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Pudge plugs along, Castro’s flubs down Cubs

May 10, 2010 |

I remember back to 1991 when the Rangers recalled then 19 year old Ivan Rodriguez to the big leagues.  Pudge was an obvious phenom brought to the big leagues for his glovework.  He gunned down would-be basestealers from his knees and picked off runners at first.  Anything he did with the bat was a bonus. […]

Could Chad Tracy head to the Birds?

May 08, 2010 |

Earlier today the Cubs optioned 1b/3b Chad Tracy to AAA to make room for top SS prospect Starlin Castro.  Tracy made the club out of Spring Training, but was just 6 for 22 so far in 2010.  A couple of years ago Tracy was an up and coming young corner infielder for the Diamondbacks.  However, […]

Scrap the “Plan”, give MacPhail a taser

May 04, 2010 |

A teenager was tasered in Philly on Monday night after running onto the field during a Phillies/Cardinals game.  Plain and simple, the kid didn’t belong on the field so he was tasered.  I think Andy MacPhail’s much talked about “Plan” would be a helluva lot more interesting if Andy followed the same principle, if you […]

Baseball’s “Leading” Men are MIA

May 04, 2010 |

Those of us in Baltimore have watched the Orioles scuffle this season while their $10 million leadoff hitter looks on from the dugout with a herniated disk.  Roberts’ absence isn’t the sole cause of the O’s struggles, but it sure hasn’t helped matters.  Ty Wigginton has filled in admirably at 2nd base, putting up great […]

Bergy’s back, but Tillman and Arrieta loom

May 01, 2010 |

Brad Bergeson is back in the O’s rotation after his brief exile to Norfolk. His performance on Saturday night was a huge improvement over his April efforts, but still far from impressive. He allowed 4 runs in 5 innings to the Red Sox. Bergeson will need to continue improving on those numbers if he has […]