Posts Tagged ‘ichiro’

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and Albert Lang will air at 7:00 ET

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and Albert Lang will air at 7:00 ET:

We’ll have two special guests and talk Jonathan Papelbon, Ichiro, Chipper Jones, Jason Heyward, Brian McCann, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Dylan Bundy, Jameson Taillon, Addison Reed, Matt Moore, Yu Darvish, Yoenis Cespedes, Gary Carter, Tim Wakefield, Mike Cameron, A.J. Burnett, Johan Santana, Mike Moustakas, David Freese, Brett Lawrie, Evan Longoria, Pablo Sandoval, Chase Headley, Danny Valencia, Adam Dunn, Edinson Volquez and much more.

h2h Corner ~ Check You Out On the Flip Side: Tony Gwynn

For the history of this series, check out this article: Check You Out On the Flip Side: Howard Johnson.

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First things first, Tony Gwynn loves San Diego. Not only did he spend his entire 20-season career in the beautiful whale’s vagina, but he went to college there and was drafted by the basketball team. Oh, yeah, he also, currently, coaches San Diego State University’s baseball team.

Second things second, someone my age—who didn’t really know baseball in the late ‘80s—thinks of Tony Gwynn as this slow slap hitter that didn’t do much besides hit singles. Kind of like an Ichiro without speed or Wade Boggs.

When, in fact, judging by Gwynn’s prowess at basketball he was an incredibly athletic dude. From 1984 – 1990, he averaged 32 steals per season. Meanwhile, from 2005 – 2010, Ichiro averaged just five steals more per season.

This card really made me re-think the way I looked at Gwynn’s career. Certainly, I had mad respect for the guy, especially when his career compares favorably to Rod Carew, Boggs, Roberto Clemente and George Sisler. But I always saw him as the most boring of one-dimensional station-to-station players. That simply isn’t the case of the man who lead the league in hits in seven out of the 16 fullish seasons he played.

I just thank god he didnt go to the Clippers and incur the curse.

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h2h Corner ~ Knowing ADP – How To Win Your League Before the Season Even Starts VIII

Maximizing every drop of value in every pick is hugely important. Taking a player in the fifth round that you could just as easily have taken in the sixth round is a major mistake. To avoid this, you need to know all about Average Draft Position (ADP). Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ I’m a Believer: All-star Game, American League Position Players Edition

Welcome to June’s “I’m a Believer” column. Yes, I got the name from a Monkees’ song. And yes, I like the song. Did you know that Neil Diamond wrote it, as well as many other songs by the Monkees? Isn’t Neil Diamond cool (Red Sox fans)? Therefore – fantasy baseball love notwithstanding – aren’t I cool (hello, transitive property)? Continue reading