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Next Round of Drinks is on Cole

Wednesday, July 25th, by JohnBowen

Hamels has his cash – will he be worth it?

Sunday, June 24th, by JohnBowen

2nd inning, 0-0 game. What else would you expect from a game featuring the game’s best pitcher this season, and one of the very best pitchers in the game, period, over the last 5?
Teixeira to first on an error and makes it to second on a passed ball. That’s about the best way to get [...]

Why Aren’t the Tigers Winning?

Saturday, June 9th, by JohnBowen

The Detroit Tigers, who won the 2011 American League Central Division by a whopping 15 games, were supposed to run away with the division again. Despite losing DH Victor Martinez, the Tigers added a big (sorry) bat in Prince Fielder, and weren’t supposed to be facing much of a competition.
Through about 1/3 of the season, [...]

Monday, May 28th, by JohnBowen

As I’m writing this, the Dodgers and Orioles are both in first place, with neither team expected to make a major splash in the off-season (though our very own Thomas Wayne did predict a major improvement for the O’s this season.
The Orioles currently sit at 29-19 (though they’re losing to the Blue Jays as I [...]

Friday, May 11th, by Chuck

Sorry guys, I hate to bring up those three dreaded words again…
I was having a text conversation with a buddy last night talking about what would happen if baseball ceased after this year. With the new CBA imposing financial penalties on irresponsible overspending, what would happen to the game if a dozen teams just folded up [...]

Thursday, May 10th, by JohnBowen

Thought I’d bring these back…
Tonight’s free game features the best-run team in baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the AL’s perennial powerhouse, the New York Yankees. Last year, the teams finished 1-2 in the AL East and made the playoffs, both losing in the divisional round.
This particular match-up features the #2 and #3 Cy Young finishers [...]

Biggest Surprises at 20 Games

Friday, April 27th, by JohnBowen

With most Major League Baseball teams playing their 20th games tonight, I thought I would take a look at some of the biggest surprises so far in the big leagues.
Pleasant Shockers
C – Josh Thole (NYM):  .362/.464/.447
1B – Bryan LaHair (CHC): .364/.463/.727
2B – Omar Infante (MIA): .314/.327/.745
3B – Chase Headley (SDP): .275/.407/.536
SS – Derek Jeter [...]

Contract Talk: Josh Hamilton

Friday, April 20th, by JohnBowen

At the request of our very own Bob Owens, I thought I would introduce a topic that will be on everyone’s minds soon enough: Josh Hamilton’s upcoming free agency status.
The Texas outfielder is one of the very best stories in the game, having overcome drug and alcohol addiction to win the 2010 MVP award and [...]

National League Awards Predictions – 2012

Saturday, April 7th, by JohnBowen

Following in last week’s theme, here are the top beginning-of-season contenders for National League awards:
MVP: Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies (SS)
Tulowitzki is an MVP contender basically every year; between his power bat and elite defensive ability (has led the league in range factor in four of his five years in the big leagues, fielding percentage twice, [...]

Trade Candidates – AL West Edition

Tuesday, February 7th, by JohnBowen

By Bob Owens
Let’s see how I will (un)settle the West.
LA Angels of Anaheim – Peter Bourjos.
Technically not my idea, as John mentioned him as a possibllity a week ago, and there have been rumors that he could goto Washington for some pitching. But the Angels seem to think Mike Trout is ready, and that makes Bourjos [...]

BREAKING: Yankees Trade Jesus Montero…..

Friday, January 13th, by Chuck

….to Seattle for Michael Pineda.
Per it’s a four player trade total, with the other two not announced yet.
Sumbitch, looks like Chuck’s right again.

Happy Thanksgiving….

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 by Chuck

to the regular writers, commenters, and readers of Dugout Central, whether we actually know you or not.
It’s a testament to everyone that a lame-duck website can still function two years after ownership bailed, and I for one appreciate the contributions of everyone, regardless of how big or small they may be.
While we don’t always agree [...]

AFL Live Blog, Part Deux

Saturday, October 15th, 2011 by Chuck

I know I’m probably going to be talking to myself the next couple of hours, what with today being a weekend and day dominated by college football, but that’s life.
In Surprise watching the Mesa Solar Sox take on the Surprise Saguaros.
I missed the first two hitters of the game, including Pittsburgh’s Robbie Grossman’s leadoff dinger, [...]

Reminder: First AFL Live Blog, Wednesday @ 12:35 PST

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 by Chuck

Just a reminder to my twelve Twitter followers and the four regular users of Dugout Central that I will be live blogging from the press box the Scottsdale @ Surprise game on Wednesday.
I expect to be at the park early enough to set up my laptop and have the lineups posted and maybe even a [...]

Friday, September 30th, 2011 by JohnBowen

I’ll probably watch the Verlander-Sabathia duel from a bar tonight, so any updates will be sparse.
But first we have the Rays and Rangers, live from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Matt Moore is making his second career start for the Rays. Baseball America’s #15 prospect (before the season) was 12-3, 1.92 ERA, 0.948 WHIP, and had 210 [...]