2017 MLB Predictions

The 2017 Major League Baseball season is fast approaching and I have again decided to go out on several limbs and release my annual predictions. Last year I went 2 for 6 so hopefully I can up my game and improve on those numbers.   Prediction #1: Munenori Kawasaki to have a better year than…

2016 MLB Predictions – RECAP

A few months ago I posted some predictions for the 2016 Major League season.  I had previously made these predictions to my buddy Steve and later found time to expand on them.  They were: Maikel Franco to hit 30+ home runs. Jason Hammel to win 15+ games and have a solid, but unnoticeable season. Giancarlo…

The Sultans of Swipe

Ask any Bostonian to tell you the single greatest moment in Red Sox history and you’re almost certain to hear about Dave Roberts’ stolen base in game four of the 2004 ALCS (I did and my buddy “Boston Steve” immediately cited Roberts’ larceny as his #1 Red Sox moment). After working a lead-off walk, Kevin…

Fool’s Gold: The Great Hideki Irabu Hoax

    Most baseball fans remember Hideki Irabu as the Yankee’s pseudo-superstar Japanese pitcher who, after playing five years of mediocre major league ball, found himself in the minor leagues before eventually moving back to Japan. He was touted a “Japanese Nolan Ryan” and given a four year contract worth $12.8 million before so much…

The Perfect Storm: Could 2016 be a career year for Jay Cutler?

When people use the term ‘Career year’ they’re usually only referring to a player’s individual statistics.  Often times, one player’s statistical dominance overshadows, and serves to divert attention from, the team’s sub-par record.  One could argue that Smokin’ Jay himself had his career year in 2008 while playing for the Denver Broncos.  In his third…