Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Retirement Newsbeat

Friday, July 21, 2017

NYP: Yoenis Cespedes: I want to finish my career with A’s

Melvin to Cespedes: “Damn baby! What did you do to your hair?”

Yoenis Cespedes hasn’t finished the first season of his four-year, $110 million contact with the Mets, and the star outfielder already is thinking about joining another team.

Before Friday’s game against the A’s at Citi Field, Cespedes told the San Francisco Chronicle that he would like to end his career in Oakland, where he debuted in 2012, and remained until being traded to the Red Sox in July 2014.

“I wish that happens,” Cespedes said in a rare, English-speaking interview. “I told [former A’s and current Mets teammate Jerry] Blevins, ‘I don’t know how many years I’m going to play, but I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland.’ I don’t know if that’s possible or not, but that’s my goal.

“I still love the A’s. They were the first team to give me an opportunity to play in the big leagues. I love Oakland all the time.”

Cespedes’ affection extends to Oakland’s bench, where the slugger said he believes A’s manager Bob Melvin has done a better job than every manager he’s ever had, including the Mets’ Terry Collins.

“I tell my guys here all the time that he’s the best manager for me so far,” Cespedes said. “I don’t think there’s a better manager than Melvin.”

Renegade (((JE))) Posted: July 21, 2017 at 11:05 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, mets, retirement, yoenis cespedes

Monday, February 20, 2017


Friday, February 17, 2017

Nick Swisher: “The Dream Is Over, Baby!”

And he was all like, “brah, its totes time to call it quits.”

Then, in my first at bat, I get to the plate toting one of my fresh new sticks, and … first pitch, bro … I go deep. Like, deeeeep. A no-doubter. And the catcher — who still doesn’t know who I am — says, “Wow, man … that’s a really nice swing.”

I’m like, “Thanks, dude. I’ve been working on it.”

And I just laughed all the way back to the dugout.

It was the best.

And the reason I say that anybody who’s ever met me or seen me play won’t be surprised by that story is because that’s the kind of energy and passion I bring to the game of baseball every time I step on the field. I guarantee you’re gonna have a hard time ever finding somebody who had as much fun playing the game as I did.

And now I’m gonna bring that same energy to everything else I do … now that I’m officially retiring from Major League Baseball.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 17, 2017 at 05:07 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: nick swisher, retirement

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Former Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson jumps into auto racing and car sales

Why Fresno????

So apparently former Rangers and Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has some interesting post-baseball plans lined up already.

“I’m a rookie car dealer now,” he told Fresno’s KFSN-TV on Wednesday.

He’s bought a Porche/Audi/BMW dealership in Fresno, Calif., and looks to get into auto racing as well as selling cars at his new dealership.

In his interview with the station, Wilson said that racing has always been part of him.

“I’ve been into racing since I was a kid. I started karting when I was 6 or something, going to dirt track events my whole life,” Wilson told the station. “My dad was on a pit crew and got me into it. Now it’s going to be a big deal. I don’t have to hide it anymore, there’s no contract violations to worry about or anything.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 09, 2017 at 10:29 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: c.j. wilson, retirement

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Jim Wisinski
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCBS Denver: Charlie Blackmon Kid Meets The Real Deal
(4 - 12:45am, Jul 23)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogThe Absurd History of “The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim”
(80 - 12:44am, Jul 23)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogA sandwich is a sandwich, but OMNICHATTER is a meal! for July 22, 2017
(94 - 12:40am, Jul 23)
Last: He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB)

NewsblogOTP 17 July 2017: Love is baseball, family. Keep the politics out
(1433 - 12:33am, Jul 23)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogHe played where? Majors' best 'irony jerseys'
(60 - 12:08am, Jul 23)
Last: Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - San Francisco Giants
(182 - 12:05am, Jul 23)
Last: donlock

NewsblogAlex Rodriguez has his very own arcade machine called the 'A-RodCade'
(8 - 11:03pm, Jul 22)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(1332 - 10:59pm, Jul 22)
Last: MHS

NewsblogBaseball’s Best Teams Are Too Damn Good
(49 - 9:30pm, Jul 22)
Last: base ball chick

NewsblogIt's unacceptable — Cardinals have lost their Way under Matheny
(22 - 8:06pm, Jul 22)
Last: Walt Davis

Newsblog20 years ago today: Greg Maddux threw a 76-pitch complete game
(7 - 7:43pm, Jul 22)
Last: spycake

NewsblogNYP: Yoenis Cespedes: I want to finish my career with A’s
(16 - 7:19pm, Jul 22)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogCashman: Yankees will ‘send Frazier out’ when Hicks returns | New York Post
(21 - 5:15pm, Jul 22)
Last: Blastin

Gonfalon CubsThe Biggest Fixes
(84 - 4:49pm, Jul 22)
Last: Andere Richtingen

NewsblogSonoma Stompers pitcher just 3rd woman to win pro game
(6 - 4:27pm, Jul 22)
Last: vortex of dissipation

Page rendered in 1.1693 seconds
60 querie(s) executed