Daily Archives: July 12, 2014
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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I have talked at length about the Yankees precarious position of defining whether or not they are contenders or not, and whether they should seek selling off some assets, to fall below the $189 MIL Luxury Tax Threshold – or if the franchise should run at a postseason berth in Derek Jeter‘s last season.
Seeing that Masahiro Tanaka will be out for at least 6 weeks with a partially torn UCL on his pitching arm, and possibly be out with Tommy John Surgery afterwards, this season outlook is becoming bleak.
Even with the Japanese superstar throwing at a premium level, the club would have a longshot chance to make the playoffs – and do some damage. Read the rest of this entry
Assessing the Nats – article written By David Huzzard
Call it a guilty pleasure or masochism. It doesn’t matter. For some reason I can’t stop listening to DC sports talk radio. I know I should and with hundreds of XM channels that I pay for every month I really should, but I can’t. I want to hear the dozens of minutes they spend talking about the Washington Nationals each day and the callers they have on the airwaves. Don’t ask me why. These aren’t even the Phil Wood callers who have at least spent the last three hours watching baseball. They may see something completely different from me in the game but at least they’ve watched.
The biggest topic of conversation this entire season is how disappointing the Nationals are in one way or another. For a reminder the Washington Nationals have the third best winning percentage in the NL, the best run differential, have scored the fifth most…
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In part 1 of our conversation we talk about his bizarre major league debut, some of the odd trades the Rangers made during the years and his thoughts of playing baseball in the 1980s.
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David Wright went 4-4 with a homer and 2 RBI as the Mets roughed up the Marlins, 7-1.
Tim Lincecum pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and pushed the Giants back into a first place tie with a 5-0 triumph over Arizona.
Jose Reyes went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI and doubled in the game winning rally in the 9th as Toronto won 8-5 in Tampa Bay
Felix Hernandez pitched 8 innings, allowing just 2 runs and struck out 9 in a tense AL West battle that Seattle took, 3-2, from Oakland.
They owned baseball on July 11, 2014.
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