St. Louis Cardinals
Free agent slugger Lance Berkman has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Rangers, to likely be the team’s new DH. The contract is said to be in the $10 million range.
By sometime Friday night, either Chipper Jones will be out of baseball or the defending World Series champion Cardinals will be out of the playoffs. One and done.
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and Cardinals third baseman David Freese are headed to the All-Star game after fans voted them into Tuesday’s showcase in Kansas City.
Major League Baseball announced that Royals manager Ned Yost and Athletics manager Bob Melvin will join Ron Washington of the Rangers to coach the American League all-stars.
Pitching star Roy Oswalt’s main criteria seems to be proximity to his home in Mississippi. Indications are that he prefers the Rangers and Cardinals.
Three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols has agreed to a 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels worth about $250 million to $260 million
Slugging first baseman Albert Pujols will get a huge contract, there’s no doubt. But the team that will sign the three-time NL MVP remains unclear.
Dishonesty. Breach of trust. Jeopardizing a franchise’s reputation. The Texas Rangers have been through this before. Right, Ron Washington?
As hordes of other St. Louis Cardinals fans turned out Sunday to swaddle themselves in their team’s improbable World Series title, Dave Huyette was counting his blessings rather than the riches he might have received had greed overtaken sportsmanship.
Last year, a fan rally followed the Texas Rangers’ first appearance in a World Series.
A day after twice coming within one strike of champagne, a glittering trophy and a championship parade in Game 6, the Rangers went as dry as an overcooked T-bone in Friday night’s finale.
I know you are sitting there in a daze, wondering ‘how did this happen?’ and trying to justify your passion for the Texas Rangers this year. That’s when I’ll say it’s just baseball.