A HoF Suggestion or Two

As announced last week, and discussed here, the Padres are going to create a Padres Hall of Fame on the grounds of Petco Park. Aside from the lockers moving from the Western Metal Supply building down, and relocating the plaques of Hall of Fame players who spent some time in San Diego from below the batters eye, nothing has been revealed about what will be in the Padres HOF. Naturally...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers call up Gary Sheffield trade piece Kevin Whelan from Triple-A Toledo

With their 19-inning loss to the Blue Jays capping off a disappointing weekend in Toronto the Tigers called up reliever Kevin Whelan who’s currently sporting a 1.85 ERA in 35 appearances and 20 saves for Toledo this season. And if you remember correctly Kevin Whelan is one of three players that the Tigers traded to the New York Yankees back on November 10th, 2006 for Gary Sheffield...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Javier Baez’s Swing Draws Comparison To Former All-Star

Javier Baez started his MLB debut a little slow but capped it off with a game winning home run. His encore? Two more home runs in Colorado. While I’m not ready to start making a plaque for him in Cooperstown just yet, Baez definitely is showing the world he has a ton of potential at the MLB level. One comparison that is floating around now is Gary Sheffield. To begin take a look...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Crazy Javier Baez-Gary Sheffield comparison

via r/baseball Javier Baez is the hottest new name on the baseball map. The 21-year old Cubs second baseman has belted three home runs in his first three Major League games, including a game-winning homer in extra innings during his MLB debut on Tuesday. Though it’s tough to argue with results but Baez’s mechanics at the plate are pretty unorthodox – his swing is long and violent...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres' moves are a reconstruction, not a fire sale

Huston Street is up the freeway in Anaheim, Chase Headley is in the Bronx and who knows what's next. Say this for the Padres' "Office of the General Manager": For a club without a GM, the office sure is doing a lot of general managing. The reaction is simple and quick: Hallelujah, it's about time this roster started getting rearranged. But let's get one...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Worst Home Run Swings Of The Modern Era

Facts are facts and home runs are home runs, regardless of how they get there. If they go over the fence by one foot or 1,000 feet, it counts as a single home run. Some home runs are like a fine painting. The player is the artist, the bat is the brush and the result is the paint. Other home runs are, well, just ugly. Some guys launch home runs and you find yourself asking “how...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss


By: Andrew Crawford I didn’t get to grow up in San Diego, like many of the tributes start out. I was born there, and we moved to Orlando due to my dad’s job when I was two.  Both branches of the family were there though, and back in the day my mom’s parents bought season tickets in 1970.  My great uncle bought season tickets in 1969, so I guess my grandpa was playing catch...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Trades Are Coming But No Firesale Is Imminent

Whether you agree with the decision to fire Josh Byrnes or not, something needed to be done to change the culture of losing that is taking hold of this organization. The Byrnes termination is certainly not going to be the only move made by the club in the coming weeks but it was the first and sets the stage for the moves that are bound to come. The team, according to CEO Mike Dee...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn is a one-of-a kind loss

Former major leaguers pass away almost every day, just like everyone else. But losing Tony Gywnn? That’s different. I lost a friend and former teammate on Monday. See, everyone who ever wore a Padres uniform, even if it was briefly like me, became Tony Gwynn’s friend. His passing is the kind of loss that hits you harder than most, because of what kind of player and teammate he...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Broken wrist expected to sideline Dmitry Orlov until late September

Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, injured early into Russia’s gold-medal run during the IIHF World Championships last month, is facing a recovery process that could extend into the beginning of October, a team spokesman said Wednesday. Though the injury was initially cited as a broken left arm, Orlov underwent surgery on May 22 to repair a broken left wrist. He was put into a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What made Kid Elberfeld such a tough guy and his impact on two Hall of Famers

There are many views historians take to the man that was Kid Elberfeld. Some say he was Ty Cobb before Ty Cobb. Others say he was Gary Sheffield with the Brewers (when he allegedly made errors intentionally just to get traded, which by the way, has never been proven as a fact). A very verbal […]
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians take University of San Francisco OF Bradley Zimmer with first pick

Over the years the Indians have butted heads with the Kansas City Royals for a variety of reasons, but it's never taken on the seriousness of a brother vs. brother conflict. All that may have changed Thursday when the Indians selected University of San Francisco center fielder Bradley Zimmer with the 21st pick in the first round Thursday night. After selecting Zimmer, the Indians...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Day: A Closer Look At The Indians First Four Picks In The First Round

