Posts Tagged Greg

  • Greg Amsinger called Buster Posey’s walk off homer

    During the end of the Rockies-Giants game, MLB Tonight anchor Greg Amsinger said that he “got that feeling in my bad knee” about Buster Posey, inferring that he’d hit a walk off. As Juan Nicasio began his delivery to the plate, Amsinger then predicted we’d be hearing a Duane Kuiper home ru...

  • Kansas City Royals: Why Greg Holland Is the Best Closer in Baseball Right Now

    The closer role used to be a major strength of the Kansas City Royals year in and year out. The late Dan Quisenberry held down that role for much of the 1980s, and later, Jeff Montgomery was that guy for much of the '90s. Since both of these great closers left the organization, the Royals have been ...

  • ‘Chicks Dig the Long Ball’ commercial from 1999 stars Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine (video)

    Great find by Big League Stew that serves as a stark and sobering reminder how the past can look much, much different given its context in history and how perceptions can completely change over time. It’s especially fitting given it stars Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who were voted into the Hall o...

  • Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas headed to the MLB Hall of Fame

    The MLB Hall of Fame went from a no-new member class last year, to its first 3-member class; as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are the Class of 2014 and the first three first-timers since 1999. Please click here to read this story. The post Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas headed...

  • Chipper Jones provides great quote on Greg Maddux’s Hall of Fame worthiness

    Chipper Jones on ex-#Brave Maddux: “Some dumb (bleep) will probably leave him off the ballot because no one else has been a unanimous pick."— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) January 7, 2014It's nearly a foregone conclusion that Greg Maddux will gain induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame o...

  • Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine Deserve to Be First-Ballot Hall of Famers

    Being inducted into the Hall of Fame in any sport is an unmatched honor. It's the crowning achievement acknowledging a lifetime of hard work. Perhaps in no other sport is enshrinement more meaningful than in professional baseball. The selection process in baseball is much more stringent than in othe...

  • New acquisition Greg Burke aims for bullpen job with Mets

    Looking for a topic to write about, I went over to the official Mets site to look at how the guys playing Winter Ball did. Usually you can find someone hitting the cover off the ball but of the 16 hitters in various leagues, the highest OPS was the .834 posted by Juan Carlos Gamboa in the Mexican...

  • Mets Sign Former Padres RHP Greg Burke

    With the giant contract of disappointing outfielder Jason Bay partially off their backs, the New York Mets are now free to make some big, eventful signings that will help the team for years into the future…right? Perhaps those deals will come at a later date, because while the Mets did ink a ...

  • Kenny Rogers and Mariano Duncan for Greg Vaughn: 50 HRs the Yankees Lost

    In early July 1997, rumors swirled that the New York Yankees were going to swing a deal with the San Diego Padres.The Yankees would send much-maligned left-hander Kenny Rogers, along with second baseman Mariano Duncan to the Padres in exchange for outfielder Greg Vaughn and a minor league pitcher. R...

  • Greg Maddux ready to help Rangers

    ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers pitching staff has come so far over the last few years that not even future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is sure what he has contribute to the team. Maddux began his job as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels Tuesday by taking part in the winter devel...