Phillies Need Antonio Alfonseca?

The Philadelphia Phillies have won 5 straight ball games.  Seriously, I'm not joking.  They remain 5 games under .500, but for now, baseball is fun again.  Can they win another one tonight in St. Louis to make it 6 straight? If so, Antonio "6-Finger" Alfonseca is gonna have to make a comeback.Tid-Bits:*Ryan Howard is heating up...thank God!*Chase Utley is leading...
Via We Should Be GM's
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Citrus Series History

The Sunshine State's major league franchises have met each season since 1998, when the Marlins won three of four games between the two. First game Date: June 22, 1998 at Tropicana Field. Score: Marlins 3, Rays 2 (12 innings) Managers: Jim Leyland (Florida), Larry Rothschild (Tampa Bay) Kevin Stocker smacked a two-run home run to right field off left-hander Jesus Sanchez in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Back Where It All Started: Dontrelle Willis Attempts A Comeback With The Chicago Cubs

Follow @DSchmelzerTSB on Twitter When closer Tom Gordon got injured right before the season started in 2002, the Chicago Cubs got desperate for a replacement. They made a trade with the Florida Marlins for their closer Antonio Alfonseca and Starting Pitcher Matt Clement. Going to the Marlins, as a throw in, in that deal, was Dontrelle Willis. Now, in Spring Training 2013, Willis...
Via Total Sports Blog
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs make a deal in the 4th dimension. Welcome back Dontrelle Willis.

In 2002 the Cubs traded Dontrelle Willis, Julian Tavarez and two minor leaguers for Antonio Alfonseca and Matt Clement.11 years later, they get Willis back. What does it mean in the cosmic scheme?The big picture?The Cubs got Alfonseca and Clement for Tavarez!And that is crafty, my friend.A deal made in the 4th dimension.Way back when, I took a class called "3-D Design"...
Via Cub Reporter
January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Alfonseca is Back!

*Gotta love a 6-game winning streak.  Brings back fond memories of Antonio Alfonseca.  Polydactyly for the win! *Over the Phillies last 10 games, Carlos Ruiz is batting .517 (15-29) with 7 R, 2 DBL, 2 HR, 10 RBI, and 2 SB.  MVP! MVP! MVP!*Maybe the Phillies should have saved themselves millions of dollars this offseason and let Jimmy Rollins walk (.228/.578) and played Freddy...
Via We Should Be GM's
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

He Ain’t Just Grand Stanton

Some people will tell you Giancarlo Stanton‘s plate discipline has improved while in the majors and that his comps suggest further reduction in K% and growth in BB%.  Most will boast he’s one of a Lilliputian handful of players with a legitimate shot at 40+ HR and that he has room to improve on his power.  Many will point to the improved lineup around him as RBI and R opportunities...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Friday, Santo Day, Sunday...

Today is Santo Day. He would have been 72. Camp is open; so are the ticket windows, so I’m in the mood for some baseball flotsam. I thought I’d share a choice Santo anecdote that I discovered over the winter. Surely some of you know it. For Christmas one of my sons gave me one of those “Baseball Voices” CD’s that Pat Hughes is always hawking. It’s the Santo edition. Have...
Via Cub Reporter
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

A Closer Look

Over their history the Marlins have had their share of inconsistent and unreliable closers.    It hasn’t been all bad over the years for Miami though, as they have had a few dominating finishers as well.   Heath Bell who will take over the role in 2012 may wind up the best closer in Marlins history but he does have some competition for that title. Bryan Harvey served as closer...
January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

The Lineup Card: 10 Pitcher MVPs and Their Worthiness by Baseball Prospectus

In the Cy Young era, just ten pitchers have won the MVP award, including Justin Verlander in 2011.  Today's Lineup Card will focus on either 1) one of these pitchers and the position-player alternative who would have had the most compelling case to win the award instead, or 2) a pitcher who didn't win the MVP award but should have. 1) Dennis Eckersley, 1992 To find a...
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November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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