Tampa Bay right fielder Wil Myers, who was called up from the minor leagues June 18 and helped the Rays’ push to a wild-card postseason berth, was the American League winner of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in balloting by the BBWAA that was announced on MLB Network. Myers (.293, 13 HR, […]
One of the two teams playing for the World Series title is in rarefied air, that of a billion dollar valuation. According to a list put out Wednesday by Bloomberg, the Boston Red Sox value or $2.1 billion is third most in baseball for 2013, behind the non-playoff Yankees and the recently ousted L.A. Dodgers. […]
It seems to me that the new breed of GMs — who place less and less value on the field manager — have taken more control of the organizations they run, yet the inclination towards advanced metrics hasn’t translated to more advanced hiring practices.
Of all the major sports, baseball feels as close to how it may have appeared to fans 100 years ago. The pitcher-batter battle is still the essence of the game, and while strategies have changed and one or the other have held advantages at various points, fans today would more easily recognize play from 1920 […]
If you had to place a bet, it would be safe to say that Bobby Valentine wishes he was spending this October at Fenway Park rather than a leafy suburban campus close to where he grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and that he would rather be changing pitchers than talking films. But this October that’s […]