Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 22-28

NEWS Alex Rodriguez will join ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball booth this season. The crew will consist of him, Matt Vasgersian and Jessica Mendoza. The BBWAA elected four new Hall of Famers. Chipper Jones (97.2), Vlad Guerrero (92.9), Jim Thome (89.8) and Trevor Hoffman (79.9). The next closest were Edgar Martinez (70.4), Mike Mussina (63.5), Roger…

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…

First Manager Fired

By Josh: For our preseason predictions I went through and picked my NL and AL Cy Young winners, MVPs, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the year and then at the very end of our predictions was an award no one wants and that is first manager fired. I picked Ron Roenicke for one simple…

My Team Offseason Awards

By Josh: When a lot of the ‘professional’ writers grade out how teams did over the offseason they look to determine just how much of an impact the moves made by each team will affect them during the next season.  That is a perfectly valid way to grade teams but for me I’m going to…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 19-25

NEWS Long time Chicago Cub Ernie Banks has passed away at the age of 83. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. He was known as Mr. Cub, he spent all his 19 MLB seasons with the Cubs. The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the team will wear patches on its…

July Is Here Already

By Josh: The midway point of the season in terms of games played has come and gone and I can’t believe how fast the season is going. Since the regular season has started I have made it to one Mariner game, one Salem-Keizer Volcanoes game, and one Cowlitz Black Bears game. (I did go to…