Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Mickey Callaway

If the Mets make the post season, it will be in spite of Mickey Callaway’s game management. If the Mets don’t make the post season it will be because of Mickey Callaway’s game management. Unless the Met offense can win every game out 10-0 Mickey Callaway is going to have to make decisions in aContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Mickey Callaway”

Smallthoughts: Mets Finally Make a Move…Sign Jay Bruce 3 years …39 Million

The Mets have been under siege by the media and their fan base for their lack of activity this offseason. Well that finally changed. The Mets signed Jay Bruce to a 3 year contract worth 39 million. I hope this isn’t the end of the Mets spending spree. There is alot more to do to makeContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Mets Finally Make a Move…Sign Jay Bruce 3 years …39 Million”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Cleveland Indians

The winning streak began back in August against the Boston Red Sox and now at mid September the Indians now hold the American League record for 21 straight wins. When we last saw the Indians they were up 3 games to 1 in the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Apparently losing the WorldContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Cleveland Indians”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Cleveland Indians

It looks like the Cleveland Indians are looking to make another run to the world series as another big free agent comes off the board and this time it Edwin Encarnacion formerly of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Indians after saying they wouldn’t be players in the free agent market after deals with Nick SwisherContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Cleveland Indians”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Gaylord Perry

He pitched from 1962 to 1983 for eight different teams. During a 22-year baseball career, Perry compiled 314 wins, 3,534 strikeouts, and a 3.11 earned run average. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. He was best known for throwing a spitball, and while everyone swore he threw it all theContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Gaylord Perry”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Jim Perry

In the past two weeks we covered families that baseball is the family business, Two weeks ago it was the Alous, last week it was the Niekros. This week it Jim and Gaylord Perry. Jim Perry pitched from 1959–1975 for four different teams. During a 17-year baseball career, Perry compiled 215 wins, 1,576 strikeouts, andContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Jim Perry”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Phil Niekro

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. Niekro’s 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher and he ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list. He also won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times. Niekro pitched for 20 seasons for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves.Continue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Phil Niekro”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Cleveland Indians

The Cubs are the favorites to win the world series, but would it surprise me if the Cleveland Indians wins the world series? No it would not. They already won game one with a brilliant pitching performance by Corey Kluber and a gutty relief effort by Andrew Miller. No longer are he days that youContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Cleveland Indians”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Andrew Miller

In Cleveland it’s Miller Time ! Clint Frazier and Justus Sheffield. Remember those two names, those are what the New York Yankees got in exchange in a midseason trade for Andrew Miller. They better be real good otherwise this trade will go down as the great heist for Cleveland. If Terry Francona is the curseContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Andrew Miller”