Monthly Archives: August 2011

Does Ichiro Belong in the Hall of Fame?

In 2001 Ichiro came over from Japan and immediately took over the MLB by storm. He doesn’t have power but what he does contribute is amazing. He has incredible speed, gets on base and has an amazing arm. Has he … Continue reading

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Was Barry Bonds Better Then Babe Ruth?

Now I know you must be thinking that Barry Bonds shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same breath as The Babe due to his supposed steroid use. The fact of the matter is though Bonds was never found to have … Continue reading

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Weekly Prospect: Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud came over to the Blue Jays in the trade that sent Roy Halladay to the Phillies. Last year he had an OK season in A+ ball but this year in AA he’s really starting to take off. d’Arnaud … Continue reading

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Appreciating Jim Thome’s Career.

Last night in the 7th inning Jim Thome hit his 600th career home run off Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Daniel Schlereth. That should all but make it a lock on Thome’s hall of fame career. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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Joe Torre = Mark McGwire.

In terms of career WAR at least. Both of have career WARs of 70.8 and I can’t say I wasn’t surprised. I’m only a teenager and not the greatest baseball history buff so when I looked at their career WARs … Continue reading

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Adios Delmon Young.

Today the Twins sent Delmon Young to the Tigers for a minor league pitcher and a PTBNL Delmon Young is awful but I wasn’t expecting him to be traded/non-tendered until after the season. The players the Twins got in return … Continue reading

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Did Trevor Cahill Deserve his Contract Extension?

Last season MLB analysists were talking about Trevor Cahill as a Cy Young candidate for some strange reason. He only had a 2.2 WAR, hardly above replacement level. I assume they were in love with his 18 wins and 2.97 … Continue reading

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Bill Smith Should be Fired.

He is a horrible GM and this season would be a good reason to fire him. Yes the team has been dessimated by injuries and poor pitching but there were moves that Smith could have made this season that would … Continue reading

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Where’s Shane Victorino’s Recognition?

Shane Victorino is having a breakout year and I never see anyone talk about him. He currently has a 5.8 WAR, .227 ISO, .407 wOBA and a 158 wRC+. His  .328 BABIP is slightly above his .304 BABIP but not much … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Franchise Player?

If you can pick one player to start a franchise who would you take? A stud shortstop in Troy Tulowitzki? How about a young outfielder in Justin Upton? In this piece I will take a look at some of the … Continue reading

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