Results matching “Aaron Hill”
Nov 11, 2010, 12:48 PM EST
Minnesota has long been one of MLB’s most successful “small-market” or “small-payroll” teams, making the playoffs five times from 2002-2009 despite consistently ranking among the bottom third in money spent. In their final two Metrodome seasons–2008 and 2009–the Twins won 87 and 88 games, made it to the postseason once and narrowly missed a second…
Nov 2, 2010, 9:44 AM EST
Under a recent agreement, players no longer need to file for free agency. Rather, free agency-eligible players automatically became free agents as soon as the World Series ended. The MLBPA wasted absolutely no time last night telling us who those players are, issuing a press release while the Giants were still jumping around on the…
Oct 21, 2010, 12:24 AM EST
Juan Uribe surprisingly didn’t put up much of a fight in the bottom of the ninth inning when home plate umpire Wally Bell ruled that the 1-1 pitch from Roy Oswalt hit his bat handle and not his hand. Instead of taking his base Uribe just waited a couple pitches and hit the game-winning sacrifice…
Oct 16, 2010, 11:24 AM EST
We hinted at the possibility last night and the Giants just made it official: Barry Zito is not on the team’s roster for the NLCS against the Phillies, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Zito was also left off the roster for the NLDS against the Braves. Madison Bumgarner, who yielded…
Oct 6, 2010, 11:16 AM EST
Jim Edmonds said last week that he was “hopeful” about being ready for the playoffs after suffering an injury that was initially believed to be a torn achilles’ tendon, but that was never particularly likely and the Reds officially announced that he won’t be on the playoff roster. Cincinnati opted to give the final spot…
Sep 30, 2010, 5:54 AM EST
Two doubleheaders? A walkoff strikeout? Despite most of the games not mattering all that much, it was a pretty damn good day/night of baseball.
Sep 29, 2010, 9:51 PM EST
“Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.” Mark Twain wrote that. And now I’m stealing it to head up a blog post about baseball stats. That’s either really cliche or really stupid. Or both. Yeah, it’s both…
Sep 21, 2010, 5:45 AM EST
The Phillies extend their lead to four behind another great start from Cole Hamels. But really Phils fans: there are limits to how much you can taunt after beating Brandon Beachy.
Sep 9, 2010, 5:57 AM EST
The Padres add some cushion before their four-game series with the Giants.
Aug 19, 2010, 5:56 AM EST
The Yankees-Tigers game, starring Sean Penn, Esai Morales, Ally Sheedy and introducing Alan Ruck!
Aug 17, 2010, 6:00 PM EST
This is the second article in an eight-part series examining this winter’s free agents and looking at potential trade candidates and non-tenders. I’m also predicting contracts and destinations for the major free agents, but given that it’s August, those are to be taken with a grain of salt. Relief Pitchers Mariano Rivera (Yankees) – Even…
Aug 16, 2010, 3:00 PM EST
This is the first article in an eight-part series examining this winter’s free agents and looking at potential trade candidates and non-tenders. I’m also predicting contracts and destinations for the major free agents, but given that it’s August, those are to be taken with a grain of salt. Starting Pitchers Cliff Lee (Rangers) – The…
Aug 4, 2010, 6:18 AM EST
The worst part about Jeff Francoeur hitting the game-winning homer? The Atlanta papers will now start agitating for the Braves to somehow bring him back to the Braves.
Jul 23, 2010, 5:57 AM EST
Five shutouts around baseball last night, one of which may be one of the final nails in the coffin of Jerry Manuel’s managerial career.
Jul 21, 2010, 6:10 AM EST
Year of the pitcher my butt. Runs came by the bushel last night.
Jul 20, 2010, 5:58 AM EST
Lots of soggy, steamy rain-delayed games. Lots of pitchers getting beat up. Methinks the dog days are upon us.
Jul 19, 2010, 5:10 AM EST
We’ve seen bad calls this year and we’ve seen umpires getting all up in players’ faces. Phil Cuzzi manages both in a single inning.
Jul 13, 2010, 5:00 AM EST
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 9, 2010, 3:58 PM EST
Since the All-Star rosters were announced Sunday people have been arguing about who should and shouldn’t have made the team, with the focus often being on the biggest snubs. But who are the biggest All-Star snubs, in terms of never being picked for an entire career? Baseball-Reference.com recently added that sorting feature to its amazing…
Jul 9, 2010, 5:37 AM EST
Today, we are all Clevelanders.
Jul 7, 2010, 5:20 PM EST
That’s Ken Rosenthal’s assessment, and it’s not a bad one. His thinking: (a) interim GM Jerry Dipoto can’t be expected to have been handed the reins to do a full-blown fire sale mere weeks after taking over for Josh Byrnes; and (b) the Diamondbacks really don’t have a need to slash payroll given that Brandon…
Jul 2, 2010, 6:13 AM EST
Canada Day and the Blue Jays played a road game and Jason Bay was benched. I spit in your poutine, Major League Baseball.
Jul 1, 2010, 5:47 AM EST
There’s a Roger Miller reference in here someplace, but I link to Asleep at the Wheel’s version, because the video quality was higher.
Jun 29, 2010, 10:23 AM EST
OK, it’s a little late this morning, but I smelled it and it’s still drinkable . . .
Jun 28, 2010, 3:15 PM EST
The Yankees (and Jeter’s hand in that pic) are on top. The Pirates (and Cano’s hand in that pic) are on the bottom. Who’s in between?
- Roy Halladay is retiring 53
- Tony La Russa Bobby Cox, Joe Torre all unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame 43
- Tony Blengino says recent report on Seattle front office is “just the tip of the iceberg” 60
- Rakuten Golden Eagles appear likely to allow Masahiro Tanaka’s departure to MLB 49
- 2013 Winter Meetings Preview 23
- Robinson Cano agrees to $240 million deal with Mariners (260)
- Yankees agree to seven-year, $153M contract with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (160)
- Report: Mariners willing to offer Robinson Cano a 10-year, $240 million deal (143)
- Report: Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal with Carlos Beltran (125)
- Brett Gardner is drawing “significant” trade interest (112)