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Indians Who Weren’t: Top Ten Indians Unsigned Draft Picks

Looking deeply into draft picks who determined not to sign and would rather take their chances with a second go around another year later for the Outside Corner, it became apparent that over the years the Indians have had quite a few stars slip through their metaphorical fingers. I’m not talking about players like Chris Chambliss, Dennis Eckersley and Brian Giles who were drafted...
Via Burning River Baseball
29 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Shades Of Grey Screencaps, Brian Giles Selling Insane House & Craig Sager Makes His Return

  Just another night of college basketball games that you don’t care about unless you gamble on college basketball. Pitt at Virginia seems like it might be the game of the night just because it’s on ESPN. FS1 counters with Seton Hall at Villanova. Then, at 9, Kansas invades West Virginia. This has all the makings of a game where something fun is going to happen. Maybe a WVU...
Via Busted Coverage
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Giles: Still Underappreciated

In a fitting footnote to an unheralded career, Brian Giles didn’t receive a single Hall of Fame vote this year. While the likes of Troy Percival, Aaron Boone, Tom Gordon, and Darin Erstad — all significantly inferior players — combined for nine total votes, 549 ballots were filed without Giles checked off on any of them. Since he didn’t receive the required five percent...
Via Padres Public
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Appreciating this year’s likely one and done players

We’re just hours away from the announcement of the 2015 Hall of Fame class. While there are plenty of worthy candidates on the ballot this year, some have no shot at getting elected. Sure, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are going to coast in this year, and John Smoltz and Craig Biggio look like they’ll roll in this year, but there are plenty of players that aren’t going to...
Via The Outside Corner
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Appreciating this year’s likely one and done players

We’re just hours away from the announcement of the 2015 Hall of Fame class. While there are plenty of worthy candidates on the ballot this year, some have no shot at getting elected. Sure, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are going to coast in this year, and John Smoltz and Craig Biggio look like they’ll roll in this year, but there are plenty of players that aren’t going to...
Via Bloguin Best
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Lacking Cooperstown Candidates

This week, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will announce this year’s class of inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. As has been the case for the last several years, the ballots will be largely devoid of any former Cleveland Indians players. This year’s ballot features just three former Indians of the 34 players eligible. Neither Brian Giles, who began...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayor of Cooperstown Reveals Hall of Fame Picks

Pretty soon, every website (this one included, naturally) will be inundated with picks for who should and shouldn’t be elected into the Hall of Fame in early January. There are going to be writers who will try and defend the inclusion (or not) of suspected steroid users. There are going to be writers who think no one should get in. Conversely, there’s going to be the guy who...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 18, 1998

Cleveland and Pittsburgh pair up on a swap, as the Indians send young outfielder Brian Giles to the Pirates for reliever Ricardo Rincon. Giles, who had spent parts of four seasons in the Tribe outfield, would explode onto the scene at Three Rivers Stadium, slugging four consecutive 30+ home run seasons, including a career-high 39 in 1999 while batting .315. He repeated his stellar...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 22, 1997

The Cleveland Indians knot up their series with the Florida Marlins at two wins a piece with a strong 10-3 victory. It marks the second straight game that the Indians score in double digits after a 14-11 loss in Game 3 of the World Series. The Indians jump out to an early 6-0 lead after three innings and made the advantage stand up behind a strong showing from rookie right-hander...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 18, 1997

The 1997 World Series is underway from Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida, where the National League champion Florida Marlins host the Cleveland Indians and defeat them by a 7-4 final. Florida’s Livan Hernandez gets the better of veteran Orel Hershiser in front of more than 67,000 fans. Hernandez wins his third game of the postseason, while Hershiser is tagged for seven runs...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Unforgettable Akinori Otsuka

It’s going to be a season of celebration down at Petco Park. Win or lose, the Padres will still be conducting many celebrations to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Petco Park, beating the Cubs 30 years ago in the NLCS, and the nightly feelings of gratitude for the fact that Jeff Moorad has left town (figuratively). While Brian Giles, David Wells, and Mark Loretta will return...
Via Padres Public
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top Five Outfield/DH Units of the Past 20 Years

In the third of our series, we look at the best outfield/DH groupings of the past 20 years. The Jacobs/Progressive Field era has seen so many powerful bats, but easily the top of the heap came from this group. From Albert Belle to Travis Hafner, we have been blessed to see some incredible performances. But who was the best of the best? I’m sure it won’t be hard for you to guess…...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: March 14, 2003

Dependent on passing a physical, free agent and former Cleveland center fielder Kenny Lofton agrees to a one-year pact to play with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. Lofton will start in center field, moving another former Tribe player Brian Giles to left field with Reggie Sanders going to right.
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Learning from the Chase Headley extension stalemate

Dustin is the newest member of the Sacrifice Bunt team. He may have had something to do with running the defunct Padres’ blog Friar Forecast, and he’s more recently published articles at Baseball Prospectus and The Chiefly. He’s still a bit of a sabermetric geek, a charter member of the Brian Giles Fan Club, and thrilled to be writing here at Padres Public. Don’t miss Nate’s...
Via Padres Public
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ralph Kiner: 1922 - 2014

I'm sure that I've mentioned this more than once in the past, but when I was a really young kid one of my favorite things in the entire world was a VHS tape named The Battling Bucs: The First 100 Years of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The portion of the tape that covered the late 1940s and early 1950s mostly talked about Kiner and his prodigious power (and it may have been that tape that...
Via WHYGAVS?
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oliver Perez, Somehow A Potential Bargain

Oliver Perez has had a pretty fascinating career path, and while I hardly need to bring you through his entire history, it’d be remiss to start an article about him without at least touching on his backstory briefly. Drafted by the Padres, he was shipped to Pittsburgh in the Brian Giles trade, where he put […]
Via Fangraphs
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Historic 3rd Round Mets Picks

The Mets have selected 47 players in third round of the June amateur draft. Of these 47 players, 15 of them have made it to the Major Leagues. That’s a 31% rate. What kind of success have these 15 men had in the bigs? 1965 - Joe Moock - Joe made to the bigs in 1967 with the Mets and appeared in 13 late season games, starting 10 at Third Base, batting .225 with 0 HR and 7 RBI...
Via MetsMinor.net
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Historic Third Round Picks

The Mets have selected 47 players in third round of the June amateur draft. Of these 47 players, 15 of them have made it to the Major Leagues. That’s a 31% rate. What kind of success have these 15 men had in the bigs? 1965 - Joe Moock - Joe made to the bigs in 1967 with the Mets and appeared in 13 late season games, starting 10 at Third Base, batting .225 with 0 HR and 7 RBI...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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