This isn’t the first time the Cardinals have made a managerial change after a postseason appearance. In fact, they made one after their first postseason in 1926 when, after guiding his team to the World Series title against the New York Yankees, the Cardinals traded player-manager Rogers Hornsby to the New York Giants for fellow second baseman Frankie Frisch, who later became a World Series-winning, player-manager himself for the Cardinals in 1934.
The 2021 Minor and Major League Baseball seasons reached their inevitable ends on October 3rd. Back on February 1, 2021, the Colorado Rockies sent all-star third baseman Nolan Arenado and approximately $51 million to the St. Louis Cardinals for LHP Austin Gomber and a handful of prospects. Eight months later,...
In the 2021 National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday, former Colorado Rockies third baseman and current St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado did what he often did in a Rockies uniform in the postseason: come up short at the plate in a postseason loss. Arenado, 30, has been...
Regardless of what happened in 2021, the Colorado Rockies’ infield was going to have tough shoes to fill. The club during the offseason lost one of its best-ever players when third baseman Nolan Arenado was dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals in the midst of a swarm of controversy created by poor communication, pettiness, and other factors that eventually led to the eventual ousting of general manager Jeff Bridich not long after Rockies owner Dick Monfort chose the executive over the on-field superstar. A crop of infielders led by impeding free agent Trevor Story and hopefully budding star Ryan McMahon were put in the unenviable position of replacing Arenado’s production and presence as a result.
The biggest winner of the 2021 major league season is … the 2017 Houston Astros. Settle down. I have not come to exonerate or forgive the sign stealers. I would not argue with anyone who feels the players got off easy by not facing suspension, and the bans on, say, Alex Cora and A.J. Hinch should have been longer than one year considering their one-year expulsions came in the one year the major league season was 60 regular-season games.
If the Boston Red Sox are going to take down the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game tonight, they’ll need to do it without star slugger J.D. Martinez. Martinez was not included on Boston’s roster for the AL Wild Card Game due to a sprained left ankle. He suffered the injury in the fifth inning of Boston’s regular-season finale on Sunday.
The Chicago White Sox were eliminated from the playoffs on Tuesday after losing Game 4 of their American League Division Series, 10-1, to the Houston Astros. The White Sox, specifically manager Tony La Russa, did not go quietly into the winter, however. Rather, La Russa made it clear that he...
Baseball fans are about to see more of Joc Pederson over the next week as his Atlanta Braves get set to face the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS. There is something fans should know about him: he just started wearing a pearl necklace during games. Yes, beginning last week, Pederson...
Max Scherzer started the Wild Card game for the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. He did not make it through the fifth inning. While Scherzer gave up just one run, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled his ace with one out and two men on in the top of the fifth inning.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman shares his plans for free agency this winter. Freddie Freeman has only played for the Atlanta Braves, but the reigning NL MVP will be hitting free agency this offseason. Drafted out of high school by the Braves in 2007, Freeman has only donned an...
The New York Yankees flamed out of the 2021 MLB postseason after getting wrecked by the Boston Red Sox in a 6-2 American League wild-card game loss at Fenway Park on Tuesday. The Yankees crashing and burning against their fiercest rival and despite a luxurious payroll only add fuel to an offseason that’s going to have them answering plenty of questions, including whether the team’s future would still include veteran outfielder Brett Gardner — at least until the end of the 2022 MLB season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are fighting the San Francisco Giants for the NL West title and one of their fans is fighting security inside Dodger Stadium. Dodgers fans are dealing with some tough injury news surrounding Clayton Kershaw who had to leave Friday’s start early and his postseason availability is in doubt.
BOSTON — Yankees manager Aaron Boone has at least one big lineup decision to make for Tuesday night’s American League Wild Card Game. Will it be Rougned Odor at third base with Gio Urshela at shortstop facing Red Sox All-Star righty Nathan Eovaldi at Fenway Park, or will Boone opt to play Andrew Velazquez at short with Urshela at third?
Verlander (elbow) is expected to receive a qualifying offer from the Astros this offseason, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Verlander could potentially have an interesting decision on his hands. If healthy, he'd almost certainly receive more than the qualifying offer, which was worth $18.9 million over one year last year. He'll enter next season as a 39-year-old coming off of Tommy John surgery, so it's much less clear what his value will be on the open market. If he rejects the offer and signs elsewhere, Houston will receive draft-pick compensation.
Boston Red Sox fans let Kyle Schwarber have it for letting a pop-up land on the infield, and he probably had it coming. If you let Schwarber play first base long enough, something like this was bound to happen. The Sox knew this when they acquired him from the Washington Nationals, and they sure as hell didn’t trade for him because of his defensive ability.
Jose Altuve was targeted by Boston Red Sox fans with a profane chant during Game 3 of the ALCS at Fenway Park on Monday night. Red Sox fans could be heard chanting, “f— Altuve” during Game 3. The chants began early in the game, according to reporters in attendance. The chants continued even in the third inning after Altuve was unable to pick a throw that bounced into second while covering the bag.
Will the Chicago Cubs move past the World Series champion core for good this winter? Or is a reunion (or reunions) in the cards? That’s been heavily debated among fans for the past month-and-a-half or so after Jed Hoyer sold off everything not bolted down at the July 30 deadline.