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We put out our annual Walk-Year All-Star team yesterday on Newsday's website. Last year's such squad looked like this:
C: Ramon Hernandez
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Kelly Johnson
SS: Jose Reyes
3B: Jose Bautista
LF: Josh Willingham
CF: Carlos Beltran
RF: David DeJesus.
DH: David Ortiz.
RHP: Edwin Jackson
LHP: C.J. Wilson
Closer:...Read more »
Just some quick hits this morning, as we have the Rule 5 draft. When that's done, all of the team officials sprint out of the hotel to make their flights.
I'm scheduled to fly out later tonight, so I should have time to post a wrap-up in the afternoon.
--Here's my column on Jose Reyes, who clearly and understandably was hurt by the way the Mets conducted themselves over the last couple...Read more »
Let's do this morning's post Three Up style, a la Joel Sherman:
1. Off ALCS Game 4, I wrote that the Tigers looked gassed and goofy as they faced elimination today.
Look, we all absolutely loooove to discuss strategy, all the more so in these postseason games. Love it. The scrutiny, the pressure, the different options.
But I think Joe Posnanski put it best last year,...Read more »
Greetings from a wet Yankee Stadium. Thankfully, the game has been called, given the horrible forecast, and there'll be a day-night doubleheader on Sunday.
I spent some time in the Red Sox clubhouse, and it was pretty empty, but those around didn't show too much concern with their behavior. Dustin Pedroia, always lively, talked trash to a pair of diminutive Latino reporters who were hanging...Read more »
Hideki Matsui homered for the 500th time as a professional, counting both Japan and Major League Baseball, as the A's beat the Tigers in Detroit.
It's a great accomplishment for Matsui, and as Jane Lee points out in her story for MLB.com, it surely meant more to him because it helped Oakland pick up a rare victory. Yet it also has to be bittersweet, not only because the A's are terrible, but...Read more »