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This morning's rant is for all the owners who took it up the ace on Sunday. It's one thing when your ace is pitching @TEX or @COL but home against Cleveland where David Price gave up 8 ER and 13 baserunners in 5 IP? Ouch. Home against an Ortiz-less Boston offense (RA Dickey - 4.2 IP, 7 ER, 12 baserunners - the first 5 runs coming before an out was recorded)? Damn. Home against the Kansas City Royals (Cole Hamels - 5.2 IP, 8 ER 13 baserunners)? Oof! Home against a Holliday-less Cardinal team at one of the pitching-friendliest parks in baseball (Matt Cain - 3.2IP, 9 ER, 9 baserunners)? C'mon, that's just cruel! For those of you in H2H leagues, consider yourselves lucky. At least these starts are expunged from the record. As for Roto players who own these guys, not much you could do now except turn down the perfunctory 'buy low' trade offers. Price, Hamels and Cain all have great track records so you have to assume these games were anomalies. Dickey...
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Not even a week into the season and the Toronto Blue Jays have a losing record. I can not believe, with all talent in their lineup that the Jays have a 2-4 record.
This past weekend, the Jays played a three game series against the Boston Red Sox.
They lost the first game 6-4. ”We made too many mistakes tonight,” said Jay’s manager, John Gibbons at the post game...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. There is a distinctive structure to the busy clutter that is the office of McKinnis Sports Management.
For agency president Bo McKinnis, its a mix of preparation for an impending office expansion, the looming national tax deadline of clients, an accumulation of correspondence while constantly on the road the past few months, and an avowed packrat mentality that...
The Toronto Blue Jays were the story of baseball’s offseason, acquiring Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and others from the Marlins as well as trading for NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets. The Jays haven’t been to the playoffs since winning consecutive World Series in 1992-93 but were installed as Bovada betting favorites to capture the AL East this season...
R.A. Dickey has pitched just 10.2 innings for the Toronto Blue Jays, and fans are already booing him! He has not been good, there is not doubting that. He has allowed 15 hits, 12 runs, 10 earned runs, 3 homers, walked 6 and struck out 9. His ERA is 8.44, his WHIP sits right under 2 and the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox hit .326. Not for nothing, the Blue Jays offense...
The greatest source of entertainment for Blue Jays fans on Sunday came from this guy.The video footage picks up after the man has already made his way onto the field, and he appears to have every intention to escape by scaling the outfield wall.However, his attempt proves both hilarious and futile, as he is mobbed by security within seconds of reaching the warning track. So close...
Will Middlebrooks hit three home runs, two off NL CY Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, and the Boston Red Sox routed the Toronto Blue Jays 13-0 Sunday.
Middlebrooks went 4 for 5 with four RBIs. He hit two home runs off Dickey, a two-run shot to right in the first inning and a solo drive into the second deck in left in the fifth. He connected again off Dave Bush with a leadoff longball...
Welcome to the first edition of Triple Play, a new weekly column in 2013 that combines three features from last season (Who’s Hot/Who’s Not, Playing the Name Game and Random Thoughts). Look for this column on Mondays or Tuesdays throughout the season. Off we go:
Who’s Hot: Dexter Fowler, Colorado Rockies
While Chris Davis and Justin Upton have gotten tons of headlines –...
The First Pitch:
Fantasy baseball sage Paul Sporer sums up today quite well:
Aces looking more like Jokers today! #nailedit
— Paul Sporer (@sporer) April 8, 2013
Sunday was a day of Aces performing anything like Aces.
Boston 13 Toronto 0
Ace on his face: R.A. Dickey 4 2/3 IP 10 hits, 8 runs, 7 earned, 2 walks, and 5 Ks. Some might ask, how long has this been going on?
Jeff Chiu / AP
The Giants are playing good baseball against some decent teams.
The Dodgers, Cardinals and Rockies all have had good starts to the season and the Giants have hung in there. I’m not quite sure how.
Starting pitching has been weird – for the most part. Jonathan Sanch- I mean, Tim Lincecum wins his first start despite walking seven guys and Matt Cain allows nine runs...
By Shawn Ramsey
Records through Monday, April 8.
1 Giants 4-3
Tim Lincecum struggled mightily last season. Hopefully Matt Cain wont follow in his steps after getting tagged with nine earned runs right after receiving their World Series rings.
2 Braves 6-1 5
This team has it all: A great lineup led by the Upton brothers paired with a solid pitching staff that has...