Tonight is baseballs opening night with the Cardinals and Marlins going head to head. This is getting me excited not only because its opening night but because it is a game between the reigning World Champs and bseballs most improved team! Tomorrow we will have highlights and photos along with articles for those who didnt get to see it.
David & Andrew
Miami Marlins new closer Heath Bell posted on twitter. “I love to eat ice cream and sliding into that mound last year was pretty cool. So this t-shirt is pretty sweet”
This Week in Baseball, The Mariners arrive at-and many teams pack up for-spring training. The Mariners are still mouring the loss of Greg Halman, who was stabbed to death in November. They were greeted with T-shirts bearing Halman’s number.
The Marlins are discussing a contract with Cuban star Yoenis Cespedes. He is one of the most sought after players on the open market.
Alex Gordon resigns with the Royals for one year. Nelson Cruz resigns with the Rangers for two years. Miguel Cabrera has lost 20 pounds in order to make the switch back to First base. Jeff Suppan signs a Minor League deal with the Padres, with an invitation to Spring Training. Scott Linebrink has signed a Minor League Deal with the Cardinals, also with a Spring Training Invitation. Manny Ramirez, whom many had thought to be gone for good, is looking for a signing with the Orioles or the A’s. Jed Lowrie has signed with the Astros for one year. Russel Branyan signed a Minor League deal with the Yankees.
That’s all for This Week in Baseball
Yankees: Sign Billy Hall to minor league deal.
Marlins: Yoenis Cespedes gets tour of new Marlins Park.
Dodgers: Sign two year extension with Clayton Kershaw.
Rangers: Extend Elvis Andrus for three years.
Fantasy baseball begins!
As of Wednesday, Jose Reyes is apparently cutting his hair, after finding out that the Marlins have a rule allowing no long hair. The broadcast is airing at 6 pm on MLB Network’s Hot Stove. Following the airing, they will play last year’s “Alex Rodriguez clips his Toenails”. If you have DVR, set it to record, because it will be a broadcast to remember.
The Detroit Tigers made a shocking move on Tuesday signing free agent slugger Prince Fielder for reportedly 9 years and 214 million dollars. Once again the mystery team comes out with the prize. Soon it will most likely be proven that mystery teams tend to win. Here’s some proof right now– take Cliff Lee for example. He hit the free agent market before the 2011 season; every one said it would be the Rangers or Yankees that would get Lee. Then out of nowhere come the Phillies and just like that they have him for 5 years. Albert Pujols is another example. He was sure to go back to the Cardinals. I read the article saying that the Marlins took back their bid, but there was still a mystery team in the bidding. I went back to the home page and saw that Albert’s on the Angles for 10 years and the second largest contract in history! It just goes to show all GM’s not to reveal their off season plans if they want to improve their team .