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A brief recap and a few more thoughts on the trade deadline

I had the Pirates game on last night and was dozing off throughout the whole game, but my one main takeaway was this: Of course, hours after the Pirates fail to trade for pitching help, Jeff Locke gives up a game-breaking home run to Andy Marte. Andy Marte, you might recall, was once the successor to Chipper Jones in Atlanta, then was dealt to Boston for Edgar Renteria, then was...
Via WHYGAVS?
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Renteria? Cubs fans are not impressed

After 105 years of black cats and goats, Leon Durham and Steve Bartman. the Cubs are just a little overdue for some good luck. But forgive the North Side fans if Wednesday's news didn't send them dancing into the streets, tossing their good-luck charms into the trash and ordering their 2014 World Series champions gear. After a managerial search that included talk of World...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

On January 3, 1920, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth along with mortgage rights on Fenway Park to the New York Yankees. On January 4, 1920, there were no newspaper articles talking about ‘The Curse of the Bambino.’ For a curse to gain traction two things must happen. First, there must be the passage of time. Secondly, a reversal of fortune based around strange and unexplainable...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Who will be Tribe's Cody Ross or Edgar Renteria?

As the excitement of the MLB playoffs arrives with the crisp air of fall, heroes of the season begin to come to mind. So often, it’s not the stars who step up and make a huge impact for the team that eventually wins the World Series, it’s the role players. Teams that make it that far always have good players, but it’s the team with the role guys who step up at crucial times...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jair Jurrjens Signed by Detroit Tigers, Edgar Renteria Trade Comes Full Circle

The Detroit Tigers announced late Wednesday afternoon the signing of former pitching prospect Jair Jurrjens to a AAA contract, he will join the Toledo Mudhens on Friday. Jurrjens was widely considered John Smoltz 2.0 when he was traded by the Tigers to the Atlanta Braves in October 2007 for Edgar Renteria. The move filled a void at shortstop for Detroit, but was widely considered...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Comparing the 1997 and 2003 Florida Marlins

The 2003 Florida Marlins were something special. (Photo credit) When I was young, I wanted to learn as much as I could about sports history. Therefore, I was glued to ESPN Classic pretty much every day to soak up as much old footage of the MLB, NBA, and NFL as I could. One game I still remember watching is Game 7 of the 1997 World Series between the Florida Marlins and the Cleveland...
Via The Sports Post
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

You Forget How Close They Came

I know Cleveland has often been the subject of my ridicule – and it’s deserved. But there was a time in my life when I dabbled in Cleveland Indians baseball. Admittedly, as an early teenager it was hard not to get sucked into the 1996-2000 Cleveland Indians. I studied tape of Manny Ramirez’s swing and tried to model my offensive approach after him; hitting to all fields. Plus...
Via Diamond Hoggers
June 16, 2013  |  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

Edgar Renteria’s Underrated Career

Although he didn’t play a single game in 2012, it wasn’t until yesterday that Edgar Renteria officially announced his retirement from baseball. The long-time big leaguer told RCN Television in his native Colombia that “I’m definitely retired from baseball and it will soon be announced in the majors … I decided to retire from baseball and try to spend all my time with my...
Via Fangraphs
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Edgar Renteria Retires for Real

Faster than you can say "Edgar Renteria wasn't already retired?"...the 2010 World Series MVP officially called it quits Thursday. Unable to find a time to play for for the second straight year, Renteria told a television station in his native Colombia that he wants to spend more time with his family.  Yup...that old ruse. "I always wanted Colombia to know...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins double-play combo coming together

JUPITER, Fla. Spring training for a new double-play combination consists of ground ball after ground ball after ground ball Its a lot of repetition, said Miami Marlins infield coach Perry Hill, whose job has included hitting grounders to second baseman Donovan Solano and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria. They have to work together enough that when a ball is hit in a certain direction...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins double-play combo coming together

JUPITER, Fla. Spring training for a new double-play combination consists of ground ball after ground ball after ground ball Its a lot of repetition, said Miami Marlins infield coach Perry Hill, whose job has included hitting grounders to second baseman Donovan Solano and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria. They have to work together enough that when a ball is hit in a certain direction...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where the revolving door at SS may be closing

Matthew J. Lee/Boston Globe Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. We all know of the revolving door at SS for the Boston Red Sox, ever since Nomar Garciaparra was dealt back in 2004. However, the streak of plug-in shortstops may be coming to a...
Via Ted's Army
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Pouting

