Oh Seung-hwan of the St. Louis Cardinals returned home as he wrapped up his rookie season in Major League Baseball.Oh posted a 1.92 ERA with six wins, three losses, 19 saves and 14 holds in 76 appearances."Although the Cardinals could not advance to the postseason, I think I did my best to contribute to the team," Oh said in a press event on Wednesday. "But it is regrettable that I was unable to achieve 20 saves," he added. Despite his stellar season, Oh was excluded from a 50-man preliminary roster for the World Baseball Classic, an international tournament to be held next year."I respect the decision by the Korea Baseball Organization," Oh said.The pitcher was eliminated from selection due to a gambling scandal. He was slapped with fines early this year for illegally gambling in Macau in 2014. Copyright © Chosunilbo & Chosun.com … [Read more...] about Oh Seung-hwan Returns Home After Stellar MLB Rookie Season
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I’d surrender but I don’t know where to report. Years ago, government tried to cure us of the habit of referencing the disabled as “handicapped,” as in handicapped parking and handicapped entrances. Fine. “Handicapped” seemed cold, insensitive. So the new word for the disabled became “disabled.” Reasonable, functional, clear. Now, MLB, so people-sensitive as to approve an ESPN Sunday night game in Colorado this April 7, has determined that disabled, as in “disabled list,” will be replaced with “injured.” Thus, those unable to play are not disabled. Two different things. Nurse! But to again quote Maynard G. Krebs — the G stood for Walter — “What an age we live in.” We spend more time, thought and energy working on the silly and relatively insignificant to the neglect of the things that leave us conspicuously lower. This MLB “injured list” decree brought to mind a local radio show … [Read more...] about MLB’s DL change shows how misguided society’s concerns are
As pitchers and catchers begin reporting to spring training, there is an underlying suspicion that the New York Yankees might not be done making big moves this offseason. While one more top-tier starting pitcher could make the Yankees clear favorites in the American League, most of the focus is on the left side of their infield. Major League Baseball's lethargic offseason has seen two of the game's best talents in Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, both free agents, go unsigned well into February, now. The Yankees have been continuously linked with Machado throughout this offseason despite general manager Brian Cashman accruing plenty of depth in the infield. The signing of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and second baseman DJ LeMahieu has provided further options for manager Aaron Boone as the two veterans will be thrown int the mix for playing time alongside Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar. With starting shortstop Didi Gregorius sidelined for a sizable chunk of the 2019 season as he … [Read more...] about Yankees MLB rumors: 3B options in Andujar, Machado, Arenado?
Giancarlo Stanton has always been known for murdering baseballs at an alarming rate, but this season his dong-shooting bazooka-bat has been working overtime at launching dingers straight into the sun. Stanton's historic pace has transformed the Marlins' 2017 from just another forgettable season of mediocrity into a year in which the Fish are just a couple of matchups out of the NL wildcard chase and playing games that matter well into September. Stanton's monster season raises an obvious question: Is he having the greatest individual season, statistically, that a South Florida sports star has ever had? We did the homework. Here are the contenders for the title.Continue Reading5. Ricky Williams, 2002. Ricky Williams' career in Miami was definitely a roller-coaster ride: There were ups, downs, dips, dives, and multiple instances where he almost made fans vomit. His 2002 season, however, was exhilarating, not nausea-inducing. In 2002, "Run Ricky Run" was born. He ran for 1,853 yards and … [Read more...] about Five Greatest Individual Seasons in South Florida Sports History
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani reflected on his sensational rookie season in the major leagues Thursday and said he thinks it was a good decision to undergo Tommy John surgery. "It was a fruitful year and I enjoyed every day of it. When I look back at it, I can say it was a good season," Ohtani said in a press conference packed with reporters. "Of course, I resisted going under the knife, but when I considered the long-term effects I thought it would be best to do what it takes to get me back on the mound in good health. Now, I can say I'm glad I had (the surgery)," he said. The 24-year-old Japanese, who won the American League Rookie of the Year Award, underwent a procedure to repair a Grade 2 ulnar collateral ligament injury to his right elbow on Oct. 1. In his first media appearance after arriving back in his homeland a day earlier, Ohtani was bombarded with questions on a variety of topics ranging from his injury to the Tokyo Olympics to what … [Read more...] about Baseball: Ohtani looks back on rookie season, positive about surgery