Archive for October, 2011

Official Elias Rankings – Reyes, K-Rod, Oswalt, Dotel Among This Offseason’s Type A Class

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Here they are, courtesy of MLBTR. The official Elias rankings for this offseason. The list below includes all unsigned ranked free agents. Type A C.C. Sabathia, Yankees – 95.930 (can opt out) Brandon Phillips, Reds – 91.518 (club option) Albert Pujols, Cardinals – 95.200 Prince Fielder, Brewers – 91.200 C.J. Wilson, Rangers – 90.988 David Ortiz, […]

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Who Will You Blame If The Mets Fail To Sign Reyes?

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Who Will You Blame If The Mets Fail To Sign Reyes?

This morning, Andy Martino of the Daily News broke the stunning news that the Jose Reyes negotiations won’t be quick. A real shocker, huh? This startling revelation made big headlines across the Mets blogosphere and quickly spread like wildfire. Umm, yeah, okay, whatever… While I was pondering the ridiculousness of this morning’s Mets news cycle, […]

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The Shot Heard Round The World…With Bud Selig

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There are many people who believe that playing a full season of games and being successful is harder than winning say, a 5 game series in the LDS. I am one of those people. However, I don’t discount the playoffs. I just think they are designed for great theater and when 8 teams get in, […]

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Freese Frame! Instant Classic Leads To Game 7 Showdown!

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Wow, wow, wow… David Freese homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals forced the World Series to a Game 7 by rallying from two-run deficits against the Texas Rangers in the 9th and 10th on Thursday night. What an incredible game – an instant classic… 25 years […]

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World Series Game 7: Rangers @ Cardinals, 8:05 pm EST Tonight On FOX.

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World Series Game 7: Rangers @ Cardinals, 8:05 pm EST Tonight On FOX.

Wow, what a Game 6! Texas continually took advantage of mistakes by the Cardinals to take a lead, but every time they did, St. Louis stormed back to tie the game up. Then David Freese was able to come up big in the 9th inning with one strike left to send the game into extras, […]

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Mets Haven’t Paid Back $25 Million Dollar Loan From MLB

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Regarding the $25 million dollar loan the Mets received from MLB last offseason, commissioner Bud Selig said the Mets still have not paid back the loan. Selig said he was not worried about getting the money back. “I don’t have any concerns about the Mets, as I’ve told you before,” he said. “They are working on […]

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Red Sox and Yanks In On Beltran

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Red Sox and Yanks In On Beltran

Heyman says Bosox will be in the hunt too… [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/SI_JonHeyman/status/129666887360593921"] Original Post 8:20 PM According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, a Yankees source who participated in the team’s organizational meetings on Wednesday, said that Carlos Beltran’s name came up as the potential replacement for Nick Swisher – whose option may be declined. […]

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From Left Field: Expansion Of Instant Replay Imminent?

An article by posted on October 27, 2011 0 Comments

It seems like MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is finally giving in, albeit slightly. For years, the thought of instant replay in baseball remained just a thought, as Selig and his cronies stressed “human error” as part of the game. Umpires had been making good and bad calls since the game’s inception, so why did the […]

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Introducing: The Hall Of Fame Class Of 1945.

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Introducing: The Hall Of Fame Class Of 1945.

This Hall of Fame class is loaded with nine legendary players that many people wouldn’t consider your “average” Hall of Famer, including: Roger Bresnahan, Dan Brouthers, Fred Clarke, Jimmy Collins, Ed Delahanty, Hugh Duffy, Hugh Jennings, Michael Kelly, and Jim O’Rourke. Haven’t heard of any of those guys? That’s OK- neither did I until I […]

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MetsBlog: Wright To The Phillies?

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Caught this on MetsBlog a few nanoseconds ago along with something about blue walls: In an interview with host Mike Missanelli on 97.5 FM in Philadelphia, ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark said: “The Phillies like David Wright. They have talked about David Wright. Are they really going to be able to make a deal for David Wright? Are […]

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