The Detroit Tigers are said to be close to signing free agent catcher Victor Martinez to a four-year $50 million deal. Martinez, 32 in December, is coming off a .302/.351/.493 season for the Red Sox where he hit 20 home runs and drove in 79 runs, hitting in the middle of the Sox lineup. He…Read More
A few days ago we explained to you how signing Derek Jeter could hinder the New York Yankees’ ability to bring in other big-name free agents, such as Cliff Lee. What we forgot to mention is that the Red Sox have the ability to make life even more difficult for the Yankees. We forgot to…Read More
Yes, even the Yankees can overspend. Believe it or not, every business has some sort of budget. Sports franchises are certainly businesses, and while the Yankees may look like a bottomless pit of money the line must be drawn somewhere. Derek Jeter could push New York toward the line. The Yankees have found themselves in…Read More
King Felix has finally earned his crown. The 24-year-old right-hander from Venezuela was announced as the American League Cy Young Award winner on Thursday. With just a 13-12 record his Cy Young victory symbolizes a major league change in the game. What’s at stake anymore? Is it fantasy or is it real? Mathematicians using sabermetrics…Read More
Alan Hull takes a look at the early MLB Hot Stove action, analyzing the Dan Uggla-Omar Infante trade as well as the John Buck and Jake Westbrook signings.
‘Tis the winter of our discontent. I presume Bill Shakespeare wasn’t thinking baseball when he wrote that line, but he could easily have been speaking for Dodger fans everywhere in 2010. ‘Tis true Los Angeles, the San Francisco Giants are World Series champions. I would have paused to let that line sink in, but I…Read More
Oh boy, it’s been a rough week for the fellas over at Thirty Mile Zone. Despite their tabloid nature, it’s been proven that TMZ’s stories actually have remarkable accuracy, including this report on Floyd Mayweather Jr. Monday. This week however has been an entirely different story. First they said Tony Parker filed for divorce from…Read More
The tally for rookie of the year voting balloting came in Monday and, shockingly, for the first time in recent memory, the East Coast sporting bias did not rule the day. The National League award went to San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, the spark plug for the eventual World Series champions. The American League…Read More