Wow. The next Cooperstown class is going to be solid

Thirty four players on the ballot. Let's face it: A few have no hope. But what a class... (Yankee connections in blue; not counting the Crime Dog.)   Rich Aurilia, Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Aaron Boone, Tony Clark, Roger Clemens, Carlos Delgado, Jermaine Dye, Darin Erstad, Cliff Floyd, Nomar Garciaparra, Brian Giles, Tom Gordon, Eddie Guardado, Randy Johnson...
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2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Features 17 New Names

The 2015 Hall of Fame ballot was released today featuring 34 players, including 17 holdovers and 17 newcomers. Voting results will be announced on January 6. The new candidates on the ballot include Cy Young Award winners Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, along with sluggers Carlos Delgado and Gary Sheffield, two-time batting champion Nomar Garciaparra and closer Troy...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Rumors: Phoenix interested in Zoran Gragic

American viewers got a close-up look at a dynamic duo in today's quarterfinals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup between the United States and Slovenia. Slovenia's Goran Dragic and his brother Zoran Dragic have carried their country in this year's tournament, and NBA executives have taken notice. In particular, the Phoenix Suns have shown an interest in pairing Goran with his...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The New York Mets Need Not Move in the Outfield Walls Again

The New York Mets are considering changing the dimensions of their spacious ballpark once again this offseason. The alterations are intended to “(make) Citi Field as fan-friendly and as exciting as we can make it,” according to Sandy Alderson. Citi Field is not the issue, and any attempt to further alter the ballpark will come off as stark desperation for a team set to conclude...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh, Just Mike Napoli Launching a Home Run to the Fifth Deck of the Rogers Centre

Although his bat has been quiet of late, Mike Napoli remains a force to be reckoned with. The Italian Thor, you might say. For proof, I submit a home run he hit during last night’s Sox-Jays game at the Rogers Centre. A shot that hit the mother-effin’ fifth deck. And here’s a cleaner shot: Your browser does not support iframes. As you can see in my ****** vine, the ball landed...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea sign Filipe Luis for Fee of £20m

photo by: Carlos Delgado, via Wikimedia Commons Barclays Premier League club Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Felipe Luis for a reported fee of £20 million. The 28-year-old Brazilian left-back will come in for Chelsea as a replacement for their long-time left back Ashley Cole who recently completed a transfer move to the Serie A club Roma. Luis was...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs prospect hits five home runs in five consecutive at-bats (VIDEO)

The record for hitting consecutive Major or Minor League home runs was four in a row, set most recently by Carlos Gonzalez in 2012 and Carlos Delgado in 2003. And now, thanks to Jon Griffin, that record is broken. During two games on Wednesday and Thursday, the Diamondbacks prospect hit five home runs in five consecutive plate appearances while playing for the Double-A Mobile BayBears...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: First Base Competition is a Good Thing

An MMO Fan Shot by John C.Let the competition begin.While “open competition” has become little more than a cliché for most major league clubs, the Mets being no exception (does anyone other than Chris Young honestly believe center field will be an open competition in 2014?), I believe the first-base battle slated for St. Lucie this spring will be a very real one. I am also naïve...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Field of Dreams: Mets edition – First basemen

Now that it is January, it is time to add the all-time greatest first basemen to the Mets’ Field of Dreams Roster.  So far, there are five starting pitchers, six relief pitchers, and two catchers on the roster, leaving just 12 vacant spots on the Mets’ roster.  Today, two more will be added to the list.  These two first basemen hit a combined 184 home runs while playing on...
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cooperstown: Class of 2015

What's interesting about the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is the same thing that got us excited about the Class of 2014...there are some definite no-brainers, shoe-ins if you will. Truth is, I don't know if the Hall of Fame has had back-to-back-to-back years (yup, already looking your way, 2016!) with so many quality, legitimate first ballot candidates.  But, as was the case...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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