Skip to content
  1. World Series Game 6 Live Chat: Rangers vs. Cardinals

    Oct 27, 2011, 7:45 PM EST

    Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals - Game 1

    For the Rangers, this one’s for the all the marbles. They’re just one victory away from the first World Series title in the 51-year history of the franchise. For the Cardinals, a win means survival. It means a Game 7 on Friday night in downtown St. Louis. Chat with us from the evening’s first pitch…

  2. Stop bashing the Dodgers for “blaming” Bryan Stow for his injuries

    Oct 27, 2011, 6:51 PM EST

    lawsuit gavel

    There has been a minor uproar today since it was reported that the Dodgers, in the context of the civil suit arising out of the Bryan Stow beating, will ask the jury to assign percentages of the blame to the assailants, the Dodgers … and to Bryan Stow himself.  The tenor of the uproar:  “Oh…

  3. Red Sox, Yankees could make bids on Carlos Beltran

    Oct 27, 2011, 6:13 PM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants

    The Giants have already made it known that they want to bring outfielder Carlos Beltran back for the 2012 season. But they’re going to have some stiff competition for the 34-year-old impending free agent. Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York heard from sources on Thursday morning that the Yankees are planning to pursue Beltran this…

  4. World Series Game 6 lineups: Rangers vs. Cardinals

    Oct 27, 2011, 4:36 PM EST

    blank lineup card

    Here are the lineups for Game 6 of the Rangers-Cardinals series tonight: TEXAS RANGERS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 1. Rafael Furcal, SS 2. Elvis Andrus, SS 2. Skip Schumaker, CF 3. Josh Hamilton, LF 3. Albert Pujols, 1B 4. Michael Young, 1B 4. Lance Berkman, RF 5. Adrian Beltre, 3B 5. Matt…

  5. Padres prospect lied about age, identity for $1 million bonus

    Oct 27, 2011, 4:02 PM EST

    dominican republic flag-thumb-175x116-6120

    Three years ago 16-year-old Dominican middle infielder Alvaro Aristy signed with the Padres for $1 million as one of the top international prospects available that season. Since then he’s hit .169 while failing to advance beyond rookie-ball and now Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that Aristy’s real name is Jorge Leandro Guzman and his…

  6. Why not Derek Holland in Game 7?

    Oct 27, 2011, 2:50 PM EST

    Derek Holland

    Thursday’s rainout put manager Ron Washington in a tough spot for his Game 7 starter: should he go with the guy he lined up for the outing, Matt Harrison, or the pitcher who looked far better in his one go against the Cardinals so far, Derek Holland? Holland’s inconsistency is well noted. He finished tied…

  7. Hong-Chih Kuo has no plans to retire despite fifth surgery

    Oct 27, 2011, 2:19 PM EST

    kuo small

    Hong-Chih Kuo‘s agent told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that the injured left-hander has no plans to retire despite battling anxiety issues during the season and needing a fifth elbow surgery. Kuo is scheduled to go under the knife tomorrow, but the surgery is a relatively minor removal of “loose bodies” from his…

  8. 2011 Projection Review: Third basemen

    Oct 27, 2011, 1:51 PM EST

    jose bautista points getty

    What follows is a review of some of my 2011 projections for Rotoworld.com. I’m highlighting my preseason top five for each position and some other notables. Catchers First basemen Second basemen Third Basemen Preseason Top 5 Alex Rodriguez – Yankees – $33 – #1 Projection: .284/.383/.541, 37 HR, 101 R, 114 RBI, 10 SB in…

  9. Picture of the Day: Portrait of the GM as a young man

    Oct 27, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

    ben cherington kid

    Kevin Gray of the New Hampshire Union Leader wrote a good article about new Red Sox general manager (and New Hampshire native) Ben Cherington, including this picture of the GM attending his first game at Fenway Park as a 5-year-old in 1979:

  10. After the rain: Lewis and Garcia set for Game 6 pitchers’ duel

    Oct 27, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

    Tarp covers the infield at Bush Stadium after Major League Baseball cancelled Game 6 in St. Louis

    Last night’s rainout in St. Louis could dramatically change the pitching plans for Game 7, but the Cardinals will have to get there first by winning tonight’s Colby Lewis-Jaime Garcia matchup. They faced off in Game 2, combining for 13.2 innings of one-run ball. Garcia exited after seven shutout innings with a 1-0 lead, but…

