Tag Archives: Kelly Shoppach

2011 Mr. March Starring Robinson Chirinos

Last season, Mr. March was Sean Rodriguez as he set club Spring Training records in batting average, hits, and runs while homering six times. This season, Mr. March is most definitely Robinson Chirinos as Chirinos continues to impress fans with … Continue reading

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Might the Astros Come Calling?

This morning, it was learned that projected Astros starting catcher Jason Castro is likely to miss most if not all of the 2011 season as doctors discovered a tear in his ACL. This leaves the Astros in a precarious situation … Continue reading

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I'm Still Game

In November 2009, I wrote a post here defending the rumor that the Rays were interested in the troubled soul of Milton Bradley. Nearly one year later, I am still on board with Bradley putting on a Rays uniform.

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Two Thoughts on Maddon

My second piece is up at ESPN1040.com entitled, “The Smartest Person in the Room,” in which I defend the decision to start Kelly Shoppach over John Jaso.¬†Along that same line, R.J. Anderson has a post on Maddon’s Gut Check over … Continue reading

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Rays Wrap Up Final West Coast Swing

Yesterday’s 12-3 shellacking at the hands of the Angels was ugly with no two ways about it. Jeff Niemann had his velocity back but his control was still missing. The good news is the velocity is back which means his … Continue reading

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Shields and Jaso – An Imperfect Match

For years, we have heard rumblings about how certain pitchers do not like throwing to certain catchers. Greg Maddux preferred throwing to Eddie Perez even though Maddux’s ERA was better when throwing to Javy Lopez. A.J. Burnett has made it … Continue reading

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