21. Bradley Zimmer, OF Bradley Zimmer, the younger brother of Kyle, a fifth overall selection by the Kansas City Royals in 2012, was selected by the Indians as the 21st overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. Zimmer had a very good 2014 season for the University of San Francisco, ending with a solid .368 average and seven homers. He was the only collegiate...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: 1997 World Series, Game 3

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–May 18, 1991

1991: A pitchers’ duel for six innings turned into home run derby in the last three innings, as the Royals captured a wild 7-4 win over Milwaukee at Royals Stadium. Royals starter Storm Davis and Brewers starter Don August each allowed one run through six innings. Kansas City struck first, in the first inning. Brian McRae and Nelson Liriano started  the inning with singles...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – history

The Angels beat the Nationals 7-2 on Tuesday night. But really, that final score was secondary to what happened on the field – Albert Pujols hit home runs 499 and 500, becoming the third youngest player in MLB history to reach the benchmark and the first since Gary Sheffield back in 2009 with the Mets. What’s next for Pujols? Well, he can slide into the top 20 all-time if he...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – history

The Angels beat the Nationals 7-2 on Tuesday night. But really, that final score was secondary to what happened on the field – Albert Pujols hit home runs 499 and 500, becoming the third youngest player in MLB history to reach the benchmark and the first since Gary Sheffield back in 2009 with the Mets. What’s next for Pujols? Well, he can slide into the top 20 all-time if he...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols makes history with 500th career home run

Albert Pujols is now a member of one of baseball’s most exclusive clubs. With a pair of homers against Washington, Pujols is now the 26th player in baseball history to hit 500 career homers. Pujols becomes the first player since Gary Sheffield in 2009 to reach 500 career homers, and joins Alex Rodriguez as the only active players in baseball to be a part of that group. The 500th...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Silver Slugger Award

Silver Slugger Award Terry Kennedy – Catcher 1983 Tony Gwynn – Outfield 1984 Garry Templeton – Shortstop 1984 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (2) 1986 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (3) 1987 Benito Santiago – Catcher 1987 Benito Santiago – Catcher (2) 1988 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (4) 1989 Benito Santiago – Catcher (3) 1990 Benito Santiago – Catcher (4) 1991 ...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

And Now Some Free Consumer Advice

I get rustled over a lot of little things when it comes to this team. For example: Sandy Alderson telling a Social Studies class that Bartolo Colon could be the Opening Day starter ... which is classic Mets in the sense that they'll sign a somewhat cheap replacement and then put him in a prime time position to save the world (see: Gary Sheffield as the Mets' cleanup hitter...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Not to get ahead of myself, but I will anyway. 2015 is almost upon us, so I am going to take this opportunity to conduct an early analysis of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which should be one for the ages.The key names on next years ballot include everyone from this year who did not get elected and got above 5% of the vote (Goodbye Rafi ::points finger::), most notably Mike...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Time Mets/Yankees Team

Spurred on by the announcement of Carlos Beltron in pinstripes, the NJ Star Ledger posted its all-time lineup of players who've played for both the Mets and the Yankees.  The only criteria to make the team was that players must have suited up for both clubs.  Here's who made the cut:Catcher: Yogi Berra (Yankees: 2,116 games; Mets: 4)First base: John Olerud (Yankees: 49...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Gary Sheffield Warns Robinson Cano About Leaving Yankees Lineup, Says Johnny Damon, Others Have Been Forgotten

Gary Sheffield played 22 seasons of professional baseball for eight teams, so he has some credibility when he says playing for the Yankees can give a player something he can’t get anywhere else. Sheffield, who was with the Yankees from 2004-2006, isn’t in favor of the 10-year, $240 million deal Robinson Cano signed with the Seattle Mariners. He said Wednesday on MLB Network that...
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Gary Sheffield: Cano will regret leaving the Yankees

(Photo Credit: Former Yankee Gary Sheffield played with Robinson Cano in Cano’s early days in pinstripes in 2005-2006. Now retired and working as an agent, Sheffield says that he believes that at the end of the day Robinson Cano will regret leaving the Yankees. “When you leave New York, you’re gonna feel it,” Sheffield said Wednesday on MLB Network. “Just ask...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano will regret leaving Yankees, says former teammate Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield made plenty of money during his career, but the slugger believes the value of playing in a stacked lineup might outweigh the almighty dollar. That’s why Sheffield believes Robinson Cano could ultimately regret his decision to bolt the Bronx for Seattle, where he signed with the Mariners for 10 years and $240 million. “When you leave New York, you’re gonna feel...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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