Players did a little better in free agency this winter than they did the previous year.
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by: Howard Megdal — Hardball Times 17 Apr
National League pitchers weigh in on the practice of pitchers hitting.
... ole idea. “We go play the intrasquad, we don’t even let them swing, really,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said earlier this month, prior to a game against the ...
... hat?” Eflin, to be clear, wasn’t merely talking about a fantasy in which the Phillies began to deploy him in the field every day. The scenario involved a sea chan ...
by: Joe Distelheim — Hardball Times 16 Apr
A boyhood infatuation with a ballplayer never went away.
... er.” They also were teammates on the Longhorn baseball team. Jackson was the Cubs’ third baseman in 1953 when Ernie Banks became the first African-American to ...
Los Angeles Dodgers
... the 1956 season. Out of spring training, Robinson beat him out. But with the Dodgers, he played alongside Robinson, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, G ...
by: Chris Bouton — Hardball Times 15 Apr
The end of Bo Schembechler's Tigers tenure didn't go much better than its beginning.
... sports teams: Ilitch bought the Detroit Red Wings in 1982, and Monaghan the Tigers in 1983. By the early 1990s, they had taken divergent paths. Ilitch, headqua ...
by: Steven Goldman — Hardball Times 11 Apr
Sometimes, you get what you want, but not what you need.
Kansas City Royals
... -A (with 20 home runs, 98 walks in 130 games; Phelps was 24) intriguing, the Royals opted to trade with the Angels for a very similar player of almost exactly t ...
Los Angeles Angels
... in 130 games; Phelps was 24) intriguing, the Royals opted to trade with the Angels for a very similar player of almost exactly the same age, Willie Mays Aikens ...
... son, to be discrete in one’s wanting. What the foregoing leaves aside is the Mariners’ part in the story, specifically why they didn’t trade Phelps when the Yanke ...
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