Jul 10, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT
A tough, tough break for the Cardinals and Yadier Molina.
Jul 10, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT
Death. Taxes. The Red Sox throwing a guy under the bus as he leaves the team.
Jun 26, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT
Come for the data, stay for the hilarious A.J. Pierzynski anecdote.
Jun 11, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
One side effect of the Twins signing Kendrys Morales to be their everyday designated hitter is that it pushed Josmil Pinto out of the lineup and, it turns out, back to the minors.
May 31, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT
Rays outfielder Wil Myers injured his wrist in a collision with teammate Desmond Jennings last night.
May 29, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT
David Ortiz has been scratched from the Red Sox’s lineup tonight because of a sore right calf, causing manager John Farrell to adjust his original lineup that was posted in the clubhouse.
May 26, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT
The Red Sox dug out of an early hole this afternoon to snap their 10-game losing streak.
May 24, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT
The Red Sox are going to be short-handed as they attempt to snap their eight-game losing streak.
Apr 26, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
He still probably performed better than the guy calling the balls and strikes.
Apr 17, 2014, 2:21 AM EDT
Notes from a wild game in Chicago.
Apr 8, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT
The A’s remind me of someone. And a couple of rainouts remind me of my favorite movie ever.
Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…
Mar 17, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said yesterday that Tyler Flowers will begin the season as the team’s starting catcher “unless something drastically changes.” Josh Phegly, Hector Gimenez, and Rule 5 pick Adrian Nieto are the other options, so it’s not as if Flowers had stiff competition for the gig, but he’s coming off a miserable…
Feb 26, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. First up: The Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Were the bold moves bold enough? The past two offseasons seasons saw the division…
Feb 22, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT
According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Rangers catcher Geovany Soto will be sidelined for three weeks after he underwent surgery this morning to remove a small bone that was putting pressure on a tendon in his left foot. Despite the surgery, the Rangers still expect Soto to be ready for Opening Day.…
Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT
Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…
Dec 8, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Greetings from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, deep in the dark recesses of the happiest place on Earth. I have been down here with my children since last Tuesday, doing battle with a mouse. The mouse is a worthy adversary. Much respect for him and his hyper-efficiency at separating…
Dec 6, 2013, 12:13 AM EDT
The Rangers are zeroing in on catching help on the heels of A.J. Pierzynski leaving Texas for a one-year deal with the World Series champion Red Sox. While Kurt Suzuki was mentioned as a possibility earlier this week, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and J.P. Arencibia are “progressing” toward a deal. Arencibia…
Dec 3, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT
Despite his remarkable consistency and durability, A.J. Pierzynski was unable to secure a multiyear deal again this winter. After spending 2013 with the Rangers, he’s joining the Red Sox on another one-year pact. Working against Pierzynski is his age and throwing arm. Pierzynski turns 37 later this month, and he’s never been great at gunning…
Dec 3, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT
Texas quickly re-signed Geovany Soto knowing that A.J. Pierzynski was likely a goner via free agency and now T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are targeting Kurt Suzuki to pair with Soto behind the plate. Soto and Suzuki are both right-handed hitters, so it’s not an ideal pairing, but Suzuki has always had…
Dec 3, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT
UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that Pierzynski’s one-year deal is worth $8.25 million. 8:57 a.m. ET: Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that Pierzysnki will get a one-year deal. He’ll essentially function as a stopgap option with the Red Sox, as prospects Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart aren’t too far away from the big leagues. 8:23 a.m.…
Dec 1, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT
Joe Mauer is officially moving to first base next season and the Twins aren’t quite sold that Josmil Pinto is ready to be an everyday catcher, so the goal is to bring in a new backstop this winter. And the wheels have already been put into motion. According to beat writer LaVelle E. Neal III…
Nov 23, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT
It’s the catcher market that has moved the most quickly in free agency this winter, with Brian McCann becoming the first elite free agent to come to terms, agreeing to a five-year, $85 million deal with the Yankees on Saturday. The other catcher deals: Carlos Ruiz – Phillies (three years, $26 million) Geovany Soto –…
Nov 12, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT
Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies made an offer to Carlos Ruiz some time in the past 48 hours. This was not unexpected given what Renck reported yesterday (and earlier) of the Rockies’ clear interest in Ruiz. There is a lot going on in the free agent catching market, what with…
Nov 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT
Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Phillies are making A.J. Pierzynski their top target if they can’t reach a deal with Carlos Ruiz. Which isn’t going to make a ton of Phillies fans happy given how popular Ruiz is and how polarizing a figure Pierzynski is. Still, he’s not horrible as fallback options go. Pierzynski…
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