"Personally I think it's kind of funky, just because the game has been this way for so long. Why mess it up, other than for monetary purposes, and that's probably what (Selig) is looking at. That's like, 'OK, don't worry about us as human beings or players.' It doesn't seem very fair, and personally I don't know where his head is at. It doesn't seem right to me."
San Francisco Giants' ace Tim Lincecum on commissioner Bud Selig's plan to add an extra wild card team to the current postseason format.
Wins in his first four starts for Padres pitcher Aaron Harang. He is the first San Diego hurler begin a season with four straight wins in his first four starts since Andy Hawkins won his first 10 starts in 1985.
Now that we are about a month into the season, the trading block is beginning to call to me. This is the point of the season where I go after an underachiever who could turn it around in the second half. Here are the names I am going after:
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA
Now is the time to make an offer for the knucklehead shortstop. You will still have to give up someone good, but there is no way HanRam hits .222 with no pop all year.
"From here on out the only thing that really matters is winning. I'm proud of saying that I've been a part of a group of guys here who have come in here and tried to kind of change the culture and get back to having the perception of being a winning organization, when guys like Robin Yount played here, Gorman Thomas, Paul Molitor, Jim Gantner, when all those guys were here, it was a special place to play."
Brewers' slugger Ryan Braun after signing a contract extension that will keep him in Milwaukee through 2020.
"This is one of the great franchises. It's hard to imagine a mess like this ever having happened. It's a very sad situation. I feel very bad for baseball and for Bud."
Former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent after current commissioner Bud Selig announced the league will take over the financial operations of the Dodgers. The classic franchise has struggled monetarily since the impeding divorce case of owners Frank and Jamie McCourt.