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Derek Jeter Day

David Ortiz Wants To Avoid Jeter-like Goodbye “Celebration”

Derek Jeter Day

We were among the many who argued that Derek Jeter‘s retirement tour is beginning to look like a funeral, complete with commemorative Jeter #2 patches. The tour’s most important stop was yesterday, his big official “Derek Jeter Day” send off at Yankee Stadium. Word is

Zach Greinke

Who Are Zack Greinke’s “So Stupid They’re Good” Teammates?

Zach Greinke

The juiciest news on a slow baseball day comes from an interview Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke did with the Los Angeles Times. Greinke, who is considered one of the league’s smartest and most interesting players, suggested that his brains aren’t necessarily working to his advantage

Ichiro Venezuelan All Stars

Ichiro Talks Trash In Spanish

Ichiro Venezuelan All Stars

During his 14-year big league career Ichiro Suzuki has always communicated to the press through a translator. But don’t think that’s because he lacks foreign language skills. Ichiro is actually pretty fluent in English, he just uses a translator because he doesn’t want to end

Jorge De La Rosa Contract

Rockies Extend Jorge De La Rosa

Jorge De La Rosa Contract

Jorge De La Rosa hasn’t been as good in 2014 as he was in 2013. But the left-hander has pitched well enough to score a two-year $25 million dollars contact extension with the Colorado Rockies. The deal will pay the 33-year old $12.5 million in

Craig Biggio high school

Craig Biggio May Be Favorite For Astros Managerial Opening

Craig Biggio high school

Craig Biggio is an Astros legend. Is he also about to be an Astros manager? Houston fired skipper Bo Porter last week and the latest speculation is that Biggio, who compiled 3060 hits during his 20-year career playing only for the Astros, is the leading candidate

Adam Dunn Oakland home run

Who Will Be Baseball Best August Addition?

Adam Dunn Oakland home run

Adam Dunn, acquired by Oakland right in front of the August 31 postseason roster deadline, started his A’s career with a bang Monday, homering in his first at-bat. The blast helped the A’s break their four game losing streak, which had included a 29 inning

Adam Dunn Oakland

A’s Acquire Adam Dunn; Jonathan Broxton To The Brewers

Adam Dunn Oakland

Two of the bigger men in baseball now have new addresses. In front of the midnight August 31 cutoff for postseason rosters, the Oakland A’s acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the White Sox in exchange for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. Dunn, who leads all

Dodgers shift Seth Smith

Dodgers Shift Is Most Extreme Yet

Dodgers shift Seth Smith

When San Diego’s Seth Smith stepped up to the plate, he was staring at what legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Sculley called “a chorus line” of fielders between first and second base. Lefty Smith is an extreme pull hitter, so he’s seen shifts before. But nothing

Jesus Montero fat

Jesus Montero and Salvador Perez Are Catchers Gone Wild

Jesus Montero fat

They call the equipment the catcher wears behind the plate “The Tools of Ignorance,” because one has to be foolish to play a position which requires so much protective gear. Or perhaps it helps to be a bit crazy. Mariners catcher Jesus Montero has been