The last Collective Bargaining Agreement, signed before the 2012 season, set up a new method for teams to be compensated if another team signs their big ticket free agents. Essentially, a team that has one, say the Yankees who had Robinson Cano, must make a “qualifying offer.” That offer is determined to be the average [...]
There is nothing more than can be written today then to honor Frank Jobe for his work. I was in Cooperstown last summer, when he was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He changed the game in many ways, saved it for many. Here is the piece from the [...]
I have gone on and on about the how the Twins do little things to make their young players prepared. They use every moment of their pre-game to run drills and hone skills. That is what spring training is about after all.
Yesterday, I was in Port St. Lucie, the home of the Mets, who were [...]
Yesterday, I visited Hammond Stadium, one of the fields I didn’t make it to last year. (There were only two, I think.) And, the great news is that the there was a good reason for it. This past off-season, Hammond underwent some big upgrades, including a promenade that goes around the outfield wall, [...]
One of the joys of seeing the Twins during spring training is that they are still one of the few teams to do all the drills during infield. Above, watch as some of the young base runners practice getting a lead-off, as Coach Paul Molitor supervises. After this series, they move to 2nd, [...]