Defensive Stats Help Expand MLB's Reach

In recent years, Major League Baseball has attempted to expand its demographic and convince the general population that there's more to baseball than just driving in runs. Despite the flash and glamour behind an offensive prowess, other elements of the game have been used to entice an even broader audience towards America's favorite pastime. Thanks to the revolutionary tracking technology...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Three Days of Baseball Fun in Montreal

I’ve got the Monday blues. Let’s say it’s more like I’m experiencing withdrawal symptoms after an electric baseball weekend in Montreal. We don’t remember the scores of the games but we remember other more special moments more important since the Evenko-organized games were end-of-spring-training exhibitions involving the Blue Jays and Red Sox. We saw the turnout of fans...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fake Old Rumor: Expos offered Vlad Guerrero and Pedro Martinez for Derek Jeter

I’m not much of a baseball historian, but the older I get, the more I enjoy thinking back to the game when I was a kid. Don Mattingly and Dave Winfield, the late-1990s dynasty, that sort of stuff. It’s fun to remember those years. I’m a sucker for “what ifs” too. What if David Cone didn’t walk Doug Strange with the bases loaded? What if Jim Leyritz didn’t hit that homer...
Via River Avenue Blues
27 days ago

Former Expos were stars of show in Montreal

Pedro Martinez, Tim Raines, Vladimir Guerrero, Marquis Grissom, Ellis Valentine and Jose Vidro were honoured on the field prior to the Jays-Bosox game, and the fans loved it.
Via Toronto Star
27 days ago

QUIZ: Name every player in MLB that has a 30+ game hitting streak

Can you name every player in MLB that has a 30+ game hitting streak? Clue give: Number of games of hitting streak, Year(s) of streak.
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Vlad Guerrero Asks Twitter for Help. Again

The baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 hasn’t been inducted yet, but that hasn’t stopped Vladimir Guerrero from looking ahead to 2017. In case I have the honor of being selected to Cooperstown, which cap will you like me to use in the plaque?. — Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) March 14, 2016 If you’re keeping track, Guerrero split time between four different teams...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero Polls Twitter On Which Cap He Should Wear To Cooperstown

Vladimir Guerrero spiced up a boring Sunday night on social media by polling his Twitter followers as to which cap the slugger should use if elected to Cooperstown. In case I have the honor of being selected to Cooperstown, which cap will you like me to use in the plaque?. — Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) March 14, 2016 At the time of this article the poll had received...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the home run leader for every franchise in MLB

Can you name the home run leader for every MLB franchise?
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

The Problem with #27

By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Director of Social Media -  The Problem with #27 (Or … “I’ve got 27 problems, but a legacy ain’t one.”) I knew this was going to happen.   I knew it!   The question is, how?   How back in 2011, a mere two years after the number was last worn, did the Angels allow the number 27 to be made available to a fresh-faced...
Via Angelswin
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero teaches Angels, teases a Cooperstown halo

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Although Vladimir Guerrero is eager to provide coaching and tips to the Los Angeles Angels' young prospects, the retired slugger realizes his particular set of skills is tough to teach. The greatest bad-pitch hitter of his generation is enjoying the chance to try it as a guest instructor. ''I've told them to see the ball and swing hard,'' Guerrero said Saturday...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Robinson Cano, Miguel Cabrera prevented from competing in Caribbean home run derby

The Caribbean Series’ first annual home run derby sounded like a great idea, especially given that MLB stars Robinson Cano, Miguel Cabrera, and David Ortiz were set to participate. Then the MLB Players Association came and ruined the fun, banning that starry trio from participating in the contest. Here’s party-pooping MLBPA executive director Tony Clark’s explanation, via...
Via The Comeback
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Top 20 Prospects

Credit: MiLB.com Over the years, the Washington Nationals organization — and before that, the Montreal Expos — have developed a reputation of having some of the best homegrown talent in the big leagues. Dating back to the days of the Expos, luminary names like Vladimir Guerrero, Jose Vidro, Cliff Floyd, Mark Grudzielanek, Cliff Lee, and Brandon Phillips have all passed through...
Via Baseball Essential
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Vladimir Guerrero a Hall of Famer?

