On this date in 1998, Cubs right-hander Kerry Wood struck out 13 Diamondbacks to set the Major League record for most strikeouts in consecutive games at 33. Wood struck out 20 Astros in his previous start. The previous record was 32 strikeouts held by Luis Tiant, Nolan Ryan, Doc Gooden, and Randy Johnson. Here's the latest baseball talk from around the web…
- Yankees Fans Unite interviewed Yankees' prospect Tyler Austin.
- Baseball Hot Corner interviewed Cubs' prospect Trevor Gretzky, son of Wayne.
- Baseball Nation examined the worst trade of the last five years.
- Baseball Time In Arlington wrote about Josh Hamilton's contract in the wake of his four-homer game.
- Full Spectrum Baseball isn't sure if the Rangers should re-sign Hamilton.
- Rays Colored Glasses wonders how different Rays history would be if Hamilton never had his off-the-field problems.
- Through the Fence Baseball thinks Evan Gattis may be the next Hamilton.
- NatsGM says the Nationals should try to acquire Seth Smith.
- Chicken Friars put together a list of players the Padres shouldn't trade as they rebuild.
- Puckett's Pond assessed the Twins' trade bait.
- Twins Fan From Afar wonders if we can start to question Joe Mauer's health.
- Twins Baseball Clubhouse revisited the Johan Santana trade.
- The Brewers Bar analyzed Alex Gonzalez's injury.
- Lookout Landing wrote about the Chone Figgins problem.
- Wahoo's On First said goodbye to Casey Blake following his retirement.
- Lasorda's Lair looks at how the Dodgers could fill some of their roster holes.
- Sports of Boston wonders if Daisuke Matsuzaka was worth the hype and money.
- Talkin' Sox with Dan looked at Kevin Youkilis and Will Middlebrooks.
- BoSox Banter examines why the Red Sox have been so awful this year.
- Cleveland Indians Perspective looks back at what went wrong with the Indians' 2010 draft.
- Swingin' A's wrote about the East Bay businesses hoping to keep the Athletics in Oakland.
- Bronx Banter re-published Robert Ward's celebrated "Reggie Jackson in No Man's Land" article from the June 1977 issue of Sport magazine. It's the first time the infamous "I'm the straw that stirs the drink" article has been posted online in its entirely.
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The worst trade in history was Wells for Napoli, it looked horrible when it happened and is even worse now. The disparity in the performances between these two players is bad enough, but the icing on the cake is the crippling salary Wells has.
McDonald for Dotel was pretty bad, but LA was toying around with JMac and didn’t really have a spot for him. Dumb to trade a young MLB arm for a reliever, but it’s nothing compared to the Wells deal. Even though the Dodgers probably wouldn’t mind McDonald pitching in their 5th spot for the minimum instead of Harang, they survived without him.
worst trade in history? i’ll raise you Ruth for a Broadway play or Pedro Martinez for Delino DeShields.
Or, you know, Lou Brock for Ernie Broglio. Why, Cubs, why?
I am still fairly happy with a few quoted the other day.. Curt Schilling and Brady Anderson for Mike Boddicker, Fergie jenkins for a collection of bodies from the Phillies..
The coup de gras? Steve Carlton for Rick Wise.
sure hope gattis makes it to atlanta. he seems like real deal. to make it this far is still unbelievable