Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Gillies, d’Arnaud, Giants

On this date in 2007, the Brewers became the third team in history to begin a game by hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs. Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy, and Ryan Braun all did their damage against Phil Dumatrait of the Reds, who gave up five hits and four runs before leaving the game in the top of the first without retiring a batter.

Here is the best the baseball blogosphere had to offer over the last week, as the 2011 season begins to wind down…

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15 Responses to Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Gillies, d’Arnaud, Giants Leave a Reply

  1. ESmolin 4 years ago

    Being Travis d’Arnaud’s first professional baseball roommate; I can say that his success couldn’t have happened to a better kid.  Congrats Travis.

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      A lot of Jay fans are routing for him… but send him a text, let him know its not cool to admit that his favorite show is The Hills.

      • ESmolin 4 years ago

        Believe me, I didn’t let him live it down.  I was 22, just graduated college, and I had to listen to him play John Mayer and watch The Hills.  Great kid though, good head on his shoulders.

        • chico65 4 years ago

          After that Mayer and The Hills talk, I wasn’t sure where you were going with that head comment

          • ESmolin 4 years ago

            Minus his entertainment tastes; a good head on his shoulders.  Figured I’d just clear that up.

  2. Coollet 4 years ago

    Future looks bright for BlueJays in the catcher position, i look forward to seeing a rotation between Travis and JP.

    • ARodinyourPujols 4 years ago

      A rotation between those 2 would be terrible. I think that when Travis comes up the Jays should give JP an opportunity to be a full time DH. If he can cut his strikeouts down and actually take a walk once in a while, I think he can become a very good DH. 

      • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

        why exactly would that rotation be terrible?? They compliment eachother quite well..

        but I’m of the opinion that JP can one day be moved, young cheap controllable sluggers  that can catch are a rarity now a days, he would fetch a lot

        • ARodinyourPujols 4 years ago

          I don’t mean it in a production point of view but you have to make one of play everyday at catcher, instead of a rotation where they only play 70 games behind the plate. With young guys like that you have to give them constant playing time, especially behind the plate. 

          • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

             Theoretically JP could could get 250 AB’s at DH and 250 at catcher.

  3. MaineSox 4 years ago

    Okay Joey, now what did you really learn from Canseco?

    • 0bsessions 4 years ago

      Only the juiciest of gossip.

      • 0bsessions 4 years ago

        I’ll also have you know that that pun was completely unintentional. Canseco just seems like the MLB equivelant of that one lady in the office who blabs about everything going on.

      • chico65 4 years ago

        You’ve gat that right

  4. John Arguello 4 years ago

    Just a couple of quick notes on that Cubs article..

    That article on Coppolella is actually from my blog Cubs Den which is a part of Chicago Now.      And Coppolella’s title is Director of Baseball Administration.

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