Sorry kids, sometimes life gets in the way and I can’t jump in with my two cents right away on big happenings. So instead of 1,000 words of analysis on Zach Britton, here are some quick hitting thoughts and observations. Be sure to chime in with your two cents when you're done reading. Frankly, Britton’s … Continue reading Zach Britton
Month: July 2018
Here’s the thing you need to know about Gary Sanchez. Or Trea Turner or any other player that doesn’t hustle. The concepts of “hard-nosed”, “gritty”, “hustling”, “heart and soul” type players are total bullshit. It’s all just a construct to sell jerseys, player merchandise, radio ads, and newspapers (or clicks and views nowadays) that plays … Continue reading Gary Sanchez
Domingo Acevedo. Your 411:
Here's what you need to know about the Yankees latest prospect call up, Domingo Acevedo: According to scouts, he has a plus fastball, a plus slider, a plus change up and plus command. Oh, and he’s tall. Considering that describes most major league pitchers and most major league prospects, that doesn’t help too much. It’s … Continue reading Domingo Acevedo. Your 411:
Rob Manfred’s Inner Monologue
Inner monologue of MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred: “Hmmm…before I flip another pop tart into the toaster oven, what should I do that’d be ‘work related’? Lemme see: We just had one of the best All-Star games ever. MLB revenues are through the roof. The players are not only better than they’ve ever been, they’re exciting … Continue reading Rob Manfred’s Inner Monologue
See the game last night? Why CLE lost.
Cleveland lost the game in the first inning. Period. Bottom of the first, no out, runner on 2nd, Michael Brantley grounded weakly (presumably intentionally) to the right side, advancing the runner. (“Cue Michael Kay, “He did his job!”) With it, the Indians run expectancy went from 1.06 to .90. Small ball, alive and well in … Continue reading See the game last night? Why CLE lost.
Yanks/Cleveland: Your need to know.
Much of the focus tonight will be on the pitching matchup of Luis Severino vs. Corey Kluber, and rightfully so. In an era of dominant starting pitchers, and in the middle of a season rife with dominant starters, both Severino and Kluber are in the discussion of who’s MLB’s best. They’re both among the league’s … Continue reading Yanks/Cleveland: Your need to know.
Out of left field: “Baseball is Best” edition
Yes. Yes, you’re correct. I have been a little M.I.A. lately, my apologies. My “real job” has taken me away from my fun job lately and I actually haven’t watched a game since…I’m not sure. You see (now as a business owner, I’m going to choose my words carefully), the service I’ve been receiving from … Continue reading Out of left field: “Baseball is Best” edition