Alex Bregman appears on ironic catalog cover after Astros cheating scandal

Alex Bregman appears on ironic catalog cover after Astros cheating scandal Swing and a miss. In the wake of the Astros’ cheating scandal, Houston’s star third baseman Alex Bregman is on the cover of Eastbay’s February catalog, featuring the ironic message: “Always earned, never given.” Last month, Major League Baseball suspended since-fired Astros manager A.J.…

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Latest On Mookie Betts Trade Talks

Latest On Mookie Betts Trade Talks 10:11AM: The Twins are indeed still involved in talks, though that doesn’t necessarily mean a three-team trade is happening, as Jon Heyman and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal explain (both links to Twitter).  The Twins “are working hard to satisfy [the] Dodgers and the Dodgers are working hard to satisfy…

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Tommy’s walkabout

Tommy’s walkabout In reaction to a post on the SABR Baseball Card Committee Facebook page, someone commented that Tommy Davis was depicted on a different team for seven years in a row starting in 1966. This is quite an “achievement,” and will be explored in detail. Tommy’s walkabout through the major leagues ran head long…

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Sunday Notes: MLB Executives Weigh in on the Implications of MiLB Contraction

Sunday Notes: MLB Executives Weigh in on the Implications of MiLB Contraction Almost inexplicably, the proposed contraction of 42 minor league teams has largely become second-page news. Baseball’s biggest story just a few short months ago, a potentially cataclysmic alteration of the game’s landscape has found itself overshadowed by cheating scandals, managerial mayhem, and the…

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