Ted Lilly Charged With Felony Insurance Fraud

Ted Lilly earned over $80 million in his baseball career, but that didn't stop him from trying to defraud Progressive Insurance out of $4,600, according to the California Department of Insurance. The Tribune in San Luis Obispo (Ca.) reports that Lilly was charged back in October with three felony counts of "filing a… » 1/24/15 3:10pm Saturday 3:10pm

A-Rod Turns To Unlikely Source To Assist His Comeback: Barry Bonds

At 39 and having missed the entire 2014 season due to suspension, Alex Rodriguez is attempting an improbable comeback. His skills were already rapidly declining in 2013—in 44 games he posted his lowest batting average and slugging percentage since 1995, and his fielding has been getting worse for half a decade… » 1/20/15 11:10pm 1/20/15 11:10pm

MLB, The Giants, And The Law Job The A's ... Again

Major League Baseball is breathing a huge sigh of relief after a federal appeals court upheld a broad scope of the league's exemption from federal antitrust law on Thursday. But the league's win comes at a high price for the Oakland A's—and adds to the literal shitstorm the A's are in at the old and dilapidated… » 1/16/15 2:06pm 1/16/15 2:06pm

Lou Merloni Resists Attacking Protestors Who Say Black Lives Matter

Former Red Sox infielder and current WEEI yakker Lou Merloni is perhaps best known in Boston for being from Framingham and for being Nomar's friend. But in addition to those two distinctions, he did also manage to utility-guy his way through 423 games over the course of nine seasons in the Big Leagues. » 1/15/15 9:25pm 1/15/15 9:25pm

Don't Worry, The Diamondbacks Are Still Gritty As Hell

When the Arizona Diamondbacks cleaned house in the offseason, firing manager Kirk "The Grit Lord" Gibson and GM Kevin Towers, the schadenfreude-inclined baseball fan may have feared that the team's new regime would do away with the team's retrograde ethos—the one that made them think trading Justin Upton was a good… » 1/13/15 3:54pm 1/13/15 3:54pm

A-Rod's Ex-Brother-In-Law Sues Him Over Sketchy Real Estate Deal

Of course Alex Rodriguez is getting sued for selling some good investment property and stiffing his business partner out of the cash. Because you ain't fooling me with your pinstripes and New York City address, A-Rod. You're from Miami, and you're only a true Miami bro when you've screwed someone over in real estate.… » 1/09/15 5:23pm 1/09/15 5:23pm

Report: Dodgers To Sign Taiwanese Pitcher Who Was Banned For Game-Fixing

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers are close to signing 33-year-old pitcher Chin-Hui Tsao to a minor league contract. You may remember Tsao from his days as a top prospect in the Rockies' organization (lol, sure), but what he's most famous for is getting banned from baseball in Taiwan amidst allegations… » 12/30/14 4:32pm 12/30/14 4:32pm

Starlin Castro Arrested In DR After Nightclub Shooting [UPDATE]

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been arrested after a nightclub shooting that left six people injured, according to a report from Dominican newspaper El Caribe. Castro's arrest comes three weeks after his agent said he had been cleared of involvement in a previous Dominican nightclub shooting. » 12/27/14 2:17pm 12/27/14 2:17pm

Cubs Sign Jon Lester, Are Really Going For It

Late last night, Yahoo's Jeff Passan reported that the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million deal. According to Passan, the Cubs managed to snag Lester by outbidding the Red Sox, who most everyone thought was the favorite to land Lester, by $20 million. The Cubs, it appears, are ready to try and… » 12/10/14 9:01am 12/10/14 9:01am