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Nope. You read that right. 13 years.
According to CBS’s Jon Heyman, the Giancarlo Stanton contract talks have escalated to a lofty 13 year, $325 milllion figure. Further, Heyman reported that the terms have been agreed upon and all that remains is details such as adding a no-trade clause and figuring out which year Stanton will be able to opt-out
and head to the Yankees.
Yesterday news broke of the death of 22-year old Oscar Taveras. He was the biggest and brightest upcoming star in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Sadly, over the weekend, Taveras and his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, died from injuries sustained in a car accident while driving in the Dominican Republic.
Not a question everyone asks themselves, I know. But when @DiNunz and I were talking about how the American League playoffs unfolded for the Kansas City Royals, I couldn’t help but mention that their run “could be a movie.” The Royals are sitting at 8-0 in this postseason as they await the start of the World Series on Tuesday night.
Since we all have to wait to see if their streak continues, we figured we’d have some fun with their success. We went back and forth with what actor would portray what player in the movie and before we knew it we had a list of over a dozen.
ESPN reports this morning that while Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer was walking around the club house having his teammates sign the necessary paper work to receive their playoff bonus, first baseman Miguel Cabrera opted not to sign it.
Designated hitter Victor Martinez spoke to Cabrera in spanish to make sure he knew what he was doing. Cabrera reportedly ended the exchange telling Martinez “I just want the ring”.
Future wagering, or “futures”, are a popular way of betting in casinos and with online betting sites. People are able to place their wager from the time the sports book releases the odds up until the start of the game. It could be a year or more in advance. For instance, right now the futures on the 2014 MLB ALCS have up at AllPro for quite sometime. They are usually updated everyday to reflect streaks, trades, injuries, etc.
Former free agent Matt Garza has agreed to a 4 year, $50 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and all of those dollar bills are guaranteed. What is more interesting though, is the fact that about six weeks prior to the deal with the Brewers being signed, Garza was on an anniversary vacation with his wife when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim came calling for his services.
Veteran MLB Umpire Wally Bell was never part of any major controversies. That’s not to say he didn’t have people screaming at the TV from time to time. That is just the nature of the beast for an MLB Umpire. Wally, though, did his job particularly well and the fact that there isn’t a game or call that stands out in his 21 years of service can attest to that.
Wally Bell, a Youngstown, Ohio native (what up), was back in the area over the weekend to attend his alma mater’s, Austintown Fitch High School, Hall of Fame dinner.