I always thought Victoria’s secret was that her panties were too tight but apparently she’s a closeted seamhead.
Hey fellas, if you’re looking to get your wife or girlfriend more invested in root, root, rooting for the home team Victoria’s Secret has a new line of MLB apparel that may help. Sadly, they’ve excluded the obvious “Got wood?” jokes and avoided all references to handling the lumber or switch hitting. Opening Day is fast approaching so put away your rotisserie mags and head to Victoria’s Secret for a different brand of fantasy baseball.Pin It Tweet
American League’s Biggest All-Star Snubs
he rosters for the Major League Baseball All-Star game were announced earlier this week. The American League roster features plenty of repeat All-Stars, great stories, and young talent on the rise. There were also plenty of deserving players not selected due to the roster crunch and managerial decisions.
Here are the American League’s biggest All-Star snubs:Pin It Tweet
MLB’s Deadline Dealers on Display in World Series
Mid-season acquisitions could determine the outcome of this World Series.
While pre-Series accolades were heaped on stars like Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, and Buster Posey, a quartet of mid-season acquisitions could play a huge role in determining the outcome of this World Series.
Marco Scutaro won the NLCS MVP award after going 14-for-28 and scoring six runs in the seven-game series. Scutaro has been the perfect complimentary player for the San Francisco Giants, hitting behind leadoff man Angel Pagan and in front of Pablo Sandoval. Scutaro was traded from the Colorado Rockies to the Giants in late July for minor league infielder Charlie Culberson. After posting a disappointing .674 OPS in four months at hitter-friendly Coors Field, Scutaro went on a tear upon his arrival in San Francisco. The veteran infielder hit .362 and knocked in 44 runs in just 61 games with the Giants.Pin It Tweet
Five Starting Pitchers that Should Interest the Baltimore Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles were one of baseball’s biggest surprises in 2012 thanks in large part to several unexpected pitching performances. Wei-Yin Chen and Jason Hammel formed a dependable duo at the top of Baltimore’s rotation. Chris Tillman and Miguel Gonzalez emerged from the minor leagues to become the Orioles’ best pitchers down the stretch. In the rough and tumble American League East you can never have enough pitching. Here are five free agent starting pitchers that should interest the Baltimore Orioles.Pin It Tweet
Five Pitchers that Should Interest the Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs enter the off-season with a dire need for starting pitching. Jeff Samardzija showed great promise in his first season as a starter and Matt Garza should be healthy at the start of Spring training but the Cubs’ rotation goes off a cliff those two. Travis showed enough in 2012 to compete for a spot in Chicago’s 2013 rotation but shouldn’t be considered a lock. The Cubs will likely look to add at least two pitchers through trades or free agency. Here are five free agent pitchers that should interest Chicago.Pin It Tweet
Baltimore Orioles Offseason Preview
I wrote about the Orioles offseason for my friends over at IhateJJRedick.com. I wrote this a few days ago before Maicer Izturis signed with the Blue Jays (3 years? Really?) and prior to the bomb that Jon Paul Morosi dropped yesterday linking the birds to Josh Hamilton. I’ll skip over the countless Hamilton/The Wire jokes and say that as a fan I’d love to see the Orioles make the kind of commitment it would take to sign Hamilton. From a fiscal perspective I can’t see it happening. Hamilton is said to be seeking a 7-year deal worth $175 million (aren’t we all?). If it happens I’d be thrilled as a fan. I’m also certain the O’s would be roundly criticized for taking on that kind of financial risk with a player of Hamilton’s checkered past. Of course, very few people know what kind of revenue the O’s and MASN really produce, and when you factor in MLB’s new TV deal, a $100 million deal for Hamilton may not be out of the realm of possibility. I spent last offseason ragging on Dan Duquette. I’ve learned my lesson. Go get ‘em Duke!Pin It Tweet
Scott Baker is a Worthwhile Gamble for the Cubs
The Chicago Cubs took a first step towards bolstering a thin starting rotation on Tuesday, November 13 with the signing of veteran right-hander Scott Baker to a one-year contract. The 31 year-old Baker is a veteran of seven Major League seasons all with the Minnesota Twins. Baker amassed a record of 63-48 with a 4.15 in his time with the Twins. Baker most recently went 8-6 with a 3.14 ERA in 21 starts for Minnesota in 2011. He has averaged just 2.1 walks per nine inning for his career.Pin It Tweet
Why Scott Feldman Is a Good Fit for the Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs entered the offseason in desperate need of starting pitching. The club took another minor step towards respectability by signing veteran right-hander Scott Feldman to a one-year contract. Feldman joins fellow free agent Scott Baker as the most recent additions to the Cubs’ projected 2013 starting rotation.
Feldman looks like a decent low-risk move for the Cubs. Feldman will make $6 million on his one-year deal with the chance to earn another $1million in incentives. Feldman gives the Cubs a veteran innings eater looking to bounce back from three disappointing seasons in Texas.Pin It Tweet
Nationals Add Dan Haren to Stacked Rotation
The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with free agent pitcherDan Haren on a one-year contract reportedly worth $13 million. Haren struggled through injury and inconsistency with the Los Angeles Angels in 2012, posting a 4.33 ERA in 30 starts. The deal makes a great deal of sense for both Haren and the Nationals.Pin It Tweet
Cubs add Outfield Depth with Signing of Nate Schierholtz
The Chicago Cubs signed free agent outfielder Nate Schierholtz on Wednesday, December 6 to a one-year contract worth a reported $2.25 million. The 28 year old Schierholtz spent the first five and a half seasons of his big league career with the San Francisco Giants. Schierholtz was dealt to Philadelphia as part of a package of players to acquire Hunter Pence. Schierholtz is noted as plus defender in right field and could serve in a platoon role with the Cubs.
The signing of Schierholtz is just the first domino to fall in what could be a tumultuous season in the Cubs’ outfield.Pin It Tweet