5:59 PM EST, Tue January 27, 2015

Is Brian Sabean one of the best GMs in baseball history?

A couple of authors seem to think so. Back in 2009, both Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy signed contract extensions. It seems like an unremarkable piece of ephemera now, but back then it was a huge deal. The Giants were never going to win the World Series, see. Certainly not with either of those two guys. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever. The pitching was an exciting strength of the team, but it was time to let other people figure out how to take the next step. That opinion looks dumb in retrospect, and that's being kind. But even though I was spitting fire with my hot takes and...

2015 outlook: Detroit Tigers

2014 record: 90-72, 1st place in AL Central Manager: Brad Ausmus, 2nd season Estimated 2015 payroll: $172 million Key additions: OF Yoenis Cespedes, OF Anthony Gose, RHP Alfredo Simon, RHP Shane Greene, LHP Tom Gorzelanny Key losses: RHP Max Scherzer, OF Torii Hunter, RHP Rick Porcello, RHP Joba Chamberlain, LHP Phil Coke Projected lineup 2B Ian…
Friars on Base 59 mins ago

Padres News: “Shocked” Matt Kemp Embracing His New Team

Recently Matt Kemp sat down with long-time Dodgers fan Larry King and talked about his recent trade from the only organization he had ever known, reports MLB.com’s Corey Brock. Any thoughts Padres fans that Matt Kemp is just a Dodgers spy in disguise can seemingly put that to rest. For now, all those worries that […] Padres News: “Shocked” Matt Kemp Embracing His New Team - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Viva El Birdos 1 hour ago

Hunt and Peck: Rest in peace, Mr. Cub

Baseball says goodbye to Ernie Banks. THIS JUST IN: Cubs Hall of Fame SS Ernie Banks dies at age of 83. pic.twitter.com/1B5iDJxAyB — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 24, 2015 To the man who always wanted to play two: RIP Ernie Banks. pic.twitter.com/FWXxP9tvS7 — CBS Sports (@CBSSports) January 24, 2015 Ernie Banks has died at age 83 Banks was known as "Mr Cub. His 512 HR rank tied for 22nd all-time — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 24, 2015 RIP Ernie Banks. One of the good guys. "Let's play two." — Baseballism (@Baseballism) January 24,...
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

O's, Bucs rekindle Travis Snider trade talks - Travis Snider (OF) Pittsburgh Pirates

According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles and Pirates have rekindled trade talks involving outfielder Travis Snider.
Red Reporter 2 hours ago
Parsing through the Reds 2015 payroll

Parsing through the Reds 2015 payroll

The ledger appears quite similar to the 2014 edition. Whether you like it or not, it's quite likely that the overwhelming bulk of the 2015 Cincinnati Reds roster is already under contract with the club.  Marlon Byrd will be the everyday LF, Skip Schumaker will again be asked to be more than a bit part player, all signs point to Kris Negron getting a shot at a utility role, and the 4th and 5th spots in the team's rotation appear set for a battle between at least five arms.  The bullpen's 2014 foibles may mean that the non-closer's spots could be up for grabs, but with the only likely...

Lauderhill names fire station for former chief

LAUDERHILL — The city's current fire department headquarters would have been just another vacant lot in the city if it weren't for former Fire Chief Ed Curran, who died in September.
Express-Times 6 hours ago
Jonathan Papelbon trade rumors: Phillies' talks with Brewers appear dead

Jonathan Papelbon trade rumors: Phillies' talks with Brewers appear dead

Less than a week after talks were 'serious' according to a Yahoo! Sports report, it now seems more likely that Papelbon will be among the players reporting to Clearwater, Fl. for Spring training.
Denver Post 21 hours ago
Adam Ottavino avoids arbitration, agrees to 1-year deal with Rockies

Adam Ottavino avoids arbitration, agrees to 1-year deal with Rockies

The Rockies and Adam Ottavino avoided arbitration Monday when the right-handed reliever agreed to terms on a one-year deal.
Friars on Base 18 hours ago

Padres Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale Feb 6.

The much-anticipated 2015 season is soon upon us as single-game tickets will go on sale Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. on Padres.com. Of course season-ticket holders will have a head start as pre-sale opportunities happen a week before the Feb 6 public release date. Expect the always-popular opening day game to be sold out quickly […] Padres Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale Feb 6. - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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