Monthly Archives: October 2011

Riding the Hot Hand

I’ve read over and over that Ron Washington has no plans to start Game 4 hero Derek Holland in a possible World Series Game 7, despite the full rest he’ll be afforded by tonight’s rainouts. Washington has made countless questionable … Continue reading

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General Chapter Nails it Again

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance is a little behind in posting award winners, but the final award, the Stan Musial, will be announced on Monday, October 24. The General Chapter has already released its official ballot, and once again, they got … Continue reading

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2011 World Series Picks and Preferences

As I did last year, I asked friends and family to weigh in as to which team they’re rooting for in this year’s World Series and which team they expect to win. I got 19 responses, and a few themes … Continue reading

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General Chapter Tabs Rivera Over Valverde

The General Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, comprised of those of us who don’t write about a specific team, fantasy baseball, or baseball history, has released its ballot for the Goose Gossage Award, which goes to the top reliever … Continue reading

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Final Ballot: Stan the Man

The inscription on Red Schoendienst’s Hall of Fame plaque begins “roommate Stan Musial credited him with ‘greatest pair of hands I’ve ever seen’”. This has nothing at all to do with the Baseball Bloggers Alliance‘s Stan Musial Award. The last … Continue reading

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Verlander in October

Justin Verlander’s Game Scores in October: 48, 62, 43, 51. If you’re into Season Score, Verlander’s “Postseason Score” is 24. Through four regular season starts, Chris Tillman had a Season Score of 34. Brian Duensing’s was 43. Kyle McClellan’s was … Continue reading

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Sizing Up the Brewers and Cardinals

I had intended for this to be a proper NLCS preview, but I didn’t finish the draft I wrote on Saturday night and when I tried to finish it yesterday, it was gone. Not the first time this has happened … Continue reading

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Sizing Up the Rangers and Tigers

The Rangers, somewhat predictably, disposed of the Rays in four games to earn an ALCS date with the Tigers, who, somewhat unpredictably, closed out the Yankees in New York in a tense Game 5. The first ALCS since 2006 without … Continue reading

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Napoli and Young

Mike Napoli and Michael Young have more in common than a uniform and a first name. Each began his career playing a premium defensive position- catcher for Napoli and shortstop for Young. Neither was very good at it- Napoli was … Continue reading

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Tigers, Yankees Ignoring Blueprints

The 2011 Yankees were expected to sneak into the playoffs through the Wild Card door. Boston made all the right offseason moves, while New York was spurned by Cliff Lee and turned to retreads Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, and Russell … Continue reading

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