Lew Ford completed one of the most epic journeys through baseball when he suited up for the Baltimore Orioles this past weekend. The very definition of “journeyman,” Ford had been completely overlooked by the baseball brass – twice. His return proves that there’s hope even for the lowliest of prospects.
Being a buyer or a seller at a trade deadline can have an impact on a franchise for years to come. Example: The Texas Rangers are one of the best teams in baseball, thanks largely to trading away Mark Teixeira. Zach Sommers examines this deal and some of the other better trades at the non-waiver deadline.
If the Pittsburgh Pirates’ streak of losing seasons was a person, he (or she, but let’s just stick with he) would be a sophomore at college. There would be weekend classes, experimentation with new drugs and new people, and campus parties that I’m probably not invited too. This particular college student, although proud of his [...]
The “student has become the master” adage holds truer for no left-handed pitcher more than Gio Gonzalez. After being a prospect traded to Oakland for a big name player, he grew to become an All-Star and was then shipped off as the big name to Washington last winter. Now, he’s in a position to emerge as one of baseball’s better pitchers and is in a perfect market to do it.
The Oakland Athletics shocked the baseball world when they landed Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a massive four-year contract worth $36 million. This flies in the face of everything we’ve known about this smallest-market team, and it’s already paying huge dividens as the 26-year-old is putting up the best numbers among rookies so far. Can he keep this up and trigger a new era for Oakland baseball?
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