For the first nine and a half years of his professional career, infielder Ryan Theriot only knew one organization — the Chicago Cubs, who drafted him in the third round in 2001. Despite his small stature and lack of power, he played himself into a starting role for three straight years until being traded at…Read More
When the McCourts bought the Dodgers in 2004, they were approved unanimously by their fellow owners. The reason was simple: MLB wanted cheap owners in a major market to help keep player salaries down (imagine an owner that spends like the Yanks or Mets in LA). The McCourts fit that bill perfectly; they did not…Read More
I’m not sure what is more surprising: the San Francisco Giants actually winning the World Series last season, or the Giants having a successful season despite a major dropoff from Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval, who hit .345 in only 41 games in 2008, broke out with 25 home runs and a .943 OPS while becoming San…Read More
As expected, the fire sale continued on Friday for the Tampa Bay Rays. In an offseason where the Red Sox have made enormous strides and the Yankees are essentially the same team that won a championship two seasons ago, Tampa Bay has all but given up on contending in the AL East. The Rays fell…Read More
Adrian Beltre will reportedly be joining the Texas Rangers in what could be a lethal lineup.
Two years after the Oakland A’s gave up on Carlos Gonzalez who underperformed as a 23-year-old, the youngster put together the type of season people had expected from him. In his second year with the Colorado Rockies, CarGo hit .336 with 34 home runs 117 RBIs and 111 runs scored while stealing 26 bases and…Read More
After finishing a disappointing 66-96 last season, the Baltimore Orioles have made strides to upgrade their team this off-season. First they acquired Mark Reynolds from the Diamondbacks in a trade, and then they brought in shortstop J.J. Hardy from Minnesota in another deal. Now, The Baltimore Sun reports they have agreed on a one-year deal…Read More
Much like his father, the outspoken Ozzie Guillen, Oney Guillen isn’t bashful about sharing his feelings. Oney was fired by the White Sox last Spring Training for being critical of the organization. Now he’s no longer a member of the organization, but his father remains the team’s manager, and he still defends his dad no…Read More