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Vladimir Guerrero

  1. Appreciating the free-swinging excellence of Vlad Guerrero

    Sep 17, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Not too long ago, I was working on a project that (sadly) never quite got off the ground — it was a project to explore why we still love sports. Here we are surrounded by the horror of concussions and NCAA hypocrisy and PED use and countless other unsavory things … but we still love…

  2. Vladimir Guerrero announces his retirement

    Sep 14, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

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    This hardly comes as a big surprise at this point, but Vladimir Guerrero told Hector Gomez of Dominican Republic newspaper Listin Diario (link in Spanish) that he has retired from baseball at the age of 38. “I decided to announce my retirement because I want to spend more time with my family,” said Guerrero (translated from…

  3. ICYMI, Edwin Encarnacion is superb

    Aug 24, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion

    The Blue Jays are just going through the paces right now. Absent Jose Bautista, they’ve lost seven in a row and fallen to 57-73 on the season. The year’s most disappointing team, they have nothing left to play for. Just don’t tell Edwin Encarnacion that. He’s homered three times during the current seven-game losing streak.…

  4. Miguel Cabrera notches 10th straight 100-RBI season

    Aug 7, 2013, 12:42 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera collected his 100th RBI in Tuesday’s win over the Indians, making him the 17th player in big-league history to reach the century mark 10 times in his career. Cabrera has done it in every one of his full seasons as a major leaguer. Here are all the players with 10 or more 100-RBI…

  5. Adam Dunn ties Billy Williams with 426th career home run

    Jun 23, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn AP

    Adam Dunn, for the most part, would like to forget the past three years. Since signing a four-year, $56 million contract with the White Sox after the 2010 season, he has posted a paltry .707 OPS over 1,427 plate appearances. His 2011 season, in which he posted a .569 OPS, was one of the worst…

  6. Dontrelle Willis joins Vladimir Guerrero on Long Island Ducks

    Apr 5, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Baltimore Orioles

    Dontrelle Willis and Vladimir Guerrero are going to be teammates. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Willlis, who was released by the Cubs at the end of spring training, has signed with the independent league Long Island Ducks, who also announced a deal with Vladimir Guerrero this morning. Hard to say who has a better…

  7. Vladimir Guerrero signs with the Long Island Ducks

    Apr 4, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Detroit Tigers

    Vlad is back. Well, sort of. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, nine-time All-Star Vladimir Guerrero has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League. Guerrero, 38, hasn’t played in the majors since 2011 when he batted .290/.317/.416 with 13 home runs and a .733 OPS with the Orioles. He signed a…

  8. The Yasiel Puig excitement is palpable … but

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Call this a deep thought. And it’s even one I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, so it’s a recycled deep thought. But given how the heat around Yasiel Puig is rising, I feel like it’s still timely. Puig, the Dodgers’ young Cuban import, has been hitting the friggin’ cover off the ball this spring.…

  9. Vladimir Guerrero is attempting a comeback at age 38

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    World Series Rangers Giants Baseball

    Vladimir Guerrero has been unemployed since the Blue Jays released him from their Triple-A team in June, but the former MVP is attempting a comeback. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Guerrero is looking to sign with an MLB team and would be willing to accept a minor-league contract. Guerrero played a dozen games in…

  10. Vladimir Guerrero to play winter ball for Licey

    Oct 29, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Vladimir Guerrero, who sat out most of the 2012 season after not finding any offers to his liking in free agency, will play winter ball in his native Dominican Republic. The popular Licey Tigers announced that he’d join the team on Nov. 4. Guerrero signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays in May,…

  11. Mike Trout becomes youngest member of 30/30 club

    Sep 30, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    At the tender age of 21, Mike Trout became the youngest member of the 30 HR/30 SB club when he hit his 30th home run Sunday off the Rangers’ Yu Darvish. Trout’s 30-30 season is the 60th in major league history. 37 different players had combined on the previous 59. The youngest to do it…

  12. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ben Sheets

    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  13. Mike Trout is first rookie with 25 HR, 40 SB

    Aug 29, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    In going deep again Tuesday night, Mike Trout became the 33rd player ever and first rookie to hit 25 homers and steal 40 bases in a season. Trout, who just turned 21 this month, is also the youngest to accomplish the feat. Trout is one of 10 players with 25 HR-40 SB seasons since 2000: Vladimir Guerrero…

