Phil Hughes is Already an Ace

CC Sabathia and his 7 year-$161MM contract? Expensive but proving worthwhile after winning a championship in his first year. He clearly could afford the Sizzler after hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy (Shakespearean aside: Really MLB? Does your marketing department suck to the point that you can’t even name your championship trophy something cool? I mean, your … Continue reading

The Devil's Advocate: Jim Joyce

Umpiring is a thankless job. You always hear about how the strike zone was off, or how that fair ball was really a foul, or how that runner actually avoided the tag. Rarely do you hear about “great calls” or a well officiated game. Perhaps players and managers acknowledge umpires after games — I wouldn’t … Continue reading