Game 2013.44: Tigers at Indians

24-19, 1.5 in back of Cleveland, JV on the rebound vs. Jimenez the Menace coming up. Well, what do you know – Tui got a start against a righty. Nothing to show, took the ball for a ride the first time and struck out twice after that, but I’m still all for it. Is there a chance that this might not be the last year for Jhonny Peralta at SS? With Detroit, I mean. Say what you will...
Via Tigers Weblog
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Farewell to Marcus Thames the Player

The Yankees take care of their own. Or something. Former Yankees, Rangers, Yankees (again), and Dodgers outfielder and designated hitter Marcus Thames has apparently retired, as the High-A Tampa Yankees announced that he will be their hitting coach in 2013. Thames was never a superstar. He was not even everyday player over even one full season in the majors, as the most plate appearances...
Via Fangraphs
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Marcus Thames set to retire

Marcus Thames has decided to retire and move on to coaching. Thames will become the Tampa Yankees (Yankees High-A club)  hitting coach. The move was announced via Tampa's twitter account. Thames last appeared in the Majors in 2011 when he signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers. He appeared in 36 games that season hitting .197/.243/.333 with only two home runs and 16 strikeouts...
Via PRO Rumors
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

BP Unfiltered: Ask From Your Heart: Tales From A Big League Press Availability by Sam Miller

You might know LA Times columnist T.J. Simers from such memorable pieces as T.J. Simers Goes After Marcus Thames For No Apparent Reason and, this weekend, T.J. Simers Humanizes Vernon Wells. Simers was at Angel Stadium today, and he wanted to ask Mike Scioscia something. And this is how it went.  Simers: Is this a big game? Scioscia: In your heart, deep down in your...
Via Baseball Prospectus
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Shaft Confident About 2012 Jays & Rookie Camp Notes

Jays left fielder Eric Thames is part of the team's Winter Tour that is sweeping through Eastern Canada this week to spread the Blue Jays gospel.  He had a few interesting things to say during an interview on TSN 1050 in Toronto Thursday afternoon. Eric Thames batted .262./.313/.456 with 12 home runs, 24 doubles, five triples and 37 RBI over 95 games with Toronto in 2011.On...
Via Batter's Box
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

5 Free Agents the Reds Should Consider

Today marks the first day free agents can sign with new teams. Every MLB club is looking to improve their team with some outside help, and the Reds are no different. They have potential holes to fill at several positions and thankfully for them, there may be a few players out there to help with that. Here are five free agents Cincinnati should consider signing (keep in mind...
Via Redlegs Review
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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