Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of the #1 selling and rated baseball video game this generation, MLB® 11 The Show™. Gracing the cover of this year’s installment of the market leading Major League Baseball® (MLB®) franchise is a familiar face—3-time Gold Glove winner, 2-time Silver Slugger, 3-time American League (AL) batting champion, 2009 American League Most Valuable Player (MVP), and MLB® 10 The Show™ cover athlete, Joe Mauer, All-Star catcher for the Minnesota Twins. Read more
Wow. Talk about a shocker. Cliff Lee has stunned the baseball world by signing for less years, and less total money with the Philadelphia Phillies. After an offseason full of fat pay cheques and moves that seemed to be solely financially motivated, Lee has done the unthinkable. He went to a team he wanted to play for, as opposed to the team that wanted to pay him the most. The Yankees and Rangers were supposedly the front runners for Lee’s services. It was Lee himself that helped carry the Rangers past the Yankees and into the World Series. The Yankees were not going to let their playoff bane go and sign with the competition. It turns out, they didn’t have a choice. Read more
Looks like it’s the Washington National’s turn to make a big splash in the free-agent market. The club has announced the signing off free-agent outfielder Jason Werth to a 7-year, $126-million contract.
Are you kidding me? Read more
About one month after the Giants surprised the world and won the World Series, free agency is already in full effect. There have been several key moves, including some for the newly crowned champs. The Giants lost the services of Juan Uribe and Series MVP Edgar Renteria, and replaced the two with an aging and regressing Miguel Tejada. The Yankees and Rangers are fighting over the services of Cliff Lee, and the Yanks are in the process of resigning their two aging cornerstones, SS Derek Jeter and closer Mariano Rivera. Read more
2K Sports Names Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies as Cover Athlete for Major League Baseball 2K11
2K Sports announced today that they have named Philadelphia Phillies™ ace pitcher, Roy Halladay, as the cover athlete for their upcoming video game Major League Baseball® 2K11, the next iteration of the popular Major League Baseball 2K series. Read more
The Texas Rangers should be leading the American League Championship series 3 games to 0 right now. They won game 3 last night in New York City, as playoff dominator Cliff Lee added to his phenomenal playoff resume and continued his mastery of the New York Yankees by outpitching the Yankee’s postseason star pitcher Andy Pettitte in Texas’ 8 – 0 win. Read more
The Mannywood era in LA is finally over. The Dodgers were in Colorado facing the Rockies in an afternoon game. With the bases loaded in the 6th inning, Manny Ramirez came up as a pinch hitter. His team was down 8-2 at the time, needing Manny to deliver a clutch hit. After the first pitch of the count was called a strike, Manny wasn’t happy with the call and turned around and said something to home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom and was thrown out of the game. The Dodgers eventually lost the game 10 to 5. Read more
With the season winding down in baseball, we will look at the National League MVP race and who I think will win it this season. It will be hard to decide who will win the award. The past few seasons the award has gone to Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, a three time MVP. This season he has some stiff competition.
We will take a look at the top 3 guys I think are in contention for the National League MVP award: Read more
So much for the Washington Nationals’ rookie of the year candidate Stephen Strasburg. It has been revealed that Strasburg has a torn ligament in his elbow and needs season ending Tommy John surgery. Strasburg has been phenomenal since coming up to the big leagues this season. He has dominated clubs with his high velocity fastball, sharp breaking curve, and providing a good mix with his changeup. Read more
If the Major League baseball season started today, what would you say if I asked you who you thought would hit the most home runs this season? A-Rod? Albert Pujols? Prince Fielder? Those would be decent predictions. Nobody on this planet would have said “Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays”. NOBODY. Yet here we are, with just over one month left in the regular season, and who is leading the pack in homers? None other than Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. I have three questions. WHO IS THIS GUY? WHERE DID HE COME FROM? And what did he do with the real Jose Bautista? Read more