  14. Miguel Cabrera is first this year to reach 100 RBI

    Aug 15, 2012, 12:20 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Tied with Josh Hamilton for the major league lead at 99 before tonight’s action, Miguel Cabrera struck first Tuesday, knocking in two runs in the Tigers’ 8-4 defeat of the Twins. Hamilton was held without an RBI as the Rangers were shutout by the Yankees. Still just 29 years old, Cabrera now has nine 100-RBI…

  15. Vladimir Guerrero reports to Blue Jays, will work in minors

    May 16, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Vladimir Guerrero‘s comeback is officially underway, as the former MVP reported to the Blue Jays’ minor-league complex in Florida yesterday after signing a minor-league contract last week. When asked how Guerrero fits into the Blue Jays’ plans general manager Alex Anthopoulos made it very clear that they view the 37-year-old as a low-cost flier who…

  16. Blue Jays GM on signing Vladimir Guerrero: “I have no idea how he’s going to perform”

    May 11, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    After failing to find a big-league job Vladimir Guerrero agreed to a minor-league contract with Toronto yesterday, but the Blue Jays’ plans for the 37-year-old former MVP are unclear. In fact, general manager Alex Anthopoulos basically told reporters that Guerrero isn’t even in their plans: This isn’t someone right now that we’re prepared to say…

  17. Blue Jays sign Vladimir Guerrero to minor-league deal

    May 10, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Vladimir Guerrero recently asked for and received tryouts with the Indians and Diamondbacks, but neither team decided to sign him. However, the 37-year-old former MVP has finally found a taker: Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Guerrero has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays that will be worth a prorated share of…

  18. Diamondbacks unsure on Vladimir Guerrero after tryout

    May 2, 2012, 8:06 PM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks held a workout for free agent Vladimir Guerrero on Monday in the Dominican. It’s Tuesday night and they haven’t announced a deal, so the safe guess is Arizona isn’t interested. And while GM Kevin Towers didn’t completely rule the whole thing out Wednesday in a conversation with the Arizona Republic‘s Nick Piecoro, he did…

  19. Vladimir Guerrero is getting a tryout with the Diamondbacks

    Apr 30, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Charges against Vladimir Guerrero were apparently dropped after a police officer in the Dominican Republic accused the former MVP of assault earlier this month and now the Diamondbacks are giving him a tryout. General manager Kevin Towers broke that news while appearing on the team’s television broadcast yesterday, although he indicated pretty strongly that there’s…

  20. UPDATE: Vlad Guerrero in police custody following a bar brawl in the Dominican Republic

    Apr 10, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop. Vlad Guerrero’s hands are idle for the first time during the baseball season in about 20 years, and if you believe the Dominican National Police, he was putting them to poor use last night. Assuming this translation is close to accurate, it sounds like he assaulted a police officer:…

  21. Vladimir Guerrero requested that workout with the Indians

    Mar 27, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reported yesterday that Vladimir Guerrero worked out for the Indians in the Dominican Republic and “there seems to be genuine interest from the Indians.” However, today Indians general manager Chris Antonetti threw cold water on the story by saying that Guerrero is the one who requested the workout and indicating…

  22. Vladimir Guerrero works out for Indians in Dominican Republic

    Mar 26, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Still looking for a job in late March, Vladimir Guerrero worked out for Indians scouts at the club’s academy in the Dominican Republic, sources told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. The source said “there seems to be a genuine interest by the Indians.” Of course, Cleveland is already locked into a pure DH in Travis…

  23. Royals demote projected second baseman Johnny Giavotella

    Mar 25, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

    Johnny Giavotella

    24-year-old Johnny Giavotella was expected to be the Royals’ second baseman and No. 2 hitter this season. After 44 at-bats this spring in which he hit .250/.267/.318, he’s on his way back to Triple-A. The Royals demoted the New Orleans product on Sunday, opting instead to go with Chris Getz and Yuniesky Betancourt as their…

  24. Without MLB offers Vladimir Guerrero “will explore Japan”

    Mar 19, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Vladimir Guerrero remains unsigned and wasn’t even linked to many teams all offseason, but his agent told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com that the 37-year-old plans to play somewhere this season and may turn to Japan if he doesn’t get any MLB offers. Fernando Cuza indicated to Heyman that Guerrero will wait around for the phone…

  25. Top 111 Free Agents: the post-Prince Fielder update

    Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    In light of the Prince Fielder signing, here’s an updated look at how this year’s top 111 free agents have fared. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers): Tigers – 9 years, $214 million 3. Jose Reyes (Mets): Marlins – 6 years, $106 million 4. C.J. Wilson (Rangers):…

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