Joey Votto hits everywhere, but he really, really loves hitting in Minute Maid Park. For his career, he’s 55 for 129 with five homers, 19 doubles and 23 RBI in 32 games there, for a line of .426/.479/.736. That’s by far his best numbers at any park where he’s had 50 plate appearances or more.…
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Here’s the latest Full Count video from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com … Mets third baseman David Wright, a free agent after next season assuming his 2013 option is picked up, will likely seek an eight-year contract extension of $150MM, using the long-term deals of franchise players Troy Tulowitzki, Matt Kemp and Joey Votto as negotiating [...]
Fernando Martinez was once considered one of the game’s top hitting prospects, but the Astros were able to pluck him off waivers in January after the Mets essentially gave up on him. Now he’s in line to get regular playing time in the major leagues. Prior to tonight’s game, the Astros placed outfielder Travis Buck…
For a guy known as one of the quickest workers between pitches in the majors, it sure took Roy Oswalt close to forever to find a place to throw them. The right-handed free agent finally landed with the Texas Rangers the other day and if, after a period of get-back-in-shape starts in AAA Oswalt can [...]
Chipper Jones was a great choice by the Braves in 1990. Matt Bush, the Padres’ pick in 2004, has languished in the minors.
Matt Garza interests the Yankees more than other potentially available starters, so GM Brian Cashman could pursue the right-hander this summer, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. The Red Sox could also pursue Garza, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com notes (on Twitter). The Yankees appear to have little interest in Brewers right-handers Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum, [...]
The 2012 amateur draft is only three days away, and as usual there are plenty of future stars littering the field. The problem teams have, of course, is that it’s very difficult to pinpoint who these players are, as not even the most astute of … [visit site to read more] Looking Back On First [...]
Links for Thursday, as we await a particularly light schedule of games… Melky Cabrera and the Giants haven’t made progress toward a long-term deal, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports. Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports wonders if the Blue Jays could trade Yunel Escobar when prospect Adeiny Hechavarria gets the call to the Major Leagues. The [...]
I have yet to post pictures from the Dodgers FanFest. I’ll do that sometime this week. In the meantime, my recap from last Saturdays game between the Dodgers and Astros. I took my brother in law Eric. He just graduated from High School so I’m sure I’ll be taking him to more games. Plus he’s [...]