Also see my “All New York Yankees Team” for much of the same stuff!
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Jose Bautista wishes he could just multiply by 2.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
The American League West should be a one team race. The Texas Rangers are good enough to win this division by twenty games, but there are enough question marks with the Ranger pitching staff to justify consideration of a challenger. The question is, who will step up to challenge the Rangers?
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels [...]
It’s a stupid job, but someone’s gotta do it.
Anyone remember Michael Ynoa?
Ynoa is the 6′7″ teenage pitcher the Oakland A’s signed for $4.25 million dollars out of the Dominican Republic in 2008 as a 16 year old.
The bonus remains the largest in A’s history and has only been surpassed by Aroldis Chapman for the largest ever awarded to an International player.
Almost immediately after [...]
MONEYBALL drove home the idea that Oakland GM Billy Beane was and presumably always will be an On-Base Percentage type of guy, looking for players who will go deep into a count and take the base on balls; theYoukilis-Greek-God-of-Walks-stripe of hitter. So why in the name of Joe Morgan did he just deal for Wily Tavares, the Greek-God-of-If-I-Somehow-Make-It-to-First-I-Have-an-Excellent-Chance-of-Swiping-Second?