Category «MLB»

MLB 2K11 First Look

Here is another look at MLB 2K11.  The graphics are looking pretty awesome, there were a couple of parts where I had to do a double take to make sure it wasn’t a real game.  The player models are looking better, and the behind the back throw is pretty slick.  Can’t wait to play it! …

2011 MLB Draft Order

2011 MLB Draft Order 1. Pittsburgh Pirates 2. Seattle Mariners 3. Arizona Diamondbacks 4. Baltimore Orioles 5. Kansas City Royals 6. Washington Nationals 7. Arizona Diamondbacks 8. Cleveland Indians 9. Chicago Cubs 10. San Diego Padres 11. Houston Astros 12. Milwaukee Brewers 13. New York Mets 14. Florida Marlins 15. Milwaukee Brewers 16. Los Angeles …

Red Sox, Padres agree on Adrian Gonzalez trade

According to various sources the San Diego Padres have agreed to deal 1B Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox for Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo and Reymond Fuentes. According to ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes, Theo Epstein flew from San Diego to Boston with Adrian Gonzalez. The Red Sox have received permission from Major League Baseball …

Chicago Cubs great/announcer Ron Santo dies

Legendary Cubs player and announcer Ron Santo died Thursday at his home in Arizona. Santo was the Cubs third basemen from 1960-1973 before playing his final year with the White Sox in 1974. He became a Cubs broadcaster in 1990 and never apologized for cheering for his team or being frustrated when the team messed …

Rockies give Troy Tulowitzki 7 year extension

Troy Tulowitzki and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a new contract that will pay Tulowitzki an additional $134 million over seven seasons, through the 2020 season. “I’m really lucky,” Tulowitzki said. “I can’t wait to be here my entire career.” Tulowitzki was deeply affected by the departure of his mentor Matt Holliday a couple years …

Atlanta Braves trade for 2B Dan Uggla

The Atlanta Braves acquired a right handed power bat today, acquiring Dan Uggla from the division rival Florida Marlins for left handed reliever Mike Dunn and utility player Omar Infante. Uggla is a free agent after the 2011 season, but the Braves will most likely try to sign the second basemen to an extension. Uggla …

Ryne Sandberg joins Phillies Triple-A team

Former Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg, who was passed over by the Cubs as the team’s next managers has agreed to become manager of the Philadelphia Phillies’ Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the International League. Sandberg had long been considered the favorite to replace Lou Piniella but the Cubs chose Mike Quade who was named …

2010-2011 MLB Offseason trades

January 25, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays traded C Mike Napoli to Texas Rangers for cash and RHP Frank Francisco. January 24, 2011 Detroit Tigers traded RHP Armando Galarraga to Arizona Diamondbacks; Yakima Bears traded RHP Kevin Eichhorn to Connecticut Tigers and Visalia Rawhide traded LHP Ryan Robowski to Lakeland Flying Tigers. December 23, 2010 Houston …

Why Felix Hernandez should win the Cy Young

There has been a lot of debate lately on who the Cy Young winner in the American League should be. Felix Hernandez and CC Sabathia are the leading contenders (and should be). Let’s take a look at each of these players overall stat lines for the season Player IP W L GS CG HR BB …

2010-2011 MLB Type A and B Free Agents

As of October 7th it looks like there are 33 Type A and 50 Type B free agents. Teams have until November 23rd to offer arbitration to their own free agents. Quite a few of these players have clubs options that will be exercised and/or they will sign extensions with their current teams. Billy Wagner …