Category: Home-grown

Texas looks to Tennessee

The Texas Rangers have a lot more Tennessee in them this season at both the major league and minor league levels. Former Austin Peay hurler Shawn Kelley signed a one-year contract with the club and is expected to be part of the bullpen. He’ll receive $2.5 million, according […]

More money for Mookie?

No sooner had the anouncement been made about Bryce Harper’s 13-year, $330 million contract than calls were already out about who might be next to get the big numbers, and former Overton High School star Mookie Betts was among the first to be mentioned. Bob Nightengale, writing for […]

The epic story of how Sonny Gray became a Red

It started with a smile for Sonny Gray to be a Yankee. It was July 31, 2017, when the Yankees announced they had obtained Gray, sending outfielder Dustin Fowler, pitcher James Kaprielian and outfielder Jorge Mateo to the Oakland Athletics for the former Smyna High School and Vanderbilt […]