Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Upton Brothers vs. The Miam Marlins (Homeruns)

Which combo/group with hit the most homeruns in the 2013 season- the Upton Brothers or the entire team of the Miami Marlins?

Current standings through April 27th: Uptons- 15 HR, Marlins- 9 HR.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Struggles of Giancarlo Stanton


Giancarlo Stanton was on the brink of stardom and ready to challenge the world as MLB's perennial homerun champion (crushed 93 HR through his age 22 season).  However, his team (Miami Marlins) traded away the rest of the club's talent and provided him with no supporting cast. This season has been a complete waste.  He's yet to hit a homerun, and only yesterday did he finally collect a RBI.  He's batting .188/.545 on the season and has committed 4 errors.  He voiced his displeasure with the team using Twitter and one has to wonder if he remains disgruntled and hoping to play his way onto another team via trade.  All other 29 squads would lineup at the chance to reel in the young slugging Marlin if he were to be put on the trading block.  But until then, he is forced to hit in a lineup with the likes of Juan Pierre, Greg Dobbs, Placido Polanco, Donovan Solano, Rob Brantly, Chris Coghlan, Justin Ruggiano, Adeiny Hechavarria, Chris Valaika, Miguel Olivo, and Austin Kearns...oh, my!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Rick Ankiel- Hit or Miss & All or Nothing

Rick Ankiel is off to a very unusual start to the 2013 MLB season with the Houston Astros.  In 31 plate appearances, he's struck out 21 times.  That's worse than most pitchers when they bat...and remember he used to be a pitcher.  However, he has connected 10 times and 6 of those times a base hit was the outcome.  Of those 6 hits, 5 have gone for extra bases- 1 double and 4 homeruns.  That's the ultimate hit or miss and all or nothing hitter right there.  His batting average might only be .194, but his .806 OPS is very respectable.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Chris Davis Versus The World

The Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis is having an historical start to the season.  He's homered in 4 straight games and has knocked in 16 runs.  That's redonkculous!

Teams Davis Has Out-Homered:
*Phillies
*Pirates
*Tigers
*Rays
*Red Sox
*Twins
*Rangers
*Cubs
*Dodgers
*Giants
*Marlins
*Royals
*Astros
*Padres

Teams Davis Has Out-RBI'd:
*Phillies
*Pirates
*Tigers
*Rangers
*White Sox
*Indians
*Angels
*Brewers
*Yankees
*Nationals
*Astros
*Padres
*Giants
*Marlins
*Cubs
*Dodgers

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Oliver Perez- Control Artist?

Fans of baseball, especially those of the New York Mets, know Ollie Perez can be a wee bit wild at times (to put it mildly).  However, in his first appearance of the season with the Mariners he threw only 9 pitches and all 9 were strikes.  Better yet, he retired 4 batters on those 9 pitches and struck out 1 of them.  Perhaps we're looking at the next Greg Maddux-esque control artist...ah, probably not.

In 2008 he lead the NL with 105 walks.  In 2010 he walked more batters (42) than he struck out (37).  For his career he's averaged 5 walks per 9 innings.