Forgotten Player of the Moment – GLENN DAVIS

GLENN DAVIS by Ed Agner Request by Matt Hollinger This is the baseball player not the former Heisman winner so if you’re thinking Mr. Outside, you’ll need to look elsewhere. If Hollinger actually meant to request Mr. Outside then…it’s all Phil’s fault. Right, so, I’ve actually been toying with a FPotM on Davis for a long time but I am […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – VON HAYES

VON HAYES (by ED AGNER – Requested by Brendan Sullivan) Brendan being a Philly sports fan brings me much joy. Well, Philly fans in general bring me much joy since they are the way most sports fans really want to be – crass, hateful, demanding and oblivious to all that tact and decorum BS that keeps our satisfaction in other sport […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – BOBBY THIGPEN

BOBBY THIGPEN (by Bill Barnwell, requested by joel martin) Bobby Thigpen is a perfect example of all that’s wrong about baseball. That a strong enough lead-in for you? OK, maybe he’s not. But take a look at this: Name Team AB AVG OBP SLG ERA Bobby Thigpen CHA 317 .255 .327 .385 1.83 Steve Farr KC 474 .255 .327 .382 […]

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30 REASONS: Why Mark Bellhorn Will Sign With All 30 Teams

REASONS WHY MARK BELLHORN WILL SIGN WITH ALL 30 TEAMS (by PHIL RIPPA – with help)   Angels (From Bill): “They would sign him and then teach him how not to draw walks” Arizona Diamondbacks: Would be a mortal lock if he was a former Yankee. But being someone else’s castoff works close enough. Atlanta Braves: Bellhorn signing with Atlanta […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – TOM HUME

Tom Hume (by Ed Agner) Thomas Hubert Hume was – well, I wouldn’t call him the worst closer ever since I’ve seen. Jose Mesa in the post-Cleveland era – but he certainly was…well…the word “fungible” comes to mind. Let’s just say he picked up the nickname “Boom Boom” for a very good reason and that’s apt considering he was supposedly […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – CHARLIE HOUGH

CHARLIE HOUGH (by Ed Agner) I am not only a sucker for knuckleballers (Though, oddly, I trust a knuckleballer in crucial situations only a smidge more than I would, say, Jose Mesa. Call me kooky.), but I am also the world’s biggest sucker for atheletes so brutally ugly that even the 80’s-era Celtics would cringe. One of these days we’ll […]

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2004 NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST PREVIEW

NL West (Listed in order of 2003 finish) ED: Ed Agner BB: Bill Barnwell PR: Phil Rippa SAN FRANSICO GIANTS 2003 Record: 100-61 (Lost in NDLS) Key Additions: Brett Tomko, A.J. Pierzynski, Dustan Mohr, Michael Tucker Key Losses: Joe Nathan, Sidney Ponson, Rich Aurilia, Jose Cruz, Jr., Eric Young, Benito Santiago ED: Well, they still have Bonds, at least. PR: […]

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2004 NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL PREVIEW

NL CENTRAL (Listed in Order of 2003 Finish) ED: Ed Agner BB: Bill Barnwell PR: Phil Rippa CHICAGO CUBS 2003 Record – 88-74 (Lost in NLCS) Key Additions: Greg Maddux, LaTroy Hawkins, Kent Mercker, Derrek Lee, Michael Barrett, Ryan Dempster, Todd Walker, Paul Bako, Todd Hollandsworth, Andy Pratt Key Losses: Eric Karros, Kenny Lofton, Antonio Alfonseca, Randall Simon, Doug Glanville, […]

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2004 NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST PREVIEW

NL EAST (Listed in Order of 2003 Finish) BB: Bill Barnwell ED: Ed Agner PR: Phil Rippa ATLANTA BRAVES 2003 Record – 101-61 (Lost in ALDS) Key Additions: J.D. Drew, Eli Marrero, Gary Matthews Jr., John Thomson, Eddie Perez, Antonio Alfonseca, Armando Almanza, Russell Branyan, Chris Reitsma Key Losses: Gary Sheffield, Greg Maddux, Vinny Castilla, Javy Lopez, Shane Reynolds, Roberto […]

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