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Monthly Archive: July 2006

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July 2006

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Red’s Fan Erupts

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Here is a reply to an e-mail I sent to Red Hot Mama asking her reaction to the deal that sent Kearns to the Nationals. “Hi, Joe, Good to hear from you. Felipe Lopez and Austin Kearns are (I guess “were” is more apt now) beloved by fans for the tribulations they had to overcome to earn the positions they had. Felix Pie continues to battle for respectability down at the AAA level as he goes 3 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI for the Iowa Cubs. He stole his 8th base of the season which is […]

Thursday

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July 2006

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Midterms — AL MVP

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Here were our picks back in March Joe, Dave, Mark – Alex Rodriguez Chris ñ Bobby Crosby Tommy ñ Manny Ramirez Letís begin with Chrisí pick. He had a hunch that Bobby Crosby would begin living up to the hype. It was a gutsy out-of-the-box kind of selection but it just isnít working out for Bobby this year. .238 8 35 is well below his standards and if Oakland is going to compete to the end, Crosby will have to shake it off and git r done. As for Manny, if he really is hurt as he claims, that will […]

Thursday

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July 2006

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Farm Notes

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Here are a couple notes from Wednesday games: (AA) Eric Patterson went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. He also stole a base (29th) and was caught stealing(8th). This raised his average to .281 on the year. He is stealing at a 78.3% success rate, which is useful according to research done on the effectiveness of the stolen base. Jeff Samardzija pitched five innings while giving up six hits and two earned runs. He walked two and struck out three to get the No Decision. His season ERA is 3.21, which is respectable. Random Note: Check […]

Thursday

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July 2006

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Wednesday

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July 2006

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New news is no news

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Which is not surprising. Contrary to popular belief, Jim Hendry did NOT say that he was going to use the All Star Break to evaluate Dusty and his coaches. He never said any such thing. What he really said was that he would continue to do things at his own pace, that his position regarding Dusty has always been the same. Here’s what Rotoworld had to say: Cubs GM Jim Hendry said Wednesday that he did not make statements last week indicating that he would evaluate manager Dusty Baker and the coaching staff over the All-Star break. “My stance has […]