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…

PED’s Haven’t Gone Anywhere

By Josh: In the past week a few guys have been handed 80 game suspensions for testing positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs.  The biggest of these names was Dee Gordon, last year’s NL batting average leader. I’m never truly shocked whenever a player gets caught cheating by using PEDs.  However, I have to admit that…

Winter Meeting Recap Wednesday

NEWS They announced this year’s winner of the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting and the winner is Dick Enberg of the San Diego Padres. He worked with the Angels from 1969-1978 and has been with the Padres since 2010. The Texas Rangers have placed Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson on their…

Winter Meeting Recap Tuesday

NEWS The MLB Hall of Fame is considering expanding max votes per ballot from 10 to 12. Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals will wear #18 next year to honor good friend and former teammate Oscar Taveras who died in a car accident in October. The Rays have reached a deal with St. Petersburg that will…

The No Hitter

As a diehard baseball fan the history of the game is extremely important.  Baseball is called “America’s Pastime” because it has been there through the wars, the great depression, through civil rights battles and the constant changes in our nation.  For a baseball fan getting the opportunity to experience baseball history live is something that…