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Clearing The Bases

May 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On April 10 I wrote at column detailing the closer situation for each team because there had been a few injuries during spring training that took a couple of closers out for the season.  Well a month later half of baseball no longer has the same pitcher closing for them that they planned on to […]

Clearing The Bases

April 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

We always say at draft time don’t overpay for saves, and that piece of advice seems to be especially important this season.  Closers normally take a beating as it is the one spot on a baseball team that is sure to have the biggest turnover year after year.  Not every relief pitcher is capable of […]

Starting With Three Losses: A Historical Perspective of The Olde Towne Team

April 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A long, cold, wet winter that still hasn’t completely transformed into spring here in the Pacific Northwest was made much more palatable by the thought of All-Stars Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Bobby Jenks wearing Boston’s carmine hose for the first time, not to mention veteran reliever Dan Wheeler, who wrapped a 2.36 ERA for […]

Red Sox Acquire Miller, Deal Richardson to Marlins

November 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

From 2004 through 2006 the University of North Carolina boasted a pair of starters that many considered surefire MLB prospects. The MLB Draft came up that June and with the 6th pick in the first round the Detroit Tigers selected left-hander Andrew Miller. Later, with the 28th pick in the first round, the Boston Red […]

Rafael Soriano, Brian Wilson Dominate Goose Gossage Award Voting

October 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For an inaugural vote, it wasn’t much of a contest. Tampa Bay closer Rafael Soriano and San Francisco closer Brian Wilson handily won the Baseball Blogger Alliance’s first-ever Goose Gossage Award, handed out to the best reliever in each league. Soriano and Wilson, besides leading their teams to the postseason, posted numbers that well-distanced themselves […]