Category Archives: MLB News and Notes

MLB names new successor to Bud Selig

This happened earlier this afternoon but I wasn't near a computer and my iPad died, which meant I couldn't update the blog while I was out. While in my absence, Major League Baseball has named a new commissioner, who will succeed Selig next season. Here's the story. Major League Baseball will have a new commissioner in 2015, ...

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Tony Bosch, A-Rod’s cousin arrested

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Tony Bosch, the former Biogenesis clinic owner linked to the famous Biogenesis scandal, was arrested early Tuesday morning and was charged with conspiracy to distribute steroids, according to T.J Quinn of ESPN. Among those arrested were Alex Rodriguez's cousin Yuri Sucrat, although the Drug Enforcement Administration haven't disclosed what Sucrat was charged with it. Sucrat was banned from ...

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Report: John Lackey traded to Cardinals for Allen Craig, Joe Kelly

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This just in via Peter Gammons on MLB Network: The Boston Red Sox have traded starting pitcher John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig. Lackey was slated to start tomorrow vs. Chris Capuano and the Yankees, so now the Yankees are going to face three Triple-A players in their weekend series ...

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Report: Jon Lester traded to Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

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Well, the MLB Trade Deadline has gotten off to a huge start: The Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for OF Yoenis Cespedes. Yesterday, there were talks involving the Blue Jays and Orioles for Lester which would have been a big problem for the Yankees. With the Red ...

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Derek Jeter has two hits as AL beats NL in 85th All-Star Game 5-3

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The 85th Annual All-Star Game brought out the stars of the American and National League, with home field advantage for the World Series on the line. In the end, the American League was able to win their second All-Star game in a row, beating the National League 5-3 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Derek Jeter led off ...

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Yoenis Cespedes wins Home Run Derby

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The last time a player had won the Home Run Derby in back-to-back years, it was Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998-1999. Tonight, Yoenis Cespedes joined Griffey Jr. in that club, winning the Home Run Derby for a second consecutive year in a row. After getting off to a slow start, Cespedes was able to take down ...

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Video: Robinson Cano skit on ‘The Tonight Show’

Former New York Yankee second basemen and current Seattle Mariner Robinson Cano appeared on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' recently and although he's not a Yankee anymore--there was one particular skit that was just too good not to blog about. Don't worry, the skit includes Yankees fans and they ended up in an awkward situation. Boo Cano In ...

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Yankees to honor Robinson, Mandela

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The Yankees will honor Jackie Robinson as they do every year on April 15; they'll wear the number 42 which has been retired across baseball to honor a man who broke the color barrier with his bravery and talent. The Yankees also plan to honor the late Nelson Mandela with a plaque in monument park, ...

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