Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category

Happy Spring Training Day!

Thursday, February 14th, by Chuck

Pitchers and catchers have reported, and in most cases position players have started to trickle in as well. The Arizona Diamondbacks have their first “full-squad” workout later today, and by the weekend all teams will be going through the motions of getting ready for the new season.
This off-season was one of the strangest I can [...]

Frivolties: 27 Days

Monday, January 14th, by JohnBowen

What are some baseball-y things having to do with the number 27?

Thomas Wayne’s Hall of Fame Ballot

Tuesday, January 8th, by Chuck

By: Thomas Wayne
Best way to get a tried and true baseball fan riled up is to tell them who does or doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame when said fan carries an opposing opinion. We’ve all cried out for those who are in Cooperstown but shouldn’t be and those who have been left out [...]

Monday, December 31st, by JohnBowen

Over the weekend, Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter was quoted as saying the following regarding the prospect of having a gay teammate:
“For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it’s not right. It will be difficult and uncomfortable.”
It shouldn’t be too difficult [...]

Trade Gives Reds the Lead-off Man they were Missing

Wednesday, December 12th, by JohnBowen

Choo adds an element to the Reds game.

2012 Season Awards – John’s Picks

Friday, November 9th, by JohnBowen

National League ROY
1) Wade Miley, SP (ARI)
2) Nate Frazier, 1B/3B (CIN)
3) Bryce Harper, OF (WAS)
Miley made a big splash in his first full season as a big leaguer, going 16-11 and finishing 10th in the National League with a 3.33 ERA and sixth with a K/BB ratio of 3.89. Frazier gets the nod over Harper [...]

Seriously? Melky?

Wednesday, October 24th, by JohnBowen

A few have suggested that the Giants might be missing something they need to make their final push towards their second title in three years.
Dan Szymborski of ESPN writes:
“When compared with left field alternates Gregor Blanco and Xavier Nady, that’s still enough to give Cabrera a 4-win edge over 162 games. ZiPS estimates the dropoff in team [...]

If Miguel Cabrera Wins the Triple Crown, is he the MVP?

Wednesday, September 19th, by JohnBowen


The Good/Bad behind the Second Wild Card

Monday, September 17th, by JohnBowen

With the first season with second Wild Cards in effect, an exciting race is shaping up in the National League. Whereas in years past, the four NL playoff teams would have been decided by the start of the month, this year’s race features the Cardinals, Dodgers, Brewers, Pirates, Phillies, and Diamondbacks all within 5 games [...]

So, just how flukish are the Orioles?

Monday, August 20th, by JohnBowen

Can they keep getting outscored and make the playoffs?

Happy Birthday, Mike Trout

Tuesday, August 7th, by JohnBowen

Ahem. Happy 21st birthday, Mike Trout.
Mike Trout can finally have a legal drink…something he might have to do after he becomes just the third rookie in history to win the MVP award.
Trout is on a downright historic pace – for anyone, much less a dude born in 1991. He currently leads the American League in [...]

Next Round of Drinks is on Cole

Wednesday, July 25th, by JohnBowen

Hamels has his cash – will he be worth it?

Dear Doug Melvin

Monday, July 23rd, by JohnBowen

John sends a heartfelt letter to the Brewers’ GM

Where Will Miggy End Up?

Sunday, July 22nd, by JohnBowen

Today, Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera clubbed his 299th and 300th home runs of his career, which is surprisingly already in his tenth season. In doing so, Cabrera became one of just 13 players to hit his 300th home run before his 30th birthday, joining Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Eddie [...]

What Will the New CBA Mean for Rentals?

Saturday, July 21st, by JohnBowen

Will teams dish out for Hamels and Greinke what they did for Sabathia and Teixeira?