Articles from November 2010
The Baseball Bloggers Alliance now has a free iPhone App available through App Store. Suffice it to say, it is absolutely tremendous. All of us here at The Golden Sombrero would like to thank Julian Levine of Splashing Pumpkins for organizing this initiative, and exceeding all possible expectations.
Tracy Ringolsby posted on his Twitter account that in return for starting pitcher Gavin Floyd, the White Sox were asking for both Ian Stewart and Dexter Fowler. He declared such a proposition to be “silly.” [Inside the Rockies]
There should be an announcement either today or tomorrow regarding Alexei Ramirez and his 2011 contract. The White Sox shortstop will either be offered a contract extension or exercise his player option and opt out of his $1.1 million salary for 2011. If he chooses to opt out, the White Sox can either exercise their $2.75 million club option, or take their chances in arbitration. [Chicago Breaking Sports]
As we briefly mentioned last week, the Atlanta Braves have cleared the way at first base for power hitting prospect, Freddie Freeman. With a physique similar to that of Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants, the 6’5,” 225 pound Freeman is poised to make an impact in 2011, hitting in the middle of the Braves order alongside Jason Heyward.
Drafted by the Braves in the second round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft, Freeman was ranked by Baseball America as the 32nd best prospect in all of baseball headed into the 2010 season. And at just 20-years of age, in his first season at Triple-A Gwinnett, the left-handed hitting youngster demonstrated exactly why he was deserving of such a prominent ranking.
ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick eloquently details the heartbreaking story of the death of Trevor Correia, and the subsequent grieving process of his brother, Kevin. “I would quit baseball right now to have [Trevor] back. Nothing will be able to compare to that,” said the Padres starting pitcher. Without a doubt, this is one of the best articles that I have read in some time. [Jerry Crasnick, ESPN]
With all of the ongoing hoopla regarding Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees, the folks over at Climbing Tal’s Hill decide to take a look at four different Astros players who spent their entire career playing for the organization. [Climbing Tal’s Hill]