Posts Tagged It’s

  • Why It’s Finally Time for Billy Beane to Be Thrown on the Hot Seat

    "Every form of strength is also a form of weakness..."- Michael Lewis, Moneyball, quoting Bill James In baseball, there is no such thing as an untouchable general manager. Just like the players and coaches, a GM must stand behind his results—and pay the price when the results aren't there...

  • It’s time for Mike Scioscia to go

    The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire last week, leaving Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia as not just the longest-serving skipper in Major League Baseball, but by a landslide. After a first-round playoff debacle against the wild card Kansas City Royals — his team scored just ...

  • Clayton Kershaw: It’s World Series or bust for Dodgers

    With the highest payroll in Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers have very high expectations for success. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw understands what’s expected of his team, and told ESPN’s Colin Cowherd that it’s “World Series or bust” for Los Angeles this year. “I think it w...

  • Moore on maybe not carrying backup middle infielder: ‘It’s not like rosters are frozen Opening Day’

    Since I began mentioning a few weeks ago that the Royals might start the season without a backup middle infielder on the 25-man roster, there seems to be some genuine concern out there in Royals land. The reason the Royals might start the season without a backup middle infielder is because they are ...

  • Ortiz: It’s ‘time to move on’ if Red Sox don’t offer long-term deal

    The Boston Red Sox finally caved last offseason and signed David Ortiz to a two-year contract extension. In 2012, Ortiz and the Sox had agreed to a one-year deal after what he deemed “humiliating” contract negotiations. Big Papi may be 38, but he just turned in one of the best seasons of his car...

  • Detroit Tigers Should Not Trade Max Scherzer; It’s Not Champion-Like

    Branch Rickey, the Hall of Fame baseball executive and the granddaddy of the sport’s farm system, said it time and again. “Always trade a player one year too soon, rather than one year too late,” Rickey postulated. But each theory has its exceptions, right? I don’t know if th...

  • It’s time for the New York Yankees to go holiday shopping

    As many are preparing for the holiday season and the winter chill is beginning to hit New York, many fans have not yet started to think about next season, but no worries, the New York Yankees organization has. Please click here to read this story. The post It’s Time for the New York Yankees to Go ...

  • World Series: Cardinals Will Face a Familiar Foe—whether It’s Boston or Detroit

    A series defined by great pitching met up Friday night in St. Louis for yet another duel—only half of the duel never showed. The St. Louis Cardinals continued their ownership of one of the game's greatest left-handed pitchers, Clayton Kershaw. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent the right man to the ...

  • It’s over for the Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made it to the play offs but lost to the St. Louis Cardinals after forcing a game 5 in the series. The Pirates started Gerrit Cole who gave up 2 runs in the 2nd inning and the Pirates offense never got going. The Pirates used 6 pitchers in what would be their final play off ga...

  • Immediate Adjustments Oakland A’s, Tampa Bay Rays Must Make Before It’s Too Late

    The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers jumped out to 1-0 series leads in their respective ALDS series on Friday night, and while there is certainly still plenty of baseball to be played for their opponents, Game 2 will be crucial. The Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A's will be looking to even things up i...