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Articles from November 2010



Around The League: Jeter/NY Post photo, Mike Dunn, Freddie Freeman, Mayo’s prospects, and Zimmerman’s dance

  • On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves declined to offer arbitration to both Troy Glaus and Derrek Lee, indicating that prospect Freddie Freeman will get the nod at first base in 2011.
  • Last week the Florida Marlins traded Dan Uggla to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Omar Infante and relief pitcher Mike Dunn.   Two of our writers, Griff and Dee, actually played with and against him in high school.  Marlin Maniac offers a scouting report and projection for the left-hander.

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Rookie Card Corner: Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps

The Golden Sombrero presents Rookie Card Corner: Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps

Fun Fact: On the last day of the 1954 season, Mickey Mantle played shortstop for the New Yankees, recording four assists and two putouts in the game.  “The Mick” even turned a 1-6-3 double play.

Mike Moustakas Takes Batting Practice (Video)

There is a reason that Kansas City Royals seemed indifferent about their lack of production at the hot corner in 2010, and that reason is Mike Moustakas.  Drafted second overall by the Royals in the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft, Moustakas put together a monstrous 2010 Minor League season, hitting .322 with 41 doubles, 36 home runs and 124 RBI while splitting time between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha.  He also showed great discipline at the dish, drawing 34 walks and striking out only 67 times in 484 at-bats.

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The Baseball Show: Pre-Thanksgiving Edition

Tonight on The Baseball Show, co-host Clint Evans from Diamond Hoggers and I talk a little pre-Thanksgiving Hot Stove.

We talk about a dozen different baseball topics, ranging from Joey Votto’s MVP to whether Derek Lee has outstayed his welcome in the National League.  So if you’re preparing for that Thanksgiving trip and you’re in the mood to listen to some baseball talk about all things relevant (and some that might not be just yet) be sure to give us a listen to pass the time.

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Rookie Card Corner: Sandy Koufax 1955 Topps

The Golden Sombrero presents Rookie Card Corner: Sandy Koufax 1955 Topps

Fun Fact: In 1965, Sandy Koufax pitched 323 innings and did not hit a single batter.