Sources: Angels meet with Aramis Ramirez

Free-agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez has met with the Angels, sources say, and a contract offer is likely forthcoming. It’s believed the meeting took place this week. The Brewers also are among the teams pursuing Ramirez, sources say. If Milwaukee signs Ramirez, then Mat Gamel and incumbent third baseman Casey McGehee could combine to replace Prince Fielder at first base....
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

The Raging Wednesday of Baseball History

He darted right, anxious, and raised his glove to catch the ball before thrusting his arms up and running forward.   He walked up to the plate, bat in hand, and looked at the pitcher.   Much like half of the baseball world, it is highly likely that only half of these two people fully understood the significance of their actions on that Wednesday, hardly realizing what a historic...
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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Fish Fountain

Behold it, the centerpiece, the display for all eyes to marvel. It’s what attracts the eye gazers and the “ooos!” and the “ahhhs!” It’s the fish on display at the fountain, standing more magnificent than the jets of water around it, firing rapidly and eloquently of late, can compare. But you must wait to see if the exhibition becomes a foundation stone.   This past...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

The Five-Year Long Swing Message

Five years. It's how long it took Michael Young to be able to veto going from one banbox to another. It's how long it took Xavi to win 14 trophies. And it's how long it took New York Yankees' fans to realize signing Alex Rodriguez to a 10-year deal in 2007 was a bad idea. The cries have come in only now after his debacle of a postseason. Bronx Bombers fans watched...
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December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

The Double League Disproportion

Four. It’s the number of World Series the American League has won in the last decade. It’s hardly a number that symbolizes a National League dominance overall in those 10 years (and how could it since the AL All-Stars have beaten the NL seven out of the last 10 years?), but it does suggest there’s a difference in the last bits of the season. It represents the National League...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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