Opening Day: Manfred takes over as Commissioner

Opening Day: Manfred takes over as Commissioner

Jan 25, 2015 | No Comments

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.

NYC fans endure winter weather to visit WS trophy

NYC fans endure winter weather to visit WS trophy

Jan 24, 2015 | No Comments

Fans withstood the 30-degree weather to line up on the snow-covered sidewalks hours before Finnerty’s sports bar in New York opened in order to secure a chance for a picture with the Giants’ coveted championship hardware.

Fans show their stripes at annual TigerFest

Fans show their stripes at annual TigerFest

Jan 24, 2015 | No Comments

The roster was a little different, the stars a little less familiar for some. The weather was a little warmer by late January standards. The response for TigerFest was very familiar.

Giants Re-Sign Brandon Hicks

Jan 24, 2015 | No Comments

Infielder Brandon Hicks has been assigned to Triple-A Sacramento, according to the Pacific Coast League transactions page, so it seems the Giants have re-signed him to a minor-league deal.

A’s, Abad avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

A’s, Abad avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

Jan 24, 2015 | No Comments

The A’s have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with reliever Fernando Abad, thus avoiding arbitration.

Seitzer encouraged by workouts with Upton

Jan 24, 2015 | No Comments

New htting coach Keven Seitzer spent three days this week working on B.J. Upton’s swing and believes the veteran will rebound in 2015.

Week In Review: 1/17/15 – 1/23/15

Jan 24, 2015 | No Comments

Here’s a look back at this week at MLBTR. Key Moves The Nationals signed top starting pitcher Max Scherzer to a seven-year deal. The Rangers acquired SP Yovani Gallardo and cash from the Brewers for IF Luis Sardinas and pitchers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan. The Cubs acquired OF Dexter Fowler from the Astros for IF Luis Valbuena and P Dan Straily. The Astros signed OF Colby Rasmus to a one-year deal. The Giants signed OF Nori Aoki to a one-year deal with a club/mutual option

Negro Leagues Museum fondly remembers Mr. Cub

Jan 24, 2015 | No Comments

Ernie Banks arrived in Chicago by way of the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League, where he played under manager John “Buck” O’Neil, one of the eventual founders of the Negro Leagues Museum. Banks frequently checked in on the museum and was one of its proudest supporters.

Banks remembered as legend on, off field

Jan 24, 2015 | No Comments

Cubs icon Ernie Banks, who would’ve celebrated his 84th birthday in one week on Jan. 31, passed away Friday. His death sparked an outpouring of reaction.

Williams saddened by loss of former teammate, friend Banks

Williams saddened by loss of former teammate, friend Banks

Jan 24, 2015 | No Comments

Billy Williams felt the absence of Ernie Banks during Cubs Convention last weekend, and Williams’ biggest fears came true Friday, when he heard his former teammate and longtime friend had passed away.