Daily Archives: January 27, 2015
The Yankees want to keep some money from A-Rod?
That doesn’t seem fair when you consider all the money he has made the Yankees!
The Yankees should act more like the Giants and just embrace their PED filled MVP.
It is a big box office episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
The National League will be looking to shake an 11 year game losing streak to the American League in 2015.
Among the new things that AL vs NL has to offer, is a return to all teams in action at some point in the season during the time.
Of course the Astros were back in the Senior Circuit then, so there was 16 teams vs just 14 for the Junior Circuit.
Mark it on your calendars – from Monday June 15 – June 18 all 30 teams will take part in a 2 game home and away series versus the same club. This is sure to be a treat for Interleague fans.
Citizens Bank Ball Park, PNC Park and Fenway Park are the only 3 stadiums to have their venues host AL vs NL as their home openers.
The MLB Reports will try to update the game times as they come in until the start of next campaign. Read the rest of this entry
Dear Mr. Manfred: Shifts, Trying To Help Offense – How About 9 Fielders And 8 Hitters In Both AL + NL?
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I like the way Rob Manfred came out blazing Sunday on heels of his 1st 24 hours as commissioner. I agree completely that we need more offense infused into the game.
Whether any of us like or not, the ;PED’ era while it was going, was at least fun to watch on the offensive side of it. I have even talked to fans that in my shop that would love for them not to be illegal – so we could see that HR’s creep up again. I can’t say I would go that far, but the recent trend of Runs scored on the decline is alarming.
I grew up in the 80’s, and if there were any season that has been similar to that timeframe, last season was. Pitching, speed, defense and clutch hitting was the key to winning in that decade, and there was a degree of parity that existed too.
I am still stunned that more people can tell the real reason why games take so long. How about Strikeouts at an ALL – Time rate? This is the biggest factor, and it is not even debatable. You add in the “Moneyball” concept of taking a pile of pitches, combined with tonnes of pitching changes, instant replay, TV time out, and players going through per pitch rituals that would make golf’s Sergio Garcia seem like a speed demon in contrast, and no wonder why games take forever. Read the rest of this entry