NFL Source: Raiders Have Enough Vegas Votes U.S. Wins Its First World Baseball Classic Longtime MLB Manager Dallas Green Passes Away Budweiser Unveils Limited Edition MLB Team Cans MLB Cards Fans Can Attend Any Game For Monthly Fee AFL Baltimore Brigade Having Low Ticket Sales Franchise Notes Sources: Raiders' Relocation Fee Between $325-375M Bonds Returns To Giants As Special Advisor Minding My Business: White Sox' Brooks Boyer
SBD/July 24, 2014/Franchises
MLB Franchise Notes: Weiss Reportedly Growing Frustrated With Rockies' Front Office
Published July 24, 2014
GO BIG OR GO HOME: In Phoenix, Dan Bickley writes the D-Backs "need a total overhaul from top to bottom," as well as "better infrastructure, with more competent people in charge of coaching and player development." There is pressure on D-Backs Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa to "do something big and he likes it that way." Many fans are "expecting genius" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 7/24).
FRIAR SALE: CBS Sports Network's Doug Gottlieb said of the many recent transactions by the Padres, "They don't have a GM. They're trying to get rid of salaries from the previous GM, that's why they traded their closer to the Angels and why they traded Chase Headley to the Yankees." Gottlieb: "Grab a bucket, throw water on the fire. This is a fire sale" ("Lead Off," CBSSN, 7/23).
CALLING COOPERSTOWN: In Atlanta, Chris Vivalamore reported the Braves will open the Turner Field gates at 1:00pm ET for Sunday's 5:05pm game against the Padres, and the Baseball HOF induction ceremony "will be shown on the stadium scoreboard." Fans in attendance will receive a "commemorative poster" featuring incoming HOFers Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 7/22).