Category Archives: 2017 Baseball

AL Wild Wild card race

The Yankee’s did enough at the trade deadline that most figured they would not only handily win a wild card spot but overtake the Boston Red Sox and win the AL East outright.  They started out that way proving the few skeptics (me) wrong and the majority correct.  Several games after the big trades the …

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The Chris Taylor team

We like to think that what Chris Taylor is doing this year is kind of unique but is it? Seems like every team in baseball has a player who is doing things he’s never done before.  I decided to run through the league to see if I could build a team of Chris Taylors. This …

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Befuddled Giants

Last year around this time the Giants were in first place and the Dodgers were for the first time having to confront a rotation without Clayton Kershaw. Things didn’t look good and I even said they didn’t look good. Jon Weisman said no problem, and we know who was right last summer. The Giants went …

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What is Dee Gordon?

It has been 2 1/2 years since the Dee Gordon trade that had all sorts of moving parts. Over those three years, we have won the trade several times, lost the trade several times, and even now,  have to wonder just who is Dee Gordon? Is he the batting champion of 2015?  His first year …

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A season of WTF

Besides the Dodgers doing their best imitation of the 1927 Yankees this year has been full of bizarre offensive seasons from players either long given up or simply far exceeding expectations from what had been their previous norms. This is like the 2004 Beltre season but from a baker’s dozen. It won’t include players like Aaron …

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This is how you lose five of six with an ERA of 1.50

Joe Davis was wondering how the Cardinals could be losers of five of their last six games when the rotation had an ERA of 1.50.  Which made me wonder. This is how: May 16th – Lose to Boston 6  – 3. Lance Lynn starts, gives up only  two earned runs but four total runs. The …

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MLB surprises on May 8th

We are now six weeks into the season and some huge surprises continue to dominate the baseball landscape. You would have to be living under a baseball rock to not know that Ryan Zimmerman has emerged from his three-year cocoon to become the spring butterfly of 2017 major league baseball.  Zimmerman has a ton of …

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Ryan Zimmerman owns April

Last year Ryan Zimmerman looked like a 1st baseman who needed to find a bench. He was the weakest link on the Nationals but his manager continued to bat him 4th or 5th in the lineup. Does that sound familiar? Fast forward to May 1st, 2017, and you will find that Ryan Zimmerman just had …

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MLB Weekly Notes 4/23/17

The Rockies swept the Giants and are now 13 – 6 to top the NL West. Conversely, the Giants are 6 – 13 and sit at the bottom of the NL West. The Rockies didn’t just sweep the Giants they shut them down. The Giants were shut out on Sunday and scored only eight runs …

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Meanwhile

While Rich Hill tries to figure out how to pitch effectively with a constant blister, Jharel Cotton, Frankie Montas, and Chase De Jong all pitched in the same game last night with solid to excellent results. Cotton started and got eighteen outs, something not that unusual for him. In four starts this year he has …

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