Balentien opts for Softbank Hawks

Balentien opts for Softbank Hawks According to yahoo.co.jp, Curaçao born Wladimir Balentien has reached a basic agreement with the Softbank Hawks. The Japanese news website states that the news will be announced officially by the Hawks later this year. That Balentien has decided to join the Hawks, doesn’t come as a surprise. In the past…

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NL Notes: Giants, Bumgarner, Bauer, Manfred, Padres, Yates

NL Notes: Giants, Bumgarner, Bauer, Manfred, Padres, Yates The Giants “remain engaged” on franchise legend Madison Bumgarner, according to the last check of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Henry Schulman (link). Obviously, the word “engaged” can be taken to mean any number of things–ranging from casual contact to protracted negotiation. It is notable, though, that Bumgarner’s longtime team…

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Latest On Angels’ Pitching Pursuits

Latest On Angels’ Pitching Pursuits Saturday brought a celebratory mood to Anaheim, as the Angels conducted a press conference welcoming their newest second-best player, Anthony Rendon. While the presser included several interesting quotes on the part of Rendon–including his preference for Anaheim over LA due to its family-oriented atmosphere–the most interesting takeaway from the day…

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