August 21, 2019

The Baseball Historian’s Notes for July 22, 2013: Teams Must Be Careful to Not Over-Extend Themselves

July 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In these heady days of nine-figure contract extensions, it is becoming increasingly less likely to see a player spend their entire career with the same team. Those who do, like the New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, can achieve icon status. However, teams seeking to retain their signature players have to be careful not to make […]

Gonzalez’ Agent Encouraged After Negotiation Session With Red Sox

March 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

John Boggs, the agent for Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez, arrived in Fort Myers yesterday afternoon. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business, as he met earlier today with Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington to discuss a contract extension for A-Gon. After the meeting, he said he would be “extremely surprised” if the […]

Boston Finally Gets Their Man

December 6, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The Boston Red Sox held a press conference early Monday morning to make an announcement that has been in the works for over two years. Joined at Fenway Park by principal owner John Henry and General Manager Theo Epstein, newly acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was introduced to the Boston media for the first time. To his […]

To Magglio or not to Magglio… That is the question…

October 10, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

I’ll warn you right off the bat that this article will be slightly biased.  Magglio Ordonez is my Tiger, has been since he played for the ChiSox (I had a little party in my head when he signed with Detroit in 2005) and always will be my Tiger.  It will break my cold, dead, crusty […]

“DL Rocks the Motor City” or “For the Love of our Maggs”

July 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

What a rough week for the Motor City Kitties!  Three key veteran players all hit the DL within one week;  3rd baseman Brandon Inge – fractured hand (4-6 weeks), Carlos Guillen – tight calf muscle (15 day DL), and Magglio Ordonez – fractured ankle (6-8 weeks).  Forced to make adjustments to keep players on the […]