The Indians pulled off the rare triple steal on this date three years ago. Jamey Carroll got caught in a rundown after being picked off first by Ehren Wassermann, but Paul Konerko threw home to try to cut down David Dellucci, who broke from third. Dellucci was safe at home after beating the throw and Carroll advanced to second, all while Grady Sizemore (who was originally on second) scooted over to third. It was the first triple steal since 1987, when the Braves victimized the Astros.
Here are the best links the blogosphere had to offer over the last week…
- Call To The Pen chimed in on the Buster Posey–Scott Cousins collision.
- The Dugout Report explored Posey's future with the Giants before his injury.
- Bronx Bombers Report wonders if the Yankees could help the Giants given all their young catchers.
- Infield Chatter, meanwhile, wrote about the dangers of keeping elite players behind the plate.
- Crawfish Boxes listed some GM candidates for the Astros in case new owner Jim Crane lets current GM Ed Wade go.
- Bleacher Nation provided a complete dictionary of reasons of why the Cubs should fire GM Jim Hendry.
- The Shea Faithful says Carlos Beltran was worth the Wilpons' money.
- Pirates Prospects tried to figure out Joel Hanrahan's trade value.
- FanSpeak thinks the Nationals should look to move Todd Coffey sooner rather than later.
- Wahoo Blues warns the Indians to be careful as the trade deadline approaches.
- Royals Review looked at the improvement of Wilson Betemit.
- Tomahawk Chop tried to figure out what's wrong with Dan Uggla.
- The Last Sports Blog On Earth wonders if the Dodgers' best option is to punt the season.
- The Todd Van Poppel Rookie Card Retirement Plan weighs in on the Brian Fuentes-Bob Geren situation.
- The Hardball Times explained why it would be a bad idea for the Padres to call up Anthony Rizzo.
- Replacement Level Baseball provided scouting reports and video of four top draft prospects.
- MLB Reports took a shot at realigning the divisions.
- Through The Fence Baseball wrote about the problem with baseball announcers.
- MLB Depth Charts listed some top prospects with a chance to have some fantasy impact later this summer.
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