Red Sox Give John Farrell Walking Papers

The Boston Red Sox and John Farrell will be parting ways just a day after the Red Sox got so thoroughly bounced from the playoffs by a far superior team. Farrell, 55, completed his fifth season as Red Sox manager in 2017, leading the team to a 93-69 (.574) record and the club’s ninth American…… Continue reading Red Sox Give John Farrell Walking Papers

Update: Sale Scratched From Start After Clubhouse Incident

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was a very late scratch from today’s start due to an unspecified clubhouse incident.  The White Sox released a statement saying that Sale was “sent home” due to a “clubhouse incident” and the matter was “under further investigation.” https://twitter.com/whitesox/status/756983172089384960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Rumor has it that Sale was upset over the usage…… Continue reading Update: Sale Scratched From Start After Clubhouse Incident

Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez

The Braves have decided to fire manager Fredi Gonzalez today after one of the worst starts in the team’s 140 year history.  The Braves have started off at 9-28.  The Braves will promote Brian Snitker from their AAA franchise to serve as interim manager.  Bench coach Carlos Tosca was also fired and will be replaced…… Continue reading Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez

Paul DePodesta Leaves The Mets For The NFL

Intriguing news today as we learn that the Cleveland Browns have lured away Paul DePodesta from the Mets to be the team’s new chief strategy officer.  It is expected he will report directly to owner Jimmy Haslam. DePodesta you may recall got his big claim to fame working alongside Oakland GM Billy Beane and helped…… Continue reading Paul DePodesta Leaves The Mets For The NFL

Coach Barry Bonds?

Well, isn’t THIS “interesting”? (Cue Church Lady voice.) Gator may write something later from the “Feesh/Macondo” point of view, mainly about owner Jeff Loria trying to gin up attendance, if nothing else, but … The Marlins are looking at hiring Barry Bonds as a coach. As far as I’m aware, this is the first serious…… Continue reading Coach Barry Bonds?

Captain Grit to replace Donny Baseball?

I can’t really believe this hiring would actually happen, but the Dodgers have reportedly interviewed Kirk Gibson for their managerial opening. President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman has always been touted as a sabermetrics guy, as noted when Los Angeles hired him away from the Rays. And Gibson strikes me as being not a sabermetrics…… Continue reading Captain Grit to replace Donny Baseball?