Let's face it: Ryan Braun will be on the receiving end of so much business on each road trip, it's ridiculous. Philadelphia was no different, showering him with boo birds in every at-bat, but Braun responded with three home runs and seven RBI.
Poor ol' Tommy's trying to hang on to what once was considered a promising career. After bombing with Anaheim and failing to make the cut with the Rangers, he'll try his luck on the South Side, where he'll be paid $1 million if he's called up.
As if Oakland's stadium woes aren't bad enough, Jim Johnson has not perfumed as advertised for the A's since they traded for him over the winter. In five games entering Thursday: 3.1 innings, 9 hits, 7 runs, 6 walks. Luke Gregerson, Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook and Dan Otero will share ninth-inning duties.
While I agree with him that fans are "idiotic" for running onto to the field, I draw the line at wishing physical harm on them, regardless of whether they deserve it or not. As a result, MLB is investigating the comments and may dish out some sort of discipline.
No one ever faulted Jones for having an opinion. Jones downplayed the hype surrounding Tanaka before Wednesday's game with the Yankees…and then struck out twice against him. Even then, he still didn't give the Japanese import any props afterward.
Nats manager Matt Williams declared Zimmerman's shoulder "degenerative", not arthritic as originally reported. If he were to see any extended time at first base, something would have to be done about Adam LaRoche and his $12 million.
Any guesses on how it happened? Sliding head first! And into first base, to boot! Shocker!!
Hamilton is expected to miss at least six weeks.
My goodness, there must be something in the water! An MRI revealed a tear of the UCL of Moore's left elbow; Rays manager Joe Maddon doesn't believe it's a full tear. The same can't be said, however, of Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon, who will indeed require surgery.