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Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash at Age 40

Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash at Age 40

Roy Halladay a former pitcher in Major League Baseball died on Tuesday when a small plane he was piloting crashed near Tampa into the Gulf of Mexico. Sheriff Chris Nocco from Pasco County confirmed during a Tuesday afternoon press... 
Hitters in Major League Baseball on Record Home Run Pace

Hitters in Major League Baseball on Record Home Run Pace

Entering Wednesday’s Major League Baseball schedule hitters had combined for 2,701 home runs through the first 2 ½ months of the 2017 regular season. That means they are on a pace to hit over 6,180 home runs for the entire 162-game... 
Red Sox – Yankees Rivalry Regaining Passion?

Red Sox – Yankees Rivalry Regaining Passion?

In most cases, when I write a baseball column, I do so as an objective professional journalist without reference to my team of choice, which is the Boston Red Sox. This column is an exception – an exuberantly striking exception. The... 
Is Pirates Slugger Pedro Alvarez The New Adam Dunn?

Is Pirates Slugger Pedro Alvarez The New Adam Dunn?

In the 2008 draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected a player they envisioned would lock down third base for years to come and more importantly the cleanup spot in the batting order for years to come. It has been a work in progress,... 
Baseball’s Strong Connection Between Father and Son

Baseball’s Strong Connection Between Father and Son

Baseball is a tradition. It’s a religion. Baseball is history. It’s family. All of these terms get tossed around and when you’re not into the sport it gets treated like a bad love letter full of sappy romantic rhetoric... 
Mariano Rivera is a Reminder of the Greatness Behind Jackie Robinson

Mariano Rivera is a Reminder of the Greatness Behind Jackie Robinson

The number “42” has always been a weird little subtlety of the game of baseball for a Yankees’ fan. In late 1993, I started following the Yankees. The first season I can remember in any detail from start to finish... 
Jeffrey Loria is the Worst Owner in Sports

Jeffrey Loria is the Worst Owner in Sports

Forget about just baseball owners. Jeffrey Loria is the worst owner in all of sports. In fact Loira is such a bad owner it seems fair to draw conclusions he’s a bad person too. How else can he be so comfortable spending everyone... 
San Francisco Giants: Melky Cabrera Doesn’t Deserve a World Series Ring

San Francisco Giants: Melky Cabrera Doesn’t Deserve a World Series Ring

Baseball is a sport, and I treat it as such. I don’t get “mad” when the Giants go on a losing streak.  I don’t get “mad” when players are in slumps.  I don’t even get “mad” when the Giants drop a series... 
Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #8 – Napoli, LaRoche and Leftovers

Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #8 – Napoli, LaRoche and Leftovers

LaRoche’s destination could be tied to Napoli’s contract situation Boston Editor’s Note: Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition is a new weekly column that appears on Baseball News Source every Friday and... 
Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #7 – Bourn, Swisher, LaRoche

Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #7 – Bourn, Swisher, LaRoche

Bourn is the premiere center fielder left on the free agent market Editor’s Note: Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition is a new weekly column that appears on Baseball News Source every Friday and details free agent and... 
MLB Trend: The Shrinking Closer Market

MLB Trend: The Shrinking Closer Market

The market for high salaried closers is shifting Once upon a time, closers like Rafael Soriano were in high demand. Draft picks carried less clout, the ninth inning was critical and it took a special kind of attitude to record those... 
Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #6 – Hamilton, Sanchez, Myers

Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #6 – Hamilton, Sanchez, Myers

The signing of Josh Hamilton was big news this week Editor’s Note: Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition is a new weekly column that appear on Baseball News Source every Friday and details free agent and trade talk at every... 
Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #5 – Post Winter Meetings

Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #5 – Post Winter Meetings

How long can the Rays hold onto an arm like Shields Editor’s Note: Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition is a new weekly column that appear on Baseball News Source every Friday and details free agent and trade talk at every... 
All Signs Point To Yankees Selling

All Signs Point To Yankees Selling

Causing panic among Yankees’ fans is not very difficult Unlike actual New Yorkers, overreacting is the status quo. When it comes to sports, fans can become irrational and impulsive in general. When you root for a team expected... 
Should The Red Sox Trade Ellsbury Sooner Rather Than Later?

Should The Red Sox Trade Ellsbury Sooner Rather Than Later?

