Braden Looper has told the Chicago Cubs he is retiring.The 36-year-old pitcher was in camp as a non-roster player, trying to make a comeback after sitting out last season. The Cubs informed him Friday that he would not make the team out of spring training, so Looper decided to retire.Looper did not pitch last season … Continue reading Braden Looper Retires
National League West Predictions1.San Francisco Giants2. San Diego Padres3. Colorado Rockies4. Los Angeles Dodgers5. Arizona DiamondbacksThe Giants have the pitching they need to win this division. With Lincecum, Cain, Zito, Sanchez and Baumgarter they will win 95 games. Padres where two games behind in 2010, so they will be right behind the Giants. With Ludwick-Hawpe … Continue reading NL West Predictions
For those of you that wondered what ever happen to Chris Duncan and Jason Simontacchi well Duncan was with the Nationals in 2010 and then released. Simontacchi left the Cardinals in 2004 but was out for the next two seaons till he was signed with the Nationals in 2007. After 07' he faded out.Well they … Continue reading Chris Duncan and Jason Simontacchi back to St.Louis
National League Central:1. Milwaukee Brewers2. St.Louis Cardinals 3. Chicago Cubs4. Cincinnati Reds5. Pittsburgh Pirates6. Houston AstrosI believe the top four teams will do battle in the NL Central. Brewers, Cards, Cubs and Reds have improved their teams but all four are having DL issues. Looks like a fun divison to watch. Cards will keep up … Continue reading NL Central Predictions
National League East:1. Atlanta Braves2. Philadelphia Phillies3. Florida Marlins4. Washington Nationals5. New York MetsI Find this division to be somewhat fun to watch. With the changes the Braves made by adding manager Freddi Gonzalez and snatching up Dan Uggla just might give the Braves a shot to dethrone the Phillies. Their starting rotation is no where near … Continue reading NL East Predictions
AL East- 1. Boston Redsox 2. New York Yanks 3. Baltimore Orioles 4. Tampa Bay Rays 5. Toronto BluejaysAL Central- 1. Minnesota Twins 2. Chicago Whitesox* 3. Detriot Tigers 4. Kansas City Royals 5. Cleveland IndiansAL West- 1. Texas Rangers 2. Oakland Athletics 3. Anaheim Angels 4. Seattle Mariners I see the Orioles as one of … Continue reading American League Predictions 2011
I am sad to report the passing of Marty Marion. My dad always refered to him as "Mr. Shortstop". Marion spent thirteen years in MLB as a Cardinal and a Brown. Marion suffered a heart attack Tuesday night.Marty was 94 and still lived in Ladue. My dad spoke often of Marion as being one of … Continue reading In Memory of Marty Marion "Mr. Shortstop"
Today Ian Snell announced his retirement right after the Cardinals reassigned him to minor league camp.Snell is only 29. His career went into decline since leaving the Pirates for Seattle. Snell has lost about 1.5 miles per hour off his fastball compared to his peak, but still throws in the low-90s and certainly could have struck … Continue reading Ian Snell Calls It Quits
Mitchell Page died in his sleep last night. The former hitting coach was 59. Page, playing for Oakland, was named American League Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News in 1977 after hitting .307 with 21 homers and 42 steals.Page worked at the big-league level for the Cardinals from 2001-04 after being a minor … Continue reading Mitchell Page Passes Away Today
The Rome Braves announce a casting call for a new television reality series. Crazy Legs Productions and 10Ten Entertainment will be filming a promo that will serve as casting for a new series on Saturday March 26th from 10am - 6pm at State Mutual Stadium. Participants will be required to take part in baseball tryouts … Continue reading New Reality Show "Up to Bat"