2014 March 31
Mar 31, 2014, 11:12 PM EDT
Mike Trout doing Mike Trout things
Mar 31, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT
Rockies’ right-hander Tyler Chatwood is headed to the disabled list with a hamstring strain. Jordan Lyles will replace him.
Mar 31, 2014, 10:11 PM EDT
Jose Reyes’ hamstring strikes again.
Mar 31, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT
The Brewers have booted Jim Henderson from the closer role in favor of Francisco Rodriguez. At least for now.
Mar 31, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT
Vladimir Guerrero will sign a one-day contract to retire with the Angels.
Mar 31, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT
Three Marines were attacked and stabbed during a street fight early Sunday in Huntington Beach, California.
Mar 31, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT
UPDATE: The Mets have signed Abreu to a minor league contract. He’ll report to Triple-A Las Vegas. 5:40 p.m. ET: The Phillies didn’t have any room for Bobby Abreu, but maybe someone else does? #mets considering adding bobby abreu for OF insurance. likely start at AAA. scouts say he looked decent w/phils in spring —…
Mar 31, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
After losing out on backup catcher job in the spring, Henry Blanco joins Arizona’s coaching staff.
Mar 31, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT
Cliff Lee, it turns out, just knows how to win.
Mar 31, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT
A second opinion confirmed the initial diagnosis on David Hernandez’s elbow injury, so the Diamondbacks reliever will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Mar 31, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT
I was on SportsDash today and Kay, Dave and I talked about the stories to watch for the upcoming season.
Mar 31, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT
Wilson Ramos’ bad injury luck continues, as James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals catcher exited the season opener with a broken bone in his left hand.
Mar 31, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT
Grady Sizemore’s comeback story keeps getting better. Playing in his first regular season game since 2011, the Red Sox center fielder singled in his first at-bat and then homered in his second at-bat.
Mar 31, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT
Actually, it’s been used two times this afternoon, with one call upheld, one call overturned.
Mar 31, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT
Yesterday was an important day. It was the fifth anniversary of Bud Selig convening a committee to investigate the Oakland Athletics potential move to San Jose. Not that we shoulda expected anything by now. Anyone who has followed baseball’s business matters for any length of time can tell you that Bud Selig forms committees for one purpose…
Mar 31, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
Joe Blanton is going back to where it all began, signing a minor-league contract with the A’s after being released by the Angels last week.
Mar 31, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT
These two tweets came from ESPN’s Howard Bryant yesterday morning. They came exactly three minutes apart: “Baseball needs a reserve clause. It couldn’t survive if players were allowed to be free agents.” – Henry Aaron, 1969. NCAA will adapt, too — Howard Bryant (@hbryant42) March 30, 2014 @Ken_Rosenthal the junior GMs have tried to turn…
Mar 31, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
Joe Posnanski tells the story of the man who hit .400 with 72 homers in The Home Run Summer of ’54.
Mar 31, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
And, as you may imagine, some reporters take issue with that.
Mar 31, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
Throughout spring training the widely held assumption was that the White Sox would use Nate Jones as their closer after trading Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks, but manager Robin Ventura avoided making any sort of official announcement and now we know why: Matt Lindstrom is going to be Chicago’s closer.
Mar 31, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
Barry Bonds was on hand at PNC Park to present Andrew McCutchen with his 2013 MVP Award this afternoon. Bonds is likely a polarizing figure in Pittsburgh. His leaving via free agency following the 1992 season kicked off the Pirates’ two decades plus in the wilderness. Plus all the PEDs stuff. As a result, you…
Mar 31, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT
Scary stuff in the second inning of the Nationals’ first game of the season.
Mar 31, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
No, not really. But there is one that I think may be a harbinger of a great race this season. Kay and I discuss:
Mar 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
NBC Sports has a new video feature that gives you all the basics of a given topic in lightning-round fashion. We call it 30 Seconds To Know, and the name pretty much says it all. Our first baseball installment: the replay rule. Let’s see if I can beat the buzzer:
Mar 31, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
We’re usually way wrong with this stuff. Waaaay wrong. All of us picked the Phillies to win the NL East in 2012. We all picked the Nationals last year. Not picking the Braves is probably always madness, I have no idea. But we’re all likely going to all whiff on one or 24 of these…
- Mike Trout hit his 100th career home run to become the youngest member of the 100 HR/100 SB club 7
- Make that two: Alex Rodriguez hits second homer of the night, giving him 658 for his career 24
- Alex Rodriguez hit his 657th career home run 43
- Let’s all just stare at Kris Bryant’s numbers for a while 27
- And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights 39
- The wait is over: The Cubs are calling up top prospect Kris Bryant on Friday 99
- Carlos Gomez headed to disabled list with hamstring injury 11
- The Commissioner’s Office thinks that the Angels could indeed go after Josh Hamilton under his contract 153
- The Commissioner’s Office thinks that the Angels could indeed go after Josh Hamilton under his contract (153)
- “Why Ted Cruz is like the Atlanta Braves” (150)
- “We no longer need the terrorists. We’re now so good at terrorizing ourselves.” (143)
- Another argument in favor of making the DH universal (127)
- When it comes to Josh Hamilton, Arte Moreno is a craven opportunist, not a “smart businessman” (116)