Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: Brian Cashman …there is a Sports Illustrated article on Cashman that says during his contract talks with Derek Jeter he basically said when asked by Jeter who he would prefer at shortstop his answer was …Troy  Tulowitzki. “Sometimes honesty hurts. But if you’re paid to do a job, do the job,” Cashman said in theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Don Baylor

Don Baylor came as a first baseman and outfielder but spent a good amount of his career as a designated hitter. He was drafted in the second round of the 1967 amateur draft by Baltimore. In 1970, he led the league with 34 doubles, 15 triples, 127 runs, and 140 games-played while playing for Rochester.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Don Baylor”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Pedro Martinez

He is a lot shorter than Randy Johnson and still threw just as hard in his prime. he is listed as 5-11 but it’s been said he is shorter than listed. Pedro Martinez was one of the stars of the Boston RedSox that broke the curse of Boston not having won a world series inContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Pedro Martinez”

Josh Beckett retires due to Hip Injury

According to a published report by the Associated Press, Los Angeles Dodgers righthanded pitcher Josh Beckett has annouced his reitrement at age 34 due to an ailing hip. According to the report…He is expected to undergo surgery next May to repair a torn hip labrum but feels the recovery process will keep him out ofContinue reading “Josh Beckett retires due to Hip Injury”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Carlton Fisk

During a 24-year baseball career, he played for both the Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971–1980) and Chicago White Sox (1981–1993). The 6’2″, 220 lb Fisk was known in the majors as “Pudge”, his childhood nickname as he had been a chubby youngster,[2] or “The Commander”.[3] He was the first player to be unanimously voted American LeagueContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Carlton Fisk”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…George Scott

Scott was a three-time All-Star in the American League in 1966, 1975 and 1977, starting the 1966 Mid-Summer Classic and homering in 1977. Scott hit over 20 home runs six times in his career, tying Reggie Jackson for the American League lead in 1975 with a career-high 36 and pacing the league in runs battedContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…George Scott”

A’s get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes…Tigers get Price

This year the trading deadline wasn’t ho hum as in past years, this year was about then here and now. It was about really good teams putting their chips to the middle of the table and saying they’re all in. The Oakland A’s and the Detroit tigers pulled off major deals getting Lester (A’s) andContinue reading “A’s get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes…Tigers get Price”

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected after foreign substance discovered on his neck

He did it again? Yes again. But didn’t he learn from the last time that the RedSox were going to watch him more carefully? Apparently not. That is the reaction to the lastest Pine tar eposode with Michael Pineda. John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox weren’t going to let Michael Pineda get away withContinue reading “Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected after foreign substance discovered on his neck”

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda appears to use pine tar on ball, Red Sox don’t care

Recently during the Yankees/ RedSox series it was discovered that Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda has used pine tar on his hand and apparently rubed someone the ball…the amazing part of the story was Red Sox knew and didnot protest. Here is the story by Mike Oz. By Mike Oz New York Yankees starting pitcher MichaelContinue reading “Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda appears to use pine tar on ball, Red Sox don’t care”

Jake Peavy on the move to Boston

According to published reports: The Boston Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal on Tuesday night that also sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers. The slick-fielding Iglesias provides a nice insurance policy for AL Central-leading Detroit in case Jhonny Peralta is suspended as part of baseball’sContinue reading “Jake Peavy on the move to Boston”