Dayan Viciedo will likely hit behind Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko in Robin Ventura’s lineup – a middle of the order that could combine for 100 dingers under the right circumstances.
You just hope it isn’t so. These days, there is no way of knowing who is using performance-enhancing drugs and who is not. But the idea that Robinson Cano has used PEDs is enough to sicken any baseball fan or official.
Rodriguez’s contract is an albatross that the Yankees are going to be forced to live with. The Bombers made their bed with A-Rod, and now they’re going to have to lie in it.
Johan Santana gave up his fifth grand slam as a Met on Friday, which according to Elias, broke a tie with Ron Taylor, Tug McGraw, Al Leiter and Armando Benitez for the most allowed in club history.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
Paul Goldschmidt’s greatest attribute is his raw power. At 6-foor-3, 245 pounds, he has smacked a combined 73 home runs over his last two professional seasons.
On the whole, Jay Bruce has accomplished a lot already in his career, but there is still room for him to grow.
Oliver Perez hit Adam Kennedy with a pitch before walking three batters in a row in the 14th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The New York Mets’ record may indicate improvement over last season, but it’s still not what embattled manager Jerry Manuel was anticipating.