Phillies GM Explains Why Terrible Team Didn't Get Better

The trade deadline should have been the Phillies' day. They are bad, foundering, getting worse, weighed down by terrible contracts and not about to be bailed out by talent from a thin minor league system. But they have handful of good major leaguers, all older, all who would be very useful for a team that's capable… » 8/01/14 9:30am 8/01/14 9:30am

John Lackey Is A Cardinal, And The Red Sox's Rebuild Is Going Great

The Red Sox are apparently on some sort of accelerated turn-of-the-century-Marlins plan, where they win, bottom out, and rebuild, but it only takes them a year to go from peak to trough and back again. After landing Yoenis Cespedes earlier today, Boston has traded starter John Lackey to St. Louis for utilityman Allen… » 7/31/14 1:09pm 7/31/14 1:09pm

The Day Where The Dodgers Ruined Everyone's Deadline

During yesterday's MLB Trade Deadline coverage, ESPN, powerhouse muti-tiered sports entertainment company had seemingly all the bases covered. They had their trade deadline blog with terminally plugged-in reports from Jayson Stark and Buster Olney pumping out information all day, plus their additional on-the-ground… » 8/01/08 9:15am 8/01/08 9:15am

Manny May Be A Marlin In A Matter Of Minutes

Will Manny Ramirez find the peace of mind he seeks in the land of Gators and hanging chads? It's true: Our protagonist is THIS close to being a Marlin; words that in just about any other time would be a dire threat, but this year sound kind of intriguing. At any rate, Florida home attendance should skyrocket to the… » 7/31/08 11:30am 7/31/08 11:30am

Kyle Farnsworth Wears Camo Spanx, Apparently

Much like his reliever brethren Todd Jones, former Yankee Kyle Farnsworth took the news that he was traded to Detroit for Pudge Rodriguez yesterday with the stoicism of a Navy Seal. He realizes the business of professional baseball doesn't allow for emotional attachments and that success in this game requires one to… » 7/31/08 10:30am 7/31/08 10:30am