Trade Ellsbury ? The debate is rampant among Red Sox fans With the addition of Shane Victorino, the Boston Red Sox outfield is seemingly set for the 2013 campaign with the right-handed hitting Jonny Gomes and perhaps the left-handed... 
Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #4 – Non -Tendered Players

Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #4 – Non -Tendered Players

Baltimore’s Mark Reynolds was among the list of non-tendered players today Editor’s Note: Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition is a new weekly column that will appear on Baseball News Source every Friday and detail... 
Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #3 – Blue Jays, Dickey, Wright

Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #3 – Blue Jays, Dickey, Wright

Blue Jays moves are aggressive and the team will be relevant again Editor’s Note: Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition is a new weekly column that will appear on Baseball News Source every Friday and detail free agent... 
Marlins Trades Reaffirm MLB’s Laissez-Faire Indifference

Marlins Trades Reaffirm MLB’s Laissez-Faire Indifference

“The damage to the Marlins’ ‘brand’ is impossible to calculate.” Baseball, often derided for it’s uncapped, laissez-faire player market that rewards deep pockets like the Yankees and Dodgers, is... 
Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #2 – Upton, Hamilton

Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #2 – Upton, Hamilton

Editor’s Note: Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition is a new weekly column that will appear on Baseball News Source every Friday and detail free agent and trade talk at every position. Amid the annual general manager meetings... 
Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition

Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition

Will the Angels strike a new deal for Zack Greinke Editor’s Note: Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition is a new weekly column that will appear on Baseball News Source every Friday and detail free agent and trade talk... 
Dodgers Target Shields – Seriously, Who Don’t the Dodgers Target ?

Dodgers Target Shields – Seriously, Who Don’t the Dodgers Target ?

Dodgers target Shields among others this winter As reported by our friends at Rays Index , and Mark Saxson of ESPN , The Los Angeles Dodgers, alias “Team Money Bags” have targeted Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields... 
Demise of the Yankees Greatly Exaggerated

Demise of the Yankees Greatly Exaggerated

The formula  for the Yankees success remains intact… The New York Yankees were dominated this season one stop short of the World Series. But was it a fluke or would they benefit from going “back to the drawing board”?... 
Yankees Go Quietly – Now The Postseason Really Begins

Yankees Go Quietly – Now The Postseason Really Begins

Yankees on the wrong side of  four-game sweep in the ALCS When Jayson Nix‘s pop up settled into Prince Fielder‘s glove and the Detroit Tigers celebrated their four-game sweep of the New York Yankees and American League... 
Alex Rodriguez – Baseballs $30 Million Dollar Platoon “Player”

Alex Rodriguez – Baseballs $30 Million Dollar Platoon “Player”

Rodriguez – I love the Yankees and…. Alex Rodriguez is again out of the Yankees’ starting lineup for Game 4 of the ALCS. Has Rodriguez become baseball’s $30 million platoon player?  It certainly looks that... 
Past Franchise Experiences Can Benefit Yankees Now

Past Franchise Experiences Can Benefit Yankees Now

Can the Yankees come back in this series? Players past their prime tend to struggle. If they’re not struggling, they tend to become unhealthy the older they get instead. Franchises generally try to keep as many players as possible... 
What Happened to the Pittsburgh Pirates?

What Happened to the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Pirates – There are still two games left to lose Twelve wins. For the promises of the currently expiring five-year plan and its big-money draft picks, prospect-raking trades and hopeless free agent acquisitions, the Pirates... 
Orioles Power Takes Opener – Tie Yankees for Division Lead

Orioles Power Takes Opener – Tie Yankees for Division Lead

Mark Reynolds Hit 2 Of Baltimore’s 6 Home Runs I was nine years old the last time the Baltimore Orioles bothered me. Let’s put it in an even stronger perspective. In 1996, when Derek Jeter‘s controversial Game One... 
Pirates – Management, Players, Fans Show Inexperience with Winning

Pirates – Management, Players, Fans Show Inexperience with Winning

Pirates Feeling Pressure of Pennant Race After two decades of losing baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates are where they want to be–directly in the middle of a serious pennant race.  Although the organization has taken large strides... 
Skip Bayless, White Sox, Rip Yankees

Skip Bayless, White Sox, Rip Yankees

Sale struck out a season high 13 hitters and yielded just three hits and a solo home run in 7.2 innings of work. For Yankees’ fans and the team itself, the last three games have been frustrating against the Chicago White Sox.... 
Nationals Could Regret Shutting Stephen Strasburg Down

Nationals Could Regret Shutting Stephen Strasburg Down

Fueled by the best record in the majors at 73-45 and boasting the best pitching staff is baseball statistically, the Washington Nationals are one of the game’s most compelling stories in 2012. Fan interest is high because the... 
Red Sox Fans are Fed Up with Drama and Dysfunction

Red Sox Fans are Fed Up with Drama and Dysfunction

I’m fed up with almost everything about Boston Red Sox baseball in 2012. As a professional baseball writer whose passion for the game started as a 7-year-old in the mid-’70s, most of the features I author are objective,...