Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush reportedly purchased the Marlins, although we found out late last night that they still have to cross the T’s and dot the I’s and the deal isn’t maybe quite as done as we were lead to believe.
Completion of any sale by Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria could take months and would require approval by at least 75 percent of the major league teams. More than half of the winning bid could involve cash because of MLB’s debt service rule, meaning the Bush-Jeter group would need to raise a lot of money.
I’m not entirely sure how thrilled I’d be to introduce Jeb into the owners ranks, but at this point anything that can get rid of Jeffrey Loria is a good thing. The reported sales price is somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 Billion – That’s Billion with a B – dollars. With that sort of price tag, you’d have to wonder if there would be any money left to actually, you know, run a team.
Rays 2, Orioles 0 – Prof: I had a chance to go to this game, but it was raining and cold when I left work, and when I went home to change my clothes and grab something to eat I fell asleep in my chair. Oops. But apparently I didn’t miss much.
Blue Jays 6, Cardinals 5 F/11 – Scouts: Toronto had to turn to starting pitcher Marcus Stroman to pick up a pinch-hit, one out double in the top of the 11th. The win was aided by 4 Cardinal errors, the final of which allowed Stroman to score the winning run. I guess a win is a win right Toronto?
Nationals 15, Rockies 12 – Scouts: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Trey Turner hit for the cycle and totaled 7 RBI’s. Dale Murphy went 3-5 with 5 RBIs. German Marquez gave up 8 runs on 9 hits in 4 innings for the Rockies, while Joe Blanton gave up 4 hits, 4 runs without recording an out. This game was Bananas! This game is so insane there isn’t even a proper wrap up on MLB’s website.
Dodgers 2, Angels 1 – Scouts: It was the Clayton Kershaw show dealing 7 K’s over 7 innings and giving up just a single run. I really wish he didn’t play most of his games on the west coast, I’d really love to watch him pitch more, but I’m usually in bed by the time he walks to the mound.
Astros 4, Indians 2 – Prof: Scary incident involving the little second baseman that could, Jose Altuve and a fellow named Teoscar Hernandez. They collided in the eighth inning, and both players had to leave the game. Altuve has a slight shoulder injury but who knows how serious it is. It might be nothing. He’ll be a game time decision on Wednesday. Dallas Keuchel is back to form, getting another win. And finally, Josh Reddick stunned the Land of Cleve by straight up robbing Jason Kipnis from a home run with a tremendous leap. It was beautiful. I hope Scout can find the video on this one.
Cubs 1, Pirates 0 – Prof: The Cubs didn’t need the fire power they had on Monday. They just needed a Pirates error on a Jason Heyward ground ball to bring in Addison Russell for the win. Kyle Hendricks improved his ERA by pitching an excellent game. For the Buccos, Garrit Cole also had a great game. His one and only really lousy pitch turned out to be the one that brought Russell home.
Padres 3, Diamondbacks 9 – Scouts: The habitually over-looked Paul Goldschmidt went 4-4 with 3 RBI and a very nice dong.
Athletics 1, Angels 2 – Scouts: This clash of two middle-of-the-road teams didn’t really get interesting until the 10th when LA down 1 scored the tying run, only to win it in the 11th.
Reds 1, Brewers 9 – Prof: Do the Brewers play any teams other than Cincinnati? Do they have to? Eric Thames is hoping they don’t. He crushed his eleventh home run of the season against the Reds. Ryan Braun didn’t enjoy his time with the Reds nearly as much. He had to leave the game with a bruised left foot after getting three balls fouled off of it in one at-bat. Ouch.
Twins 8, Rangers 1 – Prof: Hey hey, Happy! Did you eat your big bowl of ice cream last night? Because your Twins went crazy on Texas! Minnesota had a seven run fifth inning, demolishing the Rangers’ chances. The one bright spot for Texas was that young phenom Joey Gallo hit yet another home run. Is there any doubt that once Adrian Beltre comes back from the disabled list, they are going to try to find a place to keep Gallo in the lineup? If not, they are dumb as hell.
Mariners 9, Tigers 19 – Prof: King Felix was the victim of regicide today, lasting only two innings. HOLY CATS. And I do mean cats. Dem Tigers roared all over, with a butt whooping of epic proportions. Nine runs in the fifth inning alone, not to mention home runs from James McCann, Justin Upton, Alex Avila, and Mikie Mahtook.
Royals 5, White Sox 10 – Scouts: Man, Kansas City sure went from hero to zero quick didn’t they? They have the second worst record in the league and have the worst offense
Yankees vs Red Sox, Braves vs Mets, and Marlins vs Phillies – all PPD