National League

As part of the great organization of bloggers that we are happily a founding member of, the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, I’m happy to submit the following ballot for the BBA’s 2011 All-Star balloting: Catcher National League – Brian McCann, Atlanta American League – Alex Avila, Detroit I’m sure the McCann pick will anger our three [...]

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After intense negotiations, Justin from the That Ball’s Outta Here blog were able to come to an agreement to trade quick-fire questions about each other’s favorite ballclubs.  There were players to be named later and undisclosed sums of cash involved.  Don’t worry about that, just prepare to read about the Phillies… PH8: The Phillies have [...]

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All-Star Voting Guide

by on June 15, 2011 · 4 comments

I am declaring myself the Medium High Emperor of All-Star Game Voting.  Why?  Why not?  Nobody else has declared themselves “Medium High Emperor”, have they?  Besides, it sounds good, and I think it will look great on my updated resume.  There are no actual responsibilities or powers that come with the title, but it should be enough [...]

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Following the weekend that shall no longer be named, suffering a sweep at the hands of the Reds in Cincinnati that was really making me rethink this post – or, more specifically, my assertion that the 2011 Cardinals were much different than the 2010 version. No sooner had the Cards finished rolling over for the [...]

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In honor of quite possibly the strangest start to any baseball season I can remember, every match-up in Week 1 of the PH8 League is close heading into the weekend. How close mind you? Each of the five pairings only has a two-point swing, setting up for some potential crazy moves come Sunday (or that [...]

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I’m big on the Giants.  Yep, I’m HUGE on the Giants.  Giants Dodgers Padres Rockies Diamondbacks  They’ve got a full year of Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, and they’ve got some potential breakthrough talent (Brandon Belt).  Even if Huff drops off a bit this year, they still have the makings of a 95-win team in that [...]

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Tony over at MLB Blog Buzz sent an e-mail yesterday asking for submissions for a group Power Ranking project they’re working on, so naturally Dennis and I were happy to oblige. Once I got into ranking the teams, I realized that outside of the top five and bottom five, doing this during the preseason is [...]

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Ron Santo and the HOF

by on December 3, 2010 · 1 comment

This isn’t a snarky post about the Cubs, and I hope that everybody understands that my snide remarks are all in fun (except maybe for the ones about Zambrano).  I do have an appreciation for the rivalry’s history, and I rank it right up there with Celtics – Lakers, Coke – Pepsi, ND – USC, and Red [...]

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The Not-so-hot Stove

by on November 23, 2010 · 2 comments

I don’t claim to know any more or less about baseball, cars, or string theory (okay, well maybe string theory) than anybody else.  However, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express several times, so I think that qualifies me to make some wild guesses about what is going to happen over the next few [...]

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  Within hours of the Cardinals signing Jake Westbrook to a 2 year contract with a mutual option for a 3rd year, much has already been said and written about the deal itself.  If you spend enough time searching the blogosphere, you’ll find that the reactions cover the spectrum, and it’s very much a “Goldie [...]

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