There are several key traits present in every presidential hopeful: an excellent knowledge of history, a wealth of experience, a solid 40 time and some infectious dance moves. The Nationals were concerned with the latter two on Sunday, when they held auditions for the 2015 Racing Presidents at the Nats’ Youth Baseball Academy in Southeast D.C.
This has been a winter of content for Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, who has spent most of it in Texas working out at the Ballpark.
Rob Manfred’s letter to fans on his first day as the 10th Commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon was in Puerto Rico this weekend to watch Javier Baez play in the championship series with Santurce. What was he looking for? Maddon told the young infielder he wanted to “see him smile.”
On this date in 2012, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada announced his retirement at a New York press conference, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. The 40-year old five-time All-Star catcher left Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera as the only remaining players on the team from the group that led the Bombers to four World Series titles in five years. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere.. Inside The ‘Zona has an arbitration strategy for the D’Backs. Reviewing The Brew caught up with Jimmy Nelson. Blue Jays Plus says Toronto should hold onto Dioner Navarro. Wahoo’s On First isn’t worried about the projections on Corey Kluber. The Nats Blog made the case for keeping Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister. Baseball Hot Corner says Yovani Gallardo is a good fit for the Rangers. The First Out At Third makes sense of the Gallardo trade.
Now, it’s official. “Robert D. Manfred Jr.” is the cursive stamped signature as of today on all Rawlings game balls to be used in Major League Baseball, representing Manfred’s first day as MLB ‘s 10th Commissioner.
Rob Manfred became baseball’s first new Commissioner in 23 years at 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning when Bud Selig officially stepped down. Manfred’s vision as he ascends to baseball’s most powerful position has three key components.
In one of his last official acts as Commissioner, just hours before stepping down from the position that he held for 23 transformative years, Bud Selig accepted yet another honor Saturday night. He was given the Long and Meritorious Service Award at the annual New York Baseball Writers’ Association of America dinner.
Trade talks between the Phillies and Brewers regarding closer Jonathan Papelbon have “dissipated,” Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Saturday.