Posts Tagged Future

  • Royals’ Future Remains Bright Despite Crushing End to World Series Run

    The wait lasted 29 seasons.  This time the pain will be different but familiar once again. The Kansas City Royals had the World Series-winning run at the plate, but Madison Bumgarner was on the bump. It ended with a pop-up Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium, the San Francisco Giants capturing ...

  • St. Louis Cardinals’ Elimination Stings Because Future Success Is Far From Guaranteed

    San Francisco Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa created one of the most dramatic moments in Major League Baseball history when he hit a walk-off, three-run home run Thursday to send the Giants to the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals. And he left the Cardinals to head into the offseason wi...

  • Making Sense of Don Mattingly’s Dodgers Future in Andrew Friedman Reign

    After early departures from the postseason in back-to-back years, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally were ready to shake things up. In previous years, that might have involved signing a big-name free agent or executing a blockbuster deal, perhaps even a managerial change. Those things could still happe...

  • Mariners Have Incredibly Bright Future Even If They Miss out on 2014 Playoffs

    The Seattle Mariners weren’t supposed to matter. Entering the 2014 season, basically no one picked the M’s to be part of the playoff picture. Baseball Prospectus pegged them for a fourth-place finish in the loaded American League West, ahead of only the Houston Astros. That seemed fair, ...

  • How Giancarlo Stanton’s Horrific HBP Will Impact the Star Slugger’s Future

    There are few things in sports more scary than watching a player, especially a star like Giancarlo Stanton, fall to the ground. An errant (and clearly unintentional) pitch from Mike Fiers tailed directly into Stanton's face, leaving the slugger on the ground until an ambulance came to take him away....

  • What Matt Barnes and His Future Mean for the Boston Red Sox

    Boston Red Sox pitching prospect Matt Barnes made his big league debut on Tuesday, hurling three innings of shutout relief in a 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.  Called up from Triple-A Pawtucket at the beginning of the week, Barnes will now have the opportunity to finish the season in the Re...

  • Matt Barnes has a bright future for the Red Sox

    A handful of rookie pitchers have made their debuts for the Red Sox in 2014, but despite flying under the radar, their latest call-up, Matt Barnes, might have the brightest future of them all.  2014 has been a trying year for the Red Sox, but fans have at least gotten the chance to see quite a few...

  • Oakland A’s: John Jaso’s future as a catcher

    John Jaso Oakland A’s catcher John Jaso was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list this past week since his concussion symptoms have worsened over the past two weeks. He told the press that he was struck by a hard foul tip that bounced off of his face mask back in early August when the Oakl...

  • San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey’s future

    Amidst the uncertainty and disappointment of the San Francisco Giants’ 2014 season, one narrative remains consistent: Buster Posey may not, and possibly should not, finish out his career behind the plate. Analysts and fans alike have shown the desire for Giants management to make the move from cat...

  • Jon Lester on future: ‘I’m not going to the highest bidder’

    Barring some sort of unforeseen event, Jon Lester will not be pitching for the Oakland A’s next season. Oakland can’t afford him. And the more Lester talks, the more it sounds like he is hoping the Boston Red Sox make him a competitive enough offer that he can return to the place where he starte...