Vlad Guerrero has lead the league in 13 single season categories in his career, 5 times leading the league in intentional walks.
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David Wells’ listed weight is officially 187 pounds. I think not Mr. Wells
After the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) passed in 1992, drug companies can pay to have their drug sped through the FDA approval process. Since PDUFA passed, the FDA has issued 156% more recalls.
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But there is absolutely nothing to write about today. Pitchers and catchers are reporting but it’s raining here some I’m not in a “turn that into 500 outrageously optimistic words” mood. So it seems like nothing will go up from me today.
The Twins were 20-12 in the Grapefruit League last year, winning the title.
They proceeded to win 63 games during the regular season.
Basically Spring Training results don’t matter.
On this day in 1910, MLB passes a sanction saying that any given owner can own only one franchise.
Peter Angelos owns a franchise, but he’s not doing a good job of it. Read here
The 2011 AL leader for Sac Flies was Adam Jones.
The NL leader was Yuiesky Betancourt.
Combined, the two had 23 more walks all season than sac Flies.
Read something that matters. Like Why Prince should have signed with the Yankees
Atlanta Braves reliever Eric O’Flaherty posted a 0.98 ERA last year in 78 appearances. This is the first time a reliever made at least 70 appearances and posted an ERA under 1.00. Also, O’Flaherty’s (I just used two apostrophes in the same word) ERA+ was 389. That’s just plain dumb. A really good ERA+ is about 100. For some reference Rivera’s best ERA+ season was 318 posted in 2008 and the best for a starter was Pedro’s 1999 at 291.
Also, look at Let Aroldis Chapman Start!!!