WILLIE MONTANEZ: The Hot Dog
On December 8, 1977, the Mets were one of four teams involved in one of the most complex deals in the history of baseball. This was it :
The Mets sent John Milner to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Atlanta Braves sent Willie Montanez to the New York Mets.
The Texas Rangers sent Adrian Devine, Tommy Boggs, and Eddie Miller to the Atlanta Braves.
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I was recently doing research for another piece when I came across the career numbers of three pitchers – Bert Blyleven, Randy Jones and Don Wilson. In particular, I focused on what Blyleven achieved during his 11 seasons in Minnesota, as well as what Jones did in eight years with the Padres and what Wilson accomplished in his nine years with...
College football starts in earnest tonght. Let’s go America.
The Dolphins have always had a problem with the Jets.
Bert Blyleven, for those that don’t know, is a moderately dirty old man.
The best September call ups ever. Chris Parmelee makes the list.
Detroit 7, Chicago 4 – The battle for the AL Central comes down to these two teams.
As Barry Larkin preps his speech for Sunday’s Hall of Fame induction, dozens of the game’s greats have already made their way to Cooperstown.But one guy who won’t be there…Reggie Jackson.Reportedly, Jackson has opted to stay away from the weekend's festivities...and it's probably for the best. You see, "Mr. October" was pretty vocal a couple of weeks...
Reggie Jackson was always known as one of the more outspoken baseball players during his career, and little has changed since he retired. “Mr. October” was the self-proclaimed “straw that stirs the drink,” and he’s still unafraid to speak the truth.
In an excellent interview for Sports Illustrated’s “Where Are They Now?” edition, Jackson opens up on many topics....
Neither Bert Blyleven nor Bert from Sesame Street have much need for pants.
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines
2. Projecting: ZiPS for Kansas City
3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: Minnesota Television
Baltimore With Two More Interesting Acquisitions
New Baltimore GM Dan Duquette has found...
Last year, Bert Blyleven, the former Twins right-hander whose Hall of Fame candidacy was long a cause among the stathead community, got into Cooperstown on his 14th ballot. But was it really a triumph of rational thinking or merely the product of a different kind of irrationality? We revisit what we wrote then and test our hypothesis against the...
Barry Larkin plans to play golf in Florida on Monday morning. Then he'll return to his home in the Orlando area and await the most prized telephone call in baseball.
He is the leading candidate to gain election to baseball Hall of Fame when voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America is announced.
A player needs at least 75 percent to gain election. A 12-time...
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January 07, 2012
Much like last year, I'm going to create my own Hall of Fame ballot, even though I obviously don't get an official vote.My 2011 ballot:Roberto Alomar*Bert Blyleven*Barry LarkinTim RainesAlan Trammell*- 2011 inducteeHere's my 2012 Hall of Fame Ballot (percent of 2011 vote in parenthesis, 75 percent required for election):Jeff Bagwell (41.7)- Bagwell was one of the most...
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On this date in 1980 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Bert Blyleven and catcher Manny Sanguillen to the Cleveland Indians for catcher Gary Alexander and pitchers Victor Cruz, Bob Owchinko and Rafael Vasquez. Blyleven was the key piece to the deal, he was unhappy in Pittsburgh, where he went 34-28 over three seasons while helping them win the 1979 WS. For the Indians he went...