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We keep rolling along in AL Central week, and will be focusing on the Kansas City Royals today. The Royals had a somewhat shocking year in 2013, winning 85 games and finishing third in the division. It wasn't enough for the Royals to make the playoffs though, and they'll look to right that wrong in 2014.
Yesterday was Twins Day at TOC, and here's your recap.
-Two biggest weaknesses
-Three key questions
Also yesterday, Ian Kinsler lashed out at the Rangers, Johan Santana signed with the Orioles, and our Ian (Casselberry) looked at the latest injury in the career of Cameron Maybin.
Here are today's televised games and the probable starters.
-Braves vs Phillies (1:05 PM, Beachy vs O'Sullivan)
-Red Sox vs Cardinals (1:05 PM, Capuano vs MIller)
-Tigers vs Astros (1:05 PM, Scherzer vs Harrell)
-Marlins vs Mets (1:10 PM, Fernandez vs Gee)
-Angels vs Giants (3:05 PM, Weaver vs Cain)
-Athletics vs Brewers (3:0...
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Detroit Tigers: What to make of Ian Kinsler’s commentsWith the Old English D on the front of his jersey, Kinsler will wear number 3 in Detroit
“To be honest with you, I hope they go 0-162. I got friends, and I love my friends, but I hope they lose their (explicit).” – Ian Kinsler
That quote headlined a story by ESPN The Magazine’s Robert Sanchez, in which he observed and...
After a year on the sidelines, two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana signed with the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. Santana is coming off major shoulder surgery and no one knows what he will actually offer the Orioles, but now he’s on board and it will be interesting to see how they use him. While you may be more interested in MLB betting odds, the fact is Santana’s return...
Former Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler clearly won't be pulling for his old club now that he's with the Detroit Tigers.
"I hope they go 0-162," Kinsler told ESPN The Magazine's Robert Sanchez last month, in a story published this week. "I got friends, and I love my friends, but I hope they lose their [expletive]."
The comment surprised some...
Who doesn’t like a comeback story? MLB Spring Training has always offered once-great players a fleeting opportunity to take one more shot at glory and Johan Santana is no exception.
According to ESPN, the 34-year-old former Cy Young Award winner has agreed to a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles, with an invitation to spring training.
The incentive-laden deal will...
Ian Kinsler isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to his thoughts on his former team.
Kinsler, who was traded to the Tigers this past offseason recently told Robert Sanchez of ESPN the Magazine (via ESPN Dallas) that he hopes the Texas Rangers go 0-162 in 2014.
“I hope they go 0-162,” Kinsler told ESPN The Magazine’s Robert Sanchez last month, in a story published this...
The Orioles today announced that they have signed left-handed pitcher Johan Santana to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
Here’s the press release from the Orioles:
Orioles Sign Free Agent Lhp Johan Santana To A Minor League Contract With An Invitation To Spring Training
The Orioles today announced that they have signed free...
According to ESPN, former CY Young award winner Johan Sanatana will get an opportunity to see if there’s anything left in the tank after signing a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles.
Santana would get a one-year, $3 million contract if added to the 40-man roster and would have the chance to earn bonuses based on days on the active 25-man roster and starts.
SARASOTA, Fla. — Two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles as he tries to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder.
The 34-year-old left-hander became a free agent after completing a $137.5 million, six-year contract with the New York Mets, who declined a $25 million option...
Assume damage control position. Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler jumped headfirst into backpedal mode on Tuesday regarding the inflammatory comments he made about the Texas Rangers that were published this week in an ESPN The Magazine interview. Kinsler called Rangers general manager Jon Daniels a “sleazeball” and also stated that he hopes his former […]The post Ian...
Spring training this season is serving as a fresh start for Ian Kinsler. After spending the first eight major league seasons as a member of the Texas Rangers, the infielder was dealt to the Detroit Tigers for Prince Fielder in November. While Kinsler’s MLB career starts anew with the Tigers, the manner in which everything […]The post Ian Kinsler refers to Rangers GM as a ‘sleazeball...
Ian Kinsler is excited to start fresh with the Detroit Tigers after being traded for Prince Fielder. Unlike many players who are dealt, Kinsler is not wishing the best for his former team. In an interview with ESPN the Magazine that was published on Tuesday, Kinsler called Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels a “sleazeball” […]
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Here are the stories from Monday, March 3rd.
Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reported that the Orioles are nearing a minor league deal with...
After hearing Ian Kinsler's wish that the Texas Rangers finish the upcoming season 0-162, Rangers manager Ron Washington made a guarantee. Sure, it wasn't as monumental as the time Joe Namath predicted his New York Jets would win Super Bowl III or when Muhammad Ali predicted he'd knock out Sonny Liston in the first round of their 1965 fight, but, really, Washington...
Hello baseball, have I told you lately that I love you? I know I have, and even though it's nice to see some Spring Training games on television from time to time, it's just not the same.
That being said there's plenty to talk about.
For instance: Johan Santana could make a major league roster again, Ichiro at 40 years old wants to play long into his forties, James...
Don’t be alarmed, but there is liquid water dripping from ceilings.
The Dugout makes its return.
Last night was a bad night for the Gophers’ tournament hopes.
If you hadn’t heard, Johan Santana opted to sign with the Orioles instead of the Twins.
Kansas 82, Texas Tech 57 – Pretty good game for the Jayhawks, who are coasting comfortably towards the Tournament...