Tag Archives: Tim Lincecum

Matt Shoemaker, Ace By Default

At the start of the season, I wrote about the Angels great young triumvirate of starting pitchers, which then included Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney and Hecto Santiago. Not on that list, but next in line, were Nick Tropeano, who only … Continue reading

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The Difference a Day Makes, For the Dodgers in San Francisco

A day ago, the Dodgers were a mess. Hyun-Jin Ryu had been hit hard and left the game with a sore shoulder. The team collected all of three base hits in being shut out. Their lead in the National League … 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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Slumping, Unmotivated Dodgers Begin Key Series in San Francisco

The Dodgers spent the All-Star break in the West Division’s top spot, and with the National League’s best record. Since resuming play however, a flat, unmotivated group of slow-moving older-looking guys wearing Dodgers’ uniforms have lost two consecutive series to … Continue reading

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Long-Term Contracts and Pitchers: Do They EVER Work Out?

In the history of huge contracts given to major league pitchers, the Dodgers have written the text book: The textbook on what NOT to do. The one caveat is that their gruesome history of throwing millions of dollars at unsuspecting … Continue reading

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Guaranteed to Happen This Off Season

What will happen this winter (and in one instance next season) as 29 losing teams set their sites on the 2014 World Championship: 1. Kirk Gibson will flee the depraved confines of the Fascist Republic of Arizona and take his … Continue reading

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