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After the 2013 season, Robinson Cano, arguably the best second baseman in baseball, surprised everyone by electing to explore free agency instead of immediately re-signing with the New York Yankees – the only team he had played with during his nine-year career. Still, it was widely assumed that he would become the next in a line of Yankees to play his entire career wearing pinstripes (Jeter, Rivera, Posada, etc.). In December of that year, he further shocked the baseball community when he signed with the Seattle Mariners for 10 years and $240 million. The Yankees’ highest offer reportedly came in […]

Is Cano’s contract the worst in baseball today?

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The Kansas City Royals had the most players elected to the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, leading the entire league with six players receiving starting nominations. Now it appears that only five Royals will starting for the American League in the mid-summer classic. In the Royals’ Wednesday win over the Tampa Bay Rays, left fielder Alex Gordon was injured and had to be carted off the field. He suffered a left groin strain as he was running to catch a ball in the fourth inning. Gordon says he heard his left groin “pop” just prior to crashing into the left […]

Brett Gardner to replace Alex Gordon on ASG roster, Adam ...

The Detroit Tigers’ designated hitter Victor Martinez hasn’t been the same player that we saw last season. In 2014 Martinez led the league in on-base percentage (.409) and on-base plus slugging percentage (.974).  He was an All-Star for the fifth time in his then 12 years in the major leagues. V-Mart hit 32 home runs just eight behind American League home run champion Nelson Cruz AND he finished second to the Los Angeles Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout in the MVP voting (which to be honest was fair given that Trout had lost out on the award the previous TWO seasons […]

Tigers call up Tyler Collins as Victor Martinez is placed ...

Chris Sale faced Phil Hughes and the Minnesota Twins in his last start which was also his first start since coming off the disabled list, having fractured his foot during spring training. While the Hughes and the Twins are worthy opponents, Sale now faces his first big test of 2015. Saturday the left-hander will take on right-hander Anibal Sanchez and the 9-1 Detroit Tigers. The Tigers have the best record in baseball right now having barely hung on to beat the White Sox and starter Jeff Samardzija on Friday by a score of 2-1. Despite the close score, the Tigers […]

Sale to face first real challenge vs. Sanchez and Tigers

Giancarlo Stanton is already the highest paid player in the Miami Marlins‘ franchise history. He’s also likely the most well-known and most popular in franchise history. Need a good example of Stanton’s popularity? I love the guy and I’m not from Miami, nor am I a Marlins fan. Other superstars have played for the Marlins. One example would be Miguel Cabrera who once played with the Marlins yet he’s known as a member of the Detroit Tigers and will remain a Tiger throughout his career, making Stanton, literally, THE guy. He further solidified his position as the Marlins’ franchise player as well […]

Stanton is new Marlins’ franchise HR leader

UPDATE: March 23, 2015 9:45 am PT Miguel Cabrera singled to left center in the Detroit Tigers’ 7-7 tie game on Saturday against the Washington Nationals. Cabrera went 1-3 with two strikeouts in his first game of the spring.  “It was good,” Cabrera said of his time off. “Good vacation. Now I’m working. Back to work today.” Victor Martinez was hitless in his spring debut in the Tigers loss to the Atlanta Braves, going 0-3 with a strikeout and two groundouts.  Still, he was just happy to be back in the game.  “It feels great to get the first one out […]

UPDATE: Cabrera singles, Martinez hitless in spring debuts for Tigers

When Dontrelle Willis signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, I doubt there was a baseball fan who wasn’t rooting for him to make a comeback. Who didn’t love that 21-year-old kid with the 1000 watt smile and crazy leg kick. He was just plain fun to watch, when he was doing well at least. Sometimes it was painful to watch him pitch. He suffered through injuries, control problems, anxiety. He hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 with the Cincinnati Reds. But ten years ago he was a star. He was the 2003 National League Rookie of […]

Dontrelle Willis ends comeback bid, officially retires

It sounded bad and looked even worse for the Detroit Tigers when it was announced last Thursday that their star designated hitter Victor Martinez had suffered a torn medial meniscus in his left knee. It was the same knee that he’d had two prior surgeries on already during his time with Detroit. One of which caused him to miss the entire 2012 season. Martinez had surgery to repair the torn meniscus, performed by famed Tommy John surgeon Dr. James Andrews, on Tuesday morning. The results are already in and the prognosis is a good one. The surgery was a success […]

Detroit Tigers luck out: Victor Martinez only out 4-6 weeks

While the Detroit Tigers are still somewhat optimistic about superstar Miguel Cabrera‘s Opening Day status, it is looking pretty official that he will not participate in much or any of spring training. Back in October, Cabrera had surgery on his right ankle to remove bone spurs that had been bothering him since July. A stress fracture that was also found and repaired took the Tigers’ staff by surprise, and it has legnthened Cabrera’s recovery period. Cabrera played through both injuries down the stretch until the Tigers were eliminated by the Baltimore Orioles in the America League Division Series. Still his […]

Cabrera to miss spring training, maybe Opening Day

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So I read a piece yesterday by Mike Petriello at ESPN regarding Yoenis Cespedes. It says exactly what I have been saying since the A’s traded Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for left-handed starter Jon Lester. Petriello isn’t talking about the Oakland A’s midseason implosion either, which when I reference Cespedes is what I am usually talking about. It is my belief that the A’s complete meltdown had absolutely NOTHING to do with trading Cespedes. Sure the two coincide on a timeline but if you look at the week even two before Cespedes was trade you would see that […]

Yoenis Cespedes: Overrated? Maybe.

Welcome to my post about my first FEATURED COLUMN for FANSIDED! This is a piece from my first Featured Column on FanSided.com! I was recently hired to write a column EVERY WEDNESDAY and SUNDAY!! So please check them out!! (I will still be holding down my duties as Editor at FanSided’s MLB site CalltothePen.com!). So here’s the link to my first column titled MLB Hall of Fame: 5 active players who are HOF locks!! MLB HOF: 5 active players who are Hall of Fame locks Thank you for reading! I appreciate it! While I love getting views anyway – each click on […]

First column for FanSided: MLB: 5 active players who are ...