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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Baseball : Lovie Smith In Demand



Ed Werder on the teams that could be interested in hiring Lovie Smith.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Shocking : Ryan Freel Commits Suicide


Ryan Freel

Former Major League player Ryan Freel has commited suicide, as first reported by First Coast News. Freel, a utility player who spent parts of eight seasons in the Majors, took his own life at the age of 36. Best known for his years with the Cincinnati Reds, he played 594 games with five teams from 2001 through 2009.

Citing confirmation from Sgt. Mike Paul of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Jacksonville.com reported that Freel was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Cincinnati Enquirer received a note from Reds director of media relations Rob Butcher:

The Reds family is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Ryan Freel. His teammates and our fans loved him for how hard he played the game, and he loved giving back to the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

According to Reds.com, Freel was a "fan favorite for his gritty play and hustle" during his stint with the team. He participated in a Reds fantasy camp in 2011.(source)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Shocking : Reds draft pick Mason Felt in critical condition, father passes away after one-car accident



The Cincinnati Reds have confirmed a Jennifer Rios report in the San Angelo Standard-Times that their 2012 fifth-round draft pick, Mason Felt, 18, was critically injured in a one-car accident on Saturday morning just outside of Ozona, Texas.

The accident happened a little after 10 a.m. on Interstate 10, according to Rios' report. Felt, who was driving his 2004 Ford F-150 truck, began drifting into the shoulder and then over corrected, causing him to cross over both lanes of traffic and then flipped over.

He's now considered to be in critical, but stable condition. Unfortunately, his father, Roger Felt, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

As we noted, Mason Felt, a left-handed pitcher out of Hoschton, Ga., was the 172nd overall pick in this past June's amateur draft. He elected to sign with the Reds for $317,800, rather than attend Oregon State where he was headed on a baseball scholarship.

As many aspiring baseball players do, he was following in the footsteps of his father, who spent five seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization during the early '80s.(source)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

MLB : Blue Jays up ante in negotiations for Mets' R.A. Dickey


 R.A. Dickey appears headed to Toronto. (Reuters)

The New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays are nearing a deal that would send reigning Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays for a package that includes top prospect Travis d'Arnaud, a source close to the negotiations told Yahoo! Sports early Saturday.

As the Mets finalized their shopping of Dickey and appeared to settle on the Blue Jays late Friday, the proposed deal grew in size upon Toronto's willingness to include d'Arnaud, the game's best catching prospect. While the other players involved could not be confirmed, the source said the teams were in the process of exchanging medical information on the players involved.

The trade would mark the second blockbuster of the offseason for Toronto, which acquired Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck in a fire-sale deal with the Miami Marlins. It transformed the Blue Jays from a middling American League East team into a contender. The acquisition of Dickey would cement their status as favorite in the division, and maybe the whole league.

Toronto's willingness to give up a prospect of d'Arnaud's caliber – a Foxsports.com report also said outfield prospect Anthony Gose was likely to be included in the deal – hinged on the growth of the trade to include other players as well as the possibility of Dickey signing a contract extension. The Mets and Dickey had worked for months trying to hammer out a deal, with the 38-year-old Dickey seeking two years and $26 million and the Mets edging their way up to two years and $20 million. Dickey is signed this season for a bargain $5 million.

The knuckleballer went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA and threw a league-high 233 2/3 innings for the woebegone Mets, whose financial troubles have led to a rebuild under general manager Sandy Alderson. Getting D'Arnaud would be a coup for Alderson, who seeks up-the-middle talent to go along with a young pitching staff that, with Matt Harvey, Jonathon Niese and Zack Wheeler should provide a better future than present.
Toronto, on the other hand, looks eminently dangerous this year, adding Dickey to a rotation that includes Johnson, Buehrle, Brandon Morrow and Ricky Romero.

Reyes and Bonifacio add to a lineup that already boasts Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Brett Lawrie and offseason acquisition Melky Cabrera.(source)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Miami Marlins trade stars to Toronto Blue Jays



The Miami Marlins are trading 2011 batting champion Jose Reyes, starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, catcher John Buck and infielder Emilio Bonifacio to Toronto in exchange for shortstop Yunel Escobar, catcher Jeff Mathis and some prospects.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Giants-Tigers: San Francisco sweep Detroit to win World Series



San Francisco defeated Detroit, 4-3, in 10 innings on Sunday night to win their second World Series title in three years. The Giants have won seven championships overall. San Francisco beat the Texas Rangers in five games in 2010.

SF Giants World Series Victory Mayhem Broken Up By SFPD!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Breaking Down The Giants Sweep

Sandoval is being named the 2012 World Series MVP

Baseball Tonight Minute 10/28/2012

San Francisco Giants Win 2012 World Series!



Marco Scutaro singled home the tie-breaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years. Ryan Theriot, who went hitless for St. Louis in Game 7 of last year's Series, singled softly into right field off Phil Coke opening the 10th. Brandon Crawford sacrificed, nearly bunting the ball past Coke. Angel Pagan struck out and Scutaro singled into short center field as Theriot slid home ahead of Austin Jackson's throw.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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