Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game.
New York sports talk radio resumed regularly scheduled programming Thursday after second baseman Daniel Murphy returned to the New York Mets lineup.
Murphy’s wife went into labor on Sunday. Taking advantage of a rule placed as part of MLB’s Collective Bargaining Agreement in 2011, Murphy took three days paternity leave for the birth of his child in Florida, missing the Mets first two games of the season.
They tell me not to do this every season. By making baseball win/loss record predictions in March, I open myself up to ridicule by early September.
That’s fine. Feel free to look at all my awful picks from last year, including the Blue Jays winning the American League East and the Red Sox “rebounding” with 83 wins. And there was more, I had the Angels winning the AL West and the St. Louis Cardinals missing the playoffs.
Does Cleveland Indians radio voice Tom Hamilton now feel that justice has been served?
Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman suffered facial fractures after being hit by a line drive by Kansas City’s Salvador Perez in a horrific incident during Cactus League play. The four second clip with the sound of ball hitting Chapman’s face is sickening.
Miguel Sano is a physical specimen. For those who have seen the young third baseman play there is no other way to describe him. As one of the Minnesota Twins’ top prospects, he had a legitimate chance to reach the majors in 2014 thanks to his raw power and all-around solid game. Unfortunately, that won’t be happening.
There’s the old Seinfeld cliche that people are simply “rooting for laundry” when they cheer for professional sports teams. That may be true, but even the most adamant of Mets fans would agree there’s something about Derek Jeter that transcends the pinstripes that he has donned for the better part of two decades.