By Steve Fryer | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: March 18, 2019 at 6:03 pm | UPDATED: March 18, 2019 at 6:03 pm It’s still fairly early in the baseball season, so Beckman coach Kevin Lavalle could only answer “maybe” to this question … Is this season’s Beckman team the best Beckman baseball team? The Patriots won a CIF-Southern Section baseball championship in 2011 and lost in a CIF-SS final in 2009. So Beckman has had excellent baseball teams. This year’s Patriots are 10-2 overall and 5-0 in the Pacific Coast League, a league that is not as good as it was in recent years now that Corona del Mar moved to the Sunset Conference. “That’s a really good question,” replied Lavalle when asked how the 2019 Patriots compare to the better teams at Beckman, an Irvine school that opened in 2004. He has coached Beckman since 2008. “With the rainy weather and the early start to the season,” Lavalle said, … [Read more...] about Fryer on baseball: Is this Beckman’s best baseball team? Maybe . . .
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Ryan Fagan @ryanfagan Updated at 10:11 a.m. ET Updated at 10:11 a.m. ET We've seen a few free agent find new homes so far this offseason, though the big names — hi there, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado — are still shopping around. Only time will tell if those two wind up as best-case scenarios or free-agent horror stories. And that's the thing. Not all free-agent signings turn into feel-good stories, of course. Every fan base has seen would-be hero free agents turn into certifiable goats. No franchise is immune. With that pleasant thought in mind, let’s take a look at the worst free-agent signing for all 30 teams, plus an honorable mention disaster or two per team (we’re not saying these are the team’s “second-worst” signing, necessarily, but just deals worth noting). First, a couple of ground rules. We’re only … [Read more...] about The worst free-agent deals for all 30 MLB teams
Manny Machado plans to visit the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies this week with additional teams lining up for weekend appointments. FILE PHOTO: Oct 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) celebrates with catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) after scoring on an RBI single by center fielder Cody Bellinger (not pictured) defeat the Milwaukee Brewers in the thirteenth inning in game four of the 2018 NLCS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports On Monday, Machado met with the Chicago White Sox and toured Guaranteed Rate Field. Machado’s agent said his client will next be at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday and Citizens Bank Park with the Phillies on Thursday. Machado, 26, reportedly is seeking at least a 10-year, $300 million contract. He will be entering his eighth season in 2019 after spending his first 6 1/2 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and the second half of last season with … [Read more...] about MLB notebook: Machado kicks off free-agent tour
How do things look after the MLB winter meetings? Not too much different by Matt Snyder @MattSnyderCBS 1m ago • 1 min read The Patrick Corbin signing gave me hope, or perhaps extended my hope after the Mariners blockbuster trades involving New York. But it was hope nonetheless. No, I'm not a fan of any of the teams involved in those deals. It was hope that this offseason wouldn't be as much a damn slog as last offseason. That was miserable. Surely those moves meant last offseason was an aberration and we'd get back to most business being done by the conclusion of the winter meetings and a very few lingering pieces still needing to be moved or signed. The lesson, as always, is I'm an idiot. The winter meetings, in terms of baseball transactions, were a colossal bore, with speculation far overtaking any actual, substantive baseball moves. The dust has settled and we still haven't seen J.T. Realmuto or Yasiel Puig traded. The Indians … [Read more...] about MLB power rankings: Champion Red Sox remain No. 1; Mets on the rise after Cano trade and Ramos signing