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…

Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 4-9

NEWS The Yankees are closing in on a five-year contract extension with general manager Brian Cashman that would pay him a total of $25 million. Rafael Palmeiro is seriously contemplating an effort to return to the majors. He hasn’t played since 2005 after he tested positive for steroids.   TRANSACTIONS The Yankees have acquired OF Giancarlo…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 27- Dec 3

NEWS Mike Moustakas (AL) and Greg Holland (NL) won the Comeback Player of the Year Awards, both players are free agents this off-season. Mike Napoli has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right hand. Napoli is a free agent this off-season and is expected to be at full health for the 2018…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 20-26

NEWS The Yankees have announced that OF Aaron Judge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder. He should be ready by the start of Spring Training. The Braves will lost their rights to 12 prospects including top prospect Kevin Maitan as punishment for international signing violations. The Braves will as well lose their third round pick…

The Case for Don Mattingly

By: William Robinson Growing up in the 1980’s there was only a few baseball players that were quite as iconic to me as Don “baseball” Mattingly. Whether it was his iconic mustache or his batting style or the fact that it felt like he was always clutch, Don Mattingly was one of my favorite players…