Category: World Baseball Classic

David Wright on World Baseball Classic: “It’s No Exhibition by any Means.”

Monday, March 4th, 2013

David Wright signed his $138 million, eight-year contract extension back in December and is excited to see the young power arms the Mets are developing in spring training. For right now though, the Mets third baseman has reported to Phoenix to join Team USA for the World Baseball Classic. In the ...

Joe Torre on Managing Team USA: “The Players are Pumped for this. That to Me is What Makes Everything Worthwhile.”

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Joe Torre is back and putting his manager's uniform on to lead Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. The former Yankees manager is tasked with the daunting challenge of getting Team USA to take this competition very seriously. The U.S. has not won, or even made it to the championship ...

Chase Headley on Bud Black: “We’re Going to have a Really Good Team Because He’s Such a Good Manager.”

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Chase Headley has arrived at spring training coming off  the best year of his career. He won both the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards while batting .286 with 31 homers, 95 runs scored, 17 stolen bases and a league-leading 115 RBIs. Headley's name came up quite often in the offseason ...

Buck Showalter Didn’t Feel the MLB Free Agent Market was Good Enough this Year, Understands the Temptation to Take PEDs

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The Baltimore Orioles shocked the baseball world last year by finishing the season at 93-69 and earning a Wild Card berth into the postseason. After winning the play-in game against the Oakland Athletics, the Orioles took the New York Yankees to five games in the American League Division Series. It was ...

Ryan Braun Has No Regrets About Signing a Long-Term Deal to Stay in Milwaukee

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

In 2011, Ryan Braun signed a deal to stay with the Milwaukee Brewers through the year 2020. He later watched his right-hand man, Prince Fielder, sign a whopping contract to go to Detroit, where the Tigers made the playoffs in his first year last season. Despite how things have worked ...

Joe Torre Claims He Won’t Manage In MLB Again, Believes Expanded Instant Replay Will Be Addressed

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Life isn't perfect. The game of baseball sure isn't perfect and people make mistakes. Needless to say, the game of baseball will always have its fair share of controversial calls because the sport refuses to allow instant replay on certain calls. Obviously, with the way the Yankees have been hitting ...

Lance Berkman Ready To Rake Again In ’09

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Lance Berkman doesn't quite get the same national publicity that some of the other big bats in the Big Leagues. That's not to say he's totally off the radar, but if you think about the type of numbers he's put up for the Astros in recent years, you'd think we'd ...

Chipper Jones Not A Fan Of The WBC Scheduling Format

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Atlanta Braves 3B and former NL MVP Chipper Jones is ready for another long season with the Atlanta Braves. But he'll be doing so with a strain in his oblique muscle, an injury that he sustained while participating in this year's World Baseball Classic.  Jones spent some time on 790 ...

Netherlands Pitching Coach Bert Blyleven After Another Thrilling Upset

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Who says the World Baseball Classic isn't interesting? The Netherlands has provided plenty of drama in this year's WBC, knocking off the Dominican Republic Tuesday in a huge upset, their second victory over the Dominicans in as many games. On how this stacks up to the excitement of being in two ...