how to remove errors on your credit report equifax credit report cost how to dispute inquiries on experian credit report can u view your credit report free credit report dispute addresses experian go get your free annual credit report sample letter remove charge off credit report reliable credit reports how long does a paid judgment stay on your credit report the fair credit reporting act applies to get free copy your report online annual credit dispute medical bill credit report all free credit report commercial lyrics how do you get rid of how to fix a bad credit rating credit scores range the earth rotates from what to what check credit reporting inc buffalo ny fact annual credit report affinity credit plus mn dispute your credit report 3 credit scores reports fico fair credit reporting act summary your rights how to clean up my credit report myself for free how to cancel my experian credit report free credit report and score without credit card can request credit report deceased spouse how to report tax credit fraud how to clean up a bad credit report service annual credit reports get your free can i dispute inquiries on my credit report credit report online without using a credit card free annual fdic credit report capital one free credit report free credit report annual experian personal statement examples credit report report credit card comprehensive credit reporting nz free background checks online without credit card free credit rating credit report south africa how long do negative items stay on my credit report dispute credit report experian address 8 credit bureau report instant credit shoe repair findlay ohio us government free credit reports credit score all 2 reporting agencies dispute inquiries credit report letter request free fico report denied credit equifax has access my credit report charge off credit report does mean request free credit report california fix my credit free creditors obtain free credit report after being denied credit experian business credit reports free own how to access your credit reports for free free credit report band wikipedia government website for free credit report how to check credit report for a minor reports judgments credit reporting agency where can i get my yearly free credit report free credit report without using credit card information checking where to find credit score on experian report get my free credit report all three how do i dispute an item on my credit report free credit report hurt my credit score dispute on credit report transunion who is the guy that does the free credit report commercials how how do i know if i freeze my report free credit global wealth report credit suisse 2010 get my free transunion credit report most secure site for credit report what is free credit report bankruptcy laws and credit reporting free credit report score government site annualcreditreport how can i obtain a free copy of my credit report credit report 1 time charge how can you get credit cards with bad credit authorization to pull credit report template credit report without credit card information union how long do collections stay on credit report how to challenge something on credit report consumer financial protection bureau credit reporting agencies monday top 3 free credit reports safe free credit report sites review how much does experian credit report cost fair credit reporting act credit cards order credit report equifax canada best report service landlords credit checks credit report lock credit appliance repair lawton ok how to get a free credit report without giving a credit card number free copy of your rental / credit report credit report info fair credit reporting act definition consumer complaints agency payday loans online no credit check ssi benefits online best site get free credit report score letter to remove paid items from credit report experian consumer credit report address credit report from government what shows up on a credit report read sarma credit report how to get your credit score from your credit report how to free credit reports online instantly actors in free credit report.com commercials credit suisse equity research reports bad credit cash advance direct lenders australia get free government credit report example of a good credit reporthow to repair my own credit report how to run credit report on renter consumer consumer report canada magazine free bureau report online credit scores credit report reporting deceased loan free credit report no cost how to report a judgement to credit report what are the top 10 best credit repair companies reviews natwest credit check experian fair credit reporting act consumer disputes free online credit report check three credit reports bad credit report repair official government website free credit reports how can i get myspace annual credit report free help reading credit report how to dispute my credit report order free credit reports phone 3 in 1 credit report with fico score best free credit report damages violations fair credit reporting act fcra global sovereign credit risk report copy credit report score free credit report from government once a year cbc innovis credit bureau reports how long does negative information remain on your credit report what does the kd mean on my credit report how do i get a free credit report for my business report all bureaus credit scores how to get a copy of your credit report australia my free credit report florida business reports uk credit check what is annual credit report request service national credit reporting agencies australia repair your credit report yourself 3 free government credit reports free credit report identity theft victim ordering credit reports phone checking my child us credit report get free credit report american express colorado credit report free annual maryland fair credit reporting act promotional inquiries my credit report where can i get a credit report free fix credit reports fast what is a good free credit report website fair debt collection practices act fair credit reporting act employment credit report illinois do utility companies report to credit bureaus does can credit repair help can i report to credit bureaus as a landlord free credit report federal laws remove chapter 13 bankruptcy credit report credit card balance update credit report credit reports from all 3 agencies how to obtain my credit report in canada why can;t i get my free credit report medical bill credit report long does chapter 7 bankruptcy remain your credit report what is credit reporting cdia credit reporting resource