LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Talk about change in baseball. Seattle is spending, adding two-time all-star Corey Hart and Logan Morrison to go along with Robinson Cano. The New York Mets also are flashing big bucks, striking a deal with […]
With his Washington Redskins struggling and his head coach twisting in the wind, Daniel Snyder has earned a promotion to the top of the list of worst owners in sports. The telling point: Mike Shanahan, an experienced and well-regarded coach, […]
The manager who guided the Blue Jays during their transition from expansion team to contender has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Glancing at his statistics, you might think Bobby Cox’s four-year tenure as Blue Jays manager was a blip between two stints as skipper of the Atlanta Braves. Yet Cox, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday alongside managing peers Tony La Russa and Joe Torre, was one of the key factors in [...]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — After all the trades and signings last week, baseball’s annual winter meetings opened with relative quiet. David Price still was being dangled on the trade market by the Tampa Bay Rays. Shin-Soo Choo and Nelson […]
The Seattle Mariners’ contract with Robinson Cano is worth about $42 million more in after-tax pay than the New York Yankees’ best offer to the all-star second baseman, according to Robert Raiola, a certified public accountant who specializes in sports […]
A one-day retirement contract is going to make the pitcher a Blue Jay once more.
Roy Halladay wants to leave baseball a Blue Jay. The pitcher played with the Blue Jays for 12 seasons before he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in time for the 2010 season. He was awarded the 2003 Cy Young Award for the American League in 2003 while playing with Toronto, and won it again—this [...]
TORONTO — In the end, Roy Halladay went back to his major-league roots. Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team with which he […]
Executives and industry professionals from all over the league will begin arriving at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort this weekend. It’s situated in Lake Buena Vista, FL, but I don’t imagine attendees will get much time to enjoy the […]
While it’s true that a majority of the best free agents have already found homes for the 2014 season, there are a few interesting choices available for the Toronto Blue Jays. The team’s biggest needs are in the starting rotation, […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The baseball winter meetings are starting with a look back. Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox were among the candidates considered Sunday by the Hall of Fame’s expansion era committee. The trio of […]
Big week for the Washingtons, who were mentioned by Rob Ford AND threatened to sue a radio station AND were screwed by NFL officials on national television to get eliminated from the playoffs. Amazingly, only one of those things included […]
And the boys were back in town as RotoRob and Tim McLeod returned for a second straight week to bring you yet another episode of RotoRob Fantasy Baseball Weekly Podcast, heard every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST on Blogtalkradio.
At Nintendo, they’re not just playing games. Well, that’s not really true. For what they’re playing now is a serious high-stakes game by pitching $240 million to Robinson Cano to become the face — the Super Mario, if you will […]
The latest Japanese stud pitcher may soon be making his way to North American baseball. Masahiro Tanaka, the 25-year-old pitching sensation who won 21 straight games the past season, could soon be offered for a posting by Nippon Professional Baseball, […]
The calling card for the baseball mercenary: take the money and run. In the case of 30-year-old Jacoby Ellsbury, it’s a literal definition. The New York Yankees are committing close to $25-million a season to Ellsbury over a seven-year deal […]
In November, Tim McLeod visited the Arizona Fall League, and a full scouting report is apparently coming. The multi-talented McLeod also took some photographs — tons of them in fact. Over the next few weeks, we will unveil our exhaustive collection of images of the top prospects at the AFL.
