Found September 26, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
Who are the top free agent hitters this off-season? I’ll give you a list of 10 with some possible suitors, then throw in a few more names that could end up being low-priced value buys. Before I begin, a word of caution: don’t put too much stock in Juan Uribe‘s career year. 1. Robinson Cano: A homegrown product of the New York Yankees, Cano is one of the rarest of players, a power-hitting second baseman.  Since he entered the majors in 2005, only Chase Utley has a higher OPS+ among second basemen. The sweet-swinging Cano has very low strikeout rates for a power hitter, and he has steadily improved his walk rate, posting a career best 9.6% in 2013. He’s no slouch with the glove either. Though UZR doesn’t favor him as much as DRS, both metrics give him solid grades over the last four years. Furthermore, Cano has been exceptionally durable, with the lone DL stint of his career coming back in 2006.  Of course, Cano will be 31 when the 2014 season begins, a point where most hitters are de...

Mariano Rivera says adios to Yankee Stadium perfectly

Perfect…..that is the only word to describe Mariano Rivera‘s final farewell last night at Yankee Stadium as the best closer ever took the mound for the last time in the Bronx. Nothing written nor spoken can describe this unbelievable sports moment more worthy than actually watching it yourself. So grab a tissue…and watch Mo one last time. (more…) © Kate for Lady Loves...

Watch: Mariano Rivera says goodbye to Yankee Stadium

Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium on Thursday night. Captain Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, who is also retiring when the season ends Sunday, came to the mound to remove Rivera with two outs 

ESPN writer says Mariano Rivera is “overrated”… Shut up

Let me begin this rant by saying that I am a Yankee’s fan.  However, this article has nothing to do with being a Yankee’s fan.  This is about being a fan of baseball, and sports in general.  Yesterday, ESPN columnist, Jim Caple, wrote an article titled, “The Overrating of Mariano Rivera.” It’s not news that Jim Caple isn’t the biggest fan of the Yankees, after he...

Video: Teddy Kremer's inspirational story as told by ESPN

In case you missed it, ESPN aired a terrific documentary piece on Reds honorary bat boy and current employee Teddy Kremer on Tuesday. Whether you are a fan of the Reds, baseball, or heart warming stories, this 11-minute video clip is totally worth your time. Trust me. Teddy, 30, who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth, has gained local celebrity status with his uplifting...

Mariano Rivera May Play Center Field During Yankees’ Final Series in Houston, According to Joe Girardi

Mariano Rivera may get his chance to roam center field before he hangs up the cleats for good. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters Tuesday that he would “absolutely” consider letting his closer play an inning in the outfield during the team’s final series of the season in Houston. Rivera will not have the opportunity to do so in his home ballpark, however. The Yankees...

Robinson Cano reportedly seeking a 10-year, $305 million contract

The New York Yankees and Robinson Cano are said to be far apart in their negotiations for a long-term contract to keep the slugger with the team. There are probably a lot of reasons for that, but I’m guessing the fact that Cano is reportedly seeking a 10-year deal worth more than $300 million is […]

Oh my Goodness -- All 4 calls of Mariano Rivera's last Yankee Stadium Appearance

YES Network, the screeching of WCBS, plus Tampa Bay's TV and radio call of Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter coming to get Mariano Rivera off the Yankee Stadium mound for that last time. (Interestingly, Alex Rodriguez DNP.) Your browser does not support iframes. Yankees are shut out, 4-0. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.comFollow us on...

Reds fans set new attendance record

Pat yourself on the back, Reds fans. You have helped set a new record. With Wednesday's attendance of 26,223, Reds fans established a new Great American Ball Park single season attendance record of 2,371,103. The previous mark of 2,355,259 was established in GABP's inaugural 2003 season. The club's all-time high mark of 2,629,708 was set in 1976 at Riverfront Stadium...

Mariano Rivera’s Emotional Last Exit From The Mound At Yankee Stadium

No words are necessary for this video. It has been a pleasure to watch you play the sport of baseball, Mariano Rivera. Thank you. Nice touch having Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte take out their leader. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Our Favorite Mariano Rivera Moments

Sometimes you can’t appreciate something till it is gone. Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer of all time. Plain and Simple. Nobody could do that job better than him. With tonight being the final game Mo will pitch ever in the great state of New York, we thought it would be nice of us here at the Stache to bid adieu to him one last time. So with that in mind, here are our favorite...

Mariano Rivera could play an inning in center field

With Mariano Rivera's career drawing to a close, he has expressed interest in playing an inning in center field.  He has expressed interest in the outfield for a long time now, and he has always enjoyed standing out there and shagging balls during batting practice.  Manager Joe Girardi said before yesterday's game, he wouldn't necessarily be opposed to the idea. ...

Rays top Yanks in Mariano Rivera's home finale

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium with hugs, tears and cheers. Baseball's most acclaimed relief pitcher made an emotional exit in his final appearance in the Yankees' home pinstripes, when captain Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to the mound to remove him with two outs in the ninth inning of a 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night...

Robinson Cano Wants 10 Years, $305 Million

Robinson Cano has named his price and it’s an expensive one. Earlier this morning it was reported the Cano wants a 10 year deal worth $305 million. After leaving super agent Scott Boras, Cano recently signed on with Roc Nation, which is an agency run by rap artist Jay-Z. It looks like Jay-Z and company are looking for some big bucks for the best second baseman in baseball. With...

Rumors: Dodgers, Cubs unlikely to make 'major plays' for Robinson Cano

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is scheduled to hit free agency at the end of the year. He is looking for a deal that would be historic. Cano is looking for a 10-year, $305 million contract in free agency, MLB Injury News' own Ray Bureau writes. It looks like Cano may hit a quiet market at the start of free agency with his asking price. The Chicago Cubs and Los...

Yankees eliminated from playoffs

The New York Yankees failed to make the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, getting mathematically eliminated Wednesday night during an 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
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