Jose Julio “Ruiz is a David Ortiz-looking dude,” said ESPN’s Jorge Arangure Jr. Ruiz showed up in Miami in June, 2009 after defecting from Cuba. Our friends over at Cuban Ball Players believe him to be the third best prospect among the recently exiled players from Cuba. Ruiz, 25, is 6′ 3″,230 pounds and is [...]
Fantasy Baseball Dugout would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Hottest Baseball Wives Club of Boston – Krista (Clark) Lackey, wife of new Sox starter John. The Lackey’s got engaged in February 2008 and got hitched in November of 2008. Krista is a New Englander at heart and the main cause [...]
One week ago, the Boston Red Sox made the first blunder of the 2009 off-season by signing 34-year old utility infielder Marco Scutaro to be their starting shortstop next season. Scutaro batted .282 last season with 12 home runs, 60 RBI, 100 runs, and 14 steals. Because of Scutaro’s Type A free-agency status, the Red [...]
With the World Series coming to an end (congrats to the Yanks), the trading season has officially kicked off. Get ready to follow new players to new locations for the next four months. By the way, there’s only 104 days left until the Tampa Bay Rays pitchers and catchers report to Florida for spring training [...]
There are some big names in the list of 2010 eligible free agents. While it is conceivable that guys like Manny Ramirez will simply have their options picked up and resign with their current teams, some of the big chips in this year’s free agent pool are going to cash in with new teams. Their [...]
Happy Labor Day! If you’re reading this post – it would seem you have made it to the playoff rounds of your fantasy baseball league. Congrats! Since we gave you 50 tips to win your league back in March, we thought it would be polite to give you some analysis on how to win your [...]
A month ago, it looked like BallparkBob look-alike Paul Byrd’s career was done. At 38, and with 108 career wins under his belt, he had stayed in shape, but his phone wasn’t ringing. No text messages either. He was a family man about to set out on spending more time with the wife and kids.
He’s one of the most well-known players in baseball thanks to his larger than reality size and his jovial personality. Plus, the World Series heroics and huge media exposure given the Red Sox. But, can David Ortiz still be considered a superstar? The truth is that Ortiz has not been the same since his monster [...]