Category: Baseball

Buck Showalter on the Orioles Fraternity, Winning Over the Fan Base and Coming Up Big in Clutch Moments

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Entering 2012, the Baltimore Orioles hadn't made the playoffs since 1998 and had finished dead last in the AL East in each of the previous four seasons. But manager Buck Showalter and his guys turned it around in a big way last year, getting back to the postseason while winning ...

Colorado Rockies’ Todd Helton: DUI is “Part of My Story”

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Todd Helton will turn 40 this season and his play has declined due to age and injuries, but he's still an effective player. Maybe it's his because he has a good head on his shoulders. Helton made a big mistake earlier this month when he was arrested for DUI, but ...

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 ...

John Farrell Discusses Signing David Ross and the Search for New Hitting Coaches in Boston

Monday, November 26th, 2012

John Farrell is back with the Boston Red Sox. This time, the former BoSox pitching coach is running everything in the dugout as the new manager, after being traded from the Toronto Blue Jays earlier in the offseason to replace Bobby Valentine. But with Farrell on board, the Sox have ...

John Gibbons Discusses His Excitement to Rejoin Toronto Blue Jays

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

It's been a wild few days in the world of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays traded for pretty much every good player on the Miami Marlins' roster only days before shocking fans again by bringing former manager John Gibbons back to run the suddenly very-talented team. The expectation level ...

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos Explains What Went Into the Yunel Escobar Suspension

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

A vast number of baseball fans are outraged that Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar was suspended only three games for writing an anti-gay slur under his eyes during a game. Escobar will be back by the end of the week, even though a lot of people in Toronto would ...

Bobby Valentine Doesn’t Seem Concerned About His Future, Won’t Inquire With Sox Management

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

It's a whole new baseball era in Boston after the Red Sox made a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend. Gone are Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett as the Sox begin to rebuild and look forward after a tumultuous run. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine ...

Lance Berkman on the Cardinals Replacing Albert Pujols with Carlos Beltran: “We Haven’t Lost Anything”

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals haven't missed a beat despite losing the best player in the game and their future Hall of Fame manager in the offseason. They're tied with the Dodgers atop the National League, two full games ahead of their pace from 2011. Lance Berkman joined ...

Detroit-Area Rabbi Opens Up Regarding the Conversation He Had with Delmon Young

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

It's been 11 days since Delmon Young was arrested in New York on a hate crime harassment charge. And while Young returned to the field from suspension this past weekend, he's still attempting to repair his image in the eyes of those who now view him as an anti-Semite for ...

Bobby Valentine: Aaron Cook will Replace Josh Beckett Saturday, Which Could Lead to an Indefinite Six-Man Rotation

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Despite a recent six-game winning streak, the Boston Red Sox are still buried at the bottom of the American League East. The rotation has always been the biggest concern, and things aren't getting any easier because Clay Buchholz continues to lack consistency while Josh Beckett has been sidelined temporarily. It ...