Archive for May, 2011

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 by JohnBowen

Dugout Central’s 2-month roundup

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 by JohnBowen

Sorry for my absence, I haven’t really had access to a computer in awhile:
Rangers @ Rays (Gabe Kapler)
Twins @ Tigers (Todd Jones)
White Sox @ Red Sox (Carlton Fisk)
Angels @ Royals (Wally Joyner)
Yankees @ A’s (Jason Giambi)
Orioles @ Mariners (Jamie Moyer)
Phillies @ Nationals (Jayson Werth)
Giants @ Cardinals (Jack Clark)
Pirates @ Mets (Bobby Bonilla)
Brewers @ Reds (David [...]

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 by JohnBowen

John looks at the best seasons for the San Diego Padres

Monday, May 30th, 2011 by Chuck

For those who have paid attention to my work before (reading, and paying attention are not the same thing) you should be aware of my aversion of putting out an MLB Mock Draft.
While the NBA and NFL drafts can border on lifetime experiences for some people, what with sponsors such as Budweiser and Sprint giving [...]

Friday, May 27th, 2011 by Chuck

By: Bob Owens

On December 11th, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), between Major League Baseball and the Player’s Union expires. First negotiated in 1968, MLB was the first professional sport to enact a CBA, and, by definition, has “evolved and strengthened over the years with each generation of players, sometimes at great personal sacrifice, [...]

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 by ThomasWayne

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Thursday, May 19th, 2011 by Chuck

With the MLB Draft just three weeks away, it’s time to start taking a look at how things may play out, starting with the draft order.
As we’ve all probably heard previously, the Tampa Bay Rays have fifteen picks in the top 180 selections, easily the biggest haul in recent memory.
Not to be outdone, their AL [...]

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 by Chuck

Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew passed away early this morning in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Killebrew, who had announced just last Friday he would be entering hospice care due to no longer treatable esophageal cancer, was 74 years old.

Monday, May 16th, 2011 by JohnBowen

For the week ahead:
Astros @ Braves (Mike Hampton)
Pirates @ Nationals (Nyjer Morgan)
Giants @ Rockies (Darryl Hamilton)
Yankees @ Rays (Eric Hinske)
Blue Jays @ Tigers (Cecil Fielder)
Orioles @ Red Sox (Javy Lopez)
Cubs @ Reds (Corey Patterson)
Marlins @ Mets (Preston Wilson)
Indians @ Royals (Jay Bell)
Rangers @ White Sox (Julio Franco)
Phillies @ Cardinals (Scott Rolen)
Padres @ Diamondbacks (Steve Finley)
Angels [...]

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 by Chuck

May 15th:
1934: The Buffalo Bisons hit five homeruns in one inning against Albany, including four in a row to set two still standing International League records. Heinie Miller started the second inning with a walk and was driven in when Butch Myers hit the first home run. The next two batters recorded outs, after which Greg Mulleavy, Les [...]

Saturday, May 14th, 2011 by Chuck

Washington Nationals minor leaguer Michael Aubrey became the tenth player in International League history to hit four homers in a game today.
Playing for the National’s Triple A Syracuse Chiefs against the Durham Bulls (Tampa) in Syracuse, Aubrey, hitting in the fifth spot in the lineup as the DH, had a two run homer in the [...]

Saturday, May 14th, 2011 by JohnBowen

John recaps last night’s Brewers-Pirates game at Miller Park.

Friday, May 13th, 2011 by Chuck

So, what else is an old man at home on a Friday night supposed to do?
Watching on MLBNetwork with Bob Costas and Jim Kaat.
Clay Buchholz vs. Bartolo Colon.
Red Sox lineup

Pedroia, 4
Gonzalez 3
Youkilis 5
Ortiz H
Drew 9
Lowrie 6
Crawford 7
Saltalamacchia 2
Jeter 6
Granderson 8
Teixeira 3
Rodriguez 5
Cano 4
Swisher 9
Posada H
Martin 2
Gardner 7

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 by Chuck

May 8th
1946: Roy Campanella made his professional debut after signing with the Dodgers. Playing for Nashua (New Hampshire) in the Class B New England League, the future Hall of Famer went 3-4, which included his first homerun.
1965: The Eastern League’s Elmira Pioneers and Springfield Giants played a then record 27 inning game which lasted six [...]

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Well there’s been a long rain delay but now we’re in action.
Ubaldo Jimenez, easily the best pitcher in Rockies history, takes the mound looking for his first win of the 2011 season.
Last year, on May 11, Ubaldo Jimenez was 6-1 with a 0.93 ERA and a no-hitter under his belt. Right now he’s 0-2 with [...]