guide all 2 credit report and scores how to fix personal wrong information on credit reports bank of america credit reporting errors how long do collections remain on credit report in canada personal credit check registrar of companies - jamaica credit suisse global wealth report pdf sample letter dispute item credit report get free annual credit report experian free credit report canada no credit card loans online my free annual report transunion credit history how to correct a bad credit report free 3 bureau credit report and fico score how to quickly clean up credit report credit repair school miami can i pay off a personal loan with a credit card dispute information credit report experian remove collections from credit report canada official us government credit report how to dispute personal information on credit report how to get credit report from all 3 bureaus how can you correct errors on your credit report credit score moving companies three rivers mi experian credit report forum how to report positive credit to credit bureau hsbc free online credit report free credit report no credit card online loan security freeze on my credit report monthly credit reports updated secured credit cards reporting to credit bureaus get items removed your credit report when does capital one report to credit agency can;t get credit report from equifax three credit report score which credit report do apartments use anual credit report . com credit report texas report credit landlord reporting tenant to credit bureau how to remove inquiries off your credit report bad credit loan companies in wv credit report service for landlord dispute credit information credit report car loan not reporting credit bureau how do red clean up your credit report for free fcra credit report dispute credit report delinquency two most common errors on credit reports what is credit total check customer service phone number get all 3 bureau reports credit scores can you dispute a judgment on your credit report how do i correct something on my credit report how do i order my experian credit report how do you run a free credit report new york fair credit reporting act disclosure annual free credit report request free credit repair form letters put watch your credit report read credit report credit reporting agency does mortgage companies use trans canada credit ottawa what are the major credit reporting agencies entitled free annual credit report lawyers best credit cards for credit repair best credit report free how do you get rid of hard inquiries on credit report sovereign bank report lost credit card ftc free report video annual credit fair credit reporting act tenant screening what happens when i dispute my credit report fair credit reporting act july 2010 how often am i entitled to a free credit report paid credit report online how long are charge offs on credit report my yearly free credit report free how to get late payments off my credit report privacy act credit reporting code of conduct how to get my credit score free free credit report commercial predictions equifax annual credit report request form get your free credit report without credit card 3 credit report agencies numbers credit reporting law australia instant credit report hallmark australia free ecards my credit report online how to dispute bad credit reports what to say when disputing items on credit report trw free credit reporting experian equifax credit report request form free report usa online credit scores phone number for annual credit report request service pay chase health advance online application what sections does a credit report contain comparison of free credit report websites how do you obtain a freeware copy of your credit report does rels mean credit report what is poor credit scores equifax credit score report free how do i cancel my free credit report.com membership disputes on experian credit report free annual credit report 1 bank of america credit report monitoring how to get a collection account removed from your credit report all in 1 credit report credit report credit card settlement how long can a bankruptcy stay on your credit report how can i clean my credit report up find out your credit steelers score tday 3 one credit report fico online payday advance direct lenders denied credit report freeware experian disputing credit report experian sm4-4 please correct my credit report credit risk reporting tools fake best free credit report sites surname band does free credit report commercials free 3 bureau credit report credit union performance reports three major credit reporting legitimate site get free credit report how to report stolen credit card chase best way dispute items credit report free credit report and federal government how long does chapter 7 bankruptcy stay on credit report 3 credit reports scores free free credit report gov uk lenders how to get a free credit report from transunion pro credit free credit report one time only free credit report equifax how to remove inquiries on your credit report where can i get my annual credit report free how to dispute items on credit report online real credit repair agencies in houston experian average credit score credit report usa pdf credit rating agency care free credit report usa gov website government once a year credit report number of inquiries on credit bureau report how long does it take to dispute items on credit report consumer credit reporting agency credit bureau reporting requirements what is the best credit reporting agency to use dispute experian credit report by mail three nationwide credit reporting companies debt credit repair for dummies credit agencies working problems with tax credits free online credit report no credit card required obtain yearly free credit reports sample credit bureau report singapore does getting your credit report lower your score removing a charge off from your credit report get my free annual report online credit score how to clear judgements on credit report long term bad credit loans does collection account mean credit report how to remove a judgement from your credit report get three credit reports free how to find out what is on your credit report free credit report website federal trade state of massachusetts free credit report free canadian credit report score clean up my credit report myself letter to remove credit report inquiries rebuild credit after bankruptcy definition credit reporting company buy one off credit report how long does it take for a short sale to show up on your credit report which is the best free credit report