Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Piazza to go part-time as catcher

The A's want Mike Piazza to rotate between catcher and DH after he returns from his sprained right shoulder.

Oakland plans to keep Jack Cust, who has gone 4-for-35 with no homers since the 19th of May and to rotate Piazza in the DH.

Jason Kendall, the A's regular catcher, has a .446 on-base which is the lowest in the majors.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Yankees Knock out Toronto Ends Losing Streak

The New York Yankees end their five-game losing streak with the help of A-Rod. Rodriguez distracted Toronto's third baseman Howie Clark by shouting at him on a crucial popup in the ninth. After the play was over there were arguments all over the field on this controversial tactic A-Rod did.

Alex Rodriguez claimed that all he said was "Hah!" and said that "Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't."

Replays showed that A-Rod shouted something and Clark backed off at the last second. Howie said that Rodriguez called for the ball and that he(Clark) stopped going after the popup.

That helped the Yankees overcome a potential six-game losing steak. I guess you have to be creative to win a game when your on a losing streak and find yourself tied for last place.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Yankees Tied For Last Place in AL East

Yankees drop their fourth straight game. They were defeated by the Blue Jays Monday night 7-2. The Yankees are down 13 and a half games behind the Boston Red Sox. This is their biggest deficit since August 1995. Hopefully the Yanks could pull together and win games to make it to the playoffs but it does not look to good.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Yankees interested in Rockies' Helton

In the rumor mill today the New York Yankees are interested in Todd Helton.

Helton has played in the Majors for a little under ten years. He was drafted on August 2, 1997 for the Colorado Rockies as a first baseman. Todd won the Gold Golve awards in 2001, 2002 and 2004. The five time All-Star and Silver Slugger started the 2007 season hot by having the highest batting average with .333.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Retired Troy Percival may play for the Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies' assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed that they have contacted Troy's agent.

Percival was drafted to the MLB in 1995 by the California Angels as a reliever. He has an ERA of 3.10, had 324 saves, and a life time record of 30-41. He retired on July 9th, 2005 from the Detroit tigers.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Jon Lester to stay in minors

The red sox have decided to keep Lester in the minors for the time being to regain stamina and arm strength necessary to compete at the major league level. Jon's battle with lymphoma over the off-season raised concern with Boston that he may not be able to compete at the major league caliber. Boston opted to keep Lester in the minors seems a good decision for the pitcher's long-term success.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Roger Clemens still thinking if he will return

Roger Clemens still has not made up his mind if he will continue his career. Rumor has it that, he will make his decision in about a month. If he does continue, Clemens said that he would still limit his choice to the Red Sox, Astros, and Yankees.