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Vladimir Guerrero and the Best Truly Bad Ball Hitters

Maybe the most painful part of writing about baseball for a living is that your biases — the same biases of which we’re all guilty — are constantly laid bare for everyone to see. Vladimir Guerrero reminded me of that problem most recently. David Wright and Joey Votto embody my first bias. Plate discipline was a way to find great hitters! I’d read Moneyball and used it to...
Via Fangraphs
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero and Quantifying Pitcher Fear

Whenever conventional wisdom and the numbers — or whatever conclusion I have drawn from the numbers — differ, I’m left wondering why such a difference exists. Many times there’s a good reason; other times, the reasons make less sense. One situation where my conclusions appear to differ from conventional wisdom comes in the form of Vladimir Guerrero and his case for the Hall...
Via Fangraphs
January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Sources: Blue Jays Have A Deal With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs is reporting that the Toronto Blue Jays have a deal in place with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for $3.2 million dollars according to International sources. Apparently they had a verbal deal that will kick in on July 2. January 5 Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that teenager Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won’t be able to sign until July 2, but sources told him the...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Showing Serious Interest In Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that teenager Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won’t be able to sign until July 2, but sources told him the Angels, Mets and Blue Jays have already shown serious interest. The son of baseball great Vladimir Guerrero worked out for a few teams back in September, and scouts from the Yankees, Blue Jays and Angels came away very impressed. “He is considered...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Can Mash Like Pops

If you find yourself longing for the days of watching Vladimir Guerrero crush pitches, don’t worry…I’m guessing you’ll be seeing another one pretty soon. The son of the free swinging former outfielder recently took batting practice for the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays in Don Gregorio, Dominican Republic and to say it was impressive would be an...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero hits 50 Cent’s horrible first pitch in hilarious mashup (video)

Vladimir Guerrero, the free-swinging slugger who spent parts of his illustrious career as a member of the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles, has not played in a major league game since 2011 — he officially announced his retirement in March — but his legend lives on. One of the more […] The post Vladimir Guerrero hits 50 Cent’s horrible...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero signs one-day contract, retires as Angel

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Before Mike Trout made the No. 27 jersey a must-have while attending Angels games, it was the No. 27 of Vladimir Guerrero that was infamous at Angel Stadium. Guerrero was back inside Angel Stadium and in uniform for Opening Day Monday night. Accompanied on the field by his parents and Angels owner Arte Moreno, Guerrero signed a one-day contract just prior to first...
Via Fox Sports West
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels hitting coach Don Baylor injured on ceremonial first pitch

Among all the Opening Day festivites, one ceremonial event was marred by a bizarre first-pitch sequence. Baylor suffered a right leg injury catching Vladimir Guerrero's first pitch. Baylor attempted to take a first step toward the dugout before nearly collapsing at home plate. He was helped off the field and headed to UC Irvine for further tests and evaluations.
Via Fox Sports West
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels hitting coach Don Baylor hurts ankle catching ceremonial first pitch (VIDEO)

YouTube Angels hitting coach Don Baylor was given the privilege of catching the ceremonial first pitch by former MLB star Vladimir Guerrero Monday.  Guerrero, who signed a one-day contract to retire as an Angel, must have had some English on the baseball that Baylor didn’t see coming.  Or, Baylor just showed why 64-year old men shouldn’t crouch behind the plate to catch. According...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Baylor injures leg catching ceremonial first pitch

Don Baylor goes straight to the DL and he hadn’t even served a single game as the Angels hitting coach. It’s never a…
Via Busted Coverage
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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