Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette has a reputation -- for being hard to work with, sure, but also for finding value late in unexpected forms. Hence the Nelson Cruz signing from a few years ago; hence trading for Mark Trumbo last winter; hence unearthing Brad Brach; and so on. It makes sense, then, that Duquette has opted to take a few more hacks at excavating his latest gem before spring training gets underway. On Sunday, Duquette traded a minor-league reliever to the Los Angeles Dodgers for left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno. Duquette followed up that trade Monday by signing veteran outfielder Michael Bourn to a minor-league contract. Neither move is going to change the outlook of the
If NASCAR fans were shocked by the appearance of the Monster Energy Girls’ outfits this weekend, they clearly didn’t hear the promises that the company’s vice president of sports marketing, Mitch Covington, made earlier this year when discussing Monster Energy’s debut as the title sponsor of NASCAR’s Cup Series. “Monster, we were built on girls, music and racing,” Covington said in January. “We think that fits with NASCAR really good.’’ And they’ve clearly never looked at Monster Energy’s Facebook page, which is littered with women in outfits they might find offensive. Or think about that the company is referring to grown women as girls in its title of its brand reps. But what they mostly missed?
Sosa is open to a return to the Cubs, but the organization isn’t feeling it.