Baseball Thoughts

Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

Well, now here’s a sign the apocalypse is upon us. Pete Rose, baseball’s career-hits leader, is about to host a new reality series. The cameras will follow around Pete and his wife, former TV exercise queen Kiana Kim, to capture the daily doings of the every day couple. It should be as real as the Kardashians […]

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Turning the Hall of Fame Election Into A Witch Hunt

An article by posted on January 7, 2013 0 Comments

This week, I’m expecting to reach my boiling point when it comes to the Hall of Fame and those who vote for it. I’m expecting to see Mike Piazza fall shy of the necessary votes to enter the Hall of Fame, and in my mind – that is a crime against baseball and the fans […]

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2013 Hall of Fame: It Doesn’t Look Good For Mike Piazza

An article by posted on January 5, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Hall of Fame: It Doesn’t Look Good For Mike Piazza

Yesterday, Clayton did a nice job digging up as many Hall of Fame ballots as he could to put together a sneak preview of what we could expect on Wednesday when the BBWAA will announce who will be inducted into Cooperstown. With about 12% of all the ballots in, it looks like Mike Piazza will […]

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The Other Side Of Multi-Year Free Agent Deals

An article by posted on January 3, 2013 0 Comments
The Other Side Of Multi-Year Free Agent Deals

There is this idea that gets floated around every winter that if you do not sign top free agents, you’re punting the off-season or playing (wait for it) “moneyball.” In most instances, a free agent hits the market toward the end of his prime years. You’re purchasing an unknown commodity that is likely overpriced and […]

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MLB’s Top Ten Storylines Of 2012

An article by posted on January 1, 2013 0 Comments
MLB’s Top Ten Storylines Of 2012

With 2012 now in the books, let’s take a look at some of the more interesting and important baseball stories of the year. There were many to choose from, ranging from the feel-good, to the sad, to the historic, to the inane. There are dozens that will fall into the category of being a trivia […]

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Hall Of Fame Ballot Deadline Is Tonight

An article by posted on December 31, 2012 0 Comments
Hall Of Fame Ballot Deadline Is Tonight

Tonight, December 31, is the deadline for all eligible BBWAA voters to submit their Hall of Fame ballots. My own ballot has already been cast and I voted for Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio, Edgar Martinez, Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff, Jack Morris, Don Mattingly and Tim Raines. I know many Met fans will anxiously await the outcome […]

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MMO Mailbag: Twins Willing To Trade?

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Twins Willing To Trade?

With the Mets still on the hunt for an outfield, we received the following e-mail from Phil: I can’t believe the Mets haven’t traded for Josh Willingham yet. After some injury issues he averaged .253/.350/.501 with 64 HRs the last two years. At worst, he’s slightly better defensively than Duda. I kept hearing the Twins would […]

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MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Detroit’s Drew Smyly?

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Detroit’s Drew Smyly?

I received this e-mail from Hitman: What do you think about the possibility of bringing in Drew Smyly of the Tigers? I’ve already touched up previously in a few comments about his great breaking stuff and if you haven’t seen a highlight video of his from the 2012 season on Youtube, watch it. You’ll be […]

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Alderson’s Amazin Plan: A Long And Winding Road

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson’s Amazin Plan: A Long And Winding Road

2012 saw Miguel Cabrera become the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. I wonder if Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has considered trading Cabrera. Surely after putting up numbers like that he could definitely get some good prospects. We had a pitcher once who seemed to be slipping. He was approaching 33, his best years […]

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Dodger-Mania: There Must Have Been Some Magic…

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Dodger-Mania: There Must Have Been Some Magic…

Less than 24 hours after the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to pay free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke $147 million over the next six seasons, they announced that they signed South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million contract. Ryu, 25, was a seven-time All-Star and league most valuable player with the Hanwha Eagles. Over […]

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