1. Los Angeles Angels' Kendrys Morales Finally Plays After Fluke Leg Fracture

    Kendrys Morales, Angels designated hitter, returns to action today , playing for the first time in almost two years after shattering his leg by stomping on home plate following a game-winning grand slam...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 149 reads 3 comments

  2. Baltimore Orioles: Zach Britton to Be Sidelined 6 Weeks

    Following up on Wednesday's post about Baltimore Orioles pitcher Zach Britton’s troubled shoulder , The Baltimore Sun is reporting that his visit to orthopedist Dr...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 1,082 reads 1 comments

  3. Jose Iglesias: Bobby Valentine Says Shortstop Is Ready for Boston Red Sox

    Down Red Sox way yesterday, manager Bobby Valentine pronounced tyro shortstop Jose Iglesias ready to play in the majors , but stopped short of saying he was going to make the team...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 2,742 reads 4 comments

  4. Yu Darvish, Miguel Cabrera, Jered Weaver and More: AL 2012 Awards Predictions

    American League Most Valuable Player The one thing we can say for sure is that it won’t be Raul Ibanez...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 4,563 reads 7 comments

  5. Baltimore Orioles Spring Training: Zach Britton's Broken Wing to See Dr. Andrews

    Just when you thought they were out, the Orioles got themselves a new general manager, Dan Duquette, this offseason and set about the business of replacing a starting rotation that had a league-worst 5...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 805 reads 0 comments

  6. B/R MLB Reader Mailbag: Answers on Miguel Cabrera, Delmon Young, and More

    As longtime readers of mine know, sometimes a reader comment is compelling enough that rather than answer it within the comments itself, I like to elevate it into its own post so that ...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 936 reads 3 comments

  7. MLB Trade: Catcher-Deficient Royals Acquire Living Human Humberto Quintero

    Injuries at a position of organizational weakness often leads to desperation. If the Royals were a bit too eager to achieve cost certainty by locking in their young catching prospect, ...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 1,268 reads 1 comments

  8. Miguel Cabrera Injury: Implications of Superstar's Fluke Bone Break

    Earlier today, Buster Olney reported that Miguel Cabrera has a small fracture under his right eye and might be out a week or two. It almost goes without saying that Cabrera is a very lucky man...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 3,590 reads 14 comments

  9. Breaking Down Boston Red Sox' RF Rotation

    Given the many disastrous factors that combined to crush the Red Sox last season, the zombie-like performance of their right fielders probably ranks among the more significant, but overlooked causes...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 2,175 reads 4 comments

  10. Texas Rangers to Sign Derek Holland to Long-Term Contract

    After this morning, Rangers left-hander Derek Holland will no longer have to go Dutch. The 25-year-old will see his arbitration and first free-agency years bought out for approximately ...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 2,363 reads 6 comments

  11. Vladimir Guerrero, Joakim Soria and Hong-Chih Kuo Encounter Turbulence

    Three veterans are on the way down and possibly out today. First, the Seattle Mariners released lefty reliever Hong -Chih Kuo . Earlier today, I alluded to the unreliability of relievers ...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 668 reads 0 comments

  12. Detroit Tigers Spring Training: Miguel Cabrera Eaten by Own Sunglasses?

    It’s too early to know the exact extent of the injury, if any, but Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera took a one-hopper to the face in the first inning of Monday’s game against the Phillies and had to leave waving the bloody towel...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 1,331 reads 0 comments

  13. MLB Prejudices: How to See the Game Clearly, Guest-Starring Mariano Rivera

    In the first half of the 20 th Century, the cranky “Sage of Baltimore,” H.L. Mencken, published a series of books called “Prejudices,” in which context “prejudice” ...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 358 reads 2 comments

  14. Steven Goldman: What Ty Cobb, Derek Jeter, Tony La Russa and I Are Doing at B/R

    Flash back more than 100 years: Ty Cobb, 17, was about to begin a career that made him one of the most celebrated, admired, reviled, and feared ballplayers of all time...

    Steven Goldman Written by Steven Goldman about 3 years ago 1,275 reads 4 comments