Jeff Loria: disingenuous or impulsive?


This is rich:


So, did Loria know that he was going to trade Reyes two days later? If he did, that’s a pretty crappy and disingenuous thing to say to Reyes in hindsight. If he didn’t, it means that he hatched and completed a franchise-altering trade in two days, which seems rather hasty and rash.

Sheldon Ocker named winner of the 2018 J.G. Taylor Spink Award

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The Baseball Writers Association of America has named Sheldon Ocker the winner of the 2018 J.G. Taylor Spink Award. He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing” during Hall of Fame inductions in Cooperstown on July 29.

Ocker began covering the Indians for the Akron Beacon Journal in 1981 and did so until 2013, when he retired. He was national president of the BBWAA in 1985 and served as chair of the Cleveland Chapter 11 times. He named Ohio Sports Writer of the Year in 1997 and 2000 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.