The Greatest Worst Outing of All-Time

Time Wakefield & the Greatest Worst Outing in Red Sox History With the Boston Red Sox trying to stave off elimination against the Houston Astros, most Red Sox fans are asking the same question, "why not?" Why not think the Red Sox can rip off three straight to upset the Astros? It is the same [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|MLB|Comments Off on The Greatest Worst Outing of All-Time

Kershaw Cannot Stay Healthy; Reality in the World of Projections

How Valuable is a No. 1 Starter Who Cannot Stay Healthy? Baseball teams are built with a solid foundation. That solid foundation is the No. 1 starter. If you have a reliable No. 1 starter then you can work your way down the rotation filling holes as needed. Rare is the year when a team [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|MLB|Comments Off on Kershaw Cannot Stay Healthy; Reality in the World of Projections

Nothing About Extra Inning Baseball Needs to Change

Extra Inning Baseball Can be Brutal, but is Always Baseball, Always Beautiful On Saturday July 15th, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox played an extra inning baseball game that lasted 16 innings. It seemed like every pitcher had his best stuff and it was just an off night for the bats. Even Doug [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on Nothing About Extra Inning Baseball Needs to Change

The Most Important Overlooked Pitcher on the Red Sox? Joe Kelly

The Key to the Red Sox Season Might be... Joe Kelly Joe Kelly might be the most maddening pitcher in all of baseball. The former starter now turned reliever has Aroldis Chapman type velocity on his fastball, but loves to use his breaking ball in pivotal situations. Most recently he allowed a two-run home run [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|MLB|Comments Off on The Most Important Overlooked Pitcher on the Red Sox? Joe Kelly

The Best Hour and a Half in MLB All-Star Game History

Ted Williams & Pedro Martinez Provided the Two Greatest Moments in MLB All-Star Game History With the MLB All-Star game taking place tonight down in Miami Florida, all of the players and all of the commentators will talk about their favorite MLB All-Star game moments. This is usually a subjective answer with no wrong responses. [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|MLB|Comments Off on The Best Hour and a Half in MLB All-Star Game History

Revisiting the Drew Pomeranz/Anderson Espinoza Trade

Halfway Into 2017, the Pomeranz/Espinoza Trade Is Looking Up President of Operations for the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski, made a startling move at the trading deadline last season; acquiring All-Star Drew Pomeranz for top pitching prospect in the organization, Anderson Espinoza. At the time the move was a head scratcher because Pomeranz was a [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on Revisiting the Drew Pomeranz/Anderson Espinoza Trade

Counterpoint; Yes, Max Scherzer is the Best Pitcher in Baseball

Max Scherzer is Better Than Clayton Kershaw... Easily Baseball is the most quantifiable of all sports. It is why we have regular statistics like ERA, BA, and RBI, and why we also have advanced statistics like ERA+, UZR, and BABIP. Because there are so many different statistics, people can argue over whom is the [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|MLB|Comments Off on Counterpoint; Yes, Max Scherzer is the Best Pitcher in Baseball

Eulogy for a Baseball Play; the Breakup Slide

The Breakup Slide C. 1866-June 23, 2017 Thank you all for coming here today to pay homage to one of the building blocks of good baseball, the Breakup Slide. The Breakup Slide was a noble baseball play. He was said to have been birthed by Bob Addy all the way back in 1866 while part [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on Eulogy for a Baseball Play; the Breakup Slide

Dyson Drops Down a Doozy of a Bunt

Jarrod Dyson's Bunt During Perfect Game Creates Controversy If you have never had the pleasure of watching Jarrod Dyson run around a baseball diamond, take the time to look at this list of his top 10 moments as a Kansas City Royal. The man can flat out fly. Dyson is momentarily once again in the [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on Dyson Drops Down a Doozy of a Bunt

The Buster Posey Rule is Dangerous… for Catchers

The Buster Posey Rule Had Led to A Breakdown in Catchers Protecting Themselves On May 25, 2011, the baseball world started its precipitous slide to improve "player safety." The impetus was Buster Posey getting positively bundled on a collision at the plate by Scott Cousins in an extra inning game. Posey broke his leg and [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on The Buster Posey Rule is Dangerous… for Catchers