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Dunedin Dispatches: Week 2

Following the same format, not bothering with a link dump since that's done better elsewhereby guys getting paid to do it.Item: Get ready for the Fasano Flop! Apparently Sal Fasano has come up with a technique to both block the plate and avoid massive home-plate collisions. How cool would it be to add something new to the grand old game that no one ever thought of before?Item...
Via The Southpaw
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Keith Law, Sal Fasano, FanGraphs On Travis d’Arnaud, Park Factors, Defense

Keith Law of ESPN answered a couple of questions about the Mets new catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud during his weekly chat this week. Q – Do you see Travis d’Arnaud continuing at catcher longterm, or do the Mets need to think of him in the outfield or first base (possibly trading or moving Ike Davis). If he can stay healthy and at catcher, the Dickey trade was a no-brainer...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

A Trip Around the Minors: The Midwest League

Our final stop in our Trip Around the Minors series takes us to the Midwest League, where batting averages stay low and good pitching is rewarded. It was formed in 1954 building off teams from the Illinois State League that was previously started in 1946. It eventually became the entity it is known as today for the 1963 season when the widespread minor league reorganization started...
Via The Outside Corner
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Ode to WSBGMs

I know you have all been on the edge of your seats waiting for us to announce the winner of this Phillies key ring/bottle opener. Well, wait no longer.And the winner is...SirAlden (via comment's section):We'll Soon Be Champions (Once Again)We've paid our dues From '86 to '99 We've done our sentence But committed no crime And bad GM mistakes Watched more than...
Via We Should Be GM's
March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Minor League Players - Catchers

We are in the depths of a baseball-less winter but pitchers and catchers will be reporting to camp in less than 30 days.  The minor league camp won't start until March but let's start thinking about the lineups for the 2012 season.  There is no hurry so we will do this over the next week or so.  Today I will look at the catchers.  Infielders, outfielders and starting...
Via Batter's Box
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

The Quaz Q&A: Brian Johnson

var addthis_product = 'wpp-252'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};* Welcome to the 30th installment of The Quaz Q&A. This feature—a question-and-answer session with a person from sports/entertainment/politics/whatever—will appear every Thursday on jeffpearlman.com. If you have any suggestions/ideas for people to speak with, hit me up at...
Via Jeff Pearlman
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Former Players Semi-Finals - Fingers vs. Fasano

Movember MLB Mustache Madness moves on now to the Former Player bracket semi-finals.  We start it off with a diametrically opposed battery consisting of one of the most famous and fanciest mustaches you will ever see and one of the most anonymous and scruffiest 'staches you probably never heard of. Rollie Fingers Fingers dominated his former teammate Pete Vuckovich with...
Via The Outside Corner
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Former Players Semi-Finals - Fingers vs. Fasano

Movember MLB Mustache Madness moves on now to the Former Player bracket semi-finals. We start it off with a diametrically opposed battery consisting of one of the most famous and fanciest mustaches you will ever see and one of the most anonymous and scruffiest 'staches you probably never heard of. Rollie Fingers Fingers dominated his former teammate Pete Vuckovich with 86...
Via Bloguin Best
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Former Players, Round 2 - Fasano vs. Thompson

The Movember MLB Mustache Madness Former Player bracket marches on.  Let this next pair of winners be a lesson to you all that name recognition isn't enough. Sal Fasano Say hello to the ugly mug of our biggest winner of the first round!  Fasano made short work of pretty boy Piazza by garnering 93% of the vote. VS. Sam Thompson Old school reigns supreme.  Thompson...
Via The Outside Corner
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Former Players, Round 1 - Fasano vs. Piazza

Up next in Movember MLB Mustache Madness is the catcher matchup of our Former Player bracket.  All I can say about this showdown is that while both backstops are Italian, they couldn't possibly be more opposite otherwise. Sal Fasano The best part of finding pictures for Sal Fasano for this contest is that he has the EXACT same facial expression in every single pitcher....
Via The Outside Corner
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

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