I’m sure by now most know the story. A couple months ago, the website Deadspin set out to make a point about the voting process of baseball’s Hall of Fame. They put out a story in which they offered to buy a vote from someone and they would then poll their readership to produce the ballot. They reportedly came close to sealing the deal with a donation to charity, but that fell through. Then came Plan B, ESPN’s Dan Le Batard had offered to volunteer his ballot, free of charge.
The Cardinals claim OF Rafael Ortega off waivers from the Texas Rangers.
Tara Wellman of Aaron Miles’ Fastball sat in with me this week in the final UCB Radio of the year. We talked about the Mark Ellis signing, the odd man out of the roster, the new rules about plays at the plate, and Chris Carpenter future GM? Listen to the podcast version here:
The Cardinals agree to terms with free agent 2B/3B Mark Ellis on a one-year deal.
I was doing some reading earlier this afternoon during a slow stretch at work and it was talking about how the Braves’ GM Frank Wren would like to trade Dan Uggla this offseason. Uggla, 33, has been a disaster for the Braves, being left off last season’s postseason roster because of his .179 batting average, in spite of his 22 home runs.
The problem for the Braves is that he’s owed $26 million through the 2015 season, $13 million per year.