Pitching coach Mike Maddux and hitting coach Dave Magadan will remain on the Texas Rangers’ coaching staff with new manager Jeff Banister.
With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.
Former major league slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the left hand at his Las Vegas home on Tuesday. He told police that he was cleaning his gun.
The Royals turned bloops, bouncers and grounders into a blowout, scoring seven runs in the second inning and cruising to a 10-0 rout of the Giants in Game 6 of the World Series.
A trial date has been set for four men charged in MLB’s performance enhancing drugs scandal. Among those set to stand trial is a cousin of Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
Oscar Taveras, a St. Louis Cardinals outfielder regarded as one of the MLB’s top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. He was 22 years old.
Madison Bumgarner kept slinging away, and put the Giants just one win from yet another championship, throwing a four-hitter to beat the Royals by a score of 5-0 on Sunday night.
Madison Bumgarner, who shows virtually no emotion on the mound, carried a shutout into the seventh inning and beat the Royals by a score of 7-1 Tuesday night.
Baseball is trying to be pure again. And when you consider the final four teams in the MLB postseason, they did a good job. The Giants, Cardinals, Orioles and Royals aren’t considered members of the monetary aristocracy, at least not at the level of the Yankees, Red Sox, and Dodgers.
Travis Ishikawa made good on the big stage only a few months removed from the minors, hitting the first homer to end an NLCS on a three-run drive that lifted San Francisco to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 on Thursday night.
Boosted by their strong results on replay challenges this season, several umpires will get to work the World Series for the first time.
Jeff Banister isn’t just one of the finest baseball men I’ve met in a clubhouse — he’s one of the finest men I have met, period.