Found November 15, 2011 on Batter's Box:
Today's POTD looks at a close call involving rookie left fielder Eric Thames against the Yankees at the Dome September 18 and a chain reaction of events afterwards.The perp - Scott Proctor. ;D The victim - Eric Thames.  His helmet goes flying in front of Yankees catcher Russell Martin......after fouling the ball off his left eye in the seventh inning.Thames tries to focus again with his left peeper.  He would be okay.However, Thames' day was done and David Cooper stepped in to pinch-hit.   He gets ready to toss the bat away after taking ball four on a 3-2 count.Despite only doing 25 percent of the work, Cooper gets credit for the walk as he trots towards first base.Cooper is greeted with a fist bump from first base coach Torey Lovullo.  Yankees first baseman Eric Chavez kicks the infield dirt.Dewayne Wise comes in to pinch-run for Cooper.Wise takes off for second base and would advance on a Proctor wild pitch.  He would be forced out at third on an Edwin Encarnacion ground b...

2011 Positional Review: Pitchers

Buckle up folks, this is going to be a long one. I thought about doing the relievers as a separate post but that would give you the impression that they are more highly regarded than they are. the truth is the best relief prospect is usually no better than the 15th or so Starter prospect, and most of the best major league relievers were not relievers in the minors. So I'll list...

New technique paid dividends for Arencibia

J.P. Arencibia arrived at the Major League level with the reputation of being a blossoming offensive talent. The 25-year-old catcher was known more for his performance in the batter's box than his work behind the plate, but it was a notion he set out to change in 2011.

Report: Blue Jays interested in Rockies P Street

The Toronto Blue Jays may be willing to forgo signing a marquee free-agent closer - and acquire one via trade instead.FOX Sports is reporting that the Blue Jays have inquired about the availability of Colorado Rockies reliever Huston Street. The emergence of Rafael Betancourt as a reliable ninth-inning option has made Street expendable in Denver.Street is owed $7.5 million this season...

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Current Players Semi-Finals - Bautista vs. Ryan

In our next Movember MLB Mustache Madness Current Player Semi-Final, we get an epic slugger versus an epic slappy, but we also get two epic mustaches.  What more could you ask for? Jose Bautista Joey Bats has the power and the power mustache, but is his short-liven flirtation with an upper lip umbrella enough to overtake the long-cultivated crumb catcher of his counterpart...

10 Photos - Jays Vs Yankees

Let's start the week off right!  Today's POTD focuses on the Jays last home game of 2011 against the Evil Empire Sunday, September 18.Brandon Morrow found his form again to blank the Yankees to the tune of eight scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out eight. Adam Lind steps into one in front of the Yankees Canadian catcher, Russell Martin...

Mets After Francisco?

Earlier today, Newsday’s Ken Davidoff reported that the Mets had reached out to Frank Francisco’s agent: “The #Mets met with the representatives for free agent RHP Frank Francisco.” -@KenDavidoff This is a player that I have felt since the beginning of the off-season that the Mets should assuredly target. Back at the start of November I posted the top five free agents...
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