Video: Miguel Cabrera tripped up by third base

Your browser does not support iframes. MLB pitchers haven't found a way to slow down Miguel Cabrera… but lifeless squares on a baseball diamond?  That's another story.  The reigning Triple Crown winner and AL MVP lost this battle with third base at Progressive Field last night in a Tigers victory over the Indians.  After biting […]

Ozzie Guillen says Bobby Valentine can go (redacted) himself

Ozzie Guillen was ejected from today’s Grapefruit action for arguing a call. Hey, it’s Spring Training for fiery managers, too, you know. But that’s not where this story ends. Apparently, after Guillen was headed for the showers, the opposing manager, who just happened to be Bobby Valentine, provided Guillen with sort of a ‘you’re dismissed’ […]

White Sox Trade Carlos Quentin to Padres to Continue Bizarre Offseason

On this New Year’s Eve, we had some movement, as the Chicago White Sox have traded outfielder Carlos Quentin to the San Diego Padres for minor league pitchers Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez. The move seems bizarre in the wake of the John Danks extension, but fits with the plan of “rebuilding” that Kenny Williams […]

Prince Fielder Should Hold Out for His Long-Term Deal

With 2011 winding down, Prince Fielder is still looking for work. When the off-season started, Fielder was firmly planted in the second tier of elite free agents this winter with Jose Reyes and CJ Wilson, just behind Albert Pujols but plenty valuable in his own right. With several teams interested in Pujols, Fielder seemed poised […]

Should Prince Fielder Think Short-Term?

With 2011 closing up shop in a couple of days, there are still several major free agents on the market, including one of the most desirable: first baseman Prince Fielder. Fielder hasn’t gotten a lot of interest, with a majority of the love for him coming from the Mariners. Teams seem to be hesitant to […]

All of Free Agency Now Runs Through Scott Boras

It has been a quiet off-season so far for uber-agent Scott Boras.  Aside from some unnecessarily contentious negotiations between the Diamondbacks and Willie Bloomquist, the most successful (and reviled) agent in baseball hasn’t really done anything.  But that is all about to change because as of today, Boras now has the entire free agent market […]

Potential Bargain Free Agents

Only a handful of high-end free agents remain and while some of those players may still receive very lucrative deals, some of the middle-of-the-road guys might have to settle for less than what they hoped for. Below are some of the remaining free agents that could turn into bargains for the team that is willing […]

Andrew Bailey Traded to the Red Sox as Oakland’s Fire Sale Continues

The rumors had been hot and heavy, but today the deal finally went down. The Red Sox continued their bullpen rehab by acquiring former Athletics closer Andrew Bailey for 25-year-old outfielder Josh Reddick. Also included in the deal is outfielder Ryan Sweeney, who heads to Boston and two very young prospects, Miles Head and Raul […]

Ryan Madson Should Consider a One-Year Contract

Poor Ryan Madson.  When the off-season first opened, it looked like he all set to get a big fat four-year, $40 million contract from the Phillies only to have them pull it off the table right when he thought they had an agreement.  Now, several weeks later, Madson finds himself jobless and waiting for a […]

Reaping What You Sow: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

One of these years, the Cubs will win a World Series, and with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, and Co. in the Windy City, that scenario just became a lot more likely. That will at least give Cubs fans hope because little at the major league or minor league levels was going to do it. No […]

BCS Games, MLB Style

Ah, the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Usually a really dead time for baseball news. Around this time of year, most people are focused on other sports. The NFL season is just about over, and people are wondering what the playoff picture will look like. The NBA season is normally getting into a groove, […]

MLB New Year’s Resolutions

Right now, we’re in that lovely week right in between Christmas and New Year’s. You know, the week where we all unwind for a couple of days following some holiday stress and wonder just where the hell we’ll be going on New Year’s Eve. Well, there’s one other thing that comes with the dawning of […]

Reaping What You Sow: San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects

Once Buster Posey went down for the season, the wind kind of went out of the sails of the San Francisco Giants. They played admirably and stayed within striking distance for most of the season, but the utter lack of offense killed their chances. Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford were the most significant prospects to […]

Gonzalez Trade A Risk for A’s, Nats

Most people agree that the Nationals and A’s matched up relatively well on the Gio Gonzalez trade.  I won’t bother debating that.  My personal feelings are that Gio Gonzalez is a solid #3 starter whose value has skyrocketed because of the lack of depth in the free agent market and the Nats paid a good, […]