Kate Upton wasn't too happy about her husband losing out on another Cy Young award.
Will the Miami Marlins -- new look and everything -- put the capstone on their rebuild by trading away All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto? Last season, they of course dealt Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna, among others, so it stands to reason that any other useful veterans on the roster would also find their way out of town. With Realmuto, though, some in the front office have said he's a part of those long-term plans. The catcher, however, may have forced the issue with his stellar 2018. All of that is in addition to his plus defense behind the plate. The 27-year-old Realmuto also isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2020 season. As for team president Derek Jeter,
The search has finally ended and the Orioles have a new baseball operations chief, which means everyone can stop talking about the unmitigated disaster that was the 2018 season and begin looking forward to what comes next. Mike Elias, 35, is the fresh face that hopes to put a fresh face on a franchise that has not sniffed the World Series since he was still in diapers. There might be some grumbling that it took this long to come up with a replacement for Dan Duquette, but if Elias can replicate in Baltimore the contribution he made as director of amateur scouting and assistant GM in Houston, no one is going to remember two or three years from now that he didn't arrive here until mid-November.
In a few weeks the Houston Astros are throwing the doors open at Minute Maid Park for a holiday bash and having a major sale on select items at the team store. Scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2, the four-hour event will feature discounts of up to 75 percent on select items in the team store. Now is your chance to snag those gifts you always wanted but sticker shock was stopping you. In addition Orbit will be decked out at as Orbit Claus and taking photos with fans. A holiday movie will be shown on the El Grande video board in center field and there will carolers and other holiday fare in the concourse. There will also be photo opportunities with the 2017 World Series trophy in case you are one of
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman broke his silence — sort of — on Manny Machado's lack of hustle. Cashman said he considers hustling a "prerequisite" when asked generally if it was important to him while on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York Radio on Thursday. During the playoffs, Machado told The Athletic that he was never going to be "Johnny Hustle" and that it wasn't his "cup of tea." He proceeded to loaf several times and even perform a borderline dirty play in the postseason. Here are our takeaways from the Cashman interview.
As you guys probably remember, I have had two articles related to Realmuto in the past. Both my first ever Fanpost and a recent article analyzing the potential trade for him this off-season. Realmuto is the dream, he immediately gets added as a core player at one of the toughest positions in baseball. But realistically, there will be a sky high cost for him. So I took a look at the other potential players who could fill our needs at Catcher, and while I think Grandal is the favorite on the boards, I believe Ramos is the most likely for the Astros. Simply since he does not have any prospect cost associated with him. So who is Wilson Ramos? Affectionately known as the Buffalo, the 6'1, 245 lb Catcher
Few things are more indicative of the Astros' improved status in the Houston sports pecking order than the announcement this week that their night games will air next season on KTRH (740 AM) in addition to flagship station KBME (790 AM), which will air the complete Astros schedule. I had forgotten that it was in 2013, when the Astros were in the midst of their three consecutive 100-loss seasons, that iHeartMedia Houston requested to change the Astros' flagship station from 50,000-watt KTRH to 5,000-watt KBME, which has signal issues north of the city. That mishap occurred during the brief, fraught tenure of George Postolos as team president, and overturning it has been a top priority for his
As we enter the third week of the MLB offseason, the Houston Astros have had several changes to the organization. A boatload of those have occurred in the front office, as other teams raid the cupboard in an attempt to replicate the success of the Astros analytically-driven approach. Another area of the team that has been strongly impacted by change is the Astros' starting pitching. Dallas Keuchel, as expected, declined his qualifying offer from the club—likely signaling his departure—Lance McCullers, Jr. underwent Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2019 season, and Charlie Morton remains a free agent. The potential loss of three-fifths of the 2018 starting rotation has led to a bit
Kate Upton has never been afraid to speak up in defense of her husband, Justin Verlander, especially when it comes to his candidacy for prestigious awards. Upton is a pretty rabid supporter of Verlander's baseball career, and she can be quite passionate when it comes to defending his merit. You may remember the time she profanely sounded off against Rick Porcello taking home the American League Cy Young award over Verlander in 2016. And, honestly, that year she may have had a pretty strong case. On Wednesday, the supermodel was back at again (though possibly a bit more playfully this time around) after Verlander finished behind Blake Snell in the Cy Young voting. After it was announced that
Astros News Justin Verlander fell just short of his 2nd Cy Young, taking home the silver medal for 2018 (Houston Chronicle) But it seems that he has a much better prize already at home (KHOU 11) He could also be in a rotation with Collin McHugh next season, but maybe he shouldn't be (Call to the Pen) Here are some of the possible landing spots for the Astros' free agents this year (House of Houston) And if they don't return, here are some trade chips the Astros could use to replace them (Climbing Tal's Hill) Around the League Jacob deGrom and Blake Snell have their names etched in history as the 2018 CY winners (MLB.com) And their wins were a victory for the nerds (ESPN) Riding high on their