March 28th, 2014

Miggy gets extension

30 year old first basemen Miguel Cabrera, arguably the best player in the game today, has signed a huge contract extension for 8 years. The deal, which doesn’t take effect until after the next 2 seasons when Cabrera’s current contract expires, puts him in Detroit until at least 2023. The contract also vesting options for 2024 and ’25, both worth $30 million, which would bring the total value of the contract to an astounding $292 million, according to MLB.com. While this long term contract may seem risky for a 30 year old, Cabrera never seems to have a down year, and has not shown any signs of slowing down. He is coming off one of the finest seasons of his career in 2013, hitting a league leading .348 with 44 homers and 137 runs batted in, both second to Baltimore’s Chris Davis. And that was only a follow-up to his Triple Crown season of 2012, the first player to accomplish that since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. To this point in his career, Cabrera has 1,995 hits, 365 of them homers, making it certain that big milestones are soon to come. He has been selected to 8 all-star games, won 2 MVP’s, one Triple Crown, has lead his league in homers twice, and has won 3 batting titles.

The Best Player in Baseball Signs an Enormous Extension

30 year old first basemen Miguel Cabrera, arguably the best player in the game today, has signed a huge contract extension for 8 years. The deal, which doesn’t take effect until after the next 2 seasons when Cabrera’s current contract expires, puts him in Detroit until at least 2023. The contract also vesting options for 2024 and ’25, both worth $30 million, which would bring the total value of the contract to an astounding $292 million, according to MLB.com. While this long term contract may seem risky for a 30 year old, Cabrera never seems to have a down year, and has not shown any signs of slowing down. He is coming off one of the finest seasons of his career in 2013, hitting a league leading .348 with 44 homers and 137 runs batted in, both second to Baltimore’s Chris Davis. And that was only a follow-up to his Triple Crown season of 2012, the first player to accomplish that since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. To this point in his career, Cabrera has 1,995 hits, 365 of them homers, making it certain that big milestones are soon to come. He has been selected to 8 all-star games, won 2 MVP’s,  one Triple Crown, has lead his league in homers twice, and has won 3 batting titles.

Baseball Returns to Montreal

There hasn’t been Major League Baseball game, exhibition or Regular Season in Montreal since 2004. The Montreal Expos were the last team to play there. They had many problems with the attendance and stadium. Today, the New York Mets face the Toronto Blue Jays in Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
The game airs live at 7pm ET on MLB Network

MLB and MLBPA increase Drug Penalty

After the Biogenesis scandal wrapped up last year, MLB was looking to upgrade its Joint Drug Suspesions. The new laws has a 80 game suspension for a First time offense, 162 Games for 2nd Offense. And a Three Strikes law for the the Third offense where you would be kicked out of Baseball indefinitely.
Also, you can NOT play in the Postseason if you are suspended that year. HDH tests will also be increased throughout the year.

Opening Day Schedule

This Weekend, we will have you covered for Opening Day! 

On Saturday- Pepper Show: Previewing Opening Day, Pitching Previews and Wraping up Spring Training.
On Sunday- Prime 25: Who are the best players to look out for this year? Pepper lists the Top 25 Baseball Players.
On Monday- Pepper Show: Lineups to First Pitch, Mondays Show will get you ready for first pitch.
MLB Daily: Highlight Show of record

MLB, MLBPA Agree to Upgrades of Joint Drug Program

After the Biogenesis scandal wrapped up last year, MLB was looking to upgrade its Joint Drug Suspesions. The new laws has a 80 game suspension for a First time offense, 162 Games for 2nd Offense. And a Three Strikes law for the the Third offense where you would be kicked out of Baseball indefinitely.

Also, you can NOT play in the Postseason if you are suspended that year. HDH tests will also be increased throughout the year. 
 

Baseball Returns to Montreal

There hasn’t been Major League Baseball game, exhibition or Regular Season in Montreal since 2004. The Montreal Expos were the last team to play there. They had many problems with the attendance and stadium. Today, the New York Mets face the Toronto Blue Jays in Olympic Stadium in Montreal.  
The game airs live at 7pm ET on MLB Network