Cardinals Sign LaRue

The St. Louis Cardinals have re-upped with catcher Jason LaRue, bringing back the veteran for a third season as Yadier Molina’s backup, and they have signed six-year free agent Ruben Gotay to a minor-league deal that comes with an invitation to major-league spring training.Both players were signed to one-year deals, the club announced this afternoon.The … Continue reading Cardinals Sign LaRue

Hall Of Fame Ballot Announced

Today, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2010 ballot which contains 27 players. Any player getting votes on 75% of the ballots submitted will be admitted to the Hall in the Class of 2010. Here's the complete list:*Roberto Alomar *Kevin Appier Harold Baines Bert Blyleven *Ellis Burks Andre Dawson *Andres Galarraga *Pat Hentgen *Mike … Continue reading Hall Of Fame Ballot Announced

Cardinal Team Report

Now that Pujols has captured his third National League Most Valuable Player award and second in succession, the temptation is to turn to Pujols’ contract status. But the 29-year-old slugger, signed for 2010 with a club option for 2011, says he’s in no hurry to negotiate an extension.“They don’t need to deal with me right … Continue reading Cardinal Team Report

Hail, Hail King Albert!!!

As he explained why he would intentionally walk Albert Pujols even when baseball tradition and accepted strategy screamed not to, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre offered a seven-word defense of his action: “Albert is in a class by himself.” If Pujols wasn’t then, he took a step closer to it Tuesday.The St. Louis Cardinals … Continue reading Hail, Hail King Albert!!!

Anaheim Angels Give Hudler Some Wings

According to a statement from Fox Sports and sent, it says, on behalf of Fox Sports West and the Angels, Rex Hudler and Steve Physioc will no longer cover Angels games for the local sports network. The statement read: "We are going in a different direction next season and will use single announcing teams on … Continue reading Anaheim Angels Give Hudler Some Wings

Royals Sign Brad Thompson

The Royals, anxious to deepen their pitching options, have agreed to a Minor League contract with former Cardinals right-hander Brad Thompson. He was a free agent after five years with St. Louis. Thompson, 27, had a 2-6 record and a 4.84 ERA last season in 32 games including eight starts for the Cardinals. He will … Continue reading Royals Sign Brad Thompson

Brazilian Baseball

Brazilians may one day join other Latin Americans as top major league baseball players if an academy to be opened by the Tampa Bay Rays in Marilia is successful. "We feel Brazil can be a real hotbed for baseball talent," Rays' Senior Vice President Gerry Hunsicker said on Tuesday at a news conference to announce … Continue reading Brazilian Baseball

Where Are They Now?…………Gregg Jefferies

The man who once was The Next Great Met and the player Davey Johnson thought could hit .300 standing on his head is "just Gregg" now, the affable high school coach who also runs his own baseball school. "I'm busier now than when I played," Gregg Jefferies says during a break from his work at … Continue reading Where Are They Now?…………Gregg Jefferies

Happy Birthday to Stan the Man

                                       Happy Birthday Stan Musial!!!November 21 is Stan's 89th Birthday. It was great to see him at the All-Star Game. I always remember two Cardinal players that my dad was a huge fan of, Enos Slaughter and Stan Musial. Here at the McBrayer-Baseball Blog wishes Stan the Man a wonderful Birthday.