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Catching Up With Lance Parrish

He was among the greatest hitting catchers of all-time, played in eight All-Star Games, won six Silver Sluggers and three Gold Gloves and earned some Hall of Fame votes in 2001—his only year on the ballot. He captained the ship of one of the greatest seasons ever assembled and he is a completely forgotten piece of Tribe history. Wait a second…Lance Parrish played for the Indians...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 107 – HOF, projections, NRIs

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I kick off the new year with some fresh, hot takes (not really). The Hall of Fame results always inspire discussion, no matter how some may dislike it or disagree with the voting. We’re not members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, but Jared did a mock vote and I tweeted out my selections...
Via Dodgers Digest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Olbermann: "Close the Hall of Fame and start over" (Video)

On Wednesday evening, ESPN's Keith Olbermann targeted the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) for what he considers to be a broken voting system for electing players to the Baseball Hall of Fame. According to Olbermann, players being excluded for suspected steroid use in recent years (most notably Mike Piazza in the most recent balloting) are "the lucky ones" because...
Via Holdout Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Thread: Mike Piazza Shut Out Again!

The BBWAA have elected four players into the Hall of Fame and they are Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, and Randy Johnson. Total bummer…. Full details coming. 9:00 AM As a Hall of Fame voter, I received emails from several teams over the years lobbying for my vote for one of their players. Seattle wrote me about Edgar Martinez and Boston did likewise for Jim Rice. There...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets On The 2015 HOF Ballot

On the Hall Of Fame ballot this year, there are seven players that at one point in their careers played for the New York Mets. This piece will look at each player and their chances to be elected into the Hall this year. Pedro Martinez, RHP Dodgers, Expos, Red Sox, Mets, Phillies Career Stats (1992-2009) 219-100, 2.93 ERA, 46/17 CG/SHO, 2827.1 IP, 3154 K, 1.054 WHIP, 86.0 WAR Best...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Resurrection Of Troy

Just when you think you have everything figured out, baseball always reminds us that we don’t. A deal once thought dead and buried now has new life, as it seems the Mets and Rockies have been talking Troy Tulowitzki. It might be five percent … it might be one in a million. But Lloyd Christmas is encouraged and that’s all you need to know. No talks are believed to have been...
Via Metstradamus
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians 2015 Hall of Fame Hopefuls

The 2015 Hall of Fame class will be stacked with some of the greatest players in all of baseball history, although very few are former Cleveland Indians. Depending on how patronizing the BBWAA voters decide to be, Craig Biggio (3rd year), Randy Johnson (1st), Pedro Martinez (1st) and John Smoltz (1st) should all be in easily while Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, Roger Clemens and Barry...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Obligatory Star Wars Click-Bait, Links and an Offseason Service Announcement

You may have been able to see me flip the hell out after the release of the new Star Wars teaser trailer. Well, today, I bring some Star Wars to “Wisdom and Links”, thus allowing us to reap those sweet, sweet page-views as people search for “Star Wars” on a search engine. Now, I’m not going to do the cliches like picking the baseball players with Star Wars names (Zelous...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Obligatory Star Wars Click-Bait, Links and an Offseason Service Announcement

You may have been able to see me flip the hell out after the release of the new Star Wars teaser trailer. Well, today, I bring some Star Wars to “Wisdom and Links”, thus allowing us to reap those sweet, sweet page-views as people search for “Star Wars” on a search engine. Now, I’m not going to do the cliches like picking the baseball players with Star Wars names (Zelous...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Obligatory Star Wars Click-Bait, Links and an Offseason Service Announcement

You may have been able to see me flip the hell out after the release of the new Star Wars teaser trailer. Well, today, I bring some Star Wars to “Wisdom and Links”, thus allowing us to reap those sweet, sweet page-views as people search for “Star Wars” on a search engine. Now, I’m not going to do the cliches like picking the baseball players with Star Wars names (Zelous...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Obligatory Star Wars Click-Bait, Links and an Offseason Service Announcement

You may have been able to see me flip the hell out after the release of the new Star Wars teaser trailer. Well, today, I bring some Star Wars to “Wisdom and Links”, thus allowing us to reap those sweet, sweet page-views as people search for “Star Wars” on a search engine. Now, I’m not going to do the cliches like picking the baseball players with Star Wars names (Zelous...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Obligatory Star Wars Click-Bait, Links and an Offseason Service Announcement

You may have been able to see me flip the hell out after the release of the new Star Wars teaser trailer. Well, today, I bring some Star Wars to “Wisdom and Links”, thus allowing us to reap those sweet, sweet page-views as people search for “Star Wars” on a search engine. Now, I’m not going to do the cliches like picking the baseball players with Star Wars names (Zelous...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Obligatory Star Wars Click-Bait, Links and an Offseason Service Announcement

You may have been able to see me flip the hell out after the release of the new Star Wars teaser trailer. Well, today, I bring some Star Wars to “Wisdom and Links”, thus allowing us to reap those sweet, sweet page-views as people search for “Star Wars” on a search engine. Now, I’m not going to do the cliches like picking the baseball players with Star Wars names (Zelous...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Obligatory Star Wars Click-Bait, Links and an Offseason Service Announcement

