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A Portrait of Ron Washington in 1989, at the End of His Playing Career

September 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Clearing The Bases

May 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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 “Carrao” Bracho. (The former venezuelan pitcher José Carrao Bracho passed away at 82).

June 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Lo recuerdo con el uniforme anaranjado de las Águilas del Zulia en un juego dominical por la mañana. En esa época trabajaba como relevista y en esas labores consiguió su triunfo 109 que lo ubica como el pitcher con más victorias en la Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional.  Nunca supe el porque de su apodo. […]

Fantasy Baseball Outlook: Top Five 2B Prospects For 2011

January 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

    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 ’11 season; thus, a guy like A’s prospect Jemile Weeks – who is currently […]

Dickey, Wakefield, and the Not-So-Lost-But-Sorta-Lost Art of the Knuckleball

August 19, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

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 hasn’t actually begun yet, I’ll admit I’ve started thinking ahead to the format I hope to encapsulate my year-end thoughts within. Of course, the season’s […]

The Yankees’ future is grid-locked

August 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

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 […]

César Gutiérrez bateó de 7-7 el 21 de junio de 1970. A cuarenta años de siete inspiraciones. (Forty years ago Cesar Gutierrez hit 7-7 in an MLB game)

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Mientras observaba el juego desde la cueva de los Tigres, César Gutiérrez ajustaba los cordeles de su guante. Un fuerte olor de alcanfor lo transportó por un momento al otoño de 1969. Estaba preparando su equipaje para regresar a Venezuela. Había terminado la temporada en AAA con el Phoenix de los Gigantes de San Francisco. En ese momento llamó el gerente general de los Gigantes. “Fuiste vendido a los Tigres de Detroit. Quieren que viajes allá cuanto antes”.

Minor Happenings: Santana Shines In AAA Debut

April 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“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 […]