Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Mike Trout

Back in the 90’s the catch phrase was “I wanna be like Mike ” well it must be nice to be Mike …Mike Trot that is …430  million reasons to be like Mike. The numbers are staggering and numbing. Just when you thought the numbers were high enough between Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, TroutContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Mike Trout”

Braves Trade Andrelton Simmons to the Angels for Erick Aybar, two pitching prospects…Why?

Good shortstops are hard to come by just ask the New York Mets who are still looking for the next coming of Jose Reyes but great shortstops once you have one you don’t let them go….so when I heard that the Braves traded Andrelton Simmons to the Angels …for Erick Aybar and two pitching prospectsContinue reading “Braves Trade Andrelton Simmons to the Angels for Erick Aybar, two pitching prospects…Why?”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Kevin Appier

Appier’s solid pitching during his first full season in the majors earned him several rookie acclades in 1990. His fastball, tight slider and nasty forkball contributed to impressive pitching statistics, distinguishing himself as one of the American League’s top right-handed starting pitchers throughout much of the 1990s Appier enjoyed the most success with the RoyalsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Kevin Appier”

Mike Trout wins 2015 All Star Game MVP

MIke Trout is turning this into his personal showcase. For the second year in a row he has won the All Star games MVP. He doesn’t waste at bats, just like last year he came out of the gate early striking early. Trout homered on the game’s fourth pitch, a fastball away he rode aContinue reading “Mike Trout wins 2015 All Star Game MVP”

Josh Hamilton relapse of Drug abuse

Earlier in the day there were reports of MLB officials looking to meet with Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton in New York. You knew something about this wasn’t good and based on his history …MLB wasn’t asking Hamilton to come to New York to consult with him about updating their logo.There were stories buzzingContinue reading “Josh Hamilton relapse of Drug abuse”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Rod Carew

Update:This was an Old School Tuesday that was published over a year ago but in light of the fact that Rod Carew suffered a massive heart attack recently and is in need of a heart transplant, I thought it was fitting to repost this. In Addition there is a Sports Illustrated article on Rod Carew’sContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Rod Carew”

Oh no he didn’t … yes he did ,Cespedes throws out Kendrick at the plate

Yoenis Cespedes nearly became the goat on this play booting the ball and almost allowing the runner Howie Kendrick to score, but not so fast…here comes the throw all the way on the fly from deep leftfield and not a hop but on the fly ….and the runner is ….see the video below. What aContinue reading “Oh no he didn’t … yes he did ,Cespedes throws out Kendrick at the plate”

Albert Pujois done for the rest of the season

The worst season of Albert Pujols‘ career is officially in the books. According to Alden Gonzalez of, the Angels have ruled Pujols out for the rest of the season. The 33-year-old went on the disabled list with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot in late July and was holding out hopeContinue reading “Albert Pujois done for the rest of the season”