In 1989, David Lamb spent the summer rambling around the U.S. in his RV, watching minor league baseball games as he traveled. A couple years later, he published a book, Stolen Season, about his journey. Lamb caught up with Ron Washington in Tucson, where the future Rangers manager was playing shortstop, mostly, for the Houston […]
As Fantasy owners we have been complaining all season about one of three things. Players who are off to slow starts (Albert Pujols, Jose Bautista), injuries (Jacoby Ellsbury, Chris Carpenter, Carl Crawford), and the weekly merry-go-round that has been the closer situation throughout baseball (half the league). This week however, we are starting to get […]
Hasta siempre â€œCarraoâ€ Bracho. (The former venezuelan pitcher JosÃ© Carrao Bracho passed away at 82).
Lo recuerdo con el uniforme anaranjado de las Ãguilas del Zulia en un juego dominical por la maÃ±ana. En esa Ã©poca trabajaba como relevista y en esas labores consiguiÃ³ su triunfo 109 que lo ubica como el pitcher con mÃ¡s victorias en la Liga Venezolana de BÃ©isbol Profesional. Â Nunca supe el porque de su apodo. […]
Â Â In articles like this, many websites provide readers with the best overall prospects at any given position, but the intention here is to focus on those prospects that are most likely to provide a significant fantasy impact in the â€™11 season; thus, a guy like Aâ€™s prospect Jemile Weeks â€“ who is currently […]
With roughly six weeks remaining in the 2010 season there are a number of bloggers, writers, and analysts that have started looking ahead to the offseason. While the writing itself hasnâ€™t actually begun yet, Iâ€™ll admit Iâ€™ve started thinking ahead to the format I hope to encapsulate my year-end thoughts within. Of course, the seasonâ€™s […]
Remember a couple of months ago when Stephen Strasburg was ready to advance to the majors? The anticipation was as high as ever before: Nationals Stadium was sold out within hours of the announced date of his debut. It seemed as though the world of the Washington Nationals was waiting for the future to thrust […]
CÃ©sar GutiÃ©rrez bateÃ³ de 7-7 el 21 de junio de 1970. A cuarenta aÃ±os de siete inspiraciones. (Forty years ago Cesar Gutierrez hit 7-7 in an MLB game)
Mientras observaba el juego desde la cueva de los Tigres, CÃ©sar GutiÃ©rrez ajustaba los cordeles de su guante. Un fuerte olor de alcanfor lo transportÃ³ por un momento al otoÃ±o de 1969. Estaba preparando su equipaje para regresar a Venezuela. HabÃa terminado la temporada en AAA con el Phoenix de los Gigantes de San Francisco. En ese momento llamÃ³ el gerente general de los Gigantes. â€œFuiste vendido a los Tigres de Detroit. Quieren que viajes allÃ¡ cuanto antesâ€.
“Minor Happenings” is a weekly column which covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that […]