Archive for May, 2012

  • Rangers Sign Roy Oswalt: Where Does Texas Rank Among Baseball’s Best Rotations?

    Scott Miller of CBSSportsline reported late yesterday that the Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with right-hander Roy Oswalt.What that means for Neftali Feliz once he returns from the disabled list remains to be seen, but it is a move that no doubt makes the Rangers a deeper,...

  • Kennedy takes on Lincecum, Giants

    Tim Lincecum is mired in the worst start of his six-year career. Facing the Arizona Diamondbacks might not make things any better. Ian Kennedy is in the midst of his longest personal losing stretch, but has fared well against the San Francisco Giants of late. The struggling aces match up Wednesday...

  • San Francisco Giants: Re-Signing Melky Cabrera Will Not Be Easy

    It is pretty obvious at this point that the San Francisco Giants have put re-signing Melky Cabrera at the top of their priority list. He has been one of the biggest surprises of the baseball season so far, and easily the best offseason acquisition for the Giants this season.  Cabrera currently ...

  • Brewers’ young battery fuels tight road win

    Michael Fiers and Martin Maldonado were supposed to be in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, manning the battery for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds in their road series against the RedHawks. Instead, with a bit of offensive help from Ryan Braun, the battery mates blew through the best team in the major...

  • D-backs notebook: Still can’t solve lefties

    The Diamondbacks have faced two kinds of pitchers this -- righties and wrongies.Arizona went 24-24 against left-handed starters last season, but it has had unexpected difficulty against them these days, a problem exacerbated in a 4-2 loss to San Francisco's Barry Zito on Monday afternoon.Zito has tw...

  • 2012 MLB Draft Prospect: Scouting Stanford Ace Mark Appel

    Stanford ace right-hander Mark Appel is likely to be the first overall pick of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft for the Houston Astros next week.  I scouted Appel at Sunken Diamond back in March when Stanford hosted USC.I sat behind home plate and charted each of his 113 pitches using the ...

  • Kansas City Royals: Fans React to the Start of the 2012 Season on Twitter

    The 2012 season for the Kansas City Royals was supposed to be more of an evolution from their recent norm heading into 2013, a year that most around the game of baseball thought could be a Tampa Bay Rays-like breakout campaign (circa 2008) for the team. However, injuries, poor coaching decisions, fe...

  • Minnesota Twins: 10 Silver Linings to 2012′s Gray Cloud

    The 2012 season for the Minnesota Twins is certainly not going how anyone had hoped.After last season's dismal 63-99 record there was certainly hope in Minnesota that things would get better, but that hope has quickly dissipated.After being 16-31 through the first 47 games last season, there was no ...

  • 4 Reasons Manny Ramirez’s Return Is Actually Good for Baseball

    Even though Manny Ramirez's 50-game suspension will be over soon, he will not immediately join the Oakland Athletics. He will stay at Triple-A Sacramento until the Athletics are ready to call him up.Ramirez is a pretty polarizing figure but his return to the major leagues will not only be good for t...

  • Why Roy Oswalt Signing Clinches a Third Straight AL Pennant for Texas Rangers

    The American League may as well take the rest of the season off. There's no point in trying to win the AL pennant this year. The Texas Rangers have already secured it.The Rangers, in case you haven't been paying attention, have been the Junior Circuit's best team all season. They may have hit a roug...