Tag Archives: Bruce Bochy

Happy Days Are Here Again!

Note: I have been away from blogging, here and on other blogs, due to the bulk of my time being taken up by a four-month-long major project, that is now behind me. My absence here had nothing to do with … Continue reading

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How Valid Are Sports Awards Based Only on the Regular Season?

Throughout almost all of the 2014 major league baseball season, certainly after his return from the disabled list in May, there was little question that the most dominant pitcher in the game was the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw. His 21-3 won-lost … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Lefties

National League Champion San Francisco Giants’ ace lefty Madison Bumgarner and league also-ran Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace lefty Clayton Kershaw are a little more than a year apart in age, and Keshaw, the older of the two, has been a … Continue reading

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Pitching Matchup Was Key to Giants Easy Win over Pirates

As they regular season wore down to the end, the San Francisco Giants had a better chance of catching the Dodgers for the National League West Division lead than of failing to secure a wild card playoff spot. So, while … Continue reading

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Giants Trade for Peavy, Insert Dan Uggla at Second Base

As the Giants saw Tim Lincecum’s streak of solid starting efforts blown up last night by the Dodgers, and as their former ace Matt Cain (2-7, 4.18 ERA) and his $20 million salary languish on the disabled list, they traded … Continue reading

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Zack Greinke and Dodgers’ Outfielders Listened

After I wrote today’s earlier post critical of the Dodgers’ recent play, especially critical of declining efforts from the team’s starting pitchers including Zack Greinke, and the overall poor play of the teams cadre of high-priced outfielders, Yasiel Puig in … Continue reading

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NL West Figures To Be Only Dodgers & Giants For Years to Come

The five teams than comprise the National League West have in recent years fallen into two categories, with the Dodgers and Giants in one, and the Rockies, Padres and Diamondbacks in the other. Either the Dodgers or Giants have won … Continue reading

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Will Zack Greinke Be the New Kevin Brown?

Back in 1998, the L.A. Dodgers made sports history when they signed Kevin Brown to the first $100 M contract, agreeing to pay him $105 Million over the next seven years. Brown would be 34 when he threw his first … Continue reading

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Give the Credit Where it is Due – to Bruce Bochy

Bruce Bochy deserves all the credit in the world after leading his San Francisco Giants to their second World Championship in the past three years. We wrote the Giants off twice this year, first in their run for the NL … Continue reading

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