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.
It was a certainly a bittersweet Sunday in San Diego. Hours after the Chargers secured an impressive playoff victory in Cincinnati, and moments after the city’s top 20 college basketball team became the first non-Big 12 school to win in Lawrence, Kan., since 2006, San Diego lost perhaps its most legendary sports icon not named Tony Gwynn.
According to a report in the New York Times, Japanese superstar pitcher Masahiro Tanaka won’t be coming to the big leagues this year after all. Tanaka’s Japanese team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, have decided not to allow him to be posted for major league teams to bid on as a free agent. On Thursday morning, […]
When the Philadelphia Phillies signed closer Jonathan Papelbon to a four-year, $50 million contract in November of 2011, many eyebrows were raised across Major League Baseball. Papelbon had been shaky at times in his two seasons with the Boston Red Sox and he almost certainly wasn’t going to get better.