Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. SCOUT Leaderboards for the Atlantic League
2. Unhelpful Video: Andy Marte Pitching Once
SCOUT Leaderboards for the Atlantic League
For four consecutive years between 2003 and -06, Atlanta third-base prospect Andy Marte appeared on Baseball America’s top-100 prospect list —...
Today the Indians got their man, in the form of a shiny new four-year $56 million contract to secure the services of Nick Swisher.
Swisher is known to most for his ebullient and outgoing nature both in the clubhouse and with fans.
But to me, he’s most known as Dandy Marte’s lone strikeout victim in a career of otherwise spectacular failure. Marte (née Andy) was once touted...
Matt LaPorta, the slugger who hits with power and consistency in AAA, is currently with the Indians but not getting a real chance. They are many of us who feel that he is better than Shelley Duncan at the plate and in the field.
Brandon Phillips is an all star player that the Indians gave up on too soon. Andy Marte is the forever promising third baseman, who the Braves were smart...
Congratulations to Joe in Wooster for winning yesterday’s contest and the Tribe prize pack. Strange, no votes for Chisenhall yesterday. A few for Andy Marte though.
In case you’re new to the contest, here’s how it works-
Every weekday from now until Christmas Eve, we will give away a Cleveland themed prize. To enter, you need only to respond in the comment section in the appropriate...
Pirates’ players and friends in Sunday’s winter league action:
Caribes de Anzoategui 2, Tigres de Aragua 1
Wil Ledezma took the loss as Los Caribes broke a 1-1 tie with a 7th inning home run. Ledezma also gave up a single in the 6th, but promptly picked that runner off base. LF Jorge Cortes had 2 hits in the game, including an RBI single in the...
Looking at some Pirates’ players and friends in Winter League play.
Aguilas Cibaenas 8, Leones del Escogido 1
Los Aguilas put up 5 runs in the 3rd inning and 3 more in the 4th. A 3-run homer aided Los Aguilas in the 3rd, and a triple brought in two of the runs in the 4th. Los Leones’ only run came on a solo homer in the bottom of the 3rd. 3B Andy...
After the Caribbean leagues took their usual Sunday off, they’re back in action, with a few Pirates’ players and friends:
Leones del Escogido 3, Gigantes del Cibao 2
Starling Marte started this game in center field for Los Leones. Los Gigantes scored two runs, both coming in on RBI singles up the middle, which Marte handled. Marte made the third out...
Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Winter League action:
Gigantes del Cibao 6, Toros del Este 5
A bottom-of-the-9th rally by Los Toros was not enough to catch Los Gigantes. A single, a fielding error, and a walk loaded the bases with no outs for Los Toros. A grounder to third let one run come in, but forced out the runner trying to move...