Category Archives: Cheap Seat Chronicles

From the base ball archives of Cheap Seats…

A look at: Mike (King) Kelly We’re talking Base Ball… Not only a game, baseball is a part of us. Like any relationship, baseball requires time (162 games and then some), emotional support (bring on the blogs and the forums), and … Continue reading

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Alex Rodriguez Issues Hand-Written Apology to Fans

Alex Rodriguez was slated to issue a public apology to fans at Yankee Stadium this spring, but that all changed earlier today when Rodriguez switched gears and issued a hand-written letter apologizing to fans for his past indiscretions. The Yankees … Continue reading

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Padres Not Done Yet, Reportedly Targeting Yoan Moncada

The ink has barely dried on the four-year pact the Padres made with James Shields, but general manger A.J. Preller is already working on his next move. The newest target appears to be free agent Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada. That’s … Continue reading

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James Shields Signs Four-Year Pact with the San Diego Padres

It took him the entire offseason to find the right deal, but James Shields finally landed a new contract. Shields and the San Diego Padres have agreed on a four-year, $75 million pact that will allow him to pitch close … Continue reading

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Trying to Find a Team for Dayan Viciedo

Dayan Viciedo was released by the White Sox on Wednesday after the club designated him for assignment the week prior. Viciedo, 25, should – in theory – be an interesting option for a number of clubs. He’s young, he’s still … Continue reading

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Phillies Could Trade Cliff Lee in Spring Training

The Phillies are in the midst of a long overdue rebuild and it’s looking more and more like a full-on clearance sale for established – and well-paid – veteran talent. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has already moved Jimmy Rollins … Continue reading

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Victor Martinez to Undergo Knee Surgery

Detroit Tigers slugger Victor Martinez received some bad news Thursday when he learned that he’d torn the medial meniscus in his left knee and will require surgery. Martinez, 36, will go under the knife on Tuesday with renowned surgeon Dr. … Continue reading

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