Category: American League

David Ortiz Says He’s Ahead of Schedule, Suggests that Boston’s Lineup “Needs Some Thunder”

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

It's no secret that the Boston Red Sox have their work cut out for them this offseason and beyond. The Sox weren't able to keep up in the AL East in 2012 and the lineup needs some retooling. David Ortiz is back after signing a two-year, $26 million deal in ...

Jim Leyland Reflects On 2012 And The World Series, Discusses What The Tigers Will Be Looking For In Free Agency

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Detroit Tigers fell flat on their faces in the World Series, but the team is still quite stacked and manager Jim Leyland is officially back after signing a one-year contract extension earlier this week. The veteran bench boss is confident that his team can bounce back, but he still ...

Ron Washington Discusses the Addition of Roy Oswalt, Neftali Feliz’s Status and Yu Darvish’s Back Flare-Up

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

The Texas Rangers continue to lack consistency early in the 2012 MLB season, but they still have the best record in the American League heading into Wednesday night's action. And now, thanks to a recent transaction, the two-time defending AL champs have Roy Oswalt. The three-time All-Star signed on to ...

Ron Washington Previews the Rangers’ Season by Addressing Derek Holland’s Struggles and Yu Darvish’s Progress

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Coming off back-to-back World Series appearances, the Texas Rangers enter 2012 as one of the favorites in the American League to again return to the Fall Classic. But the AL is top-heavy, and in the offseason, Texas lost ace starter C.J. Wilson to division-rival Anaheim. That leaves manager Ron Washington ...

Adrian Gonzalez Says Playing in Fenway Park Gives Him More Confidence Than Petco Park

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Since 2006 Adrian Gonzalez has been somewhat of a hidden treasure playing in San Diego. While he wasn’t completely anonymous, he never got the kind of respect he deserved. This year is the coming out party for Adrian Gonzalez in Boston and if you didn’t know who Gonzo was, you ...

Terry Francona on Carl Crawford: “That’s not why we signed him to hit eighth for us”

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

After missing the playoffs last year, the Boston Red Sox were one of the most aggressive teams in the offseason. The Red Sox opened up the checkbook for Carl Crawford and also traded for first base slugger Adrian Gonzalez. The minute that they made those moves, many felt the Sox ...

Jose Bautista Surpasses 50 Home Runs To Join Elite Company

Monday, September 27th, 2010

History was made this past week when Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista blasted his fiftieth home run of the season, making him just the twenty-sixth player in MLB history to do so.  Bautista joins the likes of legendary players like Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle and surpassed George Bell’s ...

Red Sox Continue to Thrive Despite Injuries

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The next-man-in philosophy is no stranger to the world of sports. When a player gets hurt, it's up to the next guy to step in and fill the void. Josh Beckett, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Lowell, Jeremy Hermida and Jed Lowrie were already on the disabled list when catcher Victor Martinez ...

David Ortiz: “I’m going to be done when I’ve decided that I’m done, not when the media says that I’m done”

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Maybe David Ortiz isn’t done after all.  I sure thought he was.  After a poor 2009 season, questions about David Ortiz and whether or not it was time for him to call it quits started to get raised.  And with good reason.  After all, Ortiz had two straight years where ...

The Royals Fire Another Manager

Monday, May 17th, 2010

The Kansas City Royals fired Trey Hillman last week, making him the first MLB manager to get let go of this season.  Adding a few new pieces and having Zach Greinke back following his Cy Young Award from last season, was reason for Kansas City to have higher expectations heading ...