Girardi has strong Chicago roots. He grew up in East Peoria, Illinois, attended Northwestern University and played for the Cubs from 1989-1992, and then again from 2000-2002.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Reds will announce Friday that Baker will be replaced.
Devin Mesoraco is an x-factor who could provide extra value to a team that’s already one of the best in the big leagues.
While Terry Collins is entering the final year of his contract with the Mets, he has decided not to let his status as a lame-duck manager become an issue.
Mets’ fans had a feeling of gloom when they realized that the retired LaRussa would be given the honor of managing the National League. LaRussa has an agenda when he manages the National League. He has a grudge against certain teams.
Tony La Russa has dropped the ball by not starting fan-favorite knuckleballer R.A. Dickey at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.
The Reds completed a three-game sweep over the Mets on Sunday. Mets’ bats fizzled as they lost 3-1.
Jonathon Niese surrendered a three-run homer, but the Mets were unable to back their starter and lost 4-1 on Saturday.
The Cincinnati Reds hit the road on Sunday night for an unusual seven-game trip, one that has them playing two teams in the same city back-to-back.
Catcher Russell Martin has finalized a $4 million, one-year contract with the Yankees. Martin will become the primary catcher, with Jorge Posada shifting to designated hitter.
Scott Rolen ended it with a swing and a miss that was as fitting as it was frustrating. Three games, a whole lot of nothing.