summer, which might include going after a first baseman. They…
Jul 12, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT
Because they have some of the easiest second-half schedules among contenders. That according to Buster Oleny who breaks it all down in his latest column. Really the Reds and Cardinals have the easiest schedules left, but considering they’re competing with each other for the NL Central title, the cake schedule doesn’t really give either of…
Jul 12, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT
I moan about the All-Star Game every year. Please tell me if I’m off base.
Jul 12, 2010, 3:12 PM EDT
Our own Tiffany Simons interviews Brandon Phillips. And Brandon Phillips seems excited about it.
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