Scott Rolen elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, while Alex Rodriguez again falls well short
It took six tries, but St. Louis Cardinals great Scott Rolen is heading to the Hall of Fame. He was the only member of the 2023 Hall of Fame class voted in by the Baseball Writers' Association of America this year. Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez fall short of inductionRight after Rolen was longtime Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, who finished just short of the threshold with 72.2%. Joe Mauer, Adrián Beltré, Chase Utley headline 2024 Hall of Fame ballotHelton and Wagner have a shot to get in on the 2024 Hall of Fame ballot, and they could be joined by some other big names. None of those players are locks to make it to the Hall of Fame, especially in their first year of eligibility.wftv.com
No announcements on Judge extension as opening day nears
Beltran walked back the comment later, saying he hopes Judge will sign an extension. “Carlos is, he's my man, so I think he was just looking out, trying to have my back a little bit there,” Judge said after the game. “I kind of heard a little of the last couple innings of Carlos in the booth, and I think he's a little nervous but he's going to fit right in. “After opening day, like I’d said, I’ve got a job to do and I’ve got something to focus on,” Judge said. The Yankees and Judge so far have failed to reach a deal for 2022, which could result in the sides heading into arbitration during the season.wftv.com
Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series
The Rays will face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Atlanta Braves in the World Series in Arlington, Texas, starting Tuesday night. Tampa Bay’s only other World Series appearance was in 2008, when it lost to the Philadelphia Phillies. Boston went on to win its first World Series in 86 seasons. Morton and McCullers became the first pair to pitch in the same winner-take-all postseason game as teammates and later start against each other in a winner-take-all game. HOMER RECORDArozarena is only one homer away from matching the major league record of eight homers in any single postseason.
Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell, right, listens to manager Derek Shelton during a team workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Shelton and other first-year managers are scrambling to make up for lost time. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. I just (want) to make sure that Im talking to them, Im aware of what theyre going through, Shelton said. The 38-year-old Rojas the youngest manager in the majors read a book by Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski to help him prepare.
Carlos Beltran is out as New York Mets manager as the MLB cheating fallout continues
Carlos Beltran talks after being introduced as manager of the New York Mets during a press conference at Citi Field on November 4, 2019 in New York City. The New York Mets announced Thursday that manager Carlos Beltran will leave the team after he was named in the MLB report on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. Considering the circumstances, it became clear to all parties that it was not in anyone's best interest for Carlos to move forward as Manager of the New York Mets." Beltran, who played for the Houston Astros in the 2017 season, joined the Mets as manager in November. The Astros fired team manager A.J.cnbc.com
Mets part ways with manager Carlos Beltrn amid cheating scandal
The New York Mets announced Thursday that the team's manager Carlos Beltrn is leaving the organization, amid a cheating scandal that's shaking up several Major League Baseball teams. In his own statement, Beltrn said he was grateful for the opportunity but agreed the decision to step down was in the "best interest of the team." Carlos Beltrn seen November 4, 2019, in New York City. Astros manager A.J. Beltrn played under both Hinch and Cora for the Astros in 2017 and was the only player mentioned by name in the report.cbsnews.com