Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 24-31

I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year’s. We have had a very slow Hot Stove season so far. Besides a few big trades, only Wade Davis and Carlos Santana have signed among the top 15 free agents. Things will really need to pick up in the next two weeks as we are…

Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 10-23

NEWS Jake Peavy is trying to make a comeback in 2018 after the 2017 season off. Tim Lincecum has been working out and is planning a showcase for MLB teams. The Orioles RHP Zach Britton suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during off-season workouts. Britton is expected to be out for at least 4-6 months. Dick…

If I Had a Hall of Fame Ballot…

By: Mike Carter There is always lots of criticism and uncertainty about the players elected to the Hall of Fame every year. We debate who got in, should they have gotten in, who go shafted, who really deserves a second look at their numbers and case for the hallowed ground shared by a little more…

Winter Meetings Thursday Recap

Overall a fairly slow Winter Meetings unless you get excited about middle relievers signing. A few big trades and a couple minor ones happened. The biggest rumor of the week was the possible trade of Manny Machado. The biggest surprise of the Hot Stove/Winter Meetings so far has been how slowly the free agent market…

Winter Meetings Wednesday Recap

NEWS They announced this year’s winner of the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting and the winner is Bob Costas. Costas called the World Series for NBC in 1997 and 1999, the ALCS in 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1998 and 2000, the 1999 NLCS and the 2000 All-Star Game. In 2009 he…

Winter Meetings Tuesday Recap

NEWS MLB Umpire Dale Scott retires rather risk anymore concussions. He last umped in April where he got his 4th concussion in the last 5 years. He umpired in MLB for 32 years and spent 16 years as a crew chief. Scott worked 3,897 regular season games as well as three World Series, three All-Star…

Winter Meetings Sunday and Monday Recap

NEWS Jack Morris and Alan Trammell both elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame via the Modern Era Committee. They are the first living players elected by a form of a veterans committee since Bill Mazeroski in 2001. Morris spent 14 of 18 years with the Tigers and Trammell played his entire 20-year career in…