site credit check reporting deceased the big three credit reporting agencies remove inaccurate credit report phone numbers for the credit reporting agencies free credit report 11 reporting agencies unsecured credit cards reporting to credit bureaus cibil credit report singapore credit report dispute samples free copy of credit report how to remove paid collections on credit report where can i print a free credit report fair credit reporting act consumer disclosure and general authorization statement how can i request a copy of my credit report annual credit report access how to dispute incorrect information on your credit report my credit report card info free credit report consumer credit report assistance pull credit report potential tenant getting a credit report uk experian free yearly credit report which credit report is best company restrict number inquiries credit report request free credit report from all three credit bureaus is it true after 7 years credit report is clear do landlords check credit report there free credit report without credit card information experian how long do 30 days past due stay on credit report how often is your credit report updated cheapest three bureau credit report credit union 5300 call reports how to get a medical collection removed from credit report equifax no longer selling credit reports employment can bankruptcy be removed from credit report what is the phone numbers to the credit bureau for credit reports guy sings free credit report commercials free transunion credit report by mail reputable 3 credit score companies free yearly credit report irs free credit report no strings attached lock all three credit reports 3 in 1 credit report with score trans union credit report score consumer credit report rights credit report no monthly fee advance speedy cash dickson tn top free credit report sites equifax number order credit report free annual credit report by law credit report tenant services background check credit report landlords consumer credit reporting agency india free annual credit report site transunion colorado free credit report can freeze my child;s credit report want view my credit report free what information does a credit report contain how do i dispute my transunion credit report can i get a copy of my credit report from my bank three in one free reports credit scores need free copy my credit report which of the following is true about credit reports example letters dispute credit reports free annual credit reports disputes on credit report redwood credit union credit report contest charge your credit report letter to creditor to remove late payment from credit report yearly free credit report all three bureaus experian how do i challenge my credit report when does capitalone report to credit agency how to remove freeze on equifax credit report letter for name change request on credit report free experian credit report how dog i get a free credit report from all three credit reporting agencies how do you obtain your free credit report bureaus how long does a serious delinquency stay on credit report understanding a credit report from transunion free tri merge credit reports how to get annual free credit report online annual credit report us gov ordering credit report prospective tenant all 3 credit reports scores free experian free credit report usaa credit report canada how to find out my credit report free report usa equifax personal solutions credit reports where can i get my credit score and report free does chase offer free credit reports address of credit reporting agencies does title max report to credit read credco credit report does my checking account show up on my credit report how to free credit report annual equifax run a credit report placing security freeze credit reports remove negative closed accounts credit report obtain credit report landlord how to remove a collections account from your credit report should get report all three companies free annual credit credit today credit summit 2013 credit report veda free unreliable credit reports interim report of the commission on credit unions nd on credit report bankruptcy chapter 13 credit report credit bureau report dispute letter victim of identity theft free credit report free credit report gove annual new credit reporting agency cheapest away to get your credit report free credit report ads lyrics pirate check credit report business statute limitations texas credit report experian credit report after denied credit what is the most widely used credit reporting agency how do you get your gone free credit report per year credit card company reports irs do you need credit report rent house sue violations fair credit reporting act bureau how can i dispute my transunion credit report difference between credit reporting agency consumer reporting agency example credit report after bankruptcy fair accurate credit reporting act section 312 dispute credit report online win how do youtube get your free credit report yearly best credit report monitoring website get tenant credit report get your three credit reports free free credit report oklahoma how to cancel free credit report membership joining national credit reporting bureau annual credit report credit freeze how can you get a new credit report addresses 3 credit reporting bureaus does checking my credit report affect my credit free credit report no credit card info bills free three one credit report security guard credit report get free credit report maryland which credit reporting bureau is used most get free credit report without giving credit card information where can you get a free credit report once a year free credit report ii reporting agencies free credit report authorized federal government guarantees what is a hard inquiry on my credit report where can i get my credit report and score for free why do insurance companies check credit reports prepaid credit card reports all 3 credit bureaus free three in one credit report experian three credit reporting agencies mailing addresses my fico free credit report download credit report software reporting agencies credit scores experian free credit report number contact credit report agencies the only true free credit report check free credit report colorado residents how to run a credit report on a prospective tenant free report uk experian credit rating how doo i get my free credit report from all three bureaus credit report lawyer free and credit report free credit report issues how to order a credit report from equifax new free credit report commercial
Home MLB News

