Rangers choo-choo-choose Shin-Soo Choo, agree to seven-year contract

The Texas Rangers have filled the Texas-sized hole in their outfield, agreeing to a seven-year, $130 million contract with former Cincinnati Red Shin-Shoo Choo according to Jon Heyman of CBS. Choo's signing is the second major move by the Rangers this winter after they dealt long-time second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers for first […]

Could extending Chase Utley actually be a smart move?

The Phillies are attempting to extend second baseman Chase Utley as opposed to trading him at this week's trade deadline. The 34-year old Utley is going to be a free agent at the end of the season, and Phillies GM Ruben Amaro said that he envisions Utley as a Phillie for life. On the surface, […]

Dugout Digest – a lump of Cole

Cole Hamels is getting too much blame for Philadelphia's season. Yeah, he's 1-8, but in his 11 starts, the Phillies have given Hamels a total of 20 runs of support. That's less than two runs of offense per game, and while Hamels' 4.43 ERA isn't ideal, no pitcher can rack up the wins with that […]

Alex Rodriguez’s foundation gave 1% of funds to charities in 2006

Here's another black eye for Alex Rodriguez (not that he needs another black mark on his ledger): in 2006, the A-Rod Family Foundation gave just 1% of donated funds to charities before they stopped submitting financial reports and were stripped of tax-exempt status. CBS New York has the details. Rodriguez and rapper Jay-Z raised $403,862 […]