Per Cardinals GM Jon Mozeliak, there is an increasing (if not certain) sense that the DH could be coming to the National league as soon as 2017. Personally, I am for it. I would rather see professional hitters do the hitting and pitchers do the pitching.
I have never understood the argument that having a pitcher bat adds strategy; it would be like the NFL requiring QBs to also play linebacker or something. Makes zero sense to me. I would rather have uniform leagues, uniform rules, and have players do what they are the best at.
This afternoon Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz were enshrined in baseball's Hall of Fame. All deserving in my, unimportant, opinion. It's a pretty solid class, and it's very impressive what the pitchers accomplished during the height of the steriod era.
Baseball was my first love growing up, and I was convinced, like many others, that I, too, would one day be a big leaguer. I followed the game religiously. This, and last years class, are the first two that I watched for a meaningful amount of time (26 y/o). So, these hall of fame classes are getting more special for me.
What says you? Any favorite memories from these guys? As a Sox fan, I'll never forget Pedro's '99 All Star start and tossing Zimmer to the ground.
According to multiple reports, Dave Dombrowski, with owner Mike Illitch's approval, will move to trade David Price, Yoenis Cespedes and possibly Rajai Davis and Alex Avila.
USA Today article (HERE)
The Tigers, barring a veto from owner Mike Ilitch, are going to surrender and be sellers within the next 10 days at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. For the first time since 2008, the Tigers have no choice but to inform teams that two of their marquee commodities will be dealt by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The Tigers, according to several people inside and outside the organization familiar with their strategy, plan to put ace David Price and power-hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the trade market.
Detroit News article (HERE)
The Tigers are in a unique position in that they have six free-agents-to-be — including two elite ones in ace David Price and slugger Yoenis Cespedes. Closer Joakim Soria is a shade below. They also have three pieces that could help the right contender in Rajai Davis, Alex Avila and Alfredo Simon. The market this year is as rich with buyers as ever, and the Tigers are the seller with the most appealing inventory.
The Joe Buck drinking game is simple. Every time he acts like a douche, take a drink. We'll all be dead by the bottom of the 2nd.
It looks like yet again Pete Rose has been caught in another lie, and this time it might be the last straw.
His accomplishments as a player are truly significant and worthy of being an inductee into the HOF, but when these things keep coming up it's hard to find any way for him to get in under any circumstances.
Opening Night tonight and Opening Day tomorrow.
I love the game and have several favorites I follow throughout the season. I love the slowness of the game and yet there is so much speed in each individual play.
Are you watching tonight? Cubs don't have their bleachers in place due to construction. Plus, it's cold on the lake tonight! Cardinals are in town, so it should be electric.
Are you taking a sick day tomorrow to get to the game?