Found April 05, 2012 on The Biz of Baseball:

Derek Jeter is tops among jersey sales

His best years might be well behind him, but New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter’s popularity still rates among the best.  For the second year in a row, Jeter tops the list of jerseys sold.  This is list is specific to Majestic Athletic sales during the 2011 calender year. Majestic is the officially licensed jersey manufacturer for MLB.  The list was released by MLB and the...

Young lady with the Derek Jeter proposal sign clearly angling for a gift bag (pic)

Zing! Oh, I kid, I kid. I know nothing about this young lady who was photographed proudly displaying her “Jeter will you marry me??” sign at the New York Yankees season opener against the Rays down in Tampa. It’s a cute sign and it’s certainly not the first one held up at a Yankees game [...]

Pujols anticipating his Angels debut vs. Royals

Albert Pujols has settled into his new locker at Angel Stadium, and his new teammates already think they're getting to know the superstar slugger pretty well. Now it's time for Pujols to formally introduce himself to his new fans. The three-time NL MVP will debut for the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night against the Kansas City Royals on opening day of the most anticipated...

Pujols' huge homer lifts Angels over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Albert Pujols put one more ball into orbit, just for good measure. Pujols hit a solo home run estimated at 441 feet with his final swing of spring training, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 Wednesday in their exhibition wrapup. Signed as a free agent, Pujols hit seven homers this spring, along with 20 RBIs and a .383 average. Mark...

Angels win despite Pujols' quiet debut

Jered Weaver struck out 10 in eight dominant innings of four-hit ball, Peter Bourjos' bases-loaded infield single broke open a scoreless game in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels won Albert Pujols' hitless debut, 5-0 over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Erick Aybar put a bases-loaded triple down the right field line moments after two Kansas City infielders...

5 Things To Look For Today Against The Angels

With the Royals first game of the season today, here is five things to look for against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. 1.  How well does Albert Pujols play for his new team? The former Cardinals slugger signed a 10 year, 240 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels back in late 2011. Albert Pujols has a lot to live up to with a contract that big. So far he is tearing up spring...

MLB Is In Full Swing This Week

FOX Sport's first full week of Major League Baseball coverage is scheduled this week highlighted by a live, prime time Saturday telecast of the Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees. There hasn't been this much buzz in Anaheim in a long time and the arrival of super slugger Albert Pujols is just part of the excitement. The Angels also bolstered their rotation by plucking...

Yankees Spring Game 33 Lineup: 04/04/12

The New York Yankees are back in Tampa for the spring training finale against the New York Mets at George M. Steinbrenner Field. This is the second game of a home-and-home. Freddy Garcia will be making his final start this spring. New York Yankees (17-12) Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Robinson Cano 2B Alex [...]

Organizational Rankings: #6 — St. Louis

2012 Outlook – 60 (8th) One down, 161 to go, right? I think the assumption around baseball was if Albert Pujols left the Cardinals, he would leave a husk of a team behind him. If his teammates didn’t prove their worth enough throughout their playoff run in 2011, they’ll get ample chance to do so in 2012. They should be up to the challenge, as this roster was especially well...

The Phils will continue their three-game series with the Pirates will a pair of games this weekend.

Halladay dominates Pirates ( The Phils (1-0, T-1 NL East) will continue their three-games series with the Pirates (0-1, T-5 NL Central) with a pair of weekend games. The first game will be a night game on Saturday, with a start time of 7:05 pm EDT. The Phils will send to the mound their number two man in the rotation, Cliff Lee (0-0, -.–) who is coming of a 17-8 2011 season...

Three To Watch: Final Opener Is Royals and Angels

Opening Day has come and gone for almost every team in baseball.  But when you play on the West Coast, you get the distinction of being the last.  The Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will take the field as the final two teams to open 2012. After you take that afternoon nap to ensure that you will be awake for the entire late night affair, kick back and read...

The Top Five for 2012

Seeing that the season is here and the top five players are almost consensus top five players, I decided to combine the top 5 into one post. Key Stats: Jose Bautista has 97 home runs in the last two seasons. That is 18 more than the next best player in baseball (Albert Pujols). He retains third base eligibility in most leagues this season and he added batting average to his repertoire...

Game 1: Yankees @ Rays --- Opening Day!

REGULAR SEASON GAME 1 YANKEES @ RAYS First Pitch: 3:05 PM | TV: YES | Radio: WCBS YANKEES (0-0) Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Robinson Cano 2B Alex Rodriguez 3B Mark Teixeira 1B Nick Swisher RF Raul Ibanez DH Russell Martin C Brett Gardner LF Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, --- ERA) RAYS (0-0) Pitching: James Shields (0-0, --- ERA)

Game Recap 4/6/12: Weave's Steadying Hand - Angels 5, Royals 0

There is a lot of hoople and hyperbole that surrounds Opening Day that, by the third inning, usually fades into the background. Players feed off the initial adrenaline before collapsing back into the routine of the game. Tonight this effect was on full display. Some things were new. Albert Pujols got a huge ovation then went out and put up an 0-3 with an intentional walk. Vernon...
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