the Nationals also have to replace a rental closer who bolted this offseason.
Norris has failed to meet expectations after being the centerpiece of the Nationals’ trade for Gio Gonzalez in 2011, but he’s still just 27 and has some power, hitting double-digit home runs each of the past three seasons. But he’s coming off a career-worst .186/.255/.328 slash line, and Washington only has career backup Jose Lobaton […]
A major-league deal: A’s roll out $19.99 monthly ballpark pass
This ought to get fannies in the seats. On Thursday the A’s announced a new program beginning in June in which the team will sell monthly ballpark passes for $19.99, only $4.99 more than the lowest price tickets selling on the team’s official ticketing site. A little back of the envelope math: Using June as […]
Marshawn Lynch return? Raiders might pull RB from retirement, report says
Marshawn Lynch is retired. He has made that clear multiple times: “I’m done. I enjoyed my time playing. Now it’s time to watch my cousins do they thing,” he told 60 Minutes Sports last June. Said former teammate Michael Robinson: “I called Beast Mode. Record this, everybody, please. Marshawn Lynch is retired. He told me […]
Manfred later Tuesday refuted the tweet’s claims that the commissioner didn’t respond to offers by Correa
Chris Sale may have taken a no-decision in Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Blue Jays, but the new Red Sox ace was still strong. Last December’s trade with the White Sox continues to pay off for the Cheap Throwback NFL Jerseys BoSox. Sale struck out 13 and walked just one in eight scoreless innings while […]
MLB reportedly pitches two key rule changes in effort to speed up games
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has made no secret of his desire to speed up the pace of play during games, and it appears baseball is trying to take some tangible steps in that direction. ESPN.com reported Monday that MLB submitted proposals to the players’ union last month that would raise the strike zone and eliminate […]
NFL free agency: Giants get Eli Manning insurance by signing Geno Smith
Tigers ace Justin Verlander looked very shaky in his last two starts, prompting concern in the Motor City. Cancel the red alert. Verlander looking very strong in seven scoreless innings Thursday against the Mariners. He struck out eight and scattered five hits and two walks. He didn’t get a decision in Seattle’s 2-1 victory. Mets […]
Gary Sanchez injury update: Yankees catcher expected off DL for Cubs series
The Yankees are expected to activate catcher Gary Sanchez from the disabled list Friday in time for the opener of a much-anticipated series against the Cubs in Chicago. “That’s the plan,” Brian Cashman said Thursday (via the New York Daily News). It was hard to tell if excitement or merely autocorrect was in play later […]
Baseball Hall of Fame 2017 full voting results: How did Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens fare?
If it were just about the numbers, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Manny Ramirez would be a lock to make the Baseball Hall of Fame. But the trio, all linked to performance-enhancing drugs in their careers, will have to wait at least another year to achieve baseball’s highest honor. Ramirez, who unlike Bonds and Clemens, […]
Bernie Kosar: ‘No disrespect’ with ALS remark about Dwight Clark
The Cubs are good. It’s no secret, and there’s no secret to their success. At this point, the biggest unknown is whether the Cubs are going to be just as hungry in 2017 as they were in their championship-winning season. The gang’s still all together, and the Cubs made sure to supplement the outfield with […]
Ducks some. Oilers less.
It started out well enough. Just past five o’clock local time, the upstart Edmonton Oilers played host to the bullshit shitbird Anaheim Ducks. Fans chewed Detroit Lions Cheap Jerseys their nails in anticipation. More food than usual was eaten to comfort the anxious. Buttholes everywhere. Clenched. And then it got better. By some grace of […]