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 667 guests online

Atom RSS

feed-image Feed Entries
MLB News
From the Winter Meetings: Adrian Gonzalez Extension Reportedly 8-Years, $161 Million PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 4
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 06 December 2010 12:09

Baseball Winter Meetings

EDITOR’S NOTE: Maury Brown will be reporting this week from the Baseball Winter Meetings in Orlando


According to Jon Heyman of SI.com (via Twitter), the yet to be announced extension for Adrian Gonzalez with the Boston Red Sox will be 8-years, $161 million. The amount will put his average annual value for the contract at $20.125 million, or the 10 highest ever by AAV just ahead of Manny Ramirez 8-year, $160 million deal that ran from 2001-08 (AAV $20 million).

In terms of first baseman, the Gonzalez deal is close to the AAV in the 8-year, $180 million Mark Teixeira landed with the Yankees in 2009. For Tex, his AAV is currently $22.5 million or 8th highest ever.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Pat Gillick Elected to Hall of Fame, Marvin Miller Snubbed PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 82
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 06 December 2010 10:25

Pat Gillick

Pat Gillick, the longtime executive for the Astros, Blue Jays, Mariners, and Phillies has been elected by a special Veterans Committee for the “Expansion Era” from 1973-present for managers, umpires and executives to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Gillick becomes the 32nd executive to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and just the fourth individual elected whose career has been defined nearly exclusively as a team architect, joining Ed Barrow, Branch Rickey and George Weiss in Cooperstown

While Gillick made the HOF, Marvin Miller, the former Executive Director of the MLBPA, yet again, missed the cut, this time, by a single vote or 68.75 percent of the vote. Inclusion into the HOF requires a 75 percent vote by the committee.

At 93, chances are long that Miller will make the Hall unless it is posthumously. The next time voting for the Expansion Era will occur will be 2013.

The 16-member Expansion Era Committee was comprised of Hall of Fame members Johnny Bench, Whitey Herzog, Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer, Tony Perez, Frank Robinson, Ryne Sandberg and Ozzie Smith; major league executives Bill Giles (Phillies), David Glass (Royals), Andy MacPhail (Orioles) and Jerry Reinsdorf (White Sox); and veteran media members Bob Elliott (Toronto Sun), Tim Kurkjian (ESPN), Ross Newhan (retired, Los Angeles Times) and Tom Verducci (Sports Illustrated).

The Results of the Expansion Era Ballot (12 votes needed for election): Pat Gillick (13 votes, 81.25%); Marvin Miller (11 votes, 68.75%); Dave Concepcion (8 votes, 50%); Ted Simmons, Vida Blue, Steve Garvey, Ron Guidry, Tommy John, Billy Martin, Al Oliver, Rusty Staub and George Steinbrenner each received less than eight votes.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
MLB to Celebrate Cox, Gaston, Piniella, Torre at Winter Meetings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 02 December 2010 14:57

Baseball Winter Meetings

I’ll be reporting on this from the Winter Meetings, but MLB has just announced that the league will celebrate the careers of 4 legendary managers who have stepped away from the dugout on Tuesday.

Commissioner Selig will be there with the following:

  • Bobby Cox;
  • Cito Gaston;
  • Lou Piniella, and;
  • Joe Torre;

Only credentialed media are going to be allowed to attend (the location is the media workroom) in the Dolphin Hotel. Event is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. (ET)


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Annual Report Shows Decline in MLB Players Testing Positive for PEDs, Stimulants PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 4
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 19:10

Drug TestAn annual report released as part of Major League Baseball’s drug program shows that of 3747 tests for performance-enhancing drugs and stimulants, a total of 17 tested positive, or less than 1 percent (0.45%) in 2010.

The report which covers the time from the beginning of the 2009-2010 Major League Baseball off-season to the end of the 2010 MLB post-season, had two PED positives with one for Clomiphene and the other for Oxandrolone. Edinson Volquez of the Reds and Ronny Paulino of the Marlins were the two players that were suspended last year as part of the MLB drug program. The report does not detail any player associated to any positive tests, and unlike the Minor League drug program, the substance that an MLB player is suspended for is not detailed; players are simply shown as testing positive for “PEDs”.

As part of MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, players that test positive a first time for stimulants are not suspended, nor are names released of those in violation of the program. A player that tests positive for stimulants a first time is simply subjected to follow-up testing. There were 15 such positives this year for Adderall (13), Clobenzorex (1), and Phentermine (1).

Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), which allow a player to use banned substances based upon approved medical needs, totaled 115 in the report, down from 118 last year.

Below is a breakdown of TUEs over the time of the report released today:

Theraputic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
Exemption
#
Attention Deficit Disorder 105
Hypertension
2
Hypogonadism
1
Post-Concussion Syndrome
1
Narcolepsy
1
Total
110

The number of tests have increased in each of the years that MLB and the MLBPA have had the JDA and released had the Independent Program Administrator, Bryan W. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., file his report. In 2008 there were 3486 tests with 19 players having adverse analytical findings. Last year, there were 3722 tests with 13 adverse analytical findings.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION

See the complete history drug suspensions in MLB and Minor League Baseball

Read the Joint Drug Agreement


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
MLB Releases 2010 Postseason Playoff Shares PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 19
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 29 November 2010 10:38

MLB

A full postseason share for the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants totaled $317,631.29, while a full share for the American League Champion Texas Rangers amounted to $246,279.55, Major League Baseball announced today.  Last year’s share amounts were $350,030.00 for the World Series Champion New York Yankees and $265,357.50 for the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies.

The players’ pool, formed from 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series and 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the League Championship series and the World Series, was divided among 12 clubs: the World Series participants, the League Championship Series and Division Series runners-up, and the four regular season second-place clubs that were not Wild Card participants.

The club-by-club breakdown follows:

World Series Champions San Francisco Giants (Share of Players’ Pool: $19,764,779.19; value of each full share: $317,631.29) – The Giants awarded 50 full shares, 9.89 partial shares and 5 cash awards.

American League Champions Texas Rangers (Share of Players’ Pool: $13,176,519.46; value of each full share: $246,279.55) – The Rangers awarded 44 full shares, 8 partial shares and 12 cash awards.

League Championship Series Runners-Up Philadelphia Phillies (Share of Players’ Pool: $6,588,259.73; value of each full share: $123,140.50) – The Phillies awarded 43 full shares, 10.42 partial shares and 1 cash award.

New York Yankees (Share of Players’ Pool: $6,588,259.73; value of each full share: $110,302.97) – The Yankees awarded 43 full shares, 15.75 partial shares and 1 cash award.

Division Series Runners-Up Minnesota Twins (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,647,064.93; value of each full share: $30,883.43) – The Twins awarded 42 full shares, 10.17 partial shares and 16 cash awards.

Atlanta Braves (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,647,064.93; value of each full share: $29,510.57) – The Braves awarded 48 full shares, 7.03 partial shares and 35 cash awards.

Tampa Bay Rays (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,647,064.93; value of each full share: $28,141.51) – The Rays awarded 45 full shares, 10.48 partial shares and 20 cash awards.

Cincinnati Reds (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,647,064.93; value of each full share: $26,910.27) – The Reds awarded 48 full shares, 10.01 partial shares and 20 cash awards.

Second-Place Finishers (Non-Wild Card Clubs) Chicago White Sox (Share of Players’ Pool: $549,021.64; value of each full share: $10,885.57) – The White Sox awarded 43 full shares, 6.33 partial shares and 9 cash awards. San Diego Padres (Share of Players’ Pool: $549,021.64; value of each full share: $10,118.84) – The Padres awarded 47 full shares, 6.75 partial shares and 1 cash award.   Oakland Athletics (Share of Players’ Pool: $549,021.64; value of each full share: $9,832.05) – The A’s awarded 43 full shares, 12.5 partial shares and 3 cash awards.   St. Louis Cardinals (Share of Players’ Pool: $549,021.64; value of each full share: $9,679.42) – The Cardinals awarded 44 full shares, 12.05 partial shares and 4 cash awards.

Source: Major League Baseball


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Report: Mets Hire Terry Collins as Manager PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maury Brown   
Sunday, 21 November 2010 17:22

MetsTerry Collins, who last managed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 1997-1999, has been hired by the New York Mets as their new manager, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Collins replaces Jerry Manuel who did not have his contract renewed this off-season.

Collins has a 444-434 (.506) record managing in the majors over 878 games. He also managed the Astros from 1994-1996 and had been the Mets' minor league field coordinator.

Collins was a finalist along with former Mariners and Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin, Chip Hale, and former Mets player and minor league manager, Wally Backman.

