Free-agent Friday: Yankees’ offense takes a hit

   December 6, 2013 5:38 pm

The New York Yankees usually get the players they want. On Friday, free agents Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson left the Bronx. The Seattle Mariners agreed to a 10-year, $240 million deal with Cano. The deal is pending a physical. The move means there won’t be any more ‘Robbie Cano, a don’t cha’ know’ home-run…

Pirates make bold move to get Morneau

   August 31, 2013 5:45 pm

The July 31 trade deadline came and went with no moves by the Pittsburgh Pirates. What a difference a month can make. With the team tied for first place with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pirates made their second big move of the week, acquiring first baseman Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins for outfielder…

Bucs get break to beat Mets (video)

   May 13, 2013 12:14 am

The Pirates got the bounce — and break — they needed to beat the Mets Sunday night. Here’s a clip of the play made by second baseman Brandon Inge after Lucas Duda hit a hard grounder down the first-base line. The ball hit the bag at first and caromed into the air. Inge fielded it…

It looks like Frank Franc should be a no-no on draft day

   February 12, 2013 4:48 pm

You can safely put Frank Francisco into the group of players to avoid on draft day. Francisco, who looked like the closer for the Mets heading into spring training, is not throwing because of elbow inflammation. That’s a significant warning sign at the start of spring training, so the situation needs to be monitored. The…

Report: Eastern League team headed north

   September 8, 2012 11:55 pm

The players and coaches who comprise Eastern League rosters in 2014 should consider getting passports. The Ottawa Citizen has reported that an Eastern League franchise will begin play that year in Canada’s capital. The article prominantly mentioned the Erie SeaWolves, based on their traditionally low attendance figures, as a prime candidate for such a switch….

SeaWolves’ attendance also slumped

   September 5, 2012 12:02 am

The Erie SeaWolves’ 57-84 record for 2012 was reflective in their overall attendance at Jerry Uht Park. Total of 208,725 fans turned out for Erie’s 69 home games. Their average of 3,025, 11th in the 12-team Eastern League, was their worst going back to 2004. The Binghamton Mets were last in average (2,984). Richmond drew…

SeaWolves announce 2013 schedule

   September 1, 2012 6:36 pm

The Erie SeaWolves released their official 2013 Eastern League schedule before Saturday night’s game against the Altoona Curve at Jerry Uht Park. Coincidence or not, those teams also will open next season on the same diamond. Erie welcomes the Curve for the first four games of a seven-game homestand, with the opener set for April…

SeaWolves pregame notes for Aug. 20

   August 20, 2012 5:27 pm

Starting lineups for Monday’s Eastern League game between the Akron Aeros and the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park: Akron Aeros (75-51): 1. Tyler Holt CF, 2. Jordan Henry RF, 3. Chun Chen 1B, 4. Nick Weglarz LF, 5. Jesus Aguilar DH, 6. Matt Lawson 2B, 7. Ryan Rohlinger SS, 8. Roberto Perez C, 9….

SeaWolves pregame notes for Aug. 17

   August 17, 2012 5:38 pm

Starting lineups for Friday’s Eastern League game between the Harrisburg Senators and the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park: Harrisburg Senators (56-68): 1. Brian Goodwin CF, 2. Jose Lozada 2B, 3. Justin Bloxom LF, 4. Jimmy Van Ostrand DH, 5. Anthony Rendon 3B, 6. Destin Hood RF, 7. Seth Bynum SS, 8. Tim Pahuta 1B,…

Fourth inning ruins rest of Erie’s game

   July 18, 2012 7:21 pm

It was only one inning, but it was bad enough to spoil the other eight. The Erie SeaWolves committed a wild pitch, a passed ball and a fielding error in the top of the fourth of Wednesday’s matinee game against Bowie. Starting pitcher Patrick Cooper also allowed the Baysox three hits, a walk and a…