1. Arizona Diamondbacks Waive Goodbye To Russell Branyan

    According to Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic , the Arizona Diamondbacks have released 1B Russell Branyan . Branyan hit .210/.290/.339 with one HR in 69 plate appearances...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 232 reads 0 comments

  2. Randy “Macho Man” Savage Passes Away

    As a long time wrestling fan, I would be remiss if I didn’t comment on the passing of wrestling legend Randy “Macho Man” Savage. Savage passed away this morning when his car smashed into a tree while driving his car in Florida...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 22 reads 0 comments

  3. Kevin Millwood Signs Minor-League Deal with Boston Red Sox

    In most cases, semi-drastic times call for semi-drastic measures. When it comes to the cities of Boston and New York, semi-drastic times call for drastic measures...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 153 reads 1 comments

  4. Andre Ethier Flips Off Fans At Batting Practice

    A source has told TheBigLead.com that Los Angeles Dodgers’ OF Andre Ethier was flipping off fans and cursing at photographers during batting practice prior to a game against the Milwaukee Brewers...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 882 reads 1 comments

  5. Danny Duffy Debuts for the Kansas City Royals

    The influx of young talent continues to make its way up the ladder for the Kansas City Royals. We saw Eric Hosmer get the big-league call a couple of weeks ago, and now they have called up another young stud in Danny Duffy ...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 687 reads 0 comments

  6. Baseball's Worst: Los Angeles Dodger First Basemen

    Now that we are about a quarter through the 2011 baseball season, we are going to start to take a look at position by position teams that are really struggling in certain areas. These teams have the worst performing players at a position...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 47 reads 0 comments

  7. Jim Leyland: Interleague Play Has Run Its Course

    This weekend, the start of interleague play will kickoff for the 14th consecutive season. One person, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, thinks that has been about 13 seasons too long...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 68 reads 0 comments

  8. John Smoltz Misses Qualifying For U.S. Open Championship

    John Smoltz might have been a Hall of Fame pitcher during his day, but he never passed up playing a round of golf. Tiger Woods once call him his personal ATM. Now retired, Smoltz is trying to take his golf game to the next level...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 62 reads 0 comments

  9. Mark Buehrle: What's the Chicago White Sox Hurler's Trade Market?

    The Chicago White Sox enter Wednesday’s action with the third-worst record in the American League with an 18-25 record. I picked the White Sox to win the American League Central, so I think they have the talent to turn things around...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 21 reads 0 comments

  10. MLB Loses A Legend As Hall Of Famer Harmon Killebrew Dies at Age 74

    After a long bout with esophageal cancer, former Minnesota Twin and Hall of Fame OF/1B/3B Harmon Killebrew passed away Tuesday at the age of 74...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 11 reads 0 comments

  11. New York Mets' David Wright Has Stress Fracture In Lower Back

    The 2011 season for the New York Mets is shaping up is be a repeat of their 2010 season. Once again, injuries are piling up for the Mets like laundry in a college kid’s dorm room...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 110 reads 0 comments

  12. Book Review: The Extra 2% By Jonah Keri

    I know I am probably the last person to read The Extra 2% by Jonah Keri, but with a job where I usually don’t leave until seven at night, trying to watch as many baseball games ...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 26 reads 0 comments

  13. San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner Loses Again

    Another start by San Francisco Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner and another loss. After the Giants fell 11-4 to the Chicago Cubs on Friday, Bumgarner’s record dropped to 0-6 on the season...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 643 reads 2 comments

  14. Baltimore Orioles: Fan Catches Three Foul Balls at Camden Yards

    The other night I was watching SportsCenter and saw that a fan during the Baltimore Orioles – Seattle Mariners game at Camden Yards caught three foul balls during the game ...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 570 reads 0 comments

  15. Tampa Bay Rays: The Best Of Jeremy Hellickson Friday Night

    The Tampa Bay Rays knew they had a good one in RHP Jeremy Hellickson. Since he was drafted in 2005, Hellickson tore through the minor leagues and was impressive in 10 appearances in 2010...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 104 reads 0 comments

  16. Carlos Beltran: What's the Trade Market for New York Mets Outfielder?

    The New York Mets have a lot of catching up to do if they want to compete for a playoff spot in 2011. They currently sit in last place in the National League East, eight games behind ...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 433 reads 3 comments

  17. Los Angeles Angels' Kendry Morales Out For The Season

    Greetings, everyone, from Southern California! Sorry that there were no posts yesterday, but between working in my company’s Newport Beach office and dealing with the time change, I didn’t have much time to do anything...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 768 reads 4 comments

  18. Ryan Langerhans Designated for Assignment by Seattle Mariners

    Let’s do the ole Player A versus Player B comparison, shall we? Player B was just released by one of the worst teams in baseball. Player A continues to play consistently for a team with World Series aspirations...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  19. David Robertson: The Best New York Yankee Reliever Not Named Rivera

    Perhaps the reason why GM Brian Cashman had no interest in signing Rafael Soriano was because he knew it wasn’t a valuable use of resources to spend $35 million on a middle reliever...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 220 reads 0 comments

  20. Toledo Mud Hens Fan Gets Amazing Surprise

    Beth Myers went to the Toledo Mud Hens game on Friday night expecting nothing more than being part of the Mud Hens Military Appreciation Night. After all, her son, Sgt. Joseph Myers was serving in Afghanistan...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 40 reads 0 comments

  21. Julio Teheran Makes Debut for the Atlanta Braves

    The most anticipated major-league pitching debut of the season took place on Saturday night in Philadelphia. Twenty-year-old Julio Teheran made his major-league debut for the Atlanta Braves against the Philadelphia Phillies...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 212 reads 2 comments

  22. Boston Red Sox Call Up Defensive Stud Jose Iglesias

    One of the reasons why the Boston Red Sox have become a model franchise ever since Theo Epstein took over baseball operations in 2002 is because of his ability to create organizational depth...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 130 reads 0 comments

  23. Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander Does It Again, Throws 2nd No-Hitter

    In my generation (1985-present), Randy Johnson , David Cone, John Smoltz , Nolan Ryan and Justin Verlander were or are the five pitchers who I believed took “No-hit stuff” to the mound every time they toed the rubber...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 268 reads 0 comments

  24. Andre Ethier Hitting Streak Update: DiMaggio's Record Safe, Dodgers Fall to Mets

    Well, so much for keeping tabs on Andre Ethier ' s hitting streak. Ethier’s streak came to an end Saturday night against the New York Mets as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 4-2...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 99 reads 0 comments

  25. Bill Buckner To Call Cubs – Red Sox Game

    One of the classic interleague series this season is between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox. The series will take place the weekend of May 20th at Fenway Park...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 3 years ago 10 reads 0 comments