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?
Archive for November, 2010
John makes his own top-10 list of the AL MVP candidates. Do you have one?
John lists his top-10 for National League MVP. What’s yours?
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; [...]
John looks at the AL Cy Young candidates. Maybe next year Mr. Burnett.
John looks at the Cy Young candidates in the National League in what has been dubbed “Year of the Pitcher II”
John looks at the ROY candidates in the American League. What are yours?
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
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 [...]
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.
John Bowen looks at the candidates for NL Rookie of the Year. What are your picks?
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 [...]
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?
For the second straight season, the Arizona Fall League’s “Rising Stars” Game will be televised live on MLBNetwork and streamed on MLB.com. 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 [...]