The second worst thing a baseball owner can do is to squander a good team; the worst is to do so without even persuasively saying why. It’s just not the kind of thing lifetime achievers do.
The Rangers have agreed to a trade for two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber from the Indians, sources told MLB.com’s TR Sullivan. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal first reported the two teams were near a deal.
The clubs haven’t confirmed the reports.
The Houston Astros have fired assistant GM Brandon Taubman for conduct that “does not reflect the values” of the organization, according to a team statement released on Thursday.
— Read on deadspin.com/astros-fire-brandon-taubman-now-need-to-fire-whoever-s-1839336722
Baby shark, do doo do do do doo…
If the sight of a then 2-year-old girl nearly getting killed by a baseball — a sight that hushed Yankee Stadium and had Frazier, along with his teammate Matt Holliday, Yankees third base coach Joe Espada and Twins third baseman Eduardo Escobar kneeling in prayer and near tears — wasn’t enough to spur MLB to force its teams to extend the safety nettings in their ballparks from foul pole to foul pole, it’s tough to imagine what would be.
You know it’s a big game when the Goodyear blimp is in flight.
It’s a well designed stadium when this is the view from the SRO seats.
My traditional Brew Kettle Kitka.
WHAT A VIEW!
You can’t have a hot dog or a brat without the classic ballpark mustard.
My view for tonight’s game.
Welcome to Cleveland, Bryce. Now, SIDDOWN! #strikeout
Not even an out and we’re on the board!
And now it’s 2-0!
Cleveland picks up in the 2nd where it left off and makes it 3-0!
Mercado slides in to make it 4-0, though Santana is caught in a run down to end the inning.
One of these statues is doing their own thing…
Philadelphia already pulled their startee Smyly. It’s the 3rd.
This is Bryce Harper’s walk of shame as he strikes out again.
Man, I walk away to get fries and Philadelphia gets on the board.
Ketchup got what was coming to him.
Strikeout #7 for Bieber!
The good news is that you’re not getting pulled if only a couple infielders come to the mound.
Philadelphia intentionally walks Lindor, and Mercado makes them pay. 5-2!
Shane Biwber exits after 7 1/3 innings. Oliver Perez comes in to take on Bryce Harper.
I stand for Cookie!
VICTORY! FOUR IN A ROW!
Boston fans were left with a conundrum: Do you cheer for an opposing player if his grandfather is Carl Yastrzemski?
After struggling for the first few months of the season, both José Ramírez and Cleveland broke out in a big way with Ramírez discovering his old form and Cleveland going on a big run to catch the Minnesota Twins for first place at one point this month. Cleveland couldn’t quite keep up that pace over the last few weeks, falling a few games back of the Twins, but still looked to be in great shape for the wild card race. With news of a broken hamate bone and the resulting surgery for Ramírez, the team is losing their best hitter for the rest of the season, leaving a massive hole in the lineup and at third base. The club’s path to the playoffs just got a lot more narrow.
Ramirez had appeared to have figured things out offensively. I hope this is a minor injury.
Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez was removed from Saturday’s game with a right wrist injury.
The first team completely eliminated from playoff contention
It’s still August.