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Players, Watch your Wallets

EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO

  Yesterday during the Rocket Report we talked about NHL hockey player Jack Johnson and his financial woes.  Johnson whom, by the end of the 2014-15 season will have made $23 million in his NHL career is bankrupt.  Johnson, filing for bankruptcy and parting with his financial caretakers who swindled away the money on their own […]

MLB Daily Rundown 11.21.14

Eddie Michels photo

What is going on in Toronto? Russell Martin has signed. Now they are looking at making other moves to try and keep up with the AL East. Will it play out in their favor?                     LISTEN to Kris Dunn in his View from the Dugout:

MSBL update: Smith on the Hill

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DUNEDIN, FLA.–The uniforms may say Reds but they are the San Antonio Bombers as Mike Smith pitches them to a complete game 8-3 victory over the Rhode Island Salty Dogs in the MSBL over 45 championship on Saturday November 15th.  Smith a former pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles scattered nine hits and added a two run […]

MLB Daily Rundown

Giancarlo Stanton (photo Matt Kartozian / USA TODAY Sports)

  Enough is enough! Here’s the deal with the Giancarlo Stanton mega-deal.

Cardinals Trade for Braves’ Jason Heyward

JASON HEYWARD to the Cards (photo Jason Getz / USA TODAY Sports)

The St. Louis Cardinals addressed a glaring need, both offensively and defensively, today. Looking for an offensive boost, the Cards added outfielder Jason Heyward in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. The Cardinals also added reliever Jordan Walden. The Braves receive two right handers, Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. Miller, Baseball Prospectus’ 10th rated prospect in 2012, struggled early in 2014 […]

Mike Smith – MSBL in Dunedin

Mike Smith (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

DUNEDIN, FLA.–At age 51 former major league pitcher Mike Smith still has the desire to play the game.   Much like he did in the picture that shows him popping out to short on Thursday at the Toronto Blue Jays minor league complex.  Playing at the Jays complex isn’t Smith’s only connection to the one team […]

Rays Trade Hellickson to D-Backs

Hellickson heads to Arizona.

According to sources, Tampa and Arizona have agreed on a trade sending former Rookie of the Year, Jeremy Hellickson, to Arizona. In return the Rays will receive outfield prospect Justin Williams, and shortstop prospect Andrew Velazquez. Hellickson captured the 2011 AL Rookie of the Year Award after posting a 13-10 record with a 2.95 ERA. […]

AJ Burnett Heads Back to Pirates

AJ Burnett wants to win a World Series with the Pirates.

AJ Burnett has agreed to a one-year $8.5M contract to rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates. After rejecting the $12.75M player option to stay with the Philadelphia Phillies; Burnett had this to say… “I want to win a ring, and I want to win a ring in Pittsburgh.” Burnett has played for five different teams throughout his […]

MSBL Championship in Dunedin

Jim Egolf (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Ball players come from all walks of life to play in this the second week of the Men’s Senior Baseball League Championship being played in the Dunedin-Clearwater area.  One is Jim Egolf and he doesn’t play golf from Lurgan, Pa. who is playing for the Susquehanna Valley Braves.  A trucking company dispatcher from 9 […]

Former MLB Players in Men’s Senior League

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DUNEDIN, FLA.–Some former pro ball players still enjoy playing a bit of baseball in their later years but one wants to get back in the game as a coach in Australia.  While chatting with former Houston Astro Anthony Walker on Thursday November 7th prior to his Men’s Senior Baseball League game at the Englebert Complex he […]