Is Mariano Rivera’s Career Over?

After tearing his ACL, Rivera may have thrown his last major league pitch (AP Photo)

After tearing his ACL, Rivera may have thrown his last major league pitch (AP Photo) This is not how it was supposed to end.  If this was going to be Mariano Rivera’s final season, it was supposed to end with him raising his arms in triumph as the Yankees won their 28th World Series title (I’m a Yankees fan, so I have hope).  At worst, it was supposed to end with Mariano... Read More

AL MVP: Why the Voters Got It Wrong With Justin Verlander

Though he deserved a unanimous Cy Young Award, Verlander should not have been the AL MVP (Getty Images)

Though he deserved a unanimous Cy Young Award, Verlander should not have been the AL MVP (Getty Images) It’s a feel-good story.  Pitcher makes good, gets his team to the post-season.  Is rewarded with the Cy Young.  Then overcomes all bias toward position players to somehow earn the MVP as well. It’s a decision that has many baseball fans nodding, saying, “finally…these... Read More

Tony La Russa Retires: How Will the Choice Impact the Pujols Sweepstakes?

Tony La Russa goes out a winner, but will his retirement cost the Cardinals Pujols? (Auerbach/ Getty)

Tony La Russa goes out a winner, but will his retirement cost the Cardinals Pujols? (Auerbach/ Getty) On the heels of winning his third World Series title, Tony La Russa has decided to call it quits.    In his 33 year career, he won six pennants, compiled a record of 2728-2365 (.536) and was four times Manager of the Year. He could well earn his fifth such honor for 2011′s... Read More

Mike Jacobs Busted for HGH: What It Could Mean for MLB

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(Mangin/ Getty Images) Former Met, Marlin, and Royal Mike Jacobs, who was playing in the Rockies’ system year at AAA Colorado Springs, has become the first athlete in a major American sport to be suspended specifically for HGH use.  This is a big deal. Why? Sure, drug-testing has been going on for years in baseball, but in limited ways.  And largely ineffective ways.  The... Read More

Ian Kennedy Matches Consecutive Wins Mark Despite Lack of Run Support

Arizona's Ian Kennedy is quietly putting together a stellar season (Hall/ Getty)

Arizona's Ian Kennedy is quietly putting together a stellar season (Hall/ Getty) When you rattle off the best pitchers in baseball, chances are your list will include the likes of Justin Verlander and C.C. Sabathia.  These two titans are among the elite few vying for the AL Cy Young Award, and both have had stretches this year during which they won seven consecutive decisions. Granted,... Read More