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Saturday, July 13, 2013
Before we get into the all-time Never-Been All-Star Team, I have to point out that the first All-Star Game was played in 1933. Hall of Famers like Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson and Cy Young never appeared in an All-Star Game because there was no All-Star Game at the time. Those guys don’t count for this post; we’re only looking at players from 1933 through the present.With a huge assist from the indispensable Baseball-Reference Play Index, here’s the all-time Never-Been All-Star Team: [...]
Second Base: Tony Phillips (50.8 WAR)
By WAR, Phillips in the best player in baseball history who never appeared in an All-Star Game. He also played more than 290 career games at four positions, but I’m sticking him at second because: a.) that’s where he’s needed, and b.) that’s where he played most of his career games. Phillips hit .266/.374/.389 (109 OPS+) in parts of 18 years with six teams, but his best seasons came with the Tigers in the early 1990s: .281/.395/.405 (120 OPS+) from 1990-94.
Posted: July 13, 2013 at 06:56 PM | 37 comment(s)
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The Mets’ financial struggles in recent years have been well publicized and they can surely use an economic stimulus. Attendance at Citi Field fell the last three seasons, and is down 7.7 percent so far this year, according to Baseball-Reference.com. So it made sense for the Mets to try to capitalize on the All-Star Game, link it to season-ticket plans and see if it could help stop the decline in overall ticket sales.
And although the Mets’ piggybacking season-ticket sales on Tuesday’s All-Star Game may appear desperate to some, they are only doing what other clubs have done in previous years. Major League Baseball produces the All-Star Game and events connected to it and keeps the money from sales of tickets, concessions and parking. The main financial lift for the host club is to use the All-Star Game to help push ticket sales to every other game on the schedule.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wright and Cuddyer grew up in the Virginia Beach area. They each participated in a home run contest a few years back—one Cuddyer won.
“I think that he’s one of the more underrated players and a friend, and our relationship had a lot to do with it, and his production had a lot to do with it,” Wright said in explaining the decision. “He has 15 home runs and had a 27-game hitting streak, so, for me, that was my choice.”
Cuddyer was selected over Domonic Brown, Paul Goldschmidt and Pedro Alvarez, among others.
Posted: July 11, 2013 at 01:53 PM | 21 comment(s)
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Friday, June 14, 2013
The ladies of CougarLife.com were eager to help Mr. Wright reach third base — until things went all wrong.
The web site’s lineup of “sexy older professional women” was romanced by a Mets official to help land star infielder David Wright a starting spot in the upcoming All-Star Game at Citi Field.
The hunky third baseman was recently voted the most desirable major leaguer by the site’s members — leading the marketing executive to propose an outpouring of cougar love for Wright. [...]
On Tuesday morning, the Mets marketing maven e-mailed back with word that there was some “pushback” in the organization against the plan.
“We don’t feel a partnership working together would be the image that our team and David — especially since he recently got engaged — would like to portray,” the Mets official wrote.
Posted: June 14, 2013 at 02:51 PM | 17 comment(s)
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