MLB’s top management is not to be trusted, and needs to be overhauled.
I’m seeing a lot of Raul Mondesi/Jesse Barfield comparisons from Yankee fans. I guess there’s a resemblance: both are right fielders with great arms and high strikeout rates who came to the Yankees in midseason trades.
If the off-season deal involving Roberto Alomar did not signal the direction in which the Cleveland Indians are heading, then the June 27 trade of Bartolo Colon certainly did. The Indians sent a clear message that they are rebuilding, specifically for the 2004 season.
Your team’s GM may be thinking of his own interests, not the ballclub’s.
Some thoughts on Ichiro Suzuki and baseball’s “inevitable” return to Washington, D.C.
A few weeks ago at the BP Pizza Feed in Los Angeles, one of the attendees–sorry, I don’t remember who–asked me what we could
expect from Jeff Torborg in Florida. The Marlins, as you know, have a large stable of young starting pitchers, including perhaps
the game’s top prospect, 22-year-old right-hander Josh Beckett. The questioner wanted to know if there was anything we
could glean from Torborg’s history that would indicate how he might handle the pitching talent on hand.