Eight years ago today, Barry Bonds passed Willie Mays on the all-time home run list by taking Ben Ford of the Brewers deep. His 661st career blast put him in third place all-time. The ball was caught by the same fan in McCovey Cove who caught Bonds' 660th career homer the night before. Here's the latest from around the baseball corner of the web…
- Big Train Insider interviewed former big league closer Chad Cordero.
- MLB Reports interviewed Gregg Olsen, another ex-closer.
- The True Fan's Sports Blog wrote about Ian Kinsler's extension and Danny Espinosa.
- The Rays Way wonders if the Rays have been too hesitant to trade their pitchers.
- Twins Baseball Clubhouse wrote about the Scott Baker dilemma.
- Rising Apple says it's time for the Mets to platoon Jason Bay.
- The Shea Faithful believes manager Terry Collins is the right man for the Mets.
- Through The Fence Baseball wonders when the Angels will make room for Mike Trout.
- Call to the Pen chimed in on the Red Sox's closer conundrum.
- BoSox Injection thinks the feud with Terry Francona might be good for the Sox.
- Yankees Fans Unite says Derek Jeter still sets the tone for the Yankees.
- Puckett's Pond thinks Trevor Plouffe might be the next Ben Zobrist.
- Lasorda's Lair is worried about James Loney.
- The Futurists wrote about Mark Prior, Joe Mauer, and the 2001 draft.
- Know Hitter breaks down the Indians chances.
- The Beanball analyzed million dollar arms with ten cent heads.
- Shutdown Inning broke down the sacrifice bunt.
- MLB Draft Insider published their latest mock draft.
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Man I wish Prior had panned out. Still hurts to think about.
So does Wayne Garland.. Injuries happen to foundations of a team’s SP and you just never know how/when.
At least He didn’t go from winning 20G, to losing 19 and leading the league with those loses, plus blowing out his arm like Garland did…
There has to be some decent, offensive stadium the Mets can move Bay to and another horrible salary they can take back and be rid of him.
I still think he can be a useful piece/bat, just even on the road he can’t get anything going and is just in a cycle of nothingness at Queens.
Shame Boston owes Lackey a bit more and he is hurt, because also think he is a useful pitcher as well and he would be more than an adequate pitcher in the National league, if not at Fenway More of a chance if that useless NE media would stop their rabid reporting of entirely useless news.
They could probably get rid of Bay, but would have to pay a significant portion of that contract.