This is the January 21, 2013 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
Share TweetExpect a lot of Pete Rose talk, Ken Griffey Jr. love and an epic Home Run Derby in 2015, when Major League Baseball plans All-Star Game festivities for the Queen City of Cincinnati. Reporter John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has the scoop, reporting t…Share TweetA memorial celebration was held on Monday night for the late Marvin Miller, who used a keen intellect and a steely resolve during his 17-year tenure to change the economics of baseball forever.
Porter believes Ankiel can have big role for AstrosUpdated Jan 21 Share TweetAstros manager Bo Porter spoke glowingly Monday about outfielder Rick Ankiel, who signed with the team last week and will come to camp as a non-roster invitee. Ankiel played during the previous two seasons with Washington, where Porter was third-base co…Share TweetPreparing to enter the final season of his two-year contract with the Cardinals, Carlos Beltran spoke candidly Monday about his interest in staying in St. Louis beyond the 2013 season.
"You're Here For One Reason: To Fuck Us Good!": Let's Remember The Time Earl Weaver Completely Lost It On An UmpireUpdated Jan 21 Share TweetHall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away last Friday, and that makes us very sad. What makes us very happy, however, is the video above, which features Weaver going absolutely crazy on a first base umpire who had just called a balk on the Orioles' p…Source: deadspin.com
Matheny addresses report of financial issuesUpdated Jan 21 Share TweetA day after Mike Matheny's current financial situation -- one that has him facing potential bankruptcy due to a series of investments gone wrong -- was delineated, in detail, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals manager stressed that terming it…
Dodgers alums kick off caravan painting muralsUpdated Jan 21 Share TweetFormer Dodgers center fielder Ken Landreaux has never considered himself much of an artist, but on Monday at Belmont High School, he had plenty of brushes in his hands.
Indians sign free agents Raburn and FranciscoUpdated Jan 21 Share TweetCLEVELAND (AP) The Indians have signed utilityman Ryan Raburn and outfielder Ben Francisco to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetNEW YORK (AP) Left-hander Pedro Feliciano is returning to the New York Mets, who also settled their salary arbitration case with first baseman Ike Davis.Share TweetThe Pirates have reached a new two-year agreement with left-hander Francisco Liriano, about a month after an original deal was in place, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reported Monday.
Selig to announce big contribution at Cincy UYAUpdated Jan 21 Share TweetThe Reds and Major League Baseball on Monday announced that Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig will be at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday to announce a significant contribution for an Urban Youth Academy in Cincinnati.Share TweetARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Outfielder David Murphy and the Texas Rangers agreed Monday to a one-year contract worth $5,775,000.
Rockies looking at Pavano, Lowe for rotationUpdated Jan 21 Share TweetAfter signing Miguel Batista over the weekend and reportedly reaching an agreement with Chris Volstad on Monday, the Rockies are pushing for two other veterans to compete for a starting-rotation spot -- Carl Pavano and Derek Lowe.Share TweetST. LOUIS (AP) A public visitation for baseball great Stan Musial will be Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis, with a funeral Mass on Saturday.
Royal Gamble: The Royals traded away one of the best players in…Updated Jan 21 Share TweetThe Royals traded away one of the best players in minor league baseball to try and win this year. Jay Jaffe argues that the move will likely come back to haunt GM Dayton Moore.Source: CNNSI.com
The Union Wants Bud Selig To Force The Marlins To Spend More MoneyUpdated Jan 21 Share TweetHere's the projected payroll for the 2013 Miami Marlins. After a fire sale that began with trading star shortstop Hanley Ramirez and ended with trading star shortstop Jose Reyes (and everyone else), this isn't a rebuilding year. It's austerity straight …Source: deadspin.com
Baseball’s impact on Martin Luther King Jr.Updated Jan 21 Share TweetBefore Martin Luther King Jr. marched in Alabama and on the Washington mall, Jackie Robinson marched around the bases on major league ball fields. King was 18 years old when Robinson broke the modern color barrier in America's pastime. Robinson's arriva…
Adam Jones (the Orioles outfielder) celebrates Super Bowl-bound Baltimore RavensUpdated Jan 21 Share TweetWhere is @simplyaj10 ? You guessed it! Go @ravens ! twitter.com/Orioles/status… - Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) January 20, 2013 Just because Adam Jones' team got beat in the first round of the NFL playoffs doesn't mean that Adam Jones can't enjoy his
MLB Notebook: Hamilton turned in game for the agesUpdated Jan 21 Share TweetNearly 60 years after Joe Adcock turned in one of the greatest individual performances in baseball history, Josh Hamilton went 5-for-5 with with 18 total bases in a four-homer performance on May 8, 2012 for the Rangers.
Black baseball pioneers aided King's messageUpdated Jan 21 Share TweetOn this day in which we honor Martin Luther King Jr. and pause to remember the men and women who suffered and sacrificed in the name of racial fairness, Major League Baseball should be proud of its role in forcing people to see the world in a way they'd…
Hector Santiago Visits NewtownJan 21Chicago White Sox pitcher, Hector Santiago, visits Newtown to meet with children.
Clayton's mailbag: Diversity efforts need refiningJan 21The Rooney Rule is nice in theory, but the NFL's diversity efforts must evolve. Plus, reader questions.
NBA - Los Angeles Clippers offseason paying offJan 21A series of small-print moves has helped boost the Clippers to elite status in the 2012-13 season.
Peter King: Two compelling championship games produced HarBowlJan 21ATLANTA -- The Niners are back. Hard to believe it's been 18 years since Steve Young threw six touchdown passes to shred the Chargers, then mimed having a monkey on his back while begging Harris Barton to rip it off, only to throw up a Gatorade/cookie m…