Baseball history was made when David Price put pen to paper, signing a seven year agreement worth a whopping $217MM. That’s a $31MM average annual salary, officially making Price the highest paid pitcher of all-time. But given the recent emphasis on having an ace atop a rotation, that cost may become the new norm. We’ll see it in action when Greinke eventually signs a deal similar in average annual salary
It was so obvious even Stevie Wonder could see it (apparently Ben Charrington couldn’t). The one thing missing from the 2015 Red Sox was an ace. Yes, they had a plan that having five guys who were all 2’s, 3’s and 4’s would mean that an ace was not needed. That plan failed miserably. Rick Porcello was worth nowhere near the money that gave him as an extension, Joe Kelly
Well boys and girls what a season for the Texas Rangers as they trekked their way from last to first in just a few short months. Not only did a first year manager in Jeff Bannister help the Rangers do a full 180 from their 2014 campaign but they were one game away from advancing to the ALCS. One word to describe this team could be “remarkable” or even “tough”.
Fast forward a month from August and that 4-game series with the Astros in Arlington were monumental for the Rangers. Not only did the Rangers sweep the Astros but they beat them differently in all 4 games and didn’t look back. Now here we sit in late September and the Rangers hold a 2.5 game lead over their counterparts in Houston with 7 to go (Detroit & LA Angels). Going
On July 31st the non-waiver trade deadline in baseball had come and gone, and the one question on everyone’s lips was, “who won?” Was it the Mets who were able to get the big bat they so desperately needed without giving up any of their young stud pitchers? Meanwhile the upstart Astros added the ace in Scott Kazmir and the bat in Carlos Gomez to make themselves formidable. The Dodgers
The 2015 MLB trade deadline as come and gone, and there was a whirlwind of movement made. Over the course of the last few weeks, leading up to and including the deadline date of July 31, there were a total of 43 trades made, with 29 of the 30 teams included (only the Diamondbacks were asleep at the wheel, I mean, didn't register a deal). Some of the biggest names
The Colorado Rockies are once again in the midst of a long and tiring season. To add to the agony, the team just dealt one of its franchise's best overall players in Troy Tulowitzki. And while the move wasn't a popular one, you could see it coming from a mile away. So, who steps up in Tulo's absence? That's the question many Rockies faithful have been wondering since rumors of
With September call-ups in full swing, the Toronto Blue Jays have made the first big move of the roster expansion period. The team has called up 25th-ranked prospect Daniel Norris from AAA. Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft by the Blue Jays, Norris was part of a promising group of pitching prospects Toronto had in their system, including Norris, Noah Syndergaard, Justin Nicolino, and Aaron Sanchez.
The 2013 season hasn't been kind to Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick offensively. What compounded his issues at the plate a wrist injury that he suffered on April 7th. He did sit out a few games before returning to the lineup and eventually wound up on the disabled list a month later. At the time he was hitting .152 with one home run, 14 rbi, six doubles, 10 runs scored and a .266 OBP. When
Welcome to The Inscriber: Digital Magazine’s Sunday morning news roundup, The Byline Sunday Report, will feature a compilation of news events that are current and relevant. Short and sweet, The Byline Report will touch upon events with a blurb of facts and information, along with a small percentage of opinion. Without further ado, here are the news events for Sunday morning, August 11th, that are making headlines already: Ted Cruz's