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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fansided Slideshow of Best Pitchers by Franchise

Some teams have been blessed to see one legendary arm after another take the hill for their squad. Others have been forced to live with mediocrity while they await their turn in line. As such, we are here to examine the greatest starting pitchers in the history of each franchise. Whether it was championship glory or individual accomplishments, something sets each of these men apart from the pack and makes them the face of pitching greatness for their respective teams.

Los Angeles Angels – Nolan Ryan
Houston Astros – Roy Oswalt
Philadelphia/Oakland Athletics – Eddie Plank
Toronto Blue Jays – Roy Halladay
Atlanta Braves – Warren Spahn

Milwaukee Brewers – Teddy Higuera
St. Louis Cardinals – Bob Gibson
Chicago Cubs – Fergie Jenkins
Arizona Diamondbacks – Randy Johnson
Los Angeles Dodgers – Sandy Koufax

New York/San Francisco Giants – Christy Mathewson
Cleveland Indians – Bob Feller
Seattle Mariners – Felix Hernandez
Florida/Miami Marlins – Josh Beckett
New York Mets – Tom Seaver

Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos – Steve Rogers
Baltimore Orioles – Jim Palmer
San Diego Padres – Jake Peavy
Philadelphia Phillies – Steve Carlton
Pittsburgh Pirates – Wilbur Cooper

Texas Rangers – Charlie Hough
Tampa Bay Rays/Devil Rays – David Price
Boston Red Sox – Rogers Clemens
Cincinnati Reds – Paul Derringer
Colorado Rockies – Ubaldo Jimenez

Kansas City Royals – Bret Saberhagen
Detroit Tigers – Mickey Lolich
Minnesota Twins/Washington Senators – Walter Johnson
Chicago White Sox – Red Faber
New York Yankees – Whitey Ford

bbmck Posted: August 11, 2015 at 04:37 PM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: great baseball players, pitchers, teams

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dolinar: The Use and Frequency of Emoji in MLB Twitter Engagement

Never mind analytics, fire Ruben Amaro Jr. for not adopting the fire emoji.


Emoji is the new addition to this round of Twitter analysis. The Rockies had 401 tweets that contained an emoji. While the Rockies tended to use emojis more often than other, they had an entire game where their social-media account tweeted in nothing but emoji, which put them over the top.

In stark contrast, the Royals, who rank last in emoji usage, only managed to tweet an emoji four times.

Fire Emoji

The Cubs used the fire emoji more than any other team, tweeting it 88 times. The Cubs have used it to indicate if a player is hot, as a stand-in for an out or just because they haven’t used a fire emoji in a while.

Both the Braves and the Padres rank high as well and use the emojis when their closers get the final outs of the game.

While some teams have found plenty of use for this emoji, there are seven teams who never tweeted the fire emoji once over the same span: Astros, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Phillies, Rangers, Red Sox and Royals.

JE (Jason) Posted: July 21, 2015 at 08:02 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: social media, teams, twitter

Sunday, January 15, 2012

MLB Trade Rumors: Bartolo Colon Agrees to Sign With Unknown Team

Bartolo Colon has agreed to a deal with an unknown club reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (on Twitter). The right-hander wouldn’t divulge the team because he has not yet passed his physical.

Pretty sure it’s either the All-Stars or the Champs.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jeff Wilpon Meets Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

This made my day when I saw it (OK, so I was having a lousy day).

Mike Emeigh Posted: December 27, 2011 at 03:09 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, teams

Monday, December 26, 2011

ESPN: Yorvit Torrealba suspended in Venezuela

Texas Rangers backup catcher Yorvit Torrealba has been suspended 66 games by the Venezuelan League for striking an umpire, league president Jose Grasso Vecchio announced Monday morning on Twitter.

The suspension covers the rest of this season and all of next season in the Venezuelan League. Penalties in winter ball do not carry over to Major League Baseball.

Have to think MLB or the Rangers will take some action, too.

Mike Emeigh Posted: December 26, 2011 at 06:49 PM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, teams

Friday, December 16, 2011

Kovacevic: Pirates still playing small ball

Totally fair if somewhat brutal assessment:

And I really can’t see where Huntington was coming from when he made these remarks to reporters last week in Dallas: “We’ll still look to find moves to make us better, but we feel like we’ve taken a big step forward, whether it’s bigger or smaller moves. We’ve put this organization in position to take another big step forward next year.”

Big, clearly, is a relative concept.

Mike Emeigh Posted: December 16, 2011 at 04:03 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: pirates, teams

Friday, September 30, 2011

Powers: Twins need to run a tighter ship next season

Currently, the players and their agents are in charge. They decide when to play, when to train, when to seek medical advice and how to rehab an injury. The inmates are running the asylum. And it flat-out didn’t work in 2011.

Hey, if you mean Joe Mauer, say Joe Mauer!!

Mike Emeigh Posted: September 30, 2011 at 11:26 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: teams, twins



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