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 [...]
Archive for September, 2011
Yankees – Brewers: David vs. Goliath
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 [...]
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 [...]
By Cameron Nelson
These are the gentlemen who didn’t live up to the hype, expectations, or contracts in 2011.
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, [...]
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.
Regardless of how the Red Sox finish, how will writers spin it?
Clayton Kershaw now leads the National League in wins, ERA, and strikeouts. Is the award his?
Authors Note: This article originally appeared at Mike Silva’s NYBaseballDigest.com
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’ [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]