Baseball iconic moments seem to never go away. Everytime the Yankees play the Royals at home, Michael Kay narrates the “George Brett pinetar incident. A close second may be the Derek Jeter flip play. But there is one baseball memory that I personally witnessed that eclipses all others.
Mat 17th, 1998. The Bronx, New York. A young Yankee fan is disappointed that Davis Wells is the starting pitcher, this disappointment is more than made up for when he learns of a free beanie baby giveaway. Unbeknownst to this young fan, David Wells, nursing a hangover goes on to pitch a perfect game…
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God I can’t wait until Bryce Harper mans left-field in Pinstripes in 2019.
Manny Machado better bring up that .220 batting average if he expects to be our third baseman of the future, we got this guy named Gleyber Torres whose about to make every clown in the city chant “Gley-buhhh”…clap clap…”Gley-buhhh”! That’s right, he’s only 20 years old and won MVP of the Arizona Fall League. Epstein may have broken two curses but Brian Cashman is the don of deal-makers among MLB GMs.
What happens to Jacoby Ellsbury and his $25 million per year, when carrottop Clint Frazier starts raking in Scranton. Oh wait, we’ll just salary dump him to Houston because they take the Brian McCann’s of the world off our hands…especially when the Baby Bombers come up.
Until then we’ll let the rest of the AL East play with some semblance of hope.
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In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we explore everything related to trade value. What are the factors that make a player more valuable than his peers? What is the difference between a player’s value in fantasy baseball and his value to his MLB organization?
When should you trade one elite player for two above-average players? (Spoiler Alert: Under no circumstances should anyone ever trade Joey Votto for Eric Hosmer & Trevor Cahill)
Which players would go in the first round if there were a draft of all current MLB players? Kris Bryant, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper, Clayton Kershaw or Mike Trout?
To what extent does a player’s position factor into his trade value? Why is Gary Sanchez the crown jewel of trade value?
All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Trade Value: Fantasy, Reality & Delusion” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 51)”
In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we examine the disappointing performance of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers, thus far in the 2017 MLB season.
The Kansas City Royals seemed poised for a dynasty run following their World Series Championship in 2015. With a young core of players and an invigorated fan base, the future seemed so promising. Now one month into 2017, the Royals’ championship window is seemingly closed and the question must be asked…is it time to sell?
Despite the return of Yu Darvish and the emergence of Joey Gallo, the Texas Rangers have been riddled by injuries to future Hall of Famer Adrian Beltre and Cole Hamels. No one could have predicted that the Rangers’ offense would rank near the bottom of every offensive category. Will the Rangers continue their sluggish start, or will they emerge as a World Series contender?
All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Royal Blues, Rangers in Danger?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 50)”
In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we take inventory of the state of baseball in New York City. The Mets & Yankees have flipped scripts, starting out the season against the expectation of most MLB analysts.
With the best run differential in the AL and fresh off a sweep of the World Champion Cubs at Wrigley Field, the surging Yankees are hitting on all cylinders. Aaron Judge, Starlin Castro and Luis Severino have exceeded expectations. Will the Yankees be able to maintain the hot start and win the AL East? Or will the Baby Bombers’ bats cool off?
Meanwhile over in Queens, the Mets’ have been plagued by one injury after another. What was considered the best starting rotation in baseball, now is left to patch up the holes left by the losses of Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Steven Matz. What’s wrong with Matt Harvey? Are the Mets a playoff contender or pretender?
All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Matt Harvey, The Yankees?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 49)”
In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we question the medical staff of the New York Mets. What went wrong with Yoenis Cespedes’ hamstring and Noah Syndergaard’s bicep, and what it means for the team. Are there any players signed this past off-season that teams would like a refund for? All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Mets Medical Malpractice?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 48 )”
In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we tackle the most intriguing early season MLB storylines. In our version of “Buy or Sell”, we separate the real from the make-believe. Will Eric Thames continue to be the reincarnation of Barry Bonds? Is Bryce Harper the favorite for NL MVP? Will Madison Bumgarner’s injury destine the Giants for a sub .500 season? All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading “CapFigure Podcast – Episode 47 (MLB Buy or Sell?)”