Featured News Posts

Latest posts at BaseballGB

Peavy’s award confirmed

To no great surprise, Jake Peavy has just been confirmed as the NL Cy Young award winner.  It was a unanimous decision, with all thirty-two voters placing the Padres’ ace in first position.   Brandon Webb was second on thirty-one of the ballots, with the Reds’ Aaron Harang getting one second-place vote (probably from one of […]

Continue Reading →

ROYs and a Cy Young winer

It’s that time of year again. The 2007 award announcements are coming out thick and fast. You sit down to write about two winners and find that someone else is celebrating as well. We’ll get to C.C. in a moment, but first let’s look at the rookies. Ryan Braun and Dustin Pedroia won the Rookie […]

Continue Reading →

A-Rod: more than ‘obscene’?

The A-Rod auction is going to fuel hundreds of reports and news items over the coming weeks and months. The biggest star in the sport is on the market and the most powerful agent in the game is intent on making that $252 million deal from 2001 look like peanuts. While I’m not intending to […]

Continue Reading →

Zumaya on the shelf

The Detroit Tigers have just been hit by a hammer blow. It’s been announced that flame-throwing reliever Joel Zumaya had reconstructive surgery on his shoulder earlier this week to repair damage caused while moving items at his home in San Diego. Zumaya’s house was one of millions threatened by the recent fires in California. They […]

Continue Reading →

The Hot Stove is bubbling

Just a couple of days removed from the official end of the 2007 season, teams are already putting plans together for 2008 and beyond. Following several days of speculation, Joe Giradi was officially named as the new manager of the New York Yankees. After Joe Torre’s twelve-year reign in the Bronx, seeing a new guy […]

Continue Reading →

On to the off-season

They are probably still cleaning up the champagne stains in the visitors’ clubhouse at Coors Field, but already the sobering thought has hit me: no more baseball for the best part of six months. A year in MLB is an odd mix of feast and famine. 2430 games are crammed into six months, followed by […]

Continue Reading →

Red Sox complete the sweep

As many predicted, and as some of us feared, the Red Sox made short work of the Colorado Rockies in the 2007 World Series. Despite a few promising Rockies rallies, the outcome was never really in doubt. It’s a shame for us neutrals who wanted to see a competitive series, but it’s hard to blame […]

Continue Reading →

Rockies fear Boston brooms

Denver will be the host for this Monday’s instalment of North American sport on Five. Sadly for baseball fans, it looks like the venue will be Invesco Field rather than Coors. The World Series could still go to game five, but Boston’s 10-5 victory in game three last night has made a 4-0 sweep a […]

Continue Reading →

A must-win game for the Rockies

The parade through the streets of Boston is probably being planned already. They’re 2-0 up in the World Series and have comprehensively outplayed the Rockies so far. It seems difficult to imagine that the Red Sox will fail to win two out of the possible five remaining games and the smart money would suggest that […]

Continue Reading →

Red Sox in control

Josh Chetwynd was right: losing a close game is more demoralising than losing by twelve runs. The Rockies head back home down 2-0 in the series knowing full well that they had opportunities to earn a split at Fenway. That one game difference counts for a lot. 1-1 and the Rockies have a great chance […]

Continue Reading →