The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates

2013 Results: 94-68, 2nd in NL Central (3 games behind) Key Arrivals: SP Edinson Volquez Key Departures: SP A.J. Burnett, 1B Justin Morneau, OF Marlon Byrd, 1B Garret Jones, C John Buck, SP Jeff Karstens The Pirates will be once again depending on the emergence of its young talent to continue its run to the […] Read More

The 2014 Cincinnati Reds

Continuing the NL Central Preview series, I am taking a look at each of the NL Central clubs and looking at their additions and figuring out what I project they could do in 2014. 2013 Results: 90-72, 7 games back Key Arrivals: 2B Skip Schumaker, C Brayan Pena Key Departures: OF Shin-Soo Choo, RHP Bronson […] Read More

The 2014 Milwaukee Brewers

Continuing the NL Central Preview series, I am taking a look at each of the NL Central clubs and looking at their additions and figuring out what I project they could do in 2014. 2013 Results: 74-88, 23 games back Key Arrivals: SP Matt Garza, RP Will Smith, 2B Elian Herrera, 1B Mark Reynolds Key […] Read More

UCB Radio: February 26, 2014

Kevin Reynolds and I are back on UCB Radio tonight talking the injury to Jaime Garcia, the battle that now creates for the rotation, and Kevin finishes his Arnold Schwarzenegger story that got cut off last month. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ivieleagueproductions/2014/02/27/ucb-radio […] Read More

The 2014 Chicago Cubs

Continuing the NL Central Preview series, I am taking a look at each of the NL Central clubs and looking at their additions and figuring out what I project they could do in 2014. 2013 Results: 66-96, 31 games back Key Arrivals: C George Kottaras, CF Justin Ruggiano, LHP Wesley Wright, RHP Jose Veras, RHP […] Read More

UCB Radio: January 22, 2014

Kevin Reynolds is back with me on tonight's UCB Radio. We talked about his weekend experiences at Winter Warm-Up, Matt "Little City" Adams, and the potential for a starting pitching competition. Listen to the podcast version here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ivieleagueproductions/2014/01/23/ucb-radio […] Read More

Jay and Bourjos avoid arbitration

According to media reports today the St. Louis Cardinals have inked deals with center fielders Jon Jay and Peter Bourjos to avoid arbitration hearings. The deals, which haven’t been announced yet by the club, leave infielder Daniel Descalso as the only pending arbitration case for the Cardinals. Jay’s deal is reported to be a 1 […] Read More

Jay avoids arbitration

The Cardinals sign CF Jon Jay to a 1 year, $3.25 million deal to avoid arbitration […] Read More