Archive for August 2006

Celebrating some cool moves by the obvious choice for NL’s general manager of the Year.

The Cubs score two in the 11th, then give up three in the 11th, the Astros beat the Brewers on a brain freeze by catcher Damian Miller in the bottom of the ninth and games go into extra innings in Texas and Cleveland. But none of those games are our Game of the Day.

Barry Bonds hit two home runs in one game for the first time since 2004 (career total=727), Ryan Howard tied Mike Schmidt’s HR club record with his 48th and Delmon Young homered in his first major league game.

Jeffrey Loria speaks out and life in baseball without greenies

It’s the final installment of Steve’s examination of the biggest mid-season trades, in which we encounter Turkey Mike, Mad Dog, and, um, The Village Idiot.

Rick checks in with updates on Aaron Rowand’s ankle, Gary Sheffield’s hand and more.

The Devil Rays bring up Delmon Young for the first time. Plus, Derrek Lee returns, The King throws his first career shutout and lots of season-ending surgeries.

A look at the essence of Jeff Francoeur, wherein we try to ascertain what his future holds.

The Braves’ Van Pope and the Mets’ Carlos Gomez lead this list of young hitters who have overcome early season slumps.

If you’re a Cardinals fan, Gary Bennett just might be your new hero.

The Red Sox bumble away an opportunity to gain on the Yankees.

Miss me? (Didn’t think so.)

Reds move into first place tie with Cardinals in the NL Central. In the AL, Jered Weaver loses his first game.

Minor league news and the Marlins are still looking for a handout

Getting Shawn Green will probably help the team a little, but the move was likely just as much about pleasing the fans as helping the offense.

The Cincinnati Reds whupped Houston and, with the Cardinals’ late-inning loss to the Mets, the Reds are now just a game out of first place in the NL Central.

Who’s hurt and why.

So just how extraordinary could the Giants’ lineup have been in The Little Napoleon’s final years as manager?

The Blue Jays and Reds made big comebacks against their opponents and the Yankees finished a stunning five-game sweep over the Red Sox.