More details as it arrives


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
"King" Felix Hernandez Wins 2010 AL Cy Young Award PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 8
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 18 November 2010 15:27

Felix Hernandez Baseball writers ignored the fact that the Seattle Mariners posted 101 losses, and with it, abysmal run support, focused on his stellar performance outside his win-loss record, and gave “King” Felix Hernandez the AL Cy Young award for 2010.

Over 34 starts Hernandez posted a 13-12 record while have a league-leading 2.27 ERA. He was second in the league in strikeouts (232) just one behind the Angels Jered Weaver who had 233.

According to the BBWAA:

Hernandez, 24, was named first on 21 of the 28 ballots cast by two writers in each league city. He received two votes for second place, three for third, one for fourth and one for fifth for a total of 167 points. Voting is tabulated on a system rewarding seven points for first place, four for second, three for third, two for fourth and one for fifth. The BBWAA expanded the Cy Young Award ballot from three to five pitchers this year.

Hernandez, who was the runner-up last year, and Sabathia, the 2007 winner when he was with the Cleveland Indians, were the only pitchers named on every ballot.

Hernandez became the third AL pitcher and sixth overall to win a Cy Young Award the year after finishing second. Also accomplishing the feat in the AL were the Red Sox’ Roger Clemens in 1991 and Pedro Martinez in 1999 and in the NL the Dodgers’ Mike Marshall in 1974, the San Diego Padres’ Randy Jones in 1976 and the New York Mets’ Dwight Gooden in 1985.

The selection of Hernandez marks the second time in as many years that the writers have selected the AL Cy Young and ignored win-loss record. Last year, the Royals Zack Greinke posted the previous American League low victory count with a 16-8 record.

Wisely, the Mariners wrapped-up Hernandez to 5-year, $78 million contract last year, thus avoiding arbitration. He will earn $10 million this season and would have most likely earned more through the arbitration process. An awards provision in his contract will give the “King” an extra $200,000.

Tampa Bay Rays lefthander David Price (19-6, 2.72 ERA) got four first-place votes and totaled 111 points to finish second in the balloting. The other three first-place votes went to New York Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia (21-7, 3.18 ERA), who finished third with 102 points. Boston Red Sox lefthander Jon Lester (19-9, 3.25 ERA) placed fourth and Weaver (13-12, 3.01 ERA) fifth. In all, 12 pitches received votes.

For the Rays, their gamble of signing Price to a long-term MLB contract when drafted will pay a huge dividend in savings. The 6-year, $8.5 million deal reached in 2007 will have Price only earning $1 million for the upcoming season. He has the option at any point in the contract to file for salary arbitration, however he is not yet eligible. He is likely to be a Super Two next year.

Below is the voting results for this year’s AL Cy Young:

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Points

Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

21

2

3

1

1

167

David Price, Tampa Bay Rays

4

15

7

1

111

CC Sabathia, New York Yankees

3

10

12

2

1

102

Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox

1

9

12

33

Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

1

2

6

2

24

Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox

2

5

4

20

Cliff Lee, Seattle Mariners/Texas Rangers

1

1

1

6

Rafael Soriano, Tampa Bay Rays

1

3

5

Trevor Cahill, Oakland Athletics

1

2

4

Joakim Soria, Kansas City Royals

1

2

Francisco Liriano, Minnesota Twins

1

1

Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

1

1

Because of the heightened interest in this award, the list of voters is below, grouped by which pitcher they listed first on their ballot:

Hernandez: Ken Rosenthal, Fox; Amalie Benjamin, Boston Globe; Michael Silverman, Boston Herald; Erik Boland, Newsday; Joe Smith, St. Petersburg Times; Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune; Lynn Henning, Detroit News; John Lowe, Detroit Free Press; Sam Mellinger, Kansas City Star; Joe Posnanski, SI.com; Joe Christensen, Minneapolis Star Tribune; John Shipley, St. Paul Pioneer Press; Hirokazu Higuchi, Chunichi Shimbun (LA); Tim Brown, Yahoo Sports; Jorge Ortiz, USA Today; Ray Ratto, At Large (SF/Oakland); Kirby Arnold, Everett Herald; Larry Stone, Seattle Times; Richard Durrett, At Large (Dallas-Fort Worth); Anthony Andro, Fort Worth Star Telegram; Morgan Campbell, Toronto Star.

Price: Mel Antonen, USA Today; Tony Fabrizio, Tampa Tribune; Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune; Chris Assenheimer. Elyria (OH) Chronicle.