When I saw that only two players had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this week, my thoughts immediately turned to future years. With only two deserving candidates going in, there was still going to be a log jam. How would that impact the players who are coming onto the ballot next year? There are three who have a real case for being in the Hall of Fame: Vladimir...
Via Fangraphs
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead to the Class of 2017

Now that no-brainer Ken Griffey Junior is a Hall of Famer (with 437 of a possible 440 votes!) and the rightful coronation of Mike Piazza has come to fruition as well, we can focus on 2017, right? Like in years past, the ballot is going to be stacked, both with credible hold overs (Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Trevor Hoffman and Curt Schilling, for example) as well as some high profile...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Expos Fest Fund-Raiser In April Creates Awareness Of Rare Cancer

It’s down the road but it’s something for Expos’ fans to keep in mind on their calendar. It’s a fund-raising event to raise awareness for the Kat D DIPG Foundation at Montreal Children’s Hospital. The date is April 3, a Sunday, that wraps up a great weekend that features the Blue Jays and Red Sox in a two-game exhibition series at Olympic Stadium April 1 and 2. Former...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

No Shortage From Expos’ Family In Canadian Hall Of Fame Voting

There is no shortage of people from the Expos’ family who would be worthy candidates for induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame next year. How about Expos’ alumni Bill Stoneman, Claude Brochu, Dennis Martinez and Vladimir Guerrero? Stoneman, in particular, is long overdue. He would be an excellent fit because he pitched for the Expos in the early days of the franchise...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Meandering Thoughts on the Don Orsillo Hiring

On the surface, the Padres’ hiring of now former Red Sox announcer Don Orsillo, a move San Diego made official last Wednesday, looks like a Mike Dee-led familiarity play. In fact, it probably is. Dee worked for the Red Sox from 2002 through 2009, mostly as COO, and Orsillo was Boston’s lead play-by-play guy — teaming in the booth with Jerry Remy — since 2001. It’s hard...
Via Padres Public
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #146: Target Practice – Angels 11, Twins 8

Hey all you naysayers, that Yogi-ism it ain’t over ’til it’s over seems to be more true than ever 146 games into this season.  After having been twisting on the vine of mediocrity all pretty much all season long, the Angels look like they have a legitimate shot of squeaking into the playoffs.  With sixteen games left to play, the Halos are just two and a half games behind...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten things you probably didn’t know about Bill Stoneman

There are many things most Angel fans already know about current, interim general manager Bill Stoneman, like how he was infamously unwilling to participate in trade deadline deals, how he preferred to hold on to Angel prospects, and how he was the man behind the trade that sent Jim Edmonds to the Cardinals for Kent Bottenfield and Adam Kennedy, the trade that sent Jose Guillen to...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Searching for the Angels’ First Hall of Famer

With Randy Johnson and Craig Biggio being inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend, the Diamondbacks and Astros can cross themselves off the dubious list of franchises that lack a representative in Cooperstown. That leaves six teams remaining, although the Mariners will almost certainly drop off that list next year when Ken Griffey, Jr. is eligible for induction. The final five...
Via Monkey with a Halo
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. takes batting practice with Blue Jays (Video)

Recently signed and ready to play, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. visited Toronto and took batting practice before the Blue Jays game.He looked every bit like a Blue Jays player, not a 16-year-old who has yet to play in one professional game. I mean look at the kid:There's no doubt he's his father's son. It's even more apparent when you see him swing:Guerrero Jr. can't play in a Domincan...
Via Fox Sports
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Snoop Dogg Tries To Rob Vladimir Guerrero Of Home Run, Fails Miserably (Video)

Vladimir Guerrero apparently still has plenty of power in his swing. But Snoop Dogg didn’t get that memo. The former right fielder, who suited up for the American League, blasted a home run off USA national softball team pitcher Jennie Finch in Sunday’s All-Star Legends and Celebrities Softball Game. Snoop Dogg apparently thought he had a good jump on it and tried to rob Vlad...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign 16-year-old Vladimir Guerrero Jr., son of '04 AL MVP

  The Blue Jays have signed international free agent Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 16-year-old son of nine-time All-Star and 2004 AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero. Guerrero Jr. was born in Montreal during his father's career with the Expos, and is a Canadian citizen. A right-handed hitting outfielder, his deal is reportedly worth $3.9 million. The elder Guerrero signed a minor league deal...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have signed international free agent Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 16-year-old son of nine-time All-Star and 2004 AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero. Guerrero Jr. was born in Montreal during his father's career with the Expos, and is a Canadian citizen. A right-handed hitting outfielder, his deal is reportedly worth $3.9 million. The elder Guerrero signed a minor league...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays sign Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Vladdy is back in Canada.Sort of. The Toronto Blue Jays have officially inked Vladimir Guerrero's son, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., with a $3.9 million deal, according to Sportsnet.Vlad Sr. even took to Twitter to congratulate his son and show how proud he is:Vlad Jr. is a 6-foot-1, 210 pound outfielder who is "built like a man." Here's the scouting report from Baseball America, via Sportsnet...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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