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Scott Rolen has been elected to the Hall of Fame, and he’s the only member in the class of 2023. Rolen is the sole candidate who surpassed the minimum 75% of votes needed for induction (76.3%). The other 27 players on the ballot will not be inducted this year.
Another day, another name on the New York Yankees’ short list of possible trade targets: Max Kepler. FanSided’s Robert Murray reports Kepler is a “prime buy-low candidate.“. One team that has shown interest in Kepler, according to sources: the New York Yankees, whose hitter-friendly ballpark could be...
Former second baseman Jeff Kent has been up for Hall of Fame consideration for a decade, with this year marking his last crack at induction via the Baseball Writers Association of America. Kent received 46.5% of the vote during this cycle, well shy of the 75% needed for induction. He falls off the ballot and will no longer be considered by the BBWAA.
Scott Rolen has been elected to the Hall of Fame as the only member in the class of 2023. And some people won’t get a shot again. That’s the case for former infielder Jeff Kent, who failed to get the minimum 75% of votes in his 10th appearance on the ballot. And he’s not happy about it.
It’s back to the minors for Miguel Andujar, who has been outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Kevin Gorman reports “Andujar has cleared waivers and will receive a non-roster invite to Pirates spring training. Pirates DFA’d Andujar when they signed Andrew McCutchen, gambling that no team would claim his $1.525M salary.”
Brandon Tierney can’t believe Scott Rolen is in the Baseball Hall of Fame, while the likes of Pete Rose, Don Mattingly, and Thurman Munson are not.
The National Football League head coaching carousel continues to spin with word that a team is parting ways with their head coach after just months on the job. Jerry Rosburg was hired by the Denver Broncos as an assistant coach to work with in-game management prior to this past season, and after head coach Nathaniel Hackett was fired mid-season, he ended up moving into the head coaching job, with some speculating that he would be kept on for next season and perhaps subsequent seasons.
The Detroit Lions announced Thursday that Jessie Lemonier has died at age 25. A cause of death has not been announced. BUY NFL TICKETS: STUBHUB, VIVID SEATS, TICKETSMARTER, TICKETMASTER. Per a team press release: “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former Detroit Lion Jessie Lemonier....
Billy Eppler isn’t showing all of his cards. It’s unclear exactly what the New York Mets plan to do with catching prospect Francisco Álvarez. Eppler told the New York Post’s Joel Sherman: “Yes, I believe he is a catcher. Because I have in-house data that shows improvement and strong receiving ability from Double-A, and that it was good from his limited time at Triple-A ... “I’m not going to say one way or the other; I wouldn’t say if I thought his bat was ready. I’m going to let time and the process of evaluation organically allow that to happen.”
The Cowboys coaching staff is in a state of flux following Dallas’ 19-12 loss Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers in their NFC Divisional Playoff Game. Owner Jerry Jones has already said head coach Mike McCarthy isn’t going anywhere. But his top coordinators could be on the move.
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn could be packing his bags. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports “The #Cardinals are flying in Dan Quinn tonight for a second interview for their head coaching job, per sources. Quinn also is a top candidate for the #Broncos and the #Colts, who want to bring him in later this week. First big domino falling soon?”
As Giants’ Joe Schoen enters critical offseason, here are key dates to watch for Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Andrew Thomas, more
This is a massive offseason for second-year Giants general manager Joe Schoen, as he tries to push his team forward, in what has become an accelerated rebuilding job. BUY NFL TICKETS: STUBHUB, VIVID SEATS, TICKETSMARTER, TICKETMASTER. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at some key dates for...
Just two days until Philadelphia hosts the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in the NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles are going for their second NFC title in five years. Philadelphia’s last NFC Championship Game appearance came in 2018, when it defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 38-7, on its...