Joe Musgrove’s no hitter
Denver has been chosen to replace Atlanta as the host of the year’s All Star Game and assorted festivities. That means the home run derby will also be at Coors Field. Use last year’s balls and ditch the humidifier for the evening, and I might just watch.
Rougned Odor was DFA’d by the Texas Rangers. The Rangers stink anyway. Today they worked out a trade with the Yankees. They Yankees are shipping a couple minor leaguers to the Rangers, and the Rangers are paying most of his salary to play for the Yankees. Why were the Yankees interested in taking on Odor…… Continue reading Rougned Odor Traded
Last December, the Tigers picked up Akil Baddoo, a lefty outfielder, from the Twinkies in the Rule 5 Draft. Detroit had like 20 unserviceable outfielders, so why not tuck a little sumpin’ sumpin’ extra under the tree for Christmas? Baddoo debuted Sunday. On the very first pitch he saw in the majors, he hit a…… Continue reading Thanks, Twins, For Baddoo-ing Us A Solid!
The 2021 miracle team continues to run away with the AL East
2021 Cy Young Award winner Jose Berrios off to a sizzling start
Never heard of Yermin Mercedes? No reason you should have before today. He’s a 28-year-old rookie catcher/DH for the White Sox. He played in the minors from 2011-2019. Last year he subbed in one game for the ChiSox. Yesterday he started a game for the first time at the major league level. All he did…… Continue reading Cap Tip to Yermin Mercedes
MLB has responded to Georgia’s new voting law by announcing Atlanta is losing its chance to host the All Star Game this year. It has not been decided where the game, and MLB draft, will be instead. The Dodgers were supposed to host last year, but they have been awarded next year’s game to replace…… Continue reading 2021 All Star Game Being Moved
When I was a kid, I looked forward to watching “This Week in Baseball” every week, hosted by the late, great Mel Allen. As an Army brat in Germany, that and NBC’s Game of the Week were the only baseball viewing I got on Armed Forces Television. I loved Allen’s “How about that?” line when…… Continue reading How About That?
It’s Opening Day. It’s a new season. It’s baseball. All 30 teams are going to be in action. Everything is as it should be. Except… there are not one but two proverbial Swords of Damocles hanging over this season. The first is the coronavirus pandemic that is still not over even though hoards of people…… Continue reading Opening Day 2021
Last week the Royals signed catcher Salvador Perez to an $82M, four year extension. It was the biggest contract in team history. That started me wondering about other teams’ record deals. So I decided to do a little digging. Some of the deals are surprising to me, some famous and some infamous. New York Yankees:…… Continue reading Every Team’s Most Expensive Contract
As you may recall, Angel Hernandez filed a lawsuit against MLB in 2017 alleging that he has not been promoted to a permanent crew chief position or worked a World Series since 2005 due to racial discrimination and personal animosity by Joe Torre. Today a federal court in New York ruled in MLB’s favor and…… Continue reading Angel Hernandez Strikes Out
The Marlins have sold naming rights to their stadium. It will be officially known as LoanDepot Park. That seems somehow…appropriate. It is as if the former Mets owners, the Wilpons, had named Citi Field “Ponzi Park.” Has a ring to it, doesn’t it?
Today I have the sad task of informing everyone that He Said, She Said will be on indefinite suspension. I’m sure many of you have seen the writing on the wall, but unfortunately, due to several factors, I won’t be able to keep up with writing the daily blog for the time being. I could…… Continue reading He Said, She Said On Indefinite Suspension
Okay, y’all have seen my division by division previews/predictions. Now is the time for me to take wild guesses at the awards, postseason and a couple other odds/ends. To be sure, I think awards predictions are a fool’s errand and always recommend picking “the field” if actually putting money down on awards. I also tend…… Continue reading Preview 2021: Nostradumbass Edition