The Orioles have officially announced the hiring of Joe McIlvaine as special assistant to Executive VP Dan Duquette. McIlvaine, a former player, was the Padres GM from 1991 through mid-1993. He then transitioned to the Mets GM post from August 1993 through 1997. Since then, he has experience as a special assistant with the Twins and Mariners. Here’s more out of Baltimore: Hyun-soo Kim is projected to be a roughly league average player, writes Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun.
South Africa’s participation in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier has greatly helped to further baseball’s impact across the region.
Red Sox fans have seen plenty of leaping grabs and diving catches from their favorite players over the years, but nothing compared to the air underneath skiers and snowboarders during the first Polartec Big Air at Fenway Park on Thursday and Friday.
More than a few people are smiling and nodding these days when they think about Bernie Stowe, the beloved clubhouse manager of the Reds who died this week, and I’m among his eternal admirers.
A year ago, Matt Cain was beaming with optimism as he enjoyed the last moments of the offseason, wrapping up the top amateur performance at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament. After a rough 2014 season that ended with elbow surgery, he was feeling good and raring to go to Arizona to get his career back on track, a wayward ace fully focused on the task ahead.
The man has many talents.
Jenrry Mejia’s baseball career, which had dazzled scouts and thrilled teammates and smothered opposing hitters, is on hold, perhaps forever. We may never know how great he could have been. That is the sad part.
Giants second baseman Joe Panik insisted Friday that not only will he enter Spring Training fully recovered from lower back inflammation, but he’ll also remain healthy through the season.
The true measure of any relationship.