St. Louis Cardinals
The New York Yankees are America’s team. Or are they? The Evil Empire just doesn’t feel so daunting anymore, winning just one title since the last year of the ’90s dynasty.
Ian Kinsler singled in the tie-breaking run in the seventh inning, and the Rangers completed a soggy three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 2-1 victory on Sunday night.
If Shelby Miller reaches his potential, he’ll be just another superstar to come up through the Cardinals’ ranks.
For over a month, reports indicated that the Cardinals were going to add Bengie Molina to their ballclub as an assistant hitting coach. On Monday, the move became official.
The Texas Rangers have signed right-handed pitcher Kyle McClellan to a minor-league deal with an invitation to major-league spring training, the team announced Tuesday.
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.