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Thursday, July 30, 2015

10 Major Trades that Never Were

What about Omar Vizquel for Carl Yaztrzmski with the sideburns?

9. Albert Pujols to the Expos—2000

The St. Louis Cardinals found themselves in a pickle in 2000. Looking for young arms to add to the organization, St. Louis struck up a deal with the Montreal Expos to send Britt Reames and another player to Montreal for two pitchers. They just had to decide who to send: Fernando Tatis or Albert Pujols. Obviously, the Cards sent Tatis and the next season Pujols won NL Rookie of the Year before becoming one of the best players in Cardinals’ history during his stint with the organization.

 


Thursday, July 09, 2015

What to Do When a Rival Gets Injured

Recently, Miguel Cabrera hit the 15-day DL for the first time in his HOF-worthy career, and I felt bad. The Tigers (the favorite team of all my Michigan-bred blood relatives) have been the team I rooted for in every October since the 2011 season. I don’t want, at any point, one of the best players in the game to have to take unwanted time off and sit on the bench, recovering, while his teammates are forced to pick up the slack around him.

But I had a different reaction when I heard the Alex Gordon news.

My gut reaction was, “Oh, damn. Wow, that really sucks for the Royals fans.” My immediate response to that was, “This could really help the Twins. The Royals might be without one of their best players and we need to capitalize on that. This could be really good for the standings.”

My reaction to that thought was, “Wait, what am I saying?”....

So while simultaneously feeling bad for one of the game’s most talented, and feeling good about the prospects the Twins have in light of this news, I find myself very largely conflicted about just how I SHOULD be reacting. How much, as a rival fan, am I entitled to the “silver lining” for the Twins? How much, as a fan of baseball as a whole, should I putting any and all “positive” reaction out of my mind?

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 09, 2015 at 09:02 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: alex gordon, fans, injuries, miguel cabrera, royals, tigers, twins

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Tigers place Miggy on DL with calf strain | MLB.com

Detroit placed the slugging first-baseman on the 15-day disabled list Saturday due to the left calf strain he suffered trying to get a running start off first base.

The injury occurred when Cabrera took off from first base on a hit-and-run play with Victor Martinez at the plate. Cabrera, who had taken off several times during what ended up being an 11-pitch at-bat, pulled up immediately as Martinez fouled off another pitch.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 04, 2015 at 10:24 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, miguel cabrera, tigers

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MLive: Watch Miguel Cabrera give batting gloves, bat to young Indians fan following hilarious exchange

Mickey Callaway was ejected from the game for less. Go figure.

Never one to shy away from engaging with fans of the visiting team, Cabrera’s generous gift came after a playful back-and-forth conversation with a young fan, who cleanly fielded a foul ball down the first-base line with his baseball cap.

The play was entertaining. But the exchange that took place afterwards between Cabrera and the fan, Dom, was the real magic.

“I just told Miggy, ‘I got your back. You need to be fired up,’” Dom told FOX Sports Detroit. “He looked bored out there.”

Cabrera played along and exchanged a broad smile with the fan. When the inning ended, Cabrera told Dom, wearing an Indians cap and T-shirt, to stay seated.

“At first, I thought he was just telling me to back away and stop talking,” Dom told FOX Sports Detroit.

Instead, Cabrera gathered a gift basket of sorts from the dugout, which included batting gloves and a bat, and tossed them to the energetic fan in between innings.

“I was shocked, really,” Dom said.

Shocked enough to become a Cabrera fan?

“I don’t know,” he said. “He’s on Detroit.”

JE (Jason) Posted: June 24, 2015 at 08:42 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: fans, indians, miguel cabrera, tigers

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The first batch of All-Star vote tallies are out and the Royals are dominating

Would be fitting if Royals fans stuffed the ballot for the All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

Fans of the Kansas City Royals spent the early part of the season defending their team — either because they weren’t getting enough respect after their 2014 World Series run or because they were being painted as villains after they made the benches clear a few times.

Now, it appears Royals fans have focused their energy on another plight: making sure they dominate All-Star game voting. MLB released the first batch of AL vote tallies Tuesday and the Royals fans proved themselves the king and queen keyboard clackers, as five Royals would be starters if voting ended right now.

Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon and overall vote leader Salvador Perez lead their positions. At the positions where Royals aren’t first, they’re second. Even Alex Rios, who has played just seven games this season is in sixth place for outfielders, ahead of Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Bautista and Michael Brantley. Totally warranted, right?


Monday, March 30, 2015

Twins offering bloody mary garnished with cold slice of pizza

The Minnesota Twins introduced the $19 “College Daze Bloody Mary,” which comes garnished with a cold slice of pepperoni pizza in addition to many of the usual fixings one might be accustomed to.

And here’s the full description, courtesy of Hrbeks’.

This Bloody Mary will bring back the memories (or not)! This cool Bloody Mary gets a cold slice of Pepperoni Pizza which is just what you need with a Bloody Mary! If that wasn’t enough you also get all the other fixings! Beef Stick, Pepper Jack and Cheddar Cheese Cubes, Pepperoncini, Olive, Celery, & a Pickle Spear. Served with a Bud Light Beer Back.

Win Big Stein's Money Posted: March 30, 2015 at 11:29 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: bloody mary, miguel cabrera, twins

 

 

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