Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard are fighting back against claims that they used steroids. Both players have filed lawsuits against Al Jazeera, claiming defamation. Those steroid allegations came to light in a recent Al Jazeera documentary, “The Dark Side,” which linked Zimmerman and Howard to a clinic that allegedly […]
Soon, we’ll find out which baseball legends will be marked for immortality and enshrined in Cooperstown. Ken Griffey Jr. is virtually a lock at this point. The outlook seems positive for Mike Piazza too. Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines are on the bubble. The conversation around Barry Bonds and Rogers Clemens might be changing. And […]
No player has ever been unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth received 95.13 percent of votes, Hank Aaron received 97.83 percent of votes and Nolan Ryan received 98.79 percent of votes. Those three players are legends. Ruth’s prodigious pop changed the game, and his larger than life personality led to some tremendous […]
Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. JUST TALKING: Ian Desmond’s representatives will talk to the San Diego Padres this week, but nothing is […]
MLB rumors roundup: Market for Gerardo Parra heating up?
MLB rumors: Is Jay Bruce next to go in Cincy?
Imagine Andrew McCutchen smacking a homer deep into parts unknown at PNC Park and the ensuing call going something like: “Good God almighty, he broke that ball in two, BAH GAWD!” [Elsewhere: Strongman Mike Trout pushes tractor tire full of weights] That’s baseball mixed with a little bit of pro wrestling-like commentary in the style of […]
MLB rumors roundup: The market for Ian Desmond
Most of us will never know what it’s like to be a major-league pitcher. We’ll never know what it’s like step out on the mound in front of thousands of people, strike out a major-league hitter or face Albert Pujols with the game on the line. Thankfully, former big league pitcher and three-time All-Star Dan […]
Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. SIGN HIM UP: Though no deal is close, the Arizona Diamondbacks have been talking to free-agent second […]
It’s January, and a number of baseball free agents remain on the market. While the focus seems to be on Yoenis Cespedes, Alex Gordon and Justin Upton, there are some other valuable players available who could play a big role next season. One of those guys is Denard Span. The 31-year-old has been extremely effective […]
Like father, like son. That’s the old saying, and it seems to apply to All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier and his two-year-old son Blake. Frazier, who was victorious at the 2015 Home Run Derby in Cincinnati, was throwing some soft toss batting practice to Blake over New Year’s weekend, and Blake lit him up like a […]