Archive for December, 2010

Friday, December 24th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

All of us at Dugout Central would like to extend the best of holiday joy to all our readers and writers and we wish endless prosperity and success as we enter 2011.
But most importantly….we want to remind you that Opening Day is a mear 95 days (and counting) away.
Thomas Wayne and Dugout Central

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 by JohnBowen

John looks at the best seasons by the LA Angels of Anaheim, CA, USA

Breaking down the Greinke Trade

Monday, December 20th, 2010 by JohnBowen

The biggest trade of the off-season, and it was made by two teams in flyover country. Read all about it!

Monday, December 20th, 2010 by Chuck

Voting results for the BBWAA portion of the Hall of Fame balloting will be announced on Tuesday, January 5, 2011.
The day before, on Monday, January 4th, the Dugout Central selection committee ballot will be announced, giving us all extra 24 hours of bitching and complaining regarding who got in or who didn’t.
Sean Forman and the [...]

Arizona Fall League Prospects: Pitchers

Sunday, December 19th, 2010 by Chuck

In year’s past the AFL was known as a hitters league, what with the cooler post-summer temperatures and the Phoenix elevation. This year was somewhat less so but more due to an overall lack of talent, which included pitching as well as hitting. The right handed starters were a mixed back of prospects while the [...]

The All-Time New York Yankees Team – By Season

Saturday, December 18th, 2010 by JohnBowen

I didn’t do a WAR calculation, but I think this team would win 188 games in a 162 game season.

Arizona Fall League Prospects: Outfielders

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 by Chuck

The overall group of outfielders in the AFL was a mixed bag, some big names, some guys fighting for spots on the 40, and a handful of players learning new positions. Most of the players won’t see major league action this season so it was difficult not only to pick a guy from each position, [...]

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

Bob Feller lost his battle with leukemia last night. One of the first true flame throwers and a real American hero, Feller served his country proudly during World War II Рmissing 4 prime playing years of his Hall of Fame career in the process. In all he played 18 big league seasons all with the hard [...]

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 by Chuck

Cliff Lee, the top pitcher available in this year’s free agent class has decided to forgo the bright lights of New York and the cowboy lifestyle of Dallas for the City of Cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell and Rocky Balboa.
Lee personally phoned Jon Daniels of the Rangers and the Yankees’ Brian Cashman late Monday evening [...]

Arizona Fall League Top Prospects: Middle Infielders

Monday, December 13th, 2010 by Chuck

Second base was the most well represented position on BA’s top prospect list with four candidates finishing in the top dozen players, led by league MVP and batting champ Dustin Ackley, who also managed to set league records in OBP and SLG. Ackley showed improvement defensively at second and while the jury is still out [...]

Arizona Fall League Prospects: Corner Infielders

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 by Chuck

The list of candidates at first base really isn’t a list at all, with two of the names undoubtedly among the top ten prospects in all of baseball. But I would be disrespecting the abilities of everyone else who are all quality players and I’m not about to do that.
First base:
Josh Satin [...]

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

Hell, Daniel Snyder may give him $35 million a year to hall Albert Haynesoworthless’ fat ass around in a wheel barrow for all I know. But what about a team’s need in association with money-to-spend?

AFL Prospects: Catchers

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 by Chuck

During the recently completed Arizona Fall League season I had the opportunity, as I’ve done each season since the league’s inception in 1992, to see some of the top minor league talent put refining touches on their skills as the begin what they hope to be the final leg on their ascent to the major [...]

Monday, December 6th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Pat Gillick, whose teams won three World Series titles in 27 years as a major league general manager, was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Monday by the Veterans Committee.
In his fifth time on the ballot, former players’ association head Marvin Miller fell one vote short of the [...]

Sunday, December 5th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

Merry Christmas and Holy Shit.