Archive for September, 2011

16 World Series Possibilities, in Order of…Nothing

Friday, September 30th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Yankees – Brewers: David vs. Goliath
…at least market-wise. New York, of course, plays in the largest media market in the game, compared to the Brewers, who play in the smallest (yet still regularly draw over 3 million fans). This would be a rematch of the 1981 special division series (when Milwaukee was an American League [...]

Friday, September 30th, 2011 by JohnBowen

I’ll probably watch the Verlander-Sabathia duel from a bar tonight, so any updates will be sparse.
But first we have the Rays and Rangers, live from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Matt Moore is making his second career start for the Rays. Baseball America’s #15 prospect (before the season) was 12-3, 1.92 ERA, 0.948 WHIP, and had 210 [...]

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 by JohnBowen

The New York Yankees open up a best-of-five division series against the AL Central Champion Detroit Tigers, live from Yankee Stadium, The House that Robbie Cano built.
A lot of attention from Yankee Nation has been focused on the unpleasant impending possibility of facing likely AL Cy Young Award winner (and possible league MVP) Justin Verlander [...]

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 by JohnBowen

By Cameron Nelson

2011’s All-Disappointment Team

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 by JohnBowen

These are the gentlemen who didn’t live up to the hype, expectations, or contracts in 2011.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Sox @ Orioles, Rays @ Yankees in the AL.
Phillies @ Braves, Cardinals @ Astros in the NL.
Currently 2-1 Red Sox – David Ortiz just went from first to third on a single…yeah, it was that slowly hit.
Phillies are beating the Braves 4-0. The Braves could clinch tonight with a victory coupled with a Cardinals loss, [...]

For Your AL MVP Consideration I Give You – Michael Young

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 by ThomasWayne

So I see ESPN’s Justin Verlander push and raise them with one of my own – Michael Young. Jump on the bandwagon now – we have plenty of room.

Two Articles, One of Which You’ll See Next Week

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 by JohnBowen

Regardless of how the Red Sox finish, how will writers spin it?

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 by JohnBowen

Clayton Kershaw now leads the National League in wins, ERA, and strikeouts. Is the award his?

Mets Rebuilding Must Begin with the Trading of David Wright

Monday, September 19th, 2011 by Chuck

Authors Note: This article originally appeared at Mike Silva’s
It’s difficult to look at a team who has managed to remain close to .500 all season despite getting nothing from your staff ace and less than 100 games to date from each your three best players, but that’s exactly the situation the New York Mets’ [...]

HOF Writer Tracy Ringolsby: “Movie Continues Moneyball Myth”

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 by Chuck

In his most recent syndicated column for Baseball America,  Hall of Fame journalist Tracy Ringolsby writes the book “Moneyball” stemmed from author Michael Lewis’ “idol worship” of Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane and who was more “overwhelmed” by Beane’s personality and status than by the story he was trying to portray.
Wow, like that’s never [...]

Mid-Week Games and Shared Players

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Cardinals @ Pirates (Andy Van Slyke)
Rays @ Orioles (Aubrey Huff)
Cubs @ Reds (Corey Patterson)
Marlins @ Braves (Gary Sheffield)
Blue Jays @ Red Sox (Marco Scutaro)
Nationals @ Mets (Brian Schneider)
Indians @ Rangers (Juan Gonzalez)
Phillies @ Astros (Hunter Pence)
Rockies @ Brewers (Dante Bichette)
Tigers @ White Sox (Kenny Williams)
Twins @ Royals (Harmon Killebrew)
Angels @ Athletics (Jose Guillen)
Diamondbacks @ Dodgers [...]

Weekend Games and Shared Players

Friday, September 9th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Orioles @ Blue Jays (Roberto Alomar)
Cubs @ Mets (Todd Hundley)
Reds @ Rockies (Dante Bichette)
Indians @ White Sox (Early Wynn)
Marlins @ Pirates (Moises Alou)
Astros @ Nationals (Also Moises Alou)
Red Sox @ Rays (Carl Crawford)
Phillies @ Brewers (Geoff Jenkins)
Braves @ Cardinals (Terry Pendleton)
Padres @ Diamondbacks (Andy Benes)
Dodgers @ Giants (Darryl Strawberry)
Yankees @ Angels (Don Baylor)
Royals @ Mariners [...]

Thursday, September 8th, 2011 by JohnBowen

The Atlanta Braves just got swept by the Philadelphia Phillies, dropping three straight.
No big deal. The Phillies are an incredible team. They sweep a lot of people. They have the best starting rotation that many can buy. Their fourth starter has five top-5 Cy Young finishes, two 20-win seasons, an ERA title  and is the [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Nyjer Morgan Diagnosed with Severe Little Man’s Disease

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 by ThomasWayne

Seriously – what is wrong with Nyjer Morgan? How big a fruit do you have to be to act like a sideshow clown – not just after a game but during? Anyone who watched the Cardinals/Brewers game (or the highlights) please feel free to comment, I’d like to know what you think about his behavior. [...]