Sabathia: George King, New York Post; Bob Elliott, Toronto Sun; Sheldon Ocker, Akron Beacon Journal.

Source: BBWAA


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Ron Gardenhire, Bud Black Win BBWAA Managers of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 18 November 2010 08:48

Ron GardenhireRon Gardenhire of the Minnesota Twins and Bud Black of the San Diego Padres have been selected as Managers of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). For the National League, Black narrowly beat out Dusty Baker of the Reds while Gardenhire won the AL award after being runner-up in five previous elections.

Gardenhire, 53, was listed first on 16 of the 28 ballots cast by two writers from each league city, second on eight and third on four to score 108 points, based on the 5-3-1 tabulation system. He was the only manager named on every ballot.

Ron Washington, who led the Texas Rangers into the World Series for the first time in franchise history, was the runner-up in this year’s voting. He was first on 10 ballots and totaled 81 points. Balloting is conducted prior to post-season play.

The other first-place votes went to the Tampa Bay Rays’ Joe Maddon, the 2008 winner who placed third with 44 points, and the Toronto Blue Jays’ Cito Gaston, who retired at the end of the season.

Gardenhire became the second Minnesota manager honored, joining 1991 winner Tom Kelly.

The voting:

1st

2nd

3rd

Points

Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota Twins

16

8

4

108

Ron Washington, Texas Rangers

10

8

7

81

Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays

1

10

9

44

Terry Francona, Boston Red Sox

2

7

13

Cito Gaston, Toronto Blue Jays

1

5

Joe Girardi, New York Yankees

1

1

 

Bud BlackFor Black, his win by just one ballot goes down as one of the closest in history.

Although Baker, a three-time winner, appeared on one more ballot than Black, 27-26, Black was listed first on 16 ballots to Baker’s 13 among the 32 submitted by two writers in each league city. Black was second on seven ballots and third on three to total 104 points. Baker received 12 votes for second and two for third to score 103 points. Voting is tabulated on a 5-3-1 basis.

Also receiving one first-place vote apiece were the San Francisco Giants’ Bruce Bochy, who finished third with 30 points; the Atlanta Braves’ Bobby Cox, who was fourth with 28 points; and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Charlie Manuel, who was fifth with 20 points. The Houston Astros’ Brad Mills got one second-place vote for three points.

According to the BBWAA, there has been one tie in Manager of the Year voting, in the American League in 1996 between the Texas Rangers’ Johnny Oates and the New York Yankees’ Joe Torre. That same year in the NL, Bochy, then the manager of the Padres, won in a close vote over the Montreal Expos’ Felipe Alou, 76-74. Black joins Bochy as the only San Diego winners.

The voting:

1st

2nd

3rd

Points

Bud Black, San Diego Padres

16

7

3

104

Dusty Baker, Cincinnati Reds

13

12

2

103

Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants

1

4

13

30

Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves

1

4

11

28

Charlie Manuel, Philadelphia Phillies

1

4

3

20

Brad Mills, Houston Astros

1

3

Source: BBWAA


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Boston Red Sox Named First Winners of MLB Philanthropic Excellence Award PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 1
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:47

Red SoxMajor League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig have named the Boston Red Sox as the inaugural recipients of the Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence, which was created to recognize the charitable and philanthropic efforts of an MLB Club. The Red Sox will be acknowledged for their work with the “Red Sox Scholars” program, which is administered by the Red Sox Foundation and creates educational opportunities for inner-city youth. The Red Sox Foundation will receive a $10,000 grant from Major League Baseball for this recognition.

“I am enormously proud of the charitable efforts made by all 30 Clubs this season. Their contributions have made a significant impact in communities across the country,” said Commissioner Selig. “I congratulate the entire Boston Red Sox organization, and particularly the Red Sox Foundation, for their commitment to the future of hundreds of young people from the inner-cities of Boston.”

“When John Henry, Larry Lucchino and I joined our partners to become owners of the Boston Red Sox, we pledged to not only field a competitive team, but to harness the passion of Red Sox fans to create positive change in our community,” said Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner. “With the support of our players, sponsors and generous fans, the Red Sox Foundation has become a philanthropic force in our community. We are humbled to receive this award and accept it on behalf of Red Sox Nation.”

SELECT READ MORE TO SEE DETAILS ON THE RED SOX SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Read more...
 
«StartPrev21222324252627282930NextEnd»

Page 21 of 189
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?