Hunter Golden collects all the GM Meeting rumors and puts them in a nice, bright bucket. Then eats them. Alive.
The Advanced Scout pores over statistics of the California Penal League and analyzes the Cleveland Indians
The Advanced Scout starts pounding Sam Adams Imperial Whites and analyzes the Cleveland Indians. Hic.
The natural answer to that question would be, “If healthy, Sizemore is a great fit on any club.” Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald speculates that Grady Sizemore might be worth a look for the Sox on a one or two year deal that included a low base salary plus incentives and maybe a player option. [...]
And I know that “game-calling” skills may be overrated. But in the case of Beckett, I prefer Varitek to be behind the plate, rather than Kottaras. No disrespect to Georgie boy, but I like when the calm, collective, intelligent mind of Tek is calling the shots while Beckett is on the hill. Could be just a personal preference I guess. But we will all agree, I’m sure, that nobody knows Beckett like Tek does.
Victor Martinez should get back on track upon returning from injury. Martinez may not be a great catcher, but he actually has value outside of the batters box, unlike Hafner. I expect good things out of Martinez this season, maybe not great things, but good. Shoppach will handle some of the duties behind the plate as well, which will help Victor stay rested.
If Carlos Santana can make his way up to the big leagues this season, Victor could basically stay at first, and Shoppach could be moved for another piece, since they will need something, somewhere, eventually…
Kenny Lofton may be 40 years old but he is playing like a 25 year old superstar in the playoffs spark plugging the Cleveland Indians lineup. Lofton hit his first ALCS homerun, a two run shot, off of Daisuke Matsuzaka in the second inning and Cleveland never let the lead up as the Tribe also [...]
David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez set the pace for the Red Sox offense who reached base a combined 10 times and Josh Beckett earned the win pitching for 6 innings with seven strikeouts beating the Cleveland Indians 10-3. Ortiz was 2-2 with two walks and Ramirez was 2-2 with three RBIs and three walks as [...]
Here we stand, on the date of October 10, two days before the first pitch of the 2007 American League Championship Series. Here we stood, on the date of March 31, two days before the first pitch of the 2007 baseball season. On March 31, we had no way of knowing I’d be typing the [...]