  11. McCourt, MLB talking settlement, sale of team

    Oct 27, 2011, 12:03 PM EST

    File photo of Frank McCourt leaving Stanley Mosk Courthouse after testifying during his divorce trial in Los Angeles

    Yesterday we learned that the Dodgers trial set for Monday has been postponed for a month. Today Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times reports why that is: The Dodgers’ bankruptcy trial has been postponed for one month so Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball can explore a possible settlement under which McCourt would agree to sell the team,…

  12. Brian Cashman’s new deal with Yankees “just about” done

    Oct 27, 2011, 11:51 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    There was never much doubt about general manager Brian Cashman agreeing to a new contract with the Yankees and it sounds like the two sides could reach an agreement very soon. Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that negotiations for a new deal are “just about” complete and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com…

  13. Did an MLB agent use a porn star to recruit clients?

    Oct 27, 2011, 11:33 AM EST

    Bibi Jones

    And you thought Scott Boras was the only agent who played hardball.  Business Insider has a story that makes his client-luring techniques seem like tiddly winks.  Fasten your seat belts. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride: Porn star Bibi Jones says an MLB agent would bring her out to recruit potential clients after Arizona Diamondbacks games in 2010. Starting in…

  14. Yankees readying new contract offer for CC Sabathia

    Oct 27, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

    CC Sabathia

    After meeting in Florida this week to formulate a plan to keep CC Sabathia if/when he exercises the opt-out clause in his contract the Yankees have prepared a new contract offer for the 30-year-old left-hander. David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that they’ll make the proposal to Sabathia and his agent before he…

  15. Scott Boras wants the Yankees to redo Robinson Cano’s contract. Good luck with that.

    Oct 27, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Boras sulking

    George A. King III of the New York Post reports that Scott Boras attempted to contact Yankees general manager Brian Cashman about redoing Robinson Cano‘s contract. A contract that currently calls for $14 million in 2012 and $15 million in 2013, both club options.  Boras told the Post that Cashman hasn’t returned his call. And…

  16. Mariners keep manager Eric Wedge and entire coaching staff

    Oct 27, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

    Eric Wedge, Paul Emmel

    Eric Wedge went 67-95 in his first season as Seattle’s manager, but the Mariners announced last night that he’ll be back in 2012 along with his entire coaching staff. In a statement released to the media general manager Jack Zduriencik called them “a group of hard-working professionals.” Greg Johns of MLB.com notes that this is…

  17. Cardinals exercise 2012, 2013 options on Adam Wainwright

    Oct 27, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    Adam Wainwright

    General manager John Mozeliak said last month that the Cardinals planned to exercise their 2012 and 2013 options on rehabbing right-hander Adam Wainwright and now they’ve made things official. Wainwright, who missed the entire season following Tommy John elbow surgery during spring training, will earn $9 million in 2012 and $12 million in 2013. That…

  18. Fifteen potential Red Sox managers

    Oct 27, 2011, 9:47 AM EST

    Jerry Manuel

    I know this much: we won’t know who the next manager of the Red Sox is until the Red Sox hire someone. I know that probably blew your mind a little bit when I told you that, but it’s true. Still, it’s fun to speculate and handicap the candidates, and today Gordon Edes does that,…

  19. The Marlins have not asked Hanley Ramirez to switch positions

    Oct 27, 2011, 9:17 AM EST

    Hanley Ramirez

    Ozzie Guillen’s suggestions of a Hanley Ramirez position-switch to the contrary, a representative for Ramirez told the Palm Beach Post yesterday that no one with the team has said a thing to his client about it: Ramirez was surprised about reports last week that suggested Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen had not ruled out the idea…

  20. Joe Maddon: banning beer in the clubhouse is “asinine”

    Oct 27, 2011, 8:44 AM EST

    Joe Maddon

    Joe Maddon was on WEEI and brought some righteous noise with respect to the whole beer in the clubhouse thing. He correctly noted — as we noted before — that baseball’s interest in potentially banning alcohol in clubhouses is a knee-jerk, P.R.-driven thing, not an idea that anyone thought of beforehand, nor would they.  He…

Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Vogelsong (6042)
  2. J. Shields (5165)
  3. I. Suzuki (4195)
  4. J. Papelbon (4124)
  5. J. Gomes (3930)
  1. J. Santana (3405)
  2. D. Fowler (3395)
  3. J. Profar (3236)
  4. M. Scherzer (2808)
  5. G. Soto (2793)