November 5, 2011
Posted by on
“(The) Philadelphia Phillies (are) reportedly listening to offers for CF Shane Victorino, attempts to clear money for a big move.” – Rich Smith of All Sports Intel, a Twitter account for rumors.
Granted this isn’t a serious source, it’s still something to think about. If the Phils do in fact intend to clear money for a big move, Victorino is one of the players teams would covet as well as guaranteeing the Phillies a good return of prospects.
As noted by one of our followers, this “source” is the only one to report on a Victorino trade. Until a serious Phils beat writer or ESPN/MLB reporter weigh in on it, it’s nothing but a harmless rumor to stir the pot and get Phils fans a little riled.
August 15, 2011
Posted by on
Derek Jeter hits his 3,000th hit, a 3rd inning home run on July 9 against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
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 alone?
Magic vs Morals. Power vs Consistency. Barry Bonds vs Derek Jeter.
One month ago, Derek Jeter completed the last of the great milestones the most storied sports team in history needed to accomplish. Before Jeter, never did the New York Yankees boast a 3,000 hitter. Sure, guys who have donned Yankees pinstripes accomplished the feat in their careers but none ever did it solely as a Bronx Bomber.
On the other side of the debate, Only two sluggers before Barry Bonds cracked the 700 home run mark and Hank Aaron’s 755 stood (and still does to baseball purists) as the magical home run number many believed would never be touched. That is, until a steroided Bonds broke the record in 2007, topping a mark that stood the test of time for 31 years.
Read more of this post