You may have been able to see me flip the hell out after the release of the new Star Wars teaser trailer. Well, today, I bring some Star Wars to “Wisdom and Links”, thus allowing us to reap those sweet, sweet page-views as people search for “Star Wars” on a search engine. Now, I’m not going to do the cliches like picking the baseball players with Star Wars names (Zelous...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Obligatory Star Wars Click-Bait, Links and an Offseason Service Announcement

You may have been able to see me flip the hell out after the release of the new Star Wars teaser trailer. Well, today, I bring some Star Wars to “Wisdom and Links”, thus allowing us to reap those sweet, sweet page-views as people search for “Star Wars” on a search engine. Now, I’m not going to do the cliches like picking the baseball players with Star Wars names (Zelous...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Obligatory Star Wars Click-Bait, Links and an Offseason Service Announcement

You may have been able to see me flip the hell out after the release of the new Star Wars teaser trailer. Well, today, I bring some Star Wars to “Wisdom and Links”, thus allowing us to reap those sweet, sweet page-views as people search for “Star Wars” on a search engine. Now, I’m not going to do the cliches like picking the baseball players with Star Wars names (Zelous...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Analysis of 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

The ballot for the 2015 is set to be released for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Of the four major American sports, the Baseball Hall of Fame is the most highly regarded. Since there are no set criteria for a player to be inducted, most baseball fans have varying opinions on what constitutes a Hall of Famer. The 2015 class has the potential to be one of the strongest in a long time....
Via Reading Between The Seams
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Trout wins his 3rd Silver Slugger Award

Angels’ superstar, Mike Trout, won his third Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award as an outfielder on Thursday, becoming the first American League player to win one in each of his first three full seasons. Former catcher Mike Piazza, also did it with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Silver Slugger Award, is awarded to the best offensive player in both leagues, at each...
Via In The Neutral Zone
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Flashback: Changing The Dynamic, One Catcher At A Time

Former Mets catcher and future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza turns 46 years old today. We’ve written dozens of great articles about Mike over the years, and after searching our archives I found one I think you will all like. So please enjoy this article by Taryn “The Coop” Cooper, originally published in March of 2012. 1969. 1973. 1986. 2000. Tom Seaver. Rusty Staub. Tug McGraw...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers take Stewart, Oaks, Redman, Campbell, Hering in rounds 6-10 of 2014 MLB Draft

The Dodgers selected RHP Brock Stewart, RHP Trevor Oaks, C Hunter Redman, RHP Matt Campbell, and OF Colin Hering in rounds 6-10 of the 2014 MLB Draft. Future All-Stars, the lot of them. ===== With the No. 189 pick (6th round) in the 2014 MLB Draft, the Dodgers selected RHP Brock Stewart, a junior out of Illinois State. Stewart was primarily a reliever, and he posted a 2.36 ERA in...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look At Historic Scouting Reports

Well scouted. (via)   Padres     Dodgers (ss)   1:05pm PT     Glendale, Ariz. CF Venable   2B Gordon RF Denorfia   LF Crawford 1B Alonso   SS Ramirez LF Smith   1B Gonzalez C Hundley   CF Ethier 2B Amarista   C Federowicz SS Jackson   RF Baxter 3B Gonzalez   3B Rojas...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemens-Piazza broken World Series bat gets $47,800 at auction

The broken bat that Roger Clemens infamously threw in the direction of Mike Piazza during the 2000 World Series was auctioned this weekend for $47,800.The winning bidder asked to remain anonymous, a Heritage Auctions spokesman said Sunday. The auction house initially expected the bat to go for around $10,000, reports Newsday.Former Yankees strength coach Jeff Mangold, who sold the...
Via The Other Paper
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets360 2014 projections: Travis d’Arnaud

Last year Mets catchers put up a combined .654 OPS, 33 points below the average mark for National League backstops. Of the four catchers to see action for the club last year, Travis d’Arnaud had the lowest OPS with a .542 mark in 111 PA. Yet because of his minor league pedigree, many fans expect d’Arnaud to have a big year at the plate. Some even point to the rookie as one...
Via Mets360.com
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bat shard Roger Clemens threw at Mike Piazza is up for auction

There are so many quirky parts of baseball history, and it's difficult for someone to get their hands on an item that's truly unique. But you now have a chance - the bat shard Roger Clemens threw at Mike Piazza during the 2000 World Series at Yankee Stadium is being auctioned off by Heritage Auctions. It was one of the most memorable moments in the last 15 years of baseball history...
Via The Outside Corner
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza Deserves To Be In The Hall Of Fame

How is it that the best hitter at his position is not in the Hall of Fame? The fact that Mike Piazza is not in Cooperstown just proves how much of a mess the baseball world really is. By playing in the “steroid era”, Piazza has been placed in baseball’s rogues gallery under the premise that he could have used steroids. While no hard evidence has come out on Piazza, despite...
Via Standing O Sports
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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