FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
Hall Of Fame catcher Gary Carter has lost his battle with brain cancer at age 57. I hesitated in posting this at first, but I hoped that enough people in the MGoCommunity were huge baseball fans as well.
|2012 Michigan Baseball BTN Schedule|
|Sunday, April 8||Michigan State at Michigan||3 p.m.|
|Friday, April 27||Indiana at Michigan||7 p.m.|
|Tuesday, May 8||Coastal Carolina at Michigan||7 p.m.|
|Saturday, May 12||Michigan at Purdue||Noon|
|2012 Michigan Softball BTN Schedule|
|Friday, April 6||Michigan at Ohio State||5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, April 28||Illinois at Michigan||3:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, April 28||Illinois at Michigan||5:30 p.m.|
|Friday, May 11||Purdue at Michigan||6 p.m.|
The baseball game against nebraska on 5/19 is a BTN wild-card game which means it could be televised if the BTN chooses to do so. (I think they will)
The softball wild-card game is the 5/12 game against purdue.
BTN Digital Network will be streaming games. Those games will be announced in the coming weeks.
Pretty weak by BTN if you ask me. What the hell else is on TV in Spring? Hockey and Basketball seasons are coming to a conclusion. So put on some diamond sports.
Title says it all. BYB linked to two sources who are saying Cespedes is about to sign a 4 year, $36 million contract with the Oakland A's.
Tim Brown, from Yahoo! Sports:
Source: Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to terms with the Oakland A's.
And Susan Slusser, A's beat writer for the San Fran Chronicle:
#Athletics about to sign Cespedes for for four years, $36 million.
I'm surprised to see the A's come up. From everything I had read about the pursuit of Cespedes, the A's weren't in the running. Either way, I'm a little disappointed that the Tigers weren't able to get him. Not that I fully expected them to get him, and not that I'm at all disappointed with Fielder, but we could use a young outfield prospect.
Anyway, good luck to Cespedes.
EDIT: ESPN is reporting it as a done deal.
According to ESPN, Cabrera says he is prepared to play third for the Tigers:
"It was something we were talking (about at the Tigers') fan fest (last week). Return to third base, that is my natural position," Cabrera told Lider en Deportes. "Fielder's arrival will benefit us."
Also, BYB posted this picture of Cabby earlier today:
Not lookin' too bad. Maybe he's decided to take conditioning seriously?
They're not even sure he's going to be able to get back into the US, since this could make getting a visa difficult. I'd say this makes the AL Central even worse for the upcoming season, but it wasn't like Carmona was that good last year.
I give him credit for a good stolen/fake name though.
Congratulations to Michigan great Barry Larkin on being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame!
Larkin, who spent his entire 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, was the lone player inducted into the Hall of Fame on his third year of the ballot. Larkin received 86% of the vote of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, eclipsing the 75% needed for induction.