Archive for October, 2010

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

Against teams with .500 or better records Price won under 50% of his games, Sabathia was at a dismal 28% while Hernandez won nearly 70% of his games against winning teams.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 by ThomasWayne

Four months ago I wrote a 1200 word piece on how Texas was looking like a solid group of hitters who finally had the pitching to go along with the steady wood. At the time the rumor mill had Houston trying to send Roy Oswalt down the road to Arlington for a handful of prospects. I suggested that the better deal might be snagging Cliff Lee from the hapless Mariners…

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 by Chuck

To say A.J.Burnett hasn’t lived up to his contract to this point may very well be the understatement of the season. Since signing his five year, $82.5 million dollar deal in December, 2008, Burnett has started sixty-six games while posting a record of 23-24 and an ERA close to four and a half. Instead of [...]

What You Overlooked About the Texas Rangers

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 by Shaun

Coming into the American League Championship Series against the Yankees, the Texas Rangers were undersold. They were undersold because of their starting pitching. Their second- and third-best starting pitchers (C.J. Wilson and Colby Lewis) are almost as good as the Yankees’ best starting pitcher (C.C. Sabathia), or at least they are in 2010.

Monday, October 18th, 2010 by Chuck

I made it, a little later than I wanted, but on time.
Bryce Harper’s here and in uniform but inelgible to play.
No eye black, and it looks like his mohawk is growing out.
Time to grow up, son.
1) Xavier Avery, Orioles, CF
2) AJ Pollock, Dbacks, LF
3) Brandon Belt, Giants, 1B
4) Derrick Norris, Washington, DH
5) Ryan Adams, Orioles [...]

Monday, October 18th, 2010 by JohnBowen

NLCS Discussion Question: Will Game 3’s outcome alter Game 4’s starters?

Sunday, October 17th, 2010 by Chuck

I’ll be live blogging from the press box at the AFL game on Monday from the Surprise Recreation Campus between the Scottsdale Scorpions and the Surprise Rafters.
Scottsdale is stocked by prospects from the Diamondbacks, Giants, Nationals, Orioles and Rockies.
Surprise is rostered by the Brewers, Cardinals, Rangers, Royals and Tigers.
Kansas City’s top pitching prospect Mike Montgomery [...]

Friday, October 15th, 2010 by Chuck

I’ll be heading out to the Peoria Sports Complex on Saturday to take in the Arizona Fall League contest between the Scottsdale Scorpions and the Peoria Javelinas.
Highlighting the day will be the professional debut of the birthday boy, 2010 first overall pick Bryce Harper.
I have to work later in the day and won’t be dragging [...]

Friday, October 15th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

This is For Your Need to Know:
On this day in 1946 Cardinal Outfielder Enos Slaughter scored from first on a single to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory and a World Series Championship against the Boston Red Sox. Arguably the greatest play ever in a deciding World Series game – it would forever [...]

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 by JohnBowen

Over the past decade or so, the LCS’s have provided the real excitement. What will 2010 bring?

Cliff Lee – Greatest Post-Season Pitcher Ever?

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

The list is a short one.
Jack Morris. John Smoltz. Bob Gibson. Whitey Ford. Curt Schilling.
These men are arguabley THE LIST…complete and immaculate. The greatest starting pitchers in playoff history. The question is…does Cliff Lee not only belong on this list…is he the headliner?
In 7 career post season starts Lee is an awe inspiring 6-0 with a [...]

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

Slow pacing is for granny in her grocery scooter, not a ravenous baseball fan who can’t believe it will be well over a week before Roy Halladay takes the mound again after his historic no-hitter.

Dugout Central Challenge: Photo finish

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 by KerryWhisnant

At the beginning of the season, Dugout Central readers and staff were challenged to predict the number of wins for each of the thirty MLB teams. After six months of games, it came down to a single game late on Sunday to decide the winner.

I guess we should probably make LDS predictions…

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 by JohnBowen

Well the playoffs are right around the corner. What do you think is going to happen?

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 by KerryWhisnant

Just as the playoff picture will not be completely determined until the final Sunday – or maybe even later – the Dugout Central Challenge title hinges on the results of just a few games at the end of the season.