Archive for November, 2010

Friday, November 26th, 2010 by JohnBowen

In the last couple weeks, free agent shortstop Derek Jeter has been the center of a war fought through the media between his agent Casey Close and the Yankee brass. What is he worth?

Saturday, November 20th, 2010 by JohnBowen

John makes his own top-10 list of the AL MVP candidates. Do you have one?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 by JohnBowen

John lists his top-10 for National League MVP. What’s yours?

Saturday, November 13th, 2010 by Chuck

The newly revised Baseball Hall of Fame Veterans’ Committee ballot was announced earlier this week and contained the names of a dozen former players, owners, and executives who will be considered for election to the Hall in 2011.
The primary change to the VC process was to break down the history of baseball into three categories; [...]

Saturday, November 13th, 2010 by JohnBowen

John looks at the AL Cy Young candidates. Maybe next year Mr. Burnett.

Friday, November 12th, 2010 by JohnBowen

John looks at the Cy Young candidates in the National League in what has been dubbed “Year of the Pitcher II”

Sunday, November 7th, 2010 by JohnBowen

John looks at the ROY candidates in the American League. What are yours?

Saturday, November 6th, 2010 by Chuck

Starting Lineups for tonight’s Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game.
East (Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix)

Trayvon Robinson, Dodgers, CF
Charlie Culberson, Giants, 2B
Brandon Belt, Giants, 1B
Brandon Laird, Yankees, LF
Austin Romine, Yankees, C
Marc Krauss, Diamondbacks, LF
A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks, DH
Ryan Adams, Orioles, 3B
Cliff Pastornicky, Braves, SS
Manny Banuelos, Yankees, P
West Division (Peoria Saguaros, Peoria Javelinas, Surprise)

Ben Revere, Twins, CF
Caleb Gindl, Brewers, LF
Dustin [...]

Friday, November 5th, 2010 by Chuck

I know the game is on live TV tomorrow night, but knowing that everyone doesn’t have MLBNetwork access, I’ll be at the game and available for some play by play and questions.
If I get there early enough to get a seat in the press box.
So, if you’re interested, stop by.
And don’t worry, the fact you [...]

Friday, November 5th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

So basic math tells us 12 teams from 1950 to 2000 (50 years) had droughts longer than 20 years (excluding the current Cubs and Indian droughts). That’s 24% of the winners breaking an extended dry spell. Now here is where the Giants and other recent winners make things interesting.

Thursday, November 4th, 2010 by JohnBowen

John Bowen looks at the candidates for NL Rookie of the Year. What are your picks?

Thursday, November 4th, 2010 by Chuck

Ok, I admit it.
I’m a curiosity whore.
I went to see Bryce Harper play today.
Funny thing about him.
He has two arms. And legs. And knows how to put on a hat and uniform.
He’s not Darth Vader. Or Lou Ferrigno. Or Clark Kent.
He’s just an 18 year old kid who plays baseball.
A bit better than we all [...]

Did Sabean prove me wrong?

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 by JohnBowen

John Bowen has criticized Brian Sabean for his decisions before, and now his team (Sabean’s, not Bowen’s) is on top. Time to give credit where credit is due?

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 by Chuck

For the second straight season, the Arizona Fall League’s “Rising Stars” Game will be televised live on MLBNetwork and streamed on The Rising Stars game, an All-Star game of sorts, is really a scout’s showcase, a one time event designed to get the best prospects on the field at the same time, in a [...]