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 over 2 years ago 92 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 over 2 years ago 997 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 over 2 years ago 2,770 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 over 2 years ago 4,536 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...

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  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 over 2 years ago 919 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 over 2 years ago 1,212 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 over 2 years ago 3,543 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 over 2 years ago 2,156 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 over 2 years ago 2,312 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 over 2 years ago 629 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 over 2 years ago 1,290 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 over 2 years ago 359 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 over 2 years ago 1,185 reads 4 comments