April Surprises

By: Mike Carter Well, the first month of the 2017 major league baseball season wraps up today. What do we know? Not much, as the season is still very young and so much can change as the weather warms into the summer. As always, there are the annual April surprises. We can look back at…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 23-29

NEWS The Mariners announced plans that they will retire Edgar Martinez’s #11 in a ceremony to be held on August 12th. The Red Sox announced plans that they will retire David Ortiz’s #34 in a ceremony to be held on June 23rd. The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 All-Star game at Progressive Field. The…

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 Bill King. He was the radio voice for the Oakland A’s for 25 years (1981-2005). A couple more players have committed to playing in the WBC: Danny Espinosa (Mexico), Eric Hosmer (USA).   TRANSACTIONS…

April Surprises

By: Mike Carter Let’s start this one off by noting one thing none of us are surprised about: that Pablo Sandoval’s belt could not restrain his formidable girth last week as it snapped in one of his last at bats before hitting the disabled list with a bad shoulder. Could be some pork loin stuck…

Opening Day Has Come and Gone

By Josh Opening day felt so good. I love spring training but watching major league baseball that actually counts just seems so much more fulfilling. Having watched a few highlights and the games that I got to sit down and watch I realized a few things. The first thing I learned is that I want…