HOT STOVE: December


December tends to be the busiest month of the offseason, and as it gets underway, make sure to keep up to date with all transactions (waiver claims, Rule 5 selections, trades, signings) with Ground Rule Triple’s Hot Stove monthly articles.

Continue reading


Ground Rule Triple Radio – Guest Show with Daniel Venn


(Photo courtesy of Daniel Venn)

Remember all those times you played ball on a lush green field, groomed to perfection. The grass was the perfect green color, recently cut. The infield was raked, and the chalk lines were newly placed.

Now, how would you feel if we took away all the grass, including the outfield? Wouldn’t look as good, right? Same thing with the chalk lines, gone. Want a raked field? You don’t have a rake.

You might be saying, “Well, at least we can still play”. But now I want to take away even more. Imagine that you don’t even have a glove, a bat, a ball. Can you play ball now? Without that equipment, you can’t.

Continue reading