Posts tagged "mike caruso"

Robin Ventura - Managerial Final Exam

Robin Ventura - Managerial Final Exam
At an ungodly early morning hour, Robin Ventura sat alone in an unlit room.  The darkness was impenetrable, but from what he could discern, the cold chair he was seated in was the cheap, flimsy plastic-type normally reserved for hot, drunken backyard barbecue parties.  There was a crack in the base of it that stirred... Read more »

Brent Morel is entrenched; which means....what?

Brent Morel is entrenched; which means....what?
Seeing Adam Dunn and Alex Rios in the Opening Day lineup isn’t going to feel great.  It’ll be a firm reminder that contracts can dictate batting orders, even in extreme scenarios.  The only thing that can stop it from happening is 18 Brent Lillibridge Spring Training home runs.  Swing for the fences, Brent!* But skimming through... Read more »

Adam Dunn, and the worst White Sox I can remember

Adam Dunn, and the worst White Sox I can remember
Adam Dunn had pretty much the worst season I could have imagined.  It was known coming in that he couldn’t run, probably offered nothing defensively and struck out of a lot. Instead, his attempts at contact were more hopeless than ever before, his country-strong power was absent, and did you see him play 1st base?!?... Read more »
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Could Juan Pierre play himself into another contract?

Could Juan Pierre play himself into another contract?
Juan Pierre’s been playing better, and that’s a good thing. Since that fateful Colorado series where he became the best clutch hitter ever or something, Juan’s hit .386/.429/.457 in 77 plate appearances, and even gone 5 of 6 stealing bases while clearly employing an quality-over-quantity approach.  There’s no way in which this hot streak from... Read more »

Alexei Ramirez gets a contract extension; this is a good thing

Alexei Ramirez gets a contract extension; this is a good thing
“MMMMOOOOONNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYY!” Alexei Ramirez went up and became the best shortstop in the AL in 2010, but he’s been one of the best values in baseball for the last three seasons thanks to the 4-year, $4.4 million contract he signed coming out of Cuba.  At the time, Alexei dug the guaranteed years and money–and probably was... Read more »