The four horsemen of the Houston Astros

Today, I've touched on some of Houston's brightest and most important young stars - Jose Altuve, Jason Castro, Dexter Fowler, and Jarred Cosart have all had numerous words typed about them by me today. Typically when discussing the four horsemen of each club, we talk about the four players that will have the most significant impact on the club's success or failure in...
Via The Outside Corner
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: Looking forward to spring training

Photo Credit: Brant Ward, San Francisco Chronicle They’ve had 106 losses in 2011, 107 losses in 2012 and a whopping 111 losses in 2013. When you get right down to it, everything is going according to plan for the Houston Astros, who decided a few years ago to rebuild the franchise from the ground up. The bad news is that the Astros look like they’re in for another beating in...
Via Players View
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking all 30 MLB ballparks according to Yelp

What is the easiest way to see how Major League Baseball ballparks  stack up against each other? Yelp. Obviously. We went through the Yelp pages for each of the 30 ballparks and ranked their popularity according to  Yelp number and the number of Yelp reviews received. Editors note: Back in 2010 John and I went to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums in only 30 days. During the...
Via The Roosevelts
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

10 MLB players most likely to be traded this month

One thing we know for certain about the 2013 MLB trade deadline is that several notable players will be dealt. Perhaps some of the names we expect to be traded will end up staying with their current teams. But a few general managers may also surprise us by who they were willing to deal.  Some players look almost certain to be traded, however. Teams out of contention want to shed...
Via The Outside Corner
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

That’s how you do it: Cris Carter throws out first pitch at Reds game (video)

Cris Carter, one of the all-time wide receiver greats in the NFL, is a native of Middletown, Ohio, which is about 40 miles out of Cincinnati. So, it should come as no surprise that he grew up cheering on the Cincinnati Reds. On Monday, Carter was honored by the Reds organization and was asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the team hosted the Atlanta Braves at the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss


Only a couple of weeks away from Opening Day, let's check in on each position around Major League Baseball.**Catcher**Entering a new golden age, the catcher position boasts top-tier talent: Yadier Molina and his world class defense, Buster Posey and Joe Mauer's hitting tools, and Matt Wieters flashing power from both sides of the plate.Salvy Perez is the belle of the...
Via BAseball Reality Tour
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 12 CWS Farm Products in the Big Leagues ... Who Were Traded Away

I thought it'd be fun to take a look at how successful former White Sox farm system products that were dealt away are throughout the big leagues. So, we've compiled a list of the top 12. Included are players that were, at least at one point, in the White Sox' farm system before being dealt away and eventually (and still are) played in the major leagues. We'll start...
Via Grab Some Bench
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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