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I think Ubaldo Jimenez will start for the NL. I know he has been beat up a little recently but, he has the stats right now.
For the AL it is a toss up between CC Sabathia or Cliff Lee. A lot of people are on the Lee train right now because of all the trade rumors etc.
What are your thoughts?
What would have happened if Lee was the lone ASG representative for the Mariners? Would they have to find a new Mariner to add on the club? Would Lee still represent the Mariners even though his new club was the Rangers? or would Bud just let that every club must be represented in the ASG rule slide?
I think this happened a few years ago but cant remember which All Star was dealt before the ASG
Anyone see this? Johnny Mac was a very popular player when he was with the Indians. What a great tribute to his father on Father's Day...He never hits HRs and his first game back at his father's death and he hits a HR...makes you wonder about angels looking over you, eh? :)
Right now the two leading pitchers in the MLB for complete games for the season so far are Halladay (7) and Lee (4). Do you think this will have an impact on these players next year. This can cause for high pitch count and extended innings. Just curious since Lee is all over with trade rumors.
Video (doesn't show the actual fall)
Sounds like he's going to live, but my goodness, what a scary situation. Hopefully he comes out of this alright. :(
Two guys, arguably the best pitcher and best hitter of their generation, who would generally be first-ballot no-doubters, have been accused of PED use -- accusations which are widely believed by the media and public.
Assuming that neither guy admits to anything, and no further evidence shows up, when do you think they'll get in? Ever? The poll question is about just that, but feel free to weigh in on what you would do if you were a voter, what you think of the accusations, what you think of...
So, I'll start with a discussion of OFers. Assuming that 3 of these four become the starters..., who else should make it?:
1. Ichiro Suzuki Mariners 1,231,950
2. Carl Crawford Rays 1,123,132
3. Nelson Cruz Rangers 1,093,099
4. Josh Hamilton Rangers 1,006,364 (probably he takes third)
5th place Swisher is down at 800k, so his vote total is unimportant unless there's a huge surge.
what an odd baseball season. teams are excelling with replacement players left and right and there's a sense at this point that things are settling down: that there is nothing unusual about this with an exception here and there.
an example of an exception: the kansas city royals are number 2 in team batting. as sterling would say, who would've thunk it? not me.
all of which leads me to the conclusion that the baseball gods work in mysterious ways. end of nonsense.:D ...for now..
According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. I guess the Yankees don't have the highest paid reliever in baseball anymore...
Fredi and two coaches canned by Loria. Edwin Rodriguez named interim skipper.
Does anyone know where I can find the current interleague standings records for the AL vs. NL?
... and how would she be received? Worse than Jackie Robinson?
Singleton and Kay were discussing this burning issue on the YES broadcast just now ... :eek:
This seems ridiculous, but hey...stranger things have happened. He's at 265 wins right now, 35 away from 300. If he only wins 5 more games the rest of the season, he'd finish the year 30 wins away from 300 at age 47.
Is it conceivable that Jamie Moyer could pitch until age 50, win an average of 10 games a year and crack the mythical number?
The Pittsburgh Pirates are down a pierogi.
The team fired one of the people who races in the dumpling-shaped costumes because he criticized the contract extensions given to general manager Neal Huntington and manager John Russell on his Facebook page.
I have a voucher good for 2 baseline reserve tickets to any 2010 Diamondbacks regular season home game (except Yankees) that I would like to trade for 2 Mets/Tigers tickets for this week's series. Any game, any seats. If interested please get in contact with me asap. Thanks!
Now has a sub 1 ERA in 9 games started. Also has a No No
This guy is absolutely unreal. Upstaging Greinke's early 09. Pitching at Coors field, and he has only given up one homer in 63 innings. He is just that hard to hit home runs off of. Imagine if he didn't walk people?
At the age of 20:
.295/.422/.568/.991 164 OPS+
Mel Ott, A-Rod, Ted Williams, Al Kaline, Frank Robinson, and Mickey Mantle are the only ones to post an OPS over .900 at the age of 20.
So the question is...how good will he be at the age of 25?
Um, is it just me, or does R.J. Anderson routinely get away with saying ridiculous ʃhit? His recent article on Cano was caca. (the comments that go with it point out the many reasons why: Cano's pulling of the ball, qualitative analysis/scouting, Cano's career BABIP, his career BA at the major league level, etc.)
and this paragraph from his April ERA Rarity article made me spit out my Special K w/ Strawberries:
Also seems to constantly overlook things that even I know... Doesn't...
I was just looking at Roy Halladay's career numbers earlier today, and I can't imagine him having the credentials to make the HOF unless he can keep this up for 4-6 more years.
He is perceived to be one of the best pitchers in the game, which I completely agree with. His numbers are falling a little short for the HOF voters though.
He is entering his age 32 season and he only has 131 wins with a career 3.52 ERA and 1287 K's in roughly 1800 innings. He has 1 Cy Young award and has finished...
So... obviously we are not yet at the midpoint of the year, and the following question can be perhaps best resolved by looking at wOBA against and comparing objectively to past numbers, but man... there are some low ERAs in baseball right now, especially in the NL:
The NL currently features 18 starting pitchers with an ERA under 3, and half of those with ERAs under 2.5.
The AL features 7 with ERAs under 3, our beloved Phil Use recently sending his ERA above the watermark.
Pretty simple. I'm 3000% behind reversing the call, but I want to see your thoughts. I know the ESPN poll turned up results roughly 75% in favor of reversing the call.
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