It all started by a scout with a scout making this comment.“The Twins, Angels, and Cardinals [if they feel David Freese isn’t ready] could have a fit for him. The Giants, with Brian Sabean in the Yankee organization years ago when they signed him, could always use someone who can hit. The Mets could use … Continue reading Could Mike Lowell Become a Cardinal?
Felipe Lopez bounded into the St.Louis Cardinals clubhouse following his early morning physical Saturday prepared to work in the batting cage before the rest of the squad took to the fields. He’s just that happy to be back with the Cardinals.Lopez signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Cardinals, returning him to the team … Continue reading Cards Sign Lopez
The Kansas City Royals are being sued by a man over a hot dog incident in the stands last summer.John Coomer alleges he suffered a detached retina and the development of cataracts in his left eye after he was hit by a hot dog that was thrown into the stands by the Royals' mascot Slugger.The … Continue reading Slugger the Royals Mascot in Trouble?
Manny Ramirez has never been one to bite his tongue, and today was no exception. Ramirez told reporters that he expects this season with the L.A. Dodgers to be his last."I won't be here next year, so I just want to enjoy myself," said the 37-year-old Ramirez, speaking to reporters in the Dodgers clubhouse, according … Continue reading Manny’s Last Year As Dodger?
Joe Torre said Saturday he has committed himself to a fourth year with the team, ending speculation about whether or not he will return in 2011. Torre’s current contract runs through the upcoming season, but talks are underway to extend his deal one more year. After 2011, the 69-year-old with four World Series titles as … Continue reading Torre Signs Fourth Year with Dodgers
The Cardinals also hired Mitchell Page, formerly their hitting coach, as hitting instructor at Class-A Quad Cities. Roger LaFrancois was hired as hitting coach at rookie league Johnson City.Page was the Cardinals hitting coach from 2001-04 and had been in the Washington Nationals organization the past two seasons.
Yadier Molina's brother Jose was offered a minor league contract by the Texas Rangers. The funny thing is that the Rangers have three catchers on the 40 man roster already. The starting Catcher job is up for grabs between Saltamacchia, Teagarden and Toby Hall. Jarrod seems to be the frontrunner but he may still have … Continue reading Rangers Looking at Jose Molina
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This morning was the first start of Spring Training for the Cardinals, and of course there was a brief McGwire media frenzy. Saying that his admission was a “big, big release,” he chatted amiably and spoke casually about the steroid issue for 17 minutes, devoid of the emotion that marked a January news media blitz. … Continue reading McGwire’s First Day of Spring Training
Free-agent infielder Felipe Lopez has fired his agent, Scott Boras, and signed on with the Beverly Hill Sports Council, a source told ESPN.com Friday.The 29-year-old Lopez was reportedly disgruntled over still finding himself without a team, just days before the beginning of spring training.Lopez batted .310, with a .383 on-base percentage, last season for … Continue reading Felipe Lopez Fires Boras