Ian Desmond

If nothing else, the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners remind us that most voters probably don’t actually watch much baseball.  If they did, Derek Jeter would not have taken home the award in 2010.  If Rawlings has accomplished anything, it’s that they have got one thing right.   The additional step of naming finalists for [...]

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Ok, to be fair, what I’m about to lay on you folks isn’t a perfect equal and opposite of the TOOTBLAN, because the TOOTBLAN specifically does not incorporate caught stealing – but I’m going to use it in this case because I think the theory behind it still applies… How can a Major League Manager [...]

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Remember NBA Jam?  Whenever a player got going, put together a streak of baskets, was getting hot… you know where I’m going here. The game would spit out its famous line “HE’S HEATING UP!!!” Well, somewhat quietly, Albert Pujols has begun to (if not already has) put the opening slump of his 2011 season behind [...]

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