Last night Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny), formerly of ESPN and currently at MLB Network tweeted out his rules for fixing the Mets. Aside from being a fan of his, I found these rules to be interesting and agreed with most, if not all of them. So I decided I’d pass them along to you guys with some thoughts of my own. Rule #1 to rebuild Mets. No league average free agents. That includes pitchers.. — Brian […]
In a stunning move on Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers traded first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers in exchange for second baseman Ian Kinsler. Tigers are sending $30 million to Texas along with Fielder and the deal is pending the waiving of no-trade clauses and physicals. Fielder, 29, is only two years into his $214 million mega deal he signed with the Tigers before the 2012 season. He gave the Tigers some bang […]
An interesting tweet from Mike Puma of the New York Post who said the Mets believed they could get Peralta on a two-year deal: “Mets dealing with “sticker shock” on free agents. Thought they could get Peralta on a two-year deal, but he wants at least three years.” On November 11 I actually used the same term to describe recent statements and actions by the Mets front office: “My guess is that Sandy is suffering […]
Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates were named American and National League Most Valuable Players tonight by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cabrera finished with 385 points, while Mike Trout got five first-place votes and 282 points. Baltimore’s first baseman Chris Davis, who led the majors with 53 homers and 138 RBIs, was third. Cabrera, 30, is the first American Leaguer to win back-to-back MVPs since Frank Thomas in 1993 […]
Everybody loves a home run slugger. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of watching batters with pop in their bats blast the ball out of the park whenever they step to the plate. Yet, in the post steroid baseball era, consistent home run sluggers, guys that can be counted on to hit thirty or more home runs year after year, is diminishing. Soaring individual home run totals were a rarity in 2013. Only two major league sluggers, Chris Davis […]
After introducing new manager Brad Ausmus to the press on Sunday, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told reporters that the club will not make any qualifying offers to players eligible for free agency, including All Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta. It means that any team can now pursue Peralta without worrying about draft pick compensation. Although Peralta had a very solid season in 2013, the Tigers have made it clear that Jose Iglesias is their shortstop of the future, and […]
You don’t need me to tell you that pitching is what wins in baseball these days. However, the extent that pitching dominates the game may come as a bit of a surprise. The top-10 pitching staffs in terms of team ERA finished with an average record of 92-70 while the teams at the bottom combined to average a 74-88 record. The last time that a team won the World Series after finishing above the league […]
Ken Davidoff of the NY Post writes that Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta will head a new wave of available players that he refers to as “Biogenesis free agents.” With regard to Peralta, Davidoff speculates that both the Yankees and Mets will be paying attention to him and if they aren’t, they should be. What makes Peralta and his fellow Biogenesis free agent Nelson Cruz so intriguing is this: Biogenesis shut down before the 2013 season […]
Matt Harvey (# 2) and David Wright (# 13) are among the top 20 selling jerseys in a list released by Major League Baseball. The list which follows, is based on MLB jersey sales since the All-Star break. Top 20 Selling Jerseys 1. Mariano Rivera, Yankees 2. Matt Harvey, Mets 3. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers 4. Manny Machado, Orioles 5. Buster Posey, Giants 6. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers 7. Yadier Molina, Cardinals 8. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates 9. […]
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