Baseball Thoughts

Engineering A Miracle

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Engineering A Miracle

On October 16th, 1969 at Shea Stadium, in front of 57,367 hysterical fans the New York Mets wrote the final chapter of what is still today one of the most compelling “rags-to-riches” stories in Major League Baseball history. A team that for the first seven seasons of their existence had been a laughingstock and the […]

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Take Your Pick: Stanton, Trout, or Harper?

An article by posted on August 10, 2012 0 Comments
Take Your Pick: Stanton, Trout, or Harper?

In Major League Baseball, the debate of which young phenom will have the better career is all the rage. These phenoms, of course, are Mike Trout of the Angels and Bryce Harper of the Nationals. Trout, who just turned 21, is the unanimous AL Rookie of the Year and perhaps MVP. He has almost single […]

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Separating the Contenders from the Pretenders In The National League

An article by posted on July 3, 2012 0 Comments
Separating the Contenders from the Pretenders In The National League

With the first half of the season is just about in the books, it’s finally time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. There are four teams that I believe are completely out of the playoff picture (Chicago, San Diego, Colorado, and Houston). All four will be sellers in a few weeks, attempting to unload […]

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All-Star Game Shocker! Pablo Sandoval Beats Out David Wright At Third Base

An article by posted on July 1, 2012 0 Comments
All-Star Game Shocker! Pablo Sandoval Beats Out David Wright At Third Base

In a shocking development, San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval has beaten out David Wright to start at third base for the National League at this year’s All-Star Game in Kansas City. Sandoval has hit .307 with a .366 on-base percentage, .482 slugging percentage, and .848 OPS with six home runs and 25 RBI in 166 at-bats […]

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Dark Cloud Rolling Into Philly?

An article by posted on June 12, 2012 0 Comments
Dark Cloud Rolling Into Philly?

As the 2012 season continues, I am starting to think back to 2009 when many of us tossed everything off our desks and felt defeated after the Phillies acquired Roy Halladay. Fast forward to them “stealing” Cliff Lee, and were pegged the best rotation ever by some. Now, the Phillies are 29-33, sitting in last […]

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MLB Mock Draft 2.0 – Is Gavin Cecchini The Future Mets SS?

An article by posted on May 31, 2012 0 Comments
MLB Mock Draft 2.0 – Is Gavin Cecchini The Future Mets SS?

Last week I put out Version 1.0 of my MLB Mock Drafts. I had the Mets selecting highs chool outfielder Courtney Hawkins with their first pick, 12th overall. Now, I have Hawkins already gone by the time the Mets pick and instead have the Mets drafting High School SS Gavin Cecchini. Cecchini is considered by […]

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Around The League: This Week In Baseball

An article by posted on May 23, 2012 0 Comments
Around The League: This Week In Baseball

Hey all. Fresh from the land of random information that matters to somebody out there, here are some notes from across the MLB in the past week. You might find some of this interesting. Aroldis Chapman may have had the most intriguing last few days of any MLB player – as he was involved in […]

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Making The Right Call At Second Base

An article by posted on May 23, 2012 0 Comments
Making The Right Call At Second Base

A parent recently told me an inspiring story of sportsmanship, from a Flagler Police Athletic League playoff game. It was the bottom of the fourth inning, in the 10-and-under minors division semifinals Wednesday night, at the Flagler County Fairgrounds. The game between the Tigers (coached by Rick Torres) and the Royals (coached by Jay Pigninelli) […]

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An Air Of Old School

An article by posted on May 10, 2012 0 Comments
An Air Of Old School

I know I am a little late on the issue and that most of you really do not want to read anything about Cole Hamels. That is fine by me. I still think he is a goddamn idiot for announcing to the world that he hit Harper on purpose. He basically went out of his […]

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Pitching Is A National Treasure In Washington

An article by posted on May 8, 2012 0 Comments
Pitching Is A National Treasure In Washington

It’s amazing what that Gio Gozalez trade has done for the Washington Nationals. A lot of those who squawked that the Nats gave up too much are eating crow these days. Damn, I wanted the Mets to go after him so bad last Winter. The Nationals were smart in locking him up to a five-year, $42 million dollar contract […]

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