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Friday, December 19, 2014

Baseball

Ichiro: Chicks Dig the Infield Hit

He may not come off that way, but Ichiro Suzuki actually is a pretty humorous dude. He jokes around with Griffey in the clubhouse and raps each year to pump up the AL All-Star team. He also speaks pretty good English and got off this classic quote regarding his slap-hitting style: “Chicks who dig home…Read More

When’s Frankie Rodriguez Hitting the DL?

When it rains, it pours. That’s definitely the case for the 2009 Mets. I joked with a friend who’s a big Mets fan recently that all they needed was Johan and Frankie to go down to complete the injury circle. Now all I have to say is there’s still about five weeks left for K-Rod…Read More

Joe Mauer Is the MVP, End of Story.

I was enjoying what was truly a lovely evening (yes, that included a trip to the Olive Garden and some odds-on cotton panties), up until I came across a headline that just fouled up my entire mood. From Jeff Fletcher at FanHouse, who should fly to Minnesota next time he wants to get quotes about…Read More

The .300 Club Angels Roll Along

The Angels may have swapped out Maicer Izturis for Howie Kendrick at second base on Wednesday night, but the .300 club still had a strong showing. Entering the game, every Angel starter except Kendrick had an average of .300 or better. By the end of the game, catcher Mike Napoli’s average had dropped below .300…Read More

Cliff Lee Is This Year’s CC Sabathia, Only Better

Last year the reigning AL Cy Young winner, CC Sabathia, was traded by the Indians prior to the trade deadline. CC performed magnificently, going 11-2 with seven complete games in 17 starts for the Brewers, frequently pitching on three days rest towards the end of the season. Sabathia posted a 1.65 ERA with a 1.00…Read More

Mark Reynolds Receives His Golden Sombrero Crown from Cliff Lee

The LBS Golden Sombrero Club is beginning to discriminate in terms of membership. Garrett Jones of the Pirates takes one last week against the Rockies, the LBS presses are not halted. Hank Blalock was lucky to have slipped between the cracks last week too. But Mark Reynolds, possibly the hottest hitter in baseball, getting crowned…Read More

Ryan Zimmerman: Strasburg’s Leverage Will Never be Higher

Last week we had a similar story where Vernon Davis was telling Michael Crabtree to take what he can get from the 49ers and get his butt into camp. I backed Crabtree in that case because football’s different from baseball — players generally are better when they’re younger because they’ve sustained less injuries. Couple that…Read More

Adrian Beltre on DL with Testicle Injury

Between Nicklas Lidstrom and Felix Pie, we’ve seen athletes get ensnared in some serious testicle issues lately. With these other guys maybe it was a fluke injury, but with Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre, there really isn’t anyone to blame for the injury other than himself. Despite playing the hot corner and dealing with balls…Read More

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