Monthly Archives: November 2009

CM Punk’s Cult-like Crusade

  CM Punk is NOT wasting away.   Despite what many fans and critics have said lately—myself included—the WWE appears to know exactly what they’re doing with CM Punk.   In my Survivor Series recap I stated that I felt … Continue reading

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Boston Blunder: Red Sox Continue to Strike Out in Pursuit of Shorstops

The Boston Red Sox need a shortstop. It’s as simple as that. It’s time for the club to forget about acquiring ace Roy Halladay or a slugging first baseman like Adrian Gonzalez or Miguel Cabrera. The Red Sox number one … Continue reading

Posted in AL East, Alex Gonzalez, American League, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Edgar Renteria, Felipe Lopez, Free Agency, Hanley Ramirez, J.J. Hardy, Julio Lugo, Miguel Tejada, MLB, MLB Trades, Nomar Garciaparra, Orlando Cabrera, Stephen Drew, Trade Rumors | 1 Comment

Bert Blyleven Makes Another Pitch at Cooperstown

Bert Blyleven belongs in the Hall of Fame. In fact, he’s belonged in the Hall of Fame for twelve years. Yet, for twelve years in a row, the Baseball Writers Association of American has erred by leaving him out in … Continue reading

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Alex Gonzalez Signs with Toronto

Shortstop Alex Gonzalez will be taking his slick defense up north next summer. Gonzalez, 32, signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract with the Blue Jays on Thursday. The contract includes a $2.5 million option for 2011. The deal comes just … Continue reading

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Shelley Duncan’s Free Agency Offers a Long Overdue Opportunity

Shelley Duncan is finally free. After nine years of indentured servitude in the New York Yankees’ farm system, Duncan is a free agent for the first time. Unfortunately, Duncan is no longer the long-ball hitting prospect who was drafted in … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins Gave Plenty to be Thankful for in 2009

Thanksgiving is upon us once again. We all know that Thanksgiving is supposed to be about families and turkeys and a rapidly-depleting supply of shopping days until Christmas. In the minds of baseball fans, Thanksgiving is just a pit stop … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Delmon Young, Jason Kubel, Joe Crede, Joe Mauer, Michael Cuddyer, Miguel Jean, Minnesota Twins, MLB, MVP, Nick Blackburn, Orlando Cabrera, Scott Baker | Leave a comment

Joe Mauer Wins American League MVP

Joe Mauer can now add American League Most Valuable Player to his already imposing resume. Mauer received 27 out of 28 first-place votes to runaway with the award. Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera received the other first-place vote but … Continue reading

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