Veteran hurler Hisashi Iwakuma will continue his playing career in Japan, with the Yomiuri Giants announcing that he has signed on with the club. Japan’s Kyodo News has the story on the deal.Iwakuma had previously announced at the tail end of the 2018 campaign that he’d return to his native country to keep pitching. The 37-year-old had made one last effort to return to the majors last year, but ended up making only a pair of minor-league appearances with the Mariners — the only MLB organization with which he has pitched.The Seattle organization got plenty of value from Iwakuma over the years, enjoying 883 2/3 total innings of 3.42 ERA ball spread over six seasons. He was a strong contributor over most of that span, though more recently shoulder problems arose that kept him off of the mound.Iwakuma will return to a league in which he long thrived before coming to the majors. Over 11 campaigns with the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, Iwakuma … [Read more...] about Hisashi Iwakuma signs with Yomiuri Giants
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By Bill Plunkett | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: November 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm | UPDATED: November 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm CARLSBAD — Making it to consecutive World Series was not enough to satisfy most of the Dodgers’ fan base. But it has certainly impressed their rivals. The San Francisco Giants became the latest franchise to poach from the Dodgers’ front office, luring GM Farhan Zaidi to become their president of baseball operations in a reconfigured front office. After serving under two of baseball’s leading front-office forces – 10 years under Billy Beane in Oakland and four under Andrew Friedman with the Dodgers – the move to San Francisco affords Zaidi the opportunity to rebuild an organization as the top executive on the baseball side. “I am delighted to return to the Bay Area and to join one of the most storied franchises in the game,” Zaidi said in the statement announcing the move. “I have watched … [Read more...] about Dodgers’ Farhan Zaidi accepts job to lead Giants’ baseball operations; Dave Roberts’ contract nearing resolution
By Henry Schulman Updated 6:59 pm PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi talks in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 2018. Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi talks in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 2018. Photo: Digital First Media/Torrance Daily Breeze Via Getty Images, Digital First Media Via Getty Images Farhan Zaidi, right, worked for the A’s before becoming the Los Angeles Dodgers general manager in 2014. Farhan Zaidi, right, worked for the A’s before becoming the Los Angeles Dodgers general manager in 2014. Photo: Scott Varley / Orange County Register Larry Baer, left, comments on the 2016 season with then-general manager Bobby Evans, center, and Brian Sabean at AT&T Park. Larry Baer, left, comments on the 2016 season with then-general manager Bobby Evans, center, and Brian Sabean at AT&T Park. … [Read more...] about Dodgers GM Zaidi accepts job to lead Giants’ baseball operations
WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded the value of his cash accounts and investment assets, according to a review of Kavanaugh’s financial disclosures and information provided by the White House. White House spokesman Raj Shah told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh built up the debt by buying Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for playoff games for himself and a “handful” of friends. Shah said some of the debts were also for home improvements. Kavanaugh’s most recent financial disclosure forms reveal assets between $15,000 and $65,000, which would put him at the bottom of the financial ranking of justices, most of whom list well over $1 million in assets. The value of residences is not subject to disclosure. Unlike some of the other justices, Kavanaugh has worked more … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt purchasing baseball tickets, White House says
The first fan to buy a Marlins baseball ticket will take out the lineup card Sunday as part of the team's 25th anniversary celebration. Jun 08, 2018 Before there was Marlins Man, there was Lou Morhaim, a rabid baseball fan who was the first person to buy a tickets to a Marlins game in 1993. Ellis Rua / [email protected] … [Read more...] about The first fan to buy a Marlins baseball ticket will take out the lineup card Sunday as part of the team’s 25th anniversary celebration.