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).


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18 Comments on "Quick Hits: Selig, Leyland, Rangers, Ethier"


JacksTigers
4 years 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

I will pray for you.

TartanElk
4 years 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

DVR?

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

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

4 years 4 months ago

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 4 months 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!

BruinPirateAnteater
4 years 4 months 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!

TartanElk
4 years 4 months ago

NEEDZ LESS MAFFS!!!

RepOak
4 years 4 months ago

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

FunkyTime
4 years 4 months 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.

meinhardt1992
4 years 4 months ago

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

4 years 3 months ago

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