MLB: The Yankees’ Gary Sanchez “Problem”

If you didn’t catch it on Friday night, Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi called out Gary Sanchez for his high number of passed balls this season.   A team that is fumbling its way over the past few months of the season has found its scapegoat:  A young catcher who is allowing, on average, one passed ball per week.  It is important to note that one passed ball per week is…

August 5, 2017
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MLB: The Career of Adrian Beltre

Mike Schmidt.   No third baseman in the history of baseball can quite compare to what Schmidt did in his career for the Philadelphia Phillies.  He is the only third baseman in history to amass over 100 career WAR.  He led the National League in home runs eight times, runs batted in four times, OPS five times, and OPS+ six times, including five seasons in a row.   Sometimes, we…

July 30, 2017
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MLB: Trade Deadline Primer

“Why don’t we trade these five prospects that are meaningless to me for Mike Trout?” Through all of my years on the Internet, nothing has ever amused me more than some of the trade proposals that are thrown out there by fans, thinking that 500 pieces of an old Yugo can be traded in for a Rolls Royce. As a fan of the sport, I love to think up many…

July 24, 2017
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MLB: Second Half Outlook

I know the players probably love the 4-day All-Star Break, but I hate it.  Of course, I hated the 3-day All-Star Break.   I could go for no All-Star Break at all, actually – while understanding that the Player’s Union would never accept that. I loved the Home Run Derby this year.   It was fun to see some of the young stars shine a bit, and have fun with…

July 13, 2017
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