Braun’s positive test brings up the same questions

Just when you think the dust has finally settled, another player takes a fall in the game’s biggest scandal to this day. Ryan Braun, who was recently named the National League MVP, tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. With the league still down from the BALCO age, this is a blow to the collective gut … Continue reading Braun’s positive test brings up the same questions

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Phils interest in 3B Ramirez increasing

With the way things are progressing, this will be a running post on the Phils pursuit for Aramis Ramirez. Dec. 7 12:05 — Danny Knobbler of CBS sports tweeted the Phillies fell out of talks for Aramis Ramirez. “Phillies decided Aramis Ramirez not for them. Will keep Polanco and $$$ and keep trying to sign … Continue reading Phils interest in 3B Ramirez increasing

Albert Pujols Wants All Your Money

Bring it by the truck loads. Whatever team wins the Albert Pujols sweepstakes this offseason, they are going to need a lot of cash to do it. Pujols is looking at potentially his last big paycheck, one that will not only be the largest of his life but quite possibly the biggest in the history … Continue reading Albert Pujols Wants All Your Money

Game 5 Mayhem

The Texas Rangers, fresh off an elimination of the Rays, can sit at home while six teams fight to move onto the League Championship Series. The Yanks forced a fifth game on Tuesday while the Cardinals and Diamondbacks, with their backs seemingly on the ropes, punched back at the Phillies and Brewers respectively. The NLDS … Continue reading Game 5 Mayhem

LaRussa’s criticism of umpires lands him a fine from MLB

MLB had to do something about Tony LaRussa’s comments during a Game 2 in-dugout interview. The comment: “I would add — which could get me in trouble, but I’m going to add anyway — is that we are pitching to two different strike zones.” You’re right, Tony. You did get in trouble. LaRussa was fined … Continue reading LaRussa’s criticism of umpires lands him a fine from MLB

Jeter vs Bonds: A battle for the most valuable baseball

Here’s a hypothetical situation (everyone loves these, right?): You have an unlimited payroll. Would you pay more money for a tainted ball that signified the greatest record in baseball history or a ball that represented a personal milestone by one of the greatest players on the greatest franchise in sports history achieved on pure talent … Continue reading Jeter vs Bonds: A battle for the most valuable baseball

B. Mac: A Cy Young Presence to Anchor a Franchise

We asked TTB writer Brian McCollum who would he rather have to start his team with: a Cy Young winning pitcher or an MVP bat. His answer… Pitching and defense wins championships. It’s true in combination with staying consistent throughout the season. Good pitching will always stop good hitting. And face it: you can score … Continue reading B. Mac: A Cy Young Presence to Anchor a Franchise