Johnson Taking Care Not To Overwork Nationals - RealGM Wiretap
Davey Johnson doesn't believe players need a ton of at-bats to get ready for the season.
He has taken care not to overwork his team this spring nike junior hypervenom phelon ii fg
, especially with a longer exhibition season because of the World Baseball Classic.
"That's the way Davey likes to run his camp," Adam LaRoche said. "He understands the length of the regular season, and the last thing he wants is guys to be physically or mentally tired when you start from day one. He wants guys as fresh as can be. He's been around a long time and he doesn't panic early.
"Usually about now, he'll crank it up and we'll start playing two or three games in a row. He's pretty laid-back. He likes to take care of his guys."
Dombrowski Wants To Make Verlander Tiger For Life - RealGM Wiretap
The Detroit Tigers want to make sure that Justin Verlander spends the remainder of his career with the team.
Verlander has two years left on his five-year, $80 million deal.
"For sure. We'd like to have him be a Detroit Tiger for his career," said Dave Dombrowski, who wouldn't say what the team's plans are now for contractual talks.
The Tigers have a history of signing superstars to long-term extensions with two years left on their contract. They signed Miguel Cabrera to an eight-year, $152.3 million pact at that point in his deal.
Verlander will make $20 million in 2013 and '14 under his current contract.
Mike Napoli To Undergo Facial Surgery - RealGM Wiretap
Mike Napoli told 93.7 WEEI in Boston that he will undergo a facial-reconstruction operation in hopes of resolving his sleep apnea nike hypervenom phinish ii fg
, a condition in which a person's airway becomes obstructed.
He will have the surgery on Nov. 4.
The procedure, called bimaxillary advancement surgery, separates the front portions of the lower and upper jaw and moves them forward to allow more room behind the tongue, reducing the chances of obstruction.
"I've been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career," Napoli said. "I've tried numerous things and none of them worked. Dental mouth piece, CPAP machine, medicines ... It's just gotten to the point where I have to get this done."
Steven Gerrard Wont Join Liverpool On Loan - RealGM Wiretap
Jurgen Klopp says Steven Gerrard will not return to Liverpool on a loan deal from the LA Galaxy.
Gerrard was a part of Liverpool's first-team squad for 17 years.
Gerrard has trained with Liverpool during the MLS offseason.
"No [he will definitely not be coming back on loan] nike hypervenom football boots black
, but if we can help him with whatever, we will do it, of course," Klopp said.
Klopp did acknowledge it has been difficult to replace Gerrard.
"It's the first year after Stevie - the dominant player of the last 20 years and then he went out of the dressing room.
"How could the players immediately fill this gap, how could they do it? They start and they all try, but these are young lads.
"It's not an excuse, it's only to describe the situation. That's all the things that we're working on."
Colon Agrees To $3M Contract With As - RealGM Wiretap
Bartolo Colon has agreed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Athletics.
Colon was suspended 50 games on Aug. 22 after testing positive for testosterone.
He went 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA in 24 starts for Oakland last season.
"We wanted to bring him back -- everybody nike free 5.0 v4 mens black
, Bob (manager Melvin), me, everybody," Billy Beane said. "We ended up with a very good rotation, a young and talented rotation. But we wanted to find a veteran guy. In Bartolo's case, based on the production, he was cost effective and good. It's pretty hard to find that type of pitcher at that cost on a short-term deal."