MLB trade review: Mariners acquire Colome, Span from Rays

             The Seattle Mariners have acquired RHP Alex Colome and OF Denard Span from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for RHPs Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero.               For the Mariners, injuries to their core players, like CF Dee Gordon (we\’ll get into that later) and 2B Robinson Cano\’s 80 game suspension have tried toContinue reading “MLB trade review: Mariners acquire Colome, Span from Rays”

MLB news: Red Sox DFA Ramirez

           The Boston Red Sox have designated 1B Hanley Ramirez for assignment, and activated all-star 2B Dustin Pedroia off the 10 day DL.            Ramirez, who was signed through next year after signing a four year, $88 million deal with the Sox back before 2015. After hitting .330 in April, Ramirez has hit .163 inContinue reading “MLB news: Red Sox DFA Ramirez”

MLB news: Castillo suspended 80 games

           Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), a PED that is in violation of Major League Baseball\’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The 31-year old veteran catcher released the following statement through the MLBPA (Major League Baseball Player\’s Association):    Continue reading “MLB news: Castillo suspended 80 games”

NHL news: Isles hire Lamoriello, Wild hires Fenton

             With the Stanley Cup playoffs coming to an end, many teams that either missed the playoffs or were eliminated from the playoffs are making coaching changes, or we\’ll be talking about today, front office changes. Two teams made big decisions earlier, like the New York Islanders, who hired former Toronto Maple Leafs and NewContinue reading “NHL news: Isles hire Lamoriello, Wild hires Fenton”

MLB trade review: Mets, Reds swap former all-stars

            The Cincinnati Reds have acquired RHP Matt Harvey from the New York Mets in exchange for C Devin Mesoraco.              For the Reds, they get Harvey, a player who has struggled to be productive the last three years, and make another all-star appearance since starting the game for the hometown Mets in the 2013Continue reading “MLB trade review: Mets, Reds swap former all-stars”