Cypress' David Fletcher rising through Angels farm system, appreciates David Eckstein comparisons

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – When shortstop David Fletcher was growing up Southern California, his favorite player was David Eckstein. Now, you can’t ask anyone around the Angels farm system about Fletcher without hearing Eckstein’s name. “He’s like...
Via The OC Register
November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Game 113 Recap: Cubs 4 Cardinals 3

If there were a time capsule that required an item to explain “Cubs versus Cardinals” for future generations, this one might be placed in there alongside some game where David Eckstein did something scrappy and annoying. Top Play (WPA): In general, this game was incredibly painful to watch, but in a good way. Is that possible? […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

David Eckstein is the Ultimate Password

It feels fitting that the password Chris Correa used to hack the Astros database would be something like “ECKSTEIN123”. If there is a player, that would be the exception to metrics, it would be David Eckstein. Hell, even Eckstein himself is self deprecating about his playing career. Middle infielders who are 5’6” and 160 pounds soaking wet, […]
Via Baseball Essential
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

5-Tool Podcast Ep. 5: Hall of Fame Talk with Calcaterra and Sarris

On the fifth installment of the 5-Tool Podcast (@5ToolPodcast), hosts Nick Hamelin (@NickHamelin) and Jeff Snider (@snidog) talked with Eno Sarris (@enosarris) of FanGraphs and Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) of NBC Sports about yesterday’s Hall of Fame announcement. Among the topics discussed: David Eckstein‘s two Hall of Fame votes, and the fact that he is done […]
Via Baseball Essential
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2016: David Eckstein

DAVID ECKSTEIN First Year on Ballot PLAYING CAREER: Anaheim Angels (2001–2004), St. Louis Cardinals (2005–2007), Toronto Blue Jays (2008), Arizona Diamondbacks (2008) and San Diego Padres (2009–2010) ACHIEVEMENTS: Lifetime .280 average batting average. Two-time All-Star (2005 and 2006). Two-time World Series champion (2002 and 2006). 2006 World Series Most Valuable Player....
Via Hall of Very Good
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Parks and Recreation’s’ Sabermetric Law Firm Added More Partners

Baseball nerds, gather quickly! Dear leader Mike Schur, masterful co-creator of “Parks and Recreation,” has tinkered with his brilliant sabermetric law firm once more. As you can see from the above image, Schur threw in additional partners (more advanced metrics and heart) to make the premier legal team in Pawnee, Indiana even more of a powerhouse. It’s just a damn shame wRC...
Via Busted Coverage
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Rasmus preparing to be a starting pitcher, David Eckstein reads mean blog posts about himself

The October 16th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Cory Rasmus preparing to be a starting pitcher, David Eckstein reads mean blog posts about himself and much more… The Story: Cory Rasmus is preparing to be a full-time starter.The Monkey Says: This appears to be his choice as the Angels haven’t told him what to do one way or the other. They...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch scrappy David Eckstein read mean blog posts written about him

Ever since Jimmy Kimmel started having celebrities periodically read mean tweets they received, a slew of other shows and websites have stolen that idea. MLB Fan Cave, however, took things to another level by having retired infielder and scrappy player extraordinaire, David Eckstein, read mean sports blog posts about himself. Eckstein, who played for five teams over 10 seasons and...
Via FOX Sports
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Eckstein reads mean blog posts about himself

Former Angels and Cardinals middle infielder David Eckstein was one of the most polarizing players in baseball during his career. Some trashed him for being a mediocre (if that) player, while others lauded his scrappiness and grit. Eckstein took it all in stride over the years, and stars in this MLB Fan Cave video where he reads mean blog posts about himself. Any video that quotes...
Via The Outside Corner
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

PTI’s Tuesday Stat Boy? David Eckstein

Since Tony Reali left PTI for a role with Good Morning America, the show has been experimenting with various people in the Stat Boy role. On Tuesday, the most appropriate fill-in for Stat Boy showed up – the ultra scrappy and gritty David Eckstein – the archenemy of analytics fans everywhere. Reali was good in the role, but Eckstein will scrap and grit his way to bring PTI to...
Via Awful Announcing
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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