Daily Archives: August 22, 2014
It is Carl Yastrzemski’s birthday. While waiting to get a haircut, I remembered the summer of 1979 where I eagerly watched Yaz’s 3,000 hit chase.
That and some reflections on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
For The Most Part – The Top Salaried Players (#1 – #25 In The MLB Are Certainly Not Playing Like It!
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Some of the highest paid athletes are really struggling to earn their keep. Even if A – Rod were playing, it is quite possible he would be a shell of his former self, and way overpaid.
Then there is a productive hitter like Troy Tulowitzki, who can’t remain on the field, despite putting up world caliber numbers when he is in the lineup.
Robinson Cano has looked decent in the 1st of a 10 year deal, but lets reassess this in 2018…
The Yankees have a huge problem on their hands with their representatives out of these players.
Not even the Jacoby Ellsbury deal has reason for them to feel comfort. His numbers are similar to the ones he put up in Boston, yet he will see his speed evaporate over the years going forward.
This is part 1 of a 2 part blog series on player contracts. Tomorrow we address players 26 – 50. Read the rest of this entry
MLB Scheduling Week 22 – 2014
Day + Date Away and Home, Times Start In EST
Monday, Aug.25/2014 (9 Games)
1. Rockies @ Giants 10:15
2. Marlins @ Angels 10:05 (Interleague)
3. Brewers @ Padres 10:10
4. Athletics @ Astros 8:10
5. Cardinals @ Pirates 7:05
6. Rays @ Orioles 7:05
7. Nationals @ Phillies 7:05
8. Red Sox @ Blue Jays 7:07
9. Rangers @ Mariners 10:10
Kennys Vargas went 3-4 with a double, a homer, an RBI and a pair of runs scored, helping Minnesota top Cleveland, 4-1.
Buster Posey reached base 5 times including a homer and a pair of doubles, helping the Giants come from behind and beat the Cubs, 5-3.
Brandon McCarthy threw a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 8 and walking none, helping the Yankees avoid a sweep by Houston, 3-0.
Clayton Kershaw threw no hit ball into the 6th and finished with 8 masterful 3 hit, 1 run innings, striking out 10 Padres and earning the 2-1 victory for the Dodgers.
They owned baseball on Aug 21, 2014.
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