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Marlins Rookie Says “No-No”

September 6, 2006

  Anibal Sanchez slithered through the Snakes without allowing a hit For the first time since Randy Johnson’s perfect game in 2004, an MLB pitcher has thrown a no-hitter.  Many fans were wondering when a pitcher would finally break the 2.5 year drought — they all knew it would happen eventually — but few of them […]

Rookie of the Year Predictions

August 27, 2006

Here are my choices for the Rookies of the Year and the runners-up for the 2006 season, which has been tremendous in rookie talent.  AMERICAN LEAGUE 3rd Place: Nick Markakis (Baltimore Orioles) Forget for a moment that this is the year of the rookie pitchers, and take a look at this year’s top offensive rookie […]

Jered Weaver Succumbs to Red Sox … Again

August 24, 2006

     Jered Weaver would be flawless if it weren’t for David Ortiz’s Red Sox If there’s one person and one team that Angels’ rookie pitcher Jered Weaver despises right now, it’s David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox.  After his first 7 starts, the rookie phenom had a flawless 7-0 record with a spectacular 1.15ERA, and […]

Young Arms Stealing the Show — Part 2 of 2-part series (see: Old Aces Resurrected)

June 29, 2006

Baseball fans of the past 20 years remember well the dominance that aces like Tom Glavine, Kenny Rogers, and Curt Schilling have had over opposing hitters.  Now that the amazing careers of these three are ending, there are many new pitchers that are baffling hitters and putting together spectacular rookie campaigns.  Of the 10+ rookie starting pitchers […]

Rookie Starting Pitchers Having Big Impact On Their Teams

June 9, 2006

This season, the starting pitching for many teams that were considered contenders has been shaky, due to both injuries and ineffectiveness.  A few of these teams, such as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies, and Toronto Blue Jays, have solved their problems with rookie starting pitchers.  Jered Weaver, called up two weeks ago […]