With the sweepstakes to sign Japanese righty Masahiro Tanaka underway, it appears a surprise front-runner has emerged out of nowhere. Multiple reports suggest the Seattle Mariners appear to be the favorites for the 25-year-old pitcher and could run away with the competition.
The Little League World Series is now on TV, and besides watching the game, the part that interests me the most is the children telling us who their favorite baseball player is before every game. My favorite player when I was in Little League was Mark Grace. His great fielding skills (he won four Gold Gloves), reliability at the plate and even his batting stance influenced how I played the game as a child.
As we reported earlier this week, the New York Yankees are in the process of acquiring Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano and Cubs manager Dale Sveum now says the trade is “99 percent done.” Soriano was removed from the lineup by Sveum prior to Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Chicago Cubs dumped one trade chip on Monday when they shipped starting pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers, and appear to have sent away another early Tuesday morning. According to the New York Post, the New York Yankees are set to add outfielder Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs in exchange for a mid-level prospect.
Just when it looked like Matt Garza was on his way out of the Windy City, the Chicago Cubs have apparently begun talking to him about a contract extension. Most experts expected Garza to be one of the hottest names on the trade market this summer, so the Cubs talking extension with him is a bit of a shock.
On Monday a jury in Los Angeles convicted former Major League Baseball outfielder Milton Bradley of abusing his estranged wife. The 35-year-old former All-Star was convicted of nine misdemeanor counts, including four counts of spousal battery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of making criminal threats. Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the […]
Sometimes is takes a thorough embarrassment for a team to get things turned around.