NEW YORK — Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday […]
The Toronto Blue Jays are a year removed from creating a big buzz in baseball circles with a pair of blockbuster trades that labelled them as certified contenders for 2013. Pity they forgot about the importance of catching while seeming […]
TORONTO — Alex Anthopoulos was prepared to stay the course with catcher J.P Arencibia, until he discovered the Toronto Blue Jays could make an upgrade behind the plate with free agent Dioner Navarro. The Jays officially parted way with Arencibia […]
TORONTO — The Blue Jays have reportedly struck a deal with free agent catcher Dioner Navarro. FoxSports.com reports that the former Cub has agreed to a two-year deal worth US$8 million pending a physical. The Blue Jays had no comment […]
MINNEAPOLIS — Phil Hughes probably needed to leave hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium and the Minnesota Twins were desperate for proven arms to strengthen a woeful rotation. The two parties have come together, hoping to help each other out. The Twins and […]
The baseball writers of America have a lot to think about before casting their ballots for this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame. The list of candidates they’ve got to choose from and released on Tuesday is as stacked as any […]
The World Series is over, and it’s a long three months before Spring Training begins. What’s a baseball fan to do until then? Well, if you’re an Android user, you could pick up Franchise MVP, a new game released by none other than Major League Bas…
Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun had dinner with the urine collector he once bitterly slammed. Braun — who relentlessly hammered Dino Laurenzi in public and private — is now singing a different tune. The left-fielder was suspended for 65 games […]
MILWAUKEE — Ryan Braun ended his silence Wednesday, speaking to the media for the first time since accepting a season-ending, 65-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s anti-drug agreement. Braun was taking part in a holiday food drive at Miller […]
Jack Morris picked a bad year for Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine to retire. Heading into his 15th and final appearance on the Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, the winningest pitcher of the 1980s and four-time World Series winner could have […]
There’s no doubt this team is poised to be a winner for the long haul given its core of young talent, but it will need to beef up the offense to get back to the playoffs in 2014. Remember that they won the NL East in 2012 and had the best record in baseball, so even though this year’s 86-win total was nothing to sneeze at, it was a letdown nonetheless – especially since a too little, too late 18-9 September made their final record look better than how they played most of the season.
Once again, RotoRob Hockey Editor Chris Wassel subbed in for Tim McLeod on this week’s episode of RotoRob Fantasy Baseball Weekly Podcast, heard every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST on Blogtalkradio. And hey, this time Chris even called in so you could hear us both! Woo hoo!
Detroit Tiger great Denny McLain is hinting that the reasons behind Prince Fielder’s trade to the Texas Rangers are far more sordid than the team is letting on. McLain — famously pinched for gambling during his career — made his […]
When I bought this book on my Kobo, suddenly Recommended for Me were such books as Moneyball and Eight Men Out. The assumption being, clearly, that I must be a baseball fan. Sorry to say, I read W. P. Kinsella’s Shoeless Joe mostly due to Kinsella bein…
DETROIT — Less than two years after boldly signing Prince Fielder to a $214 million contract, the Detroit Tigers traded the slugging first baseman to Texas in another blockbuster move. Fielder was dealt to the Rangers on Wednesday night in […]
NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. Horowitz was in the midst of the 11th day of hearings on the grievance filed […]
The latest Japanese superstar about to be dangled in front of North American baseball teams is Masahiro Tanaka a 25-year-old stud pitcher who blew away everybody this season. Tanaka had an astounding 24-0 record in 2013, playing for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden […]
General managers have been slow to open their billfolds in pursuit of baseball’s free agents this fall. Perhaps it is sticker shock. There have been a few signings, mostly short-term deals for veterans who still seem to have gas in […]
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen were named the MVPs of their respective leagues on Thursday. It’s the second straight season Cabrera has taken the American League honours. Miguel Cabrera: 1st player to win […]
Trade a reigning Cy Young award winner? Unthinkable? Well, not so much anymore. The New York Mets did it a year ago, shipping 2012 Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto for a package of prospects. And now the Detroit […]
Alex Rodriguez was busted in a testosterone-charged tryst in the ladies’ room of a Miami hotel, the New York Daily News reports. The troubled Yankee third baseman — currently facing suspension for using performance enhancing drugs — wasn’t alone. A-Rod […]
Pete Rose slamming into catcher Ray Fosse to win the 1970 Major League Baseball all-star classic. For fans old enough to remember, it’s surely one of the iconic moments in the long history of the sport. But 40 years later, […]