Daily Archives: August 20, 2013
The New York Mets have struggled this year, but they are hoping to be able to do much better next year.
With solid players such as Third Baseman David Wright, Pitcher Matt Harvey, and an up and coming star in Jenrry Mejia the Mets have key players that they can build a good team around for the years to come.
If they want to improve, they need to do something. To do this, they will likely pick up some free agents and possibly make a trade or two.
If they want to pick up some free agents, they can go after outfielders such as Shin-Soo Choo of the Cincinnati Reds who would help defensively in Center Field and could also hit lead-off or anywhere else in the line-up if asked.
Marlon Byrd’s GS
By Landen Crouch (Cardinals Correspondent) Follow @LandenCrouch
Early last week, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates twice in a crucial mid-August three-game series.
It was most definitely a thrilling series that saw two extra-inning walk-off singles (one on Tuesday by Adron Chambers in the 14th inning, and one Thursday afternoon by Matt Holliday in the 12th inning).
The Cardinals definitely could have used a sweep in the series, but two out of three is the next best thing.
Over the weekend, the Cardinals took two of three on the road against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. And then they topped that off with a come-from-behind win at Miller Park on Monday night to beat the Brewers 8-5.
Cardinals Walk-Off On Pirates in 12th:
After a failed attempt to record a podcast today, I am indeed posting a new episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
For a million bucks in 2013, the Pirates found the best bargain in baseball in Francisco Liriano. Plus, I take a look at super talented teams that couldn’t win the pennant.
A. J. Pierzynski, Nate Schierholtz, Jarrod Parker and Francisco Liriano all owned baseball on August 19, 2013.
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By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @mlbreports
I have finally had it…. I never like talking about PED use or anything in the near vicinity of the topic., however A – Rod’s antics over the last 2 weeks have driven me over the edge.
I am going to say this fast and smooth, so there are no delusions or equivocations about my stance on the subject.
Its 4th and 40 A – Rod!! I beg the Yankees to facilitate a plan to punt you.
The ill-advised maneuvers that Alex Rodriguez has been running with from his legal consortium has me questioning the man’s intellect.
I firmly believe that A – Rod has switched off of his drugs – and now resorts to inhaling a ‘platter of dumb’ every night for his dinner.
So here is how I would the Yankees so deal with #13.
1. Let him play out right now – until you are eliminated from playoff contention. This stops any leverage A – Rod and his contingency has towards making the Yankees and the MLB be out to be a bad guy.
I also believe that while it is blasphemy that the ‘cheater’ is able to play right now based on the CBA, and JDA, this was collectively bargained in by the players in the last labor negotiations.
The players have already been heard to amend stiffer penalties from guys who abuse the drug policy in the future.
Once the team is not going to play in the Post Season, sit Rodriguez on the bench.
The Yankees May Have to pay A – Rod, but they don’t have to play him. Alex may not get a chance to redeem himself.
(The Natural Movie – 1984) “We May Pay You Hobbs (Or Alex Rodriguez)” – But you will never see the field 25:00 Mark – 33:33 Mark
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Tuesday, August.20, 2013
By Chris Lacey (Lead Baseball Columnist/Minority Website Owner) Follow @aecanada12
The Houston Astros are not having a great baseball season in 2013 and this was not much of a surprise. This is the first season in which they are playing in the American League, as they were members of the National League since 1962.
They joined the American League West division and as expected they are last in the division. The Astros trail the Texas Rangers by 30 ½ games and at 41-83, they have the worst record in baseball.
Jose Altuve 2013 Highlights – Parental Guidance Is Advised
Jarrod Parker pitched a complete game victory with no room for error. He let up just one run and walked none, but needed a 9th inning homer to get the A’s a win over Seattle, 2-1.
A.J. Pierzynski demolished the Astros, collecting a pair of RBI singles in the third inning alone. His 7th inning homer capped the scoring for Texas’ 16-5 laugher.
Nate Schierholtz homered twice and smacked an RBI double, driving in 6 runs all together, leading the Cubs to an 11-1 humiliation of the Nationals.
Francisco Liriano continued his marvelous season with 7 shutout innings in San Diego, striking out 13 in the process. His 4 hit performance earned him his 14th win for the Pirates, 3-1 over the Padres.
They all owned baseball on August 19, 2013.
My explanation for “Who Owns Baseball” can be found here.
At the end of the year, we will tally up who owned baseball the most individual days and see how it compares to the final MVP and Cy Young vote.
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Triple Play Podcast #19: Bryan Curtis Of Grantland.Com Joins The Big Ticket Show To Talk About A – Rod + Cooperstown
Bryan Curtis of Grantland.com Follow @curtisbeast joins a solo flying Patrick to talk about Cooperstown, Pete Rose, PED’s and Ryan Dempster becoming MLB’s enforcer.
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