On the Power of the Bunt: Bunt Double Are Awesome!

This season has seen the start of the career of Billy Hamilton, the player who set the minor league record for steals in 2012. By all accounts, Billy is a great young man (from his Mississippi town of around 1200 300+ drove to see him play in Atlanta this weekend, that tells you something about … Continued

Dodgers Sign Stewart…Rox Were in the Mix???

An MLBTR post this evening contains 2 disturbing revelations:  The first is that the Dodgers have signed Ian Stewart.  The second, and possibly more disturbing of the two, is that the Yankees, Marlins AND the Rockies were in the mix to pick up Stewart?!?!?!  Ok, What???? Stewart was elevated to prima donna status after a … Continued

Rockies Swap Hernandez for Harang

According to reports, the Rockies are trading surplus catcher Ramon Hernandez to LA for Aaron Harang.  Harang, a starting pitcher by trade, has been relegated to bullpen status thanks to the surplus of starting pitching in LA. The Rockies DFA’d Harang right after the trade was announced.  The whole trade was a cost-cutting move by … Continued

Giambi Signed by the Indians

Jason Giambi has signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians according to multiple sources.  The deal, if Giambi makes the team, is worth $750,000. Giambi was making $1M with the Rockies last season and was in the running for the Rockies manager job that eventually went to Walt Weiss.  The team offered him … Continued

Spilly Going to Japan

Ryan Spilborghs has signed a one year deal with the Seibu Lions of Japan.  Spilborghs, who played for the Rockies up until last season, spent 2012 with the Rangers and Indians triple-a teams. Perhaps Spilly can say “hi” to Matt Murton while he is there.  Murton’s contract was sold to the Hanshin Tigers of Japan in 2009  and he ended … Continued

Cuddyer Named Rockies Roberto Clemente Nominee

Michael Cuddyer named Colorado Rockies nominee for the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet Beginning today, Fans Can Vote for the National Award Recipient on MLB.com/ClementeAward and Register for a Chance to Win a Trip to the 2012 World Series Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, today announced … Continued