This past week, Endy Chavez celebrated his thirty-seventh birthday. The Mets honored him by tweeting this:
See, I can appreciate this since the Cardinals ended up winning anyway, otherwise this would be one of those "ugh" moments that induce hatred and frustration, not unlike highlights of Michael Wacha entering the ninth inning of Game Five of the 2014 NLCS.
Fortunately, I don't have to feel that way over Chavez's great catch, thanks to the heroics of Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright.
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what else is going on in baseball...
- Rob Manfred advises Hall of Fame voters not to assume certain players used PEDs. - Hardball Talk; SBNation
- The Philles could move Clifton Lee. - Sporting News
LRT: TRADE FOR CLIFTON LEE— Aaron Finkel (@Aaron_Finkel) February 6, 2015
- These players were underrated by scouts. - Sports on Earth
- Madison Bumgarner eats some cookies. - Cut4
- Do you have a least favorite player? - Hardball Times; Hardball Times
- Monday was the anniversary of Satchel Paige's Hall of Fame nomination, making him the first Negro League veteran to be nominated into the Hall. - History
- 70% if the Athletics roster was built via trade. - SBNation
- The MLB Fancave is closing its... uh.. doors, I guess. - UPROXX
- <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Legendary female athlete Babe Didrickson Zaharias with HOFer Burleigh Grimes at Whittington Park, Hot Springs, 1934. <a href="http://t.co/iTmbm2ClU1">pic.twitter.com/iTmbm2ClU1</a></p>— Arkansas Baseball (@ArkBaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArkBaseball/status/564967969214566401">February 10, 2015</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
- Cole Hamels will begin the year with the Phillies. - Hardball Talk
- The catcher fantasy value breakdown. - RotoWorld
- JAMES SHIELDS HAS FINALLY SIGNED! - SBNation
what the cardinals are up to...
- Don't forget to fill out Cardinal70's annual approval ratings. - Cards Conclave
- <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Former <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/STLCards?src=hash">#STLCards</a> pitcher <a href="https://twitter.com/Brace4Impact46">@Brace4Impact46</a> and most of STL at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BegginPetParade?src=hash">#BegginPetParade</a>. <a href="http://t.co/OPC61u3VpZ">pic.twitter.com/OPC61u3VpZ</a></p>— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) <a href="https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/564533742216036352">February 8, 2015</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
- <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Padres signing of Shields finalizes amateur draft order: Cards will have picks 23, 39, 66, 99 and 103 through first 3 rounds. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/STLCards?src=hash">#STLCards</a></p>— Rob Rains (@RobRains) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobRains/status/564919897784713216">February 9, 2015</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- Lot's of young talent at Cubs Training Camp this season. - MLB
- Cincinnati ZiPs. - Fangraphs
- Billy Hamilton's fantasy value is hurt by his low OBP. - Sports Illustrated