Despite a busy offseason last year, the Diamondbacks fell from first in the NL West with 94 wins in 2011 to 13 games back of first with just 81 wins. They are in the midst of another busy offseason and are still likely to move Justin Upton or Jason Kubel. [...]Read more ›
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All trades are tough to judge at the time they happen, but three-team trades are especially tough to judge. There are so many variables in play that it’s almost impossible to determine a winner. But sometimes, it’s easy to determine a loser. The Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks and Cleveland Indians hammered out a three-team trade [...]Read more ›
The MLB Winter Meetings were underway for just a few hours before the Boston Red Sox made the first big move, by signing catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli to a 3-year, $39-million deal. Between the needs he fills and the fact that the team tried to bring him to Boston two [...]Read more ›
Two quality hurlers are swapping coasts as their new, and former, teams address their pitching needs. The Atlanta Braves sent young starter Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for reliever Jordan Walden. Last year, Hanson posted a 13-10 record with a 4.48 ERA and 160 strikeouts. Walden, meanwhile, appeared [...]Read more ›
That sound you hear is the Hot Stove beginning to whistle, and if the heavily rumored trade between the Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals involving top prospect Wil Myers and left-hander Jon Lester actually happens, it will have officially bubbled over. The Royals are getting desperate to add pitching, [...]Read more ›
When I worked in the Los Angeles media, there was a widely-held, but unreported belief that Bud Selig only approved ex-owner Frank McCourt’s 2004 bid for the Dodgers as an unofficial way to install a salary cap on a big market team. The rumor held that McCourt’s wealth was a [...]Read more ›
Forgive me for being harsh, but there’s no better way of putting it. Bud Selig has, in the hopes of making baseball stronger and more lasting, screwed the Houston Astros, inadvertently or not. I don’t believe Selig is the devil, just sort of a dimwit at times. The Devil is [...]Read more ›