Quick Hits: Selig, Leyland, Rangers, Ethier

Links for Wednesday evening to tide you over until Opening Day…

  • Peter Gammons offers up some predictions at MLB.com, but not before explaining how quickly things can change once the season begins. MLBTR's team made postseason and award picks earlier tonight.
  • Commissioner Bud Selig says he's hopeful for peaceful negotiations between MLB and the MLBPA after the season, according to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez. "Hopefully, we'll do it the way we did it in '06 — thoughtfully, carefully and quietly," Selig said.
  • Tigers manager Jim Leyland told MLB.com's Jason Beck that he doesn't feel additional pressure because he's in the last year of his contract. “If we do all right, I assume I’ll be here," Leyland said. "If we don’t, I probably won’t be.”
  • Rangers president Nolan Ryan told MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan that he expects Texas to repeat as AL West champions. The Rangers will have the flexibility to make another major midseason acquisition, according to Ryan.
  • Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said on 710 ESPN's Mason and Ireland show that he was surprised by Andre Ethier's recent comments and that he has no interest in moving him (via ESPNLosAngeles).

18 Responses to Quick Hits: Selig, Leyland, Rangers, Ethier Leave a Reply

  1. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    I cannot believe that tomorrow is opening day. If final exams are good for one thing, its getting me a half day of school so I can come home and watch the game at 1:00.

    Step 1: Take exams
    Step 2: Watch Tigers game
    Step 3: Weep over the failure of my exams

    • TartanElk 4 years ago

      Lucky you.

      This is my day tomorrow:

      Step 1: Field teaching from beginning of school day to end of school day.
      Step 2: Make it home in time to maybe catch the tail end of the game.
      Step 3: Go to work about 30 minutes after I get home.
      Step 4: Facepalm when done with work for not planning ahead.

      • JacksTigers 4 years ago

        I will pray for you.

        • TartanElk 4 years ago

          I was looking forward to Verlander/Sabathia so badly. Well, at least I’ll be able to catch a few Tigers games on-line along the way.

          • JacksTigers 4 years ago

            Radio? Even though Dan Dickerson and Dave Price suck, it’s still something. Unless your from New York, in which case I laugh….. not sure why I laugh though.

          • TartanElk 4 years ago

            Nah I’m currently in Milwaukee. I just won’t be able to catch the game in any form and I’ll just have to deal with it.

          • InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago


          • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

            sounds smart, but it means you basically can’t talk to anyone you like for the rest of the day. or listen to the radio or look at a television. land mines everywhere

      • vonhayesdays 4 years ago

        Heres my day tomorrow
        spring break
        no work rest of week
        opening day
        drunk most of the day !!!
        its gonna be a good one

      • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

        reason 53776-C working from home is win: opening day

  2. I’ll actually be watching the game before going to class (night class at 6:15, booo). Anyways glad baseball is back, hopefully my Yanks get off to a good start. Let’s Go Yankees!

    • JacksTigers 4 years ago

      After the first three games, I don’t care what they do. But until April 4th, I want them to die in a church fire. Go Tigers!

  3. BruinPirateAnteater 4 years ago

    My day:

    1.5 Hours of Physics
    3 Hours of Math
    2 hours of a drive from my school to Dodger Stadium
    3 Dodgers Dogs
    4 Beers
    1 Giant Smile!

  4. RepOak 4 years ago

    Hhmmm Rangers won’t win AL West. Let’s go A’s!!

  5. FunkyTime 4 years ago

    Check out Gammon’s article. He wrote 10 paragraphs on the AL East. Then the AL Central gets once measly sentence. What a douche.

  6. meinhardt1992 4 years ago

    cant wait to see the Cubs game tomorrow hopefully i get it here in fort wayne

  7. I like the Ranger’s chances of taking the AL West more than I like the A’s chances of winning the AL West.

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