Baseball Blogs Weigh In Rumors

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Miller, Yankees, Bogaerts

On this date in 2000, Rickey Henderson reached agreement on a deal with the Mariners, Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. Henderson, who was released earlier in the year by the Mets, hit a lead-off home run in his first at-bat for Seattle.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Glanville, D’Backs, Angels

On this date in 2008, Greg Maddux won the 350th game of his career as a member of the Padres, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  The 42 year-old became the ninth pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone as he gave up just three hits across six innings.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Jimenez, D’Backs, Blue Jays

On this date in 1988, Pete Rose became the first manager to be suspended for an on-field incident, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  National League president Bart Giamatti issued a thirty day suspension for the Reds skipper’s shoving of umpire Dave Pallone.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Owings, Balfour, Blue Jays

On this date in 2006, Julio Franco became the second oldest player to steal a base at the the age of 47, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  In 1909, Arlie Latham, who played two games at second base for the Giants, swiped a sack at the age 49.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..


Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Orioles, Anthopoulos, Pirates

On this date in 1999, Cal Ripken Jr. landed on the disabled list for the first time in what was, at that point, a 19-year career, due to a back injury. Ripken had already voluntarily ended his likely unbreakable streak of 2,632 consecutive games played, though the DL trip served as evidence that baseball’s Iron Man was at least mortal. Ripken would eventually become a first-ballot Hall of Famer, of course, appearing on 98.53 percent of ballots after a career that saw him hit .276/.340/.447 with 431 home runs, a Rookie of the Year Award, two MVPs, eight Silver Sluggers, a pair of Gold Gloves and 19 consecutive All-Star nods. We’ll stick with an Orioles theme to kick off this week’s look at the baseball blogosphere…

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: A’s, Tanaka, Norris, Kluber

On this date in 1972 (as can be seen on Leo Panetta’s NationalPastime.com), salary arbitration was born, as the owners agreed to add the arbitration process to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, ending a 13-day strike in which 86 games were missed. The arbitration process has become an integral part of the MLB offseason, influencing many trades and roster decisions in addition to providing many players with their first opportunity at nine-figure paydays. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere…

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Rays, Gausman, Cardinals

On this date in 1972, the Mets traded outfielder Ken Singleton and infielders Tim Foli and Mike Jorgensen to the Expos in exchange for 28-year old All-Star right fielder Rusty Staub, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  ‘Le Grand Orange’ spent a good amount of the 1972 season on the DL, but he was a key player of the Mets’ pennant-winning team in 1973.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Tillman, Rays, Lindor

On this date in 2001, Todd Helton signed a nine-year, $141.5MM contract extension with the Rockies, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  That year, Helton would go on to earn yet another All-Star selection, his second in what would be a string of five consecutive seasons.  According to Baseball-Reference, Helton earned upwards of $161MM over the course of his career which spanned 17 seasons in Colorado.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Minoso, Montero, Wieters

On this date in 1972, the Yankees and Red Sox made a significant trade that redounded to the benefit of the Yanks. While it is still debatable whether reliever Sparky Lyle left a Bambino-like curse when he was shipped to New York in exchange for first baseman Danny Cater, there is little question which side won the deal. Cater was a replacement-level player for three years in Boston, while Lyle racked up a 2.41 ERA over 745 2/3 frames in seven seasons, throwing plenty of important postseason innings along the way.

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Tanaka, Orioles, Castro

On this date in 1975, the Dodgers signed their once arch-nemesis Juan Marichal as a free agent, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.After two regular season outings, the former San Francisco superstar and future Hall of Famer walked away from baseball.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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