This comes from Hank Schulman’s tweet on Friday… Yes, I’m told Wilson feels disrespected by #sfgiants, tho one person who knows him said he’s “pouting” and could change mind about return. — Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) December 1, 2012 On one hand, Brian Wilson has a point about pitching himself into injury for the Giants. On the other hand, it would seem to have...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Not exactly Runnin’ Redbirds, but improvement in 2012

The 2012 St. Louis Cardinals weren’t exactly the Running Redbirds of old, but showed a slightly greater propensity to steal bases than in recent seasons. They improved in this area despite the loss of Albert Pujols, the somewhat surprising club leader in base stealing in two of the previous three years. 2011 team steals leader Tyler Greene was dealt away during 2012. Centerfielder...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Q&A: Ernesto Frieri, Colombian Closer

Ernesto Frieri was a bright spot for a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim team that fell short of expectations. The 27-year-old right-hander stepped into the closer role after being acquired in a May 3 trade with San Diego Padres. In 56 games, he had 23 saves, a 2.32 ERA and a 13.3 K/9. He also didn’t allow a hit in his first 13 innings in an Angels uniform. Frieri talked about his...
Via Fangraphs
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: September 7

There have been five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including a very recent one and four players that were born in the 19th century. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps an extra-innings victory for the Pirates from the 1974 season. Gorkys Hernandez (1987) Outfielder for the 2012 Pirates. He was originally signed as an amateur free agent in 2005 by...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Five unsuccessful Dombrowski-era trades

It appears that the Tigers have made their pre-deadline trade already this year, acquiring second baseman Omar Infante, a former Tiger and right-handed starter Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins for rookie Jacob Turner, catching prospect Rob Brantly and minor-league pitcher Brian Flynn. It finally answered the season-long debate of who is going to play second base and gave the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Five unsuccessful Dombrowski-era trades

It appears that the Tigers have made their pre-deadline trade already this year, acquiring second baseman Omar Infante, a former Tiger and right-handed starter Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins for rookie Jacob Turner, catching prospect Rob Brantly and minor-league pitcher Brian Flynn. It finally answered the season-long debate of who is going to play second base and gave the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Marlins hope to keep tormenting Indians

Fifteen years ago this fall, the Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians in seven games to win their first World Series. Since then, the Marlins have remained successful in their rare meetings with the Indians. Carlos Zambrano hopes for another strong outing as the Miami Marlins look to prevent the AL Central-leading Indians from a season-high fifth straight victory Friday night...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Z, Marlins face Indians in interleague play

Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Miami Marlins take on the Cleveland Indians. Fifteen years ago this fall, the Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians in seven games to win their first World Series. Since then, the Marlins have remained successful in their rare meetings with the Indians. Carlos Zambrano hopes for another strong outing as the Miami Marlins...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Marlins-Indians Preview

Fifteen years ago this fall, the Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians in seven games to win their first World Series. Since then, the Marlins have remained successful in their rare meetings with the Indians. Carlos Zambrano hopes for another strong outing as the Miami Marlins look to prevent the AL Central-leading Indians from a season-high fifth straight victory Friday night...
Via AP on Fox
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Janish fighting just to make roster

What a difference a year makes for Paul Janish -- and not in a good way.Janish was the starting shortstop last spring. Edgar Renteria was brought in to back him up but the job was Janish's.Janish did lose the job. He was hitting .227 without a home run on July 7 when the Reds optioned him to Class AAA Louisville and brought up Zack Cozart. Cozart was deemed the shortstop of 2012...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Janish fighting to make Reds' roster

What a difference a year makes for Paul Janish -- and not in a good way. Janish was the starting shortstop last spring. Edgar Renteria was brought in to back him up but the job was Janish's. Janish did lose the job. He was hitting .227 without a home run on July 7 when the Reds optioned him to Class AAA Louisville and brought up Zack Cozart. Cozart was deemed the shortstop...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Marlins links: Catching up with some ex-Marlins this spring

Here are some links detailing what a few former Marlins are up to this spring… The Detroit Tigers want Miguel Cabrera to make the routine plays at third base. Edgar Renteria is still looking for a job. He could opt for retirement. Juan Pierre is looking to steal a roster spot with the Philadelphia Phillies. Cody Ross hopes to get significant playing time with the Boston Red Sox...
Via Sun Sentinel
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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